- So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. Jesus was saying that unless you follow him religiously and forego all earthly things, you will lose your life; JOHN 6: 53-56.
Simplistic minds take this to mean the eating of Holy Communion. To eat of the flesh of Jesus and drink his blood means you have to be like him in the flesh and in the spirit. Often you hear people say that Jesus was special and we cannot be like him. His demand is clear; special or not special you are to respond to every situation like Jesus would do in the body and in the spirit; there is no other easy way. You are to have the physical and spiritual Christ characters of Jesus.
To be like Jesus, you always ask yourself: “In what ways am I like Jesus? What is my Christ decision in this situation?” Often, you rather want to feel distant from Jesus by considering him special and in a height you cannot be. Contrary he wants you to be fully like him in his flesh and spiritual character. And Scripture says that you are joint heirs with him. Romans 8:17.
- Let this mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus; who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with GOD. Philippians 2:5-6.
This is the Christian goal and it demands of you to have the Christ mind that will make you realize and live as god without a sense of guilt or fear. This is in harmony with Jesus’s teaching that you are god John 10:34; because we are all created in the spiritual image and in the form of God Genesis. 1:26-27.
For God so loved the world that he gave his begotten son not to be slaughtered in sacrifice to Him but to show you the way to your salvation.