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PORK: The Biblical Truth

Many Christians today wonder if it’s OK to eat pork or not. They’re aware that the Jews during the times of the Old Testament were FORBIDDEN to eat pork. But many Christians today try to tell themselves that, under the authority of Jesus Christ, they’re now under a NEW covenant and can eat pork whenever they choose!

They even point to the passage in Acts 10: 10-15 (Peter’s vision of the sheet with animals) as PROOF that they can eat pork. However, the “animals” in Peter’s vision were meant to signify PEOPLE, not animals! “No way, that can’t be right!” some would exclaim. However, what does the BIBLE have to say about the matter? Lets find out….Lets examine……..I’ve written a previous post on the subject, which can be found here: https://yeshua777.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/should-christians-eat-pork/

However, today’s post is gonna take a slightly DIFFERENT angle; today’s post is going to focus on the world’s OBSESSION with pork and talk about WHY it’s so prominent in today’s world!

Have you noticed lately that there’s been an INFLUX of bacon-flavored or bacon-added products? Everywhere from Pizza joints to restaurants to products in grocery stores. In fact, bacon and bacon products are EVERYWHERE these days, especially in the last month or so! And have you ever wondered WHY that is? Cause I mean, certainly this all of a sudden “Bacon/Pork Boom” didn’t come out of NOWHERE, right? 

Let me even take this a step further…. Did you know that “scientists” are now implanting PIG ORGANS into PEOPLE? If you’re a Messianic Jew/Judeo-Christian worth your salt, that fact should both shock and HORRIFY you! Because it’s ONE thing to CONSUME a pork product and it’s quite another to HAVE IT ON THE INSIDE OF YOUR BODY!

Well anyways, there was quite some controversy about this a few years ago and they were trying to BAN pig organs in transplants. Especially since there was a HIGH IMMUNE REJECTANCY RATE among the “human recipients” of such transplants! But most recently, according to a 2015 article I’ve read, they’re now trying to (gasp!) REVIVE that practice of using “pig organs” INSIDE OF PEOPLE!

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/10/gene-editing-method-revives-hopes-transplanting-pig-organs-people

But again, what is the ULTIMATE AGENDA here? Is it to truly help IMPROVE the health of people? NO! It is their goal to create real-like “Frankensteins”. I’m not even kidding! “Scientists” have been secretly experimenting with the concept of trans-crossed species for a LONG time, now! And the media has mostly been quiet about it – which had led to it being flown under the radar!

But let me ask you this: If pork was an “OK” thing to eat and “required” by the Lord to eat, (which it ISN’T, I assure you), don’t you think pork would THEN be hard to come by, in today’s world? And if “pig transplants into humans” was actually pleasing to the Lord (which it’s NOT, I assure you), wouldn’t it be more or less IMPOSSIBLE to have one done? Because remember: Satan HATES the laws of God! Therefore, since pig/pork is considered spiritually unclean, SATAN WANTS IT EVERYWHERE!

But no, Satan’s not just happy with people EATING pork, he wants them to BECOME PORK/MERGE WITH PORK by transplanting PIG ORGANS into them! But no, Satan doesn’t want humanity to see the truth about this! So he lies and touts it off as some sort of “medical breakthrough”. And many Christian people, who truly don’t know their God (the God of the bible) fall for it, hook, line & sinker! SAD!

In fact, look at the world and the WAY in which it’s set up, today! SUNDAY worship, CATHOLIC HOLIDAYS stemming from Paganism, PORK eating, CELEBRITY WORSHIP, SELF (SELFIE) WORSHIP? Do you see anything WRONG with that picture?

In a most recent post, I stated that the keeping of the 7th-Day Sabbath was A SIGN of the Lord’s Covenant with his people. But if I were to make a good spiritual guess, I’d say that NOT eating pork & being circumcised (if male) is ALSO a sign of the Lord’s covenant with His people. Why? Because God doesn’t change, therefore, his laws do not change!

Matthew 5: 17-18Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled”

Even IN the New Millennium, people will STILL be celebrating the BIBLICAL FEASTS (Tabernacles), etc. I bet alot of people didn’t know that, huh?

Zechariah 14: 16-19 says: And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernaclesAnd it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rainAnd if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernaclesThis shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles

So therefore, if God does NOT change and his laws DO NOT change, then many Christians out there today have got some SERIOUS soul-searching to do! They’ve truly got to ask themselves if they’re willing to follow God or follow man! It is NOT an easy choice! To follow God means to DEFY all the ways of the world (including Sun-day Sabbath and pork-eating!)

It means to be looked at as “old-fashioned”, “irrelevant”, “out-dated”; to be looked at as some sort of “Judaizer”, as other lukewarm Christians CLAIM! In other words, it DEFINITELY comes with its “persecutions”. However, it also comes with its REWARDS, too! YOU can have peace of mind, YOU can know for 100% sure that YOU are following God’s will! YOU can know for 100% sure that YOUR name will be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life & also that YOU will be with Jesus & the angels in the New Millennium! Just like YOU can also know that NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU SHALL PROSPER!

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord” – [Isaiah 54:17]

If you’re a Christian that’s not even sure if you should be eating pork or not, that’s a good sign because it means that the Holy Spirit has already started a work in you. And what the Holy Spirit starts, He finishes, He does NOT leave something null and void! Isaiah 55:11 says the following: “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it“.

If, after reading this and my other post you’re STILL unsure about rather or not Christians should consume pork or not, then I’d highly encourage you to pray! Pray to the Lord on your knees. Pray with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Ask the Lord to reveal onto you rather pork eating is OK or not. And set all of your preconceived notions aside. TRULY seek the Lord’s will on this; fast and pray even, if you must. Ask the Lord with a totally open, totally sincere heart rather pork eating is OK or not. And the answer shall be revealed onto you.

However, IF you get back the answer that eating pork is OK, you need to then critically examine where that spiritual voice is coming from, God or Satan. Plus you need to re-examine rather God is a God that would let ONE group of people eat something and another not. You need to ask yourself if God is a fair and just God. And if he is, then WHY would he allow ONE group of people to eat something and another NOT? Think about that, folks! Really, truly think about that!

And last but not least, here’s an article on the subject that ADMITS there’s been a ‘BACON BOOM’:

BREAKING: Americans Are Obsessed With Bacon Because The Corporate Machine (I.E. SATAN HIMSELF) Wants Them To Be

https://brobible.com/guyism/article/why-americans-are-obsessed-with-bacon/

Cause remember, Satan LOVES, LOVES, LOVES what God HATES/CONSIDERS TO BE “SPIRITUALLY UNCLEAN!” Therefore, it stands to reason: if “pigs” are considered an UNCLEAN ANIMAL/FOOD in the bible, then wouldn’t Satan just LOVE EM’? Because answer: HE DOES! HE is the reason being the “Bacon Boom”, it was NOT due to no corporate entity! Satan and demons are BEHIND the Corporate Entities that are pushing this stuff (pork) on the masses!

Furthermore, did you know that pork contains nitrite, a KNOWN CARCINOGEN? A carcinogen is known as a “cancer-causing agent”. Therefore, pork/bacon can give you cancer! HA! The Lord really knew what He was doing all along, folks! He condemned pork and condemned it FOR A REASON

So you got TWO choices and Two choices, ONLY! To obey Jesus OR to obey your belly! I hope and pray that you will learn to OBEY JESUS and put away all things pork! (Trust me, your mind, heart, body and spirit will THANK you for it!) Amen. 

Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever”

Matthew 5: 17-18Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Should Christians Eat PORK and/or SHELLFISH? Answer: NO and Here’s Why!

In the Old Testament, eating pork and shellfish was condemned in the book of Leviticus. And in Matthew 8:31 in the New Testament, demons begged Jesus to be sent into a “herd of SWINE”. Also in the Old Testament, Noah’s “cursed son” was named Ham (pronounced Hahm?), when ironically enough, the same general spelling of Ham’s name in the English language is now associated with a “pork product”.

ALSO as well: the Old Testament characters Haman (who’s name also derives from “ham”) and Haman’s father Hammedatha, were YET ANOTHER set of condemned characters in the bible. Not to mention that during the Feast of Ishtar (Easter), the ancient Pagans killed and ate a pig (ham) to commemorate the ancient god Tammuz, who is said to have been killed by a wild boar. Interesting, isn’t it?

And in most recent years, the following articles indicate the UNSAFETY of pig/pork/swine and shellfish/clam/oyster consumption:

PORK RECALLS:

http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/11/28/report-finds-69-pork-contaminated-with-bacteria/

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-028-2014-release

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/current-recalls-and-alerts

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/8-7-million-pounds-meat-products-california-recalled-n25676

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/01/17/colorado-firm-announces-recall-of-beef-pork-products-sold-in-california/

SHELLFISH POISONING/RECALLS (some have even DIED from it):

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002851.htm

http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Shellfish/BiotoxinsIllnessPrevention/Biotoxins/ParalyticShellfishPoison

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23049394/connecticut-recalls-shellfish-with-bacteria-from-sound

http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?Q=529440&

http://www.calpoison.org/hcp/2011/callusvol9no2.htm

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/massive-red-tide-threatens-florida-beaches-n178661

And interestingly enough, Jesus Christ HIMSELF says in Matthew 5:17-18 in the New Testament: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled“. 

And we know from reading the bible that ALL will not be fulfilled until the VERY END of Revelation, chapters 21-22! Therefore, I’ve always interpreted that to mean that “Jewish BIBLICAL laws” still apply! Such as no pork, celebrating the “Jewish feasts” of Passover, Tabernacles, 7th day Sabbath, etc. But again, they’re NOT just “Jewish laws” and “Jewish feasts” folks……they’re BIBLICAL LAWS & BIBLICAL FEASTS! (Laws and Feasts that even Jesus Christ HIMSELF & his disciples celebrated! AND WILL CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM – SPECIFICALLY THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES!) 

Luke 16:15 states: “And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God“.

Think about how “bacon” is HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER in today’s world (ESPECIALLY here in North America!!!!!! Heck, there’s even a TV SHOW that’s *dedicated* to “bacon”, ALONE! WHY is that, folks? Have you EVER stopped to ask yourselves that? Answer: It’s because pig/pork is STILL considered an “unclean animal”, according to the BIBLICAL LAWS OF GOD! Bratwurst is the worst of the worst of abominations when it comes to pork since it’s honestly (I’m told) made from a pig’s BUTT! 

And notice how all the pizza places try to tempt you with “pepperoni pizza” and how all the supermarkets try to tempt you with “Easter ham dinners” and the like? Trust me folks, there’s a REASONING for that! The Devil WANTS you eating pork! Why? Because the Devil knows that the Lord is the same today, yesterday & evermore! The Lord never changes! Therefore, the Lord’s “biblical laws” ALSO don’t change!

Many people use Matthew 15:11 [“Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man”] to try to justify eating WHATEVER they want (i.e. having no self-control when it comes to food – especially UNCLEAN FOODS). However, Jesus Christ did NOT do away with Old Testament food laws per say, it only means he places slightly more emphasis on what comes out of our mouths/our words/our spiritual testimony, rather that on what we eat, although what we eat STILL matters to him (if that makes any sense?)

[However…..I’m sure the Lord Jesus/Yeshua probably wouldn’t approve of alot of the fat-binding, artery-clogging, heart-attack-inducing food that we have on the market today]. And in light of the all the most recent pork and shellfish “bacteria” and “recalls” in the last couple of years, etc., I’ve now decided to go permanently pork-free/Old Testament style.

However, long before I ever went pork-free, I oftentimes thought about why the demons begged Jesus Christ to go INTO a “herd of swine” if swine were considered an “Ok-to-eat/consume type-animal”. But then it occurred to me: swine were NOT considered a clean animal, so that’s why the demons of Matthew 8:31 so desperately wanted to go INTO a HERD of an unclean animal.

But the day I was silently pondering all this, something asked me the fateful question: “if the Lord considered pork to be unclean, would you still consume it?” That question cut away at my very soul! I felt SO convicted in that moment and as though eating pork was wrong! That’s when I stopped eating pork, ENTIRELY. NOT ONLY because of all the most recent recalls, but because of the Holy Spirit’s fateful question to me.

And true, there WERE a few times when I’ve “unknowingly” eaten something that contained pork or a pork byproduct (because the pork listing was near the very BOTTOM of the ingredient list, so one must look very, very carefully at ingredient labels these days). And I immediately got sick to my stomach afterwards each time. And then I would look at the long, long list of ingredients on things, and guess what, 8 times out of 10, it had a pork or pork byproduct in it! Just because something seems like it wouldn’t have pork or a pork byproduct in it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t, so look very, very carefully! DO YOUR RESEARCH! Even jello and marshmallows have pork byproducts in them! I’m not even kidding! 

But what we need to remember is THIS: the Lord really DOES know what’s best for us. Many Christians today claim pork was only forbidden during times of the Old Testament due to “bad sanitation practices”, etc. Well, just look at all the “bad” sanitation practices of pork plants TODAY, in the year 2013 and beyond! Obviously somebody somewhere isn’t doing their job or the sanitation “practices” for pork aren’t good enough, otherwise we wouldn’t even be having all these recalls and illnesses now, to begin with now, would we? Think about it, folks!

NOTE: IF you are a Christian/Messianic Jewish believer that EATS PORK and/or seafood (clam/oyster/lobster/shellfish/etc.), you do so at your OWN spiritual (and possibly PHYSICAL) peril! So before you eat your next piece of ham, hot dog, bratwurst, sausage, pepperoni, shellfish product, etc., please, please consider all the latest recalls, as well as the Lord’s words in Matthew 5! 

Is that small piece of clam/oyster/shellfish worth it, if it could possibly cause you paralysis or your very own DEATH? Or are those pieces of bacon or hot dogs etc. worth it if it could cause you some SERIOUS illness, if you just so happen to eat a “tainted” product? And MOST IMPORTANTLY: IS eating pork in general worth it if it could possibly cause you to be eternally condemned by the Most High God – Jesus Christ Almighty?

The bible says that Jesus is the same, yesterday and evermore. He does NOT change! Therefore, his LAWS do not change! He is a fair and CONSISTENT God! There IS no inconsistency found in him! For example, He’s NOT gonna tell one group of people that they can’t have pork, then tell a modern day group of people that they CAN have pork! That just wouldn’t make sense!

He’s the same yesterday, today and evermore! Telling OT Jews they couldn’t have pork, yet “so-called” telling NT Christians that they can would really be no different than saying that modern day Christians could “live in the burbs” while modern day Jews can’t! That just wouldn’t make any logical OR biblical sense, people! THINK ABOUT IT!

That being said, I’ve oftentimes wondered what types of foods Jesus and his disciples/etc. ate during the times of the New Testament (and even what Old Testament eaters ate). And though I haven’t yet read any of the following books, I’m highly considering them! 😉

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