Keep my commandments and live,Metabolization is the process of hearing and obeying Bible Doctrine for Spiritual growth.
And my doctrine as the pupil of your eye (Proverbs 7:2)
Each step in the process of eating and digesting corresponds to the metabolization of Bible Doctrine. Step 1: The pastor-teacher prepares the Bible Doctrine, which is analogous to food. Step 2: The pastor dishes the food out, but each individual believer must decide to listen to the teaching. Listening corresponds to eating. The digestion of the food begins in the mouth. Step 3: The decision to swallow the food corresponds to believing Bible Doctrine. In other words, the Bible Doctrine must be stomached. The human body actually follows this model because when information cannot be stomached, pimples or blemishes may appear on the face directly above the stomach in line with the eyes. After food is swallowed, the digestive system takes over just like the Holy Spirit takes over after Bible Doctrine is believed.
Step 4: From the stomach, the food passes into the small intestine where it is further broken down, or digested. The individual elements of Bible Doctrine are broken down into spiritual nutrients just like food that is digested. The small intestine corresponds to the mathematical operation of differentiation. As the food is digested in the small intestine, the Holy Spirit brings up a Verification Test on the Stage of Life. Step 5: The nutrients from the digested food are then absorbed into the blood stream and taken to the parts of the human body needed to meet the challenge on the Stage of Life. The absorption of nutrients into the body is no longer a digestive, breaking down, process. It is integration. The nutrients are combined to nourish the needy parts of the body. Step 6: As the nutrients reach the cells of the various body parts, the cells multiply and growth occurs. This corresponds to Spiritual growth of the Edification Complex of the Soul. Growth is the sixth step when the nutrients have left the intestines, and the waste products remain in the large intestine.
Step 7: The large intestine, or colon, forms a ring around the belly. The belly is very sensitive. The person with energy from food nutrients is capable of physical expression, such as movement. The physical expression associated with the belly is love. The genitals lie at the front, lower end of the belly to express love for the Right Man or Right Woman. The anus lies at the back extremity. It is used for elimination of waste and corresponds to rejection. The belly and anus correspond to the positive and negative Y-axis of the ECS respectively. The bellies of Right Man and Right Woman should face each other and the back side should point to all others. The adulterer gets this reversed and winds up with an anus.
Your navel is a well-rounded basinThe health of the physical body thus depends upon the metabolization of Spiritual food; otherwise, there will be no love coming from the belly. Faith, hope (confident expectation), and love can be expressed during the metabolization process. However, love is not expressed until the end. It is the seventh step, the completion of the process. If there is a breakdown during any other step, love will not exist. True love cannot be adulterated.
Which never lacks mixed wine;
Your belly is like a heap of wheat
Encircled about with lilies. (SOS 7:2)
Step 8: With energy from metabolized food and love in the belly, the believer can walk in "newness of life" (Romans 6:4) with "feed shod with the equipment of the gospel of peace" (Ephesians 6:15) to take up a new position on the Time axis and start the process all over again. The feet are used for walking, but the believer is commanded to walk by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7; 2 John 6); walk in the Spirit (Romans 8:4; Galatians 5:16, 25); walk in love (Ephesians 5:2; 2 John 6); and walk in the light (Ephesians 5:8; 1 John 1:7). Walking (Time axis) in faith (X-axis), love (Y-axis), and Spirit (Z-axis) is going to a new position to produce fruit in the Spiritual Life. Walking in the light is Spiritual Rapport with God, which is required for harmonious rapport with body parts like the feet.
Walking refers to production from metabolized doctrine. Walking in "newness of life" means living the Spiritual Life according to the calling and Plan of God. Having the feet shod with the gospel of peace means being an ambassador for Christ, but it also means having peace in the feet. Peace in the feet means relaxed feet that are not tired and stressed. This means the feet must be in harmonious rapport with the rest of the body, which is only possible when the Spiritual Life energy from the Heavenly Control Room flows through the feet. The Spiritual Life energy flows into the head and out the feet.
Quenching and grieving the Holy Spirit blocks the flow of Spiritual Life energy through the body. Quenching blocks the flow through the front of the body and grieving blocks the flow through the back of the body.1
John 7:37-38Believing in Jesus Christ is like a person that responds to Him face-to-face (Y-axis love response), and drinks. Drinking is analogous to an act of positive volition of accepting the water of the Word, the Gospel of Salvation. The person who believes in Christ will receive the indwelling and filling of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God will flow through his soul from the Heavenly Control Room along the Z-axis, X-axis, and Y-axis. The Spirit coming out of the belly along the Y-axis is analogous to rivers of living water. Christianity is a love relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Love demands the Filling of the Holy Spirit before the rivers of living water can flow from the belly.
37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come face-to-face to Me and drink. 38 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his belly shall flow rivers of living water.’”
Those who reject the Spiritual Life have a problem with the belly.
Philippians 3:18-19The apostate never gets to Step 7. Fornication and adultery come from the belly linked to the Satan as the goddess of love rather than to God in the Filling of the Holy Spirit. Those who fornicate or commit adultery or commit any other form of illicit sex are making a god out of their belly because their belly is under the power of Satan. Fornication is the celebration of Satan. It is a form of idolatry There is no true love in sex outside of marriage. Illicit sex is a road that leads to the sin unto death.
18 For many keep walking, concerning whom I often told you many times, and now even weeping I tell you, these are the enemies of the cross of Christ, 19 whose end is destruction (sin unto death), and whose god is their belly, whose glory is in their shame, who think about earthly things.
Author: Larry Wood, Released February 26, 2000 - Revised August 2, 2013