The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish of the sea; they are given into your hands. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything. Genesis 9:2,3
God was speaking to Noah after the flood, and God was giving Noah permission to eat meat, but He specified not the blood, because it is the life thereof.
God was very detailed in what foods the Israelites were able to eat after Moses delivered them from Egypt. The “dietary law” is recorded in Leviticus 11. The Jewish people in Israel still try to follow these laws.
Then in the New Testament, something like a sheet came down from heaven with many wild animals, reptiles, and fowl of the air, to remind Peter not to call things common, or unclean, of what God has cleansed.
There is a lot of talk about food in the Bible. Jesus ate fish, bread, and the Passover meal, which probably included lamb, with his disciples. He picked grain in the fields, and was going to pick figs from a tree, but it had no fruit. He attended many dinners, and ate with sinners. He turned water into wine at the wedding feast. Jesus used symbolism with food, because it was something we understood. He told Satan that man cannot live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
In heaven, there is a tree of life, that we are able to eat from freely.
The first sin had to do with eating, what Adam and Eve took into their body. They consumed the fruit of disobedience, and it affected us all. Jesus offered us the bread of his broken body, and the wine of His covenant of blood, that He shed for us.
I need to be careful about what I allow to come into my body, whether it be food, or ideas, philosophies, religions, or other things. If I eat of the positive things that God has given freely, I find that what comes out of me, through my speech and actions, is also positive and good. If I am consumed by the negative, then what comes out of me is negative too.
Lord, teach me to ingest the things of God, and be filled with Your Holy food. You are mighty to save, and restore, and forgive. Help me to follow You in all things. Thank You!
A WordPress article that speaks about the Passover of Jesus is found here: http://dappledthings.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/passover-%E2%80%93-remembering-christ/