In The Passion Bible Ephesians 1:7 says "Since we are now joined to Christ, we have been given the treasures of redemption by his blood--the total cancellation of our sins--all because of the cascading riches of his grace." Wow, now that's freedom! The kind of freedom that comes through submission not through power. The kind of freedom that comes through surrender not control, not by what you keep but through your giving away! God is seeking sons not slaves, not motivated by law but by LOVE. He has set us free from our own guilt and our own legalism. We have been forgiven by the only one who could condemn us and totally set us free! OH, the riches of His grace that saturates and immerses us fully!
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.