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God offered us all blessings without money.
Water, Milk, Wine, Bread and other benefits here must be understood as pertaining to spiritual things instead of natural and material.

They are the only things bought without money. Furthermore the invitation is from God who is not in the business of selling material things.  But, He does have the business pictured figuratively by these terms. The cry of the verse is the common in the East where water, wine, milk and bread are sold.

But does God mean about these benefits?
What does the Scripture say about these things? 

{bible}Isaiah 55:1{/bible}Isaiah 55:1 {bible}Isaiah 55:11{/bible}Isaiah 55:11
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price’

{bible}Isaiah 65:13{/bible}Isaiah 65:13
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed’

{bible}Rev. 22:17{/bible}Rev. 22:17,
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely’

{bible}Rev.21:6{/bible}Rev.21:6,
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is a thirst of the fountain of the water of life freely’ In this passage of the word God offered us things to eat and to drink.

He offered us all without money. Water, Milk, Wine, Bread and other benefits here must be understood as pertaining to spiritual things instead of natural and material, they are the only things bought without money.

Furthermore the invitation is from God who is not in the business of selling material things, but He does have the business pictured figuratively by these terms, the cry of the verse is the common in the East where water, wine, milk and bread are sold, But God does means these benefits in spirit,what Scripture says about these things?

Eight Things offered by Jehovah

{bible}Isaiah 55:1{/bible}Isaiah 55:1

1.Water  
2.Wine   
3.Mike  
4.Bread  
5.Things that satisfy 
6.Good Things
7.Fatness
8.Spiritual Life

1 - W a t e r

Water is an element essential to life, its meaning is universal, water figures in Bible in three main ways,

1. As a cosmic force that only God can control and govern,

2. As a source of Life,

3. As a Cleansing agent,

We can also detect a polarity at work in the six hundred biblical references to water; water can mean life and death, blessing and affliction.

1. Water means the Salvation

{bible}Isaiah 12:3{/bible}Isaiah 12:3
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation

1. Water means the everlasting life

{bible}John 4:14{/bible}John 4:14 – {bible}John 7:37-38{/bible}7:37-38
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life’ 

{bible}John 7:37-38{/bible}John 7:37-38
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water’

c.Water means Purification by the Word  

{bible}Eph 5:26{/bible}Eph 5:26
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.

d. Water means Satisfaction

{bible}Isaiah 32:2{/bible}Isaiah 32:2
And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. 

{bible}Isaiah 44:3{/bible}Isaiah 44:3
For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.

e. Growth, Fruitfulness and Success

{bible}Psalm 1:3{/bible}Psalm 1:3
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.  

{bible}Jer 17:5-8{/bible}Jer 17:5-8
Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit’    

f. Water means Peace

{bible}Psalm 23:2{/bible}Psalm 23:2
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters’

g. Water means Spiritual Power

{bible}John. 7:37-39{/bible}John. 7:37-39
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) 

2 - WINE
The fermentation of the wine opens the way for both positive and negative imagery.

Negatively, wine can be abused and become a means to loss of self control,

{bible}Prov 20:1{/bible}Prov 20:1
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise’

Positively, wine becomes an important image of JOY, Celebration and Festivity, often expressive of the abundant blessings of God, The presence of wine at the wedding at Cana in John 4 is well known. We can see  in the book of Psalm 4:7 You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound”

1. Figurative of the blood of Jesus Christ by which we have forgiven of sins

{bible}Matt 26:27-29{/bible}Matt 26:27-29
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.

2. {bible}1 Cor 11:25-27{/bible}1 Cor 11:25-27
After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. Wherefore shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord

3 - Milk

1. Figurative of simplicity of truth

{bible}1 Cor.3:2{/bible}1 Cor.3:2
I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hither to ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able

{bible}Heb 5:12-13{/bible}Heb 5:12-13 {bible}1 Peter 2:2{/bible}1 Peter 2:2
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 4-Bread

1. Of Life

{bible}John 6:35-40{/bible}John 6:35-40
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day”

1. Of sincerity and Truth

{bible}1 Cor.5:8{/bible}1 Cor.5:8
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”

2. Of Healing
{bible}Matt 15:26{/bible}Matt 15:26
But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

3. Of broken body of Christ by which we receive healing

{bible}Matt 26:26-29{/bible}Matt 26:26-29
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body

{bible}1 Cor 10:16-21{/bible}1 Cor 10:16-21; {bible}1 Cor 11:25-29{/bible}1 Cor 11:25-29,

and {bible}1 Peter2:24{/bible}{bible}1 Peter 2:24{/bible} with {bible}Isaiah

53:4-5{/bible}Isaiah 53:4-5
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed”

5 - Things that satisfy

   1. With the fatness of God’s house {bible}Ps. 36:8{/bible}Ps. 36:8
   2. Drinking of the river of God’s pleasure {bible}Ps. 36:8{/bible}Ps. 36:8
   3. God’s supply {bible}Ps. 37:19{/bible}Ps.37:19
   4. God’s goodness {bible}Ps.65:4{/bible}Ps. 65:4 {bible}Jer. 31:14{/bible}Jer. 31:14
   5. Good things {bible}Ps. 103:5{/bible}Ps. 103:5
   6. Long Life {bible}Ps. 91:16{/bible}Ps.91:16
   7. Bread {bible}Ps. 132:15{/bible}Ps.132:15
   8. Being in His likeness {bible}Ps. 17:15{/bible}Ps. 17:15

6 - Good Things

1. shall not want any good things ({bible}Ps. 34:9-10{/bible}Ps. 34:9-10) fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. 10The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.[2]

2. No good things will He withhold from them that walk uprightly ({bible}Ps:84:11{/bible}) For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.’

3. Satisfy your mouth with good things ({bible}Ps. 103:5{/bible}Ps. 103:5) Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s

4. Good things to them that ask Him ({bible}Mt. 7:7-11{/bible})

5. Good things to come ({bible}Heb 9:11{/bible}) 11But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building

6. Shadow of good things to come ({bible}Heb 10:1{/bible})

7 - Fatness

1.Your Dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth ({bible}Gen 27:39{/bible})
2. Your table shall be full of fatness ({bible}Job 36:16{/bible})
3. Satisfied with the fatness of your house ({bible}Ps. 36:8{/bible})
4. Your paths drop fatness ({bible}Ps. 65:11{/bible})
5. Your soul delight itself in fatness ({bible}Isa. 65:2{/bible})  

8-Spiritual Life

   1. Show me the path of the life ({bible}Ps. 16:11{/bible})
   2. With you is the fountain of life ({bible}Ps. 36:9{/bible})
   3. with long life will I satisfy Him ({bible}Ps. 91:16{/bible})
   4. Redeems your life from destruction ({bible}Ps. 103:4{/bible})
   5. Life of evermore ({bible}Ps. 133:3{/bible})
   6. They shall be life to your soul ({bible}Ps. 3:1-23{/bible})({bible}Ps. 4:20-27{/bible})

God loves to his creation and wants everyone to receive salvation to become God’s children, Salvation cannot be earned; it is a gift of God; God opened the door to heaven for his children through Jesus Christ because our salvation was obtained by blood of Jesus, Our lives will not be complete until we enter to heaven; Belief and trust in Jesus Christ are the only way to be saved.

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