In Ephesians 5:19-20 (Mirror Bible) Paul is teaching us, especially when we aren't overflowing with blessing and abundance, to get our praise on and worship with power! Verse 19 says to "Speak psalms to one another; burst out in spontaneous celebration songs and spirit inspired resonance. In your heart do not let the music stop; continue to touch the Lord with whispers of worship." verse 20 goes on with this theme, saying "Because you are identified in the name of Jesus Christ, you can afford to always overflow in gratitude to the Father, in spite of everything that happens to you. You are not under circumstances but above circumstances because you are in Him!" We are not grateful FOR everything, but in spite of everything! Even in darkest of times, we must understand this huge power of worship to give our lives meaning and purpose. Worshipping Yehweh even while in despair is a way to defy the adversary and to shout our declaration of value of the good-the best-in life: the LORD! There is no more worthy purpose to praise: no more worthy time for it than NOW!
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.