26. UNWANTED MEALS, SPIRITUALLY POISONED JUNK FOOD OF THE WORLD
Some get fed pablum, milk, meat, on a regular basis, in personal Bible study, in church attendance, in community studies... in prayer and communion with the Lord.
Yet in this world, we also get fed, willingly or unwillingly, the bad news of the world, the political bickering and the resulting mess of human attempts to rule, the accidents, crimes, fires, weather crisis, etc. of the daily news reports.
We get full and stuffed spiritually with the bad news, the garbage of the world. How do we undo the damage done by garbage, so we can truly grow from the spiritual food of the Lord?
1 Peter 1:14-16 (KJV)
14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Colossians 3:10 (KJV)
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him:
The Bible does answer... The Bible talks about the 'washing of the water by the Word'.. and the Word of God does do a work of washing out of our eyes, ears, and minds the filth the world tries to get in. We need more and more Bible study, more and more of speaking with the Lord personally, as the filth of this world coming at us, affecting our soul and spirit. The shield of faith, the breastplate of righteousness, the helmet of our salvation, etc are also helpful and wonderful and as we exercise the use of our armor, we find that rejection of letting those things get through and into our hearts does help.
Ephesians 5:26 (KJV)
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word,
Titus 3:5 (KJV)
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Ephesians 4:23-24 (KJV)
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
We are not to be an 'open book' with blank pages for the world, the flesh, and the devil to author words onto our hearts.. we need to wash any of those words and thoughts away, with the cleansing found in reading and accepting the truths of the Bible..
The Bible says 'be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind'. Rom 12...
We need to transform, cleanse, renew, anoint, and have blessed in us and on us the truths the Words of the Lord, written in the Bible, spoken and tested by the Bible, to us... That transformation of the defiled hearts and minds we can have from the world and the devils' writings on our heart, will make the pablum be more palatable, more enjoyed, more beneficial so we can grow faster to get to the meat...
2 Corinthians 4:16 (KJV)
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
There are many 'false chefs' trying to prepare meals for the saints... beware. John calls these false chefs, preparing pablum of poison, milk of bitterness, and meat of un-chew-ability...
The ‘antichrist’ is soon to come. We know this from many of the prophets’ words in the Bible. John is the only one who calls this person ‘antichrist’, and many other names are used for him.
The one with the title ‘antichrist’ has many, then and still now, acting in ways similar to him. John says they are ‘antichrists’.
I John 2:18
"Little children, it is the last time, and as ye have heard that the antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time."
False 'chefs' preparing evil doctrines, bitter condemnations of true food of the Lord, are abundant in our midst in the last days.
John, who was: spiritually aware of the age, knowledgeable of the signs, cognizant of the current fulfillment of prophetic truth, and definitely in tune with the Spirit of Truth, warns and alerts us to beware the ones who act in conjunction with the scheme of the Antichrist himself.
These unwanted, certainly unneeded meals of poison served by the devil through the world’s media, through politically correct, but spiritually poison chefs of the devil, are to be washed by the Word, and our whole system needs a spiritual cleansing with the Word of God.
Romans 12:2 (KJV)
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.