Friday, 22 July 2016
PARTAKING OF THE SPIRITUAL FOOD OF THE LORD:
The LORD gives this, not as the World gives, but as Divinely given and supplied by The LORD God Almighty, The LORD Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit. The Spiritual Food of The LORD is always a “Balanced Diet” that is supplied as a “Full Course Meal”.
The Spiritual Food of The LORD is not Physical (Fleshly), but Spiritual (Holy Spirit-filled). This is very powerfully and very beautifully captured in the book of John 4: 31-38 which is written as follows: ‘“In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.” Therefore the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.”’
This Spiritual Food brings Eternal Life to those who Partake of it for they shall have embraced Him who gives Eternal Life. This is very Powerfully captured in the Book of John 6: 50-58 ‘“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?” Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread which came down from heaven—not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.”’
The Breakdown of this Spiritual Food is as Follows:
1-The “Carbohydrate” of Spiritual Food: Carbohydrates are the energy-giving food.
The “Carbohydrate” of Spiritual Food thus refers to the energy that is obtained from the Spiritual Food of The LORD. Therefore, the Spiritual Food of The LORD do provide Energy, Strength, Rejuvenation and Power to those who partake of it. This Energy and Power, is the Energy and Power of The LORD and from The LORD; from His Heavenly Chambers.
-Psalm 119:28 “My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word.”
-Zechariah 4:6 ‘“So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts.”’
-Deuteronomy 8: 18 ‘“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”’
-Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
-Ephesians 1: 17-20 ‘“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.”’
2-The “Protein” of Spiritual Food: Proteins are the food that when taken, Repairs & Creates Tissues and causes Growth.
The “Proteins” of Spiritual Food thus refers to the Renewal (Renews), the Revival, the Restoration and The Spiritual Growth that one derives from Partaking of the Spiritual Food of The LORD.
-Lamentations 5:21 “Turn us back to You, O Lord, and we will be restored; Renew our days as of old.”
-Psalm 103: 1-5 ‘“Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”’
-Psalm 51: 10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
-Psalm 51:12 “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.”
-Ezekiel 36: 26-27 ‘“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”’
3-The “Vitamins & Minerals” of Spiritual Food: Vitamins & Minerals are essential (vital) Nutrients that the body needs to work properly. So when Vitamins & Minerals are taken, then the body functions properly. This also include Roughage & Fiber.
“The Vitamins & Minerals” of Spiritual Food thus refers to the Effectiveness, Efficiency, Focus, Purity, Humility, Faithfulness, Purification, Cleansing and Refining that one derives from Partaking of the Spiritual Food of The LORD.
-Daniel 12:10 ‘“Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.”’
-Ezekiel 36: 24-25 ‘“For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.”’
-Ezekiel 36: 29-31 ‘“I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses. I will call for the grain and multiply it, and bring no famine upon you. And I will multiply the fruit of your trees and the increase of your fields, so that you need never again bear the reproach of famine among the nations. Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight, for your iniquities and your abominations.”’
-Ezekiel 36: 33-36 ‘“Thus says the Lord God: “On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also enable you to dwell in the cities, and the ruins shall be rebuilt. The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass by. So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, the Lord, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, the Lord, have spoken it, and I will do it.”’
-Proverbs 3: 7-8 ‘“Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.”’
NOTE: The Spiritual Food of The LORD Can Be Consumed, Derived and Partaken of through these Sources: Reading The Word of God (The Holy Bible), Praying (Prayer), Fasting (Fast), Worshiping & Praising The LORD (In Truth and in Spirit), Evangelizing (Preaching and sharing forth the Salvation of The LORD Jesus Christ to our families, friends, neighbours, colleagues, countrymen and other fellow human beings), Presenting before The LORD Tithes & Offerings (Giving back to The LORD by supporting Widows & Orphans, The Poor & the Impoverished, Genuine Missions & Ministries of The LORD to help in spreading forth the Gospel of Christ).
Even though just One of the Sources of the Spiritual Food of The LORD is Powerful and Sufficient enough, but you would Rather make every Effort (through the help of The Holy Spirit), to ensure that you Partake of all the listed Avenues (Sources) of Spiritual Food of The LORD, so that you may have a Full (a Whole) “Balanced Diet” of The Spiritual Food of The LORD; that you may not suffer from Spiritual deficiency in the form of “spiritual Kwashiorkor”, “spiritual Marasmus”, “spiritual Malnourishment” or “spiritual Constipation”.
Have a Blessed moment of a “Balanced Diet” of The Spiritual Food of The LORD.
SHALOM!!! SHALOM!!! SHALOM!!!
Your Brother in Christ Jesus and a Shepherd of The LORD,