Let's take an honest look at ourselves and find out why we do what we do. Money decides how we dress to get the "perfect job". If we seek out certain people because of their connections and influence, then money decides who our friends are... If we work extra to maintain a lifestyle, then money is deciding how much time we spend with our family. If we go to church where the main emphasis is on prosperity and focus on me getting my needs met, then money & self are my motives, not what God is saying to the nations. We are living in an age that "the world" is rejecting the teachings of Jesus. Jesus says in Matthew 6:33 "Steep your life in God reality, God initiative, God provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met,"(The Message) meanwhile the world is saying seek first financial security, and then you will have both time & money to give into the kingdom of God...Read what Jesus says in the rest of the passage in Matthew 6:25-32. Here is the truer truth, the deeper thing, THE BIBLE IS WRITTEN FOR MAN TO DISCOVER THE TRUTH IN THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST, NOT SO MAN CAN JUSTIFY HIS BEHAVIOR OR COME UP WITH ANOTHER DOCTRINE TO SATISFY THE LONGING OF THE SOUL. Let's all get real with God... Amen.
In John 6:48-51 it reads in The Passion , "I AM the true Bread of Life. Your ancestors ate manna in the desert and died. But standing here before you is the true Bread that comes out of heaven, and when you eat this Bread you will never die. I alone am this living Bread that has come to you from heaven. Eat this Bread and you will live forever. The living Bread I give is my body, which I will offer as a sacrifice so that all may live." There is a difference between eternal life and living forever. The only reason I would die is if there is a record of sin in my DNA. I do not need to die, none of us do. But we need to undergo transformation by applying the body and blood of Jesus. The body and blood of Jesus carry the record of the DNA of God. We can age and die, or we can take the body and blood of Jesus within ourselves, and live forever!. Jesus says in John 6:58, "I am not like the bread your ancestors ate and later died. I am the living Bread that comes from heaven.