As is with physical food, so it is with spiritual food: there are wholesome foods and there are enormous amounts of “fast” unhealthy junk food. As we feed ourselves on spiritual food, it is very important for us to consume the raw nutrients of the healthy words of God.
Unfortunately, Satan has taken the true nutrients of God’s word and mixed them with excessive amounts of spiritual sugar, fat and salt; thus, creating an unhealthy spiritual diet. As a result, we are all not getting a wholesome amount of daily spiritual vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, etc., so to speak, from God’s Holy Word. Remember, Satan’s strategy was and is always to mix truth with error (healthy spiritual food with spiritual junk food) so that false ingredients can be hidden from the critical eyes of seasoned Christians. This is very simular to what is done at our modern-day food processing industries.
Did you know that there is a secret in building powerful faith? But Satan is becoming very sucessful with destroying this "word-faith" phenomenon (that can only be built by hearing or reading the Word of God--Romans 10:17) with an imitation, "positive thinking" kind of faith? Jesus said in Matthew 4:4: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” There is a deeper meaning here that most of us do not catch (Deuteronomy 8, Psalms 105:37-41, John 6:28-64). There is a hidden truth here that can only be spiritually discerned if reading (or listening) through the Bible was done frequently. (Modern versions did not want us to know this secret and so they omitted, "But by every word of God" in Luke 4:4: the second of two or more witnesses needed to validate this very important point.) Therefore, we all must feed on EVERY WORD. We get vitamin A from Genesis; vitamin B from Exodus; vitamin C from Leviticus; vitamin D from Numbers, proteins from John, carbohydrates from Matthew, Mark and Luke, etc. etc. etc., and so on, so to speak.
Imagine then if you did not read, lets say the book of Nahum, you would lack an essential piece of spiritual nutrient that helps to sustain a totally healthy spiritual body. If this spiritual nutrient continues to be lacking in your spiritual diet, over time your spiritual body would eventually suffer and break down. You may ask, ‘how is this?’ Jesus said in John 6:63, “the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” John 1:1 says, "the Word was God."
You may say that many of the books of the Bible (particularly some books of the Old Testament) are very boring and cannot be understood; you therefore skip and avoid them. The solution to this problem is “just read it!” Do not be concerned with how boring it is or not understanding what you read, “JUST READ IT!” Even though you do not understand what it says or its boring, when you, “just read it!” you still get all the spiritual nutrients the book has to offer; thus consuming every word of God. This is very important!
If you bit into and chew on most vitamin tablets, how does it taste? Boringly bitter! For this reason, when we take vitamins, we just simply swallow them. We do not carefully study them by biting to taste their contents. We know they will do our bodies well, so along with water, we just quickly swallow. (The author is not suggesting that you the reader avoid studying the Bible to understand what you read. What is being suggested here is as you read, if you come across passages that are not understood, bookmark them and just keep reading. If you stop to study every difficult passage, you will never complete your reading goals; thus, not getting all spiritual nutrients the entire Bible has to offer.) When you have completely consumed all of the "sixty six Biblical/spiritual nutrients," return to your bookmarks and then carefully study them. Remember God’s word is a spiritual book (a living book, it is alive); you may not understand something now but in the process of time, the connections and comprehension will come.Therefore, EVERY WORD of God is important to maintain and sustain a healthy spiritual body with all the benefits that goes along with it. For example, a spiritually healthy body transforms the mind; it has the gift of discernment; it has power to love, unconditionally; it is mighty in faith (In Romans 10:17, "Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God;" biblical faith can ONLY come this way!); has the power to heal and receive healing; it gets prayers answered; it is strong in wisdom, knowledge and understanding; etc. etc. These gifts of the Spirit comes to a healthy spiritual body. Maybe, perhaps, this is probably why many times our prayers are not answered; probably because we are spiritually malnourished or weak. For more information on the above, read "How Powerful is God's Word," in chapter Two.
I would therefore admonish you my brothers and sisters in the Lord to read this book for an understanding of which Bible has 100% raw nutrients of God’s Word and which versions are full of unhealthy "spiritual" sugar, greasy fat and too much salt causing bad and unhealthy spiritual problems. God bless you as you read