The focus on health care in America seems to be one of the most popular subjects. With insurance and medical costs reaching an all-time high, Americans without insurance are resorting to fitness, miracle drugs, and supplements.
The suits’ deep pockets have created a multi-billion dollar business, and in spite of all the miraculous discoveries in modern medicine, it seems like Americans are sicker now than ever before. New hospitals and clinics are springing up everywhere as if they know something that we don’t know, as if they have planned it from the movie Field of Dreams. “If you build it, they will come.”
Everybody wants to treat their condition, rather than to find the cause. Even with new technology and treatment, more Americans are sicker now than ever before! Let’s take a walk back in time and see if the Bible may have some answers. Matthew 4:23: “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.”
He wanted to teach the people by healing all manner of sickness and disease among them for their mental understanding. He knew if he preached the ministries to them about taking care of their health, it would relate to their understanding of their spiritual health. John 10:10: “I am coming that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.”
It’s amazing how your brain (a physical organ) can perform a million functions in your body we are not even aware of. Even brain surgeons will admit that they don’t understand how a thought is stored. Could a thought be a medium which God can communicate to us spiritually through faith?
You can lose any part of your body and still communicate through your thoughts, which makes your brain the holiest part of your body. This may give us a clue as to why God wants us to focus on our health so we will have a clearer mind and be able to recognize his spiritual voice.
On the other hand, the Devil knows by destroying our health, he can confuse and cloud our minds. Just think, a whole generation becoming fuzzier with drugs, slanderous music, and videos. The more unhealthy he can make us, the more we won’t be able to hear the Holy Spirit.
We can identify with that when we see someone who’s had a few drinks. They may seem at ease, even being funny or dancing around. But after a few too many, suddenly they turn into a lunatic, becoming out of their head. You’ve heard the old expression, “The Devil got a hold of them.”
One of the Old Testament teachings is called fasting, because it gives your mind a chance to rest and your blood to get purified from the harmful and different things we are eating. Plus, it teaches us self-control. Matthew 9:15: “And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.”
The Bible does not say that you can’t eat meat, but because the human body takes longer to digest it, meat will stay in your system and start to putrefy, causing colon cancer, diverticulitis, and a whole ream of other problems. So meat probably shouldn’t be part of the human diet, but the Bible does say you’re not supposed to eat what God calls abomination, and nowhere does God call something an abomination in one place and clean somewhere else. Once he declares abomination, it’s forever.
He said among the animals in Leviticus 11:3: “You may eat any animal that has a divided hoof and that chews the cud.” Not one of those two things, but both. A rabbit chews the cud but has paws. A pig or swine has a cloven hoof but it does not chew the cud. These animals are scavengers and are considered unclean. But neither does it say you have to be a vegetarian.
Among the seafood—Leviticus 11:9: “These you shall eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever has fins and scales. Them you may eat.” It was interesting that the Navy did a number of studies about what sailors eat or don’t eat for survival, and what they came up with was the exact same Bible quote. If it doesn’t have fins and scales, don’t eat it! Lobster, shrimp, and oysters, when you think about it, these are scavengers.
Lobsters crawl around the bottom eating dead things. God created these creatures to clean up the environment. Catfish have fins but they do not have scales. They used to say that you catch the biggest catfish by the mouth of the sewer. They’re not clean; they’re on the abomination list.
Among the birds—Leviticus 11:15-16: “Every raven after his kind, and the owl, and the night hawk, cuckow and the hawk after its kind. And the pelican I say that these things were unclean.” Birds that are foraging birds like chicken, turkey, pheasant, and the quail, that peck around for the seeds are typically the clean ones. You probably didn’t know that pigeons are considered to be clean.
Abomination is a reference to animals that God says not to eat, as well as animals that are kept and killed in the inhumane environment. When this is done, it induces high levels of toxins from stress and transfers it to the meat. Example:
The difference between free roaming chickens vs. caged chickens. Veal we eat from a caged calf. In fact, even doctors will tell you that stress in our bodies make us sick! The same is true about how we keep our livestock.
Isaiah 66:15-17: “‘For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury. They that sanctify themselves and purify themselves, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together,’ saith the Lord.” God is putting pork and rats in the same category. “‘They will be consumed together,’ says the Lord.” God does not want his people eating pork.
The US Department of Agriculture printed pamphlets about pigs, telling us if you are going to eat it, you better cook it very well to kill the trichina larvae. Do not cook your pork in a microwave, because some of the trichina cysts could survive. When the cysts are eaten by humans, they can catch and release thousands of larvae trichina worms in your body.
Sometimes, we hear people quote Timothy about every creature is good. Hmm… let’s see. 1 Timothy 4:4: “For every creature is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving. It’s sanctified by a word of God in prayer.” What Paul is saying is that if these animals are sanctified or endorsed by God then we can receive it with thanksgiving and prayer, similar to saying grace.
Among the grain—Genesis 1:29: “And God said, “‘Behold. I have given you every herb bearing seed, and every tree in which is the fruit of the tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.’” The original diet was fruits, grains, nuts, and legumes when man was eating from the tree of life and was intended to flourish through eternity because his body was going to live forever. But after sin when man was evicted from the Garden of Eden, he could no longer eat from the tree of life.
Evidently, there was something that the tree of life offered, and God was now going to supplement it with a substitute. He told man he could now eat vegetables. Genesis 3:18: “Thou shall eat the herb of the field.” The difference between a fruit and a vegetable is the fruit is going to be the product of the blossom of the plant. If you eat the leaf or stalk or the root, it’s a vegetable. So if it’s not the product of the blossom and you’ve got the seeds which are the same as a nut, it is a vegetarian diet.
A solemn reminder is given to those who ignore God’s rules. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17: “Ye are the temple of God. If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” Galatians 6:7: “Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Deuteronomy 6:24: “And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes for our good always, that he might preserve us alive. It’s for our good that he gave us these things.” Exodus 23:25: “And you shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread, and your water, and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.”
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