Christ – The Milk and Honey of the Promised Land
“That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to
keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy
son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be
prolonged. Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well
with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord thy God of thy
fathers hath promised thee, in the land
that floweth with milk and honey. Hear, O
Many times in the Old Testament we read about the
God did not use the symbols of milk and honey to show us that
The Lord Jesus promises eternal life in heaven to all who are saved by Him, this is the true ‘promised land’ that born again
believers will inherit. The
Let’s check the scriptures to see how milk and honey symbolizes the Word of God. “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk and not with meat…” – (I Cor.3:1,2). Again – “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” – (I Pet.2:2). First we get born again by God’s Holy Spirit by believing on Christ in our hearts by faith and repentance of sin and then we feed on the simple, baby things of God’s Word until we grow up and become weaned and then we feed on the strong meat of God’s Word. The strong meat is symbolized by honey. “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil” – (Heb.5:12-14). Don’t use 2% watered down milk of the Word like the N.I.V. and all the other perversions; feed on the whole 100% milk of the KJ Bible.
We could say that the milk of God’s Word, the simple baby stuff, is the Old Testament and the strong spiritual meat is the New Testament. Immediately the New Testament starts off with John the Baptist preparing the way of the Lord Jesus, and he ate honey- (Mt.3:4). And it is written – “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit… (Lk.1:80). He was a strong, bold prophet preacher, not a babe and he fed on the honey of God’s Word as we all are taught – “My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honey comb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul…” – (Prov.24,13,14). John the Baptist and Ezekiel and the apostle John all ate honey and so should every born again saint of God. Eat honey and study God’s Word and ‘see’ how your eyes are enlightened with God’s truth. Consume God’s word.
Listen to the testimony of Jonathan after he ate honey – “…See, I pray you, how mine eyes have been enlightened, because I tasted a little of this honey” – (I Sam.14:29). But Jesus especially taught us to eat honey and study the scriptures for understanding. “And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures” – (Lk.24:42-45). Jesus preached the simple things of the milk of God’s Word and the deep honey things of God’s Word also – yea, He is the word. “And his name is called The Word of God” – (Rev.19:13). “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 - (Jn.1:14). The Lord Jesus Christ is the milk and honey of God’s Word – He is the way into the promised land of heaven, both for Jews and Gentiles. “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him amen…” - (2 Cor.1:20).
When God spoke of the promised land flowing with milk and honey, He was showing us food for the soul – the precious Savior and the precious Word of God, without which we could not get into the true promised land of Heaven. Even the manna, the bread of God that fell from heaven and fed the Israelites for 40 years in the wilderness, tasted like honey (Ex.16:31). And God told us the manna was a type of His Word – “…and fed thee with manna, … that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live” – (Du.8:3). Jesus told us that He was the manna come down from heaven to give life to the world. Out of the mouth of the Lord Jesus doth man live – “I am that bread of life. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever…” – (Jn.6:48,51). Christ is the milk and honey, the Word of God that flows from the promised land of heaven. All who are redeemed and freed from the bondage of sin by Christ will enter the promised land of heaven.
Believe God’s Word – believe the Lord Jesus Christ
Christ is the milk and honey of the Promised Land.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-
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