Chew the Meat; Spit out the Bones

Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?  Luke 6:39

In others’ support of false doctrine and worldly, and occultic practices, I’ve had this said to me, “chew the meat; spit out the bones”.  I’ve heard it, read it, had it explained to me like a child, and have listened to or have read it as explained to others.  Or more simply said, take only what you can use and leave the rest. But my fav – “if there is a little truth it is okay”.

Oh really?

2 John 8-11
8 Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.

9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the son.

10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him in to your house nor greet him;

11 for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.

Why, oh why are we as Christians taking such a complacent attitude towards those who teach falsely the things of our Lord? Aren’t we admonished to discern and to judge those who teach, who prophesy and to warn others accordingly?

Is “spit out the bones” the attitude of Jesus when He spoke of leaven regarding the crazy beliefs and teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees? (Matthew 16:12, Matthew 23) Did He allow merchants to continue their ungodly gain in His Father’s house of prayer? Did He not drive them out, order them away? (Mark 11:15-17)

Consider this in Act 18, the story of Apollos, a man mighty in scripture, yet not complete in his understanding. 26 So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. 27 and when he desired to cross to Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him, and when he arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace” 28 for he vigorously refuted the Jews publicly, showing from the scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.

Much of the teaching today is not sound doctrine. They do not go to the scriptures to show Jesus is the Christ as Apollos was taught. Instead the teaching is based on strange interpretations, supernatural experiences or feelings. Much of the world has crept in to our churches in the areas of psychology and philosophy. Some are beginning to borrow and teach methods of meditation and prayer “borrowed” from other religions such as Catholicism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Many are lead astray, trusting their leaders with eyes wide shut, not seeing the trap laid before them. We cannot follow a false Christ and expect Father God’s reward.  It will not happen.

Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness.  Luke 11:35

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5 thoughts on “Chew the Meat; Spit out the Bones

  1. God bless you sister for it is only the truths of scripture that will bring man to eternal life. False doctrines lead people from God. The enemy knows that our only hope is in the truth of scripture.

    A trick of Satan is to blind the believer into neglecting the study of God’s word. Hectic schedules are given a priority over a believer being committed to showing themselves to be approved. “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2Tim 2:15) In the Greek the word approved refers to one who has been tried. Our faith is tried and tested through our experiences as we submit to the word of God. What we have learned we apply in our daily walk. Contrary to being approved is for one to refuse the truth.

    Unbelievers who do not approve of the truth do not do so out of ignorance. They are free moral agents who have determined not to approve of God. Unbelievers who never heard the gospel have not willfully rejected truth. They will therefore be judged not by the written word but by their conscious. Their conscious bears them witness to what is right and wrong. Saved individuals who neglect the study of God’s word are conforming to the spirit of willful disapproval of God’s word. In their daily situations approval by their own intellect is a greater priority than approval by God’s word. God has divine wisdom to impart to the individual who needs to overcome the hectic schedule. He is our provision and He will not provide in a manner which would contradict His word. Neglecting His word due to a hectic schedule needs His wisdom to establish adequate study time.

    Most believers do not have adequate study in God’s Word. Scripture that seems impossible to obey is possible through God. Strength, power and ability are the Greek translation for the word possible. God will impart the power to adequately study His word. “And he said, the things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Lk 18:27) We activate God’s perfect will in our situations when we know the word to apply. Jesus gave us the example to follow when He was tempted by Satan. He combated the devil with the Word of God. “It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” (Matt 4:4) Our weapon to combat Satan is the written word of God and not our intellect. “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.” (2Cor 10:4) Victory over sin and defeat is achieved by applying the word of God in our daily walk. “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Ps 119:11)

    Overcoming sin is by hiding His word in our hearts and not by operating by intellect alone. Intellect is of the flesh and does not give power to subdue carnal thoughts. God in requiring our total submission to Him includes actions, words and meditations. “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Ps 19:14) Keeping the prophecy as commanded by Jesus is a trust issue. Needs being fulfilled by trust in flesh or trust in His word is our daily dilemma. God may you give us wisdom and courage to trust in your word.

    Principles that believers need to incorporate in our daily lives are written in the book of Revelation. Faith in Jesus Christ is our daily guide to fulfilling His perfect will for our lives. Revelation of Jesus is given in the book of Revelation. How can we neglect to study the revelation of who He is that guides us? Trickery of Satan leads us to under utilize our weapons of warfare. Only the things which we do for Jesus will last and stand the judgment test. All things are brought into His will as we surrender them unto Him. Deeper spiritual perspective of our daily walk is achieved by deeper revelation knowledge of Jesus. It is a decision to make one available to God’s transforming in order that His very best is brought out in their life. Perfection to the highest level possible is a choice offered to the believer.
    “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners but fellow-citizens with the saints and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together growth unto an holy temple in the Lord, in who ye also are built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.” (Eph 2:19-22)

    We are built upon the foundation which was prophesized and upheld by Jesus. Prophecy is our foundation of faith and is revealed in the book of Revelation. How can we neglect the teaching which is the foundation of our faith. Scriptures foretold the advent of Jesus Christ and His fulfilling the Israeli covenants. Apostles and prophets prophesized the Tribulation Period, Millennium, New Heaven, New Earth and the final destruction of Satan. Prophecy is the foundation of our faith and Jesus commanded us to keep the prophecy. Neglecting the Revelation of Jesus Christ is willfully staying ignorant of who we are in Jesus. No longer are we strangers and foreigners but we are citizens of the household whose foundation is the prophecy. Can we expect total victory over Satan while willfully being ignorant of truth because it is not convenient to study? Many resist the book of Revelation because it simply takes too much of their energy.

    There is a negative effect on the entire body of Christ when most of the body is neglecting the book of Revelation. Scripture states that we make up the household of God, we are fitly joined together and we are a habitation of God. Prophecy is the foundation of the household which fitly joined together is the habitation of God. How fitly joined together are we as a house if we decide to exclude some of the plans for constructing the house? Can we expect the fullness of stability and protection in a house which we put together but refused to include some vital instructions from the chief architect? Much more is the appreciation for a house when the history and culture behind the house is understood. So too is it with the household of God as it relates to their studying and understanding the book of Revelation.

    Woman of God continue to bring forth truth and challenge false doctrines. May God richly bless you in all of your endeavors.

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    • Hi.
      You brought up many great points that are worth consideration. I hope others who stop by will be encouraged by them. Thank you for your dedication and faith in the Lord Jesus which is so evident in your words!

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  2. Whewww, you scared me there for a minute, girl. I thought you were getting ready to tell us to really “chew the meat and spit out the bones!” Haha! So glad you didn’t! When people would tell me to do that in spite of the leaven in their doctrine, i used to get so upset. I would tell them, “Ha. Some fish sandwiches have bones in them and i stay away from them or either i get choked and die!” Great post! No com-promise… yes!

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    • Hehe. You made me laugh there. I HATE hearing that saying and anything else even remotely close! Most of those catch phrases are irritating!

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  3. To keep the same analogy of meat going, the gospel is a pure gospel, it could be likened to a prime rib fillet with NO bones. [ im not a butcher but im presuming that rib fillet does not contain bones]

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