Calvary Chapel Downey


Spirit and Life

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63

Jesus shared this with His disciples after He laid down some heavy spiritual truth. Many of them had a hard time receiving what was said and they were offended. Those who took offense were more than likely following Him for carnal reasons rather than spiritual. John 6:26 says, “Jesus answered them, most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.”

Many here followed for the wrong reasons. Their concern was focused on their earthly, temporal need rather than the spiritual and eternal need for God and salvation. Jesus knew this, so after He shared John 6:41-51 they became annoyed and uneasy. Those who truly sought something more than just their fleshly need would be drawn deeper to Him.

Our Lord says, “It is the Spirit who gives life,” meaning the most important thing that gives life and eternity are given by the Spirit. It is the Spiritual things that one should seek after, not the temporal fleshly things which have no spiritual value whatsoever.

Take note of what Jesus said, that the words that come from His mouth are Spirit and they are Life. So now I say to you, are you desiring more? If you are, just read and listen to the words of our Savior and He will speak Spirit and Life into you.

Pastor Isaac Moscoso 

Frank Mayorga