Two Stages of Eating Christ, that is, Receiving the Dispensing

John 6:35 Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall by no means hunger, and he who believes into Me shall by no means ever thirst. John 6:57 As the living Father has sent Me and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me.One thing I enjoyed this week is eating! Yes, both physically and spiritually (John 6:35, 57). I will keep it short.

During our Wednesday night ministry meeting, with the title “the Lamb, the manna, and the produce of the good land for eating”, the speaking brother used the analogy of the different food the children of Israel ate in different location to portray the different aspects of Christ as our food in the different stages of our life.

One thing touched me is that there are two stages of eating, or dispensing (eating is a form of dispensing).

The first stage is from objective to subjective dispensing. A piece of buttery, tender filet mignon was objective to me if it is on a plate (it doesn’t matter how tasty it is, it is still objective), but it is subjective to me when it melted in my mouth and swallowed into my stomach.

The second stage is from subjective to subjective. This yummy steak eventually was digested in my stomach and become part of me when the protein and fat are transferred into my blood stream to give me strength for my living.

With spiritual eating things are the same. We first learn the objective knowledge of the truth when we hear it. Then we experience this aspect of Christ subjectively when apply it. Finally we become constituted with this truth when it becomes a part of us and we need this subjective truth for our living.

Christ is the reality of the filet mignon.

Sharing by D. Y. (a student in the full-time training).