and drink His blood, you do not have life in you [Gate]…
Whoever continues to eat my flesh and drink my
blood continues to live in union with Me and
I in union with him [Path].”
JOHN 6:53,56 (Williams)
My burden is to see disciples brought down the Path, so I see the Path everywhere I look in the Scripture. How does this relate to our study? In this way: the Gate of eternal Life is to receive the Lord as food and drink, but the Path is to continue eating and drinking.
The Lord tells us that He is meat indeed, and drink indeed. Just how often do we eat and drink? Unless we are fasting, our eating and drinking occur daily, several times a day in fact. That is why I selected the Williams Translation of these passages, because it gives us the continuing action of the Greek verb – whoever continues to eat, continues to live. It is not just a once-and-for-all thing, but a continual thing. It is abiding. It is a Gate and a Path.