And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except itwere given unto him of my Father. From that time many of his disciples
walked no more
Take time to read the preceding verses of scriptures to find out what Jesus preachedthat made many of His disciples turn from following Him. Jesus taught them one ofthe most powerful mysteries of the kingdom, but because it did not appeal to theirreligious mentality or doctrines, they considered His teaching so controversial anddecided to walk away forgetting about how He meet their needs –
healed many that had sicknesses and diseases, delivered the demon-possessed and did all kinds of miracles
The word of God does not appeal to the religious and sensual mentality of man. Thatyou don’t understand what the word is saying does not mean it’s not true. Godword is forever true [John 17:17]. The word is God, and God cannot lie!
[John 1:1,Hebrews 6:18].
Romans 8:6, says
“For to be carnally minded is death; but to bespiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are inthe flesh cannot please God
. God’s word cannot be understood by the un-renewedmind.The Amplified version says,
“Now the mind of the
flesh [which is sense and reasonwithout the Holy Spirit]
[death that comprises all the miseries arising fromsin, both here and hereafter]
. But the mind of the
Spirit is life and [soul] peace[both now and forever].
because the mind of the
flesh [with its carnal thoughtsand purposes]
is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God's Law; indeed it cannot.So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him.
Only believers who have renewed their minds
, through studying andmeditating on the word can understand the things of the spirit. Carnal mindedChristians cannot understand or discern the spiritual things of God, therefore areeasily given in to arguments and heresies, being tossed to and fro by every wind ofdoctrine
[Ephesians 4:14].All-weather Believers
These are committed and devoted believers. They follow Jesus not because of whatHe can give them, but because of who He is! They are longsuffering, patient, andendure during tough times or persecution. They will follow Jesus no matter what,