Now we know by this question, that these imaginary people are living in their idiotic world understanding only their language of ignorance and impertinence. They speak of hypocrisy and lies like their adopted father.
(John 8:44) “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
The Lord Jesus said to His disciples:
(John 6:51-54) “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
The commandment says: “Eat the bread which came down from heaven”, that is His body. Does it sound cannibalistic?
He further emphasized that that bread is His flesh. When the disciples did not understand what He meant, He explained that He is speaking of spiritual things.
(John 6:60-63) “Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, this is a hard saying; who can hear it? When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
The flesh of Jesus or His body is the manifestation of all perfection and holiness attainable by any human being that believes. Eating it spiritually means receiving the glory in it so that it can also be present in your person.
(John 1:14) “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.”
The grace and the truth that is in the ‘corporeal’ body of Christ, if eaten or received, can be transferred or reflected in the person of a believer.
(Romans 8:29) “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
Jesus is an example to follow. He is the role model for every Christian.
(1 Peter 2:21) “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps…”
These imaginary people lives in a world of seclusion: having a kind of language, deprived of figures of speech, idiomatic expressions, and above all, spirituality. If they hear you say, “Eat crow”, then they will say, “I am not eating crow”. If you say, “I’ll eat my hat”, then they will laugh at you, and presume that you are hungry as can be, because you will “eat your hat”.
It sounds ignoramus isn’t it?
But an intelligent and educated Christian knows the language of the Bible and the spiritual things that it teaches.
(Proverbs 8:8-9) “All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.”
In the book of revelation, John the disciple was commanded to eat a scroll or a book.
(Revelation 10:9-10) “And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.”
It was an angel who told John to “eat the book”, and John was in the spirit that day.
(Revelation 1:10) “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet…”
These verses speak of spiritual things that sound foolish to the ungodly.
(1 Corinthians 2:14) “The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” RSV
Linguists use the phrase “digest the book”.
(e.i) “Reading is important for personal and professional development. If you want to grow your knowledge, you have to read. Reading is a tip of the iceberg though, digesting the information is the bigger piece on the block of ice. Here is something that is useful – George Ambler introduces a process to read and digest a book…”
To digest a book means to absorb mentally the information in it. When the angel said to John, “eat the book”, it Biblically and spiritually means that John must absorb the knowledge written in it. This wise way of the angel in his words to John, will surely be misinterpreted by these imaginary people! DO NOT TELL THEM TO EAT THEIR HEART OUT. They will be surely be cannibals.
I do not want to claim to have read and digested the entire Bible, but the things I have, as far, read and digested have brought me to the conclusion that the Bible is a wonderful book; unparalleled in wisdom, understanding, and precise information in science, history and morals, that can not rationally be refuted by the wisest man on earth.
I dedicate the following poem with an unknown author to my dear readers.
Yes I thought I knew my Bible
Reading piecemeal, hit or miss
Now a part of John or Matthew
Then a bit of Genesis
Certain chapters of Isaiah
Certain psalms, the twenty-third
First of Proverbs, twelfth of Romans
Yes, I thought I knew the Word.
But I found that thorough reading
Was a different thing to do
And the way was unfamiliar
When I read my Bible through
You who like to play at Bible
Dip and dabble here there
Just before you kneel all weary
Yawning through a hurried prayer.
You who treat this crown of writings
As you treat no other book
Just a paragraph disjointed
Just a crude impatient look.
Try a worthier procedure
Try a broad and steady view;
You will kneel in awesome wonder
When you read the Bible through.