STRONG MEAT OF STANDING
We strengthen you through protein. Muscle. We want you
strong and lean.
You stopped short of discerning strong meat. You need to
see both sides and then cut off the wrong one.
EXAMPLES: There are many kinds of strong meat Words from
the Lord... Words that He speaks to us through His
quickening. Some are discipline and correction, some are
tests to prove our motives, some require a great degree
of interpretation and waiting upon Him for further
revelation to even understand the subject matter. There
is another strong meat where He trains us in warfare.
had many warfare visions, dreams and experiences. These
were all confrontations with the demonic world. Some of
these left me "feeling" slimed, condemned and defeated
and some of them left me strengthened in my spirit man.
Those that strengthened me taught me about His
Sovereignty, His peace, humility and repentance, issues
about His nature and how to use these in warfare. In
other words, I knew Him more because of the warfare
allowed to come. Other warfare experiences were not good
gifts and the enemy's attempt to pervert the character
or nature of God's Word.
wanted to "feed" upon these experiences, it was
important to learn how to separate the difference
between the two. As always is the case with strong meat,
there are always two opposing interpretations to every
Word…. the enemy's and the Lord's.
MEAT IN SCRIPTURE
"strong meat" comes from the King James translation of
the following scriptures:
for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that
one teach you again which be the first principles of the
oracles of God; and are become such as have need of
milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth
milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he
is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of
full age, even those who by reason of use have their
senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
the same section in the New Living Translation:
been Christians a long time now, and you ought to be
teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you
again the basic things a beginner must learn about the
Scriptures. You are like babies who drink only milk and
cannot eat solid food. And a person who is living on
milk isn't very far along in the Christian life and
doesn't know much about doing what is right. Solid food
is for those who are mature, who have trained themselves
to recognize the difference between right and wrong and
then do what is right.
Meat in the Greek means "stiff or solid." It comes from
a root word meaning TO STAND. When I think of strong
meat I think of the parable of jerky meat that is hard
to chew. Sometimes we go through schooling that is tough
to chew, especially warrior training.
(ster-eh-os'); from NT:2476; stiff, i.e. solid, stable
(literally or figuratively):
stedfast, strong, sure.
(his'-tay-mee); a prolonged form of a primary stao
(stah'-o) (of the same meaning, and used for it in
certain tenses); to stand (transitively or
intransitively), used in various applications (literally
abide, appoint, bring, continue, covenant, establish,
hold up, lay, present, set (up), stanch, stand (by,
forth, still, up). Compare NT:5087.
to Ponder are summaries of His quickened Words of
prophetic revelation, punched with the word of wisdom
and written under inspiration.}
PONDER: STRONG MEAT
going to release more protein, - strong meat from My
throne to My people. They have been nourished with
mother's milk and now they are in need of stronger
muscles. Sometimes strong meat is an offense to ones'
expectations. It takes effort to chew meat. It takes
time to digest meat. It takes time to assimilate meat
before it yields strength. Strong meat can be a
challenge to overcome the urge to spit it out upon the
first taste, but it is necessary to grow into maturity.
of strong meat is the supernatural. It will take
discernment to understand and separate My Holy Words
from the profaned ones of the enemy. Lean upon Me to
lead you in the direction you need to go. Ask Me for
wisdom and discernment to know the difference. Always
listen for My heartbeat of love in all that you are
exposed to. My heartbeat of love will help you find your
way even if you can not hear anything else.
kind of strong meat is to learn to stand against demonic
invasion. It is through resistance that you build
muscle. It is through exercise that you develop past
youth and into maturity. Flex upon flex, you grow in
your authority. It is not in your own might that you
stand. Nevertheless, you must learn to stand and not
flinch. Flex, don't flinch, and you shall do well.
quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all
things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form