Bread from heaven.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. 34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. 35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. 36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. 37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. 38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. 41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. 42 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven? 43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. 44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. 46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. 47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.48 I am that bread of life. 49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. John 6:32-58

We urge you to read a couple of times the discourse of Jesus about the true bread of life as per recorded above by Apostle John. There were few staggering claims of Jesus about Himself and His relationship with His Father. He claimed to be and truly is, the Bread who incarnated in the form of a man, Word became flesh and dwells among us. Originated from heaven, came out from the mouth of God as the Word of the Almighty. He is no ordinary baked bread that men can live by; Christ is the bread from the mouth of God to our mouth to digest and be part of our being. Here are the following verse to elucidate Christ’s claim about Himself.

1. The true bread from heaven. Verse 32

2. The bread of God is He who came down from heaven. Verse 33

3. I am the bread of life. Verse 35

4. I am the living bread which came down heaven. Verse 51

If you believe that He is the bread of your life, you shall have everlasting life. As you eat the Bread, you shall never see death. Your loved ones, nurses and the doctors may see you die and pronounce you dead but not you who can see death. Eternal life as promised by our Lord is a continuous and never ending life in Christ. He who believes on Him shall never die.

His flesh is our meat to eat like a bread. How can this possibly happen? Can we eat Christ’s flesh? Remember, before He became flesh, He was and is the Word. While we feast on His spoken words and only His words we do partake the bread from heaven. He is also the mouthpiece of His Father. Every word that comes out from the mouth of God  points to His Son, Jesus Christ.

Are you hungry after the true bread of life? His words are available now for you. Accept who He is for He loves you more than anybody else. He is the Bread from heaven.


Afraid of a Ghost?

By definition, a ghost is a spirit with his or her own personality. Every person has a spirit or soul within herself, once the body stops functioning, her spirit leaves to go somewhere, either heaven or hell. This truth is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. You can lose your soul forever in hell if your sins are left unforgiven, after living a wanton sinful life on earth.

Jesus talked about another Person, His name is Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit. He has His own identity and personality. He is the essence of God, the Spirit of God from the beginning of time. He is called holy for He is perfect who does not need anything to live by himself.

Can we talk to the Holy Spirit? Why not? The Holy Spirit can understand heavenly tongues and languages of this world. He is an expert in mass communications. He can read our minds and actions. When we pray, the Holy Spirit can help us to articulate our longings and desires to the Almighty.

Jesus disclosed that the Holy Spirit is another Comforter to help us remember His teachings and guide us into all the truth. You see, the Holy Spitit is not an inanimate thing floating above or around us. Actually, He lives in us and empowers us to overcome the evil things of this world.

Now, we come to the scary thing about the Holy Ghost. Jesus said that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is unpardonable sin. If you believe that Jesus was devil possessed, doing miracles under the influence of the devil rather than the anointing of the Holy Spirit, this is considered a blasphemy against the Holy Spirit which is unpardonable offense. Be afraid in offending the Holy Ghost.

Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.

 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. 30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

 31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. Matthew 12:25-32

The way of Christ

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13

The way of Christ is difficult and narrow, few people would dare to go by it. We want to emphasize that the gospel of the Lord revolves on suffering, sacrifice and surrender in this life. It is true that Jesus has promised us eternal life as we believe in Him and His words. However, our earthly journey would be tough and rough like the way He lived His life on earth.

We want to be candid and honest to tell the truth about following the Lord Jesus Christ. This website would paint the exact picture of what kind of life, a believer of Christ would face. So be prepared to count the cost of following Him and His teachings. There is no easy way but His only and narrow way for Jesus Christ is the Way, Truth and the Life.

It is misleading to believe that gospel of Christ is all about abundant life and prosperity living. Anyone would soon discover that life in Christ is mysteriously brutal to the point that you have to hate yourself, deny yourself and carry your cross daily. It is either to love Christ or abandon Him. You cannot serve two masters, you either love or hate the other.

We regret to discourage people to follow Christ by painting a gloomy picture. It is better to trust and love Him after you know the consequences of becoming His disciple. Forthrightly, we lovingly warn everyone who wishes to follow Christ to count the cost, read His words and know His teachings about discipleship.

This is not about your church membership or religious affiliation. Do you want to follow Christ regardless of your religion? 

Suffering + Sacrifice + Surrender = JOY

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:11-12

Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. John 16:20

The joy of Jesus Christ was made full for us when He suffered for us, sacrificed His life for us and surrendered His will to His Father’s will. Let us remember that suffering + sacrifice + surrender is Joy  and not definitely Sorrow.

1. Suffering.  We accept suffering and pain as part of sovereign wisdom of our Heavenly Father. God knows everything that is happening in our lives. If we suffer, He suffers too especially when we are His creation and children through Christ Jesus. Consider sufferings as a process to make us perfect. We are blessed when we suffer for Christ’s sake and the gospel. There is no salvation if there is no savior who must suffer in our behalf. The joy of salvation is rooted on His suffering on the cross. So therefore, let us carry our crosses with joy.

2. Sacrifice. We must offer our bodies as living sacrifice to the Lord. Our bodies must endure the pain of living in this world, may be hunger, sickness or mental anguish. Casting all our cares upon the Lord for He cares for us as a Good Shepherd. He always seek and save the wounded lost sheep of His pasture. It is a sacrifice on our part to love our enemies and do good to those who hate us. Let us rejoice in times of trial and temptation for our sacrifice offering is accepted for His honor and delight.

3. Surrender. Though God is omnipotent, He will not force His will against our will. He will not coerce or intimidate us to love Him with all our minds, hearts and souls. We must give our love to Him freely and passionately. God has given us the freedom to love Him or reject Him. This exercise is called free will. There is an absolute joy when we love with no reservations. Jesus surrendered His will because He loves Father very much. His Father responded to His act of love of surrendering His will, by saying ” This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” Indeed, well pleased or overjoyed.

Jesus counted and consider it as His joy to suffer, sacrifice and surrender. Now, do we get the point when He said, ” Deny yourself and carry your cross daily”  if you want to follow Him and be one of His disciples.

The Epistles of the Apostles

This website, WOJC.COM is forever committed to uphold the spoken words of Jesus Christ as the absolute standard for every follower or disciple of Christ. We will be judged according to His words. Christ’s words are the final measurement whether we are acceptable or not to Him. We have believed in the supremacy of Jesus’ words over other writers in the Scriptures.

However, we also respect and study the epistles of the apostles in the New Testament. We believed that the epistles are deep and rich in knowledge about the life of the early believers in Christ. The epistles are important as they are, cannot surpass the authority of the spoken gospel of Christ. We recommend that we should first master and have the full grasp of the word of Jesus Christ before being an expert in the epistles of the apostles. After all, Christ is our Lord and Shepherd. We hear and listen to His voice all the time and every moment of our lives. We can pray, talk to Him, or ask any question related to His words. 

We want to make it clear that we not against the Apostles. They gave up their lives for Christ and in the propagation of the gospel of Christ. We may not be quoting verses from the Epistles as often as we need to because of our preference to dwell on the words of Christ. The words of Christ do not have to be validated by others opinion to make them sacred and enforceable.  Jesus can stand alone by His words and promises without extra supporting verses from the Epistles.

Pain and Suffering

Humanity is linked together by P/S (pain and suffering). We all collectively experiencing pain as a human race. There is universal pain and suffering for us to go through without exception. We must accept P/S (pain and suffering) as part of the divine plan for mankind. The curse was originated from the Creator as a punishment for disobeying His words. The devil is not the rightful source of P/S. God made hell, a place of eternal pain and torture. Only God can inflict punishment and create a place called hell. The Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.

The sovereign God rules the universe through P/S (pain and suffering) in the spirit of love and grace. The righteous could suffer like a wicked person, in fact no one can escape this reality that regardless of your spiritual standing before God, everyone has to suffer and bear personal painful experiences. Why do the righteous suffer? Of course, everyone has to feel pain and endure personal sufferings, believer or non-believer, both shall suffer. The only difference is one has to suffer for Christ whereas the other one has to suffer meaninglessly.

Pain and suffering must be taken as a way to get closer to our Father God. If this is the case, nothing can move us from the love of God. No evil thing could defeat us into submission. Our journey in life is to go through the horror and fear of pain and suffering. It purifies our soul like gold.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is about human pain and suffering. If Jesus is God. Then God must have suffered too in Jesus Christ. From birth to cross, Jesus was depicted as a man of sorrow. Our savior suffered for our salvation and deliverance. His body was broken in pain for us and his blood was shed as an evidence of suffering for us all. Do you now believe P/S (pain and suffering) are necessary in daily Christian life? It is utterly a false doctrine to teach that Christians are immune to P/S. The teaching of Christ is to deny yourself and carry you cross daily if you wanted to follow Him.

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. Luke 9:23-24

For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.  For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:  Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, I Peter 1:19-24

Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. 1 Peter 4:16-17

You can not evade or by pass pain and suffering by taking your own life. Suicide would not be the end of your pain and suffering but could be worst thing you could have done to your life and others. The mass killings occurring almost on a daily basis because of desperation do multiply the terror and pangs of collective suffering. Our godless society is in the path of self destruction.

Who made the script?

Most skeptics believe that the story of Jesus Christ is fictional or just plain mythical, in simple language, the historical event surrounding the life of Christ was not true and it did not occur at all. They are claiming that Jesus Christ was a figure alledgely created by the early religious leaders of the church with vested interest to rival the pagan world, to counteract the tide of paganism of the then known world.

The whole story of Jesus Christ is amazingly true. It did happen. There was really a man named Jesus who was born by a virgin named Mary. Twenty centuries ago, a man called the Christ literally lived and walked on earth with many witnesses who saw Him preached the gospel and healed the sick. Thousands of people heard Him spoke about His Heavenly Father and everlasting kingdom.

God became a man is a fact that is out of this world, an issue hard to comprehend. God dying on the cross is intellectually challenging and seemingly impossible to have had happened but it did. The death of God is philosophically unattainable. God never dies. However, it became possible when Christ died on the cross and resurrected after three days.

If the story and life of Jesus Christ is not true. Who made up this historical episode? Who scripted this fictional story? It was done in great grandeur of castings , magnificent life-changing script and unsolicited talents from from different generations. The answer is somebody greater than us. None the less, the Father, our Lord God, the director and the producer of this epic story of the life of Jesus Christ.

Killing God who is omniscient and omnipotent is a crime in the highest level. It is blasphemous and unthinkable. But listen to what Jesus said, ” for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” He gave His life for us.  We gained back our freedom and life through the death of Jesus Christ, our Lord.

How can we fully explain the love of God for us? The grey matter of our brain cannot give an answer to this mystery. Why the Word was God and became flesh? Here philosophy meets its end and limitation. For those who benefited from the life and story of Jesus to deny the truth, the way and the only life for them.