This phrase was told to me many, many, years ago by the mother of someone I was dating. It was back when my life was crazy and out of control. I'll spare the details but suffice to say that this was not a healthy dating relationship in any way, shape, or form! Anyway...one morning, after I had spent the night at this man's home, doing drugs and partying, etc. I was getting ready to leave and his mother was there. She began to talk about the Lord. I wasn't a Christian at the time. I don't remember anything else about the conversation except that she told me I should get a bible and "Go Eat Popcorn," meaning I should read Galations(Go), Ephesians (Eat), and Philippians (Popcorn), one each day until I understood what they were saying.
I don't remember this man's name or the mother's name. I honestly don't remember much about that relationship that took placed during that drug induced haze. But I remember the "Go Eat Popcorn" phrase. So here I am twenty five or so years later...and I am going to "Go Eat Popcorn!"
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.