Article by Fruitbearing Missions
1Cor.10: 3 – 5
“And all [of them] ate the same spiritual (supernaturally given) food,
And they all drank the same spiritual (supernaturally given) drink. For they drank from a spiritual Rock which followed them [produced by the sole power of God Himself without natural instrumentality], and the Rock was Christ.
Nevertheless, God was not pleased with the great majority of them, for they were overthrown and strewn down along [the ground] in the wilderness.”
A balanced diet is one that gives your body the nutrients it needs to function correctly. It is expected of every living organism to feed well. Food should be taken in the right proportion needed to help the body grow naturally.
Human beings are different from other living organism not only because they can stand uprightly, speak words that are meaningful but man is entirely different because he is created in the likeness of God.
Man is a three in one being just like the Trinity in heaven. In other words, God is revealed as the Father, the Son and the Spirit while Man is composed of the soul, body and spirit
Jesus, unlike other human beings, was not just a body born of virgin Mary but the Father lived in Him and the Spirit was upon Him. John.14: 10 “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and that THE FATHER IS IN ME? What I am telling you I do not say on My own authority and of My own accord; but the Father Who lives continually in Me does the (His) works (His own miracles, deeds of power).” Luke 4:18-19 THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD [IS] UPON ME, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity], To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord [the day when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound].” In the same way, God has created man not only to be a living body but man was created a soul and the Spirit of God should be upon him.
God made arrangement for the survival of man both naturally and spiritually. Naturally, man can only grow, be strengthened and survive by feeding well on a balanced diet. But… man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Spiritually, it is very important than man feeds on a spiritual balanced diet to grow strong, well balanced and survive.
Furthermore, we must understand that the body appearance shows how well a man feeds naturally but spiritually it is revealed through the function of his soul i.e how such man reflects character of God which is the fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22 – 23 “But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].
A man that adequately feeds on spiritual food would be well behaved. He would be able to express love both to God and man, be at peace with all men, patient with himself and others, gentle, his good deeds would be known, faithfulness towards God and man, meakness must be order of the day in his life and his temperament should not be that which people speak against.
It is important we know that the earlier we gave ourselves to spiritual diet the better. Many have been feeding naturally, they are growing strong and good looking but deny themselves spiritual food and they are dead. Their behavior reveals their level of spiritual malnourishment.
Do you wonder why your hatred for people keep growing? Is it an issue of concern to you that you find it difficult to be at peace with your fellow? Are you even tired of your riotous and reckless living? Are you tired of been unreliable? Have your parents neglected you because of your character and that has become issue of concern to you?
If you find yourself with any of above situation, it only reveals your level of spiritual deterioration. Thus it becomes necessary you come to the resurrection and the life, Jesus Christ, to save you.
Except you are a living soul, you do not need a meal. A dead man can not eat. It is a waste of time to feed on spiritual food if you are not yet alive in Christ. Until you are born again you cannot feed on a spiritual meal. The efforts of your parents or your pastor have been fruitless because you are not yet alive, you are still dead in your sins.
Are you willing to be alive?
Are you willing to be born again?
Are you willing to accept Jesus Christ?
Please pray this prayer;
Lord Jesus, I know I’m dead because of sin.
I believe you died for my sin and resurrected for me to live.
I accept you today as my Lord and personal Saviour.
Now, I believe I am born again.
Thank You Jesus for saving me. Amen