Eternal life is the receiving of the living elements in the Scriptures . . . for the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit and they are Life . . . the doing of the will of God. This is what is meant by eating the flesh and drinking the blood of the Son of God. It is the privilege of all to partake of the Bread of heaven by studying the Word, and thus gain spiritual sinew and muscle.
ref: John 6:63
“Labour not for that meat (food) which perisheth, but for that food which endureth unto everlasting Life, which the Son of Man shall give unto you . . . For the Bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven, and giveth Life unto the world . . .”
“And Jesus (Yehushua) said unto them, I Am the Bread of Life: he that cometh to Me (The Word) shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst . . . I Am that Bread of Life !” John 6:35,48
Each one must appropriate the Blessing to his own soul, or he will not be fed. . . . You know you would not be nourished by seeing a well-spread table, and by others eating. We would starve if we did not partake of physical nourishment, and we shall lose our spiritual strength and vitality if we do not feed on spiritual bread . . .
“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with Oil (the Spirit) my cup runneth over . . .” Psalm 23:5
The table has been spread, and Christ invites you to the feast. Shall we stand back, refusing bounties, and declaring, “He does not mean this for me?” We used to sing a hymn that described a feast where a happy house-hold gathered to partake of the bounties of the board at a kind father’s invitation. While the happy children gathered at the table, there stood a hungry beggar child at the threshold. She was invited to come in; but sadly she turned away, exclaiming, “I have no father there.” Will you take this position as Jesus invites you in?
Oh! if you have a Father in the courts above, I entreat you to reveal the fact. He wants to make you a partaker of His rich bounties and blessings. All who come with the confiding love of a little child will find a Father there.
“All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out ! . . . for I Am come that they might have Life, and that they might have it more abundantly !” John 6:37 & 10:10
Come to the Water of Life, and drink. Do not stay away and complain of thirst. The Water of Life is free to all . . . “If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believeth on Me (The Word of God), as the Scripture hath said, Out of his belly (heart) shall flow rivers of Living Water . . . !” John 7:37-38
“And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), I will praise Thee (Halleluyah): though Thou wast angry with me, Thine anger is turned away, and Thou Comfortedst* me. Behold, God is my Salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my Strength and my Song; He also is become my Salvation (Yesh-oo’-aw) ! . . . Therefore with joy shall ye draw Water out of the wells of Salvation !”
Isaiah 12:1-3 & ref: John 14:16-18
Those who eat and digest this Word, making it a part of every action and of every attribute of character, grow strong in the strength of God. It gives immortal vigor to the soul, perfecting the experience, and bringing joys that will abide forever !
“For I will pour Water upon him that is thirsty . . . My Spirit upon all flesh . . . and floods upon the dry ground: and I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed (children), and My Blessing upon thine offspring . . .
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart (deer), and the tongue of the dumb shall sing: for in the wilderness shall Waters break out, and Streams in the desert . . . !”
Isaiah 44:3 & 35:5-6 & Joel 2:28
The Faith I Live By p.22
– with Scripture references added in italics