Meat - Is To Do The Will Of God
John 4:30 "Then they went out of the
city, and came unto him.
31 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?
34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work."
“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.”
1. Meat is Food for The Body
Genesis 1:29-30 “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.”
The law of first mention shows the word “meat” in [Genesis 1:29-30] is more than “meat”.
Meat is for sustenance. Meat is more than “flesh”.
The term “meat” is for food in general.
Note in verse twenty-nine: meat is “the fruit of a tree yielding seed”
And in verse thirty it is the “green herb” that is for meat.
2. Meat is Food for The Soul.
Now, meat in the Bible is more than just food for the body.
MEAT is necessary for the inner man, whereby, man is sustained in his emotional center [in his heart].
This is to be realized by an inner need to be in fellowship with his CREATOR.
Although Adam’s SIN [our sin] has messed things up, God shows his desire and his intention in Psalm 55 in the matter of what this source of sustenance needs to be by DESIGN.
It is a directive: “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” [Psalm 55:22] Amen!
We need to do this. It is built into us by DESIGN. Man is not to live by meat [or bread] for the body ONLY but man is to live by the MEAT [sustained] of the “every word” of GOD.
Go to Matthew chapter four, verse four: “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
Man was MADE to be in fellowship with GOD. Amen!
Three Things By Design
1. Jesus Christ set his face like a flint.
[Isaiah 50:5-8] “The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.”
The SON of GOD left heaven to take the form of a servant for the express purpose and goal to SAVE our souls “from the power of the grave.”
YEA, Jesus Christ came to this planet EARTH to conquer DEATH and to DEFEAT THE DEVIL. Amen!
Jesus would not let Satan throw him off course. I “have I set my face like a flint”. [Matthew 4:3]
“And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.”
No sir! He did not sway or give the enemy one inch of ground! “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
That WORD was his necessary food.
Is the WORD of GOD your necessary food?
Has the promise in [Psalm 49:15] become REAL to you?
It has to me! Amen! “But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.”
2. Jesus Christ determined [by DESIGN] to ransom us from the power of the grave.
Note the word “determined” in [Luke 22:22]. “And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!”
Jesus Christ set his face like a flint to RANSOM our souls from HELL [The Devil’s Hell] “from the power of the grave”. [Hosea 13:14] “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.”
3. Jesus Christ was born to die!
The SON of GOD set out to “finish his work” on Mount Calvary.
The lamb in the book of Exodus pictured before hand by hundreds of years, Jesus Christ, as the Lamb of God, slain from the foundation of the world as a MEAT offering to GOD for our sins. [Revelation 13:8-9] “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear.”
Do you HEAR? [Hearing is a HEART problem.]
It is all about a LAMB! [Exodus 29:39-42] “The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even: And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering.
And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee.”
The day [in TIME] would come that HE, whose face was set like a FLINT, was to be killed for our sins. [Luke 22:7] “Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.”
Jesus Christ is the BREAD [MEAT] which is our very necessary FOOD.
[John 6:48-51] “I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
Will you take the BREAD of LIFE?
Will you do the WILL of God?
[2 Peter 3:9] “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
Did you hear that? Get the wax out of your ears. God wants you to come to repentance. Amen!
MEAT … IS TO DO THE WILL OF GOD.
Will you come?