We have always heard that you are what you eat and there is some truth in that statment.Mom said if you eat your vegetables you would grow to be big and strong.
We know that Mom was talking about physical food, but the same applies for spiritual food.In the book of Romans 7:15-20 ‘ Paul said I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do Not do, but what i hate i do. For I have the desire to do what is good, but i can not carry it out. Have you ever felt that way? The Bible says pray for your enemies, turn the other cheek, love everyone, forgive everyone. Paul said I have the answer, I know why , it`s not me but the person inside of me, it`s the sin that is in me, it`s my old nature the one that i received from the old Adam. So in order to change I must have a new nature, I must be born again. 2 Corinthians 5:17 ‘ Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new. So now i am in Christ and i am born again, just like a baby i need food to grow. I must go through a spiritual Transformation. Paul had the problem, Jesus gives us the answer in Luke 4:4 ‘ Man shall not live by bread alone. Jesus was Led in the wilderness by the spirit to be tested. God will test you before He moves you to the next level, before He open up another door. Jesus had a job to do, His life was not his own, He said i must be about my Father business. Satan knew Jesus had not eaten for 40 days, He was physical weak and the devil, the tempter though he had an advantage, he offered Jesus to use His powers to turn stone into bread, satan will attact you at your weakest moment, at your lowest moment, he wants you to do what you know is wrong, he believes that you are hungry and you would eat anything, do anything. But Jesus gives us the answer, Jesus told the devil I have had nothing to eat in 40 days, but i am full, I am full of the holy Ghost, I am a new person, I am strong, I have been eating spiritual food for 40 days. I have been praying without ceasing. I have been reading the word every day. My mind is stayed on Jesus. Every time i help the poor i am being feed. If Jesus had not been full and succeeded then we would have no salvation, we would still be in our sin. Jesus was Fasting, no physical food. Fasting reveals where the heart is, And when the heart proves to love God more than food, more than money, more than sex, more than fame. Satan does not have the foothold in your life. Every time we fast we are saying with Jesus not bread alone, but you Lord. Trust God not Bread. God knows that you need bread( food) bread ( money) but we can not survive on bread alone. We know people that are full and unhappy, full and worried, full and lonely. The rich young ruler in Matthew 19:16-26 ‘ had it all except spiritual food, Jesus tried to offer the young man some spiritual food so he could have eternal life. Jesus said if you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven. We need some soul food in order to make it to Heaven, we need soul food to have the abundant life, we need soul food to have joy. It`s in the food and that food is Jesus.