John 6:66-71 -The Bread of Life Part 7

Dear Friends,

For more than a month now we have been journeying through John 6, watching Jesus feed the five thousand and teach the people. As all this was happening, there was a certain individual in the background quietly going about his duties as one of the twelve, but whose heart was not with them. This man’s name was Judah (lit Praise), or Judas in our English Bible — Judas Iscariot. Although he will ultimately betray Jesus and the other disciples, nobody suspects him. Judas has everyone fooled except Jesus, probably even himself. On the night Jesus was betrayed, He called Judas the son of perdition (John 17:12), a title used for only one other person in Scripture, the Antichrist. (2 Thess 2:3) As far as the other disciples were concerned, despite the miracle of the loaves and fishes, their hearts were hardened. (Mark 6:52) Jesus therefore preached on the meaning behind the multiplication miracle when they reached Capernaum. In his message, Jesus referenced the bread seven times (vv 32, 33, 35, 48, 50, 51, 58). Unfortunately, most of the people who followed Him did not understand his meaning. After Jesus taught on the bread of life many left Him.

In verse 24, the multitude sought for Jesus;
In verse 41, they murmured;
In verse 52, they strove;
In verse 66, they left.

Give us understanding, Father, as we read thy word, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 6:66-71
……From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
……Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
……Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
……And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
……Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
……He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.
John 6:66-71

 

Today in 2021, all the prophetic signs pointing to the apocalypse are flashing red. Let us therefore consider the warnings that Jesus has given us. In John 5:43, Jesus gave a warning about the Antichrist, the other son of perdition. The popular preterist view of prophecy posits that the Revelation was fulfilled in the first century and Caesar Nero was the Antichrist, but John 5:43 proves that teaching to be false. The Jews did not receive Nero as their Messiah, not by any stretch of the imagination. Therefore, Chapters 6-18 of the Revelation are still yet to be fulfilled. It is plain to see we are living in the time of the falling away (2 Thess 2:3). Therefore, now more than ever we need to be careful of false teachings and false brethren. (2 Cor 11:26; Gal 2:4)

If you go to seminary, you will quite likely be told that the verse separations Stephanus added to the Bible in 1551 (New Testament) and 1571 (Old Testament) are not inspired. The first question I pose to people who subscribe to this way of thinking is, what about the sovereignty of God? If God is not sovereign over his word, then what is He sovereign over? In other words, I believe that the chapter and verse separations in the word of God are inspired. (See the preface to our study in John, The Engrafted Word.) I believe the Holy Spirit strategically placed John 6:66 where it is to warn us. The way to stand strong in the evil day and keep from falling away and is to be firmly rooted in the word of God, ie the bread of life. 

To begin with, the word of God is purified seven times. (Ps 12:6) Therefore, the original autographs were still in their raw form, not the completed and polished Scriptures we have today. Again, this runs contrary to the wisdom of the day commonly taught in the seminaries, but if only the originals were inspired, why did God tell Jeremiah to toss his original in the river? (Jer 51:63) The word of God is living. (John 6:51) It still lives today and nothing can kill it. Liberal theologians teach that Jesus does not really live in our hearts (perhaps because new versions remove the word living in verse 69), but He does and so does his word: The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; It is because of these liberal teachings that new trends in Christianity have changed the landscape so radically in recent years. More and more here in America, in the bigger churches especially but even in many of the smaller ones, the church is looking like the system of state-run churches in China. Things like creeping into houses (2 Tim 3:6) and spying on congregants with electronic bugs have been going on for decades. Now many churches are partnered with the government to push ‘vaccines’ on the public. Churches that do this will end up being receiving-and-processing locations for the 666 mark of the beast during the tribulation period.

At the end of the chapter, John warns us with the example of Judas, who was one of the twelve. As more ‘Christians’ assimilate into the harlot church of the new world order it will become more and more dangerous to keep the faith that was once delivered unto the saints. However, as any Chinese Christian can tell you, these things only strengthen the church. The key to keeping the faith, to making your calling and election sure, is to trust in the word of God; not in your pastor, your church, or your friends. Jesus is the friend that sticks closer than a brother. Others may fail you, but Jesus will never fail you. In John 6, Jesus gave his first great I AM statement, the first of seven:

I am the bread of life
I am the light of the world
I am the door
I am the good shepherd
I am the resurrection and the life
I am the way, the truth, and the life
I am the vine

I am not necessarily calling everyone who holds to liberal views commonly taught in the seminaries false brethren. A lot of people who love God have been deceived by liberal teachings like higher criticism. They just aren’t there yet. Jesus was patient with Judas up until the last minute. He gave us the parable of the wheat and the tares to teach us to be patient too. Jesus said Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. What I am saying is if we trust in anything other than what Jesus is telling us to trust in in John 6, we are building our house on a foundation of sand. If we trust in his word, we are building our house upon a rock: If our trust is in Christ alone, we do not need to worry about the 666 mark of the beast. (John 14:1-6) The way to trust in Christ is to trust in his word, the bread of life.

In closing, one of the many ways we are being assaulted by the new world order is through the destruction of our language, which is for all practical purposes a form of psychological warfare. This is done not only through political correctness, but Webster is redefining words in real-time to match the latest new world order narrative. The KJV, on the other hand, has a fixed and unalterable lexicon integrated into its fabric that safeguards against the Newspeak of the new world order. The words in the KJV were translated during the age of Shakespeare when the English language was at its finest, and so the die was cast. That is to say, the words of our English Bible were permanently ensconced in a self-contained time capsule, printed in the year of our Lord, sixteen hundred and eleven. (1)

Finally, many Christians have been led to believe we no longer have the word of God, but consider this: Dr Frank Logsdon pastored the famous Moody Church in Chicago in the 1950s. Dr Logsdon wrote the format for the NASB, but later realized that he made a mistake and renounced all attachments to the version he helped create. According to Dr Logsdon, the KJV is 100% accurate. We do have the word of God. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. As we conclude Chapter 6, let’s be mindful of the example of the manna. Manna had to be gathered every morning. If they tried to gather more than they needed for the day it bred worms, and stank. Likewise, we need to meditate on the word of God every day. If I read several chapters then tell myself I can take a break for a while, I fail the course. The word of God is a Christian’s daily diet.

…..The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
…..The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
…..The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
…..More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
…..Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Psalm 19:7-11

 

(1) The KJV has its own built-in dictionary. The words in the KJV are each defined by their context in Scripture. A good biblically-based dictionary that was written with the Bible’s influence on the English language in mind is the 1828 Webster Dictionary.

 

Coronavirus Update: According to Stew Peters, shortly after he reported on VAERS data documenting the deaths of teenagers who were ‘vaccinated’, the data was deleted from the VAERS website.

Furthermore, the CDC announced they are changing the cycle threshold (CT) value when PCR testing those who have received the ‘vaccine’. Using a CT value of less than 28 for the vaccinated and 35 or higher for the unvaccinated will make it appear the shot is effective. Even Fauci has admitted CT values over 35 render the test meaningless. In previous posts I documented how the PCR test can say anything you want it to but don’t believe me — the inventor of the test, Nobel Prize winner Dr Kary Mullis, explains in this short video. By the way, PCR is what Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was attempting to use to power her now-defunct ‘Edison Machine’, which was supposed to be able to analyze small blood samples. This led to the downfall of Theranos and Holmes being charged with fraud. After being lauded as America’s youngest self-made female Billionaire, Holmes and her PCR Edison Machine both turned out to be total frauds.

Another Nobel laureate, Dr Luc Montagnier, recently said the same thing we were told from the beginning in the alternative press, that HIV has been inserted into the SARS-CoV-2 virus with gene-editing technology. This week, the first man to receive a COVID ‘vaccine’ died. Likewise, a supermodel in the UK died a few days after her shot. As more and more doctors and other celebrities like BBC radio personality Lisa Shaw get sick and die from the ‘vaccines’, pray that more people will wake up and accept the truth about what is being done to us. For example, Johns Hopkins professor Dr Marty Makary says people should “ignore the CDC guidance” because we have reached herd immunity and 85% of the country is immune. Congress passed a bill to ban US funding of gain-of-function research in China.

Public opinion is now turning against Bill Gates. Tony Fauci now admits the virus may have started in a lab as cracks are starting to appear in his armor as well, even as more damning evidence keeps coming out against him. Pray that Fauci, Gates, and all others involved will be brought to justice. Pray that the public will wake up and refuse the Kool-aid being doled out by the new world order. COVID is the lynchpin in the new world order’s current multipronged assault on humanity. 

Magog Update: A year ago, pressure was building on Germany to kill the Nordstream 2 pipeline. Now, Joe Biden, who canceled the Keystone XL pipeline his first day in office (thereby killing 11,000 American jobs), has waived sanctions against the company behind the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia (Magog) to Germany (Gomer). The Nordstream 2 pipeline is, of course, in direct competition with Israel’s pipeline aspirations. Israel now has enormous natural gas reserves and possibly even oil, ie the spoil that Magog is going to go after. (Ez 38:12)

Earlier this week, a certain news service hosted a debate on the situation in Israel in which Robert Barnes did a very good job of critiquing the Israeli position from a purely political and historical perspective. One of the things I found interesting was how Barnes’ opponent kept questioning why the little piece of land called Israel continues to require such a disproportionate amount of attention in the eyes of the world. The answer, of course, is because the Bible is true. (Zech 12:2f)

Prophecy Update: The US military has recently changed their longstanding policy and has released some of their UFO files. (The official position was basically that there is nothing to see here.) This begs the question, why now? Coincidentally (?), hologram technology has recently evolved to the point of becoming amazingly lifelike. I believe these two things are related and indicate that the strong delusion Paul warned of in 2 Thessalonians 2 is being prepared to be rolled out for the public. I believe we are going to be fed the lie that aliens are here and therefore we need to unite under a one-world government. More here. If that is the case, it is also quite probable that all this will be proceeded by the rapture of the church. More here.

They may be able to produce what appear to be alien life forms or alien spacecrafts, but they will never be able to produce another book that writes down history before it happens and has built-in watermarks in the form of embedded equidistant letter sequences and proprietary patterns of sevens. Therefore, the cosmology of the Holy Bible is the correct one, despite any alien deception they may be preparing. The main message of the Holy Bible is the important one, regardless of anything else whatsoever; namely, that we are fallen in sin and we need a Saviour, that Jesus died for our sins, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and He is coming back again to reign over the earth from the throne of David in Jerusalem.