The promises of God are a reality meant for us to step into. His promises are His reality for our lives. We must refuse to live below the promises of God. Psalm 34:8 declares, "Taste and see that the Lord is good." The Hebrew word for taste is ta'am, which means to taste, perceive, and eat. The Hebrew word for see is ra'ah, which means to see, look at, inspect, perceive, consider, have vision, observe, discern. to gaze. Your taste is connected to your spiritual sight. If your taste or perception is off your spiritual sight is off.
It's important to check the fruit of what we're eating. What we are partaking and digesting affects are spiritual sight. We all have the ability to see in the spirit. Jesus said in Matthew 13:16, "But blessed are your eyes, because they see." Our spiritual sight in connected to the eyes of our understanding. The heart. In Ephesians 1:18 Paul says, "I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those called." The more we allow God's light or the illumination of His spirit to come into our hearts, the greater we can see with clarity and accuracy.
I believe many are struggling to see because, there has been a bitter taste that has crept in. Bitterness has crept in because of promises unfulfilled, and harsh seasons of warfare. Bitterness can be defined as sharpness of taste, lack of sweetness, causes deep pain and anger (dictionary.com). Bitterness will taint the well within you. Hebrews 12:15 TPT says, "Watch over each other to make sure that no one misses the revelation of God's grace. And make sure no one lives with a root of bitterness sprouting within them which will only cause trouble and poison the heart of many." When we have bitterness in our lives we'll fail to see God's goodness and glory in our lives. We can see this in the story of the Israelites in Exodus 15.
The Israelites had just seen the greatest miracle of their lives. The Lord had taken them through the Red Sea, and had swallowed up their enemies. They were singing songs of victory as they walked into their new found freedom. For three days they traveled through a desert without water, and the people began to complain. They came to a place called Marah that had an oasis. Marah means bitter. Some of the people took a drink but realized the waters were bitter. The people began to let some of that bitterness get in them, and they began to become unruly and complain. They had forgotten what God had did for them a few days ago with the Red Sea. Bitterness will hinder your ability to see the goodness and glory of God. Moses cried out to the Lord. Exodus 15:25 AMP says, "Then he cried to the Lord for help, and the Lord showed him a tree, a branch, which he threw into the waters, and the waters became sweet."
As I was ministering recently I began to speak about the knowledge of the glory of God increasing. One of the ways we're going to experience that is, we're going to be able to taste and see that the Lord is good (Ps 34:8). Some have been unable to experience and see the glory and goodness of God because, they have a bitter taste in their mouths. I felt my mouth begin to salivate because I could feel the people's taste buds changing. I prophesied God was changing the taste buds of the people, and they would begin to taste the sweetness of God. The change in their taste would enable them to see His goodness where they had not been able to.
I prophesy to you today the Lord is taking the bitter taste of last season, disappointments, harsh warfare, hope differed out of your mouth. Your spiritual eyes are going to begin to see with clarity and accuracy once again because, you're going to begin to taste God's goodness in your life where you have not been able to. I declare His goodness, mercy, and glory will overtake you in this season.
Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.