And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
What does Cod liver oil have to do with Salvation and walking with Yeshua?
Both are a form of protection not desired by society as a whole. When I first encountered Cod Liver Oil it was taken by the spoon and was not very appealing, however affective in terms of worldly expectations.
When I first met Yeshua I was just a babe in life, but wanted to know about that fourth guy who appeared in the fire with Shadrack, Meshak, and Abednego.
As that child, what I knew about either one, was they were supposed to protect me. However, I recognized the dislike for Cod Liver Oil was because of smell and taste.
There was something different about the dislike for that fourth man. Remember I was seven years old, but filled with a desire to know who this man was and all about him.
As I ponder those days, I now understand the reason for some of the confusion in my life then. My mother knew Yeshua worshipped him daily. My dad wouldn’t have anything to do with him and actually thought My mom was foolish because of how she believed in fairy tales.
Somehow, I was able to recognize the protection both were providing in their ways. Still not understanding how they did, but as long as they did I was contented as that child.
Now, while describing those days I now discern what Yeshua means through this scripture from Matthew 18:3 KJV
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
I now discern and am able to recognize why I was contented as that boy, knowing I was being protected. It was through the pureness of the heart of a child to trust, that I was able to believe in what I knew nothing about, and couldn’t see how I was being protected, yet sensed and just knew I was.
Now more than ever our walks must be fraught with the heart of a child to trust our Lord’s promises will protect even though we know nothing about how.
Humble saints know The love of God reigning in the heart, will subdue self-love. Where there is a proud heart, there is commonly a proud look. To know God and our duty, is learning sufficiently high for us.
It is our wisdom not to meddle with that which does not belong to us. Paul, was well reconciled to every condition the Lord placed him in.
He had been as humble as a little child about the age of weaning, and as far from aiming at high things; as entirely at God’s disposal, as the child at the disposal of the mother or nurse. We must become as little children, Matthew 18:3.
I believe the following is our Lord’s description of the transition many will make in the very near future as the fulfillment of prophecy takes place and as children we are weaned from the comforts and luxuries of the world we now walk in.
Our future condition will not be to our liking, so we must bring our thoughts to our condition; then we will be gentle with ourselves and those with us; then our souls become as a weaned child.
We will understand our hearts are desirous of worldly things, cry for them, and are fond of them; but, by the grace of God, a soul that is made holy, is weaned from these things.
As that child we will be cross and fretful while in the weaning; but in a day or two that child cares no longer for spiritual milk, and can bear stronger food. Thus does a converted soul quiet itself under the loss of what it loved, and disappointments in what it hoped for, and is easy to accept what our Lord is prepared to deliver through faith.
Knowing through our audit the depth of our faith and personal relationship with Yeshua, we now with understanding, knowledge and wisdom, know Yeshua will sustain us. Remember we have a hedge of protection around us our home and our family. Psalm 91:1-16.
There was a commitment which goes along with this gift, our upright and righteous walk as a child with Yeshua. And as children being obedient unto our parents took the Cod Liver Oil daily knowing our parents brought it to us out of love, as does God’s messenger delivers his form of protection daily.
Please note, as we are drawing to the conclusion of this article I am including a link where by those who maybe seeking the Lord or even refresh your commitment to Yeshua will be introduced to Him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzPif3PzMCk
May our Father and Yeshua bless you with their Grace and Peace.