Peter's Famous Words

Jesus had just fed 5,000 people with only 5 loaves of bread and two fish. It was a wonderful miracle that inspired many people to follow Jesus. The people loved Him, and they wanted to hear Him speak more and more. When He performed miracles, they could not deny that God was among them once again. But then things suddenly changed.

Jesus went to the city of Capernaum and preached in the temple. This time, Jesus wasn't out in front of the people performing miracles, He was preaching things that seemed impossible to understand.

"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."

Wow! Did Jesus just tell the people that they would have to eat Him? This was a real test, that's for sure. How could the people believe in a Man Who said something like that?

Even though they had just seen Jesus feed 5,000 people with only 5 loaves of bread and two fish, almost everyone turned away and left Him. They couldn't possibly understand what Jesus meant, and they did not have the faith to continue to believe Him.

Jesus looked at His 12 disciples who were left standing with Him and asked, "Will ye also go away?"

It was then that the great disciple Peter showed his faith and answered, "Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of Eternal Life." Peter knew that Jesus was the promised Christ. Even though he couldn't understand what Jesus' Words meant, he believed Him anyway. Peter had a revelation of Who Jesus was, and it didn't matter to him if he couldn't understand everything He said. His faith in Jesus was more important than his own understanding.

It is the same way today. There are many things in the Bible, and things in Brother Branham's Message that we don't fully understand, but there is Something inside of us that just knows that God's Word is always right, no matter what.

If you were there with Jesus in Capernaum, would you have been one of those who left Him, or would you have been like Peter, and believed Jesus, no matter what?

You can read this story in St. John Chapter 6