Greetings, brothers and sisters. This is Dr. James Perry continuing with our series where we seek to
explore the deeper meanings of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the years, the heavenly
Father has revealed many revelations of spiritual truth to me, and I want to share them with you. This
morning we will ponder the meaning of the feast of spiritual goodness.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
The Feast of Spiritual Goodness
"Jesus saith unto them, my meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work
For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness and peace and joy in the
Holy Ghost." John, Chapter 4, verse 34 and Romans, Chapter 14, verse 17.
When the Apostles of Jesus encouraged him to eat, he used the opportunity to reveal a great spiritual
truth. He sought to entice them to eat the spiritual feast of divine goodness, to do the Father's will.
Brothers and Sisters, Jesus wants all of us to partake of this glorious spiritual meal. He encourages
us to turn away from feasting on evil and sin. To understand the difference between these two, we
must examine them.
Brothers and sisters, before we were born again, the only meal we knew how to partake of was the
meal of evil and sin. So dark was the light in which our souls dwelt, such that feasting on evil and
sin was normal. You know how we enjoyed this food and drink when we first took it in. How we
enjoyed eating the grade A steaks of untruthfulness with the baked potatoes of evil with sour cream
and butter of unrighteousness. And who can forget those delicious hot rolls of selfishness. The taste
lingered in our mouths for days afterward. And to balance these we ate corn on the cob of cowardice,
the vegetables of unfaithfulness. We then attacked our sweet deserts of wickedness and finally
washed it all down with ice cooled punch of hasty promises.
But brothers and sisters that food of evil did not satisfy the deeper hunger and thirst of our souls. And
not only that, the after effects of eating that food was most unpleasant. Our souls became sick, and
we wondered what was wrong. We tried different remedies to correct the unpleasant effects of eating
unrighteous meals, but they all failed. There is a way that seems right to man but the way thereof is
Eventually, Jesus found us and introduced us to the true meal, the doing of the Father's will. We were
skeptical at first, crying, "Lord I believe, but help my unbelief." Our unspiritualized minds declared
it impossible to do the Father's will. It took all the faith we could muster to sample this new food,
the doing of the Father's will, but finally we did. It tasted strange, unlike anything we had eaten
before. Sometimes it was a challenge to chew this new food of truth, to submit to the Father's will,
but our teeth of spiritual discernment grew sharper. Jesus assured us that if we would follow Him,
not only would we be able to do the Father's will, but he would empower our souls to choose the
Father's will. Thus, we would learn to enjoy this righteous food that is so satisfying to our souls. He
was correct; we are beginning to enjoy the taste of this new food. We are beginning to delight in
doing the Father's will.
And as we drink this wine of beauty, we find the intoxicating aftertaste of faith spreads throughout
our minds and souls, and its lovely fragrance of hope and trust overshadows all our experiences, even
the painful disappointing sorrowful ones, unifying them with the Father's Love. As we eat this meat
of truth and drink this wine of beauty, we find ourselves exclaiming, "Oh! This is wonderful; this
is delicious." The goodness of the Son's truth and the Spirit's beauty floods our souls.
Brothers and sisters, let us be unselfish, let us share this delicious food and drink that Jesus has
shared with us. Let us invite all to come and join with us at this glorious feast, the feast of doing the
Father's will. Let us bid all to join us at this spiritual feast of goodness of the light of love. Let us
welcome all who are true of purpose and honest of heart, all who seek to find the Father through the
Son. Come all who seek the light of love for they shall receive all the light they can contain. Come
all who wish to share the light of love, for they shall have the opportunity to share all the light of
love that the Father shares with them. And come all who wish to exchange the light of love, for they
shall receive new revelations of the light of love. And we will all exclaim to the unbelievers that we
have meat and drink they know not of.
This concludes today's message on understanding the feast of spiritual goodness. We hope you find
something in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day. Until next time, this
is Dr. James Perry.