The Jews then complained about Him, because He said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven.” And they said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”Jesus therefore answered and said to them, “Do not murmur among yourselves. No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me. Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father. Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?”
At what point do we receive the ability to perceive the spiritual world? At what point do we know the difference between a literal physical application of truth and a truth that goes beyond our natural, physical world into our spiritual world? We view our world from the present, in natural, physical terms, most times. We see the earth, sky, trees, homes, friends, family, work; all exist now for us and all seem permanent till death, and take up our whole being, our whole view. But this circle is a circle within a circle that expands without end and is spiritual in nature. To see the spiritual and know the Creator is a gift. Jesus gives us that gift. He takes us beyond this life to eternity, a much larger circle – without end, without boundaries.
Belief in Christ gives the ability to see a larger, total picture. God is the force that teaches us and draws us to Christ. “They will all be taught by God. Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.” – Jesus. All that there is to know about the spiritual world is not revealed; but enough is to realize the spiritual existence and our part in it. We can be part of it in unity with Jesus.