Drinking His Blood

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Hi D____,

It is good to hear from you. God hides the bright light of His Truth from the natural man simply because the natural man cannot receive that Truth.

1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

So the message behind “eat my flesh and drink my blood” is a hidden message which requires “spiritual discernment.” The false Catholic doctrine of ‘transubstantiation” notwithstanding, we do not literally eat Christ’s flesh, nor do we literally drink His blood.
Paul was always careful never to force- feed those in his charge. Paul was painfully aware of the spiritually immature state of many in his charge:

1Co 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

Christ Himself spoke the parables to the multitudes only as they could receive them.

Mar 4:33 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.

So it is in His mercy and consideration for what we are “able to hear” and what we are “able to bear” that God slowly reveals Himself to us.
With all of this in mind we will consider the fact that Christ did indeed tell his disciples to “eat my flesh and drink my blood.” He didn’t just say drink my blood, but he told us to “eat my flesh.” Both as you point out, are in opposition to the law of Moses.

Joh 6:51  I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

Right there in verse 51 is the answer to what is meant by “eat My flesh and drink My blood.” Christ’s ‘flesh’ is the “bread from heaven.” The Jews had the same question we all ask:

Joh 6:52  The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
Joh 6:53  Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
Joh 6:54  Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
Joh 6:55  For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
Joh 6:56  He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
Joh 6:57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

The answer to our question is right here in this sixth chapter of John. Christ tells his disciples that they must “eat His flesh and drink His blood.” It is also right here in this same chapter that we learn exactly how we are to understand “eat my flesh and drink my blood,” both of which are forbidden in the law of Moses. Here in this same chapter Christ explains what He meant by that statement:

Joh 6:57  As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

How Christ “lived by the Father” is how we “eat His flesh and drink His blood.” If we know how Christ “lived by the Father”, then we will know how we “eat His flesh and drink His blood.”  So how do we eat His flesh and drink His blood?” How do we “Live by me?” How did Christ “live by His father?”
We are not left to guess, but the ability to see and hear is not natural, it is a spiritual ability given only to those with “eyes to see and ears to hear.” Here is how we “eat this bread…” here is how “he that eats Me lives by me.” Here is how Christ lived by His Father:

Mat 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
Mat 4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
Mat 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Christ’s trial at the hands of Satan was by “the leading of the spirit.” Just as are all of our trials. “The tempter” tempts and tries only those to whom he is sent by “the spirit.”

1Sa 16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.
1Ki 22:23 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.
Act 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Act 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
Act 4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

“Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel… were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ” Because “ thy [ God’s] hand and thy counsel determined before [ that this was] to be done.”
That is what “live by every word which proceeds out of the mouth of God” includes. It includes living the good and the evil. Again, it is “the leading of the spirit which leads us “into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.” Our Lord lived by these words, and “His Christ” lives by these words today. That is how Christ “lived by His Father.”

Joh 6:57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

That is what Christ meant by “this [ bread] is my body which is broken for you,” of which He later spoke:

Luk 22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
1Co 11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
1Co 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

So Christ’s ‘body’ is the “bread of life.” And Christ tells us that His Words are the “words of life.”

Joh 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

Eating Christ’s body is the same thing as eating the bread of life. And drinking his blood is one and the same thing. Both are hearing and living by His words. “He that believeth on me shall never thirst.” What we fail to acknowledge is that those words of His include being troubled by an evil spirit “from the Lord” and believing lying spirits sent “from the Lord.” In other words “the words of eternal life” include being “led of the spirit to be tempted of the devil.”

Joh 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
1Jn 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

But why was the meat of the sacrifice allowed to be eaten while the blood was to be “poured out as water?”
The answer is that in the New Testament both Christ’s body and His blood typify the life- giving words of Christ, while in the Old Testament type a very important distinction is made:

Deu 12:23 Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood [ is] the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.
Deu 12:24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water

Why was Israel told not to eat the flesh with the life, the soul, while Christ’s disciples were told to eat both the flesh and blood of Christ? Here is why:

Joh 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Joh 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

Christ alone has “the words of life.” There was no life promised anywhere in the law of Moses. Therefore they were told: “thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.”
But Christ’s words are not His own words. Christ spoke only what His Father commanded Him to speak.

Joh 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
Joh 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

And it is those words which determine whether we are given life:

Joh 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
Joh 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

It is Christ’s words which are judging His elect even now.

1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

Christ lived by His Father’s commandments. “His commandments are life everlasting.” That is why He tells us in His answer to the Adversary’s temptations “Man shall… live by every word which proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Exactly what are the “words which proceed out of the mouth of God?” Exactly what words are we to “live by?” We are not left to guess:

Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Rev 22:7  Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
Joh 12:50  And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

There it is. For all who can receive it, that is how we eat Christ’s flesh and drink His blood. That is the “meat indeed and the drink indeed” of which Christ spoke:

Joh 6:55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

Just “keep the sayings of the prophecy of this book… live by every word which proceeds out of the mouth of God”, and you have “eaten the flesh and drunk the blood of Christ.”
And what happens to most of Christ’s own disciples at this point of learning that they must “live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God?” What happens when they learn that we must “ keep the sayings of the prophecy of this book?” Here is what always happens at this point:

Joh 6:66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

“Live by every word of God… keep the sayings of the prophecy of this book” includes many “hard to be understood” words. When Christ told the Jews that they would have to “eat My flesh and drink My blood,” not having spiritual eyes or ears they had this reaction:

Joh 6:52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

And so it is today. We are still asking ‘How can anyone “live by every every word which proceeds out of the mouth of God?” How can anyone “keep the sayings of the prophecy of this book?” Does “every word” include “every word” of “the sayings of the prophecy of this book?” It is at this point that “many of His disciples go back and walk no more with Him.” It is at this point that many who have, up to this point received the Word of God, simply are not able to go any farther. So this is where they stop. They can receive the doctrine of “Christ and Him crucified.” They can receive the doctrine of “filling up in my body that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ” as long as you don’t mean that “every word which proceedeth out of the moth of God” must be “fulfilled” within every man who would be “the temple of God.”

Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

But if indeed “all things are of God,” and if indeed Christ is the Father’s Word by whom He does all of His Work, then “all things” and “every word” are one and the same.
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God” are “words which have proceeded out of the mouth of God.” Are they not? Yes, of course they are! But so are these words:

1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

All of a sudden we just naturally think that ‘destruction’ is a word which is ‘lived’ only by that other bad person. The Christian who is still struggling with his natural mind thinks that only verse 16 is to be ‘lived’ by him.

1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

‘Yes,’ says the mind of the natural man, ‘I am God’s temple. God dwells in me. I would never defile God’s temple. That is what that poor, carnal, publican would do.’
It is right there that we have decided that we will not drink of His cup. It is at that moment that we have said in our hearts that these words are not for us:

Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Rev 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

Somehow the natural man cannot accept that destruction is his fate. He simply has not been given eyes to see that it is through losing his life that he finds life.

Mat 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

So he cannot see the truth of the fact that these words are speaking, not of someone else, but of himself:

1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

The natural man cannot see that when Christ says…:

Mat 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

… that He is not excluding His disciples from being participants of the preceding verses of words which have “proceeded out of the mouth of God:”

Mat 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Mat 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
Mat 13:15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Who among us has not lived these words?:

Mat 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

Who among us has not fulfilled this verse of prophecy which has proceeded out of the mouth of God?:

Mat 13:14  And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

Who among us has not lived the majority of his life in the condition of this verse?:

Mat 13:15  For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

We are even told that Christ’s own disciples did not understand His parables:

Mar 9:32  But they [ His own disciples] understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him.

And what was it that has given us the eyes to see and the ears to hear?

Joh 9:39  And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
Joh 9:40  And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
Joh 9:41  Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

“That they which see not might see” means that we must acknowledge our blindness before we will be “given eyes to see.” Otherwise Christ has also come “that they which see might be made blind.”  If we acknowledge that we are, of ourselves and of our own doctrines blind, then we have no sin, but so long as we say We see; our sins and our blindness remains. So long as we refuse to “drink of this cup” we are yet to certainly drink of it:

Jer 25:27  Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.
Jer 25:28  And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.

Do we think that Christ Himself did not drink of this cup? Christ’s sweat did not become “great drops of blood” for no reason:

Luk 22:44  And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

And we will all “drink of this cup:”

Mat 20:22  But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
Mat 20:23  And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but [ it shall be given to them] for whom it is prepared of my Father.

Am I implying that Christ was drunken? No, I imply no such thing, any more than Paul implied that Christ had done anything worthy of death when Paul applied this verse to our Savior:

Deu 21:22  And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree:
Deu 21:23  His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

Under the inspiration of God’s holy spirit, the apostle Paul applies that verse to our Savior:

Gal 3:13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

And so it is with “every word which proceeds out of the mouth of God.” It is through us and through His connection with our flesh that He “lives by every  word of God.” In like manner, it is only through Him in us that we can also “live by every word which proceeds out of the mouth of God and keep the sayings of the prophecy of this book,”  a book of parables:

Mat 13:35  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secre t from the foundation of the world.

That is how God’s Word is hidden from the world to this day. It is all a parable. Look at the immediately preceding verse in Mat 13:

Mat 13:34  All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

Christ said that the day would come when He would no longer speak to us in parables but he would show us plainly the Father:

Joh 16:25  These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs [ parables]: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.

While the whole world is waiting for this to happen, it has happened already for those who know how “the holy spirit teaches comparing spiritual with spiritual:”

1Co 2:13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1Co 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

What all of this is telling us is that God is not speaking to us in words which just anyone can understand. Christ’s flesh is not His literal flesh, it is His words. His blood is not His literal blood, it too, is His words. God’s word, contrary to everything taught in Babylon, is not even intended to be “so simple that even a child can understand it.” But…

1Co 2:7  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery [ Greek – musterion – mysterious], even the hidden [ Greek – apokrupto – secret] wisdom , which God ordained before the world unto our glory.

“We speak [ to this very day] the hidden wisdom of God in a mystery [ musterion], because the New Testament, just like the Old Testament, is written in signs and symbols. A ‘temple’ is not a literal temple; it is those in whom God dwells. A ‘sheep’ is not a literal sheep; it is a follower of Christ. A ‘woman’ is not a literal woman, but a church or a church system. ‘Taking up our cross’ is not a literal cross. So it is with every word of God. Fish are not fish, dead people are not physically dead, sleep is not sleep, a lion is not a lion, a mountain is not a mountain, earthquakes are not literal earthquakes, a rock is not a rock, etc. etc. So it is with every word of God’s word, and so it is with Christ’s flesh and His blood:

Joh 6:51  I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

Eating human flesh was as much a sin as drinking the blood. The only animals to be eaten are to “split the hoof and chew the cud.” The ‘split hoof” telling us that we must have at least two witnesses to establish spiritual truth, and the “chewing of the cud” telling us that we are to meditate on God’s Word day and night. Humans were never intended to be eaten. The very fact that the mother harlot has a doctrine called the doctrine of transubstantiation, in which it is taught that the bread becomes the literal flesh of Christ and the wine becomes the literal blood of Christ, is a testimony to the total spiritual blindness of orthodox Christianity.
What then is the ‘flesh’ of Christ? What is the blood of Christ? What, also is the cup of Christ? Is it the same cup of which we must partake? Once you know what all these symbols are, you will know why the Old Testament tells you not to do what the New Testament tells you you have done. But you will understand none of God’s Word until you come to see the truth of these words:

Mat 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

As long as you believe that since God has told us not to take His name in vain, not to worship idols, not to dishonor our parents, not to lie, not to commit adultery, not steal and not covet, that therefore you are not to be found guilty of those offenses, then “your sin remaineth” (Joh 9:39-41). Those words have proceeded out of the mouth of God and you are guilty of and have fulfilled every one of them.
Christ alone never literally did anything “worthy of death”. We, on the other hand can never do anything worthy of anything but death. Consequently “all things [ good and evil] are of God.”  Our flesh is used “of God” to make Christ “worthy of death.” That is why He took on Himself “the form of a servant… in the likeness of sinful flesh.” We, in turn, take Christ into our hearts and He in us “makes us the righteousness of God in Him… that no flesh might glory in His presence.” And when God’s Word says ‘no flesh’ it means not even the flesh of Christ:

2Co 5:16  Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more [ after the flesh].

Christ is “now henceforth… no more flesh. God will not have flesh receiving credit for anything. Just as Satan was given flesh to eat, so those in Christ are given Satan and the flesh to eat:

Psa 74:14  Thou brakest the heads of leviathan [ a type of Satan] in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

It is in our trials against the adversary that we are made strong. That is what Joshua was telling Israel when they refused to take the land:

Num 14:8  If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
Num 14:9  Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.

And that is how God works. God uses darkness to call out light. He uses opposition to bring forth strength, and He uses oppositions of the flesh to build up the spirit.

1Co 1:26  For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
1Co 1:27  But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
1Co 1:28  And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
1Co 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
1Co 1:30  But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 1Co 1:31  That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
1Co 15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

So all of the doctrines of the orthodox Christian church notwithstanding, neither we, nor Christ are raised flesh and blood:

2Co 5:16  Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more [ after the flesh].

When we agree to “eat Christ’s flesh and drink His blood” we are assenting to “the destruction of the flesh that the spirit might be saved…”

1Co 5:5  To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

The flesh was never designed to be saved. These “vessels of clay” were created to be destroyed and through that loss and destruction to find life:

Jer 18:4  And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel [ not made of clay], as seemed good to the potter to make it.

And what “seems good to the Potter” as the substance of this new vessel?

1Co 15:44  It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
1Co 15:45  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
Joh 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water [ flesh] and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Joh 3:6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

I hope this has helped you to see that Christ’s ‘flesh’ is the ‘bread of life:’

Joh 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

“… This bread… is my flesh…” So Christ’s flesh and the bread are both types of His word, which we are told in Joh 6:63, ” are spirit and are life.”

Joh 6:63  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

The words that Christ speaks to us are the works of the Father:

Joh 14:10  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

Christ is, of course, God’s Word.

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

God’s Word is Truth:

Joh 17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

And Christ is the Truth:

Joh 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

So according to Christ, the only way to the Father is to “eat My flesh and drink My blood.”
And since we are also told that the wine is “My blood in the New Testament,” we must conclude that the flesh and the blood and the bread and the wine are all one and the same, His Words, the words of life, the very words which reveal to us the Father, ” every word which proceeds out of the mouth of God.”
Christ even told the people that if they would eat the bread they would never hunger:

Joh 6:33  For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
Joh 6:34  Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
Joh 6:35  And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

Joh 17:3  And this is life eterna l, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

The blood of the sacrifices was “poured out by the altar as water” to signify that Israel, under the law of Moses, was not yet able  to “drink my blood… this cup” which in type is the way of life. It is all a matter of “living by every word of God… keeping the sayings of the prophecy of this book,” the good and the evil. When we say those words are not for us we, too, are pouring out the blood at the side of the ‘altar,’ the cross. We must “live by every word of God.”
Mike

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