Taste and see.

As a child I remember standing up in my bed and screaming out loud, “I don’t want to die!” For many years including 11 months in Vietnam I was conscience of the fear of death. At times I would have to do something to take my mind off the fear of dying, until I came to know my Lord as savior.

The fear of death left me completely. I knew if I died where I would go. Today’s post is on the New Testament word Taste. lords_supper

Then the Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?” Jesus answered,  “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. “And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges. “Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.”

Then the Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, ‘if anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.’  John 8:48-52 NKJV.

Taste, geuomai; Strong’s # 1089: To eat, partake of, feel, experience. Geuomai is used both naturally and metaphorically, especially to describe the personal experience of death, whether Christ’s (Heb. 2:9) or the believer’s (Matt.16:28; John 8:52).

Another example would be to have or receive a sensation or impression of anything, practically and in fact to experience anything 1 Pet.2:3; Heb. 6:4,5).

For a born-again Christian we will never see spiritual death as Paul says, And it is appointed for men to die once, (physically) but after this the judgment…(Heb. 9:27).

“We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord (2 Cor.5:8). As well as, so we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are we are absent from the Lord (2Cor. 5:6).

Christ is with us spiritually, but His physical absence means we do not perceive Him clearly or as fully as we will in the future (Phil.1:23; Col.3:3,4; 1 John. 3:2.).

In these two example from yesterday and today we can confidently say; Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!





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