Thursday, December 28, 2017

Racism and Roots

Racism and Roots

Racism is not a problem that arises out of the justice system. It does not arise out of law enforcement or the courts. It does not arise out of political parties. It does not arise out of religious organizations. Racism arises out of the hearts and minds of humans. Human beings bring their own racist presuppositions into the civil institutions in which they work... and into the church, synagogue, and mosque.
Those who presuppose themselves better or more deserving than persons whose skin color is different than their own are lost in a swamp of corruption known as sin. All have sinned. All are corrupted. All may not be racist, but all have been corrupted and are corrupt. Sadly most of us cherish some corruption or other. The evidence has been building that case for 6000 years.
We live for the moment with no thought that we might actually be corrupt. But we are more or less corrupt than those we look down our noses at. We are individually and tribally narcissistic. Sin, personal corruption and tribal narcissism and sin are the root, trunk and branches of racism. What can we do to eliminate racism when we are so self absorbed? The collective is corrupt.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

!!!!!~ I AGREE ~!!!!!

Someone said: When you believe and receive Jesus, you sign a blank check and He fills in the amount! Someone else said: God's name is El Shaddai, not El Cheapo!! Someone else said: Oh how sweet to trust in Jesus!!!
Shall two walk together, except they have agreed? - Amos 3:3
I AGREE !!!!!
Father God declare over me,
Lord, declare and decree,
Before the worlds were made by Your Son,
You declared and decreed: I would be.
Lord, declare over me,
And let mine own eyes now see,
The thing that you are pleased to have made me to be,
That Lord, You declared and decreed.
The Infinite Depth of Your Unending Love
You declare and decree over us.
By the blood of Your Son Your Kingdom is ours,
You declare, You decree: WE agree !
Cause the sprout and the leaf and the bud,
to prosper now in the Son of Your Love.
The person you declared and decreed,
Make mature and complete, Lord decree.
I agree! With YOU Lord I agree!
With all you declare over me.
Thank you Lord I declare and decree,
I agree! We agree! We agree! !!!
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this. - Isaiah 9:2,6-7

Friday, September 22, 2017

Life lived until...

Life lived until...

Making it up
As we walk along
The pain is less
Than what is real,
(And we all gonna die.)

Share my dream!
Or have your own.
The pain is less
While sleepwalking through.
(And we will all wake up dead… I think…)

Coexist. Let’s coexist
Until we no longer do.
The pain is less
With things unknown or ignored.
(But why stare at death?)

Just a little longer
While tomorrow never comes
And then the show is over
And then the pain is gone
(I think that’s right, don’t you?)

So wait for it,
And then let it pass by.
The pain is less
With no baggage
(And none of reality.)

Yet living has it’s consequences,
You have a rap sheet all your own :

  1. it
  2. is
  3. what
  4. it
  5. is                                                                                      

And do you know the half of it?

Denial is not a river in Egypt.

Don't believe everything you think.

Peace is not contrived.



I need to stand
Where if I fall
Some One will hear me
When I call.

I want to live
With good sure friends
Who will with me stand
Until the end.

I want to learn
The lessons well:
Draw close to God,
Shun always hell.

And what I learn
I want to share
Both near and far

God’s Love for us:

Whom we can trust.

And so it is
That I was found
For the Gospel Road
And Holy Ground.

The Love of God
Is deep and wide
And high above
The star strewn sky.

Life is good
Yet evil roams
The weary world
And would trample every pearl.

Life is good
Jesus the life
And God is Love,
God in Christ above.

And if I slip,
On Christ I call.
He is my Rock
He breaks my fall.

Come journey on this Road,
Into the beginning
of that which will not end.

Our humankind: His work, His JOY,

For us,
Christ God did send.


Wednesday, July 05, 2017

In This Place

Here we are Lord Jesus, Ones whom You have made.
Gathered in this place, Gathered on this day.
Help us be the offering that pleases You.
Let us enter enter into rest and be with You.

As we walk along the paths that You illuminate,
We trust You because we know the way.
The many roads that men have paved in this world below
Lead to clever imitations our hearts refuse to know.

We will not share Your glory with another
Let all that can't abide You flee away.
In Your mercy give us grace that we may look upon Your face.
Here we are, Yours gathered in this place,
Here we are, Yours gathered in this place.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Guides to Finding Your Place in Father’s House.

Guides to Finding Your Place in Father’s House.

1. No shooting bible verses from the hip. We cut peoples ears off and they cannot hear.  (both eyes swollen shut, bumper sticker religion)
2. Embrace disappointment and die quietly. Don’t bleed (crocodile tears) all over people.
3. Learn to accept the word “NO.” God is a FATHER. Can’t fake it with Abba.
4. If you pout when you are left out you will be puffed up when you are let in. Peter, James and John went up with Jesus and the nine were left below. Be where God places you, don’t trespass, don’t be AWOL.
5. Refuse to allow yourself to become the center of attraction. Don’t try to get it or try to get it back.
6. Like 5, Be conscious when there is no air in the room for anyone else.  “Enough about me, how do you like my new book?”
7. You are not the whole the whole the loaf, you are only one slice, pure humility (I need the whole body). Humility comes through humiliation. In humiliation I see myself as one slice not the whole loaf. (Denominations as slices not loaves)
8. Always, Always, ALWAYS see yourself as a STEWARD not an owner. Similar to 7. Aircraft carrier captain like God. But if he thinks he owns the boat…
9. Fly no false banners, don’t create false images. Dr. Bob, not even a nurse. (flattery must be rejected).
10. Cease all competition, cease all envy. Let your gift make a way for you. THAT is what will bring you honor in the Kingdom.

IQ ~ EQ ~ SQ

IQ. ! INTELLECTUAL Christianity will not keep you.

EQ. ! Be what God intends you to be without pretense, a steward of His grace and the gift He has made you to be for His will and pleasure.

The Spiritual Quotient will advance when I embrace ridicule, being misunderstood, being mocked, and rejected. Enduring emotional conflicts which will humiliate and will serve to humble me. Humility is essentially the thing we lack the most, and the thing we need the most to become SPIRITUAL children of God with an eternal spiritual quotient.  

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

Book II
1. I See
2. the greastest of these.......
4. REACH !
6. beauty
8. Meant To

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

Book IV
1. I See
2. 1 John 2:6
4. Aches and Pains
5. (untitled)
7. It's A Privilege
9. From Pentecost

Book V
1. A song
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'
6. (untitled)
7. two tree tales
8. You Need Him

Book VII
2. my cross /{MY ANSWER}
3. To Prepare A Place
4. The Gospel Of Grace
5. Got Jesus?
6. REACH !

1. Courage
2. nineeleven
3. I Would
4. Hated
5. The LIFE
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
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


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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!

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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

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.