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    by Chuck Livermore

Rejected by His Own, Part 2
Date Posted: August 25, 2009
The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?"

Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread which came down from heaven--not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever."

These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
John 6:52-59 NKJV

Sometimes God will say something to us that just doesn’t make sense to our understanding. At times, we will be puzzled by what we hear. The thing He says can’t be what He really means. This must have been the reaction of those that heard Him say that we must drink his blood and eat his flesh. It must have seemed scandalous to those that originally heard it.

Often we just have to hold on and trust that God is doing something that we may not understand, but something that is right and just and purposeful. Ultimately, we will never be disappointed when we trust God. His way is always right, even if we can’t see it at the time.
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Biography Information:
Chuck Livermore's knowledge of the word is the result of a lifetime of study and reading. He is part of Galilee South Community Church, a multi-ethnic congregation in South Denver. He attended Wayland Baptist University and has participated in world evangelism through research of unreached peoples.
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