This message today is about biblical health. God has said through his prophet John 3Jn 1:2 “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”.
The question is has God left us instructions on how to be in good health?
Exo 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 am the LORD that healeth thee.”
So it is that God has left us with instructions to diligently listen to his voice and give ear to his commandments and this will keep us in good health as he is the LORD that heals us.
Now please don’t think God is waiting for someone to mess up so he can afflict them with a disease. Diseases are past on from generation to generation and will generally require years of physical abuse and neglect from our ancestors as well as us. God is not someone who waits around to afflict us, but our neglect of faith and trust of him knowing what is good for us leads to this. He has given us a plan and this world has many things that will prove us and prepare us to dwell with his Holy angels in heaven.
An amazing fact is that Egyptian mummy’s today are being examined by scientists and scientists are discovering that the Egyptians were suffering from all the diseases we have today, such as Cancer, Diabetes, etc.
What were the Egyptians eating?
Exo 16:3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
If you remember, when the Israelites came out of Egypt they were murmering for flesh meats. The Egyptians also were well known for their other dainties, filled with sugars, etc.
Now God has a health plan. He gave Israel Manna in the wilderness for 40 years. And they never suffered with any diseases or calcium, or iron, or vitamin deficiencies or anything of the sort.
Deu 34:7 And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
Moses still had his full strength at 120 years, and he was still in good shape, eyes were not dimmed, strength had not abated. Noone needed to aid him with putting on his pants, or going to the bathroom. He was still in excellent health.
So it was that God gave the Israelites a perfect diet. But did Israel like the diet they had.
Num 11:4 And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?
A group in the wilderness did not appreciate the diet, and desired the dainties and flesh meats from Egypt which as the bible say’s were causing diseases to come upon them. God was looking out for their best interests. But they didn’t trust him. God was proving them. Preparing them to be able to eat of the good fruit of the land. Preparing them to be able to eat of the tree of life, and to dwell with holy angels and really to appreciate it that much more. God gave them their flesh and as the flesh was in their teeth, a great plague fell upon them.
Ecc 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
Make no mistake. God is warning you that what has been is about to happen again and there is nothing new under the sun.
So some were lusting and it is not much different today. This message is about far more than just diet though. It is an entire lifestyle which includes what some people call “NEWSTART” and some use the acronym “GODSPLAN”. Both are the same. I will use the acronym “NEWSTART” to give you a rundown of the plan.
But first allow me to explain the world view without God. Many times in the bible food was the test of many people throughout the bible starting from Eve to Israel to Daniel to Jesus and right down to our present day.
1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
A lot of our society today has what many would call today the “SAD” diet. These terms “NEWSTART” and “SAD” are acronyms. This “SAD” diet is also known as the “Standard American Diet” based on a worldy view which is generally held by people who believe that the world came together by chance. This is also called the “evolution” view.
A general belief is that billions of years ago dead matter was spinning around, and this matter came from nothing, how this happened is unknown, and this matter exploded however we don’t know what caused this either, and this became planets and stars. And out of this dead matter somehow came living matter out of a hot soup and this single celled life swam onto shore and finally after billions of years and violating all the laws of science and possibility it became a man.
Sadly this teaching is but a theory derived by people who refuse to acknowledge the fact of intelligent design, which by the way requires “a designer”. This theory of evolution sadly also is taught to our children in school as a fact.
By the way if anyone acknowledges this theory as a fact that man evolved from a single celled amoeba into an ape-like ancestor and then finally into a man. Please let me know where did the woman evolve from? Because, friend, it takes a male and a female of a species to reproduce! For evolution to be a true and accurate explanation of the origin of man, there had to be an completely identical[exactly the same] evolutionary process of a second cell coming on the scene at the identical time and place in history as that first cell that became a man, and this also evolved, only to become a WOMAN.
By the way there is not just this problem with man and woman but with every “kind” or “species” on this earth.
Evolutionists often mock Christians for there belief in a God, but really when you actually observe the facts. You really need much more faith to believe in evolution. Also, the actual definition of science is “things that can be tested, demonstrated, and observed”. Evolution is obviously not science. It is a theory that violates real science.
And so men love the evolution theory as it allows them to be able to follow after there lusts without feeling bound to rules. They basically want to be the God of their own world. This was what happened to Eve when she ate the fruit.
What happened in the Garden? Well, basically God had put the tree in the garden as a symbol of your freewill. That we are not forced to obey God. God would never want that kind of worship. God desires only loving worship. So he gives us all the choice, but these rules are loving rules. For instance looking at the ten commandments you can certainly see that the world would be a great place to live if people followed them. Well, then again that is you have to really analyze them to see. Many find them grievous rules. Also even when you go back to the old law of the land in Israel. The laws would lead to a wonderful society, and the sacrifices were merely a shadow of the son of God who was willing to suffer for our disobedience of Gods word so that we could be brought back into harmony with heaven.
The fall of man, however had something to do with diet and lust of appetite. And trust in self, rather than Gods word. God had said “ye shall not eat of the tree in the midst of the garden, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die”[Genesis 3:3]. But there was one in the garden who wanted to be like God. Lucifer had fallen from heaven. And was cast out into the abyss, God had warned us of this being.
Lucifer talked to eve in the garden in the form of a serpent. And he said to her “Do you want to be like God knowing good and evil?” He wanted her to doubt God’s word. He used flattery, and vainness appealing to self love. And Eve distrusted God. The serpent ate the fruit. He had not died. Lucifer was given a period to reveal his “Self-government” to the universe. And this world is an example of the government of Lucifer and it’s 6000 years of death and suffering, lieing, stealing, adultery, murder and sickening crime is all the result of his government and disregard of the creator and his perfect law and government.
Lucifer or Satan as he is now known is another entire topic. But the fact is that Eve was given Gods word. God’s word said “thou shall not eat” something. And she distrusted his word. She was flattered by the words “You can be like God”. She thought her government and laws were better than God’s. So she wanted to be her own God.
And that is exactly what is happening today. A lot of Christians today don’t want to believe God’s word. They want there flesh like Israel when they died of the plague in the wilderness. Eve saw it was good for the eyes, and she based her faith on things seen rather than as the bible says “faith cometh by the word of God”[Romans 10:17]. Faith is not about the lusts of the flesh or feeling as these things often lead to pain, disease and death. Feelings are the devils playground. For instance the bible says “the heart is deceitfully wicked” but the world says “follow your heart”. If it feels good do it.
Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God
2Co 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
So this is why people choose to ignore the word of God and believe in silly and impossible theories like evolution, as they want to follow their lusts.
2Pe 3:3-5 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
And like Israel, many of them lust after many unclean foods today. For instance such as bloody steaks and hamburgers. This is written to the Gentiles in the New Testament church about bloody meats.
Act 15:19-20 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: But that we write unto them, that they abstain frompollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
Lev 3:17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.
Many today think these laws were just written so God could be an enforcer and basically prove that he is the boss. But they don’t realize that most diseases today are caused from not observing these laws. People are digging there graves with there forks. Eating the “SAD”.
Now. If we believe in creation, which I believe you can observe just by looking at your body. You can have all your senses. You have all these parts in your body which have functions such as the heart, liver, gall bladder, eyes, nose, sweat glands and I could go on and on. Really you need all these to live. And by looking at simple things, things such as the heart, you will recognize that this type of machinery cannot be reproduced by a man. Even the most technologically advanced machines cannot compare to the heart. We cannot make a machine that runs so efficiently. Then moving on from the heart to something such as the eye ball. With thousands of different little wires, lenses etc. compare the headlight of a car to it. The reproduction system. We can observe it. We can see the materials that we need to make it. However we cannot come close to reproducing it. And even if we did we would prove creation, as obviously it requires a creator. We can’t throw a bunch of ingredient into a bowl and make life. Life does not evolve from non-living matter. This is observable science.
Bones, veins, joints, muscles, imagine the evolution process without some of these characteristics. Imagine the evolution process of the heart. How did it work while evolving? Or even the eyeball? What did we do before these things fully evolved? Were they evolving into something that would finally see, or did it see right from the start? Think about it. It had to be designed. It had to work properly from the beginning. Many scientists admit this. However there are certain reasons that the theory of evolution is pushed at society. I won’t get into those here. But I am more than willing to discuss them with anyone who wishes to learn more about it.
Now understanding that we are designed, I will use a car as an analogy here. A car requires certain types of oil, coolant and also fuel. If you put the wrong fuel in the car the car breaks down.
Now look at the process of birth for a moment a baby has a life support system in the mother’s womb which is known as the umbilical cord. I also ask you if you are an evolutionist to imagine the process of the evolution of the umbilical cord. Really that must have been wonderful. How the baby lived before that evolved and we reproduced is really quite simply amazing and impossible I might add.
Nourishment for this baby comes from what the mother eats and it is broken down and it develops the cells as the baby grows. Nourishment is the fuel required for these cells to develop the little one until the end of 9 months when this life support system is cut off and the baby comes forth from the womb.
Now amazingly after coming forth from the womb this baby is given a new life support system. The mother places the baby near her breast and the baby instinctively starts feeding from the mother’s breast. This amazing instinct could only be placed there by God.
Man has thought they could improve on this with such things as children’s formula, however scientific study’s have shown that children which are nourished by mothers milk are healthier and tend to avoid physical breakdowns, such as colic, ear infections, throat infections, swollen glands, allergies, asthma, diaper rash, colds, fevers, etc.
This can be compared to running your car on low-octane fuel or a cheap oil. And what happens is you begin to hear pinging and knocking sounds. This happens in the body as well.
When these breakdowns come however, the mother not understanding what is happening often goes to the doctor and receives a prescription of some sort as doctors are trained to do this and 85% of North American doctorsa have no training whatsoever in regards to nutrition.
All drugs are not only devoid of life, but also contain very toxic substances. Actually, all drugs are poisons. And so, now we have not only introduced substances into that little one that are devoid of life and containing toxins, as in the formula, but now we place more poisons into the child in an attempt to deal with the child’s reactions to the first violations. This starts the child down a very slippery slope that will lead to ever-increasing physical break down within his or her physical body, a body comprised of living cells, which were designed by God to be nourished with living food with enzymes!
Mar 5:25-26 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
See, just like this woman who went to the doctor for twelve years, spent all her money on prescription medications, and became worse. It is the same today in the world, when in fact trusting God can heal us of this disease whether it be cancer or diabetes.
Mar 5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
So faith made her whole. And faith comes by the word of God. And if we remember Eve’s lack of faith in God’s word. We can see what it is that we need to be healed from our sicknesses.
So in order to know what we need for healing we should all look to God’s word and trust it as truth. Look around see what he designed for us to put into our bodies. You will see that the best foods are actually a raw plant based diet, as natural as God created it, minus the chemical sprays they are adding to them today.
What is NEWSTART
“NEWSTART” is an acronym for 8 laws of health. And I will go over each one quickly. They are “Nutrition”, “Exercise”, “Water”, “Sunshine”, “Temperance”, “Air”, “Rest” and lastly but most importantly “Trust in God”.
All of these are part of Gods health plan and are contained in his manual known as his bible. When you go to fix a car, or a household appliance normally you would have to look to the manufacturer at some point.
I want to start at the “T” for “Trust in God” and work back to the “N” for “Nutrition” doing a brief rundown of the importance of these principles as time and space constrain. However for further reading there will be entire sections on these principles on the website as well as natural remedies and other health tips.
Trust in God
Now what does “Trust in God” have to do with health? Well it has a great deal. In fact the bible says that trusting him will give you good health.
Pro 3:5-8 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
To trust in God with all your heart leads to joy, and peace, and not only that but following the principles set forth in his word and he will keep you in good health that none of the diseases of Egypt or the world for that matter come upon you.
Psa 119:73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
As I said earlier, he designed us. Obviously he would know what is best for our bodies. This principle is the most important.
Very important principle. In fact God created a day for it. It aids in keeping us from getting grouchy or cranky. People who are tired also are not generally very good thinkers. God is looking out for our spiritual health as well as our physical health.
Fresh air electrifies the blood and gives it a bright red tone. This indicates it is full of oxygen.
1Co 9:25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things
By the way God is not saying be temperate in bad things. Temperate in good things. If I study my bible for 12 hours a day every day, then I am overdoing it. If we drink 4 gallons of water in an hour we could be drowned even though water is good for us.
God asks us to abstain from bad things be temperate in all things is not inclusive of bad things. He’s not saying be temperate in your adultery, stealing, lieing and smoking cigarettes or eating of unclean food. We wouldn’t eat meat with maggots in it as long as we are temperate, or only smoke 1 joint a day would we? The word of God must be understood in it’s complete context.
Temperance in diet, leads to temperance in spirituality.
Nothing would live without sunlight including us. In fact sunshine can change the persons mood. Plants need sunlight to grow.
Sunlight lowers blood sugar. It also lowers cholesterol by converting it to vitamin D. Sunlight utilizes calcium and phosphorus increases red and white blood cells, strengthens the immune system, calms nerves, increases adrenalin, destroys germs on skin, reverses Jhondus etc.
Water cleanses the tissues. Water is necessary for life. Lots of water helps eliminate waste in the body which can intrude into the blood stream. It is recommended to drink 6 8 oz glasses of water a day by some and others recommend more than that.
Water leaves the system through the sweat glands pushing out many of the toxins that enter the body. Water is good for cleaning your food in as well as water will push out the toxins in your food when you allow them to soak.
Water is necessary for cleaning the body. Water is so important in fact that God who likens his “body” to the “church”, likens “water” to his “word”. And God’s children esteem the “water of the word” more necessary than our daily food.[Job 23:12]. We can live for a while without food. However we can’t live very long without water.
Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
God created us and has always given us something to do. Including keep the garden in Eden.
Exercise helps blood circulate. Our muscles will develop atrophy if we don’t use them. As it has been said “If you don’t use it, you lose it”. The heart also is a muscle. When you don’t use your muscles your blood stops flowing and this can lead to congested heart failure. The heart needs exercise. Without any exercise the heart will become too weak to push the blood through the system.
Moderate exercise such as walking, swimming, and gardening are some of the best remedies for a diseased body.
Well, we’ve discussed a little about everything and I haven’t stressed the importance of the other laws of health so much. However these should by no means be ignored. This is only meant as a start a basic guide to the true principles of a healthy lifestyle.
Just as Daniel who was in Babylon in his day. Today we have what is called modern Babylon. Remember as I quoted earlier the thing that has been shall be today. So here we are in what is called “Modern Babylon”[Revelation 17 and 18]. Modern Babylon is a reference to all false religious systems in this last day which are filled with “unclean birds” and also gets people drunk on “Wine”[Revelation 18:2, 3]. I will go over this “unclean” subject and controversy in many churches today.
Daniel in ancient Babylon
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon besieged the city of Jerusalem in 607 BC and captured Daniel and his friends. Nebuchadnezzar picked out some of the best looking and most skillful young people of Judea to reeducate them in the ways of the Babylonians.
When Daniel was to begin his education he was appointed his food and drink.
Dan 1:5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.
The king wanted to train the boys for approximately 3 years. However the boys had been raised by there parents to honor God. Also they were taught not to eat unclean foods. Nebuchadnezzar wanted to give the boys unclean meats and wine which God had prohibited, and Daniel being a man of God would not.
Dan 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
Daniel asked to be exempted. A bold request. Daniel was looked on with favor and love by the prince of the eunuchs, however the prince of the eunuchs was afraid that their health might be in worse shape if they didn’t bow down to the Kings decree.
This is written for an example for us today, as we may be forced to eat unclean food or starve in this last day. But we can trust in God that he is looking out for our best interests.
Daniel suggested a ten day test and asked for pulse to eat and water to drink. Pulse is generally plant food. Fruits and vegetables. Daniel was subject to several testing trials in Babylon. What an example we have. Praise God that he has shown us what even his greatest men have went through so we can understand our trials for today.
Now what happened at the end of this trial? Who was in the better health? Who had more understanding?
Dan 1:15-17 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat. Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse. As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
The knowledge and skill they possessed was not only due to there diet but also given from God due to their strict obedience to his principles.
Dan 1:20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
Don’t miss the point here. The reason these men were ten times wiser was because of their trust in God. The health principles also aid in much clearer thinking that we can discern good from bad.
Now Daniel would not partake of the king’s wine. Some will say “Well, Jesus actually made wine at a wedding”. Actually the wine that Jesus made was “New wine” which is straight from the grape. The bible talks about two different kinds of wine.
Isa 65:8 Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants’ sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
Now this “new wine” would be unfermented wine. And there is a blessing in this wine. So God would have us drink this wine as it is non-alcoholic.
What does the bible say about fermented or alcoholic wine?
Pro 23:29-33 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his color in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things
Notice God tells us not to even look at this type of wine. So if God told us not even to look at this kind of wine, this was obviously not the type of wine Jesus would make at a wedding. Such misconceptions like these can be understood with a relatively minor amount of bible study. But many refuse to trust God’s word. And even some will see that Jesus obviously made the new wine from the grape and still they will not accept this as this affects their wants. This is because they don’t want to accept God’s word and they wish to continue in there lusts.
1Th 5:7-8 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.
God wants us to be sober that we may discern the signs of the times. Drunkenness has destroyed many families, and lives throughout history. In fact I can testify to this myself. I’ve ended up in the slammer for days at a time a couple times. I’ve fell asleep in my own vomit almost dead suffering from a headache for days and that is a minor, lost my licence for a year smashing my mothers car into someone else and I have done many other wicked things that I thought were fun at the time but really destroyed many people around me. I owned a liquor delivery service and have seen people who were spending there last dollars to get intoxicated and sleeping around with whoever they could. I rented my basement out to a person who I later found out was an alcoholic and he set his girlfriends clothes on fire and burned half the basement and my family was homeless for a month and a half. I have an uncle who almost died from liver poisoning. I have a father who I will not talk much about as I don’t want to be personal, however who I pray would be delivered from this demon of alcohol. This is not the wine that Jesus made. Nor is it condoned by scriptures.
I’ve also suffered from great lapse of memory as alcohol causes permanent brain damage by cutting off the oxygen to the brain, prematurely killing many brain cells. My memory is not the sharpest. However God has healed me drastically by trusting in many of his principles and will continue to do so.
So it was for Daniel that his mind would become clouded from alcohol and God had the best intentions for Daniel and anyone who will not indulge in putting these toxins into their body.
As for the Kings meat that Daniel would not touch. It is thought that it was likely the swine or pig as it is called. Perhaps it was just meat filled with fat and blood like a steak as the bible considers these meats unclean as well.
Lev 11:7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven-footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
Lev 3:17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.
God didn’t just put these rules up to show his authority. It has been scientifically proven that pork is completely unfit for food according to an abundance of scientific studies. Pork contains a little worm called the Trachina which is linked with a disease known as Trichinosis.
Trichinosis initially involves the intestines. Within 1-2 days of contagion, symptoms such as nausea, heartburn, dyspepsia, and diarrhea appear; the severity of these symptoms depends on the extent of the infection. Later on, as the worms encyst in different parts of the human body, other manifestations of the disease may appear, such as headache, fever, chills, cough, eye swelling, joint pain and muscle pain, petechiae, and itching.
Most symptoms subside within a few years. The most dangerous case is worms entering the central nervous system. They cannot survive there, but they may cause enough damage to produce serious neurological deficits (such as ataxia or respiratory paralysis), and even death.
God warned us with his word. I could go onto other types of meats and show why God did not permit them to be eaten such as popular sea foods such as shrimp, crabs, clams, eels. God designed these for a purpose. To keep the environment clean. They live off the raw sewage on the bottom of the ocean.
Something else about these critters is that they are served with their intestinal tract and all. Really if anyone likes fesces on a plate. There you have it. Yum.
Some have thought that God made the swine clean. And that they were only given to Moses and to the Jews. However way before Moses, God spoke to Noah and said….
Gen 7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
Now a question. The flood being several years before Moses. How did Noah know the difference between clean and unclean?
And secondly, why did God tell him to take seven of the clean and two of the unclean?
Well the land was about to be flooded. There wasn’t gonna be much to eat for the next little while with regards to fruits and veggies. So Noah was being instructed to make provisions. And God didn’t say “Eat whatever you want Noah”. No, God said the same to Noah as he said to Israel. “Of the clean beast you may eat, of the fat and blood ye shall not eat”. See these laws were good clear back to creation.
Some will say well, “Jesus done away with that at the cross. We’re in the New Covenant now. We aren’t subject to them old laws”. Well, let’s look at a scripture that is used to support it.
Now please be careful in reading this passage. I will examine it closely.
1Ti 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. Forevery creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
Ok. Now a surface read would say wow, we can eat every creature of God now. But notice that there are a couple problems with that right here in the passage.
- Firstly, it is referring to meats God created at creation to be received with thanksgiving. This is referencing before Noah’s time to when God created them.
- It is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
Now the swine has never been sanctified by the word of God. And I am merely singling out swine as it is probably the most commonly eaten unclean meat. But just by looking at the passage we can see that God is not referring to meat that were created to be bottom feeders and that are unclean.
I really don’t think that we can load a plate of maggots and consider them clean.
Let’s look at a verse that describes the second coming. And see if swine’s flesh is ok to eat?
Isa 66:15-17 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. For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. 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.
Now, when we see this we can see that God is not made these meats clean even to the second coming.
Mal 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Just by looking around we can see what God has done for us in showing us how to avoid the coming plagues by being not only physically ready but spiritually ready. I realize I have only spoken on meats here and rather lightly on some other principles on health. However this is only a start and the diet when properly practiced has been know to give on average an extra 10 years and not only that, but really healthy years.
As Moses who’s strength was not abated or sight dimmed even till 120 years. This lifestyle has also been known to overturn disease after disease whether it be cancer, diabetes and more. God has a way to bring us back to him in this last day and he is using his health message to do it.
The message you will find over and over again on this website is the 3 angels message of Revelation 14 which is to seal us and make us ready to meet the Lord in the air.
Part of this last message is this health message. Let’s look closely at a few scriptures before closing this.
Rev 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him;
How is God asking us to give glory to him in this last day?
1Co 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
In what we eat or drink or anything that we do, we should be sure that we are glorifying him in our body.
1Co 6:19-20 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? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
We are bought with a price. Let’s treat our temple right. Can we glorify God while we are laying in a hospital bed? This is why we have to prevent this from happening and make that “NEWSTART” today not when your on that hospital bed.
Rom 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Considering what God has done for us in that he has given us ways to be healthy, let’s live up to the light we have on this message, this is our reasonable service. This is something small that God is asking, and let’s continue to gain more from it as we see that Christ is coming back.
1Co 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
1Co 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.
Lastly I’d like you to consider modern Babylon for a moment. It says that in this Babylon are “unclean birds” showing the distinction of “clean” and “unclean” to the New Testament church.
But Babylon is made up of several women. A mother and her harlot daughters. This is a symbol of the false churches in this last day. God has espoused his church to be a “chaste virgin” and not a “whore” or “harlots”. His church is the bride of Christ. A woman adorned in White which can be observed in Revelation 12.
But Isaiah says something about the last days and these women or churches that are holding onto the name of Christ to take away their reproach.
Isa 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
It is that way today, where God’s message of his food and health laws is rejected by the general body of Christianity and just like in Daniels day in Babylon. There is no difference in modern Babylon. “What has been shall be, there is nothing new under the sun”[Ecc 1:9] The bread is also a symbol of the word of God[Matt 4:4] which contains his dietary laws. And so it is also that when the present truth of the 3 angels is rejected it becomes darkness to the world.
This study is merely a sample of what the bible contains about health and I pray that you will continue to search his scriptures and trust his word rather than following your stomach or your heart which is deceitful and will keep many out of the kingdom of heaven.
Pro 23:2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite