Dead Men Have No Appetite!

Dead men have no appetite. After all, what can we expect from a corpse? Dead people have no interest in food. Unless there is some way to make them see their need, any effort to help them is futile. Physically, the situation is hopeless; Spiritually, there is hope! There is a unique and inspired revelation in Ephesians 2:1. Paul wrote: “And you hath He quickened.” This was written to people, “who were dead in trespasses and sins.” They were spiritually dead in sin(s)! What happened? God knows who will receive Jesus as Savior and Lord. Anticipating their willingness to open their hearts to the gospel, God quickens them with new life in Christ, as they receive His gift of salvation. Then Paul reminds them: “….in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)” (Verses 2-5). Once dead! Now, wonderfully alive! Once trapped in  the swill of this world’s sinful thoughts and behavior, now, with joy, drawing “….water out of the wells of salvation” (From Isaiah 12:3) and feasting on the riches of His grace. This new life, stimulates an appetite that causes us to “….hunger and thirst after righteousness.” (From Matthew 5:6). If we have received this new life, we can identify with the message in Minnie A Steele’s gospel song, “My Burdens Rolled Away: “I remember when my burdens rolled away; I had carried them for years, night and day. When I sought the blessèd Lord, and I took Him at His word, then at once all my burdens rolled away. I remember when my burdens rolled away; that I feared would never leave, night or day. Jesus showed to me the loss, so I left them at the cross; I was glad when my burdens rolled away. I remember when my burdens rolled away, that had hindered me for years, night and day. As I sought the throne of grace, just a glimpse of Jesus’ face, and I knew that my burdens could not stay. I am singing since my burdens rolled away; there’s a song within my heart night and day. I am living for my King, and with joy I shout and sing: hallelujah, all my burdens rolled away!” Selah! If you have no Spiritual appetite, you are likely still dead!  Ron

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One thought on “Dead Men Have No Appetite!

  1. Yes, and some who claim to know Christ have no appetite for the word or even weekly fellowship with the saints. Always disturbing to me.

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