Ephesians 1:4 in The Passion Translation states ..."And He chose us to be His very own, joining us to Himself even before He laid the foundation of the universe! Because of His great love, He ordained us, so we would be seen as holy in His eyes with an unstained innocence." God found us in Christ before He lost us in Adam! When you know who you are by having an intimate love relationship with God, you have nothing to fear! Our part is to discover who we really are... which are sons and walking in the freedom of that glory! If our thinking does not line up with His, we need to have our thinking renewed. He doesn't want us to learn to love...He wants us to become love! As mature sons we will have an internal desire to become sons who are just like our loving Dad! 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.