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EAT WHAT IS GOOD (Part 1)
Eric Aboadwe    [email]    ( Ghana ) 2017-11-08     Views : 27     Touched : 4
EAT WHAT IS GOOD (Part 1)

Our Scripture reading continues from Isaiah where God says:

“Why do you spend money for what is not BREAD, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and EAT WHAT IS GOOD, and let your SOUL delight in abundance” (Isaiah 55:2).

We thank God for speaking these Words of Life to us, and for giving us the word of advice to make the RIGHT choice either to live by what we eat in the FLESH or we live by eating the SPIRITUAL food coming from His “Word.” That’s why God told us, “Listen carefully to Me,” and it means that He wants us to make the RIGHT choices.

When God asked human beings the rhetorical question, “Why do you spend money for what is not BREAD, and your wages for what does not satisfy?, He want us to know that our life on this earth is USELESS and MEANINGLESS if it is all about going to work, doing business, making money, eating and drinking physical food, sleeping and waking up, going back to work again, and repeating the same cycle over and over again until we DIE to face the “judgment” which He has “appointed for man” (Hebrews 9:27).

Such a life is devoid of ETERNAL LIFE. That’s why King Solomon who was wiser than all men, and who had everything at his disposal, including 700 wives, princesses, and 300 concubines (1 Kings 11:3), and who also spoke 3,000 proverbs and who sang one thousand and five songs (1 Kings 4:32), realized the unprofitableness of the life of the FLESH, and so he concluded that, “all is VANITY and grasping for the wind” (Ecclesiastes 1:14).

Therefore God is telling us to “EAT WHAT IS GOOD.” But when God says this, what does it mean? It means we must “EAT” His “Word.” As we all know, in the beginning was the “Word,” and the “Word” was with God, and the “Word” was God (John 1:1). Therefore when we Christians say that, “God is GOOD all the time,” it means the “Word” is “GOOD” and this “Word” refers to JESUS CHRIST, so we must “EAT” Him.

That’s why the Lord Himself told us, “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” (John 6:53). This is exactly what God was telling us in Isaiah to “EAT.” Let us understand that when JESUS say we must eat His “FLESH,” it means we must believe that He was born by the Virgin Mary in “the likeness of a sinful FLESH” (Romans 8:3), and He gave His body for our SINS (Galatians 1:4) when He was baptized by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:13-17).

Also when the LORD says we must “DRINK His BLOOD,” it means we must believe that after taking our SINS upon Himself through His baptism, He died on the Cross and shed His precious “BLOOD” for the judgment of our SINS. That’s why during the Lord’s supper, the Scripture says, “And as they were eating, JESUS took the BREAD, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, EAT; this is My BODY” (Matthew 26:26).

After that JESUS took the cup, gave thanks, and He presented it to them saying, “DRINK from it, all of you. For this is My BLOOD of the covenant, which is shed for many for the REMISSION of SINS” (Matthew 26:28). So all Christians must therefore note that the Christian FAITH is not only about the “BLOOD” of the Cross. This is because JESUS did not give us only His “BLOOD,” but He also gave us His FLESH (BODY) by which He received our SINS upon Himself through His “BAPTISM” in the Jordan River.

Therefore if JESUS who cannot lie say that “this is My BLOOD of the covenant, which is shed for many for the REMISSION of SINS,” and some Christians are still praying every day to God for the REMISSION (forgiveness) of their SINS, then they don’t even believe in the “BLOOD” of the Cross which they claim to believe, but they have BROKEN God’s “covenant” of the “REMISSION.”

In this “covenant” of the “REMISSION of SINS” which JESUS spoke about, God said that “Their SINS and lawless deeds I will remember no more,” (Hebrews 10:17; Jeremiah 31:34). But the misguided and blind believers go before Him every day to remind Him of their SINS by twisting 1 John 1:9 to their own destruction as they also do to the rest of the Scriptures (2 Peter 3:16).
They will continue to be SINNERS because even though God told them to “EAT WHAT IS GOOD,” they refuse to “EAT” the BODY of JESUS by which He accepted their SINS upon Himself when He got baptized.

The truth is that Christian who are still SINNERS have not eating the FLESH and the BLOOD of JESUS, but they are deceiving themselves. It is utterly impossible for anyone who eats the “FLESH” (Living Bread) of the Lord JESUS and drink His “BLOOD” (Living Drink) to remain a SINNER. This is because when you “EAT” JESUS, His BODY becomes your body. That’s why the Apostle Paul confirmed this by saying, “For we are members of His BODY, of His FLESH and of His BONES” (Ephesians 5:30).

Therefore those who are offering the prayers of repentance continuously are NOT “members of His BODY,” but they are members of the body of Satan the originator of SIN who is also called the Devil and the Old Serpent. Those who confess daily that they are still SINNERS who must be forgiven obviously not part of “the BODY of CHRIST” as the Scripture tells us in 1 Corinthians 12:27.

This is because “the BODY of CHRIST” cannot SIN. And the Apostle John confirms this when he said, “Whoever has been BORN of God does not SIN, for His SEED remains in him; and he cannot SIN, because he has been BORN of God” (1 John 3:9). So unless a Christian awake his spiritual mind, he will never understand these things, and theology or human wisdom cannot explain this to him. However those who DENY their fleshly thoughts will be “BORN of God” as the passage is telling us, and they will become SINLESS.

So believers who remain SINNERS are not God’s children because their FAITH is contrary to the “Word” of Light, and so they remain in the darkness of SIN. We were all like this before. But thanks to the TRUE gospel of the SALVATION of the water and the Spirit given to us by JESUS, the “Dayspring from on high has visited us” (Luke 1:78), and now our eyes are wide open, and the FALSE pastors and prophets cannot deceive us any longer.

Therefore we can boldly say, “One thing I know: that though I was BLIND, now I SEE” (John 9:25). This is because we have eating “WHAT IS GOOD” and it has illuminated our eyes of understanding.

Our study continues.....................

God is “GOOD” so let us “EAT” His “Word”(JESUS CHRIST)

 

 
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