John 6:63 - The Living Word & Eternal Life

John 6:63 (KJV)  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth
nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are

        The life of Christ, that gives life to the world, is in His word. It
was by His word that Jesus healed disease and cast out demons; by
His word He stilled the sea, and raised the dead; and the people
bore witness that His word was with power. He spoke the word of God,
as He had spoken through all the prophets and teachers of the Old
Testament. The whole Bible is a manifestation of Christ, and the
Saviour desired to fix the faith of His followers on the word. When
his visible presence should be withdrawn, the word must be their
source of power. Like their Master, they were to live "by every word
that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."[1 MATT. 4:4.]
        As our physical life is sustained by food, so our spiritual life is
sustained by the word of God. And every soul is to receive life from
God's word for himself. As we must eat for ourselves in order to
receive nourishment, so we must receive the word for ourselves. We
are not to obtain it merely through the medium of another's mind. We
should carefully study the Bible, asking God for the aid of the Holy
Spirit, that we may understand His word. We should take one verse,
and concentrate the mind on the task of ascertaining the thought
which God has put in that verse for us. We should dwell upon the
thought until it becomes our own, and we know "what saith the
Lord.". . . . .
        By looking constantly to Jesus with the eye of faith, we shall be
strengthened. God will make the most precious revelations to His
hungering, thirsting people. They will find that Christ is a
personal Saviour. As they feed upon His word, they find that it is
spirit and life. The word destroys the natural, earthly nature, and
imparts a new life in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit comes to the
soul as a Comforter. By the transforming agency of His grace, the
image of God is reproduced in the disciple; he becomes a new
creature. Love takes the place of hatred, and the heart receives the
divine similitude. This is what it means to live "by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God." This is eating the Bread that
comes down from heaven.  DA390-1

The creative energy that called the worlds into existence is in the word of
God. This word imparts power; it begets life. Every command is a promise;
accepted by the will, received into the soul, it brings with it the life of
the Infinite One. It transforms the nature and re-creates the soul in the
image of God.  ED126

"The words that I speak to you, they are Spirit, and they are life." In
other words, a person eats Christ's flesh and drinks His blood-that is,
partakes of Christ and receives Him-by receiving the Word as taught by the
Spirit. . . . Jesus is the Living Word (John 1:1-4), and He was "made flesh"
for us (1:14). The Bible is the written Word. Whatever the Bible says about
Jesus, it also says about itself. Both are holy (Luke 1:35 and 2 Tim. 3:15);
both are Truth (John 14:6; 17:17); both are Light (John 8:12; Ps. 119:105);
both give life (John 5:21; Ps. 119:93); both produce the new birth (1 John
5:18; 1 Peter 1:23); both are eternal (Rev. 4:10; 1 Peter 1:23); both are
the power of God (1 Cor. 1:24; Rom. 1:16). The conclusion is obvious: when
you receive the Word into your heart, you receive Jesus Christ. We "eat His
flesh" by partaking of the Word of God. "I am the living Bread," said Jesus
in v. 51; and in Matt. 4:4 He said, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but
by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." [Wiersbe Expository