“Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll…” [Ezekiel 2:1]

We understand that the Word of God gives promises, conviction, direction, wise counsel and guidance but there’s more,  Jesus said, “My words are life”.

We are very concerned in this day about the loss of nutrition in the foods that have been ‘processed’ and that fast foods are negatively affecting the lives of millions.

What about the ‘processing’ of the Word of God?  Processing takes time; it’s in the meditating, considering, chewing the Word, that life, strength and all spiritual nutriments are released.  Eating the word is an experiential action.  It means that in the act of chewing the words and swallowing them, life and power is given to complete the task.  Through this process the actual life of God is made manifest in the lives of His children.  Here the life of God is assimilated into the natural life of the disciple of Christ causing obedient action.

Life in the Spirit is not an event.  Processing or digesting the word, meditating on the word is the process that brings abundance of life, strength and all that is needful for a transformed life.

Some faiths believe that taking Holy Communion creates transubstantiation [the literal forming of the Body of Christ].  I don’t know about that, but Jesus said His words are life.  Peter said by receiving the promises you are partakers of the Divine Nature of God!  Now that is transubstantiation process whereby we say by faith with Paul, “It is no longer I that lives but Christ that lives in me” [Galatians 2:20].

Further Reading:  Ezekiel 2; Galatians 2:19-21; 2 Peter 1:1-4; John 5:36-40