Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel (Ezek. 3:1 KJV)
The experience of Ezekiel described above teaches us great lessons about what spiritual food is and what it means to feed spiritually. Do you remember Jesus telling Peter to feed His sheep in John 21:16? What does this mean? And what is spiritual food?
God showed the prophet Ezekiel a vision of a book handed down to him (Ezek. 2:9-10) and God instructed him to eat the book. In verses 10-11 of the same chapter, God gives us an explanation of what He meant in verse 1 when he told Ezekiel to “eat this roll” by saying “Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all My words that I shall speak unto thee RECEIVE IN THINE HEART, and hear with thine ears…” (Ezek. 3:10-11 KJV)
The meaning of feeding is here given as receiving in the heart. The human spirit has a capacity to receive spiritual virtues and to mold and become one with them. The Lord in Ezekiel goes further to tell us what the food is that should be eaten, which is “all My words.”
When the human spirit receives the Word of God that molds to become one with it, imparting the life that it carries, it is feeding on the Word of God. The Word carries revelation, healing, power, and wisdom and when received into the heart, it imparts these life virtues. Feed on the Word to grow and flourish in life!
Meditation is essentially eating spiritual food. It is the process of pondering and muttering God’s Word so that it enters into the heart. Meditate on our Scripture above now!
APPLY THE WORD
Do you regularly feed your spirit? Spiritual fasting is not permitted! Develop a habit of feeding constantly on God’s Word and you will become an all-around success!
Thank the Lord for giving us spiritual food. Pray that the Spirit will create a hunger in you to feed on His Word.
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