The Crisis in Galilee (part 4)

To eat the flesh and drink the blood of Christ is to receive Him as a personal Saviour, believing that He forgives our sins, and that we are complete in Him. It is by beholding His love, by dwelling upon it, by drinking it in, that we are to become partakers of His nature. What food is to the body, Christ must be to the soul. Food cannot benefit us unless we eat it, unless it becomes a part of our being. So Christ is of no value to us if we do not know Him as a personal Saviour. A theoretical knowledge will do us no good. We must feed upon Him, receive Him into the heart, so that His life becomes our life. His love, His grace, must be assimilated.

But even these figures fail to present the privilege of the believer’s relation to Christ. Jesus said, “As the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me.” As the Son of God lived by faith in the Father, so are we to live by faith in Christ. So fully was Jesus surrendered to the will of God that the Father alone appeared in His life. Although tempted in all points like as we are, He stood before the world untainted by the evil that surrounded Him. Thus we also are to overcome as Christ overcame.

Are you a follower of Christ? Then all that is written concerning the spiritual life is written for you, and may be attained through uniting yourself to Jesus. Is your zeal languishing? has your first love grown cold? Accept again of the proffered love of Christ. Eat of His flesh, drink of His blood, and you will become one with the Father and with the Son.

The unbelieving Jews refused to see any except the most literal meaning in the Saviour’s words. By the ritual law they were forbidden to taste blood, and they now construed Christ’s language into a sacrilegious speech, and disputed over it among themselves. Many even of the disciples said, “This is an hard saying; who can hear it?”

The Saviour answered them: “Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where He was before? 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 life of Christ that gives life to the world is in His word. It was by His word that Jesus healed disease and cast out demons; by His word He stilled the sea, and raised the dead; and the people bore witness that His word was with power. He spoke the word of God, as He had spoken through all the prophets and teachers of the Old Testament. The whole Bible is a manifestation of Christ, and the Saviour desired to fix the faith of His followers on the word. When His visible presence should be withdrawn, the word must be their source of power. Like their Master, they were to live “by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4.

As our physical life is sustained by food, so our spiritual life is sustained by the word of God. And every soul is to receive life from God’s word for himself. As we must eat for ourselves in order to receive nourishment, so we must receive the word for ourselves. We are not to obtain it merely through the medium of another’s mind. We should carefully study the Bible, asking God for the aid of the Holy Spirit, that we may understand His word. We should take one verse, and concentrate the mind on the task of ascertaining the thought which God has put in that verse for us. We should dwell upon the thought until it becomes our own, and we know “what saith the Lord.”

In His promises and warnings, Jesus means me. God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, that I by believing in Him, might not perish, but have everlasting life. The experiences related in God’s word are to be my experiences. Prayer and promise, precept and warning, are mine. “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20. As faith thus receives and assimilates the principles of truth, they become a part of the being and the motive power of the life. The word of God, received into the soul, molds the thoughts, and enters into the development of character. (continues)

Barriers Broken Down (part 1)
Tradition (part 2)
Tradition (part 1)
The Crisis in Galilee (part 6)
The Crisis in Galilee (part 5)
The Crisis in Galilee (part 4)
The Crisis in Galilee (part 3)
The Crisis in Galilee (part 2)
The Crisis in Galilee (part 1)
A Night on the Lake (part 3)
A Night on the Lake (part 2)
A Night on the Lake (part 1)
“Give Ye Them to Eat” (part 4)
“Give Ye Them to Eat” (part 3)
“Give Ye Them to Eat” (part 2)
“Give Ye Them to Eat” (part 1)
Come Rest Awhile (part 3)
Come Rest Awhile (part 2)
Come Rest Awhile (part 1)
The First Evangelists (part 5)
The First Evangelists (part 4)
The First Evangelists (part 3)
The First Evangelists (part 2)
The First Evangelists (part 1)
The Touch of Faith (part 2)
The Touch of Faith (part 1)
“Peace, Be Still” (part 4)
“Peace, Be Still” (part 3)
“Peace, Be Still” (part 2)
“Peace, Be Still” (part 1)
The Invitation (part 2)
The Invitation (part 1)
Who Are My Brethren? (part 4)
Who Are My Brethren? (part 3)
Who Are My Brethren? (part 2)
Who Are My Brethren? (part 1)
The Centurion (part 3)
The Centurion (part 2)
The Centurion (part 1)
The Sermon on the Mount (part 8)
The Sermon on the Mount (part 7)
The Sermon on the Mount (part 6)
The Sermon on the Mount (part 5)
The Sermon on the Mount (part 4)
The Sermon on the Mount (part 3)
The Sermon on the Mount (part 2)
The Sermon on the Mount (part 1)
“He Ordained Twelve” (part 4)
“He Ordained Twelve” (part 3)
“He Ordained Twelve” (part 2)
“He Ordained Twelve” (part 1)
The Sabbath (part 4)
The Sabbath (part 3)
The Sabbath (part 2)
The Sabbath (part 1)
Levi-Matthew (part 5)
Levi-Matthew (part 4)
Levi-Matthew (part 3)
Levi-Matthew (part 2)
Levi-Matthew (part 1)
“Thou Canst Make Me Clean” (part 5)
“Thou Canst Make Me Clean” (part 4)
“Thou Canst Make Me Clean” (part 3)
“Thou Canst Make Me Clean” (part 2)
“Thou Canst Make Me Clean” (part 1)
At Capernaum (part 5)
At Capernaum (part 4)
At Capernaum (part 3)
At Capernaum (part 2)
At Capernaum (part 1)
The Call by the Sea (part 3)
The Call by the Sea (part 2)
The Call by the Sea (part 1)
“Is Not This the Carpenter's Son?” (part 4)
“Is Not This the Carpenter's Son?” (part 3)
“Is Not This the Carpenter's Son?” (part 2)
“Is Not This the Carpenter's Son?” (part 1)
“The Kingdom of God Is at Hand” (part 2)
“The Kingdom of God Is at Hand” (part 1)
Imprisonment and Death of John (part 6)
Imprisonment and Death of John (part 5)
Imprisonment and Death of John (part 4)
Imprisonment and Death of John (part 3)
Imprisonment and Death of John (part 2)
Imprisonment and Death of John (part 1)
Bethesda and the Sanhedrin (part 7)
Bethesda and the Sanhedrin (part 6)
Bethesda and the Sanhedrin (part 5)
Bethesda and the Sanhedrin (part 4)
Bethesda and the Sanhedrin (part 3)
Bethesda and the Sanhedrin (part 2)
Bethesda and the Sanhedrin (part 1)
“Except Ye See Signs and Wonders” (part 2)
“Except Ye See Signs and Wonders” (part 1)
At Jacob's Well (part 7)
At Jacob's Well (part 6)
At Jacob's Well (part 5)
At Jacob's Well (part 4)
At Jacob's Well (part 3)
At Jacob's Well (part 2)
At Jacob's Well (part 1)
“He Must Increase” (part 2)
“He Must Increase” (part 1)
Nicodemus (part 5)
Nicodemus (part 4)
Nicodemus (part 3)
Nicodemus (part 2)
Nicodemus (part 1)
In His Temple (part 5)
In His Temple (part 4)
In His Temple (part 3)
In His Temple (part 2)
In His Temple (part 1)
At the Marriage Feast (part 6)
At the Marriage Feast (part 5)
At the Marriage Feast (part 4)
At the Marriage Feast (part 3)
At the Marriage Feast (part 2)
At the Marriage Feast (part 1)
“We Have Found the Messias” (part 5)
“We Have Found the Messias” (part 4)
“We Have Found the Messias” (part 3)
“We Have Found the Messias” (part 2)
“We Have Found the Messias” (part 1)
The Victory (part 3)
The Victory (part 2)
The Victory (part 1)
The Temptation (part 5)
The Temptation (part 4)
The Temptation (part 3)
The Temptation (part 2)
The Temptation (part 1)
"The Baptism" (part 2)
"The Baptism" (part 1)
"The Voice in the Wilderness" (part 6)
"The Voice in the Wilderness" (part 5)
"The Voice in the Wilderness" (part 4)
"The Voice in the Wilderness" (part 3)
"The Voice in the Wilderness" (part 2)
"The Voice in the Wilderness" (part 1)
"Days of Conflict" (part 4)
"Days of Conflict" (part 3)
"Days of Conflict" (part 2)
"Days of Conflict" (part 1)
"The Passover Visit" (part 4)
"The Passover Visit" (part 3)
"The Passover Visit" (part 2)
"The Passover Visit" (part 1)
"As a Child" (part 3)
"As a Child" (part 2)
"As a Child" (part 1)
"We Have Seen His Star" (part 3)
"We Have Seen His Star" (part 2)
"We Have Seen His Star" (part 1)
"The Dedication" (part 3)
"The Dedication" (part 2)
"The Dedication" (part 1)
"Unto You a Saviour" (part 2)
"Unto You a Saviour" (part 1)
"The Fullness of the Time" (part 3)
"The Fullness of the Time" (part 2)
"The Fullness of the Time" (part 1)
"The Chosen People" (part 2)
"The Chosen People" (part 1)
"God With Us" (part 4)
"God With Us" (part 3)
"God With Us" (part 2)
"God With Us" (part 1)
“To My Father, and Your Father” (part 3)
“To My Father, and Your Father” (part 2)
“To My Father, and Your Father” (part 1)
Go Teach All Nations (part 8)
Go Teach All Nations (part 7)
Go Teach All Nations (part 6)
Go Teach All Nations (part 5)
Go Teach All Nations (part 4)
Go Teach All Nations (part 3)
Go Teach All Nations (part 2)
Go Teach All Nations (part 1)
By the Sea Once More (part 4)
By the Sea Once More (part 3)
By the Sea Once More (part 2)
By the Sea Once More (part 1)
“Peace Be Unto You” (part 3)
“Peace Be Unto You” (part 2)
“Peace Be Unto You” (part 1)
The Walk to Emmaus (part 3)
The Walk to Emmaus (part 2)
The Walk to Emmaus (part 1)
“Why Weepest Thou?” (part 3)
“Why Weepest Thou?” (part 2)
“Why Weepest Thou?” (part 1)
“The Lord Is Risen” (part 4)
“The Lord Is Risen” (part 3)
“The Lord Is Risen” (part 2)
“The Lord Is Risen” (part 1)
In Joseph's Tomb (part 6)
In Joseph's Tomb (part 5)
In Joseph's Tomb (part 4)
In Joseph's Tomb (part 3)
In Joseph's Tomb (part 2)
In Joseph's Tomb (part 1)
“It is Finished” (part 4)
“It is Finished” (part 3)
“It is Finished” (part 2)
“It is Finished” (part 1)
Calvary (part 8)
Calvary (part 7)
Calvary (part 6)
Calvary (part 5)
Calvary (part 4)
Calvary (part 3)
Calvary (part 2)
Calvary (part 1)
In Pilate's Judgment Hall (part 9)
In Pilate's Judgment Hall (part 8)
In Pilate's Judgment Hall (part 7)
In Pilate's Judgment Hall (part 6)
In Pilate's Judgment Hall (part 5)
In Pilate's Judgment Hall (part 4)
In Pilate's Judgment Hall (part 3)
In Pilate's Judgment Hall (part 2)
In Pilate's Judgment Hall (part 1)
Judas (part 4)
Judas (part 3)
Judas (part 2)
Judas (part 1)
Before Annas and the Court of Caiaphas (part 8)
Before Annas and the Court of Caiaphas (part 7)
Before Annas and the Court of Caiaphas (part 6)
Before Annas and the Court of Caiaphas (part 5)
Before Annas and the Court of Caiaphas (part 4)
Before Annas and the Court of Caiaphas (part 3)
Before Annas and the Court of Caiaphas (part 2)
Before Annas and the Court of Caiaphas (part 1)
Gethsemane (part 5)
Gethsemane (part 4)
Gethsemane (part 3)
Gethsemane (part 2)
Gethsemane (part 1)
“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” (part 9)
“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” (part 8)
“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” (part 7)
“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” (part 6)
“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” (part 5)
“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” (part 4)
“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” (part 3)
“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” (part 2)
“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” (part 1)
“In Remembrance of Me” (part 4)
“In Remembrance of Me” (part 3)
“In Remembrance of Me” (part 2)
“In Remembrance of Me” (part 1)
A Servant of Servants (part 5)
A Servant of Servants (part 4)
A Servant of Servants (part 3)
A Servant of Servants (part 2)
A Servant of Servants (part 1)
“The Least of These My Brethren” (part 3)
“The Least of These My Brethren” (part 2)
“The Least of These My Brethren” (part 1)
On the Mount of Olives (part 5)
On the Mount of Olives (part 4)
On the Mount of Olives (part 3)
On the Mount of Olives (part 2)
On the Mount of Olives (part 1)
In the Outer Court (part 3)
In the Outer Court (part 2)
In the Outer Court (part 1)
Woes on the Pharisees (part 6)
Woes on the Pharisees (part 5)
Woes on the Pharisees (part 4)
Woes on the Pharisees (part 3)
Woes on the Pharisees (part 2)
Woes on the Pharisees (part 1)
Controversy (part 4)
Controversy (part 3)
Controversy (part 2)
Controversy (part 1)
The Temple Cleansed Again (part 6)
The Temple Cleansed Again (part 5)
The Temple Cleansed Again (part 4)
The Temple Cleansed Again (part 3)
The Temple Cleansed Again (part 2)
The Temple Cleansed Again (part 1)
A Doomed People (part 3)
A Doomed People (part 2)
A Doomed People (part 1)
“Thy King Cometh” (part 5)
“Thy King Cometh” (part 4)
“Thy King Cometh” (part 3)
“Thy King Cometh” (part 2)
“Thy King Cometh” (part 1)
The Feast at Simon's House (part 6)
The Feast at Simon's House (part 5)
The Feast at Simon's House (part 4)
The Feast at Simon's House (part 3)
The Feast at Simon's House (part 2)
The Feast at Simon's House (part 1)
Zacchaeus (part 2)
Zacchaeus (part 1)
The Law of the New Kingdom (part 2)
The Law of the New Kingdom (part 1)
Priestly Plottings (part 3)
Priestly Plottings (part 2)
Priestly Plottings (part 1)
“Lazarus, Come Forth” (part 6)
“Lazarus, Come Forth” (part 5)
“Lazarus, Come Forth” (part 4)
“Lazarus, Come Forth” (part 3)
“Lazarus, Come Forth” (part 2)
“Lazarus, Come Forth” (part 1)
“One Thing Thou Lackest” (part 2)
“One Thing Thou Lackest” (part 1)
Blessing the Children (part 3)
Blessing the Children (part 2)
Blessing the Children (part 1)
Not With Outward Show (part 2)
Not With Outward Show (part 1)
The Good Samaritan (part 3)
The Good Samaritan (part 2)
The Good Samaritan (part 1)
The Last Journey From Galilee (part 5)
The Last Journey From Galilee (part 4)
The Last Journey From Galilee (part 3)
The Last Journey From Galilee (part 2)
The Last Journey From Galilee (part 1)
The Divine Shepherd (part 3)
The Divine Shepherd (part 2)
The Divine Shepherd (part 1)
“The Light of Life” (part 6)
“The Light of Life” (part 5)
“The Light of Life” (part 4)
“The Light of Life” (part 3)
“The Light of Life” (part 2)
“The Light of Life” (part 1)
Among Snares (part 4)
Among Snares (part 3)
Among Snares (part 2)
Among Snares (part 1)
At the Feast of Tabernacles (part 4)
At the Feast of Tabernacles (part 3)
At the Feast of Tabernacles (part 2)
At the Feast of Tabernacles (part 1)
Who Is the Greatest? (part 7)
Who Is the Greatest? (part 6)
Who Is the Greatest? (part 5)
Who Is the Greatest? (part 4)
Who Is the Greatest? (part 3)
Who Is the Greatest? (part 2)
Who Is the Greatest? (part 1)
Ministry (part 2)
Ministry (part 1)
He Was Transfigured (part 2)
He Was Transfigured (part 1)
The Foreshadowing of the Cross (part 5)

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