Here’s a highlight reel from John 6.
“Let’s serve dinner to thousands of people.” – Jesus of Nazareth
“Yeah! Definitely! There’s a kid over there with a Lunchable, maybe we can ask him to share with everyone! It’ll be an epic feast!” – Andrew (said as a joke, and probably with some irritable sarcasm).
“Bingo! Let’s do it!” – Jesus of Nazareth
MYSTIFYING MASSIVE FEAST!
The crowd rushes Jesus of Nazareth and attempts to make Him king by force.
Jesus flees the crowd’s forceful attempt to crown Him king; and He withdraws to the mountains by Himself.
The next day, Jesus says to the crowds, “Y’all clamor for Me because I’ve been providing free food and free healthcare. But listen, don’t set your hopes on the good things of this earthly life; but rather, work for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you.”
Then the crowds asked Jesus, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?”
Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”
The crowd asked Jesus for a miraculous sign.
Jesus said, “My flesh and My blood are THE SIGN! Unless you eat My flesh, and drink My blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life. My flesh is TRUE FOOD, and My blood is TRUE DRINK.”
At this point people start to dislike Jesus. People grumble against Jesus. Many of His disciples confront Jesus saying, “This stuff you’re saying is hard to listen to. How do you expect us to tolerate you saying stuff like this!?”
Jesus answered them, “Do you take offense? The Spirit gives life; your flesh is no help at all. The Words that I have spoken are spirit and life. No one can come to Me unless it is granted him by the Father.”
At this point many of Jesus’ disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him (John 6:66).
Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?”
Simon Peter answered, “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.”
Jesus said, “Did I not choose you, the twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.”