What an extraordinary thing to say! His “food” (a noun) became an action (“do,” a verb).
In Greek, “do” is “poiéō” which carries with it the suggestion that the action produces something which takes on a life of its own.
In Zodhiates’ The Complete Word Study New Testament he writes, “Poiéō may well refer to the doing once and for all, the producing and bringing forth something which, when produced, has an independent existence of its own.”
That’s sort of like Christianity, isn’t it? The Church seems to have an independent existence of its own, yet is inextricably linked as the Body of Christ to its Head, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Since we are Christians (“little Christs”), we are to be imitators of Him “as dear children.”
What are You Feeding On?
How many of us can say our FOOD is to do the will of Him who sent us? I ask myself, “What am I really ‘feeding on’ physically, mentally, and spiritually? Have I ‘eaten’ today; have I been doing the will of the Father, or merely filling my mouth and mind with ‘empty calories’ and meaningless activity–just filling time?”
I purpose to eat at His table, in His presence, so that His will be done in my life. His food is truly filling and fulfilling.
Have you ‘eaten’ today?
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Radio Interview with Pastor Jentezen Franklin (author of “The Fasting Edge”)
DAY ONE – Delight in the Lord (instead of food?)
DAY TWO – Loosed from Wickedness
DAY THREE – Undo Heavy Burdens NOW
DAY FOUR – DO and then Feel
DAY FIVE – Oppressed, Go Free!
DAY SIX – YOU Break Every Yoke