Christian believers have been given food from heaven to feed the world. The food that we have is the truth of the word of God. We, like natural parents who acquire material food for the nourishment of their children, feed on the food of life that empowers us to share spiritual nourishment to the world.
Feeding on the word of God gives us ability to minister to others, thereby freeing them from remaining in the class of infant children. Ministering food from heaven makes the word of God become a reality in the life of the world. Read Ephesians 4:11-13, which ends with the assurance that “…we all come in the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a full grown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”.
As Christian believers, we should ” study to show ourselves approved of God” (2 Timothy 2:15) Obtaining this food from heaven enables us to satisfy the heart of God; for God desires that we prosper and be in health. He has no intent that we should be sickly or ignorant children. Indeed, God has made provision for our perfect healing and education. He does not desire that we should be dependent upon the world for our care. On the contrary, we should be feeding the world with food from heaven so they may know the Master’s care.
L. Jerome Jones