“Jesus Christ – the Honey of God’s Word.”

 

   “My son, eat thou honey, because it is good: and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: so shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.” (Prov.24:13-14)

 

   “And they gave him a piece of broiled fish, and of a honeycomb, and he took it and did eat before them. And he said unto them, these are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written n the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding that they might understand the scriptures.” (Luke 24:42-45)

 

   Jesus Christ is the honey of God’s word. Christ hath loved us and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savor. He’s the sweet savior and he’s the word of life. He is the very center and heart of the bible. There is no truth in the Old Testament, if he isn’t the center of it. You can get no wisdom and knowledge from God’s word if you neglect him. “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col.2:3).

 

   When you are saved and born again by God’s son, the Lord Jesus Christ, then the spirit of truth dwells in you and teaches you all truth and glorifies Jesus Christ - (John 16:14). Then you will have your understanding opened to understand the scriptures. The bible is a spiritual book, written by the Holy Spirit and only those who have the Holy Spirit can understand it. Jesus Christ is the honey of God’s word and we can say about him – “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth.” (Ps119:103). Praise the Lord Jesus – he is the word made flesh. His name is called the word of God- (Rev.19)

 

   Yes, “Eat thou honey, because it is good.” It’s good for the body and good for the soul. A strong body and a strong soul. Food for the body and food for the soul. This is not a health food sermon but I want to enlighten true Christians about honey.

 

   Honey is nature’s perfect food and is the only food made by insects and eaten by man. It’s natural sugar that need not be refined. It needs no chemical changes or additives. It’s the world’s perfect, natural sweetener and it’s still a mystery as to how it’s made. Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life – it even has water. It has all the minerals, nutrients, vitamins, acids and sugar in exact minute amounts. There is no substitute for honey. Man can’t imitate honey – only God’s little bees can make this food. Do you eat honey? God says eat it. The Lord Jesus ate it. It’s good for your body and good for your soul.

 

   Honey is written in the bible 62 times and 18 times it is written that Israel is a land flowing with milk and honey. Israel got God’s word and the Jewish savior which is the greatest riches and much more precious than the Arab oil. The milk of God’s word for newborn babes in Christ and honey, the strong meat for mature Christians who have grown up - (Heb.5:13-14). The honey Christians become strong in the spirit and use Strong’s Concordance and ‘study to show themselves approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Tim.2:15) – Israel the land of the bible- land of milk and honey.

 

   (Prov.26:24) says “Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” Yes, pleasant words, God’s words, are as honey – healthy for body and good for soul. It’s especially healthy for the bones, the strength of body and the frame of the body holds it together. And the honey of God’s word will make you strong in the spirit. (Prov.24:5) says “A wise man is strong: yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.” Eat honey and also be saved and then get into the honey of God’s word.

 

   Let’s look at the physical strong man of the bible- Samson in (Jud.14). He was stronger than a lion when the spirit of the Lord came upon him and he killed 1000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass. He killed a lion with his bare hands and then ate honey from carcass of the lion. Then he put forth a riddle concerning this and the answer was- “What is sweeter then honey. And what is stronger than a lion?” (vs.18). A riddle is something difficult to understand and it takes the honey of God’s word to understand the bible. Yes, honey will give you a strong body and the honey of God’ sword will make you strong in the spirit so that you may fight against your adversary the devil who walketh about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Milk is for babes but honey is the strong meat for mature Christians. Samson was strong physically but weak spiritually and he fell into sexual fornication sin and was snared by Satan and lost his strength. He chased after harlots. (Prov.7:26) says about a harlot. – “For she hath cast down many wounded: Yea, many strong men have been slain by her.”

 

   (Ps.19:10) says about God’s word – “Move to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Do you desire the honey of God’s word or do you desire the riches and things of this world? You must desire God’s truth over the things of this world. – what is the desire of your heart?

 

   (Ex.16:31) says about manna – the bread of life – “And the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.” Jesus said in (John 6:51) “I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever.” (Deut.8:8) says – “And fed thee with manna ---- that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only but every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.” Bible manna – food for the soul and it tasted like honey. – Jesus is the bread of life and he is the honey on the bread offering eternal life to all that will be saved. Also, the total nutritional needs of three and a half million people in the wilderness for 40 years was supplied by the manna – they ate nothing else – it was sufficient.

 

(Is.7:14-15) says- “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign: behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel. Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil and choose the good.” This is a real honey vs.- the virgin birth prophecy of the Lord Jesus Christ. God was with us for 33 years during his first coming and when he comes again God will be with us for eternity. No wonder Jesus ate honey – to fulfill the scripture. The honey of God’s word gives us the wisdom to discern between good and evil. It’s the wisdom that god gave Solomon in (I Kings 3:9) “Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad.”

 

   Read (I Sam.14:23-29) Jonathan, a good man of God who loved the Lord ate honey after he finished his famous battle. (Vs.29) says – “Then said Jonathan my father (King Saul) hath troubled the Land: see, I pray you, how mine eyes have been enlightened, because I tasted a little of this honey.” He ate honey and could then discern between good and evil and know his father was evil. God enlightened his inward eyes with truth. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet a d a light unto my path.” The honey of God’s word enlightens your soul. “That the father may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened” (Eph.1:17). The honey is used to make beeswax candles to enlighten- amen. Can you see the truth. Each bee has three eyes on the front of his head and two large compound eyes on the sides of his head with thousands of eyes. Do you want to be enlightened with the wisdom and knowledge of God? Then get born again by Jesus Christ and eat honey and study God’s word – Amen

 

   See (Ezk. 3:1-3 and 17) when God is about to bring the sword upon a nation, he will first raise up a bible watchmen to warn the people of their wicked ways. And first he will prepare his watchman by making him strong in spirit by having him eat the bible. He had to consume God’s book – reading and studying and meditating on it until he knows it from cover to cover. God makes him fit for his calling.

 

   See (Rev.10:8) the same thing was done to God’s prophet John on Patmos. He too had to eat the bible before he could preach Revelation. There is not only honey in the word but it will cause bitterness. Most prophets were martyred. Oh the bitter death they received for preaching the honey of God’s word.

 

   See (Mt.3:4) “And his meat was locusts and wild honey.” Honey is the food of preachers and especially prophets and more especially bible watchman. John the Baptist ate honey in the wilderness and learned the word of God. He knew the sweet honey of God’s word but he suffered a bitter death of being beheaded by King Herod for preaching the truth. Jesus called him – “The greatest born of woman.” What a great honor. This honey eater was enlightened with God’s wisdom so he could look upon the Lord Jesus and say- “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world.” (John 1:29). He turned his back on the things of this world and chose the greater riches. He won the Bible bee.

 

   Listen to this honey vs. in (John 11:25) “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” This promise that we have in the sweet savior is sweet as honey. Someday in Christ, Satan will once for all be defeated. Some day – no more sin – no more sickness or pain or death. There is victory in Jesus. We’ll raise from the dead and have eternal life. Will you take the honey of life for your savior?

 

   Will you become the bride of Christ, the church, and take Jesus for your Honey. Two shall become one flesh- Christ in you, the hope of glory. Will you be saved and love the Land Jesus and go on a forever honeymoon with him. We love him because he first loved us and died for us. He’s our honey, our sweetheart. Soon comes the rapture and then comes the marriage supper of the Lamb and his bride. Are you ready?

 

   The message of Christ is sweet as honey. The words of Christ are pleasant words. They are the words of eternal life. Sweet to the soul. Receive the milk and honey of God’s word and enter heaven, the true promised land, come to Jesus now.

 

   Have you been born again. You must be born again- (John 3) you must be saved. “Neither is their salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12). Repent of your sins and call upon the Lord Jesus to save to save you.

 

Jesus Christ is the honey of God’s word The Sweet Smelling, Savior.