While studying recently, my thoughts were on something Jesus said and what Pilate asked, Jesus said in John 18:37 (NKJ)..."that I might bear witness to the TRUTH. Everyone who is of the TRUTH hears My voice." In verse 38 Pilate asks Jesus "What is TRUTH?" As I went to other translations, I found that Pilate could be translated as asking "Who is TRUTH?" The point for me was that we all, like Pilate, must make a decision! Jesus says "I am the way, the TRUTH and the life." For us as believers, Jesus is the Way we have searched for, the TRUTH we have sought for and the Life we long for! Love is really not what we are looking for, but Who we are looking for!!! This perspective changes us...Jesus is TRUTH...He is LOVE...(1 John 4:8). We are to walk in this TRUTH and this LOVE as disciples of the Lord. (Ephesians 5:2). Jesus imparts to us this ability to walk in LOVE through our spirit, not through our emotions! As we continue to "seek, ask and knock" may we realize that even though LOVE can be deeply emotional, it isn't an emotion, but a spiritual REALITY that is deeply imparted into us!
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.