Are you a meat eater?

Eating meat is going out of fashion and butchers are struggling.

I rarely eat red meat but I eat chicken and fish – I couldn’t live without my Spanish Paella! (you are welcome to my recipe!).

I was wary of giving up meat altogether a long time ago, when one dark evening, in the spooky outback of Spain, some Romanians knocked at our door. They were bedraggled, in rags, and pleading for food and a roof over their head. As we couldn’t accommodate them all, I made an appeal for caravans and several were donated, and we’ve had the privilege of providing for these brothers and sisters in Christ for years, as well as other Christians who’ve fallen on hard times.

Some of the Romanians had never eaten meet ever. And even though they were all from the same village, having the same friends, some attending the same church, I was rather taken aback on the very noticeable difference between them. The meat-eaters were tall, strong, and muscly, but the non-meat eaters were very much shorter, rather pasty-looking and weak (this put me off ever becoming a vegetarian, apart from the fact that I like some meat).

Over the years my hubby and I have ministered in many churches, and it doesn’t take long to see who meat-eaters!

God’s word speaks of meat-eaters and milk-drinkers!

“By this time you ought to be teachers. You have need again for someone to teach you the principles of God, and have come to need milk not solid food. Solid food is for the mature, who have their senses trained to discern good and evil” (Hebrews 5:14).

So according to this Scripture, some meat-eaters had ‘turned’ from solids to preferring liquids! And because of their new desire for the pale stuff, it was causing them to lose their spiritual insight and discernment. So milk-drinkers will be those deceived by the enemy in the last days.

The ‘give-me-milk-only’ drinkers were becoming infant-like falling for any ‘fairy tale’ ‘fad’ ‘doctrine’ ‘worldly concept’ due to losing strength through sheer meat lack.

Everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness (i,e, what is RIGHT), since he is a child” (vs 13).

The ‘meat’ of God’s word is going out out fashion! It is ‘too too tough to chew on for some! So you should feel well-blessed if you still prefer to choke on the meat of the word no matter how tough it may be to swallow sometimes! Why? It means you have strength of character due to spiritual meat consumption!

“I fed you with milk, not meat, for you were able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 3:2).

God’s word can be tough to digest sometimes. And although it may not seem so at the time of devouring it – it will be giving you stamina for when you will need it most.

We need spiritual meat on our bones if we are to cope and survive this crazy world we are finding ourselves in with all the ‘happenings’ that ‘turncoat’ milk-drinkers can’t stand up to. But meat-eaters will keep getting stronger, gaining more and more spiritual weight.

The meat of God’s word enlightens, so if we have enough ‘spiritual meat’ on our bones, we will instinctively know what is right, wrong, and what is displeasing God.

This ‘meat’ also gives guidance… “Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105).

Store it up! “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (Psalm 119:11).

God bless, Christine.

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