Metaphysical meaning of food (rw)
food--A symbol of appropriation. Bread represents the flesh; it is an outer form of the inner substance. (see drink of the cup)
All food is primarily mental, and in the process of digestion and assimilation it becomes part of the body structure, making cells like itself in character. If we wish to bring into manifestation the perfect spiritual body, we should feed on words of Truth--foods that are spiritual in character--avoiding all that carry with them into the system a mental atmosphere of sensuality, fear, or any other discord.
foods, solid--The deeper truths that require much study, meditation, prayer, and concentration in order that they may be appropriated and assimilated by the mind.
food, spiritual--Thoughts and words of Truth; the word of God.
"food which perisheth"--The race consciousness strives for the things of sense, but one who has found the real substance and source of supply proclaims, "Work not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which abideth unto eternal life" (John 6:27).
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