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Mark of the Beast PRE-CONDITIONING (Mark of the Beast, Part THREE):

Foreshadowing – a warning or indication of (a future event). So, for example, many episodes of the American TV cartoon called “The Simpsons” portrayed events that hadn’t YET happened but happened many years later (e.g. the 9/11 attacks, etc.)

Therefore, what a “foreshadow” is, is a foretelling of things to com Pre-conditioning, on the other hand, is a condition that must be fulfilled before other things can happen or be done. Therefore, the “pre-conditioning” of the masses FOR the “Mark of the Beast” just simply means getting people to accept the “concept” OF “The Mark” BEFORE the actual process of The Mark being globally instituted happens! Make sense? 

Here is just a quick “preview” of what the Mark of the Beast will BE like, folks……what’s happening in China right now – in September of 2018:

And in Revelation 13 [New Testament, book of Revelation, Chapter 13], we start to see a more clearer picture of the End Times global world leader who will demand worship from ALL of the Earth’s inhabitants (even Christians!) He will require every man, woman and child to get a “Mark” in their right hand or their foreheads in order to be able to buy or sell. And whomever does NOT have this “Mark” will NOT be able to buy or sell and WILL (immediately, or eventually) be KILLED for refusing “The Mark!”

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his nameHere is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six”
[- Revelation 13: 16-18]

He will ALSO have the ability to perform FALSE MIRACLES, such as bring down fire from heaven in the site of men!

Revelation 13: 13-15 says: And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed”. 

Therefore, the world’s soon gonna have a one world government leader who “appears to be the answer to all of the Earth’s problems”. He’ll perform “false miracles” like bring fire down from heaven in the site of men, and look/talk/act SO compelling, that he’ll deceive MANY – even many of those who call themselves “Christian!”

And HOW will he be able to do this, you might ask? Answer: He’ll be indwelt with the power of Satan! And there’ll be ONE way and only way ONLY to NOT be deceived by the one world government leader, the “Anti-Christ” and that’s THIS: Have your name recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life! “What’s the Lamb’s Book of Life?”, some might be wondering. Answer: It is Jesus’s “record book”, if you will, of all his FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS! Therefore, YOU must have YOUR name recorded in Jesus’s Book of Life in order to A) receive eternal salvation and B) NOT be deceived by the Antichrist!

“So how is one able to do THAT?”, some may wonder. And the answer is simple: CALL UPON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN YOUR LIFE, REPENT OF YOUR SINS AND *OBEY* CHRIST IN YOUR DAY TO DAY *LIVES!* It sounds easy. But it’s really not. It takes SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE!!!!

Parents: Imagine your lives before children, before parental responsibilities. Things were so much easier then, huh? But then children came into the picture and things became harder, am I right? So it is with following Jesus. Following Jesus is NOT for the faint of heart! It takes DISCIPLINE! It takes SHEER DETERMINATION! It takes TOTAL AND COMPLETE *FAITH!* And the REASON it takes disciple is BECAUSE of HIGH SPIRITUAL WARFARE!

For when you TRULY follow Christ, YOU will experience “persecution” in some way, shape or form! And folks, if you can’t handle a little persecution as a Christian NOW, how will you EVER be able to handle it LATER, when the persecution hits a FEVER PITCH, when Christians are rounded up, arrested and KILLED for refusing to take The Mark of the Beast? It begs of question!

Many Christians of today think that The Mark of the Beast is FAR, FAR AWAY into the future and/or that we’ll be raptured out of here BEFORE The Mark of the Beast takes place. However, NEITHER of those scenarios is the case, according to the bible! Jesus said in Matthew 24:34 “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled”. In other words, in Matthew chapter of the New Testament, the disciples of Jesus come to Jesus privately and ask him what the signs of the end times are. And Jesus tells them all of the signs of “the last generation”.

In other words, Jesus is saying there that THE GENERATION that sees those things come to pass (SIMULTANEOUSLY) will NOT pass away until all things are fulfilled. Well, guess what, folks, WE are that “last generation” of Matthew 24: 4-51. How? I can prove it to you:

  • There HAVE been MANY “false Christs” (such as David Koresh, Jim Jones, etc.)
  • There HAVE been MANY wars and “rumors of wars”
  • Nations & Kingdoms ARE starting to rise up against one another
  • There HAVE BEEN/ARE famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places
  • Many Christian people (in Africa & Middle East, etc.) ARE/HAVE BEEN imprisoned/tortured/killed for the name of Christ
  • Christians ARE hated in EVERY nation on Earth
  • Many people ARE “offended” at a great many things and HATE one another
  • False “prophets” ARE arising and ARE deceiving many
  • Sin IS abounding and love IS growing cold in today’s world
  • The gospel of the kingdom (of Jesus) IS being preached in all the world

In fact, Matthew 24:14 proclaims the following: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come

So, as far as I can see, we’re STILL living out the FIRST part of Matthew 24:14, the 2nd part of Matthew 24:14 hasn’t happened, yet! Just like Revelation 13:16 hasn’t happened YET……..Though it soon WILL!

In today’s world, there are MANY precursors (“previews”) to “Mark of the Beast“:

1). Students in Texas told they can’t enter cafeteria, use the library, and/or participate in “school functions” UNLESS they carry around a “GPS-enabled” ID card

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/08/texas-school-district-rep_n_1949415.html

Down below: (Anita Fuentes of Open Your Eyes People Ministries discusses the above news story IN GREAT DETAIL, as well as talks about the BIBLICAL IMPLICATIONS of such a news story and what it means for the present time and near future time!) 

2). Domino’s offered Russians a lifetime of pizza if they got tattoos of the company’s logo — and then it had to end the offer because too many people got inked

https://www.businessinsider.com/dominos-free-pizza-russia-tattoos-promo-ends-early-2018-9

3). Companies start implanting microchips into workers’ bodies

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-microchip-employees-20170403-story.html

4). Gene-editing method revives hopes for transplanting pig organs into people

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

5). The big chip card switch: living with EMV

https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/emv-chip-cards-one-year-later-consumer.php

6). A Genetic Revolution – New gene-editing technologies pioneered by East Bay laboratories bring hope to patients with incurable diseases

http://www.diablomag.com/March-2018/A-Genetic-Revolution/

Diablo Magazine! Ha! Diablo is the Spanish word for DEVIL! Go figure! And OFCOURSE “Devil Magazine”‘s gonna have a “favorable view” to DNA-Editing, since DNA-Editing is what Satan planned ALL ALONG!

7). Intro to Mobile Payments

https://squareup.com/guides/mobile-payments

8). Monster Energy drinks are from Satan – Daily Mail

9). The over-riding temptation to buy/own/use an Amazon Alexa, etc. (in and of ITSELF), as well as THE EXPLOSION of “Alexa” and “Alexa related products” in just about EACH and EVERY U.S. home! [As well as homes across the world, probably!] As in, it’s become MORE increasing aware that if YOU don’t have/own/use an “Alexa” of some sort, YOU are NOT considered a part of “modern technological society”. People in fact are REFUSING to see how Amazon Alexa is A) tied in to artificial technology (i.e. Antichrist technology) and how B) the Gov’t will USE Alexa to “track and record” its citizens! TRUE! It will also somehow (in MY opinion, anyways) be TIED INTO the “Mark of the Beast”, as in “interact WITH The Mark”.

10). Students in Denmark were instructed by their teacher to PUT A MICROCHIP into a STARFISH – WITHOUT the Starfish’s consent ofcourse (and the Starfish RESISTED – because the Starfish is SMART! However, humans are NOT Starfish! Therefore, those that take the Mark simply won’t HAVE the ability to “remove the microchip from their bodies!”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=98&v=Asry6QJR4hA

11). “Micro-chipping your PETS“…..It won’t be long before they start micro-chipping PEOPLE…..they’ve already done that in offices in Sweden…….

12). ETC.

And folks, that does NOT even include all the famous authors, celebrities, Youtubers, etc. that are touting “666” clothing and hand signs! But we’re HERE, folks! We’re HERE, already! Mark of the Beast is JUST AROUND THE CORNER! We’re already seeing all the 7+ “pre-conditionings” for it!

Why does Satan have to PRECONDITION THE MASSES for something? Answer: Because MOST human beings (on a base level) are ADVERSE to his Satanic “policies” and Satanic “agendas”. That’s why they have to be “warmed UP” to them! That’s why they have to be “pre-conditioned” TO them! Basically, Satan wants humans to become SO desensitized to “sin” and to “blasphemy”, that it “doesn’t even bother us anymore!” Because when it “doesn’t even bother us anymore”, we’ll stop caring so much about righteousness and when Christians (as a whole) stop caring so much about righteousness, SIN REIGNS! UNRIGHTEOUSNESS REIGNS! SATAN REIGNS!

I’m honestly scared for humanity (especially Christians!) Many Christians today are just in the dark and have NO IDEA of the “hell” that awaits them in today’s world! Things are going to get BAD! Really, really bad! Right before Jesus Christ returns, it’s LITERALLY going to be “Hell on Earth!” (Sorry for my words there but that’s the ONLY way I can think of to describe it). The bible says that love is gonna wax COLD (meaning, people are gonna hate and BETRAY one another for NO REASON!) Meaning, many family members, friends and coworkers will be DIVIDED amongst themselves, concerning the Mark of the Beast. Some will TAKE the Mark, while others WON’T! And the ones that have or DO take “The Mark” will HIGHLY TRY TO COERCE/PRESSURE the ones who haven’t taken the Mark TO take the Mark! Arguments such as:

  • “Oh, come on, just take The Mark. It’s not gonna kill you. I’m sure God won’t send you to eternal hell/the lake of fire for needing to feed yourself/your family!”
  • “Oh, come on, it’s not that bad. Besides, my health has improved by leaps and bounds and I look better than I have in 30 years!”
  • “Oh, come on, what are you waiting for? God knows you need to eat!”
  • Gosh! What’s your @!#$$% problem? Are you REALLY that paranoid over a new economic system? You’re retarded! I feel sorry for you! What an IDIOT!”
  • “You better take the Mark……..or else they’re going to KILL YOU! You don’t want to be KILLED, do you?”
  • “They’re honestly going to kill me/us/them IF you don’t take The Mark! You wouldn’t want ME/them/us to be KILLED, would you?” 
  • “Now, I know what you’re thinking…….so and so is the Antichrist, right? Only, he’s not the Anti-Christ! He just wants to make the world a better place. What’s so wrong about THAT? Why do you hate “the leader” so much? Don’t you KNOW that “the leader” cares GREATLY for you? That “I” care greatly for you? I just don’t want to see you suffer!”
  • “Jesus is an @@#$ and a liar! Why has Jesus made YOU suffer so much if he “cares so greatly FOR you?” I can’t BELIEVE you’re actually following what a 2,000 year old Jewish rabbi says!”
  • “Ya know……nobody cares about Jesus or the bible anymore. You’re irrelevant! ONLY by taking The Mark will you ever gain stature or being taken seriously in today’s world!”  
  • “Geesh! I can’t believe you’re THAT worked up over the Mark. It’s JUST a Mark to be able to buy or sell, nothing more. What are YOU so afraid of?”
  • “I’m going to turn you in if you don’t get The Mark. I REFUSE to be an enemy of the state. YOU on the other hand…..?”
  • “I’m not harboring a fugitive of the state. So you better get The Mark OR ELSE!”
  • “If you don’t take The Mark, we’re through!”
  • “If you don’t take The Mark, I’m gonna torchure/kill you/your family/your children/your pets/etc.”
  • “You won’t get your latest paycheck/bank deposit/driver’s license/passport, etc. until you take The Mark”
  • ETC. 

And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out the IMMENSE PRESSURE that many people will feel (even Christians) to take the Mark in order to feed themselves/their families/their pets and/or their friends. But folks: We’ve got to start training ourselves NOW…..training ourselves to RESIST TEMPTATION!

Cause like I said, evangelist Anita Fuentes brought up a VERY good point in one of her most recent bible sermonettes when she said: “Folks…..if you can’t resist something as simple as a chocolate bar NOW, what makes you think you’ll be able to resist The Mark of the Beast later?” And she’s right, it’s the ULTIMATE temptation of temptations, the FINAL TEMPTATION of mankind! 

So, for example, WHEN you’re at the grocery store and you see that chocolate bar or that donut or whatever else looks good and/or you drive by the latest fast food joint, seeing an advertised picture in the window of the place and it looks SO good and SO delicious and your body and your brain is just SCREAMING to have that chocolate bar and/or delicious, fattening product…..Learn through the spiritual disciple of Christ to PUT DOWN THAT CHOCOLATE BAR ETC. AND NOT BUY IT and/or to DRIVE BY THAT FAST FOOD PLACE AND NOT GO THERE! And believe me folks, it takes SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE! I myself even am currently in the process of trying to train myself to DEFY TEMPTATIONS at the grocery stores and in fast food places!

WOW….Just right now, at this VERY moment when I’m writing this out, the Lord has revealed something onto me. And that’s THIS: the “irresistible urge” to buy fattening products is INDEED in and of itself a “precursor” to the ULTIMATE TEMPTATION that people will feel to take the Mark of the Beast WHEN the Mark of the Beast comes about! WOW! That’s CHILLING! I feel convicted, even!

For I must admit, I am one of those people who have struggled with occasional temptations of fattening food and fast food! And sometimes, the temptations to buy those things are just UNBEARABLE! (It’s probably actually somewhat similar to what an alcoholic feels when they can’t get their alcohol, etc.) My body is just SCREAMING for fattening food! So sometimes I feel overpowered BY these temptations and go ahead and buy the food “just to shut my brain up”, already!  

But then, after consuming it, I don’t ever feel better folks, I feel WORSE! And EVEN MORE hungry than I did before! They say that sugar addiction is 10 times worse than being addicted to cocaine! (And I’ve never personally been addicted to cocaine, but I imagine it’s pretty addicting). So I guess that’s essentially the “point” that Anita was trying to make…..

For if sugar has become “the god of their lives”, then it won’t be long before the Antichrist ALSO becomes the “god of their lives”. Because ANYTHING, and I do mean ANYTHING that takes us AWAY from Jesus Christ, (including addiction to sugar/fattening foods) can easily become “our god” and ANY “god” before Christ is a “precursor” to the Antichrist!

I know that I’ve written many, many posts on this subject and apologize for writing so many, but I REALLY need people to get this! That’s WHY I write so many posts on this subject and repeat my warnings, over and over and over again! Because I want to make 100% sure that YOU know the truth of the bible and that YOU, my dear readers, do NOT cave to ANY LIE brought about by Satan, demons or the world! I want to make sure that YOU are prepared to endure in the Last Days! I want to make sure that YOUR name will be recorded in the Lamb’s (Jesus’s) Book of Life! I want to make sure that YOU endure till the End!

And last but not least, HERE is a video that’ll hopefully PREPARE YOU to RESIST the Mark of the Beast and well as all of its “temptations”: {P.S.: DON’T FORGET TO ALSO PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS FOR THE STRENGTH & WILL TO CARRY THROUGH THE TRIBULATION *WITHOUT THE MARK* – NO MATTER WHAT! NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF PRAYER!} 

 

 

Is Jesus in YOUR “Diet?”

There’s TWO types of diets in this world: physical and spiritual. Jesus knows we all have need of physical food:

 

“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” – Genesis 1:29

 

“And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them” – Genesis 6:21

 

As well as spiritual food:

 

“This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world” – John 6:50-51

 

“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” – Matthew 4:4

 

As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread [spiritual bread of Jesus Christ] shall live for ever” – John 6:57-58

 

Conclusion? We need both physical AND spiritual food in order to survive in the “temporal world”, though spiritual food in Jesus (The Word of God) is the ONLY type of food that’ll help us ETERNALLY SURVIVE in the “eternal world”. Make sense, folks? (Though I suppose it’s also possible for spiritual food to also help a person [temporally?] survive if NO physical food is available?)

 

“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 ” – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

 

Translation? Our bodies are our temples where the Holy Ghost is supposed to reside. So think about that. Let that sink in for just a bit. And think about what you put into your body on a daily basis.

 

“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” – Romans 12:1

 

Many Christians today don’t stop to think about WHAT they’re putting into their bodies on a daily basis or rather or not those things will help or harm them (i.e. cigarettes, liquor, painkillers, sugar, trans fat, etc.) They see physical food and beverages as a sort’ve: “How will this benefit ME/MY taste-buds?”, instead of “How will this benefit my body/spiritual health, overall?”

And hey, even I myself have been guilty of that more times than I can count! Though I don’t smoke or drink any hard liquor, I’ve oftentimes been guilty of purchasing food/beverages based on how it would benefit ME/my taste-buds, instead of how it would benefit my body/long-term physical health as a WHOLE!

And believe it or not, Jesus has really been getting on me lately about my “diet” (both physical and spiritual). We have to try to maintain a natural balance of BOTH! For (outside of fasting), what good is it if you build up your spiritual diet but then COMPLETELY neglect your physical one (i.e. by starving yourself completely, eating really, really fattening foods, etc.?)

Just like what does it benefit you to neglect your spiritual diet but then bolster up your physical one? (i.e. you can eat all the fruits and veggies in the world and drink the most healthiest kale smoothies ever, but if you neglect your spiritual diet in the process, it is of no SPIRITUAL gain to you!)

When I go back through the pages of Holy Writ (the bible), I notice several dietary patterns among God’s people:

 

  • In Genesis 1:29, we’re told that Adam & Eve (the very first man and woman, created by God) ate a diet primarily of fruits and vegetables.

  • In Genesis 3:19bread is mentioned!

  • Genesis 9:3-4 alludes to eating fruits, vegetables AND fully-cooked meat

  • In Genesis 18:5-8, we’re told that Abraham fetches bread and that he has Sarah make “cakes” upon the hearth & also that Abraham fetched a tender calf and dressed it (cooked & seasoned it?), along with butter and milk.

  • Genesis 19:3 mentions Unleavened Bread!

  • Genesis 25:30 & 34 describe a pot of (red) lentils with bread (& water?)

  • Genesis 27:7 mentions venison & “savory meat“.

  • Genesis 42:1-3 mentions CORN!

  • Genesis 43:11 records Jacob sending fruits, balm, honey, spices, myrrh, nuts & almonds with his sons to Egypt, to go buy food.

 

Note: that was all a PRE-EGYPT DIET! But during their time in Egypt & AFTER Egypt, here’s some items that were ADDED to the biblical diet:

 

  • Numbers 6:3 mentions grapes AND “grape juice

  • Numbers 11:5 mentions fish, cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions & garlic (while still in Egypt)

  • Numbers 11:7 mentions manna & coriander (post-Egypt)

  • Numbers 11:32 mentions quail

  • Numbers 13:23 mentions GRAPES, pomegranates, & figs

  • Numbers 14:8 mentions milk & honey

  • Numbers 18:12 mentions oil, wheat & first-fruits

  • Exodus 12:8 mentions roasted lamb & bitter herbs (along with unleavened bread)

  • Exodus 30:22 mentions sweet cinnamon & calamus (Verse 24 mentions cassia but not sure if that’s an edible delicacy or not!)

  • Job 6:6 mentions EGGS & SALT

  • Job 10:10 mentions milk & curdled cheese (cottage cheese?)

  • Ezekiel 4:9 mentions wheat, barley, beans, millet, & spelt

  • 2 Kings 4:39 mentions GOURDS

  • Isaiah 17:6 mentions OLIVES

  • Amos 7:14 mentions sycamore fruit (wild figs?)

  • Song of Solomon 2:5 mentions flagons (?) and APPLES!

  • Matthew 13:31 mentions mustard/mustard seed

  • Matthew 23:23 mentions mint, anise & cumin

  • Mark 1:6 mentions locusts & wild honey

 

Conclusion? The Lord’s people (though they occasionally consumed roasted meat) tended (overall –  as a collective whole?) to mostly just stick with FISH, GRAINS, BEANS/LENTILS, FRUITS, VEGETABLES, SPICES & HERBS! (Atleast that’s how it appears in the bible, anyways!) So believe me, we can all learn ALOT from that! (Especially ME! haha).

Many people don’t realize this but there is actually a SPIRITUAL component to diet! (Yes! It’s true!) We know from the very beginning of the Garden of Eden that Satan loves to have his COUNTERFEITS! Therefore, God designed healthy, organic NATURAL food in the Garden of Eden, right?

But Satan came along and (over the years) designed food that’s very, very BAD for our health (i.e. food with high sugar, sodium & trans-fat content, etc.!) Satan’s latest food design is “G.M.O.s”, which stands for Genetically Modified Organisms! Therefore, if you SEE on the package/packaging: “Made with genetically-modified/partially genetically-modified ingredients/engineering”, DON’T CONSUME IT! Enough said!

Alot of health gurus today claim that eating “unhealthy food and/or fast food” every great once in awhile (in moderation) isn’t too bad for us. Yet, what happens GENETICALLY when we consume unhealthy food? The “fat” from that food CLINGS around/onto our organs! (I bet alot of people didn’t know that……heck, even I myself didn’t know that, until most recently!)

That’s why, when we consume massive amounts of unhealthy food, we start to feel “bloated” and the fat just “clings” to our bodies (both inside and out!) And when trying to lose weight, the last 20 lbs. are THE HARDEST to lose! Why? Because it’s really hard to get that fat clinging onto our organs to LEAVE!

Yet let me take this one step further: Is it possible that the “fat” clinging onto our life-giving organs is actually “sin” in disguise? Let me elaborate on this. WHEN we (perpetually) eat unhealthy food, we are no doubt catering to the flesh, our “own” desires, am I right? So as “punishment”, that “sin” clings to us/our bodies in the form of “fat”. And UNTIL we repent of the “sin” of gluttony/unhealthy eating by changing our diet/lifestyle (outside of special medical conditions where people TRULY can’t manage their weight), that “fat” is no doubt gonna STAY THERE!

It sounds SO EASY, yet, DIET is one of THE HARDEST things to overcome! (Believe me, I know!) It takes strong will-power and DISCIPLINE to push through it (a healthy diet, that is!) It takes dedication and a TRUE desire to change! It’s SO hard though to eat healthy when we’re CONSTANTLY bombarded with newspaper/online/radio fast food ads & commercials, when some of the people around us aren’t eating healthy, when “bad food” is SO much cheaper at the grocery store than healthy food and “tastes” SO much better, when there’s a McDonald’s or Sonic at almost every corner, etc!

However, let me be honest in saying that I’ve struggled with my diet for several years of my life! At age 25, I had a near-death experience where I almost died of a massive heart attack. I talk about that experience in my page entitled: “My Additional Near-Death Experiences”. At the time, I thought I had had a heart attack due to not hardly eating anything that day. But then I was “informed” that it was in fact the TYPE of food I was consuming that almost did me in! Trans-fat, artery-clogging food (Gardetto’s snack mix). Since then, I’ve tried to severely LIMIT any junk food in my diet (though from time to time, I still struggle with it, sometimes!)

But yet, the question that never fails to leave me is this: why does junk food taste SO GOOD and why does healthy food (overall) tend to taste SO BLAND? The answer lies in SPIRITUAL WARFARE *and* in science! In fact, I most recently read a news article that claimed that experts found that sugar is 8 times more addicting than cocaine! (8 Times! Can you BELIEVE it?)

Though to be sure, it didn’t really surprise me. Because the physiological effects are likely the same: A person who’s addicted to sugar craves it like nobody’s business, feels “physically ill” and/or “highly irritated” when they don’t get any, and also becomes more and more addicted to it (over time), which oddly enough, only manages to make them feel EVEN MORE “lethargic”/”hazy-minded”.

Therefore, the body getting addicted to sugar (through dopamine receptors) is the SCIENCE part of it. Yet, what is the SPIRITUAL WARFARE part of it, you may be wondering?

Think back to a time most recently when you were at the grocery store. And as you walked by the fresh-smelling bakery department, how many of you were tempted to buy some cakes, cookies or brownies? Or as you browsed through the frozen section, how many of you were tempted to buy onion rings, steak fries, or fattening frozen dinners?

Or how many of you have been tempted to order a pizza or grab a burger or taco from a fast-food joint? Be honest! When there’s a “temptation” to eat junk food/unhealthy food, Satan’s not far behind! Honestly! And alot of people don’t realize that SATAN & his demons are the ones TEMPTING PEOPLE to BUY UNHEALTHY FOOD/BEVERAGES!!!!!!!!

Unhealthy food is not only BAD for our physical mind, heart and body, it is also BAD for our SOULS! (Trust me, Jesus taught me that, most recently!) Why? Because we oftentimes consume it in “greed”……..in “lust” of the flesh………We tend to consume of it much more than what is necessary………and even start to think about when we are going to next consume even more of it at a future date (am I right?) And not only that, but our bodies become so addicted to it, that we start to get physically ill if we don’t consume it for awhile. And in turn, our SOULS become ill, as well!

“Whose end is destruction, WHOSE GOD IS THEIR BELLY, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things” – Philippians 3:19

Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play” – 1 Corinthians 10:7

 

“And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite” – Proverbs 23:2

 

“Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags” – Proverbs 23: 20-21

 

“But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make NOT provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof” – Romans 13:14

 

“So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire; They were not estranged from their LUST. But while their meat was yet in their mouths, The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel” – Psalm 78: 29-31

 

Translation? Gluttony is a SIN! It is likened in the Lord’s eyes to IDOLATRY! And idolatry, as we know from the bible, spiritually equates to “worshiping other gods” (rather that god be money, food, OURSELVES or whatever have ya). Many people today “laugh” at the sin of gluttony and don’t take it seriously BUT THEY DO SO AT THEIR **OWN SPIRITUAL PERIL!**

Although most dietary experts agree that humans “need” sugar in their diets (6 teaspoons a day for women and 9 teaspoons a day for men, MAX!), it’s the over-consumption of it that becomes a big problem! When our bodies and taste buds get so used to sugar and fried foods, that’s what makes healthy foods then taste so “bland” to us.

However…..if we start to severely limit sugar intake and wean ourselves OFF to it, we can get rid of the sugar addiction that’s overtaken us! But beware: As soon as you get rid of the sugar and fried food addiction in your life, Satan & his demons will come back at you like there’s no tomorrow, tempting you with whatever junk foods they possibly can! (I’m SERIOUS on this, folks!) Trust me, they don’t call it SPIRITUAL WARFARE for nothing!

However, in order for healthy food to be good for our mind, heart, body AND soul, one must “give thanks” before consuming food! That’s what the Jews of Old did, back in bible times and I think alot of people FORGET to say “grace” before meals. (Even I myself forget oftentimes!) It’s something that I’ve REALLY been trying to remember to do from now on! For ONLY by the Lord’s good graces are we able to purchase/make a meal every day, am I right?

Theoretically, the world economy could crash tomorrow and all accounts might freeze up. Therefore, we should be thankful for every meal. Although I DO think it would be kind of weird to “give thanks” for an unhealthy meal! Because that unhealthy meal’s gonna later wreck havoc on your body, heart, soul and MIND! (Yes, even the mind!) Research has most recently discovered how too much sugar affects “the mind” (and trust me folks, the news on that is not good!)

On the other hand, research has consistently shown over the years (oddly enough) that all the foods mentioned in the bible (save for the ones that were CONDEMNED in the bible) are actually BENEFICIAL to our health! (See? Jesus really DID know what he was doing, all along, when he commanded his people to eat healthy!)

And not only that, but the foods God condemned in the bible? (Such as PORK?) Today, science has proven them to be some of THE MOST unhealthy foods! (Not to mention that people have actually DIED these days from shellfish poisoning!) So it just goes to show ya! Jesus Christ knows (and has ALWAYS known) what He was doing! So when it comes to your diet…….TRUST JESUS, not fellow mankind!!!!!!!!! That’s what I mean by the question: “Is Jesus in YOUR diet?”

So again, for your benefit, I will re-list all the biblical foods listed up above and also state WHY they are beneficial to one’s health [and again, this is by no means an exhaustive list, there’s probably some biblical foods I missed in the listing]:

 

  • Fruits – Rich in vitamins & minerals, help you feel energized

  • Vegetables – Rich in vitamins & minerals, help you feel full

  • Bread (Whole Grain/Non-refined/Non-bleached) – Contains fiber, vitamin B & minerals

  • Wheat/Grains – Rich in vitamins, minerals, protein & fiber & reduces risk of heart disease/stroke/obesity/diabetes/chronic inflammation/constipation/cancer, etc.

  • Beans/Lentils – Low in fat, heart-healthy, protein-packed, fiber-packed, contains antioxidants, vitamins & minerals, lowers blood sugar/heart attack risk, etc.

  • Meat (NON-PORK) – A). Grass-fed beef is high in protein & vitamins A, B, C & E & beta carotene while B). Bison meat is an excellent source of lean protein with less calories & fat than beef. C). Chicken is high in protein, rich in vitamin & minerals & helps prevent migraine, heart disease, gray hair, cholesterol & diabetes. D). Turkey is high in protein, contains many vitamins & minerals and helps to boost immunity, etc.

  • Milk – Contains vitamin D, helps maintain strong teeth & bones

  • Butter – (In Moderation) – Rich in fat-soluable vitamins, contains alot of healthy saturated fats, lowers heart attack risk, etc.

  • Unleavened Bread – healthy calories, a good source of fiber, rich in B vitamins, & helps you fight free radicals, etc.

  • Corn – Rich in vitamin E & vitamin B constituents, pantothenic acid, prevents cancer & anemia, protects your heart, lowers LDL cholesterol, etc.

  • Honey – (Raw/Unfiltered) – Good source of antioxidants, antibacterial & antifungal properties, heals wounds, helps digestive issues, soothes a sore throat, etc.

  • Spices – (as a whole) – help with inflammation, fight off free radicals, boost the immune system, helps with weight loss, helps to keep the mind sharp, etc.

  • Herbs – (as a whole) – Contain protective polyphenols that contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory effects, promotes heart health, reduces cholesterol, etc.

  • Nuts – packed with protein, contains mono & polyunsatured fats (i.e. healthy fats), loaded with antioxidants, vitamins & minerals, can help you lose weight, lowers your cholesterol, reduces inflammation, high in fiber, reduces heart attack risk, etc.

  • Almonds – contains fiber & protein, reduces blood pressure & cholesterol, etc.

  • Olives – Good source of iron, anti-inflammatory, reduces free radicals, good for eye health, helps with digestive health, good for skin & hair health, etc.

  • Grapes – Good source of fiber & potassium, RICH in antioxidants, etc.

  • Fish (Wild-caught) – Rich in heart-healthy/anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins & minerals

  • Cucumbers – Good source of fiber, rich in vitamins & minerals, good for your heart

  • Melons – High in water content, excellent source of potassium & vitamin C

  • Gourds – Contains vitamins & minerals, immunity booster, reduces inflammation, improves circulation, strenghtens bones, protects eyesight, maintains heart health, builds muscle, promotes healthy digestion, etc.

  • Leeks – Fiber-packed, contains vitamin & minerals, antioxidants, etc.

  • Onion – Packed with vitamin C, good for heart health, anti-inflammatory, reduces risk of cancer, boosts immune health, reduces blood sugar, etc.

  • Garlic – Packed with fiber, vitamins & minerals, can help combat the common cold, reduces blood pressure, low in calories, helps heart health, etc.

  • Coriander – promotes healthy bones, reduces cholesterol & high blood pressure, etc.

  • Figs/Dates – Fiber-packed, good source of vitamins & minerals, etc.

  • Pomegranates – Fiber-packed, rich in vitamin C, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, etc

  • Oil (Olive Oil) – Rich in anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, protects against heart disease, anti-cancer properties, may help fight Alzheimer’s Disease, etc.

  • Roasted lamb – rich in vitamin B12, protein & minerals

  • Cinnamon – high source of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, protects the heart, etc.

  • Eggs – (In moderation) – High in protein, contains vitamins & minerals, raise HDL (“the good cholesterol”)

  • Salt – (In moderation) – Contains idoine & minerals; help with fluid balance, nerve transmission and muscle function.

  • Cottage Cheese – Rich in protein, vitamins & minerals, etc.

  • Apples[“An apple a day TRULY DOES keeps the doctor away”] – Extremely rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants, treats anemia, etc.

  • Mustard – Fiber-packed, antioxidants, high in vitamin K & vitamin C, etc.

  • Mint – Treats asthma, reduces depression & fatigue, treats nausea & headache, etc.

  • Anise – Helps treat asthma, bronchital cough, nausea, indigestion, etc.

  • Cumin – Iron-packed, boosts immune system, helps with respiratory disorders, etc.

  • WATER – Hydrates the body, helps with weight loss, keeps cells running smoothly & in optimal health, good for skin, face & hair health, helps a person sleep at night, helps wash away fat that clings to heart/organs, etc. 

  • ETC.

 

For more about Bible foods including traditional Bible feast recipes, check out A Biblical Feast by Kitty Morse. Also check out the following:

 

 

The Lord Delivers From Addictions!

I’ve heard and come across many people who were addicted to drugs. And though I’ve never done a hard drug in my life and have NO IDEA what that’s like (selling nearly all you have just for that one “fix” or “hit”), I HAVE struggled (and overcome) OTHER “addictions” in my life.

Drug addiction can honestly be compared to several other addictions like sex, alcohol, porn, food, smoking, shopping, Youtube, masturbating, Netflix, sugary drinks/soda, videogames, gambling, etc. Why? Because the physiological effects are the same! These addictions “reward” the “pleasure center” of the brain and after the brain develops a “tolerance level” to it, it needs more and more and more just to be able to feel the same “pleasure” (high levels of dopamine/endorphins release).

After awhile, the body (and brain) becomes SO used to these “addictions”, that the physical body suffers severe withdrawals if said thing is not had (though drug and alcohol withdrawals are the MOST intense out of ANY of the “addictions” mentioned). But HERE is where the lies of Satan and his demons come in (as a whole): THEY are the ones lying to you in your MIND, saying things like, “You better have more of this addiction right now, or else you’ll DIE!” [And yes, some people who starve themselves COMPLETELY of their “addiction” — during a SEVERE drug/alcohol withdrawal symptom/s — DO die, but that’s a different post for a different day].

Lets say you have a food, sex, porn, or soda addiction, for example. Your body gets SO used to it, that it almost feels like DEATH the moment you try to DEPRIVE yourself of said thing or things. You might even feel like you’re gonna pass out and die if you don’t have it – whatever the “addiction” may be. Your brain says, “I NEED IT! I NEED IT!” While your physical body CRAVES IT! But you have to understand that the ROOT CAUSE of the addiction is not so much PHYSICAL as it is SPIRITUAL! For the true “root” of the addiction problem comes from Satan and his demons “tricking you” into thinking that you NEED that thing/s when you DON’T! 

So what do you DO, in that instance? Answer: Call upon the name of the Lord Jesus/Yeshua, in all spirit and all truth! And don’t just call out to him half-heartedly! Call out to him FROM THE DEPTHS OF YOUR BEING! Call out to him from the pure depths of your MIND, HEART, BODY AND SPIRIT! Tell him how long you’ve struggled with said addiction! Tell him you’re tired of said addiction and that you’d rather own IT, in his great heavenly name, instead of IT owning YOU! And then……..HAVE THE FAITH THAT HE’LL DELIVER YOU FROM SAID ADDICTION(S) AND HE **WILL**, MARK MY WORDS! 

For years and years and years and years and YEARS, I struggled with a SEVERE soda pop addiction! I know that might sound *laughably funny* to SOME, but I’m DEAD SERIOUS! The psychological/physiological effects I suffered from soda pop withdrawal was probably not much different from what an alcoholic suffers when they can’t have their alcohol or when a crack addict can’t have their crack. It was THAT bad.

I would get these TERRIBLE HEAD-SPLITTING MIGRAINE HEADACHES that felt like my head was being crushed AND aggressively pulled apart on each “temple area” on the sides of my head and also behind BOTH EYES! (Not to mention I’d also feel EXTREMELY NAUSEOUS and I’d feel pain from my head to my stomach!) And these headaches would hurt SO BAD, that I’d CRY and moan in AGONY for HOURS! (Even drinking caffeine or taking actual headache medicine didn’t seem to help either, usually!) 

And if people that hadn’t known me saw me, they probably would’ve thought I was going through some type of SEVERE alcohol/drug withdrawal, instead of mere soda pop withdrawal. {What the HECK do they put in those soda pops on the market today, anyways? I wonder if it was the “phenylalaline” ingredient that did that to me? Because I know they put that ingredient in Diet AND Regular sodas……}

However, that was only when I experienced severe withdrawals from having no soda pop [like, when I was younger and my parents refused to buy any or when I was older and forgot to get some at the store and ran out of it, etc]. As long as I had atleast ONE soda pop a day (be it Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, whatever), I was usually fine. But even WITH drinking the soda pop once a day, I’d sometimes STILL get the *withdrawal symptoms* that I’d get when I’d have NONE (Weird, huh?), and again, the process would sometimes start all over again……the head-splitting headaches, the pain, the nausea…..

When I was about 25 or so, I FINALLY discovered a migraine medication that actually WORKED (which was Exedrin migraine). It would knock out my migraines in 15 minutes flat and would help me to go about my day, whenever I started to get a headache or a migraine. However, keeping around a constant supply of Exedrin migraine pills then became a “hazard” for me (spiritually AND physically) because it actually allowed me to dwelve deeper and deeper into my soda pop addiction. It was then that I started drinking 2, sometimes as much as 3 Dr. Peppers or Cokes a day. It became an OUT-OF-CONTROL addiction. And I started gaining weight, as a result.

I still read my bible and prayed at this time and the Lord was showing me so much through his written word in the bible. But I still hadn’t fully understood at around age 20 what I do, NOW: In order to feed THE SPIRIT, we must STARVE the flesh! Because if we FEED THE FLESH/BODY, we are STARVING THE SPIRIT! And if we are starving the spirit in ANY type of way, we are giving heed to SIN! In other words, at around age 20, I was still controlled by my LUSTS (my lust for food, my lust for soda pop, and the occasional lust for the opposite sex).

And it wasn’t really until the end of last year or beginning of this year that I was FINALLY able to permanently BREAK FREE from my soda pop addiction……..the thing that had held me physically and spiritually captive FOR YEARS! “How did you do it?”, some might ask. Answer: Two things! Through the help of the Lord God Almighty and something called Hint bottled water! (Hint bottled water can be ordered at: http://www.drinkhint.com). In other words, the Lord God Almighty (atleast in MY life, anyways) utilized Hint bottled water in order to help ME break my soda pop addiction FOR GOOD! Plus (as a whole) I no longer get the nausea and migraine head-aches that used to come with it! I feel so blessed! 🙂

And now, if I try to drink a soda (even a diet one), it tastes WAY TOO SWEET! (Glory be to God!) Therefore, the Lord has successfully delivered me from THREE addictions last year: lust, alcohol and soda pop! 

The Devil is SO GOOD at telling people LIES: “You’re biologically programmed to be attracted to the opposite sex, might as well act on it”, “there’s nothing wrong with masturbation or porn viewing”, “there’s nothing wrong with drinking sugary soft drinks all day”, “there’s nothing wrong with over-eating!”, “there’s nothing wrong with getting an abortion or being an active homosexual”, “there’s nothing wrong with not reading the bible or not believing in the bible”, “there’s nothing wrong with getting high/doing drugs”, etc.

Basically, his LIE starts out with the 4 words: “THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH ________”. Now think about that. TRULY think about that for awhile. If there was “nothing wrong” with _________, then why is the bible so AGAINST it? Ask yourselves that, folks!

The sad thing with people with addictions is that they feel so hopeless and as if they have “no way out”. But ya know what? According to Revelation 20:10 “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever”. Therefore, we know from this passage that Satan HAS ALREADY BEEN DEFEATED (in the Lord’s future timeline) and is nothing more than a DEFEATED FOE!

So when you hear that little voice in your head that says things like, “You’re gonna get a headache if you don’t drink a soda pop today”, “If you go gambling, you’ll make more money”, “If you get high, it’ll be the best high you’ve ever experienced”, “If you have an affair on your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend, nobody will EVER know”, “you better have some alcohol or you’ll die”, “there’s nothing wrong with porn viewing and/or masturbation, go for it“, IGNORE IT! For that’s the voice of the DEVIL and/or his demons talking to you, trying to get you to do things that go AGAINST the Word of God! [Please remember that the Word of God is Jesus Christ Almighty HIMSELF and that the bible is considered the WRITTEN Word of God!]

Philippians 4:13 is one of the most beautiful pieces of scripture for it says: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”. Wow. SO TRUE, people of God! SO TRUE! Each and every time I feel tempted with something, I think about those words and apply them to my life.

Another passage that gives me strength in time of trials/temptations is Isaiah 54:17 which states: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”.

So I’ve told you all how I got delivered from soda pop addiction. I went from drinking 2-4 caffeinated, sugary sodas A DAY to now only drinking ONE can or HALF a can of non-caffeinated soda (if that) every Shabbat/Sabbath (Saturday) for my “Shabbat wine” since I don’t really like to drink alcohol OR soda anymore (as a whole).

And yes, I will sometimes drink a can or two of 7-Up every great once in awhile when I’m not feeling good/have a cold or have an occasional Strawberry Welch’s/Diet soda (like, maybe once a month or every other month or so, if that). But that is nowhere NEAR the ungodly amounts of soda I used to drink every single day, when my soda addiction was still going strong. And sometimes, even the tiniest bit of soda I DO drink tastes too sweet for me. So perhaps I might have to switch to tea or water for my “shabbat wine” from now on. Anyways……….

Some of you are probably wondering what I meant about my lust addiction, what all it entailed and how I got delivered from it. Well, the truth is, I hardly ever lusted or watched porn and that sort’ve thing when I was around age 20 or so. But every great, great once in awhile when I DID, it became addicting and out of control! More like “binge porn”, if you will.

And finally one day, I realized something. Most of the people in the porn business (be they male or female) were sexually abused as a child. So when you watch those people in actual sex acts, it’s like you’re watching that child (as an adult) get visually sexually abused all over again. In fact, the Lord showed me visions/mental images of many of those porn stars as children, fearfully crying as they were being sexually abused by their relative or a stranger! And it made my heart absolutely DISGUSTED at porn watching and I just couldn’t watch it anymore! I prayed to the Lord to remove ALL porn viewing from my heart and he did!

That was YEARS AGO and I still hold the same view, TODAY! Porn watching is WRONG! It not only destroys the mind, heart, body and spirit but it destroys relationships and marriages, it has MANY bad long-term psychological effects on the people who view it (such as a reduction of brain cells, according to several scientific studies……but again, why is that surprising?), it makes men disrespect women and women “objectify” men, etc. 

But in fact, the Lord’s now got it to the point in my life where now I can look at a guy and think he’s attractive without wanting to do anything with him physically (as a whole). And yes, I might still have a “lustful thought” from time to time (I’m only human), but I know in my heart and soul that the Lord’s gonna find a way to deliver me out of such things if/when I do and that fact alone pisses the Devil off! Because I know the Devil’s wanting and hoping that I’ll fall back into lust and soda pop addiction again but alas, those things will NEVER HAPPEN, MARK MY WORDS!

Again, the devil becomes SO ANGRY whenever I won’t give in to “temptations”. I know it is a time of “testing” and the Lord’s “refining” in my life. And I am okay with that. Because I know in the end that I will pass nearly every test, for the most part! And I know that if there’s ever a time I fail at such “tests”, that the Lord can help me pick myself up, dust myself off, repent and truly start living for him again once more! For I know as a FACT that it was the Lord of the bible who delivered me from such things (as a whole!) The same Lord that plagued Egypt, parted the Red Sea, closed the mouths of lions and much, much more! 

I KNOW it was THE LORD who spiritually delivered me from such UNGODLY THINGS and it’s the Lord of the bible and ALL creation that I’d like to PRAISE HIGHLY! 

Because I KNOW as a fact that I wasn’t spiritually delivered from these things alone/of my own accord and that the Lord had HIS mighty hand in all of this! There’s no doubt in my mind, WHATSOEVER! GLORY BE TO HIS GREAT, MIGHTY, HEAVENLY NAME! 😉

[On the other hand, women: BE FOREWARNED about today’s guys. And guys: be forewarned about today’s women. Whenever you date them, they WILL try to manipulative you for sex sooner or later. At first, it’s so subtle: they’ll make sexual comments about a movie scene they saw in a general movie or mention about a sexual comment one of their close friends had most recently made or tell a dirty joke, etc. 

And THEN, they’ll start with the common tagline, “But EVERYONE’S doing it……you’re gonna have quite a bit of trouble keeping a guy (if female) or a girl (if male) if you DON’T do it with him/her!” (Which implies said guy or said girl will leave you if you don’t have sex with THEM!) Oh well, just let that person leave you, in that case. They’re not worth it, in that scenario. For if they REALLY, TRULY loved you, sex would be the furthest thing from their mind, as they’d be far more focused on YOU and just merely enjoying being AROUND you and spending time with you and just merely having you in their presence!

And NO, not EVERY single straight guy (and ESPECIALLY straight female) is “doing it”. Some have strong religious convictions. Others tend to be on the Asexual side of the scale. So no, not EVERYONE is “doing it”, as it were. Although it’s probably true to say that VERY FEW are refraining from “doing it” (as a whole). However, if everyone were jumping off a cliff, would YOU do it, too? Just because there’s ALOT of people “doing something” doesn’t make it RIGHT, so remember that, folks!].    

But the point I wanted to make is THIS: If the Lord can deliver ME from MY past addictions, he can MOST CERTAINLY deliver YOU from YOURS! 😉

So why not call out to the Lord of all creation today? Why not call out to him with all your might (your mind, heart, body AND spirit) and TELL HIM how much you want to be spiritually delivered from all your addictions today!

But KNOW this: As soon as you TRY to break free from addictions in the Lord’s heavenly name, the Devil and his demons will fight you ALL ALONG THE WAY! So you gotta be STRONG! You gotta KEEP WITH IT! Don’t give up! Keep going! You CAN overcome it and you WILL overcome it! For if the Lord created the universe and the heavens, doesn’t it stand to reason that the Lord can help ANY one person on this Earth overcome any one THING or THINGS? Think about it, folks!

The Lord’s NOT gonna create the ENTIRE universe and the heavens, and then scratch his head in confusion over how to help a person overcome their addiction(s), am I right? 😉

But again, I’m not really sure why I share all this (all my personal struggles with addictions and overcoming them) but I hope this will help someone out there who’s struggling with some sort of addiction(s), be they great or small. 

And for another post on the subject of addictions, please read the following:

https://yeshua777.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/j/

How To Overcome Addiction(s), 2014:

There’s many, many recovery programs out there today that proclaim to have all the answers when it comes to recovering from addiction(s), be it drugs, food, alcohol, sex/lust, pornography, etc. But the truth is, there’s only ONE surefire way to recover from addiction and that way is through Jesus Christ Almighty!

When Jesus Christ was crucified for mankind’s sins, the “sin” of addiction was one of those sins! And because Jesus Christ already overcome the powers of sin and death, he most certainly has the keys to overcoming addiction(s) in one’s life.

Usually, when people get addicted to something in the FIRST place, it’s because they are hurting inside and running from something or someone. They use their “addictions” as a means of “escape” from reality. But in truth, their “addictions” only manage to make their problems WORSE and they become worst off than they were before, to begin with.

Many of them, once they realize the true weight of things and how THEIR “addictions” affects those around them, try to quit. And maybe they are able to go a day or two without their addiction(s), which is great. But sooner or later, the temptation of the addiction becomes overpowering and they’re usually right back at it, again. Only to later once again, want to quit and then back to the addiction again, and the process continues, over and over again. And after awhile, they begin to feel helpless, as though they will NEVER change!

But it’s not just a psychological and emotional dependence on the addiction(s), there is also a physical component as well. When the human body is flooded with endorphins and/or serotonin/dopamine during the “activity” of the addiction, the human body gets addicted and tries to achieve that same “high” over and over again. However, when the human body is “denied” the activity of the addiction that it’s so used to, there is a decreased level of endorphins and/or serotonin/dopamine and a person can then oftentimes start to feel really ill and have severe withdrawal symptoms or the very least, feel extremely depressed, crabby or agitated.

And not only that but it’s also a SPIRITUAL addiction, as well. Cause like it or not, demon spirits are CONSTANTLY trying to convince the human race to do wrong things (especially to themselves) and addictions are one of those things. So many people that have addiction(s) don’t even know or recognize that they’re being SEVERE demonically oppressed by Satan’s demons, to begin with. And lets face it, Satan’s demons find these poor folks to be “easy pickins”. Because they’re ALREADY broken in spirit, to begin with.

So now, Satan’s demons feel as though these poor folks are easy targets and usually have no problems convincing them that sex/drugs/alcohol/over-eating/pornography is the easy way out from their “pain” and “turmoil” in life. And then, when these poor folks DO give in to the temptations of addiction(s), Satan and his demons CAPITALIZE on the fear, guilt and SHAME a person feels over their addiction. Which then usually makes the person partake of their addiction(s) EVEN MORE, to try to get rid of the feelings of fear, guilt and SHAME they feel over their addiction and the battle rages on and on.

But what people need to realize is that addiction is NOT just a physical, emotional or psychological battle, it is a SPIRITUAL BATTLE, a battle for their body, heart, soul and MIND! But the easiest way to get through addiction (specifically, drug and alcohol abuse) is to FORCE ONESELF to suffer through the withdrawals. Because eventually, the body will recover and stabilize and go back to normal again.

But yet, that’s a hard thing for people to do, isn’t it? Cause Satan’s ever-so-good at convincing these poor folks that they’re DYING and that they’re gonna die UNLESS they partake of the addictive sin again and put that addictive sin agent in their bodies again. Plus there’s also the psychological component as well. Even if one’s body truly doesn’t NEED the addiction agent, their mind tries to convince them they DO.

And when it comes to sex, pornography and over-eating, Satan is ever-so-good at convincing people that their lives won’t be “complete” WITHOUT these things and most people are too blind to see. 

However, Matthew 19:26 states: But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible“.

So in other words, it is PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY,  PSYCHOLOGICALLY and ***SPIRITUALLY IMPOSSIBLE*** for a person to PERMANENTLY beat addiction(s) on their own, on their own free will. However, WITH the help of the Lord Jesus Christ, permanently overcoming one’s addiction(s) is not only POSSIBLE, it can become a person’s REALITY! 😉

Many drug or alcohol addicted people say that nobody understands their addiction unless another person themselves has experienced that addiction. But the truth is, Jesus Christ understands their addiction. God created all things, all people, atom to atom, cell to cell. He knows the human body, inside and out, all its various complex specifications. He even knows all the stars (and likely every individual cell by NAME!) He created the universe and the heavens! Therefore, if he created the universe and the heavens, wouldn’t it also stand to reason that IN his name, all things are possible, especially helping people overcome their addictions?

But don’t get me wrong, here. An addicted person probably isn’t going to be healed and cured of their addiction overnight. It’s a process. First, they have to recognize they have a problem. Then, they have to truly desire to get help for that problem. Then, they have to DILIGENTLY pray to Jesus Christ to overcome the problem. And then, they must TRUST Jesus Christ to help them overcome their problem, and then sit back and watch the wonderful miracle that the Lord is preparing in their lives in overcoming their addiction. Keeping a journal is also good since it helps them document their day to day progress. And it’s probably not an EASY road to recover from sex/drugs/alcohol/etc, but with the help of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is a POSSIBLE road.

Pray to Jesus Christ, TODAY! Lay all your hopes, dreams, worries and fears at his feet. LET him be your new hope in life! LET him heal you. LET him help you in overcoming your addictions. But you’ve got to give it your all. Jesus Christ is not going to help a person who half-heartedly prays to him to overcome addiction. However, the Lord Jesus WILL answer a person who’s on their knees, giving it ALL to him in prayer, and trusting him to change their lives! 🙂 Jesus Christ can HEAL you! Jesus Christ can help you OVERCOME your addictions! Jesus Christ can help you RULE OVER your addictions, instead of your addictions ruling over YOU! Cry out to Jesus Christ in FERVENT prayer, TODAY! He WILL answer you, MARK MY WORDS!!!!

“Lord Jesus, if there’s anyone out there suffering from addiction(s) today, I pray that they see this very post and know that you care about them and desperately want to heal them and help them overcome their addiction(s) FOR GOOD. Please help them to TRUST YOU and HAVE FAITH in you. Please help them to trust you to change them for good and to help them overcome those “things/addictions” that are plaguing their mind/heart/body/spirit, COMPLETELY. Please cleanse them and give them a brand new life in you! Thank-you Lord Jesus. Amen”.