Physical Health Through Scripture 2
by Paul Taylor 12/28/2012 / Health
In the first article we saw the proliferation of the use of pharmaceuticals in the treatment of various diseases and physical ailments, of which there seems to be no debate, except to create more drugs and more specialty medical practices to enhance the already insane wealth and profits of the medical ,pharmaceutical, and insurance industry, corporations, and individuals, while at the same time there continues a needless suffering and dying, from ailments which could, in some instances be easily eradicated by a simple diet and lifestyle change. But, alas this is not what the Medical field desires as this would eat into the obscene profits and wealth they attain through the ignorance of the people as it pertains to the proper nutrition of maintaining a healthy body.
Exodus 23:25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. By following God's plan he is assuring us of restoring and keeping our health. Moses died at the age 120 years, in almost perfect health as shown in Deuteronomy 34:7, And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
In Genesis 1:29 God created all the food and sustenance man would need to survive; And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Looking further at verse 30 we see that God intended for all animals to be on the same plant based diet. Genesis 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
Looking at these verses we see no mention or indication of super sized fast food, animal byproducts, sweet drinks, or the multitude of chemical vaccines to enhance our immune system. It's amazing how people in those days without the modern Medical establishment, FDA, CDC, AHA and a myriad of alphabet organizations, managed to attain a healthy lifestyle enabling them to live for hundreds of years, and producing hundreds of offspring, without all these agencies, vaccines, and pharmaceuticals.
I am not advocating for vegetarianism, though this is what God intended for the human body to consume in order to maintain a long and healthy life, free of diseases and physical ailments. God did allow man to consume animal flesh after the flood of Noah's era as there were no plants to consume for food, but God gave instructions as to what animals were considered clean for the consumption by the human body. This was intended primarily as a temporary food supply until the plant life reestablished itself following the flood, and not an assembly line of animal slaughter for human consumption.
Man has taken the consumption of animal flesh to a level not intended by our Creator and has in essence, through the assembly line process of raising animals by injecting artificial growth hormones, anti-bacterial chemicals and a plethora of various drugs, to enhance and alter the normal growth cycle of these animals, thereby increasing production, lowering cost padding their bank accounts and in the meantime, to hell with the health of the humans consuming this chemically enhanced animal flesh. In following this regimen we have brought upon ourselves the diseases and physical ailments we are stricken with in this so called modern age of man.
When we consume these assembly line factory made animal products into our bodies we are injesting the same chemicals, artificial ingredients and hormones which went into these animals. God did not design these bodies to consume chemicals such as artificial growth hormones, muscle builders, insecticides, pesticides and host of other chemicals and concoctions we are not aware of, but he did design in, a way for the body to reject a small amount of these toxic cocktails, but when there is a constant bombardment to the body, the strain of attempting to alleviate these intruders eventually overtakes, and the body begins to break down from the attacks.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
Our bodies are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit and we are to maintain a clean and hospitable environment by diligently observing with care the way we treat our bodies.
Would we go into a Church or Sanctuary and trash it by leaving garbage and refuse? We would not think of doing such an evil deed, but alas we are trashing our bodies, which are the temple of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. Here Paul is explaining the body as the temple of God, will be destroyed (by disease and sickness) if we abuse it through our eating habits and lifestyle.
In Deuteronomy we read where God will take away the diseases from his people if they follow his statutes Deut.7:15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.
Autopsies of mummies from the Pharaoh's era have indicated the proliferation of Arteriosclerosis, Diabetes, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease etc. due to the high animal fat diet which they followed.
In ancient times there was a disease that only seemed to afflict the wealthy, such as the Kings and Monarchs. It was known as the Rich Man's Disease or the Kings Disease; we know it today as GOUT. Soaring numbers of patients are being admitted to hospitals with gout triggered by obesity and heavy drinking. The painful illness is the result of heavy drinking and a diet rich in animal flesh and fat.
God provided Moses a list of animals which could be eaten by man and a list of animals which were not to be eaten by man, they were classified as unclean or clean and it was an abomination to God for anyone to eat the unclean animals. He also instructed the people not to eat the fat Leviticus 3:17, or the blood, Leviticus 7:26, of the animals. God did not give a specific reason as to why they were not to eat the unclean animals or the fat and blood of any animal, but modern science has given the answers as to why we shouldn't consume these animals.
BLOOD: Blood is the life of any living thing and the life is in the blood. A menagerie of diseases can be passed by contact with blood; Hepatitis C, influenza, AIDS, parasites, Etc. Undercooked meat with blood still visible has caused many deaths and serious illnesses to those who consume such products.
FAT: Eating animal fat can cause a host of physical ailments such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc. Our bodies were not designed to process animal fat, and when we injest it into our bodies, the body chemistry does not know how to deal with it and therefore tends to store it for future use and converting some to cholesterol which can cause arteries to be blocked, leading to stroke and or heart attack.
God knew over 5000 years ago why you shouldn't consume animal fat and blood, and warned us of the consequences. God told us in Deut.7:12,15 12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:.15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.
And again in Exodus 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
God gave Moses the instructions of which animals we could eat and which we should not eat. I won't delve into all the different animals which are not to be eaten, but I encourage you to read the book of Leviticus and Deuteronomy for the clean and unclean animals.
If we look at the unclean animals we notice they are mostly carnivorous, which includes the vultures. God in his master design left nothing out of his plan including the housekeeping crew, namely vultures, carnivores, hogs, shellfish, catfish etc. WHOA! Wait a minute you say, hogs, shrimp, oysters, catfish all these are unclean? That can't be. But it is true.
These animals are Gods created workforce to clean up the environment of dead carcasses, polluted streams, rivers, and oceans. Hogs will eat anything you put in their trough and what they eat is turned into fat and meat in a matter of a few hours. They carry the Trichinella ringworm which is a parasitic worm often found in animals that eat meat, and one of the most common carriers of the parasite are pigs. Those infected with this parasite can contract the disease Trichinosis. The process by which a human becomes infected is as follows:
A person eats contaminated meat that was undercooked and that contains the parasite larvae.
Trichinella parasites, when they are living in muscle tissue, surround themselves in a protective capsule called a cyst. Once they are ingested, your stomach juices dissolve the cyst and release the larvae.
The larvae enter the intestine where they mature into adult worms and reproduce.
Female worms release larvae into the bloodstream, where they migrate via blood vessels and move into the muscles.
The larvae then encapsulate into the muscle fibers where they can live for an extended period of time.
Some of the autopsies of the mummies indicated the parasites had infected the joints as well.
Eating Pork products, because of their high fat content, the nitrites used in processing the meats and a host of other processes used in growing and marketing the product can cause high blood pressure, heart disease and other health problems.
Shell fish is also part of the janitorial crew as they are responsible for filtering and cleaning the waters by eating the droppings of other fish and animals; in the oyster/clam category they filter in polluted water which is ingested in the tissue of the oyster or clam. Catfish are the same type fish which eat all droppings and sewerage in the water in which they live. Here is what God said about the fish you can eat.
Leviticus 11:9-12 9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. 10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: 11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcasses in abomination. 12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.
During World War 2, the military spent several hundred thousand dollars on a study to determine the best survival food for lost pilots and sailors on the sea to survive on. The conclusion of the study suggested that the best for survival was fish with FINS AND SCALES. The military could have saved the money by referring to the Holy Bible which gave that analysis thousands of years earlier without costly scientific studies.
What the animal eats or is injected with, will enter your body when you consume the flesh of that animal, and can cause major health problems later in life, especially if you continue to consume these products regularly.
You as an individual must take control of your health and well- being NOW and not rely on medicines to relieve the symptoms, as in most cases are all they will do. Your body is an amazingly engineered and crafted piece of art designed to take harsh abuse physically, mentally, and nutrionaly and amazingly recover to an almost perfect state, but the secret to regeneration is proper nutrition and activity. Heart disease, diabetes, cancers, etc. have all been cured, reversed and stopped in their tracks; not by medications and radiations, but by proper nutrition, hydration and exercise.
A study undertaken by a well-known Doctor on nutrition and heart disease revealed a surprising answer. The study was conducted with two groups of subjects who had some artery blockages. One group was placed on the American Heart Association Diet and the other group on a diet of whole grains, fruits and vegetables with no animal fats and oils. At the conclusion of the study the Group using the AHA diet had an increase of 8 10% more plague buildup in their arteries. The group on the vegetarian diet had a 20% decrease in plaque.
The body will repair itself if we follow God's diet and not man's. There is a saying by a Doctor whose name I can't recall that "IF MAN MADE IT DON'T EAT IT". I believe that saying is very relevant in today's world of imitation foods, fast foods and nutrionally void foods unfit for an animal to consume.
There are those which contend that Jesus did away with the unclean and clean meats and declared all clean and fit to eat. This is based on the interpretation of several scriptures which have been misinterpreted and taught by most Christian denominations. I emphasize as in all my writings, check the scriptures and do your research, read the complete passage(s) to get the full meaning and don't take one verse and use it out of context. The scriptural reference most commonly quoted is Acts chapter 10 concerning the sheet with the unclean animals.
In Acts 10:15 God tells Peter that he has made nothing unclean; 15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. If you read this one verse, then it would seem that God is telling Peter that all food is clean and fit to eat, but this is not what God is telling Peter. Read the entire chapter and you will see that God has sent Cornelius, a Gentile to Peter, for Peter to share the Gospel with. Peter had been a devout Jew and devout Jews avoided Gentiles, it was unlawful for a Jew to enter a Gentiles dwelling and vice versa, as Gentiles were considered unclean, and therefore it was unlawful for a Jew to socialize in any way with them. The vision was assuring Peter that all men are clean and equal in God's eye. Look at verse 28.but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. Here Peter is confirming the vision as being of man and not of eating unclean animals.
Colossians and Acts, is also referred to as abolishing all laws, but again I encourage you to read the text carefully, word for word, to understand what Paul is saying to the newly converted Jews. The Jews believed that they should keep the Jewish ordinances and laws of Moses, but Paul was expounding that all these were sacrificial rites and were nailed to the cross at Calvary. Acts 15:5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses. The sacrificial rites were performed as a shadow of things to come; namely our Savior Jesus Christ, and Paul is telling the Colossians that the ordinances and laws of Moses were no longer in effect. Let's read the verse and see what it says Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; These are the Laws of Moses as dictated to Moses, by God, for the sacrificial rites and in no way indicated the Laws of God which include the Health Law and the Ten Commandments.
The Churches are teaching unbiblical customs of man. Man will find a way to twist God's word and manipulate it to suit his own agenda and lifestyle. A single Bible text can be taken out of context and taught to the multitudes and no one objects, because the teacher or pastor is supposed to be very knowledgeable in these areas, and the congregations will not take the time to read and study the scriptures; and the sad fact is they are taught the wrong interpretation and continue the trait without doing any research.
We are admonished to search the scriptures daily. Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
In Isaiah we are instructed how. Isaiah 28:9,10, 9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: We are to search and study the scriptures line by line verse by verse seeking the truth rather than following man's customs and traits, which is contrary to God's word.
For those who still hold to the belief that God has changed his laws on the clean and unclean foods, I offer you this verse from Isaiah in which God is passing judgment in the end times on those who profess one belief and do the opposite. I encourage you to study Isaiah and pay close attention to Isaiah 66:15-17 (and especially verse 17) 15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire 16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. 17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, EATING SWINE'S FLESH, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD. Caps and emphasis is mine. This is a prophesy for the end times and indicates that eating unclean animals is still an abomination to God, regardless of what man has to say.
I pray these articles have been educational, and informative to you, and will instill in you a desire to study the scriptures, seeking the truth. John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
It is my heartfelt intention of relaying God's truth from his Holy Word to the lost in hopes they will understand, see the truth and accept Jesus before it is too late, and to the many who profess to be followers of Jesus but instead are following Satan by continuing to adhere to the customs and traits of man.
May the love of our heavenly Father open our eyes, minds, and hearts to listen, pray, seek and accept the truth from God's Holy Word and follow Jesus with such a desire and fire that Satan can't extinguish it.
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