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18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
Originally posted by Akragon
reply to post by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Understanding his words causes an awakening of the spirit within...
That is why he said "its my words that are spirit, and life"
That also happens to be written a few verses later in the same chapter the OP is asking about
Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
He was obviously speaking metaphorically, not literally.
I think he may have meant his "flesh and blood" as our own physical bodies.
In my opinion, when Jesus spoke of himself, he was by extension speaking about anyone else who understood his words as well. To "eat his flesh and drink his blood" means to have life within a physical body, and whoever has a body has life.
I know many won't agree, but that's just a guess on my part.