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Irresistible and all satisfying Grace
John 6:35-37
In John 6:35-37 John Presents Jesus as God's irresistible and all-satisfying  gift of grace to the Elect
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Published March 10th, 2022; Updated March 10th, 2022
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John 6:35-38  Diagram
John 6:35-38 Arc - Discourse Analyses
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John 6:35-38 Diagram
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John 6:35-37
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the use of οὐ μὴsignifies an emphatic negation. The implication of this, is that it is not possible for what is negated to happen
It seems to me that there could be no stronger negation in greek than what we have here
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John 6:35-38 Arc - Discourse Analyses
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εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς• ἐγώ εἰμι ὁ ἄρτος τῆς ζωῆς•
Jesus said to them, x “I am the bread of life;
* ὁ ἐρχόμενος πρὸς ἐμὲ οὐ μὴ πεινάσῃ,
y whoever comes to me shall not hunger,
καὶ ὁ πιστεύων εἰς ἐμὲ οὐ μὴ διψήσει πώποτε.
and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
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Ἀλλʼ εἶπον ὑμῖν ὅτι καὶ ἑωράκατέ [με]
But I said to you that you have seen me
καὶ οὐ πιστεύετε.
and yet do not believe.
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πᾶν ὃ δίδωσίν μοι ὁ πατὴρ πρὸς ἐμὲ ἥξει,
z All that a the Father gives me will come to me,
καὶ τὸν ἐρχόμενον πρὸς ἐμὲ οὐ μὴ ἐκβάλω ἔξω,
and b whoever comes to me I will never cast out.
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Jesus refers to himself as the bread of life; why does he make this claim? What exactly does he mean? He says that everyone who comes to him (the bread of life) will never go hungry, but why does he claim that anyone who believes in him will never thirst? we only get thirsty if we haven't drunk. Is it possible to drink bread? In the present context, the audience that had been fed with bread when the Lord gave thanks is requesting another sign or miracle from the Lord to demonstrate that He is the Messiah so that they may believe. They have alluded to Moses and the manna which their forefathers ate in the desert, but Jesus answers by saying "Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. “For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.” (v 32-32). Then he identifies himself as the Bread of Life . According to R.V.G. Tasker, it was not possible for Jesus to make this heavenly food, which in fact was himself, universally available until He had offered Himself in sacrifice. The bread had to be broken before it could become the food of all who would receive it, and His Blood had to be shed before the ransomed could receive its life-giving properties. in a word, the distribution of this food could only result from His redeeming death. There is therefore a vital connection between the giving by Jesus of the real break, which far surpasses in quality and in the permanence of its effects the manna which prefigured it, and the offering of his own flesh and blood in sacrifice. R. V. G. Tasker, The Gospel According to St. John: An Introduction and Commentary , Reprinted., The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries 4 (Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 1983), 95. The emphatic negations οὐ μὴ πεινάσῃ, οὐ μὴ ⸁διψήσει (v35), and οὐ μὴ ἐκβάλω °ἔξω (v37) imply that these actions will never happen, that is those who come to the Lord will never hunger and he will never cast them away, and those who believe in him will never thirst.
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Jesus presents himself as the Bread of Life ( God's substitutionary sacrifice) sent down from heaven, to save God's elect, who must believe in Him for their eternal salvation and he will save them from their sins by his death on the cross.
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