Milk and Honey

The good land is described several times as “a land flowing with milk and honey” (Exo. 3:8,17; 13:5; 33:3). Whereas each of the previous aspects of Christ as our food originated with the plant life, both milk and honey are products of the plant life combined with the animal life. The plant life signifies the generating and multiplying life of God. honey For example, a seed falls into the earth and is multiplied “one a hundredfold, and one sixtyfold, and one thirtyfold” (Matt. 13:8). Before the fall of man, God ordained that man would eat only of the plant life (Gen. 2:16). It was not until after the fall since the blood of animals had
been shed for redemption that man began to include animals in his diet, hence the significance.


As mentioned above, both milk and honey are produced from a mixture of the plant life with the animal life. Without eating grass or grain cows are unable to produce milk; and of course bees collect pollen from flowers to produce honey. The significance of milk and honey as types of Christ is that two distinct aspects of Christ’s life—the generating life and the redeeming life—are necessary to produce these rich experiences. As we experience Christ as our redeeming and generating life, we begin to sense the richness and sweetness of His nourishing life. We thus begin to experience Him as milk and honey. (Witness Lee, All-Inclusive Christ, 65-66)

Wheat | Barley | Vine | Fig Tree
Pomegranate | Olive Tree | Milk and Honey

Spaciousness | Ascendancy| Water
Food | Minerals | Hymn