Feasting at the Master’s Table
Matthew 5:6 | John 6:27
Beloved, “Do not take the hunger and thirst that is given by YAHshua (Jesus) in the depths of your spirit, and fill it with junk food that will stunt your spiritual appetite and growth. Inevitably you will end up spiritually unhealthy, weak, and anemic making you very vulnerable to defeat at the onslaught of Satan. Let us delight to eat from our Master’s table. He serves and presents to us, His children who are royalty, only the most balanced, nutritious, and holy meals prepared with love. YAHveh (our Father) forbid that we should turn our nose up at such spiritual nutrition and not thank and praise Him for taking such wonderful care to nourish and raise us up to be to be spiritually fit and a victorious glory and praise to Him.
YAHshua says, eat of Me, drink of Me: “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life” (John 6:54 NIV). Because of this statement many of His disciples who had been following Him grumbled (the ones who did not truly have faith) and departed after hearing these hard to understand words. YAHshua (Jesus) looked at the remaining disciples said, “Are you going to depart, too,” as He watched the myriad of what were once called disciples vanish in the distance. Perhaps they gave in to the carnal nature that says, “It is too hard, my life needs other things than the banqueting table of YAHveh (the LORD). I can’t exist on spiritual food and a holy life; I have to have some self-satisfaction and enjoyment that suits my carnal desires. I need to have fun and feel that life is satisfying to me.”
Instead, we must cry out to our heavenly Father, to change our appetite from that which is of the world and satisfies the flesh to that which is of the spirit. Indeed, we must ask for the Almighty to bless us with a wholehearted thirst and spiritual appetite. As YAHshua (Jesus) said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6 NIV). What is it you long for? What is it you crave that motivates you to do the things you do, say the things you say, and go after the things that are appealing to you? It is time to take a spiritual diagnosis of your appetites and learn to distinguish what is healthy and what is not. As the prophet Isaiah spoke, “Thus says YAHveh (the LORD), ‘if you extract the precious from the worthless, you will become My spokesman’” (Jeremiah 15:19). We have got to be honest with ourselves. Are we truly hungering and thirsting after righteousness? Our Savior says, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me” (John 4:34). Doing the will of YAHveh (the LORD) is to eat and drink of YAHshua so that He is our all in all. He feeds, fills, and leads us, so that we become like Him, built up in His identity. His Spirit gives us the grace, strength, and power from within to beat back the flesh so that the life of YAHshua is mighty in and through us. Indeed, our Savior helps us overcome while being spiritually “strong in YAHveh (the LORD), and in the power of his might” (Ephesians 6:10). HalleluYAH! Praise be to YAHveh. What is impossible with us is absolutely possible with Him.
Loving Heavenly Father, I know it is your desire for me to have a healthy, spiritual appetite and to continually dine at Your banqueting table. Yes Father, I know you want me to consume balanced, nutritious spiritual delicacies from Your very throne room that are presented by You to Your redeemed royal children. What an unfathomable privilege to be delivered out of this world! Yes, what a gift to be considered Your royal child who is presented heavenly food that builds up my spiritual stamina so I can live to glorify you and to advance Your kingdom by the power of Your Spirit. I ask You, YAHshua (Jesus), to stir up a new spiritual hunger and thirst in my heart and spirit. May my appetite grow so healthy that my desires change, causing me to feast more and more upon Your WORD which is holy and spiritual rather than the food of this temporal world. Yahveh GOD, I repent for the temptation and cravings of this world. Please help me to become spiritually fit as I recognize what comes from Your Holy Spirit compared to that which is worldly, worthless, and unhealthy for me, your child. Please cleanse me of the cravings of my flesh and all the spiritual junk food that feeds my flesh nature but sickens and stunts my Spiritual growth. May I truly grow up strong in You and in the power of Your might as I long to hunger and thirst for righteousness. Yes Father, as I draw close to You please bless me to be filled up with Your Spirit. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. I praise you in YAHshua’s (Jesus’s) name!