Why Most Christians Need the Milk of the Word and Not the Meat

We have been talking about a few concepts considered the meat of the word in the last two or three articles. The meat of His word is the deep things of God. They are difficult to discern and comprehend by minds clogged with worldly thinking. We have seen things about the Kingdom of God and its capital city New Jerusalem, the city of God, literally coming out of heaven and setting down where Old Jerusalem now sits upon Christ’s return.

These are rare things, deep things, that only the Spirit of truth deals with and reveals to whomsoever He will. These rare things are the meat that we should be digesting and assimilating into our spirit and heart.

But most professing Christians cannot digest the meat because they do not have the “first principles of the doctrine of Christ” firmly planted in their hearts. The Spirit of God through His apostle says that because of the dullness of their hearing, he could not expound on the more glorious things of God. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil (Heb. 5: 11-14).

Why Professing Christians Choke on the Meat of the Word

They are dull of hearing because they do not know the “first principles of the oracles of God.” These are none other than the “principles of the doctrine of Christ,” which is the foundation of the temple of God–us (Heb. 6: 1-2). And Christ’s doctrine is the apostles’ doctrine, and it is listed in vs. 1 and 2.

The devil does not want us talking about and studying the doctrine of Christ. The devil works subtly; your eyelids will get heavy and begin to close, and your mind will wander to earthly things. It is not by accident that this happens. Satan wants to prevent us from attaining our royal destiny.

Nevertheless, God wants to take us into the deep waters where the treasures of His heart lay like gold doubloons on the bottom of the sea. In this natural world, many would train rigorously to dive for this gold if given an opportunity by the treasure hunter and his company. Many would go all in to get a cut of the massive shipwreck. But few will get serious and train to become the manifested sons and daughters of God, the future princes and princesses of God’s Kingdom.

Trouble with the Green Tree

God wants to take us there. But as was the case 2,000 years ago, the apostle cannot go into the more glorious things of God, the meat of the word. Can we blame God? If a brother still persists in putting up a green tree in his home every winter solstice, how can he expect God to trust him with the more precious, deeper truths?

Most denominations affirm that the Bible is the written word of God and that they go by it. And yet, in the plainest description in the KJV we read, “Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen…for the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not” (Jer. 10: 2-4). Come on. It’s the Christmas tree. It is a heathen custom, and it is vain to decorate it and “ooh and ah” over it. God Almighty is against it. Period. Yet, take a poll of the 2,400 sects and denominations, and the vast majority of them not only condone, but justify the green tree as part of their winter celebrations.

How can God entrust these participants in this gross error with His pearls of holy knowledge? “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you” (Matt. 7: 6). These people need the milk of the word and not the meat. They need the foundational teachings on repentance, faith, and the baptism into Christ’s death, for starters.

That is why Christ told us to forsake all things from our past—where nothing comes before His way. “Whosoever he be of you that forsakes not all that he has, he cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14: 26-33). That “all” includes not only material things but customs and traditions of men that one follows. Then a brother will say, “My spouse would leave me if I made a stand on these things!” If he or she loves you, they’ll come back. I know. And if they do not love you…Well,  the greatest revivals often happen when an unbelieving spirit in your midst walks out.

Christ’s Promise to Sup with Us

A few of us have been given a whiff of this savory meat of the word, causing us to hunger for more. Christ has promised to eat supper with us. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him and he with me.” He is knocking right now on the elect’s doors. He is calling us. If we can discern His voice speaking His word and not some manmade traditions, then He will come into that door we open to Him. And then, He promises to sup with us, or to eat supper with us (Rev. 3: 20-22). Do we think that we are going to just have a glass of milk (of the word) with Him? No, He will be expounding on the meat of the word, and we will be ready to partake, or He would not have knocked and entered. Like after the crucifixion and resurrection, Christ will be “speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God” to us (Acts 1: 3). Christ is promising a spiritual supper, where He in person will share with us like He shared His vision with the early apostles.

After we partake the spiritual meat with Him, having overcome the worldly traps, He then will grant that we sit with Him in His throne! This is what the Spirit is saying. “To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne…” (Rev. 3: 21).

That’s the meat! No more milk! The milk was important for our growth, but we need the meat now, not baby formula. No more baby cereal! It is on to the throne!

A throne. Wait a minute. Thrones are where kings and queens sit. Monarchs sit as the sovereign heads of governments. God will be sharing this power with a few thousand of His sons and daughters because He can trust them. After all, He has been over for supper. But can He trust you and me?     Kenneth Wayne Hancock

 

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4 responses to “Why Most Christians Need the Milk of the Word and Not the Meat

  1. Terry Buddrow

    Hard to find fault or error in what you say. I’m of the mindset that those who he choses to sit with him on his throne, those who overcome, those chosen from the foundation of the world will indeed partake of the meat of the word and have him sup with them. Does it not say that those he chooses he will empower to go the distance? It is all him and nothing us. I remember being a babe in Messiah, yet there was a burning in my mind I could not quench, I was driven to know more, driven to study to show myself approved, driven to dig for gold nuggets of truth. It does not lay on the ground you have to move lots of dirt to reach the nuggets, blood, sweat, tears it does not come easy. Diligently, strive, work out, run… all action works, effort words to describe our walk NOTHING passive about it, no Laodiceans need apply. It just depends on how much one wants to serve their Master, how much one wants to hear that phrase from him, “Well done good and faithful servant.”

    • Thanks for commenting, Terry. I totally agree; it is all Him. He is the One who puts that desire in our hearts to get to the bottom of why we all are spinning around on this miraculous globe. It is all Him. He puts it there in us and then those who are “predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son” will pay the price of admission: the total renunciation of our old vainglorious self…We “work” because He has graced us with truth; we do not work to gain this precious grace and truth. Big difference. The Spirit is Action, and when He is inside a man, he will be active and not passive. kwh

  2. ralph king

    One day, during the past few short years, I was able to receive and read ‘YAH IS SAVIOR’. I became ‘FULL OF SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE’ – NO MORE ‘KNOWLEDGE’ WAS NEEDED! One day, during the past many months, I was able to receive and read ‘THE UNVEILING OF THE SONS OF GOD’. I became ‘FULL OF SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE’ – NO MORE ‘KNOWLEDGE’ WAS NEEDED! One day, during the past many ‘days’, I was able to receive and read ‘THE ROYAL DESTINY OF GOD’S ELECT’. I became ‘FULL OF SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE’ – NO MORE ‘KNOWLEDGE’ WAS NEEDED! This day, hours ago, I am able to read your latest ‘post’ concerning the MEAT/MILK of the ‘WORD’. I am once again ‘FULL OF SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE’ – BUT I HAVE ‘MATURED’ SPIRITUALLY TO NOW KNOW THAT > I AM ‘GROWING’ SPIRITUALLY’ AND FATHER GOD IS ALLOWING ME TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE ‘SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT’ FROM ‘HIMSELF’, THROUGH YOU AND YOUR WEBSITE. CONTINUED ‘THANKS’ TO YOU FOR BEING – AND REMAINING – A FAITHFUL AND RESOURCEFUL ‘SERVANT OF THE ONE TRUE LIVING YAHWEH’! FATHER GOD – I THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING FOR MY DAILY SPIRITUAL ‘NEEDS’ TO BE FULFILLED! I AM SURELY BLESSED! (2 Peter 2:2; Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4; Hebrews 4:12; Hebrews 11:6). Ralph.

    On Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at 7:56 PM, Immortality Road wrote:

    > wayneman posted: “We have been talking about a few concepts considered the > meat of the word in the last two or three articles. The meat of His word is > the deep things of God. They are difficult to discern and comprehend by > minds clogged with worldly thinking. We have seen ” >

    • Thank you, Ralph, for sharing your heart with us. I am deeply humbled and gratified that I could be used to edify one of Yahweh’s children. Ralph, we must lay hold on this truth and not let go, for I believe that the Spirit of Truth will lead us right on through the veil into the Holy of Holies, the third section of the Tabernacle, corresponding to the 100 fold growth of the manifested sons of God. kwh

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