Matthew 4:4 (KJV)
4 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.
Jesus said, “I am the bread of life!”
John 6:35 (KJV)
35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
As Americans, we can say, for the most part, that we have plenty to eat and we do it very well, even to excess! And, as you know, that can be harmful. In fact, the acronym for the Standard American Diet is SAD! And sad it is. People eat and eat and eat but are they getting the nutrition they need to be healthy? I wonder and I think not. Of course, that can change but it takes effort, commitment, and diligence to stick to it.
Enough said but I wanted to use that as an example of what happens in the spirit realm. God uses natural things to explain spiritual things. Just as we need to feed our bodies, we most definitely have to feed our spiritual bodies – our reborn human spirit. And the food we must feed it is God’s Word.
Just as your physical body will eventually die if you starve it long enough, so it is with your spirit. It won’t die but it will remain emaciated and virtually unable to help you in the realm of life here on planet earth.
Romans 8:14 (KJV)
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
God intends for you to live from the inside out – being led by your spirit under the direction of the Holy Spirit. But, the only way you can trust your spirit is to continually feed on the God’s Word. It’s more than mental assent which acknowledges that God’s Word is true but goes no further, not acting on it.
By feeding on the Word of God continually, it will get down into your reborn spirit and develop and mature. When that happens, you’ll begin to speak God’s Word with power and authority and see circumstances change.
Feeding on the Word takes commitment, diligence, study, meditation, and doing the Word. That’s how you get it from your head into your heart. And that’s when supernatural things happen.
God’s Word always works but we have to work the Word.
John 1:1 (KJV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 (KJV)
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.