"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you." Matthew 5:44(NKJ) What a concept!!! Blessing is God's way of turning something from one way into another way. God is the God of the turn and the return. Thinking blessing is just the beginning. Speaking blessing releases the blessing! When we voice blessing it releases God's power to work in a person and situation. How wonderful it is when the words we release are the words that breathe out the life of God. "Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit-you choose." Proverbs 18:21(Msg) The tongue may be accused of being the culprit, but the reality of this is an unrenewed mind or heart that supplies the tongue it's content. I believe that one of the reasons we don't see God's fullness in our lives is we haven't learned to bless what God has blessed. "In a word, what I'm saying is, GROW UP. You're kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you." Matthew 5:48 (Msg)
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.