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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:

 

 

A LIFE WITHOUT JESUS IS MEANINGLESS!

  • “When I grow up, I want to be a ________
  • “I want to live in ________, someday”
  • “I want to major in ___________ in college”
  • “I want to _______ by age 30”
  • “I want to be rich & famous”
  • “I want to invest in this company or that company”
  • “I want to start a fortune 500 company”

It’s not a bad thing to have goals in life, in general. They help set us and motivates us for greater causes in our lives. But IF those goals don’t align with Jesus/the bible, then what GOOD are they?

“For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world but lose his own soul? For what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

– Mark 8: 36-37

In other words, a person can have all the money, success, fame, college degrees and “credentials”/”titles” in the world, but if they don’t have Jesus Christ in their lives, then all the “temporal fame, pleasure and wealth” will not save them from their sins, for ONLY Jesus Christ can save them for the sins! A person without Jesus is a “lost soul”……..that person is nothing but an empty, hallow SHELL of a soul that’s DESPERATELY in need of Salvation in Christ!

Revelation 3: 17-20 proclaims: “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent”

Many people (specifically non-believers or those of other religions but even many “Christians” themselves these days) think they don’t NEED Jesus, in order to be able to ETERNALLY SURVIVE! But those folks are VERY SADLY MISTAKEN! In fact, EVEN many CHRISTIANS today think they don’t NEED Jesus in their day to day lives. This is both sad and tragic! For if only they KNEW the total weight of God’s Judgment upon an unbelieving, idol-worshiping, lazy & ungrateful mankind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Think of a toddler, for instance. Think about how that toddler’s parents (in general) are constantly watching over them, to make sure they’re not doing anything wrong and (if Christian/Judeo-Christian) to guide them into the RIGHT path of righteousness! (And to make sure they’re tying their shoes correctly, etc.) And after awhile, the said toddler in question, begins to “resent it” (hello, the “terrible threes”).

“NO! I CAN DO IT! I CAN DO IT MYSELF, I DON’T **NEED** YOUR HELP, MOMMY/DADDY!”

But yet, the parent is usually still “supervising” their shoe-tying, etc., ANYWAYS, am I right? haha. And WHEN the toddler notices this, they become EVEN MORE adamant about wanting to stalk off into the next room, DETERMINED to tie their own shoes, etc. The toddler thinks in that moment, “I CAN DO IT, MYSELF! I DON’T NEED YOUR *CORRECTIONS/SUPERVISION!*”

So it goes with mankind. We’re all a bunch of lazy, sinning, ungrateful, unbelieving “toddlers” that think WE know what’s best for our LIVES! So we constantly attempt to make ourselves bigger, better, stronger, more resilient, etc. But IN the process of doing so, we drift further and further away from Jesus, our CREATOR! And IN so doing, our souls become more and more empty, a HALLOW SHELL where “potential righteousness in Jesus’s name” once stood. Our souls are then likened to DEAD BONES WITH NO LIFE IN THEM! For Jesus IS Life!

Romans 6:23 states: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”

But when it comes to defying Jesus/his creation, one thing is certain…….He doesn’t like what these “gene-editing scientists” are doing down here on Earth (changing, rearranging HIS natural DNA design), thinking the whole time that THEY know better than God. Yet, Jesus keeps trying to spiritually warn them OVER AND OVER AGAIN (even as “gently” and “patiently” as he can, AMIDST His Divine Wrath)……….

In fact, Jesus sends MANY of his “Messengers” to try to warn these secular doctors and scientists that they really DON’T know the long-term implications of DNA-editing. In fact, there was a VERY specific reason why Jesus created DNA in a specific pattern & a specific way.

And folks, we’ve discovered what happened last time when Satan and his demons (fallen angels) tried to “pervert God’s natural DNA”. The children of the nephilim came about. So do we REALLY want to see — the long-term implications — of what happens when the natural human race starts “getting tampered with” in the modern day? 

But yet, many of the genetic scientists, in their “gusto” for “the next best thing, genetically speaking”, sadly, don’t seem to be listening to the Lord’s witnesses or even REALIZING what the long-term implications may be (as a whole). Yet, a very small number of them ARE likely *secretly* troubled for the possible long-term implications of DNA-tampering…….most of them probably won’t come out and say it. And their views would likely not ever get broadcast on the mainstream news. But I’m willing to bet they’re out there somewhere (no matter how small in number they may be). 

And many of these “somewhat hesitant” scientists likely did a few test runs and came to find out that YES, DNA-tampering DOES have potentially harmful long-term implications. But exactly what these scientists DO from HERE on out, is between them and Almighty God! Some will no doubt choose to IGNORE the evidence of potential DNA “harm”, and keep at it anyways, figuring that the ends justify the means. But yet others I imagine, might possibly start rethinking their position in the whole genetics field and consider “quitting” genetics, altogether [though I pray that they don’t. Because they are FAR more valuable to the genetic PROVING of creationism than they realize!]  

But going back to the main topic, about what a life without Jesus is like. Many upon MANY of today’s people think they “don’t need Him” and/or “Don’t NEED a Savior”. In fact, they live their lives AS IF there’s no God. People (in general) don’t like or want to admit that there’s a God. Because if there’s a God, then THAT would suggest that THAT God has “rules” and “judgments for BREAKING those rules”…….which would even FURTHER suggest that there ARE consequences for breaking those rules, and BECAUSE there’s eternal consequences FOR breaking those divine rules, that would mean they’d need to CHANGE THEIR LIVES!

And see folks, that’s the problem right then and there. Most people are COMFORTABLE with their lives. They don’t WANT to change anything about their lives or their LIFESTYLE. They don’t WANT to admit that they’re a sinner with SIN, in NEED of a Saviour. They want to take the EASY way out. For THEM, it’s a “out of site, out of mind” type of thing. They think they can WILL God to “go away” or “not exist” by simply ACTING like He doesn’t exist and then, living their lives, accordingly!

However……no matter HOW hard they try to WILL God away by their ARDENT DENIAL of HIM, it doesn’t make Him any less real………..or ANY less Wrathful towards ALL unrighteousness. In OTHER words, Jesus exists rather a person believes in Him or not. Heaven and Hell and JUDGMENT exists, rather a person believes in it or not. “I don’t believe in Hell” many people say. But not believing in Hell doesn’t make it any less REAL, folks! Hell is MORE REAL than the air we BREATHE! MORE REAL than the setting Sun! MORE REAL than anything we’ve ever imagined! And someday, the fires of HELL are gonna MERGE INTO the LAKE OF FIRE! [Revelation 20:14]

So in my closing message, here is WHY a life without Jesus is MEANINGLESS! A person can go through their whole entire LIVES “living it up”, going to the best colleges, getting the best jobs, getting the most monetary success that time/money/circumstance can buy, but if Jesus Christ is NOT in their lives, NONE of that is going to matter! Why?

Because someday soon, Jesus is going to create a NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH! The world, as we know it now, will soon PASS AWAY! Plus we will ALL someday soon face THE ETERNAL JUDGMENT SEAT OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHOSE FACE WILL BE **SO** BRIGHT, THAT WE WON’T EVEN BE ABLE TO LOOK AT IT!!!!!!!

And WHEN that happens, the ONLY thing that’ll matter is our spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ! And for those who KNEW BETTER but of whom lived an entire LIFETIME without the BIBLICAL/JEWISH JESUS CHRIST in their lives described in the pages of the bible? How UTTERLY TERRIFYING of a thing it would be to fall into the Eternal Hands of Judgement by the Everlasting God of Creation! 

[[NOTE: Jesus Christ keeps a “record book”, if you will, of ALL his faithful, loyal followers. Those people who not only BELIEVE in Him and His words but OBEY THEM! It’s called “The Lamb’s Book of Life”. For Jesus Christ is the Holy Son of God who’s also called THE LAMB OF GOD. Jesus Christ is also LIFE and CREATED LIFE. Therefore, that’s WHY it’s called “THE LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE”]]. 

Revelation 20:15 says that WHOSOEVER was NOT found written IN the Book of Life WILL be cast into the (Eternal) LAKE OF FIRE! OUCH!!!!! 

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BURNINGINLAKEOFFIRE2So people, I leave you with THIS: Whatever sin(s) you’re committing right now in your life (be it/they large or small), is it worth AN ETERNITY IN THE LAKE OF FIRE?  (Remember: ONLY Jesus Christ & Jesus Christ ALONE can set you free from your sins and/or the eternal consequences of your sins, there IS no other way!!!!!!!!!!!) 

JESUS LOVES YOU AND HE DESPERATELY WANTS TO SAVE YOU FROM A LIFE OF SIN AND INNER RESTLESSNESS/DESPAIR BUT HE CAN’T DO THAT IF YOU WON’T LET HIM! And it’s ok if you don’t believe in Him right now, JUST PRAY TO BELIEVE but mean that prayer with all your heart, soul and mind! Just pray the following:

“Jesus, I’m not sure if I believe in you or not. I’ve heard about you from others but have never truly experienced your presence for myself. Just like I’ve heard things from the bible before that seem sort’ve far-fetched today, in today’s world and culture. Please open up my heart, soul and mind, and show me the evidences of these things, and of YOU. I come to you with an open heart and a open mind. It’s not that I DON’T want to believe, per say, I’m just struggling with belief in you/the bible right now. So please show me these things. Please allow me to experience the peace and joy of your presence. Please give me a “new” heart, and a new mind. I want to believe, please help me overcome my unbelief”. 

Mean that prayer with all your heart, soul and mind and he WILL answer your prayer, MARK MY WORDS! (Provided you seek him in prayer WHOLE-HEARTEDLY and not half-heartedly). Cause lets face it, if someone says to you: “Hey, you’re so awesome” but you sense they’re saying it half-heartedly, you’re not gonna feel that they’re being genuine in their “praise” of you, right? But if a person comes to you and says: “Hey, you’re so awesome because x, y, and z”, and gives you details as to WHY they think you’re awesome, then it seems more genuine, right? 🙂 So it is with Jesus! He will honestly and truly reveal himself to you IF you truly, genuinely seek him, MARK MY WORDS! 😉 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENE-EDITING & IVF, ETC. ARE AN ABOMINATION, PART A

Believe it or not, there’s actually several cases in the bible where women conceived NATURALLY in their old age and/or IN their times of infertility. Let us examine all SEVEN of those cases! (And there might possibly be more but these 7 cases are the ones that most Christians recall from the bible…….)

Old Testament:

1). HANNAH – Hannah was “barren” and like Sarah, was “constantly tormented” by Elkanah’s 2nd “fertile” wife, Peninnah, since Hannah had no children. Hannah’s husband, Elkanah, even lamented to her in 1 Samuel: 1-8 “Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons?“. However, Hannah goes up to the Temple to pray for a child and a Levite priest at the temple blesses her & prays that the Lord will “grant her her petition” and that’s exactly what happened. And thus, the PROPHET SAMUEL was born!

2). SARAH – As stunningly “beautiful” as Sarah was, she was barren. And like Hannah, was “constantly tormented” by what had become Abraham’s 2nd wife, Hagar the “fertile” Egyptian. Genesis 15:2-3 shows us Sarah’s husband, Abraham, grieving over having no heir: And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir“. But in Genesis 21:1-8, Sarah conceived and bore ISAAC! 

3). REBEKAH – Rebekah, the bible records, was stunningly beautiful but “barren”. Genesis 25:21 states: “And Isaac intreated [that means prayed to] the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated [prayed to] of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived”. Rebekah bore the biblical twins ESAU & JACOB!

4). RACHEL – Like Sarah & Rebekah, Rachel, the bible recorded, was ALSO stunningly beautiful………but also barren. She was also the *favorite wife* of Jacob. When the Lord originally saw that Rachel’s sister Leah was unloved, he opened Leah’s womb (while closing up Rachel’s – atleast for that time being) and Leah bore SIX SONS + A DAUGHTER! However, Rachel then became EXTREMELY jealous of her sister Leah & then demanded that Jacob give HER children, also!

Genesis 30:1-2 records the following: And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die!” And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God’s stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

Genesis 30:22-24 then states, And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: And she called his name Joseph; and said, The Lord shall add to me another son”. And she thus gave birth to JOSEPH & then later, to BENJAMIN! 

5). JOCHEBED – She married her own NEPHEW in the Old Testament (BEFORE it was forbidden for aunts/uncles and nieces/nephews to marry). So this, to ME anyways, suggest that she was slightly older in age than her nephew, Amram. Which would ALSO likely mean that she likely conceived pass the typical biblical child-bearing age to birth MOSES, AARON & MIRIAM!

6). MONOAH’S WIFE in Judges 13: 2-3 which says, And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not. And the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son”. 

Judges 13:24-25 then records: And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the Lord blessed him. And the Spirit of the Lord began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol”. 

She was the one who gave birth to the exceptionally-strengthed, long-haired SAMSON!

New Testament:

7). ELIZABETH – The SAME exact Holy Spirit that conceived a son in Mary (a virgin) was the same exact Holy Spirit that allowed Elizabeth to “conceive in her old age”. The archangel Gabriel informed Mary of this in Luke 1:36 when he stated, “And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren“. Elizabeth ended up bearing JOHN THE BAPTIST!

So conclusion? It is MUCH, MUCH better to “wait on God/Jesus” than to PREMATURELY take matters into one’s own hands, as both Rachel & Sarah had witnessed! (Note:”Rachel’s son by her handmaiden, Dan, later became the father of a “condemned” tribe of Israel while Sarah’s son by her slave, Hagar, later went on to CRUELLY mock Sarah & Isaac when Isaac was a baby!)

And besides: Jesus is a GOD OF MIRACLES! Therefore, if he could provide ancient biblical infertile women with children, He could ALSO theoretically provide NATURAL CHILDREN for TODAY’S infertile women!

But then again, it all goes back to Jesus’s will for people’s lives. Some people (for whatever reason in Jesus’s eyes) just weren’t meant to have children. For some, it might be for genetic reasons (a person might have a terrible disease that runs in the family such as alcoholism/schizophrenia or it might kill the mother outright to carry a child for 9 months). For others, it might be for SPIRITUAL REASONS. ….

It is SO easy to truly focus on Christ when we got NO outside distractions (or people) demanding our attention. But yet, it is SO HARD to focus on Christ when we DO have things such as spouses/S.O.’s or children/nieces/nephews/grandkids that distract us from Christ (believe me, I know).

Also: Gay couples use IVF/surrogacy for various purposes. Therefore, if a “medical technique” allows gay couples to have children, then SHOULD that same medical technique be touted as “OK” or “Acceptable” among today’s BIBLICAL-ROOTS/BORN-AGAIN Christians? It stands to reason. IVF, surrogacy and “gene-editing” (atleast to ME, anyways) are like one and the same. It’s basically “manipulating genes/science” to “bend to one’s will”, PLAYING GOD…..AND….turning babies into a $$$$$$ COMMODITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But in reality, we, as Christians, should instead be bending to the Lord Jesus Christ’s will, instead of our own. Because truth be told, we humans HAVE NO PLACE manipulating genes/embryos to OUR personal will! That’s SELFISH!

In fact, I’ll even take this a step further. A “genetically-modified ANYTHING” from PURPOSELY genetically-modified genes to genetically-modified FOOD is **OUTSIDE** of the Lord Jesus’s will! Why? Because it messes with HIS natural design! And ANYTHING (and I do mean, ANYTHING) outside of HIS (the Lord Jesus’s) natural DNA design (be it food or otherwise) is AN ABOMINATION! Why? Because it’s like personally saying to God: “We can do better!”

Because remember folks, genetically-modified doesn’t just apply to HUMAN GENES, it can also apply to FOOD GENES, as well! Is it any wonder that many of today’s “GMO’s” cause CANCER in humans and animals and also that MANY upon MANY of today’s “genetically-modified crops” are ALSO getting all sorts of “crop diseases?” Trust me, folks, there’s a REASONING for that! The Lord Jesus Christ knew EXACTLY what he was doing when he designed FOOD GENES and/or HUMAN DNA an EXACT WAY.

And over time, when “liberal scientists” began doing their “experiments”, trying to MANIPULATE and CHANGE THE DNA CODING/SEQUENCING, (first, with food and then later, with rodents in test labs and now – in humans), bad things started to happen. And now there’s high rates of cancer and many “diseases”. Why? Because humans keep rebelling against HIS natural design! Why aren’t more people seeing this fact? Answer: Because Satan, demons and today’s “liberal media” are HIDING the fact!

Folks, it’s time to start CRITICALLY EXAMINING “genetically modified” in ALL its forms (food included). If you’re buying “genetically-modified (GMO) food”, STOP! (Although from what I can gather so far, ORGANIC FOOD is okay because ORGANIC FOOD does NOT use any harmful pesticides, etc. – and ORGANIC food and GENETICALLY-MODIFIED FOOD, from what I understand, are two COMPLETELY different things!) If you’re considering IVF, DON’T DO IT! If you’ve already had an IVF procedure, REPENT of it (in your heart) and don’t do it again!

[And Note: Alot of people don’t realize this but there’s also a SPIRITUAL COMPONENT that goes along with NATURAL PROCREATION. Because not ONE couple in the bible procreated by un-natural means. NOT ONE. And even if the technology had existed back then, my guess is that Jesus Christ/Almighty God would’ve been TOTALLY against it, for various reasons! But still, I wonder………what is the “soul” of a “synthetic baby” like? Oddly and strangely enough, I haven’t yet heard of ONE single born again/zealous-for-God’s-Word Messianic Jew or Christian who was created the “synthetic way”. I wonder why that is. It doesn’t mean they’re not theoretically out there somewhere in the Christian/Messianic Jew world, I just haven’t come across one, yet. Weird? 

I’ve most recently come across a news story where a woman had a military husband who died. They had been planning to have children. So she then wanted to posthumously use IVF to have a child/children by him! And……while my heart goes out to this woman for her pain and her struggles…..(that must be a VERY hard thing to go through and I pray that Jesus grants her heart some healing), the liberal media uses cases like THESE

to evoke some sort of “sympathetic emotional response” from the masses in order to “legitimize” what they’re ALREADY genetically doing in labs all across the world and then, from there on out, it’s all just a slippery slope further downhill (biblical-moral wise).

It almost sounds like (in her mind, anyways) that her having a child by him will be about the ONLY thing that can ‘heal her’. However, ONLY Jesus Christ is the judge on this particular case and ONLY Jesus Christ HIMSEFLF can heal her! It sounds as though this woman has been through ALOT and my heart just breaks for her! I pray that Jesus Christ gives her healing (and possibly a new husband who can still provide her with children, which she so obviously wants!)

Many Christian parents don’t want to adopt since they feel as though “it won’t be the same”, and/or “I’ll never love an adopted child the way I’d love my OWN child” and the like. But the thing with adoption is…….we humans get attached to things VERY easily (even more than we realize……and oftentimes at a much faster rate than we realize).

But in fact, if most infertile Christian couples would just A) give the Lord TIME/a chance to perform a healing and/or fertility miracle or B) consider adoption, I think they’d be much better off, spiritually & otherwise, rather than just prematurely taking matters into their own hands with surrogacy/”gene-manipulation-therapy”/IVF, considering its long-term “spiritual implications”.