There’s nothing better than God’s meat! Nothing! I believe I know what it must be like for an eagle to eye a snake, and then zoom down from a high place to get it. Eagles are snake killers and so are we, called to tear them apart, not with a beak or claws, but with the mighty Word of God. So come on Eagle Saints: It’s time to zoom in on defeating the devil and chow down on the tastiest meat ever.
Sometimes, just one or two words from our Lord are a bountiful feast, and it was so for me a few days ago when I read the words of Jesus in the Gospel According to Thomas: “Be ye passers-by!” He said. I flailed that meaty word and cooked it up in many tasty dishes that I’ll be serving you now, along with “Rainbow Bread.”
#1. First and foremost, each of us is called to be a passer-by through this world. We’re not its citizens, but freemen of Heaven, and all the troubles we have traveling through the world are but bread for us. I have no doubt that we’re going to be chewing some tasty bites together in the coming days, and adding the wine of joy with it, too.
#2. No one can get to the Promised Land without passing through the wilderness. We must not stay in that barren wasteland meant to be a time of testing for us, but instead pass quickly through it, defeating our enemies along the way: If we overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil, as well as the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life, we’ll be passing through with flying colors…. even the rainbow colors of the sevenfold Spirit of God.
#3. Take a look now at Song of Solomon 3: 1-4 with me, and chew on what it says: “By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves: I saw him, but I found him not. I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loves: I saw him, but I found him not. The watchmen that go about the city found me; to whom I said, ‘Have you seen him whom my soul loves?’ It was but a little while that I PASSED from them, but I found him whom my soul loves; I held him, and would not let him go.” Of all our temptations, I believe that remaining in Babylon, instead of passing through her, is the most tempting for us who desire to go on into perfection. Will we deem intimacy with God more than fellowship with our brethren? Will we put our trust in Him alone, or will we listen to other voices? Will we look to man to lead us, or will we be solely dependent upon God? Only if we are like the Shulamite woman, totally in love with our Lord and completely submitted to Him, will we be ready to pass the fiery test in the last day.
#4. I heard “Malachi” in my tongues which brought the awareness that in the day of His coming, we’re going to pass through the fire. We shall not only be like the three Hebrew children, Meshack, Shadrach and Abednego who didn’t have a hair on their heads burned, but those of us who pass through it, shall tread down the wicked. What a promise for the ones who pass through the world, the wilderness, Babylon and the last day fires which will burn out everything of the flesh!
Ah! Our meat, even the will of God, is to rise above what our natural senses tell us. The Lord Jesus Christ has provided a path likened to a by-pass road that circumvents the hustle and bustle of the world. Yea! The “HIGHway is called ‘The Way of Holiness,’ and “the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, those fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” (Isaiah 35: 8-10)
Oh my brethren, may each of us realize that it’s a great honor to be a passer-by in this last day. Hear it: God says: “I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.” So hey you, who are worth more than gold: Obey the Lord!: Pass by the world and all that’s in it, but don’t pass by God’s glory!
It’s meant to be yours!