The Bible says, “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.” (Hebrews 5:14) Apostle Paul told the Corinthians, “I have fed you with milk and not with meat…for ye were not able to bear it…ye are yet carnal where as there is among you envying, strife, divisions, are ye not carnal and walk as men?” (1 Corinthians 3:2-3) The trouble with many of us is that we want to drink milk for the rest of our lives as we are little babies in Christ Jesus. Although we have teeth, we still ain’t ready for beef jerky or strong (tuff) meat. We want Mommy to put pacifiers in our mouths and continue sheltering us from the outside world – but life ain’t like that! Please read on…
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
Apostle Paul was commissioned to preach the GOSPEL to the Gentiles and he did quite well. Very openly, Apostle Paul instructed Christians to be ” better…” that is to be like CHRIST JESUS,
“But we see JESUS, who was made a little lower than the angels [although Jesus was made so much better than the angels Hebrews 1:4] for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified [set apart] are all of one: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren.” (Hebrews 2:9-11)
When things don’t go our way, we throw tantrums like little babies who thrown down their empty bottles or who kick and fuss when they want out of the crib. By the time we are 2 years of age, we bully the rest of the family (especially parents, siblings, and grand parents) by whining, crying, and smashing things. Yet, we still got the nipple in our mouths! But no Mother wants a six year old sucking on her breasts! Likewise, the LORD JESUS wants us to get off the tittee milk to start feasting on the MEAT OF THE WORD!
Check out “THE BEST MEAT LOAF RECIPE!” Lets call this a spiritual prescription for Christians to use:
(1) HOLY GHOST “spiritual food” which never, never, never, never fails. As you know, the HOLY GHOST is the Third Member of the Triune God and He is always present before the Throne of GOD! This is not made with the beef meat from your local supermarket and you cannot buy it no where on Earth. This “spiritual meat” which is without price/without cost and it comes down directly from Heaven.
(2) HOLY GHOST “spiritual sauce” which never, never, never, never fails. As you know, the HOLY GHOST “spiritual sauce” is red because the Blood of the LAMB is red. Unlike Hunt’s sauce, this spiritual sauce never sours, never fades away, and it is alive! All you have to do is throw yourself in this spiritual sauce and let it overcome you like you do when you jump into the swimming pool filled with water.
(3) HOLY GHOST “spiritual seasoning” which never, never, never, never fails. As you know, the HOLY GHOST “spiritual seasoning” is full of ingredients: the Salt of the Word (the Gospel of Jesus Christ)…Beaten eggs (you will be beaten into harmony with the other ingredients)…Hot Pepper (you will be stirred up on fire by the Holy Ghost to serve the Lord)…Water and Vinegar (as water and blood flowed from Jesus’ side) we too are Baptized in water and flavored and preserved by the vinegar).
(4) HOLY GHOST “spiritually baked” which never, never, never, never fails. As you know, the HOLY GHOST puts us in the fire to be “spiritually baked” at high temperatures. Like the Hebrew Boys (who were in the fiery furnace), we are not alone. From time to time a flame may soar up, but you will not be burned. Many times, we fall down on our Christian duties and the Lord allows us to feel scorched pain. If we repent (be Godly sorrowful), get up, make an about face and follow Christ, we will be forgiven!
After all is said and done, “…you will have eaten the strong meat which belongs to them that are of full age and you will know how to discern both good and evil…” “THE BEST MEAT LOAF RECIPE!”
Have a Blessed Day!