Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Meat in the Bible refers to food and often it refers to spiritual food. The meat of the word.

John 4:33  Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? 
John 4:34  Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 

Jesus understood the will of his father and he was led by the Holy Spirit to witness to the Samaritan woman at the well. His disciples were concerned about food to fill their bellies, but Jesus said  "My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work." This was his meat. Not all who seek Jesus are seeking a deeper spiritual walk with him. To be a disciple we must follow Jesus to go deeper in spiritual understanding. If he is not our master, we are not of him.

John 6:26  Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. 
John 6:27  Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. 

Jesus has the meat, the word of God that is everlasting and that gives everlasting life. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6) Like Jesus we may suffer for our faith, because the world is hostile to the things of God. As he was sealed with the Holy Spirit, so must we be be sealed with the Spirit and with power.

Heb 5:8  Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 
Heb 5:9  And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; 
Heb 5:10  Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. 
Heb 5:11  Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. 
Heb 5:12  For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 
Heb 5:13  For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 
Heb 5:14  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. 

We must learn to eat the strong meat of God's word; we must learn to discern right from wrong. For there are false ones who seek to divide you with words, even quoting scriptures to divide with twisted truth and iniquity and who seek to destroy your faith. Some even believe they are speaking from God, but they have another spirit. We must learn to discern the spirits. The Holy Spirit in us is the Spirit of truth.

2Ti 2:14  Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. 
2Ti 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 
2Ti 2:16  But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 

Shun profane and vain babblings: turn oneself away for the purpose of avoiding wrong words. To repent is to turn to God and his truth. To change one's behavior. We must shun the dividing and learn to discern right from wrong. Too many are led astray by false words. We are to know the truth and to warn those seeking to divide, but not to allow them to speak to lead us astray; shun them, send them away from our gatherings. We must learn to eat the meat of God; His guidance and direction, knowing and doing the will of God through his word and prayer. Be disciples of Jesus Christ.

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