Jesus spoke in parables and explained the kingdom of God  in simple terms and yet most people did not understand Him. Least of all, the Jewish pharisees,  who were teachers of the Law of Moses. Even the same today, most professing Christians do not understand the kingdom of God nor the words of Jesus, the reason being that they do not really believe in Jesus. They  do not accept Him and therefore His words do not find entry into them.
Christians keep on studying the Bible but they do not come to knowledge of the truth, because they do not come to Jesus.  They profess to believe in Him but they do not obey His teachings and commandments,  thereby proving that they never accepted Him. Jesus said: “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.”John 14:15.
Jesus is the Word of God.  His words are the words of eternal life,  for those who obey Him. It is written that:”Man shall not live from bread alone, but from every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4. 
Jesus also said:“I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. 36“But I said to you that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe. 37“All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out. 38“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. 39“This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day. 40“For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”John 6:35-40.
Many Christians read these words without understanding. The words of Jesus are harsh to them and therefor they reject Him, they reject His words. They stay “hungry” and “thirsty” for words of comfort, assurance and consolation. They keep on studying the scriptures, seeking eternal life in them. They keep  on listening to and following various teachers. They do not find peace and contentment because they cannot absorb and digest the bread of life, the words of Jesus. 
There is only peace, satisfaction,  hope and joy in OBEYING the words of Jesus,  because He confirms those who follow and obey Him, by satisfying their soul.
The words of Jesus are not easy.  They cut to the bone. We read in John 6:66 “As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore. 67So Jesus said to the twelve, “You do not want to go away also, do you?” 68Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.”
Peter understood that the words of Jesus are the bread of life. It is only when we walk in obedience to Jesus that He reveals Himself to us, gives His Holy Spirit in us to teach and guide us. As we daily eat the Bread of Life, hearing from Jesus in us, following, obeying Him, we are satisfied, receiving our Daily Bread from Him directly.
Go to Jesus.  Seek Him. Obey His words, follow Him and you will be satisfied. You will have peace for your soul. Stay with Him and you will have eternal life.
May Jesus bless you.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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