John Lesson 10 Day 3 ~ John 6:43-51
5- All scripture points to Jesus, the Son of God—the Savior of the world.
Then beginning with Moses and [throughout] all the [writings of the] prophets, He explained and interpreted for them the things referring to Himself [found] in all the Scriptures. (AMP)
You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me! Yet you refuse to come to me to receive this life.
If you really believed Moses, you would believe me, because he wrote about me. (NLT)
The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. (NLT)
6- John 6:46
No one has seen the Father except the One who has his Being alongside the Father—and you can see me.
An interesting verse since, according to scripture, others saw the Father. In Exodus 24:10, seventy-four saw (AMP inserts the phrase [a manifestation of]) the God of Israel.
It’s confusing to me since Jesus Christ in the flesh was also a manifestation of the Son of God. He was disguised in human flesh.
If John wrote this often-quoted verse after his stay on the Isle of Patmos, then he had already seen Jesus in His glorified state. He not only saw Him at the transfiguration but also while he was caught up into heaven. In the Revelation study, we also compared the manifestations of God seen by Daniel, Isaiah, and Ezekiel.
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
Jesus is the only way to the Father.
If we know Jesus, we also know the Father. He and the Father are One.
The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. Hebrews 1:3 NLT
Jesus and the Father are One [in essence and nature]. John 10:30 AMP
The disciples did know Jesus, and they, of course, had seen Him. However, they didn’t realize that seeing Jesus was seeing God. They were expecting something more.
Many times we miss seeing God at work in our lives and circumstances because we are looking for something stupendous. Although it is true that God is totally awesome, He doesn’t usually choose to manifest Himself that way.
God spoke to Elijah not in the wind or earthquake or fire, but in a still, small voice (1 Kings 19:11-13). Andrew Wommack
Jesus prayed that we would join Him in His Oneness with the Father.
The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind—
Just as you, Father, are in me and I in you,
So they might be one heart and mind with us.
Then the world might believe that you, in fact, sent me.
The same glory you gave me, I gave them,
So they’ll be as unified and together as we are—
I in them and you in me.
Then they’ll be mature in this oneness,
And give the godless world evidence
That you’ve sent me and loved them
In the same way you’ve loved me. John 17:20-23 MSG
Amen, so be it!
7- a. Physical death and spiritual death—John 6:49-50
“Your ancestors ate manna in the wilderness, but they all died.” (vs. 49 NLT)
Manna kept their bodies alive in the short-term. It only nourished them physically.
“Anyone who eats the bread from heaven, however, will never die.” (vs. 50 NLT)
Jesus said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and this bread, which I will offer so the world may live, is my flesh.” (vs. 51 NLT)
b. John 6:44
No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him [giving him the desire to come to Me]; and I will raise him up [from the dead] on the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they will all be taught of God.’ Everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father, comes to Me.
It’s not part of this question, but I’m marking verse 44 as a good way to pray for a lost person—”Father, draw him and give him a desire to come to you so that he, too, will be among those You raise up.”
No one seeks after God on their own (Romans 3:11). Anyone who desires God and His benefits in their life is doing so under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, if the Holy Spirit stops wooing a person, they cannot be saved. Andrew Wommack
Anyone who eats the bread from heaven, however, will never die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and this bread, which I will offer so the world may live, is my flesh. (NLT) (emphasis added)
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.
Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
I’m thankful Christ promises believers eternal life. It also encourages me to diligently pray for and reach out to the lost.
MY answers — not THE answers — to BSF study questions on John Lesson 10 Day 3 John 6:43-51