Now girl. You is trying to go so deep. wow. that is getting down to good stuff. very good question.
I do not have time right now to do much on this, but I will show you how to get to the depth of it. As you know, I have lots to do now, getting ready for our trip. But I still mean to do all that I can here also.
But you are going down into the Scriptures like it takes. So all I am going to do right now is point you in the right direction.
Let take a look at 1Cor 3:1--Paul said he could not speak to them as unto spiritual, for they were carnal, because they were seperating the men of God, instead ofseeing them as ONE.
They were babes. So he said, I can onlyFEED you milk, and not MEAT.
Now BUTTER comes from MILK, right?
Now think on this for a minute. Is Paul speaking about literally feeding this church natual food? course not. It is spiritual talk.
why did he say he had to feed them onlyMILK, and not MEAT? Because they were babes, or carnal.
So, they could not take the deep things of the Word. Paul was feeding them the WORD, not a glass of real milk. It is a spiritual symbol.
People who do not believe in spiritual symbols are out in the dark and will remain there forever.
Milk is the food of infants, right? So the law is a school master...when do we live under a school master? in our youth.
There people were fighting over ministers. they were still under the law, believing women had to remain silent.
They did not see that the CHURCH is made up of both sexes, and they are both called WOMAN.
So to pinpoint females, and say we have to be silent, is carnality and darkness. These people ate only milk.
Now, honey, SYMBOLIZES, the SWEETNESS of the Word.
It gives us strength. Three prophets were told to eat the book or the Word. It was as HONEY in their mouths. So it is not natural food. It is the pure truth of Scripture.
Butter has a meaning of TO JOIN. Strong's Heb.#:2346. It also means a wall of protection.
Now that is powerful. Jesus came to give us that wall of protection and to join us together as ONE new man, in Christ.
His truth or his light, is our wall of protection, or the BUTTER of the word.
Now only those more mature in the Word can EAT BUTTER.
It is higher up than just milk.
It is unity.
It is understanding truth to stop fighting about this man or that man...and to seethem all as ONE.
Jesus did that. He brought us thatMESSAGE, OR FOOD.
Jesus ATE the Word of God, as God put it into his mouth. Jesus ate the butter (mature oneness truth) and the protection of the saints from Satan, and the sweetness (honey) of the Word of God.
He gave us that WALL OF PROTECTION, or the BUTTER of the Word. He ate it all his life.
John ate LOCUSTS and wild HONEY. iS THAT ALL John had for natural food?
Not for one minute. Again, it was his ministry. Who are the LOCUSTS in Rev?
It is the saints who bring the judgment. So John had the AX, cutting down the OT trees. He brought them judgment. He was of the LOCUSTS ministers. He had also the HONEY or the pure sweetness of the TRUTH.
Hope this helps.
great study. Maybe Larry or someone else can add to this. Bet John has something good to add.