Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hunger Pains

“And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord,” Deuteronomy 8:3.   Something of the body and spirit seeks to fill its hunger.  You are hungry.  Perhaps desperately hungry.  Your Creator has not empowered any other “tree” than His own Tree of Life to sustain you.  He has let you hunger.  And you are aware of your hunger.  The Creator has not empowered any other word except His Word of Life to satisfy and raise you.  Something in you is hungry….  The Wise Creator has jarred you to consciousness.  He has caused peoples of the earth to feel their hunger pains.
The cravings of the inner and outer human are not separable.  What manifests in the external is also manifesting internally.  We assume that one, the internal, proceeds the other, external.  However, there is really no reason to assume this.  The human being is not so easily divided up.  The starvation of Israelite flesh in the wilderness intentionally starved the spirit as well.  The Human is a whole being.  And God’s Word, given by His Spirit, governs the whole being.
The Governmental Word of God is sufficient, absolutely necessary, to govern ALL things.  He speaks wisdom, knowledge and understanding into every aspect of human existence.  To receive the Creator as Divine Governor, is to allow Him to command all of our ways, internally and externally manifesting His Government.
“…he humbled you and let you hunger…”  In His wisdom, He has thwarted us.  As a race of peoples, we have been purposely cast off and starved.  Allowed to wander and find no sufficient source of nutrition.  We lack wisdom, knowledge and understanding to govern all things.  As a race of peoples, we have been given no access to the Tree of His Life.  No access, unless we come through the Son.  Unless we receive His governmental influence ruling in the heart and through the body once again.  He has thwarted us until we return.  Until our hunger humbles us.  O God we need Your Divine Government!

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