The root word for doctrine is ‘didaskalia’ meaning -teaching,instruction,precepts that are taught. In the Apostle Paul’s letter to Timothy, he prophesies this truth ” For the time will come when they will not endure sound,(healthy) doctrine; but will after their own lusts shall they heap (accumulate) to themselves (false) teachers, having itching ears (Desiring to only hear something pleasant) ; and they shall TURN AWAY their ears from the truth,and shall be turned unto fables (falsehoods) 2 Timothy 4:3-4.
As I was meditating on this the Lord turned my mind to the physical analogy of food ,and what we use to feed our physical bodies.He prompted me with the question, Would you allow yourself or your loved ones to consume only sweets and stale bread? The answer is no,we would not.America is obsessed with their physical bodies, eating healthy,exercising and watching what they eat, but yet in spirit they will swallow just about anything that their leaders tell them to . I believe that in every church their are peoples seeking truth,searching for God with all their hearts,desiring a deeper connection with Jesus Christ,but they are bogged down with tradition ,they are not diligent about consuming God’s word for themselves. Many christians barely know more scripture than “For God so loved the world” or they repeat sayings such as “God will not put on us more than we can bear”. This lack of studying makes them easy prey for the enemy and the false religious system.
I have had many dreams about preparing food and feeding people,others have dreamt it as well,in fact is a common dream for those that sit under me as a teacher.
Jesus stated to Peter three times, Do you love me? Peter answered him “Yea,Lord, you know that I love you” Jesus replied Three times , ‘Feed my sheep’.
Paul also uses food as an example saying ” For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye (still) have need that one teach you again (and again) the first principles of the oracles of God;and are become such as have need of milk,and not strong meat.For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness:For he is a babe.But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those by reason of USE HAVE THEIR SENSES EXERCISED TO DISCERN BOTH GOOD AND EVIL” Hebrews 5:12-14
Again I have to ask you, would you thrive in the physical realm if all you consumed was milk? Tainted,spoiled meat? Would you do that to your physical body? Our physical body is temporary, our soul is eternal. It is very important to understand the concepts of eternity and the eternal life,verses the physical time frame where we inhabit our bodies.
” For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable unto all things,having promise of the life that now is,and of that which is to come.This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance” 1 Timothy 4:8-9.
I say to people, look at your Bible and see all the underlined scriptures? Now go and read all the ones around it that are not underlined.Study those,prayerfully consider all of God’s word. Study Proverbs,study the gospels and ask yourself does your life /church look anything like what is written? If not you may have become another luke warm Christian repeating the same mantras,over and over,with no good spiritual fruit. You will not profit from this, you will not be spiritually healthy and you could be in danger of being totally rejected by the Lord on that most important day.
“So then because thou art lukewarm,and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth” Saith the Lord (Revelation 3:16)