Tuesday, June 20, 2017

a challenge from a "born again"


To heterosexual liberals, libertarians and atheists. It is predictable that you who read this may be so offended by the first question that you will flee from the rest of the post. I think some will have fled already. Be brave, read on. (Also to Christians challenged by the events of our day, who may as I do often want to flee to another world.)

A challenge to heterosexual liberals, libertarians and atheists:

Will you love the lesbian that recruits your daughter to the LGBTQ ranks? Or the “gay” man who sodomizes your 10 year old son?

Will you love the HETEROSEXUAL pervert who gets into your 10 year olds underwear? Will YOU love them?

We christians will love them, if WE are true to our God. But we will hate what they did to our children. This ought to make complete sense to anyone.

We do know how much hated christians are for trying to recruit the children of liberals and atheists. That used to be called child evangelism and is I fear very rare now as people keep evangelists away from their children. That is their right. REPEAT:  That is their right. Christians and Christ are so hated by some parents that they raise their children into young adults who hate us and Christ simply for naming Him as the God who IS!

We preach today at our own risk believing God’s way to lead to everlasting life.

I don't hate you Christ deniers. But I don't want to believe what you believe or live as that would require. THAT is what Hitler wanted of his white German/Aryan race, that they should believe and THINK and live as He did. When those Germans started to follow him as a god the Holocaust was the result of their worship (which lifted him to power). True christians don't want you to think and live as they do, they simply and only pray you will think and live as Jesus did.

The Christ denier will eventually discover that he/she hates Christ and Christians, all the while committing hypocrisy. They Christ followers to love them AND APPROVE the sin(s) they commit. Those sins are destroying their souls and bodies! It is hypocrisy because they approve for themselves what they condemn in us. !!! 

As a Christian I love you, but not as you would have me love you. I love you as God does. He loved you enough to send Jesus to save you, to lift you out from the universal condemnation of all mankind, for ALL HAVE sinned. He loves you enough to send you preachers to announce to you His Mercy and Grace. But you insist on JUSTICE. God’s justice is very severe. But it is JUST and correct in a way the justice you seek is not. I fear the Christ denier wants justice with vengeance, and that is something no man may rightly have. We are not ourselves just (righteous) enough to execute vengeance. We are to partial to our own desires and our own friends. We exclude many from the mercy we could give because of things we are also guilty of! Read Romans Ch. 2 if you dare. That's a dare for believers too !!!

As hard as men and women try, the justice of human courts is imperfect. God’s justice is FLAWLESS. All have sinned and the payment for sin is that all die. And after that another final judgment may ensue.

God told the Jews:
“… I have hewed them by the prophets (preachers); I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth. For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me. (Hosea 6:5-7 KJV)
Jesus God the Son, told them too: 
And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, “They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Matthew 9:11-13 KJV)
And on another occasion:
At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. But he said unto them, “Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.” (Matthew 12:1-8 KJV)

Jesus craves that men and women learn MERCY, but they crave sacrifice (the fines the law requires sinners pay). "MAKE HIM PAY for that," they cry. And still we want Justice??? If we do someone will surely cry about us, "MAKE THEM PAY." We need to hear again this God’s word, which my Bible subtitles: What Does the Lord Require?

“Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:6-8 KJV)

We are to DO justly. If we all did, there would be no craving among us for vengeance. Or are not our cries for justice really for vengeance? We are to LOVE mercy, and if we did and we were merciful, we would receive it from each other AND FROM God !!! If we DO justly and LOVE mercy then we WILL BE ABLE to walk humbly before our God !!!!

"Vengeance is MINE,"  saith the Lord. "I WILL repay."


Thursday, May 25, 2017

a rock so big

a rock so big
an answer to the atheist’s challenge

Can God make a rock so big that He cannot move it? Yes. He has made millions upon millions of them; they are the hearts of men and women. Because God made them and gave them each free will, men and women are free to move or not to move. They are free to move or not to move, and they are free to BE moved or not to BE moved. They are as living stones (rocks) who can move them selves, but who often do not move even when God would show them how to move. They are free to ignore and or deny God who would move and help them to move. When a human being says “No” to God his or her heart is then the rock/stone so big that even God cannot move it. Why can’t He move it? I believe it has much to do with His “golden rule,” that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us. If we want God to leave our hearts unmoved He will leave them unmoved. He is not a tyrant. He is holy and will tell us what sin is. He is loving and gracious and will forgive us our sins. But when a man or woman wants to ignore or deny Him He does not coerce them to do otherwise.

We make our own decisions. God intends that we do. God is not a taskmaster. Free will is necessary that we be able to move or not to move into relationship with God and into relationship with others, significant or insignificant. To initiate or to decline to initiate, to respond or not to responded, to obey or disobey, to know or to ignore, God gives us our will that we may be sovereign like He is, though not God as He is. Our sovereignty is limited. Our ability is limited. Our knowledge is limited. Yet we are made by God in the image and likeness of God!

Life is good. The creation gives evidence of the Creators goodness. Yet evil is present. Yet even if we suffer evil, we want to live. Suicide is still rare; populations are still increasing. We may or may not move our heart into relationship with God our Maker, but the goodness of what God has made is not overcome altogether by evil. I believe if it were, we would all spin so far out of control morally that we would destroy ourselves totally. Our hope, our expectations for good things in our tomorrows, even if those good things are terribly stained with greed and violence, our hope motivates us to live. If the weakest, sickest and oldest of us want to live, how much more do the young, strong and healthy?

This writer believes in the Creator God. The visible universe is AWESOME. That we die seems an inexplicable event in the light of the beauty of what is seen. Evil is present in our world, yet of visible things it is humankind who do almost all the evil done! Yet we know that humankind also do much good.

The universe is a thing made of many things and they all have greater or lesser beauty and function. To be certain the existence of evil, of decay and of death provoke important questions. And mankind has a long history of grappling with the juxtaposition of good AND evil. The grappling, the fight to live in the presence of both good and evil suggests that mankind has a basic understanding of the goodness of things even when evil is present. Mold was the thing that was found to have antibiotic properties. The poppy was discovered to have anesthetic properties. Antibiotics and narcotics are used functionally to save lives and treat disease. Yet of each we can well say that “too much of a good thing” is dangerous. But of life can we say too much of it is not good?

If life is good, and good because the Creator made it good, why then are men and women greedy and angry and violent? Is God good or evil? Is He both? If God made the universe why does He not step in and make things right and altogether good? These are questions that can move our hearts to seek and to find Him.

God is not the ogre we may think He is. He almost defers to our choices. But God has created the world and all things to be ordered by His own natural and moral laws. When those are broken by us we experience consequences. Ingesting poison will make us sick. Putting poison is your spouse’s food will make them sick. Being greedy may move a man to steal. Being angry may move him to murder. God desires that we learn to choose good things; therefore evil choices result in evil consequences. If we refuse to be moved away from evil we will eventually learn “the hard way.” But the heart of a man or a woman need not be so big that God can’t move it. If life is good, and good because the Creator made it good, why then do so many men and women remain greedy and angry and violent? God made our hearts as small as they are and yet gives us the freedom not to be moved by anyone or anything, not even by Him! But what a BLESSING when we seek Him and find Him moving our hearts!!!


“… ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart …”
Proverbs 29:18

“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.
And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes,
and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.”
Ezekiel 36:26-27

“It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Revelation 21:6-8

 “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”
Revelation 22:17


Monday, May 01, 2017

Complete Poetry Index of ALL Books

Book I
1. EACH ONE
2. IF
3. We have , have we?
4. Uncommon Common Sense
5. Everything That Was Made
6. The Fly and the Flea
7. Two: to Women
8. The Trial of TRUTH
9. (untitled)
10. living water
11. Ecce Homo

Book II
1. I See
2. the greastest of these.......
3. JESUS
4. REACH !
5. EXALTATION
6. beauty
7. ETERNAL SAVIOR
8. Meant To

Book III
1. The Outside View
2. A MUSE
3. A Muse
4. (untitled)
5. My Grave
6. (untitled)
8. Title is : “Untitled”
9. MY SEASONS
10. Five Haikus

Book IV
1. I See
2. 1 John 2:6
3. BARUCH ha SHEM YESHUA
4. Aches and Pains
5. (untitled)
6. EXALTATION
7. It's A Privilege
8. ETERNAL SAVIOR
9. From Pentecost

Book V
1. A song
2. JESUS
3. victory song
4. remembed to you
5. let me
6. I'll see you
7. Fight Song
8. Gurgle
9. Clear Eyed

Book VI
1. doing what can be done
2. Tears and Laughter
3. Getting There
4. go to fixin'
5. FOLLOW ME
6. (untitled)
7. two tree tales
8. You Need Him

Book VII
1. NO QUESTIONS
2. my cross /{MY ANSWER}
3. To Prepare A Place
4. The Gospel Of Grace
5. Got Jesus?
6. REACH !

Book VIII
1. Courage
2. nineeleven
3. I Would
4. Hated
5. The LIFE
6. PRIDE
7. jars of clay
8. change

Book IX
1. Now and THEN
2. Gently, Pray
3. after the afterfall He's afterall
4. Priority
5. Pilgrim's Prayer
6. WATER
7. TEARS
8. wait...
Book X
1) "Try Me, He said..."
2) Beware
3) Him
4) All you need....
5) visitor
6) haiku

Book XI
1) living water
2) The Different Morning
3) Him
4) Emmaus..... and beyond
5) Thanksgiving Tribute
6) Song of a Town Crier at Thanksgiving Time

Book XII
1. A New Song
2. Humility
3. What if…
4. who...?
5. Even so...
6. Traveler
7. Yah
8. Your Presence (is enough)
9. Every Day Horror
10. He’s Still There
11. Needy One
12. Humility
13. His Alone

************** ***************

Monday, April 03, 2017

AMAZING TESTIMONIES OF THE DYING: Saved and Unsaved

Click >>>---> AMAZING TESTIMONIES OF THE DYING: Saved and Unsaved 

(Click this title just above, the book is free online.)


Solomon B. Shaw was a wise recorder of life-and-death scenes. His best-known book is "Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved", originally published in 1898.

In this most touching, and spiritually rewarding, book, Shaw records the dying scenes, and the last words, of both the saved and unsaved, both famous and unknown. You will see the tremendous difference between those who are Born Again and those who have refused salvation, as they approach the hour of their death. As one physician once remarked, "Christians die well". Biblical doctrines which saints of God have believed all their lives sustain them wonderfully in the hour of their death.

Many believers report seeing angels coming to escort them to Heaven and the lights of that wondrous abode shining around them as they lay dying.

Conversely, you will realize that many unsaved go through the agonies of Hell as they approach death, some even feeling the fires of Hell and seeing demons in the room, coming to take their spirits to the Abyss.

You will also discover that the Biblical doctrine that a person cannot come to Jesus on their own, but must be drawn by the spirit -- Who gives the very desire to come to salvation -- is borne out by the testimonies of the unsaved. No one should put off the promptings of the Holy Spirit, thinking they can utter the correct words just before they die and go to Heaven. Truly, God is not mocked!

This book is wonderful, and we recommend it to all our readers.

no other Name


Only for your Glory
Only for Your Presence
Only Lord to see Your Face

Lord to be with You
And Lord that we love You
Oh Lord, this! It is that Grace!

Jesus help us
Jesus teach us
God we need You by our side

We Your people
Cry Hosanna
Come and save now Lord, take us to you side

We are Yours, we are none others,
for Your Pleasure us You have made.
Oh we love You, and bow before You
God alone in Christ we name.

Lord, Savior, the Messiah, our Anointing
Prince of our Peace, Holy Son of God

Ancient of Days, we reverence Your Name
You are our Rock, none other is the same.



God alone in Christ we name.
Jesus! Jesus Your NAME!


I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them. This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me: There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.
(Ecclesiastes 9:11-18 KJVR)



Who is strong enough to carry you?
Who is strong enough to carry any other?
Who is strong enough to carry him or herself?

We have so little remembrance of our genesis. We seem to awaken at some point and know that we exist. Until that time was our ignorance bliss? What was it that awakened self? 

Where is it we wish to go?
How would we get there?

It is ironic, that in the Kingdom we are made richer by what we give away. And we find all we have was given to us. We are not Creators. That is a very great difference between God and man, yes? Jesus is so UNIQUE. God became one with us. He leads us to Father. God’s gift to us who IS Jesus comes to receive us as God’s gift to Him.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Click here >>>---> Lambspoet Poems INDEX linked <---<<< Click here

NEW NAME !!!!! the Lamb’s poet&pundit   For punditry (opinion pieces) peruse the archive menu on left. For poetry see the menu/index to Books immediately below. 

The Lamb's Poet
Other People's (very good) Poems
Complete Poetry Index of ALL Books
Click each book for contents, and poems following, in that book
Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
Book V
Book VI
Book VII
Book VIII
Book IX
Book X
Book XI
Book XII

"...AND WITH FIRE."




The Lamb's Poet

Pacifism or Obedience?
Wed., March 11, 2015

Christians don't go to war with swords and guns. Jesus came to fulfill the law and the prophets and he did it how? By defending the lost sheep of the House of Israel? No.

John18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Did he send an Israeli Army out to convert the gentiles to Christianity? No. Jesus did not even defend His own sinless flesh! He did not call on Father 12 legions of angels.

Mathew 26:51 And behold, one of them that were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear. 52 Then saith Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. 53 Or thinkest thou that I cannot beseech my Father, and he shall even now send me more than twelve legions of angels? 54 How then should the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be?

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.

The world "gets peace" not gives peace, and it keeps it by bearing the sword and gun and by using them. And yet God Himself governs the outcomes.

2 Corinthians 10:4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds

Luke 24:49 And behold, I send forth the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city, until ye be clothed with power from on high.

A reason I believe this, more and more each day is because when the "church" if it was the church, wed the state and began to exercise national and international military and economic power, the "church's" abuses were so notorious and to rival Rome before Jesus came to Israel in the flesh. PRAY AND DO GOOD. LEAVE WAR TO GOD IN HEAVEN

Acts 10:37...you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, 40 but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. 43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

LEAVE WAR TO GOD IN HEAVEN.

 Romans 13:1 ...For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience.









BECAUSE HE LIVES!



Click each book for contents, and 
the scroll there for the poems following in that book: 
Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
Book V
Book VI
Book VII
Book VIII
Book IX
Book X
Book XI
Book XII

Other People's (very good) Poems
>>
>
.





I step down
from the throne my heart has claimed,
I smash down the idols I have raised,
I declare Your death, I immerse my soul
In all Your faith and the promise of Your Resurrection, Your Glory and Your Life.
You are meek and lowly in heart, I put You on,
O clothe me, Your servant, in Your righteousness,
Teach me Your Way, let me ever live for You.
Amen.

















The Lamb's Poet


Attention! Announcing! :: Book XII : <---<<< :
Latest Poems now compliled!

CLICK: Book XII
Here is the index of Book XII ::

Index

1. A New Song
2. Humility
3. What if…
4. who...?
5. Even so...
6. Traveler
7. Yah
8. Your Presence (is enough)
9. Every Day Horror
10. He’s Still There
11. Needy One
12. Humility


Peek-a-boo by Gerry Sutter

Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo, diddily do –
Where’s the mud, its stain so true?
I ambled down the water way,
Swollen by the spring melee,
Nearly was I washed on through.

Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo, telling you –
I thought I had it working too:
Early to bed and early to rise,
Put in steps to glamorize,
Followed up, I knew.

Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo, seeing it through,
‘Til the Lord pointed out the fool.
Pestering proud of my jury rig,
Outside the box, I danced my jig,
Swept off my feet on through.

Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo, whaddaya do?
Sweeping laurel flower’s dew.
I thought I was in charge of life –
Laid low like grass before the scythe,
Then I saw, it’s you.

Friday, November 06, 2009





Dirt to Clay to the Potter... and BEYONDER...

Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.


God He is a poet 
God He wrote a poem
And we really oughta know it
We can, yes we can read it
cause He wrote it in a Book.



It’s different than this poem
Cause I don’t know where I’m goin’
Til I get finished with the thing.



God wrote His poem knowin’ Egss ackly where He was goin’.
And before He left He knew how long it took

Took to do the Word He was and is,
The Word He ever always is and will be,
The Word found in the Poem in The Book.


God spoke His Poem.
I am writing mine on a Dell laptop with Microsoft word and spell correct.



Had God need of pen and paper?
He could have spoke them into being,
And for our sake I am sure one day He did.



But His poem began with water earth and sky.
In dirt the verse of Adam He did write.
And breathed His own breath of life, Intel Inside?
Eve he wrote in rib from Adam’s side.
For the PEOPLE in His Poem He wrote The Book!!!

Take a look!

He knew us it would help to have His Book.


Take a look!



Not by bread alone He told ‘em
And it seems He had to scold ‘em
Cause so many times He told them:



Listen up,
Hear ye Him,

And they shut their ears and eyes...
So now...


Take a look.
Take a long look.
And eat.
Eat the Book.
Eat the Word.


Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul and spirit, joints and marrow, as it judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart.

Be a sword swallower…



Jer 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
 

John 6
Jesus Feeds More than Five Thousand
1 After this, Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (that is, to Tiberias). 2 A large crowd kept following him because they had seen the signs that he was performing by healing the sick. 3 But Jesus went up on a hillside and sat down there with his disciples. 4 Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. 5 When Jesus looked up and saw that a large crowd was coming toward him, he asked Philip, “Where can we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6 Jesus said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do. 7 Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread isn’t enough for each of them to have a little.” 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, who was Simon Peter’s brother, told him, 9 “There’s a little boy here who has five barley loaves and two small fish. But what are these among so many people?” 10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” Now there was plenty of grass in that area, so they sat down, numbering about 5,000 men. 11 Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were seated. He also distributed as much fish as they wanted. 12 When they were completely satisfied, Jesus told his disciples, “Collect the pieces that are left over so that nothing is wasted.” 13 So they collected and filled twelve baskets full of pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten. 14 When the people saw the sign that he had done, they kept saying, “Truly this is the Prophet who was to come into the world!” 15 Then Jesus, realizing that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, withdrew again to the hillside by himself.



Jesus Walks on the Sea
16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. Darkness had already fallen, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 A strong wind was blowing, and the sea was getting rough. 19 After they had rowed about 25 or 30 stadia, they saw Jesus walking on the sea toward their boat. They became terrified. 20 But he told them, “It is I. Stop being afraid!” 21 So they were glad to take him on board, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.



Jesus the Bread of Life
22 The next day, the crowd that had remained on the other side of the sea noticed that only one boat had been there, and no other, and that Jesus had not gotten into that boat with his disciples. Instead, his disciples had gone away by themselves. 23 Other small boats from Tiberias arrived near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into these boats and went to Capernaum to look for Jesus. 25 When they had found him on the other side of the sea, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” 26 Jesus replied to them, “Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate the loaves and were completely satisfied. 27 Do not work for food that perishes but for food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set his seal on him.” 28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to perform God’s works?” 29 Jesus answered them, “This is God’s work: to believe in the one whom he has sent.” 30 So they asked him, “What sign are you going to do so that we may see it and believe in you? What actions are you performing? 31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32 Jesus told them, “Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 The bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 Then they told him, “Sir, give us this bread all the time.” 35 Jesus told them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never become hungry, and whoever believes in me will never become thirsty. 36 I told you that you have seen me, yet you don’t believe. 37 Everything the Father gives me will come to me, and I’ll never turn away the one who comes to me. 38 I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of the one who sent me. 39 And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything that he has given me, but should raise it to life on the last day. 40 This is my Father’s will: That everyone who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him to life on the last day.” 41 Then the Jewish leaders began grumbling about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42 They kept saying, “This is Jesus, the son of Joseph, isn’t it, whose father and mother we know? So how can he say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43 Jesus answered them, “Stop grumbling among yourselves. 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him to life on the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets, ‘And all of them will be taught by God.’ Everyone who has listened to the Father and has learned anything comes to me. 46 Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who comes from God. This one has seen the Father. 47 Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, the one who believes in me has eternal life. 48 I’m the bread of life. 49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness and died. 50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that a person may eat it and not die. 51 I’m the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread, he’ll live forever. And the bread I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” 52 Then the Jewish leaders debated angrily with each other, asking, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus told them, “Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you don’t have life in yourselves. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I’ll raise him to life on the last day, 55 because my flesh is real food, and my blood is real drink. 56 The person who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. 57 Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will also live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not the kind that your ancestors ate. They died, but the one who eats this bread will live forever.” 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum.



The Words of Eternal Life
60 When many of his disciples heard this, they said, “This is a difficult statement. Who can accept it?” 61 But Jesus, knowing within himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, asked them, “Does this offend you? 62 What if you saw the Son of Man going up to the place where he was before? 63 It’s the Spirit who gives life; the flesh accomplishes nothing. The words that I’ve spoken to you are spirit and life. 64 But there are some among you who don’t believe...”—because Jesus knew from the beginning those who weren’t believing, as well as the one who would betray him. 65 So he said, “That’s why I told you that no one can come to me unless it be granted him by the Father.” 66 As a result, many of his disciples turned back and no longer associated with him. 67 So Jesus asked the Twelve, “You don’t want to leave, too, do you?” 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 Besides, we have believed and remain convinced that you are the Holy One of God.” 70 Jesus answered them, “I chose you, the Twelve, didn’t I? Yet one of you is a devil.” 71 Now he was speaking about Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, because this man was going to betray him, even though he was one of the Twelve.

The Word of God is the Way, the Truth and the Life…

A light to your path a lamp to your feet.

The Word is like fog lights, street lights, a search light, and a light house on a rocky shore,

If needed it is like the search light on the police cruiser.

It is a sure guide for your heart, mind and soul as you walk the hills and in the valley.

Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.