As I was reading the Word this morning, the Lord showed me an interesting thing. The Old Testament people were for our learning, they looked forward to Christ, and the things the Lord was teaching them in the wilderness are the same spiritual truths that He teaches us now concerning Jesus Christ.
"And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Isreal also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?The first truth here is that it was the mixt multitude that started things. They were the believers married to the unbelievers and were more susceptible to spiritual deception. The Lord showed me that all the different foods listed, are false doctrines. The false doctrines of the gods they worshipped when they were in Egypt. The doctrines of demons were exciting and appealed to the flesh (which was what they were literally asking for, "Who shall give us flesh to eat?") Jesus Christ was the manna - He is the Bread of Life that comes down out of heaven. They were rejecting the pure simple doctrine of Christ and begging for the sensual, earthly, doctrines of their soulish fleshy nature. The beast nature to be exact. They were rejecting Christ (manna) and lusting after other gods(leeks, onions, cucumbers, fish).
We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:
But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes." Numbers 11:4-6
This gives a deeper meaning to the idea of Isaiah 1:8:
"And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city."
I was also contemplating the concept of Romans 14:2-3:
"For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him."
Herbs aren't milk, bread or meat. I'm not sure I understand it all yet, but herbs could be the false doctrines that even Christians follow because there is so much deception out there in our times. The Lord Himself will wean the weak believers off the herbs, off the milk and onto the strong meat, when that individual is ready, and not before.
Wow. Thank you so much Heavenly Father for showing me great truths in your word. In Jesus name Amen.