Health and the Scriptures

I believe this is the most important part of this website, and the most important part of health and healing.

It is hard to be completely “healthy” if your spirit is broken. Because of the significance and deeply penetrating nature of this subject, it will be a work in progress, with continuous updates as I find the time to write. There are  many excellent books on this subject, some of which I will be referring  to quite often.

Without getting to deep in the introduction, let me just say that every single person reading this right now has a very specific purpose on this earth, whether you have found it or not, and whether you believe it or not. Yes, God does have a plan. Yes, you’re included. Yes, he loves you. Yes, he forgives you for whatever you think  is unforgiveable. And yes, healing your spirit is part of healing your body.

God is moving right now. If you haven’t seen it, either you’re so caught up in the world you don’t care, or you’re asleep. There is a movement happening, an awakening, a soul harvest, a revival, however you would like to refer to it, but it’s undeniable. It’s your move now. God is always reaching out to us, but how often to we reach for him? We always cry out for God when we need him, but how often do we cry out just to tell him how much we love and appreciate him?  So wake up, forget your past, forgive who you think  is unforgiveable, learn how to love like only God can love, get serious, feel convicted and let’s go! Learn about the Spirit, learn about Health, but most importantly, learn about the Spirit of Health. It’s the foundation for why this company was started, and yes, you are part of it now.

“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey, we are spiritual beings on a human journey,” Stephen Covey.


God’s Path to Healing

I’m not here to preach. I’m not here to try to convict you, that job is for God. I’m far from perfect, just like you. But we hold the thankful peace, grace, love and mercy of God on our side.

This section is dedicated to the spiritual disconnect that so many Christians have between themselves and God, specifically related to their body. Having faith in Christ is awesome, powerful and life changing. But we know it doesn’t end there, in fact, it has barely even begun. We work hard to grow spiritually, to connect and have a relationship with God, read the Bible, pray, attend church, love others and be more like Jesus. Unfortunately, sometimes the body gets left behind. People seem so focused on their spirituality, they forget the Temple. It’s time to change, NOW.

God created us, we know that. Remember though, that he created us in His image!

Isaiah 64:8

Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

 

Genesis 1:27

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

What does this mean? If you abuse your body, in a way, you are abusing God himself, without respect. Now do I abuse my body sometimes? Sure, I’m human. If you know me, I never claim to be perfect. However, I want you to realize the importance of this. I do work hard to be more Christ-like, to eat the right foods, build my body and treat it well, abstain from alcohol (ok maybe twice a year I have a drink, just being honest!), cigarettes and other poisons that destroy our temple, and I encourage you to do the same. My goal is to get closer to God, fulfill his purpose  through me, be a vessel and shining light of Christ and honor the body that he has so graciously given me. I know it’s easier said then done.

Start making improvements today. If you have major problems or weaknesses, start working on them. If you are obese, lazy and watching tv all day, playing video games, addicted to chocolate or sweets, smoking, drinking, doing drugs or anything else to destroy your body, please understand that is not God’s intention for you. You can’t abuse your body and expect to live a long, healthy life. You know better. God gives us free will, meaning you  have the choice. Here are just a couple of scriptures where God places supreme importance on taking care of your Temple.

I Corinthians 6:19-20

19. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;

20. you were bought at a price. Therefore
honor God with your body.

This is probably one of the most direct statements in the Bible on this subject. It’s time to honor God by working on and building your Temple the way he intended.

Ephesians 2:21-22

21. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.

22. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives
by his Spirit.

What an awesome and powerful statement! So not only  is your Temple created by God and in his image, but he wants us to build our Temples so that they are pure enough to be the dwelling place for God himself. Did you catch that? The health, cleanliness and purity of your body is directly related to God dwelling within you. In addition, he wants all of us (Christian believers) to collectively come together, create a pure dwelling place for God’s spirit, and be a pure bride for the return of Christ!

Life is Difficult and We Live in a Toxic World

Yes,  life is hard. We are busy, stressed out and overwhelmed. We need coffee  in the morning just to wake up, and energy drinks just to survive. We need pills to help us go to sleep, pills to take away the pain and pills to help with depression, high blood pressure and anxiety. The world is polluted and loaded with toxic chemicals. Our water supply is tainted, the food supply is poisoned and our air is smog-filled.

Are we going to let the enemy have his way? It’s easy to sit back and just be freaked out about the world we live in. Be thankful for what you do have, be thankful for Christ and the eternity to come. But while you are on this earth, live for Christ, be the shining light! Remember good overcomes evil and light overcomes darkness. I used to be completely caught up in all of this. I read e-mails all day along about the 9/11 conspiracy theories, group of 300, the Rothchilds, New World Order, Government cover-ups, evil Obama and how he is destroying America, on and on. Although it is important to be aware of these things, people get caught up in it, and it consumes them. If you are involved in this stuff all day, what are you doing for God? This is what the enemy wants, to
distract you from your focus of pursuing God.

So forget all that for a while. Find and fulfill your purpose. Take care of your Holy Temple. Start now. For all the negatives above, here’s the opposite. More people are planting gardens in their yard then ever before, young children are coming to Christ in unprecedented amounts, there are herbs and foods that can give you amazing energy and feelings of well-being all day without artificial stimulation and sugar, people are farming using organic and bio-dynamic methods that heal the earth. There are so many amazing things going on as well. Be part of the amazing!

Time to Re-Connect

We  want you to join us. Be the Spirit of Health. We like to say, The Spirit of Health is in YOU! Start with small steps, baby steps as we say. Make small changes that turn into lifestyle changes. Your body belongs to YOU and GOD, not the doctors! Your spiritual beliefs and your  body are united. Yes, your body will return to dust eventually, but on this earth, you can’t live without it! Let’s give Christ a pure bride, where God’s spirit can dwell. I love the sound of that.

Health and the Scriptures

How do we know what to eat? The Bible gives us lots of great information. We know we don’t live by Old Testament laws, but
we can definitely draw a lot of wisdom from many of those passages.

I want to make an important point here. From my knowledge, and I encourage people to study for themselves, you can support any diet you choose based on the Bible. Don’t let anyone try to tell you they eat a certain way, and is the right way, only way, Biblical way, etc. I could easily argue for Vegetarians based on the Bible, but just as easily show how God instructed us exactly what types of meat we should eat. I believe that you should get wisdom from the Bible and make wise choices to build a healthy Temple.

So let’s look at some great Biblical wisdom:

Genesis 1:29

29. Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

Eat fruit, plants, herbs and seeds! Eat them as close to the way God created them as possible.

Psalm 103:5

who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

When I was in Canada, I was blessed to see many bald eagles in their natural habitat. Seeing them fly with such grace and beauty, I want my youth renewed like the eagle, don’t you? So eat good things. Put wise foods in your body. Before you eat, ask yourself is this food God would want me to eat, that will strengthen and build his Holy Temple?

God wants us to eat the things he created, simple as that. Think of what God created, then think of what you are eating. How much of it is close to the source, close to God’s creation? The farther removed you are from real food, the farther you can expect to be  from good health.

Don’t alter God’s design. I can guarantee you God is not happy with genetic modification. We are taking his creation, and destroying it. This will also destroy you. Most of the corn, wheat and soy in this country is genetically modified. Hybridization is not as bad, but still messing with the original plan.

How Life on Earth has Changed

Humans have been living in virtual paradise for thousands of years. It’s only within the last 200 years that everything has changed so dramatically. There are literally hundreds of new diseases that never existed in the past. The rates of all diseases are steadily increasing.

What is happening? It’s a combination of factors. You can’t point your finger at any one thing. We used to move and exercise daily. It wasn’t “exercise,” it was LIFE. We were walking to work, school, building houses, fences, barns, making shoes, forging iron, and farming. Combine our new sedentary lifestyle with the horrors of fast food and the food industry, and you have a recipe for, drumroll.. Disease! Doctors want to think its genetic, random, unknown, etc. but that is simply not true. After all, what is genetics? Are you healthy? What are you passing down to your kids? It isn’t rocket science. Has your family eaten the same horrible, deep fat fried southern home-cooked foods for four generations yet “everybody in my family has heart disease, IT’S GENETIC”  Think about it.  The good news is that we can change genetics for the BETTER. We  only hear about it in a negative sense, like it’s the sad, horrible thing and there is nothing we can do about it. Start changing your genetics NOW!

Quick Comparison Chart (From Satan, I’m Taking Back My Health, by Dr. Kunjufu)

1900 2000
Breast Milk Powdered, Cows Milk, Formula
Walked to School, Work Drive
Work in Field Sit at Desk
In the Sun Daily Indoor Lighting, Rarely Outside
Sweat Daily Rarely Sweat or Exercise
Meat Rarely or for Seasoning Meat 3 Meals Daily
Ate 4 pounds of Sugar Yearly Eat 155 pounds of Sugar Yearly
Obesity is Very Rare 1/3 of Americans are Obese
Told Stories, Laughed and Played Watch TV and Play Video Games
Over 60% in church with daily prayer Less than 40% in church with daily prayer
1 in 33 got Cancer 1 in 3 get Cancer
3,000 Died of Heart Disease 3 million Die of Heart Disease
10 Percent Divorce Rate 50 Percent Divorce Rate

It’s amazing what has happened such a relatively short time period in human history. Don’t be discouraged. Making changes  is easy, just make the decision to do it.

 

Diseases of Excess

Proverbs 23:2-3

2. and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony

3. Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.

It is so ironic to me what is happening around the world. In developed countries like America, we die from diseases of excess, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes. We can’t stop eating the wrong foods, and well, eating in general! In poorer countries, people are dying of poor sanitation, dirty water and infectious diseases. Where is the balance? In America, the land of plenty, we have more than plenty. We can eat what we want 24/7. Have a craving? Satisfy it with Mcdonald’s at 2am. Go to a 24 hour grocery store and buy a gallon of ice cream. The bible tells us not to give in to gluttony. Crave sugar? I have my entire life! I have learned tricks to overcome this problem and I will happily share! Crave salt? There is a reason for it and a way to fix it. Food is the #1 thing killing Americans. Period.

Don’t let food become your God

Exodus 20:3

You shall have no other gods before me.

People think of alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, sex and  other things when they think of addiction. We better start thinking about food. It probably kills more than all the others combined.

Statistics of the average American. Buckle your seat belt. Remember this is average for one person. 155 pounds of sugar,  55 pounds of bad fats, 300 sodas, 20 pounds of candy, 63 dozen donuts, 50 pounds of cake, cookies and pie, 20 gallons of ice cream and 12 pounds of potato chips. 48% of Americans eat at least one fast food meal daily.

The Seven Dangerous Whites

White Rice, White Flour, White Bread, White Salt, White Sugar, White Noodles and White Milk

Americans are starving on a full stomach. They are over-fed and under nourished.

Let me point out that I give into delicacies and temptations. We all have weaknesses, but that does not make them acceptable. I am writing this so we can be aware of it, work on it, and hold each other accountable. It’s a battle, and we’re stronger together.

Alcohol

Proverbs 20:1

Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

 

Proverbs 23:31-32

31. Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!

32. In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper.

We are led into believing that a wine is good for us and “heart healthy.” Yes, there are biblical references to drinking wine for digestive purposes and we know Jesus’ first miracle was done with wine.  But overall, alcohol is dangerous and damaging to your temple. There are minimal health benefits. So if you can keep it in moderation, as in a glass for dinner once or twice a week, great.  But I highly recommend that you do not get drunk for any reason. It clouds the mind, causes confusion and bad things happen. I speak from experience, LOTS of experience unfortunately from my younger days.

 

The Role of Satan

We all know there is evil in the world, but do we really know the deep extent of it. Let’s look at statistics according to  health.

•  Motor accidents are third leading cause of death, #1 contributor, liquor. Most alcoholics are impotent because liquor destroys your sex hormones.

•  35 million Americans have depression

•  Heart Disease is the #1 killer in America

•  Cancer will soon overtake Heart Disease as the #1 killer, 1 of 3 will die of cancer

•  Properly prescribed medications and doctor error is in the top 5 leading causes of death

•  Fifty million Americans smoke

•  Half of all Americans have a blood sugar disorder

•  Forty million Americans have arthritis

•  1 of 8 women get breast cancer

•  1/3 of Americans are obese and they spend 32 BILLION to lose weight

•  8,000 die of heroin, 12,000 cocaine, 100,000 alcohol and 435,000 cigarettes

•  Addiction does not just include the above, it includes the #1 problem, FOOD

Source: Center for Disease Control.
1999 Annual Report. Dr. Atkin’s Health Revelations 1999 Editions.
Roizen, Michael. Real Age. New York: Harper Collins, 1999.

 

What is sad about the above statistics, is that these things are preventable! There is a better way! Turn to God’s way, which brings LIFE!

Spiritual Nutrition

The best nutrition you can put in your body is spiritual. Seek God, seek Truth, seek Life. God will reward you with health and long life.

Proverbs 3

1. My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,

2. for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.

3. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

4. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.

5. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

6. in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

7. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.

8. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.