When some of Jesus’ followers left Him you know, some after He taught about Communion. He had already fed them, had to withdraw to keep from being taken by force, walked on water and now, those who don’t like the idea of or understand Communion left Him.
After this many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him. So Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:66-69
Peter who had also wanted Him to be king at one time realized that Jesus was the only one go to for answers. Did you know that He had to ” withdraw ” or just disappear somehow through crowds on several occasions, what has been called a cloak, a sort of invisible shield of protection at time, in the Spirit. He was a person and people wanted to crown Him and make Him ruler or do away with Him to prevent the fall of their rule, even the religious plotted against Him and accused Him falsely. But it was God’s plan for Him to be crucified to redeem those who would believe.
So, it is wisdom, to turn to Jesus for the words of life and here are a few.
the words — They will give life and health to anyone who understands them. Proverbs 4:22 Good News
What you say can preserve life or destroy it; so you must accept the consequences of your words. Proverbs 18:21 ( the death and life verse )
The Spirit is The Life Giver; the body does not benefit anything. The words that I speak with you are spirit and life. John 6:63 God’s Word Translation
An angel in Acts uses the phrase ” new life, after letting Peter out of prison. Paul also uses it.
The words of Jesus are in red in many Bible, He spoke in parables which have to be studied, the Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer are good studies and John, also 1 John, is full of His love.
In the beginning was the Word, ( Jesus ) and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. John 14:1
Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well. 1 John 2:23 ( and really a measure of the Spirit )
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another. John 15:16,17
But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. John 15:26
I encourage people to read different translations, study for themselves and I use Bible Hub, some people want to start with Revelation but I suggest John and get to know Jesus first, and as we have a entered a New Year, a lot of people will be reading the Bible through. You know, I have been a believer for some forty eight years, I was saved at eleven and I am still sure I have not read every word of it, by the time you get to Leviticus or Numbers, but read it and you will better understand the sacrifice of Christ.
But more importantly than reading it or just hearing it, is obedience, as Mary said to the servant, ” Do what He tells you. “