What We Should Eat (and Why) to Help Us Become Like Jesus

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Why Are The American People So Unhealthy?

Learn about MSG here - it is in nearly EVERY FOOD. WHY is it causing people's eyes to go bad and causing people to Gain weight? https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/what-is-msg-and-why-is-it-in-nearly-every-food-today

It’s amazing.  With all the scientific and medical knowledge we have accumulated and all the monies we have spent on so-called health care — and continue to spend in ever greater amounts — the health of the American people isn’t getting better.  In fact, instead of improving, it continues to decline!

Is this failure to improve the health of the American people due to ignorance, or just might there, perhaps, be another reason? Think about that for a moment.  Yes, let’s spend just a minute or two to think about the state of health of the American people.

Of all the industrialized nations of the world, the United States claims to have the greatest health care system in the world.  America spends more per capita on health care than any other industrialized nation in the world, yet the health of the American people ranks among the lowest in the world.

What’s wrong with this picture?

Why Is the Picture So Wrong?

Have you ever wondered why with all our resources…why with all our government funding…why with insurance companies…and why with a greater number of people on healthcare…why aren’t Americans the healthiest people in the world?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will force every American, whether they want to participate in it or not, to enroll in a plan that has nothing to do with health.  That’s because there is nothing in the ACA that promotes health or the prevention of sickness.

Rather, the entire Act revolves around how physical problems will be treated after they occur.

In other words, every American, will be forced into a system that has already proven to be a complete failure. And for vivid proof that it is a failure, just for a moment, take a look at the health of the people.

Could the reason that the American people are not experiencing health be because legislators who are in charge of the health care industry are being influenced by special interest groups who profit from sickness? Think about it for a moment – if there were no sick people to treat it sure would hurt the profits of those in the health care business.

Are our citizens beginning to realize that government-mandated health care is not the best way to bring health to the American people? There are encouraging signs! 

On November 28, 2012, the NewsMax Wire service  published this headline:  “Gallup: Majority Say Health Coverage not Government’s Responsibility.”  The article went on to say:

“A majority of Americans believe the government shouldn’t be responsible for making sure that all citizens have health insurance, according to a Gallup poll.”

Are the American people finally beginning to realize that government health care is not the solution to the physical ills of the people? Are they beginning to understand that…

“The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” (1 Corinthians 3:19)

A Picture of Health

Avocado BenefitsIs there a “better way” than the world’s way to deal with the physical ills of the American people? I say absolutely…and I have been proclaiming that “better way” for over 20 years

That “better way” is what I would like to devote the rest of this Health Tip to.

Here at Hallelujah Acres we don’t have access to endless research dollars or vast teams of medical researchers — and yet we have found a way to nearly eliminate sickness from not only the people of American but people everywhere.

Millions of people across America and around the world have adopted The Hallelujah Diet and, as a result, have recovered from over 170 different physical problems, including terminal, metastasized cancers. Better still, once these people recover from these ills they don’t get sick anymore.

How can this be?

Getting to the Root of the Problem

Concerning health care, we need a paradigm (or lateral) shift. (Make lateral shifts in the foods you choose to eat  - like: find a replacement good alternative for the "bad" food or habit choice we now make) Rather than focusing on sickness and constantly trying to come up with new ways to treat sickness, we need to focus on wellness and the cause of sickness.

Once we can determine the cause of sickness, it is possible to eliminate that cause.  And once the cause of sickness has been eliminated, sickness, itself, will simply cease to exist.

In a recent Health Tip, I shared that when the Affordable Health Care Act was being debated before Congress (2009), Democrat Senator Tom Harkin had a great deal to say about that piece of legislation. Here are a few exerts from his speech:

“Many of our legislators are in the pocket of some of the big businesses in the Health Care Industry who stand to profit greatly in the treatment of disease, while other legislators see the Health Care Reform legislation as an opportunity to gain even more political power and ever more control over the people.

. . . . The fact is we do not have a health care system in the United States; we have a sick care system. If you’re sick, you get care, whether through insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, community health centers, emergency rooms, or charity. The problem is that this is all about patching things up after people develop serious illnesses and chronic conditions. . . .

Consider this: Right now, some 75-percent of health care costs are accounted for by heart disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and obesity. What these five diseases have in common is that they are largely preventable and even reversible by changes in nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle.”

4 Facts You Need to Know

#1 – Nearly 10% of Health Spending Is for Obesity

That was the headline for an Associated Press article dated July 28, 2009 and published in many of the nation’s newspapers.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Obesity’s not just dangerous, it’s expensive. New research shows medical spending averages $1,400 more a year for an obese person than for someone who’s normal weight.
  • Overall, obesity-related health spending reaches $147 billion, double what it was nearly a decade ago
  • Two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese

The story notes that it’s not an individual problem, but a societal problem – as the nation’s health bill illustrates

  • On average, health bills for a normal-weight person are about $3,400 a year, but that rises to$4,870 for someone who’s obese
  • Obesity related conditions now account for 9.1% of all medical spending                                   

Here’s something else you need to know:

#2 – Smoking is the Greatest Source of Preventable Physical Problems

The American Lung Association reports that approximately 8.6 million people in the U.S. have at least one serious illness caused by smoking. The list of diseases caused by smoking includes:

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema)
  • coronary heart disease
  • stroke
  • abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • acute myeloid leukemia
  • cataracts
  • pneumonia
  • periodontitis
  • bladder, esophageal, laryngeal, lung, oral, throat, cervical, kidney, stomach, and pancreatic cancers

Smoking by parents is also associated with a wide range of adverse effects in their children, including:

  • exacerbation of asthma
  • increased frequency of colds and ear infections
  • sudden infant death syndrome

Secondhand smoke causes more than an estimated 202,000 asthma episodes, 790,000 physician visits for buildup of fluid in the middle ear, and 430 sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) cases each year.

That brings us to this third piece of information:

#3 – Refined Sugar Consumption Causes Physical Problems

Research reveals that refined sugar suppresses the immune system, a system God placed in our bodies to protect it from germs, viruses, and bacteria. A person with a suppressed immune system will have little resistance to colds, the flu, pneumonia, and so much more.

As a result of my personally stopping the consumption of refined sugar 37 years ago, I have been able to keep my immune system so strong and protective, that I haven’t experienced the flu, sore throat, or even a cold even one time since.

Natural Sugar can be used: See JustLikeSugarInc.com

Now here’s the last important thing I want you to know:

#4 – Animal Foods are the Primary Cause of Cancer, Heart Attacks, Strokes, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Heartburn, and More

Animal sourced foods such as flesh, dairy (causes Diabetes), cheese, and eggs (impaired brain function) are involved in 90% of all physical problems. By eliminating animal foods we are able to almost cancer-proof our bodies, reduce heart attack and stroke risk by 96%, practically eliminate any fear of Type II diabetes or osteoporosis (cheese and butter may cause osteoporosis), and within only a few days after stopping its consumption, usually eliminate acid stomach problems and heartburn.

Prevention is the Only Solution to the Health Care Crisis!

Sickness and disease are preventable in almost every instance! So why do our elected leaders and the entire health care industry show practically no interest in the prevention of physical problems? The answer is as simple as –

Follow the money train and remember there is no profit in wellness!

My dear friend, do you realize that if everyone in this country were on The Hallelujah Diet (VEGAN DIET), there would be practically no medical problems?

Sadly, the American people of today are looking in the wrong place to solve the health care crisis. Instead of looking to government for a health care plan, they should be looking to themselves and what they can do to prevent disease, not just treat it.

And it does not have to be boring!!! Good does not taste bad! IF you study and learn how to properly prepare foods! It is what we eat that either heals us or kills us. So it IS serious business. Ask God for help - HE IS OUR HELPER!

Here is an example of something GOOD for YOU!:


Scrumptious Strawberry Cream Pie

Here’s a non-bake, no dairy Strawberry Cream Pie that will change the way you think about dessert.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup crushed pecans or walnuts, for pie crust
  • 1/4 cup dry coconut shredded, for pie crust
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries for the filling
  • 1 cup raw cashews for the filling
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract for the filling
  • 1/2 cup raw honey for the filling
  • pinch sea salt for the filling
  • 1 cup Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil melted, for the filling

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Grind crust ingredients in food processor and press into bottom of a 9 inch pie plate, building up the sides slightly.
  2. Place all filling ingredients into blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Carefully pour on top of crust and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins





Mercury



Mercury Pollution and Prenatal Exposure Millions of children in the European Union are being born with dangerously high levels of mercury. Consumption of contaminated seafood is only one reason why.

ALL FISH ARE MERCURY CONTAMINATED. Fish is NOT brain food anymore. Those days are past - if it ever was true. A Plant based diet was what our creator designed for mankind.




CAROB MINT SMOOTHIE

Carob Mint Smoothie

Submitted By: Rhonda Malkmus

There's nothing like the cool, fresh taste of mint... especially in a chocolatey smoothie! Mint is great for digestion and is a folk remedy for headaches, nausea, and asthma.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk (or 2 cups distilled water and 1/3 cup almonds)
  • 3 Medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1/3 cup raw carob powder
  • 1 Tbsp raw unfiltered honey
  • 3 mint leaves
  • Directions

Place all ingredients in a Vitamix or other powerful blender and blend until creamy.


















By Dr. Mercola

Your body is loaded with bacteria, of both good and bad varieties. In fact, about 100 trillion bacteria live inside you, which is more than 10 times the number of cells you have in your body! The ideal balance between these bacteria is about 85 percent "good" and 15 percent "bad". This ratio is one of the critical factors determining your health, as the good bacteria are essential for:

  • The proper development of your immune system
  • Protection against over-growth of other microorganisms that could cause disease
  • Digestion of food and absorption of nutrients
  • Influencing gene activity and expression

Fascinating Discovery: Bacteria are in Constant Communication with Each Other

In a video, Bonnie Bassler with Princeton New Jersey, explains a radical discovery related to all these bacteria housed within your body. 

It turns out that bacteria (both good and bad) have a very sophisticated way of communicating with each other, and once they receive the signal that their numbers are sufficient to carry out their genetic function, they launch into action as a synchronized unit.

This lets them both coordinate their defenses and/or mount attacks—a fact that has stunning implications for medicine. For example, new medicines that interfere with this line of communication between dangerous bacteria could provide a revolutionary new form of antibiotics.

Since bacteria are single-celled organisms, they have only one string of DNA. Hence they contain very few genes, which encode the traits they're supposed to carry out. The way bacteria multiply is by consuming nutrients from their environment, grow to twice their size, and then divide down the middle. We've known for some time that once bacteria reach a critical mass, they can overwhelm your immune system. But no one understood the mechanism behind it, until now...

How Bacteria Communicate

Researchers have discovered that bacteria communicate with each other using a chemical language called "quorum sensing." As it turns out, every type of bacteria make and secrete small molecules. When a bacterium is alone, these molecules simply float away. But when there's a large enough group of bacteria, these secreted molecules increase in proportion to the number of bacteria emitting them. When the molecules reach a certain amount, the bacteria can tell how many neighbors it has, and suddenly all the bacteria begin to act as a synchronized group, based on the group behavior programmed into its genes.

But that's not all. Not only do bacteria communicate in this way between their own species; they're all "multi-lingual," and can determine the presence and strength of other bacterial colonies!

Essentially, they can count how many of its own kind there are compared to the amount of another species. They then use that information to decide what tasks to carry out, depending on who's in a minority and who's in the majority of any given population of bacteria.

This information can have any number of implications for science and medicine. For example, they're already working on a new generation of antibiotics that can jam the sensing mechanism of a specific pathogen rather than killing it. They're also considering creating pro-quorum sensing drugs that can boost the communication between beneficial bacteria to make them operate more efficiently.

Optimizing Your Gut Flora is Crucial for Good Health

There may be far more complexity to this picture than what we're currently seeing. However, the finding is an intriguing one, and may lead to all sorts of new discoveries about how your body works to maintain optimal health. One thing is becoming quite evident however, and that is the importance of optimizing your intestinal flora.

Unfortunately, many are still unaware of the fact that the micro-organisms living in their digestive tracts form a very important "inner ecosystem" that influences countless aspects of health. More specifically, the type and quantity of organisms in your gut interact with your body in ways that can either prevent or encourage the development of many diseases, including mental health problems. This becomes easier to understand once you know that:

  1. About 80 percent of your immune system is located in your gut, and
  2. Your gut quite literally functions as your second brain, as it is created of the same tissue. During fetal development, one part turns into your central nervous system while the other develops into your enteric nervous system. These two systems are connected via the vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem down to your abdomen

So truly, your gut flora influences both physiology and psychology. As explained by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride (below), a medical doctor with a postgraduate degree in neurology, toxicity in your gut can flow throughout your body and into your brain, where it can cause symptoms of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression, schizophrenia and other mental disorders. She believes the epidemic of autism and other learning disorders originate in the gut, and manifest as a condition known as Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS).

GAPS can also stand for Gut and Physiology Syndrome, which is the title of her second book, which is currently being written. In both cases, the treatment is identical—"heal and seal" your gut, and continually feed it beneficial bacteria to maintain the ideal ratio of good and bad bacteria.


Viral meat spray

Problem: Processed meat and poultry products are an ideal environment for the growth of the deadly bacteria
Listeria.

FDA approved solution: A spray containing viruses that eat the bacteria on the meat.

A virus cocktail. I think I'll pass on that one.

Video (2:55): http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/page/11084.html

The China Study

The China Study has been cited by many people, including celebrities, as the reason they eliminated all animal protein from their diet.

Some credit this change with saving their lives.

Others say that the interpretation of the massive amount of data that came from the 20-year project was flawed.

Look for yourself and draw your conclusions.

Video (3:14):

http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/page/11093.html


Banned in 100 countries, legal in the US

Why is a chemical used as fire retardant found in the mother's milk of American women?

Video:

http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/page/21283.html


Found in citrus flavored drinks

This food additive is banned in many countries, but remains legal in the United States.

It's found in many citrus flavored drinks, such as Gatorade and Mountain Dew. It keeps the fruity flavor mixed into the drink.

Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) was originally patented as a flame retardant.

Studies show it can produce reproductive and behavioral problems.

BVO was banned in the US in 1970, but was given interim approval to return as a food stabilizer a few years later. BVO is banned throughout Europe and in Japan, yet the FDA does not consider it an important enough to re-evaluate it's interim approval all these years later.

More Independent Voices Speak Up on Fluoridation
Increasing numbers of government officials in the U.S. and Canada are voicing their concerns over the fluoridation of their communities' water.

Preparing a People for the Saviour's SOON Return!


For lasting changes, to eat right, lose weight, help to heal diseases of our own and for others, we must have a "mind transplant". We must "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." Philippians 2:5

We can and must claim Christ's very own victories as ours to overcome our appetite or any other problem in our lives. Pray, "Lord Jesus, I claim your victory over appetite as mine by faith. Please help my unbelief. I ask this in your name, Amen". (You can pray this prayer for any problem you are experiencing.)

Heavenly Father, I enter by faith today into death with the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross.  I appropriate all of the benefit of the crucifixion which is mine because of my union with Christ.  I count myself dead to my old fleshly nature  and all of its workings through my union with Christ at the cross.  I recognize that my old nature always wants to resurrect itself against You 
and Your will for my life, but I will to let it remain dead in death with my Lord on the cross.  I am thankful that this absolute truth can be my subjective experience.  I recognize that appropriating the death of my flesh is an essential step to victory over these fleshly temptations which buffet me.   Amen.

Romans 13:14 "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof."

Galatians 5:24-25 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” That means to walk in the power and by the leading of the Holy Spirit. What does the Spirit of God use to speak to you and lead you in making the right decisions? The Word of God. Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” What is that word you will hear, the spirit speaking to you God’s Word, bringing a verse to mind, causing your consciousness to be pricked because of the truth you know and what God has commanded you to do and how He has told us to live.

Look at this verse, Isaiah 42:16. “And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.” How does God do this? To bring one from darkness to light is by the revelation of God’s Word. Christ told Paul that he was sending him to preach the gospel to “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God,” (Acts 26:18). 2 Peter 1:19 puts it this way, “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.” That is because God’s word is the light. Psalm 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light.” The Word of God brings light into the mind. That which is contrary to the word of God is darkness and blindness of the mind. 2 Corinthians 4:4  brings these two things together. “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

God has promised:

"I will make a man more precious than fine gold;


Even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir."

Isaiah 13:12.


Heb. 9:4 
Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant.

The Bible is beautiful in it’s formation, because it actually represents what should be inside our mind/temple in the words of a book.

Solomon’s temple was a template for the Human body as a temple which worships God.

John 2

19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

21 But he spake of the temple of his body.

The Ark of the Covenant is made out of gold, so ingesting (studying the Bible & praying) elements or white powdered gold ( bread from Heaven, (Jesus) manna ) for at least 40 days should help your Pineal gland to function properly. The Pineal gland is a natural receiver and transmitter of electromagnetic frequencies, and if you have ate the bread and drank the wine that Jesus talked about then you have turned the Pineal gland into an Ark of the Covenant in your skull. This opens up your third eye or your spiritual eyes that Jesus talked about many times.

Now let’s break down the image of the Ark. Two Cherubim’s faced each other on top of the lid. But what’s significant here is that the wings of the Cherubim are spread over the ark, covering and protecting what lies beneath. There is one on the left and one on the right. Now consider that your brain is made up of a left and right hemisphere. The covering of your brain is the cerebrum. So just as the Cherubim covered something significant inside the ark (the brain) so too does the left and right cerebrum cover some very important glands that serve as a link between our physical and spiritual natures. One such component is the pineal gland, also known as the third eye. Matthew 6:22  "The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light."


sphenoid

Watch this video for more very interesting information about the Sphenoid Bone in our skull:
  

Our Skull symbolizes the Ark of the Covenant (the Box) The true Ark of the Covenant rests atop your shoulders. More specifically, the Ark represents your brain, the throne of Christ or Satan, not both at the same time. Click here for a story of how the Ark of the Covenant was found.

"We should never give to the world the false impression that Christians are a gloomy, unhappy people. If our eyes are fixed on Jesus, we shall see a compassionate Redeemer, and shall catch light from His countenance. Wherever His Spirit reigns, there peace abides. And there will be joy also, for there is a calm, holy trust in God." (Desire of Ages Page 153)


“For the LORD (the Father) is in His holy Temple, the LORD’s throne is in heaven . . . !” Psalm 11:4

Behold the Man Whose name is The BRANCH; and He shall grow up out of His place . . . as a Root out of a dry ground . . . and He shall build the temple of the LORD . . . which temple ye are ! . . . Zechariah 6:12-13

Even He shall build the temple of the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah); and He shall bear the Glory . . . And He shall sit and rule upon His throne; and He shall be a Priest upon His throne: and the Counsel of Peace shall be between Them Both !” ref: Isaiah 53:2 & I Corinthians 3:16-17

“The LORD said unto my Lord (Adoni - Sovereign King), Sit Thou on My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool. The LORD shall send the rod of Thy Strength out of Zion: Rule Thou in the midst of Thine enemies !” Psalm 110:12 ref: Revelation 19:15 & Micah 4:2  Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of GOD; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto Him !”
Hebrews 1:5-13

Now of the things which we have spoken, this is the sum: We have such an High Priest, Who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. A Minister (Servant) of the Sanctuary (G40 - holiest of all), and of the True tabernacle, which the LORD pitched, and not man . . . !” 
Hebrews 8:1

"Wherefore, when He cometh into the world, He saith, Sacrifice and offering Thou wouldest not, but a body hast Thou prepared me . . . Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular . . . Know ye not that your bodies are
members of Christ . . . For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit which are God's !" Hebrews 10:5, I Corinthians 12:27 & 6:15-20


“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8

“Whosoever is born of God doth NOT commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” (1 John 3:9)

"But God does not live in the sinner. The Word declares that He abides only in the hearts of those who love Him and do righteousness. God does not abide in the heart of the sinner; it is the enemy who abides there." Sermons and Talks, Vol. 1 Manuscript 46, 1904, MR 900, p 343.

"In order to let Jesus into our hearts, we must stop sinning". Signs of the Times, Mar 3, 1898

While good works will not save even one soul, yet it is impossible for even one soul to be saved without good works". Selected Messages, bk. 1, p. 377

Even as Jesus was crucified at Golgotha (the place of the skull), representing part of the ascension process that takes place in your head, so too does the Ark. And in order to truly commune with God, that communion must take place within the confines of your mind. As we’ll soon see, communing with God means to become one with God - that His choices, His desires also BECOME our choices, our desires! It has much more to do with becoming ONE with something much bigger than you! You worship me, walk with me, put your hand in mine, get your heart in tune with me and I will give you the privilege of moving with me. The God and Father of Jesus says, "Let me take care of my own business! What I have promised is my business, and I will take care of it. I have not failed in all of this time. Not even one of my words has failed in all of my good promises."

As Jesus said stated: “that all of them may be one , Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us…” (John 17:21).



"That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Romans 15:6) (not 200 different denominations - but we worship the same God that Jesus worships. By honoring the Son, whom God made equal with Himself, we honor the Father and God of Jesus.)

Our MIND = The Ark of Truth or Deception = the seat of God sent thru His Son
or Satan

"What? know ye not that your body is the temple (church) of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" 
1 Corinthians 6:19

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." Philippians 2:5

"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and WE will come unto him, and make OUR abode with him." (John 14:23)  (Notice it's the Father and the Son who makes their home INSIDE US? Not three, only two beings live inside us by their Spirit.) 

"He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath BOTH the Father and the Son." 2 John 1:9

2 Thessalonians 2:4"He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God."
Isaiah 14:13 You said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.
Isaiah 14:14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."

As you breathe, the bones of your skull actually move!.
When you breathe in, the butterfly bone or the SPHENOID BONE moves.
This is very much like the owl flapping its wings.
Next time you breathe, instead of visualizing your breath going into your lungs, picture it moving the wings of the butterfly bone. 

The serpent implied to Eve that there was knowledge withheld from her by Her Creator and that this knowledge would open her eyes and she'd come to be like a god - knowing good and evil. And that she wouldn't die.

Unfortunately, what she didn't understand was that yes, she would die (the soul that sinneth it shall die - what is sin? transgression of God's Ten Commandments, and that the Tree of Life would be placed under guard. God testifies that "His commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world." I John 5:3, 4. If "The commandments of God are not grievous..." and if "Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world..." The commandments of God are not grievous. They are not more than we can bear. They do not require what is impossible for us to do. WE HAVE TO ASK GOD FOR HIS SPIRIT (HIMSELF) TO BE IMPARTED TO US THROUGH JESUS SO WE CAN BE ENABLED TO OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS; IT IS FUTILE WITHOUT HIS ENABLING POWER TO OBEY. "To those that ask HimJesus imparts the Holy Spirit." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 394.3

John 4:24 "God is a Spiritand they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." There is ONE SPIRIT (GOD HIMSELF) Sent to us through His Son to live in our minds.

Ephesians 4:4 "There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;" 

Revelation 19:10 "And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."

Man doesn't learn. Man still thinks that their Creator hides things from them and man still thinks that the serpent is the path to enlightenment. Man still seeks to build his own tower into the Heavens because man is rebellious to His very own Creator. Man still insists that man will become god by his own hands.



So inside the Ark of the Covenant we have:

1.Golden Pot containing "Manna" 
2.Aaron's rod that budded, 
3.Two tablets of the covenant.


When you decipher them , you get:
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Moses actually means "to bring out of the water"
Moses= MoshehMo in Egyptian means water.
So Moses actually refers to blood.
Meaning the water that flows in your body, which is blood.
Aaron's rod= God's Spirit sent through His Son to us, His power/energy. 
Two tablets of the Covenant= The two lobes of the pituitary gland

These two tablets contained the Ten Commandments.
Ten Commandments = Ten hormones released into your pituitary gland.



Touch the side of your head with your fingers.
That's your 'temple'. A temple on either side!!!
Enter the temple, and within it, is where your GOD resides.


"What? know ye not that your body is the temple (church) of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" 
1 Corinthians 6:19

"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and WE will come unto him, and make OUR abode with him." (John 14:23)  (Notice it's the Father and the Son who makes their home INSIDE US? Not three, only two beings live inside us by their Spirit.) 

"He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath BOTH the Father and the Son." 2 John 1:9

"The PRESENCE of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can ALONE constitute a church," The Upward Look, p. 315

temples

"God has a church. . .it is the people who love God and keep His commandments." The Upward Look, p. 315

"The believer is NOT called upon to make his peace with God; he never has nor ever can do this. He is to accept (take=Consent to receive (a thing offered)) Christ as his peace, for with Christ is God and peace. Christ made an end of sin, bearing its heavy curse in His own body on the tree, and He hath taken away the curse from all those who believe in Him as a personal Saviour. He makes an end of the controlling power of sin in the heart, and the life and character of the believer testify to the genuine character of the grace of Christ. To those that ask HimJesus imparts the Holy Spirit; for it is necessary that every believer should be delivered from pollution, as well as from the curse and condemnation of the law. Through the work of the Holy Spirit (God & His Son's Spirit's combined=they will make their abode in us John 14:23), the sanctification of the truth, the believer becomes fitted for the courts of heaven; for Christ works within us, and His righteousness is upon us. Without this no soul will be entitled to heaven. We would not enjoy heaven unless qualified for its holy atmosphere by the influence of the Spirit and the righteousness of Christ." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 394.3

WHAT we NEED is The Faith of Jesus! The “righteousness” of our Saviour appropriated (Take (something) for one's own use) to us by FAITH!!!

"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the Commandments of GOD, and the faith of Jesus . . .Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may Rest from their labours; and their works do follow them . . . !” Revelation 14:12-13

But so few have looked to the Life of Christ and by faith learned to appropriate (take/accept) it as their own!

Christ's victories are all ours, BY FAITH. Victory to overcome appetite, pride of life, lust of the flesh, all sinful things! By faith, positive anticipation, trust in God & His Son, we can claim Christ's victories for our very own victories! 

Christ's own sinless life can be OURS by FAITH!

He did it! It is OURS, NOW, by Faith! Ask God in the name of His Son to give you His Son's sinless life - make HIS victories our OWN victories! 

It is like He won the prize, now we get to use the prize as our very own, just by believing, by FAITH.  

2 Corinthians 5:21 "God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."

Satan endeavored to keep hidden from the world the great atoning sacrifice which reveals the law in all its sacred dignity, and impresses hearts with the force of its binding claims. He was warring against the work of Christ, and united all his evil angels with human instrumentalities in opposition to that work. But while he was carrying on this work, heavenly intelligences were combining with human instrumentalities in the work of restoration. The cross stands as the great center of the world, bearing a certain testimony that the cross of Christ will be the condemnation of every transgressor of the law of God. Here are the two great powers, the power of truth and righteousness and the working of Satan to make of none effect the law of God.—Manuscript 61, 1899.

The death of Christ removes every argument that Satan could bring against the precepts of Jehovah. Satan has declared that men could not enter the kingdom of heaven unless the law was abolished, and a way devised by which transgressors could be reinstated into the favor of God, and made heirs of heaven. He made the claim that the law must be changed, that the reins of government must be slackened in heaven, that sin must be tolerated, and sinners pitied and saved in their sins. But every such plea was cast aside when Christ died as a substitute for the sinner.The Signs of the Times, May 21, 1912.


“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NIV

Numbers 7:64 one male goat for a sin offering;
Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Acts 3:14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.

Romans 1:17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."
Romans 3:21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
Romans 3:25 God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished--
Romans 4:25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
Romans 8:3 For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man,
1 Corinthians 1:30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree."
Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but WE have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin.
Hebrews 7:26 Such a high priest meets our need--one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.
1 Peter 2:22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."
1 John 3:5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.

By FAITH, Lord Jesus I grasp a hold of you and your garment of righteousness, your victories. Like the women who touched your garment and was healed, so I now reach out and touch the hem of your garment so I can be healed of my sins, so that you can take away my sins. Please, Lord Jesus, make me an over-comer of all besetting sins like you were tempted of and overcame. Please, I beg and entreat you to let me use YOUR victories to claim as my own. Thank you Lord Jesus for hearing and answering my prayer. Now believe it is so. According to thy faith, so be it unto you. Oh Lord, give me your Faith also, a living Faith.

This is where many of us err. We don't believe we can instantly be perfect or sin-free, we doubt God's Word and Power. We think, Oh, "I" will TRY to do what is right, I will work, work, work at it.

"The thought that the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us, not because of any merit on our part, but as a free gift from God, is a precious thought. The enemy of God and man is not willing that this truth should be clearly presented; for he knows that if the people receive it fully, his power will be broken." {RH, December 24, 1908 par. 2}

God has made provision that we may become like unto Him, and He will accomplish this for all who do not interpose a perverse will and thus frustrate His grace.From Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 205.

"Just here is a point on which many may err, and hence they fail of receiving the help that Christ desires to give themThey think that they cannot come to Christ unless they first repent, and that repentance prepares for the forgiveness of their sins. It is true that repentance does precede the forgiveness of sins; for it is only the broken and contrite heart that will feel the need of a Saviour. But must the sinner wait till he has repented before he can come to Jesus? Is repentance to be made an obstacle between the sinner and the Saviour?

The Bible does not teach that the sinner must repent before he can heed the invitation of Christ, "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28. It is the virtue that goes forth from Christ, that leads to genuine repentance. Peter made the matter clear in his statement to the Israelites when he said, "Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins." Acts 5:31. We can no more repent without the Spirit of Christ to awaken the conscience than we can be pardoned without Christ." { SC 26.2}


 "Our condition through sin is unnatural, and the power that restores us must be supernatural, else it has no value. There is but One Power that can break the hold of evil from the hearts of men, and that is the power of God in Jesus ChristOnly through the blood of the Crucified One is there cleansing from sinHis Grace alone can enable us to resist and subdue the tendencies of our fallen nature !" - Ministry of Healing p. 428 

If you will seek the Lord and be converted every day; if you will of your own spiritual choice be free and joyous in God; if with gladsome consent of heart to His gracious call you come wearing the yoke of Christ,— the yoke of obedience and service,—all your murmurings will be stilled, all your difficulties will be removed, all the perplexing problems that now confront you will be solved.

Many from a sincere heart, looking to Christ, say: “I know that He did itbut how can I?” They believe that Christ won Eternal Life, and the right to be raised again from the dead because of His strict adherence to the law. And knowing this, they then fall back in fear and doubt, as they see their own lives marred with the stains and record of sins. Listen to the Words of our Saviour . . .

“Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions (rebellion, revolt, apostasy) and our sins be upon us, and we pine away (are consumed) in them, How should we then live? Say unto them, As I Live, saith the Lord GOD (Adoni Yeh-ho-vee’) . . . For the Just shall Live by faith !” Ezekiel 33:10-11 & Romans 1:17

Christ lived a human life that He might be man's example in all things. He endured temptation even as every human being must endure. He believed God as we must believe ! He learned obedience even as we are required to learn obedience. And He overcame as we must overcome (by faith). His path lay through manifold temptations; therefore He knows how to succour those who are tempted!” - Bible Echo, September 3, 1900

And it is for this reason that He is called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS !

For He won the victory for both Jew and Gentile, those who were under the law, and those who have sinned without the (instruction of the) Law. For there is none righteous, no not one . . .“That every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God . . . !


Therefore by the deeds of the law

there shall no flesh be justified (declared innocent, righteous and holy) in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now, the Righteousness of GOD without (aside from) the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets . . . . Even the Righteousness of GOD which is by the Faith of Jesus Christ, unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference . . . !” Romans 3:19-22

Knowing that a man is not justified (declared innocent, righteous or holy) by the works of the law, but by the Faith of Jesus Christ (Yehushua ha Moshiac) . . . . Even we which have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified (made holy, righteous and innocent) by the Faith of Jesus . . . !” Galatians 2:16

For here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the Commandments of GOD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), and the Faith of Jesus . . . . That they may Rest (Sabbath) from their labours; and their works do follow them !” Revelation 14:12-13 and ref: Hebrews 4:1-10

"Where Christ is even among the humble few, this is Christ's church, for the presence of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can alone constitute a church," Comments on Matthew 18:20. "Where two or three are present who love and obey the commandments of God, Jesus there presides, let it be in the desolate place of the earth, in the wilderness, in the city enclosed in prison walls." (The Upward Look, page 315, emphasis supplied).

Notice that the church is not "the national establishment," and it is "not the great cathedral," and, "neither is it the various denominations." This includes the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. If God's true church is not the "established" General Conference, if it is not "the cathedral" or church buildings, if it is not the "denomination," then what is the true church? "It is the people who love God and keep His commandments," Ellen White replies. It is the community of believers, the people, the living stones that make up God's living temple. That, dear reader, is God's true church in these last days.



"Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He graciously condescends to dwell among them. Let those who are representing the truth for this time pray earnestly for clear spiritual discernment. Let them be sincerely jealous for the honor of the Lord God of hosts." Counsels to Writers and Editors, p. 173.1



These THREE things INSIDE the ARK of the Covenant are to be INSIDE US. Inside our minds.

 The Ark itself is our symbolizes our skull which is a house/temple for our mind/heart. "God does not control our minds without our consent; but every man is free to choose what power he will have to rule over him. None have fallen so low, none are so vile, but that they may find deliverance in Christ." {MH 93.1} "Christ is ready to set us free from sin, but He does not force the will; and if by persistent transgression the will itself is wholly bent on evil, and we do not desire to be set free, if we will not accept His grace, what more can He do? We have destroyed ourselves by our determined rejection of His love. "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." "Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts." 2 Corinthians 6:2; Hebrews 3:7, 8."  {SC 34.2} "Many accept an intellectual religion, a form of godliness, when the heart is not cleansed. Let it be your prayer, "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." Psalm 51:10. Deal truly with your own soul. Be as earnest, as persistent, as you would be if your mortal life were at stake.This is a matter to be settled between God and your own soul, settled for eternity. A supposed hope, and nothing more, will prove your ruin." {SC 35.1}
1) The law (Ten Commandments) is to be written to our minds. 2 Corinthians 3:3 "Forasmuch as ye are manifestly (show) declared to be the epistle (letter) of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart(mind, Isaiah 46:8)."
2) The manna we are to eat today is found "In grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts are to be found ALL the food elements that we need." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 92.2
3) The rod means that God has chosen us to be His special, peculiar people. “I was shown that those who are trying to obey God and purifying their souls through obedience to the truth are God’s chosen people, His modern Israel”. (Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, p. 109.1)  “I heard everywhere a multitude of voices saying, 'Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.' " Early Writings, pp. 277-279. 

Our mind is a throne for God through His Son. The mercy (grace, Divine Influence) seat for the Shekhinah glory, Christ's character. Our character consists of our thoughts and our feelings. JESUS MUST BE INSIDE US by HIS OWN INVISIBLE SPIRIT manifesting Himself, His merits - love, joy, peace, goodness, kindness, gentleness, temperance, faithfulness, self-less love for others, etc...  "And the one sitting on the throne said, “Behold, I am making everything new!” And he said, “Write, because these words are faithful and true.” Rev 21:5.
"When the heart is cleansed from sin, Christ is placed on the throne (our mind) that self-indulgence and love of earthly treasure once occupied. The image of Christ is seen in the expression of the countenance. The work of sanctification is carried forward in the soul. Self-righteousness is banished. There is seen the putting on of the new man, which after Christ is created in righteousness and true holiness."—The Review and Herald, September 11, 1900. Counsels on Stewardship, p. 27

Superfood: AvocadosLooking for nutrient density? Richness? Flavor? Versatility? Avocados are a winner. Some even call avocados a "perfect" food. Video (1:48): http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/page/11081.html

"We may have a feast of good things every day, for God can open the whole treasure of heaven to us.”--Review and Herald, February 18, 1890.

"God has made provision that we may become like unto Him, and He will accomplish this for all who do not interpose a perverse will (our daily choices) and thus frustrate (give the run around) His grace (Grace (G5485) = the Divine Influence (Holy Spirit) upon the heart, and It's reflection as seen in the life! "The oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit." CHRIST’S OBJECT LESSONS, PAGE 407).From Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 205.


 "Our condition through sin is unnatural, and the power that restores us must be supernatural, else it has no value. There is but One Power that can break the hold of evil from the hearts of men, and that is the power of God in Jesus ChristOnly through the blood of the Crucified One is there cleansing from sinHis Grace alone can enable us to resist and subdue the tendencies of our fallen nature !" - Ministry of Healing p. 428 

If you will seek the Lord and be converted every day; if you will of your own spiritual choice be free and joyous in God; if with gladsome consent of heart to His gracious call you come wearing the yoke of Christ,— the yoke of obedience and service,—all your murmurings will be stilled, all your difficulties will be removed, all the perplexing problems that now confront you will be solved. 

The true Ark of the Covenant rests atop your shoulders. More specifically, the Ark represents your brain. God wants to dwell in/on by His mercy, the mercy seat of our minds! This is to be the Throne of God through His Son. We were given to Him as an inheritance forever! We must be ever so careful to protect (eat right, think right, talk right, do right) and take care of the Throne room (our minds) of God & His Son.

"Why not awake the voice of spiritual song in the days of our pilgrimage? Why not return to our life of fervor? We need to study God's Word, to meditate and pray. Then we shall have spiritual eyesight to discern the inner courts of the celestial temple. We shall catch the notes of thanksgiving sung by the heavenly choir around the throne. When Zion shall arise and shine, her light will be most penetrating, and songs of praise and thanksgiving will be heard in the assembly of the saints. Little disappointments and difficulties will be lost sight of." RH May 5, 1910, par. 4


"Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession." Exodus 19:5-6

"It is impossible for those who indulge the appetite to attain to Christian perfection." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 57.5

The sins of these last days will be a repeat of the sins of the children of Israel just before they entered the land of Canaan. To recall what their sins against the Lord were let us turn to – Exodus 32:6.

Exo 32:6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.”

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Heavenly Manna for God's people today, modern Israel. I was shown that those who are trying to obey God and purifying their souls through obedience to the truth are God’s chosen people, His modern Israel”. --{2T-109}:


The food which God gave Adam in his
sinless state is the best for man’s use as he seeks to regain that 
sinless state!

Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation (shining out of us to others) of Himself (NOT SOMEONE ELSE!) in His church (His People). When the character (thoughts and feelings, choices and desires) of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own.

When Christ comes in the clouds - it is NOT to cleanse us of our sins, to remove from us the defects in our characters, cure us of the infirmities of our tempers and dispositions--this work is DONE before He comes! We will THEN receive the finishing touch of immortality!

  • The Original Diet (In Genesis (1:29) we find God's original diet for man)

"Again and again I have been shown that God is bringing His people back to His original design, that is, not to subsist upon the flesh of dead animals. He would have us teach people a better way.” TSDF 69

"If meat is discarded, if the taste is not educated in that direction, if a liking for fruits and grains is encouraged, it will soon be as God in the beginning designed it should be. No meat will be used by His people." TSDF 125.

"God gave our first parents the food He designed that the race should eat. It was contrary to His plan to have the life of any creature taken. There was to be no death in Eden...." CDF 81

Food can kill - or heal. Info to help you choose wisely.

Antibiotics in chicken causing new infections

Superbugs causing bladder infections

Antibiotics are routinely given to factory farmed chickens, even healthy birds, to increase their growth rate. (antibiotics are given in the food of even privately raised chickens = medicated food)

New research show a direct link between a superbug, resulting from eating chicken raised on antibiotics, and bladder infections. 

Eight million women suffer from bladder infections. These infections are becoming more common, lasting longer, and are more expensive to treat due to the resistance to antibiotics.



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Remember, our eternal destiny is determined by what we daily EAT, DRINK, say & do!


"And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee." Exodus 15:26

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"Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. These foods, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as possible,  are the most healthful and nourishing. They impart a strength, a power of endurance, and a vigor of intellect, that are not afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet. [The Ministry of Healing, p. 296.1 (1905)]

"In grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts are to be found ALL the food elements that we need." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 92.2

"The indulgence of appetite affects them in all the relations of life. It is seen in their family, in their church, in the prayer meeting, and in the conduct of their childrenIt has been the curse of their lives. You cannot make them understand the truths for these last days." —Counsels on Health, p. 152.

Hydrate Your Body With High Water Content Fruits and Vegetables as Your Diet


Water makes up about 60% of the body's weight. For the body to function properly, we need to consume about two quarts of water (or liquid) per day. Every system in your body depends on water. Water regulates body temperatures, eliminates toxins, carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells, and provides a moist environment for body tissues and joints.  Water needs vary but depend on the food a person eats, environmental temperature and humidity, a person=s activity level and other factors. Fruits and vegetables contain large quantities of water in proportion to their weight. When these foods are eaten, the water can be absorbed by the body. The following table provides the water content of several popular raw fruits and vegetables.

Hydrating Foods

 Drink eight to 10 glasses of clear fluids daily and eat one to two juicy fruits OR (not both veggies or fruits in the same meal - because it causes fermentation in the stomach) veggies per meal to stay hydrated.  The list below contains the most hydrating foods. Grapefruit contains only 30 calories and is comprised of 90 percent water. Phytonutrients called limonoids, found in grapefruits, can be detoxifying and may inhibit tumor formation of cancers. Coconut water is comprised of 95 percent water. It is one of the most popular ways to hydrate the moderate intensity athlete. Coconut water differs from coconut milk because it is found in young coconuts only. It may be a poor choice for high intensity or endurance athletes because of its relatively low carbohydrate and low sodium content.

Hydrating Potassium Foods

Potassium is the predominant positively charged electrolyte in body cells.  The flow of potassium and sodium in and out of cells maintains the normal functioning of the heart, brain, kidney and skeletal muscles.  Potassium is important for muscle contraction and the rhythm of the heart. The majority of potassium in the body is stored within the cells, so small changes in the concentration of potassium in the bloodstream can have serious health consequences. The most hydrating potassium rich foods are:
Cantaloupe which provides 29 calories and is made up of 89 percent water. Cantaloupe is an exceptionally good fruit for supporting energy production through its efficient carbohydrate metabolism and ability to keep the blood sugar stable.




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If you are overweight or sick in any way, you should leave these foods off for a 40 day trial to see how much happier, healthier you will be - then you can add back in some wheat, corn, peanuts yeast and organic raw sugar into your diet - You will be amazed at the change in your life. You CAN live without the following foods by making lateral shifts in your food choices: wheat, milk, dairy cheese, corn, soy, yeast, peanuts, sugar, starches, animal/fish meats and eggs! http://www.food-allergy.org/assets/AllergyCooking_BkCover.pdf

Your diet should be free of the most common allergens and disease causing foods, which account for 90 percent of all food allergic reactions in the United States. Your diet should contain NO wheat, dairy (milk, cheese, butter = any product made with any kind of animal milk) peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, animal meats or fats of any kind, fish, or shellfish, caffeine (coffee, tea and sodas), nicotine, baking soda and powder, alcohol, 

THE PLEDGE
      “I solemnly promise, before God, to abstain from tobacco, spirituous liquors, snuff, tea, coffee, flesh-meats, butter, spices, rich cake, mince pies, a large amount of salt, and animal fat of all kinds, baking powder, soda or saleratus in any form, and cheese, and from all exciting articles of food, and to abstain from eating between meals, and to do all I can to induce others to do likewise.”

"Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. These foods, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as possible,  are the most healthful and nourishing. They impart a strength, a power of endurance, and a vigor of intellect, that are not afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet. [The Ministry of Healing, p. 296.1 (1905)]

"In grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts are to be found ALL the food elements that we need." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 92.2

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Postum™ is a caffeine free roasted grain beverage suitable for those with dietary or religious restrictions.  This is the original recipe, back for Postum™ lovers.


"It is impossible for those who indulge the appetite to attain to Christian perfection." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 57.5Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, p. 399.3

"The indulgence of appetite affects them in all the relations of life. It is seen in their family, in their church, in the prayer meeting, and in the conduct of their childrenIt has been the curse of their lives. You cannot make them understand the truths for these last days." —Counsels on Health, p. 152.


Unglued: The Sticky Truth About Wheat, Dairy, Corn and Soy Submitted by Musicians and H... on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 21:43 Health




Approximately 70% of all American calories come from a combination of the following four foods: wheat, dairy, soy and corn - assuming, that is, we exclude calories from sugar.

Were it true that these four foods were health promoting, whole-wheat-bread-munching, soy-milk-guzzling, cheese-nibbling, corn-chip having Americans would probably be experiencing exemplary health among the world's nations. To the contrary, despite the massive amount of calories ingested from these purported "health foods," we are perhaps the most malnourished and sickest people on the planet today. The average American adult is on 12 prescribed medications, demonstrating just how diseased, or for that matter, brainwashed and manipulated, we are.

Read more: http://www.celiac.com/articles/21582/1/Unglued-The-Sticky-Tr...

This is a great little recipe! It tastes sooooo good - and is good for you! Garnish with parsley or cilantro!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus - Middle Eastern Food at About.com

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Fiber is what makes you feel full:

Beanitos, the healthy alternative

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Eating Healthy doesn't mean missing out on chips! It is lateral shifts, little changes in choices!

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Learn more about these chips here (don't forget to skip the dairy cheeses and dips!) http://www.beanitos.com/health.html

In addition to being a nutritionally superior snack, Beanitos are verified through the Non-GMO project (www.nongmoproject.com). This means we take specific steps to minimize the possible introduction of any ingredients that have been bioengineered (genetically modified). We think it is the right thing to do: for our bodies and our planet.


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Strawberries contain 23 calories and are made up of approximately 92 percent water. Strawberries rank as the fourth strongest antioxidant rich fruit.  The polyphenols found in strawberries aid in regulating the blood sugar response in active individuals.

Hydrating Sodium Foods

Sodium is a required element for normal body functions. It is lost in sweat and urine and is replaced by diet. The body has a remarkable ability to maintain sodium and water balance throughout a variety of conditions. During exercise, especially in hot weather, more salt is lost in sweat per hour than can be replaced by food or even sport drinks. The body can tolerate a slight degree of imbalance, but only for a short period of time. Hydrating through sodium-rich foods such as celery can be a powerful addition to diet.

Celery is considered to be a powerful electrolyte food. As little as two to three mineral-rich stalks of celery can replenish an athlete’s sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and zinc levels after intense exercise.

Soups: Whole fruits and veggies are the most hydrating way to “eat your fluid”, but if you’re looking for substance that you can chew on, choose a soup that may contribute to your daily fluid needs! Look for low-sodium brands of stock, or even better, make your own. Flavor your soup with plenty of herbs, and spices and sea salt to taste. Fill your soup with many vegetables for a bowl full of hydration.

Hydrating Magnesium Foods

Magnesium is an essential mineral which acts as a co-factor for over 300 enzyme systems, including those that control the metabolism of glucose.  Magnesium has a strong independent role in controlling blood pressure and is thought to be an important factor in preventing heart attacks. The most hydrating magnesium rich food is broccoli.

Broccoli is part of the cruciferous vegetable family. It contains 90 percent water and many health supporting compounds which are anti-inflammatory, others protect DNA with their antioxidant capacity, anti-cancer nutrients are found in broccoli and those that help to detoxify the vast number of potential toxins that we encounter each day.

Make your own flavored, zero-calorie water by filling a water infuser with basil, mint, lavender, citrus, strawberries, or cucumber. Drop into a pitcher of water. Chill 30 minutes to allow the flavors to disperse.

Add High Water Content Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet for Weight loss

Include in your diet things that contain more water like tomatoes and watermelons. These things contain 90 to 95 % water so that there is nothing that you have to lose by feasting on them. They fill you up without adding to the pounds.

Eat fresh fruit instead of drinking fruit juice. Juice is often sweetened but fresh fruits have natural sugars. When you eat fruit, you are taking in a lot of fiber, which is needed by the body, and fruits of course are an excellent source of vitamins.

If you do have a craving for fruit juice then go for fresh fruit juice instead of these that contain artificial flavors and colors. Or even better, try making your own fruit juice taking care not to sweeten it with too many calories.

Choose fresh fruit to processed fruits. Processed and canned fruits do not have as much fiber as fresh fruit and processed and canned fruits are nearly always sweetened.

Increase your fiber intake. Like I mentioned, the body needs a lot of fiber. So try to include in your diet as many fruits and vegetables as you can.

Go crazy on all kinds of fruits! You may freely eat of FRESH (or freshly squeezed or juiced) apples, grapes, pears, berries, peaches, avocados, etc.  Vegetables. Do not eat vegetables and fruit in the same meal, as together they cause fermentation in your stomach. Vegetables are also great when it comes to losing pounds. Nature has a terrific spread when it comes to choosing vegetables. And the leafy green vegetables are your best bet. Try to include a salad in your diet always.

Eat intelligently. The difference between man and beast is that we are driven by intelligence while beasts are driven by instinct. Don’t just eat something because you feel like eating it. Ask your self whether your body really needs it. Eat to live, not live to eat! You should not overeat, even of healthy foods.

Eating fruits and vegetables SEPARATELY, along with a few almonds, English walnuts, macadamia nuts or sunflower seeds with high water content can help satisfy nutrient recommendations and keep you hydrated. If you don’t drink the recommended amount of water in a day, fruits and vegetables can provide you with supplemental fluid, keeping you nourished and healthy. Water-rich fruits and vegetables are popular choices for juicing, snacking and dieting.

Water is essential for plant growth, reproduction and nutrient utilization. As with humans, water makes up a substantial percentage of the total mass of a plant. Fruits and vegetables, which are typically the edible portion of a plant, are thought of as storage centers for water and nutrients. Depending on the type of plant, the water content in most fruits and vegetables accounts for approximately 70 to 95 percent of their weight.

Water Content of Fruits

According to the University of Kentucky the following fresh fruits have a water content of 85 percent or higher: apricot, blueberry, orange, peach, pineapple, plum and raspberry. Melons such as cantaloupe and watermelon have some of the highest water content, at more than 90 percent. These melons are good choices for snacking because they contain less sugar than many other fresh fruits.


"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 1:2


A knowledge of God is the foundation of all true education and of all true service.

That He Might Live Within Us!
 
      "Herein is love, not that we loved GOD, but that He loved us, and sent His Son (Jesus, Yehushua)
to be the propitiation (atonement) for our sins
 . . . !"
I John 4:10
 
      "Love, the basis of Creation and of Redemption, is the basis of true education!

 This is made plain in the law that God has given as the guide of life. The first and great commandment is, "Thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength." Mark 12:30, 31. To love Him (the God & Father of Jesus Christ), the Infinite, the Omniscient One, with the whole strength and mind and heart, means the highest development of every power

It means that in the whole being -- the body, the mind, as well as the soul -- the image of God is to be restored.

     Like the first is the second commandment, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." 

The law of love calls for the devotion of body, mind, and soul to the service of God and our fellow men. And this service, while making us a blessing to others, brings the greatest blessing to ourselves. Unselfishness underlies all true development. Through unselfish service we receive the highest culture of every faculty. 

The work of education must be accomplished, that every jot and tittle of ability may be brought into service for Christ.

He who is a child of God henceforth should look upon himself as a part of the cross of Christ, a link in the chain let down to save the world, one with Christ in his plan of mercy, going forth with him to seek and save the lost. He is ever to realize that he has consecrated himself to God, and that in character he is to reveal Christ to the world. The self-denial, the self-sacrifice, the sympathy, the love that was manifested in the life of Christ, is to reappear in the life of the worker for God. Those who are laborers together with God will feel the need of wrestling in prayer for the endowment of the Holy Spirit. They will manifest the most tender solicitude for the erring, make most earnest appeals to those who are out of Christ, and will bear much fruit to the glory of God, and be known as the disciples of Christ.

Food plays such an important aspect in our life. Food affects our minds tremendously! How clearly we think, or food can numb and clouds our minds so we cannot discern truth or error. Are you choosing the right foods so your mind can learn and obey the truth? It's our daily "little" choices that determine our destiny! So be very, very careful what you think, say and do!

Certainly, the truth is - to learn what live raw fresh fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts we need to be eating to "get well from Cancer, Heart Disease, Parkinson's, Lupus, Arthritis, Diabetes and many, many other diseases by natural methods, without drugs of any kind." DrDay.com

The food which God gave Adam in his sinless state is the best for man’s use as he seeks to regain that sinless state!

For Superior Brainpower Eat: 
(Like Daniel and His three friends did!)

"In grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts are to be found ALL the food elements that we need." CDF 92, 310, 313

No Safety in Using Eggs, Milk, Cream, or Butter
Why? These items impair brain function, including all cheeses and animal meats (red/white/fish etc).

butter milk eggs cheese"Let the diet reform be progressive. Let the people be taught how to prepare food without the use of milk or butter. Tell them that the time will soon come (written in 1902) when there will be no safety in using eggs, milk, cream, or butter, because disease in animals is increasing in proportion to the increase of wickedness among men. The time is near when, because of the iniquity of the fallen race, the whole animal creation will groan under the diseases that curse our earth.

God will give His people ability and tact to prepare wholesome food without these things. Let our people discard all unwholesome recipes. Let them learn how to live healthfully, teaching to others what they have learned. Let them impart this knowledge as they would Bible instruction. Let them teach the people to preserve the health and increase the strength by avoiding the large amount of cooking that has filled the world with chronic invalids. By precept and example make it plain that the food which God gave Adam in his sinless state is the best for man’s use as he seeks to regain that sinless state." Testimonies for the Church Volume 7, p. 135.2 (1902)

"You should be teaching your children. You should be instructing them how to shun the vices and corruptions of this age. Instead of this, many are studying how to get something good to eat. You place upon your tables butter, eggs, and meat, and your children partake of them. They are fed with the very things that will excite their animal passions, and then you come to meeting and ask God to bless and save your children. How high do your prayers go? You have a work to do first. When you have done all for your children which God has left for you to do, then you can with confidence claim the special help that God has promised to give you."—Testimonies for the Church 2:362, 1870

"Men and women must be taught to take a careful review of every habit and practice, and at once put away those things that cause an unhealthy condition of the body." Counsels on Health, 445.

A pure and noble life, a life of victory over appetite and lust, is possible to everyone who will unite his weak, wavering human will to the omnipotent, unwavering will of God. MH 176.

100 years ago, Ellen White wrote this paragraph in her book:

Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. These foods, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as possible,  are the most healthful and nourishing. They impart a strength, a power of endurance, and a vigour of intellect, that are not afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet. [Ellen White, Ministry of Healing p296 (1905)]

Never be ashamed to say, 'No, thank you; I do not eat meat. I have conscientious scruples against eating the flesh of dead animals.'" CDF 402


To Clog, or not to Clog our bodies with animal meats, eggs, dairy products, cheese etc.The Amen Company: http://www.amenhealth.com/delcolboar.html << see this website. This Colema board works very well to irrigate the bowels. This place has the cheapest price for the best one.

We need to cleanse our bodies and eat right, NOW! Do not put it off!

In our society, it's rare to find people who get a good quantity and variety of fruits, vegetables, grains & nuts in their diet.

One easy, tasty, and inexpensive answer is the vegetable dish ratatouille. There are dozens of variations on this dish, and you can easily modify it with herbs and spices to suit your taste.

Here's one simple version.


Eat more veggies!

You will find disagreements among nutritional experts on many aspects of what it means to have a healthy diet.

One thing all reputable nutritional experts agree on: the need for more fresh vegetables in our diets.

In an age of processed and fast foods, finding quick and easy ways to prepare vegetable dishes is a challenge for many. Here's one recipe that requires minimal cooking skills.

For those who need a translation guide for this British video:

courgette = zucchini
aubergine = eggplant

An oven temperature of 200 degrees celsius is about 400 degrees fahrenheit.

Recipe: Ratatouille

Easy and delicious

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 On the Toilet and Can't Go? Try This... 

The way most people go to the bathroom is like trying to drive a car without releasing the parking brake - and the chronic straining can cause hernias. Also linked to other pelvic problems including hemorrhoids, appendicitis and colon cancer. Try this instead... 

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Make sure you drink 8 ounces of water each time you take Turkey Rhubarb. If at anytime you experience diarrhea, cut back on the dosage. If you find that four capsules are not enough, increase the dosage. The Turkey Rhubarb Formula is a product that you must regulate. Adjust the dosage by one capsule per day until you have the desired three bowel movements daily without diarrhea. If you are taking the capsules around mealtime, take them 30 minutes before your meal.

Usually if you follow this program for a period of time ( a month or more), you will find many changes happening, for example, you will find that you have more energy, you do not need that 4pm or 7pm nap, overweight people lose weight, and you will also find that your mind is a lot sharper.

It takes approximately 6-9 months to totally clean out the colon. Once you have cleaned out all the old fecal matter you will notice a wonderful difference. 

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1. Rise early and drink two 8 oz. glasses of water.

2. Spend time seeking God through Bible study and prayer.

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3. Plan your day. Arrange to give of your time and energy in service; make someone else feel loved and appreciated (See A Healthy Attitude).

4. Do 15 minutes to an hour of exercise.

5. Take a shower.

6. Eat a good breakfast.

7. During the morning, drink two 8 oz. glasses of water and avoid snacking.

8. Eat a moderate lunch, followed by a stroll outside. Breathe deeply.

9. During the afternoon, drink three more glasses of water. Remember, no snacking.

10. Eat a very light evening meal or skip supper altogether and take a walk instead.

11. Change your pace in the afternoon and evening; do something physical if your daytime work is mental, or vice versa. Schedule some family time. Drink at least one more glass of water.

12. Before you go to sleep, list ten things for which you are thankful.

13. Go to bed at the same time each evening. One hour's rest before midnight is worth two hours of rest after midnight.


Without health, life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering.
- Francois Rabelais, French Renaissance writer and doctor
  1. You don't need to take cough syrup? Bananas can calm a chronic cough. raw honey, plums, fresh melons, fresh or dried peppermint.
  2. You don't have to take tranquilizers? Strawberries can reduce stress and may calm anxiety.  "When we can, notwithstanding disagreeable circumstances, rest confidingly in His love and shut ourselves in with Him, resting peacefully in His love, the sense of His presence will inspire a deep, tranquil joy. This experience gains for us a faith that enables us not to fret, not to worry, but to depend upon a power that is infinite." 2MCP 472 How to Stop Anxiety.
  3. You don't need to take cholesterol statin drugs? Like lovastatin, crestor, zocor, lipitor etc...statin drugs may cause dementia according to NASA Astronaut who cures his dementia by stopping a statin drug 
  4. You don't need to take blood thinners? Like plavix, aspirin or ticlid? Walnuts may thin your blood and help prevent clots. RAW Nuts may naturally help thin your blood because of their vitamin E content.
  5. The Latest Weapon in the War on Cancer: Honey Bees
  6. You don't need to take anti-depressants? Eat raw fruits, fresh squeezed fruit juices, nuts, oatmeal, etc.. drink distilled water, exercise and commune with God in the name of Christ, and help others, to beat depression. "When wrongs have been righted, we may present the needs of the sick to the Lord in calm faith, as His Spirit may indicate. He knows each individual by name and cares for each as if there were not another upon the earth for whom He gave His beloved Son. Because God's love is so great and so unfailing, the sick should be encouraged to trust in Him and be cheerful. To be anxious about themselves tends to cause weakness and disease. If they will rise above depression and gloom, their prospect of recovery will be better; for "the eye of the Lord is upon them" "that hope in His mercy" (Psalm 33:18). MH 229. Depressed? The Mistake that Could Make You Suicidal
    They're strongly linked to suicidal behavior and other side effects including homicidal tendencies, birth defects, and miscarriages. Even though they're ineffective and can damage your serotonin system, doctors are handing them out like candy. Beware...

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Plant Oils


Plant oils are rich in the form of vitamin E called alpha-tocopherol, which may reduce platelet aggregation and act as a natural blood-thinner, according to the Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, and other potential benefits of getting enough from your diet include a reduced risk of heart disease and cataracts. Sunflower, safflower, canola, olive (the best one), corn and soybean (bad choices: Corn and Soybean (any corn or soy product) because many people are allergic to them and don't realize it - and because Monsanto has created genetically modified the kernels and the soy bean to include ROUND UP READY to plant seeds which burst the stomachs of the bugs in the garden or field = it also hurts our stomachs and causes the lining of our stomachs and gut to bleed causing many diseases like Irritable bowel syndrome and crones disease etc) oil are rich in vitamin E, and avocados are also good sources.


Garlic


Various organosulfur compounds in garlic may prevent platelet aggregation and lower your risk for stroke or heart attacks, according to the Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center. Powdered garlic, garlic oil and fresh garlic cloves are likely to be potent, but cooking may reduce the effectiveness of the active organosulfur compounds in garlic. 


Nuts and Peanuts (only use very small amounts of peanuts or none because many people are allergic to them and don't know it.)


Raw Almonds, walnuts, macadamia, cashews are the best nuts....almonds especially....

Walnuts may thin your blood and help prevent clots. Nuts may naturally help thin your blood because of their vitamin E content. Almonds, hazelnuts, cashews and macadamias are examples of tree nuts with vitamin E. Peanuts are biologically legumes, but they are nutritionally similar to tree nuts, and they are also high in vitamin E, according to the Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center. Unsalted raw nuts are healthier choices than higher-sodium, salted nuts because a high-sodium diet can cause your blood pressure to rise. Nuts may also reduce your risk for stroke because they are good sources of dietary fiber, which may lower your blood pressure.



Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/504491-foods-that-naturally-thin-the-blood/#ixzz2DnfmkQEM


Indulgence of Appetite 

Did you know Indulgence of Appetite is what has been keeping Jesus from coming back? We are not ready. 

"It is impossible for those who indulge the appetite to attain to Christian perfection." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 57.5Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, p. 399.3

When the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.” Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation (shown/shine out of us) of Himself (NOT SOMEONE ELSE!) in His church (His People). When the character (thoughts and feelings) of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own. It is the privilege of every Christian not only to look for but to hasten the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, (2 Peter 3:12, margin). Were all who profess His name bearing fruit to His glory (character=thoughts and feelings), how quickly the whole world would be sown with the seed of the gospel. Quickly the last great harvest would be ripened, and Christ would come to gather the precious grain.Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 69.1 

We have to begin our relationship with God - by KNOWING and UNDERSTANDING GOD and His Son -using their power to overcome sin in our lives - and by eating the right foods - just as Jesus began his ministry, so must we. What did Jesus do? He fasted for 40 days right after he was baptized! Surely, we can eat right for 40 days? It's a start, and once you do it - you will not want to go back to the old ways of eating. I challenge you to try this for 40 days.

Take time for God each morning. As soon as your eyes open or even before your eyes open, in your mind, start thanking and praising God for His goodness. Say, "praise the Lord for His mercy endureth forever!" This is a special promise prayer where God promises to send His Spirit before you to fight your battles for you, when you sing this phrase: 

"Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever!" 2 Chronicles 20:21

Do you think that Jesus used some special power that YOU do not have access to? No, He did not. You and I have access to the exact same source of power that He utilized. God. Jesus relied upon His own Heavenly Father, just as we must learn to do quickly. Time is short. Do you want a miracle in your life? Do you want to perform miracles in the name of the Son of God? You can! You have to KNOW the source of your power first!

God through His Son JESUS CAN GIVE YOU HIS POWER TO THINK RIGHT, EAT RIGHT, TALK RIGHT, DO RIGHT - SO ASK HIM FOR IT! THEN BELIEVE IT IS YOURS! 

PRAY, Believe and Receive, PRAY, Doubt and do Without!

IT IS THAT SIMPLE! THEN STUDY TO KNOW WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO DO LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS UPON IT, BECAUSE IT DOES!

"If they want to brag, they should brag that they understand and know me." (Jer 9:24) GOD'S WORD® Translation(©1995)

This is a life and death issue - our eternal life depends upon our KNOWING and UNDERSTANDING God and His Son.

"And this IS life eternal, that they might know thee the only true Godand Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." John 17:3

The Bible says let him that glorieth glory that he UNDERSTANDS and KNOWS GOD!

God says we MUST KNOW and UNDERSTAND HIM - that it IS life eternal that we do! This is HOW we can speak ONLY the words of Jesus or learn the language of the soul and of Heaven!

"But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord." Jeremiah 9:24 KJV

"But let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things," declares the LORD." Jer 9:24 New American Standard Bible (©1995)

Let Our Mind Be Changed Into The Throne Of God!


Now as to Christ's not having "like passions" with us:  In the Scriptures all the way through He is like us and with us according to the flesh.  He is the seed of David according to the flesh.  He was made in the likeness of sinful flesh.  Don't go too far.  He was made in the likeness of sinful flesh, not in the likeness of sinful mind.  Do not drag His mind into it. His flesh was our flesh, but the mind was "the mind of Christ Jesus." Therefore it is written:  "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus."  If He had taken our mind, how, then, could we ever have been exhorted to "let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus?"  It would have been so already.  But what kind of mind is ours?  O, it is corrupted with sin also.  Look at ourselves in the second chapter of Ephesians, beginning with the first verse and reading to the third, but the third verse is the one that has this particular point in it:

Adam had the mind of Jesus Christ in the garden; he had the divine mind--the divine and the human were united, sinlessly. Satan came in and offered his inducements through the appetite, through the flesh. Adam and Eve forsook the mind of Jesus Christ, the mind of God that was in them, and accepted the suggestions and the leadings of this other mind. Thus they were enslaved to that and so are we all. Now Jesus Christ comes into the world, taking our flesh, and in His sufferings and temptations in the wilderness He fights the battle upon the point of appetite.


"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12



We must began the fight: Ask God for a NEW mind - the mind of Christ! Then battle upon the point of appetite also. Jesus is our example in all things. Man on his knees is taller than the highest mountain!

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13 

God does everything THROUGH Christ, the Son OF God, also! 

God "Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;" Heb 1:2


Let him who is struggling against the power of appetite look to the Saviour in the wilderness of temptation. See Him in His agony upon the cross, as He exclaimed, "I thirst." He has endured all that it is possible for us to bear. His victory is ours.  





"In another prophecy the Saviour declared, "Reproach hath broken My heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. They gave Me also gall for My meat; and in My thirst they gave Me vinegar to drink." Ps. 69:20, 21. To those who suffered death by the cross, it was permitted to give a stupefying potion, to deaden the sense of pain. This was offered to Jesus; but when He had tasted it, He refused it. He would receive nothing that could becloud His mind. His faith must keep fast hold upon God. This was His only strengthTo becloud His senses would give Satan an advantage." Desire of Ages, p. 746. 



Whenever you are struggling eating something healthy, wishing you were eating a no, no food, think about this: Said the angel, "Think ye that the Father yielded up His dearly beloved Son without a struggle? No, no. It was even a struggle with the God of heaven, whether to let guilty man perish, or to give His beloved Son to die for him." Early Writings, p. 151.3  

Even God struggled to do something for us. Surely, we can struggle to eat right - at least until we get to Heaven - then it won't be a struggle! Think of Heavenly things and how great it is going to be to see God and His Son in person and all the loveliness of Heaven - it will be better than the best we can imagine! 

Another perspective on health benefits of Lemons: http://www.drugs.com/npp/lemon.html

So, IF you struggle to drink 10 freshly squeezed lemons a day or at least one! If you eat too many it can cause indigestion.  Squeeze 10 lemons, put them in a glass and drink it down as you can, followed with distilled water - you can buy a gallon of distilled water for about 87 cents a gallon. If you can't drink it all right now, drink some, then save it for brunch or when you start to feel hungry. Do this for 40 days. What this is doing is cleansing your system and making your blood have a higher PH level instead of acidic. Eat a apple or two, and a handful of almonds or walnuts....try an ounce or two of sunflower seeds or almonds and walnuts. You will not be hungry this way. Eat or drink fresh fruits while you are regaining health. "In grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts are to be found ALL the food elements that we need." CDF 92, 310, 313

Drink fresh squeezed lemon juice if you want to lose weight fast. I make hot lemonade, heat distilled water, put a bit of raw honey or pure maple syrup, and as much fresh squeezed (not from a bottle) to make it taste like you'd enjoy.


lemons2.jpgThis is the best summer drink. You make your own fresh lemonade within minutes. It's sweet, all natural, healthy and has zero calories. Ideal when on a raw food diet, lemon juice diet or for kids.

1 cup lemon juice (fresh or bottled, or both)
1 cup raw honey or pure maple syrup
6 cups water
1/2 cup ice

Makes 2 quarts.

(you can also add 1 cup frozen huckleberries, slightly smashed, or 1 cup frozen raspberries.)

Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and stir until sugar is disolved. Serve over ice in a tall glass with a bendable straw.  Enjoy!


The Ministry of Heavenly Angels  (This Day with God - Chap. 334)



Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Hebrews 1:14. {TDG 342.1}

The Lord does not leave in darkness those who follow all the light given them, but sends His angels to communicate with them. Cornelius was living in accordance with the instruction given in the Old Testament Scriptures, and the Lord sent a messenger to tell him what to do. {TDG 342.2}

God could have given Cornelius all the instruction he needed by the angel, but this was not His plan. His purpose was to place Cornelius in connection with those who had been receiving knowledge from on high, whose work it was to impart this knowledge to those seeking for light. Thus God always deals with His people. {TDG 342.3}

"Send men to Joppa," the angel said, "and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: he lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do" (Acts 10:5, 6). Cornelius obeyed the instruction given. He united with the church, and became a useful and influential laborer together with God. {TDG 342.4}

This instance should be a comfort and strength to us. Let those who are in the service of God study closely the relation existing between heaven and earth. Heavenly and earthly instrumentalities are to unite in the great work of communicating light to those who are in darkness. {TDG 342.5}

Heavenly angels are to communicate blessings to us, and we in turn are to impart them to our fellow beings. {TDG 342.6} 


"In working for the perishing souls, you have the companionship of angels. Thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand angels are waiting to cooperate with members of our churches in communicating the light that God has generously given, that a people may be prepared for the coming of Christ." Testimonies to the Church Regarding The Strengthening of Our Institutions and Training Centers, p. 10.3

"I entreat you whom God has favored with a knowledge of the truth, Go to work; there is work to do everywhere. The fields are all white unto the harvest. Sowers and reapers are needed just now. The time you devote to imparting constantly to those who understand the message of warning will not give one tithe of the strength which they would receive in taking hold of the work to communicate life to save perishing souls. Angels are waiting to bless the consecrated workers. The parable of the lost sheep should be a lesson to every soul who has been rescued from the snare of Satan. We are not to hover over the ninety and nine, but to go forth to save the lost, hunting them up in the wilderness of the large cities and towns. In this work the laborers will be led to feel their weakness and they will flee to the stronghold. The divine presence will be with them to give strength and courage and faith and hope. The truehearted workers will be laborers together with God." Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, p. 232.1

Ministry of Holy Angels—We need to understand better than we do the mission of the angels. It would be well to remember that every true child of God has the co-operation of heavenly beings. Invisible armies of light and power attend the meek and lowly ones who believe and claim the promises of God. Cherubim and seraphim, and angels that excel in strength, stand at God’s right hand, “All ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation.”—The Acts of the Apostles, 154 (1911).

Thousands of Angels—In working for perishing souls you have the companionship of angels. Thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand angels are waiting to co-operate with members of our churches in communicating the light that God has generously given, that a people may be prepared for the coming of Christ.—Testimonies for the Church 9:129 (1909).

They Are Ever Near—Those who labor for the good of others are working in union with the heavenly angels. They have their constant companionship, their unceasing ministry. Angels of light and power are ever near to protect, to comfort, to heal, to instruct, to inspire. The highest education, the truest culture, and the most exalted service possible to human beings in this world are theirs.—Testimonies for the Church 6:307, 308 (1900).

Sent to Help Us—Nothing is apparently more helpless, yet really more invincible, than the soul that feels its nothingness and relies wholly on the merits of the Saviour. God would send every angel in heaven to the aid of such a one, rather than allow him to be overcome." Colporteur Ministry, p. 110.2

"Heavenly angels are waiting for human beings to cooperate with them in the practical carrying out of the principles of truth." Testimonies to the Church Regarding The Strengthening of Our Institutions and Training Centers, p. 10.3 

"Angels are waiting to see if we embrace opportunities within our reach of doing good—waiting to see if we will bless others, that they in their turn may bless us. The Lord Himself has made us to differ,—some poor, some rich, some afflicted,—that all may have an opportunity to develop character. The poor are purposely permitted to be thus of God, that we may be tested and proved, and develop what is in our hearts." Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, p. 28.1

Notice the commendation given to Cornelius: "Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God" (verse 4). His faithfulness was recognized in heaven. God saw that he was a man fit to be entrusted with greater light and larger responsibilities, because he had made a right use of the talents lent to him. We are to regard our stewardship as a sacred responsibility. We are to trade diligently upon the talents entrusted to us. As we do this, God will recognize our faithful endeavor, and will give us increased ability for service. {TDG 342.7}

God is seeking to prepare His people to bear fruit to His glory. Paul says, "We are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building" (1 Corinthians 3:9).-- Manuscript 67, Nov. 29, 1900, "Words of Instruction to the Church." {TDG 342.8}

Talk how you want things to be - not how they are! "call those things which be not as though they already were." Romans 4:17 

Get in agreement with GOD!!!!

"When someone asks how you are feeling, do not try to think of something mournful to tell in order to gain sympathy. Do not talk of your lack of faith and your sorrows and sufferings. The tempter delights to hear such words. When talking on gloomy subjects, you are glorifying him. We are not to dwell on the great power of Satan to overcome us. Often we give ourselves into his hands by talking of his power. Let us talk instead of the great power of God to bind up all our interests with His own. Tell of the matchless power of Christ, and speak of His glory. All heaven is interested in our salvation. The angels of God, thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand, are commissioned to minister to those who shall be heirs of salvation. They guard us against evil and press back the powers of darkness that are seeking our destruction. Have we not reason to be thankful every moment, thankful even when there are apparent difficulties in our pathway?" {MH 253.3}

Our Manna today is "In grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts are to be found ALL the food elements that we need." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 92.2


Our fleshy bodies, are the "vessel" or "temple" or "church" that God wants to dwell in. A "church" made without hands. We are each individual "Churches" walking around. We are Ambassador's either for God or God's enemy, Satan. 

Because the ark was God’s throne among His people, it was a symbol of His presence and power with them wherever it went. Our fleshy body/mind, once yielded completely to God, is to be a THRONE for God Himself to dwell in us through His Son Jesus, with the merits of Jesus (Gal 5:22-23) covering us. God and His Son dwell inside the mind with the covering of Christ's righteousness drawn over us to protect us by their combined Holy Spirit. (John 14:23) 

"Christ declares that the divine influence of the Spirit was to be with His followers unto the end. But by some this promise is not appreciated as it should be; its fulfillment is not realized as it might be. Learning, talents, eloquence, every natural or acquired endowment, may be possessed; but without the presence of the Spirit of God, no heart will be touched, no sinner won to Christ. When His disciples are connected with Christ, when the gifts of the Spirit are theirs, even the poorest and most ignorant of them will have a power that will tell upon hearts. God makes them the channel for the outworking of the highest influence in the universe.

As the divine endowment—the power of the Holy Spirit—was given to the disciples, so it will today be given to all who seek aright. This power alone is able to make us wise unto salvation, and to fit us for the courts above. Christ wants to give us a blessing that will make us holy. “These things have I spoken unto you,” He says, “that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” (John 15:11). Joy in the Holy Spirit is health-giving, life-giving. In giving us His Spirit, God gives us Himselfa fountain of divine influences, to give health and life to the world."—The Signs of the Times, March 15, 1910. Ye Shall Receive Power, p. 307.4, Testimonies for the Church Volume 7, p. 273.1

This protection covering that God through His Son draws over us is the merits of Christ manifested (shining out of us to others) in us. The budding rod in the ark of the covenant represents the special people today that God himself has chosen to work for him in these last days. The manna represents the fruits, nuts and seeds, the diet, that God's special people must eat today, if they want to be filled with his spirit/messages, (latter rain) to share with others. The ten commandments represent the law that God's chosen people live by in these last days.

The outpouring of the Spirit in the days of the apostles was the “former rain”; and glorious was the result. But the “latter rain” will be still more abundant. What is the promise to those living in these last days? “Turn you to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope: even today do I declare that I will render double unto thee” (Zechariah 9:12). “Ask ye of the Lord rain in the time of the latter rain; so the Lord shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field” (Zechariah 10:1). Ye Shall Receive Power, p. 307.4






Some will ask –
“What does God's throne look like?









God's throne is our MIND!

In Isaiah 66:1-2 we see His other throne room: "Thus saith the Lord, the heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? And where is the place of my rest? [Where is the place that man could ever make for a habitation of God?] For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word."


When this man hears the word of God, he’s moved on the inside. He’s walking in the fear of God. He respects the Lord. "This is the person," God says, "in whom I will establish My throne room." 
 "Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, To minister to Him, and to love the name of the Lord...Even those I will bring to My holy mountain And make them joyful in My house of prayer..." (Isaiah 56:6,7). The Bible says, "the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings." (Psalm 36:7b). Clearly, the Lord is trying to shepherd each of us into the throne room to stay before Him: "for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life..." (Revelation 7:17).

"The most High dwelleth not in temples (churches, synagogues) made with HANDS." Acts 7:48

The true Ark of the Covenant rests atop your shoulders. More specifically, the Ark represents your brain. God wants to dwell in/on by His mercy, the mercy seat of our minds! This is to be the Throne of God through His Son. We were given to Him as an inheritance forever! We must be ever so careful to protect (eat right, think right, talk right, do right) and take care of the Throne room (our minds) of God & His Son.

The Bible says, "the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings." (Psalm 36:7b). Clearly, the Lord is trying to shepherd each of us into the throne room to stay before Him: "for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life..." (Revelation 7:17).

By entering and standing before the Lord we become more like Jesus (Hebrews 13:1,2 and 2 Corinthians 3:18). It is in the throne room of God that we find refuge in the Lord and the security for which we long (Psalm 27:4,5). When we come to Him we find rest for our soul (Matthew 11:28,29). In the throne room of God we can quench the thirst of our soul with a river of the Holy Spirit (Psalm 63:1,2 and John 7:37-39a).

David wrote, "The Lord is my shepherd...And I will dwell in the house of the Lord (his brain=character) forever." (Psalm 23:1 and 6). The longing of David’s heart was to follow his Shepherd, eat at His table, and stay before the Lord. Related to this idea is that the Bible calls the throne room "a renowned planting place" (Ezek. 34:29b). Many scriptures show that the ‘planting place’ is the sanctuary of God. Those who learn to stay there, become like trees who are strong and bear fruit because they are ‘planted’ by water that flows from the sanctuary of God (Ezek. 47:1-12; Psalm 92:12-14). However, the Bible is even more specific than just to enter the throne room and stand before the Lord.

When we enter, we are to learn to keep on "looking" at Jesus’ face: "How blessed are the people who...walk in the light of Your countenance..." (Psalm 89:15-17). The Bible also tells us, "Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually." (1 Chron. 16:11). By standing before the Lord so that we can keep looking at Him we will experience God as our defender and find the deliverance that can only come from God (Psa. 25:15; Psa. 141:8). It is vital that we find freedom to enter and look at His face continually. The more we Christians do so, the more God will have freedom to heal our land (2 Chron. 7:14).

The Bible speaks of, "fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who...has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God" (Heb. 12:2). In other words, God is most effective at being able to perfect our faith if we enter before Him and trust that we are looking at our Lord. Don’t dismiss these words as mere theological Bible talk. You can apply this principle. The Psalmist said it this way, "Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes." (Psalm 119:135). By looking at the Lord, He is able to perfect our faith because He teaches us through the Holy Spirit that is shining from His face. If we keep looking at the Lord and stay open to the fountain, God can use what He pours through us to help "perfect" the faith of those around us.

We are also told, "The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you;" (Numbers 6:25). I believe the greatest principle concerning power in prayer is that the Lord does His work by the Holy Spirit that He pours through us through His Son's own invisible Spirit living inside our mind - on His eternal throne for those of us who are committed 100% to serve God alone. When we pray we are told to come boldly before the throne in order to find God’s help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16). As we keep looking at the shine from His face, the Lord is able to do the greatest work: "Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He is gracious to us." (Psalm 123:2).

"It is character alone that God values."

Our thoughts and feelings combined make up the moral character.

YOU were CREATED to BE a THRONE for GOD & HIS SON!

Join the Family of GOD and His Son!
"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and WE will come unto him, and make OUR abode with him." John 14:23

The true Ark of the Covenant rests atop your shoulders. More specifically, the Ark represents your brain. Even as Jesus was crucified at Golgotha (the place of the skull), representing part of the ascension process that takes place in your head, so too does the Ark. And in order to truly commune with God, that communion must take place within the confines of your mind. As we’ll soon see, communing with God means to become one with God - that His choices, His desires also BECOME our choices, our desires! It has much more to do with becoming ONE with something much bigger than you! You worship me, walk with me, put your hand in mine, get your heart in tune with me and I will give you the privilege of moving with me. The God and Father of Jesus says, "Let me take care of my own business! What I have promised is my business, and I will take care of it. I have not failed in all of this time. Not even one of my words has failed in all of my good promises."

As Jesus said stated:

“that all of them may be one , Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us…” (John 17:21).

(God does not live in the sinner. the enemy abides there.)

Now let’s break down the image of the Ark. Two Cherubim’s faced each other on top of the lid. But what’s significant here is that the wings of the Cherubim are spread over the ark, covering and protecting what lies beneath. There is one on the left and one on the right. Now consider that your brain is made up of a left and right hemisphere. The covering of your brain is the cerebrum. So just as the Cherubim covered something significant inside the ark (the brain) so too does the left and right cerebrum cover some very important glands that serve as a link between our physical and spiritual natures. One such component is the pineal gland, also known as the third eye (our spiritual discernment given to us by the Holy Spirit).

This is what Jesus referenced when he stated:

“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light” (Matt. 6:22).

As if the above information wasn’t enough, I am now going to give you plain scriptural information that will confirm that the ark is symbolic of the human brain. Consider that the stone tablets making up the Ten Commandments were placed inside the Ark of the Covenant. Now remember that the ark symbolizes the mind and brain.

The Ten Commandments are universal in nature. When one becomes enlightened, the Ten Commandments are realized and lived out from within. This is especially true after the awakening of the third eye, or pineal gland. Now consider the scripture below from Jeremiah:

“This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write in on their hearts” (Jeremiah 31:31)

The prophet Jeremiah is declaring that the law is meant to be in the mind and heart permanently, not something which should be obeyed from an external law book or outward code. This is about something that happens “within” you. Let’s also read the very next verse:

“No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me…” (Jeremiah 31:34).

Someone who has experienced enlightenment no longer serves the ego. The law was written for the ego, but the spiritual man who is not under the operation of the ego lives by grace (enlightenment / Christ consciousness.)

This is the entire reason the Ten Commandments were placed inside the Ark of the Covenant; it was to serve as a symbolic image of what was to truly be experienced by a true Israelite (spiritually enlightened person).

Let me take you back to the image of the Cherubim for a moment. Have you ever wondered why God placed Cherubim to the entrance of the Garden of Eden to protect it? It’s a state of the mind, humbled and yielded completely to God. Since the cerebrum serves as a covering for the spiritual glands located underneath their covering, then it makes sense that God would place Cherubim to guard the entrance to Eden. In order for us to get back to Eden, we have to be awakened! We should also note that the Cherubim held a flaming sword. This fiery sword represents the God's Spirit sent through His only Son that is responsible for awakening the third eye!

Do we find any imagery similar to this when talking about the Ark of the Covenant? Yes, we do! Consider the description given in the Bible when Moses talks to God above the mercy seat on the Ark of the Covenant:

“And there shall I meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim (cerebrum of the brain) which are upon the ark of the testimony…” (Exodus 25:22).

Now remember that the scripture says God is light. When God communes with us and the pineal gland is opened, it is said that a bright white light is often seen by the participant. Didn't Paul see the exact same thing, Christ as a bright white light, as he was knocked off his horse on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:3)?



Headaches:• Big toes, little toes, inside and belly of the foot. The big toes are where the head, brain, pituitary/pineal glands, & upper cervical spine (neck) reflexes are located. The tips of all the little toes too coincide with the head, brain and sinus reflexes (give more attention to these toes if you have a sinus headache). http://stormsisterspatique.blogspot.com/2011/02/diy-reflexolgy.html


As we continue with how God speaks to Moses from between the mercy seat in Numbers, we read:

“And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him (the LORD), he heard a voice of one speaking to him from off the mercy seat…And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying…when thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick (Numbers 7:89-8:2).


For the light on the candlestick was symbolical of the mission of Israel as the people of God.I was shown that those who are trying to obey God and purifying their souls through obedience to the truth are God’s chosen people, His modern Israel”. 2T-109. "The saints then will be an obscure people little KNOWN to the Catholics." --{Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 1.5} sabbath-keepers “will be denounced as enemies of law and order” (p. 592).

It should be obvious that the seven lamps represent the seven Spirit's of God sent through His Son. Revelation 3:1 indicates that Jesus Christ "holds" the seven spirits of God. His own Spirit/energy must flow into us in order to experience enlightenment. The seven spirits of God refer to the fact that God is complete and perfect. 

The seven spirits of God are symbolic of the Holy Spirit (God is a Spirit and He is Holy - He sends us Himself, through His Son Jesus to be our mediator between God and man) . The Bible, and especially the book of Revelation, uses the number 7 to refer to perfection and completion. If that is the meaning of the “seven” in the "seven spirits," then it is not referring to seven different spirits of God, (seven represents perfection and rest from work - (not physical labor)...but our own selfish ideas and plans to make God's plans our own, His choices our own desires.) but rather the perfect and complete Holy Spirit. We can rest from our OWN works and work the works of God, when HIS PRESENCE FILLS OUR MINDS WITH HIMSELF. We rest from OUR works. Zechariah 4:6 "Not then in great power nor in fleshly might were the things of Christ, but in ... saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts."

How does this knowledge help us?

As you read more the scripture, continue to look at how each character and symbol represents us. The Ark of the Covenant has always supposed to symbolic of the human brain. The brain is not just a physical feature. Not only does it act as a receiver and transceiver of God’s consciousness, but the brain houses some very special glands that serve as gateways between the physical and spiritual worlds. It is truly through the mind that we gain higher awareness and operate on a higher plane of consciousness.

Think about what the literal Ten Commandments were truly needed for - to point out sin. They are needed for the man who is controlled by the ego. The ego (or self) needs to be kept in check, and thus the commandments served that function until Christ (Christ consciousness) comes! Put on Christ's robe of righteousness - His goodness will cover our "badness" if we only believe and from here on out HE will give us the strength to overcome the devil's temptations. This means we do NOT have to sin! Jesus comes in and removes the inclination (propensity - a natural tendency or disposition) to sin.

Mainstream religion has misrepresented all of this imagery for centuries. One cannot worship God in spirit and in truth by worshiping something “out there.” Only the PRESENCE OF GOD in our minds can constitute a church. God will send you Himself by His Spirit through His Son who is the Spirit of Truth - to live inside your mind, once you invite Him into your life. Mainstream religion has taught us that a church denomination saves you - but it is Christ who we must look to - not a church or a mortal! But what we have to realize is that Christ is to be formed in you! God sent His Son down to this world to live out our example to follow - JESUS MUST BE INSIDE US by HIS OWN INVISIBLE SPIRIT manifesting Himself, His merits - love, joy, peace, goodness, kindness, gentleness, temperance, faithfulness, self-less love for others, etc... through us to others or it brings no rising of consciousness.


"When the heart is cleansed from sin, Christ is placed on the throne (our mind) that self-indulgence and love of earthly treasure once occupied. The image of Christ is seen in the expression of the countenance. The work of sanctification is carried forward in the soul. Self-righteousness is banished. There is seen the putting on of the new man, which after Christ is created in righteousness and true holiness."—The Review and Herald, September 11, 1900. Counsels on Stewardship, p. 27

"Who is a wise man, and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.” What is lying against the truth?It is claiming to believe the truth while the spirit, the words, the deportment, represent not Christ but Satan. To surmise evil, to be impatient and unforgiving, is lying against the truth; but love, patience, and long forbearance are in accordance with the principles of truth. Truth is ever pure, ever kind, breathing a heavenly fragrance unmingled with selfishness." RH March 12, 1895, par. 8




"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." 2 Peter 1:4












"But about the Son HE (the Father and God of Jesus) says,

Your throne (our minds, yielded to Him), O God (talking to Jesus), will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice (fairness) will be the scepter of your kingdom." Hebrews 1:8 NIV

“Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory (character=thoughts and feelings=our choices) of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1

“By the transforming agency of His grace (Grace (G5485) = the Divine Influence (Holy Spirit) upon the heart, and It's reflection as seen in the life!), the image of God is reproduced in the disciple; he becomes a new creature.

 

“It is the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, (God sends Himself through His Son's own spirit to us) which Jesus said He would send into the world, that changes our character into the image of Christ; and when this is accomplished, we reflect, as in a mirror, the glory (character=thoughts and feelings) of the Lord.” God’s Amazing Grace, 246.



Do You Hear the Call? The 1st angels message of 
Revelation 14:7 tells us to “fear God and give glory (glory=our character=our thoughts and our feelings) to Him for the hour of His judgment is come.”  Paul also says, “Let this mind (thoughts & feelings) be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5. We need to examine ourselves to see what spirit rules supreme in our minds. 

"Prayer is heaven's ordained means of success in the conflict with sin and the development of Christian character. The divine influences that come in answer to the prayer of faith will accomplish in the soul of the suppliant all for which he pleads. For the pardon of sin, for the Holy Spirit, for a Christlike temper, for wisdom and strength to do His work, for any gift He has promised, we may ask; and the promise is, Ye shall receive." EGW

If Jesus felt the need of much prayer, how much more should we?

"In another prophecy the Saviour declared, "Reproach hath broken My heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. They gave Me also gall for My meat; and in My thirst they gave Me vinegar to drink." Ps. 69:20, 21. To those who suffered death by the cross, it was permitted to give a stupefying potion, to deaden the sense of pain. This was offered to Jesus; but when He had tasted it, He refused it. He would receive nothing that could becloud His mind. His faith must keep fast hold upon God. This was His only strength. To becloud His senses would give Satan an advantage." Desire of Ages, p. 746. 

This has been my inspiration not to eat or drink (wine, alcohol or drugs - prescription and non-prescription - beware of this - if you take prescriptions you must eat right so your body can heal itself - some meds you must wean off of under doctors care - and/or ask your pharmacist for the proper way to do it - but, YOU CAN EAT RIGHT starting right now) ANYTHING (this goes beyond food - to our eyes - not to set any wicked thing before our eyes either - because we do NOT want to give Satan and advantage!

"It is a sin to place poorly prepared food on the table."—Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 251.

"It is
a sin for any of our sisters to make such great preparations for visitors, and wrong their own families by a spare diet which will fail to nourish the system." 2T 485

"Those who have received instruction re­garding the evils of the use of flesh foods, tea and coffee, and rich and unhealthful food preparations, and who are determined to make a covenant with God by sacrifice, will not con­tinue to indulge their appetite for food that they know to be unhealthful. God demands that the appetites be cleansed (like he cleansed the temple from the money changers in the temple - take these things hence, my house shall be called a house of prayer!), and that self-denial be practiced in regard to those things which are not good. This is a work that will have to be done before His people can stand before Him a perfected people."—Testimonies, vol. 9, pp. 153, 154.

THE PLEDGE
      “I solemnly promise, before God, to abstain from tobacco, spirituous liquors, snuff, tea, coffee, flesh-meats, butter, spices, rich cake, mince pies, a large amount of salt, and animal fat of all kinds, baking powder, soda or saleratus in any form, and cheese, and from all exciting articles of food, and to abstain from eating between meals, and to do all I can to induce others to do likewise.” Testimony and pledge sent to the General Conference, March 29, 1908.
 
(THIS IS THE PLEDGE THAT THE LORD GOD OF HEAVEN GAVE TO ELLEN WHITE AND SHE GAVE IT TO THE GENERAL CONF. PRESIDENT (I THINK IT WAS Butler it would tell if you looked it up- anyway, he refused to give it to the Church he told her, he could not, because,"it would split the church".  (God knows how to take care of "the church" and that would be up to HIM. I did not remember if you ever read it before or not. Then when the president asked for more counsel, she said, "I have no more messages for you...  I think as I have read and read... that-- that was the turning point.

We need to give up the flesh pots of Egypt - stop murmuring and complaining about eating FRUIT! Nuts & seeds!

Isaiah 20:5 Those who trusted in Cush and boasted in Egypt will be dismayed and put to shame.

Come on! Remember?

When the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.” Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation (shine out of us) of Himself (NOT SOMEONE ELSE!) in His church (His People). When the character (thoughts and feelings) of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own. It is the privilege of every Christian not only to look for but to hasten the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, (2 Peter 3:12, margin). Were all who profess His name bearing fruit to His glory (character=thoughts and feelings), how quickly the whole world would be sown with the seed of the gospel. Quickly the last great harvest would be ripened, and Christ would come to gather the precious grain." Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 69.1

What IS the character of Christ that we all so desperately need? "But the fruit of the Spirit (the fruit or result of having and knowing Jesus inside you) is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23.

Perfect holiness embraces the flesh as well as the spirit; it includes the body as well as the soul. Therefore, as perfect holiness can not be attained without holiness of body, and as holiness of body is expressed in the word 'health,' so perfect 
holiness can not be attained without health.  
   
And 'without holiness no man shall see the Lord.' [Heb. 12:14].  Since this is eternally so, and as perfect holiness includes the body, and holiness of body is expressed in the word 'health,' do you not see in this the whole philosophy of health 
reform?  Do you not see by all this that in the principles of health for the body, and righteousness for the soul, both inwrought by the Holy Spirit of God, the Lord is preparing a people unto perfect holiness, so that they can meet the Lord in peace, and see him in holiness?  
   
"Can you, then, despise or slight true health reform, and expect to see the Lord in peace, which means only to see him in holiness?" [RH, Nov 22, 1898, p 752]

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8

“Whosoever is born of God doth NOT commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” (1 John 3:9)

"But God does not live in the sinner. The Word declares that He abides only in the hearts of those who love Him and do righteousness. God does not abide in the heart of the sinner; it is the enemy who abides there." Sermons and Talks, Vol. 1 Manuscript 46, 1904, MR 900, p 343.


"In order to let Jesus into our hearts, we must stop sinning". Signs of the Times, Mar 3, 1898

"It is impossible for those who indulge the appetite to attain to Christian perfection." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 57.5Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, p. 399.3

Botton Line: If WE WANT TO obtain the character or same thoughts and feelings of Christ, we must OBEY Him and eat the MANNA that has been given to us for our time - simple nourishment of good, plainly prepared bread and fruits and grains - and not grumble and NOT complain about it! To do otherwise is to sin, and we will miss heaven because we failed to obey. FEW find the narrow path that leads to Heaven. Be one of the FEW!

"But many will not submit to this. They want to manage themselves. This is why they do not receive the heavenly gift (the Spirit of Christ). Only to those who wait humbly upon God, who watch for His guidance and grace (Divine Influence), is the Spirit given. The power of God awaits their demand and receptionThis promised blessing, claimed by faithbrings all other blessings in its train. It is given according to the riches of the grace of Christ, and He is ready to supply every soul according to the capacity to receive.The Desire of Ages, p. 672.1

While good works will not save even one soul, yet it is impossible for even one soul to be saved without good works". Selected Messages, bk. 1, p. 377

Divine Power Awaits Those Who Want It—You may have a deep and abiding sense of eternal things and that love for humanity which Christ has shown in His life. A close connection with heaven will give the right tone to your fidelity and will be the ground of your success. Your feeling of dependence will drive you to prayer, and your sense of duty summon you to effort. Prayer and effort, effort and prayer, will be the business of your life. You must pray as though the efficiency and praise were all due to God, and labor as though duty were all your own. If you want power you may have it; it is waiting your draft upon it. Only believe in God, take Him at His word, act by faith, and blessings will come.—(Testimonies for the Church 4:538, 539.)

"He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain." In the East the former rain falls at the sowing time. It is necessary in order that the seed may germinate. Under the influence of the fertilising showers the tender shoot springs up. The latter rain, falling near the close of the season, ripens the grain and prepares it for the sickle. The Lord employs these operations of nature to represent the work of the Holy Spirit.[1. SEE ZECHARIAH 10:1; HOSEA 6:3; JOEL 2:23, 28.]

"As the dew and the rain  are given first to cause the seed to germinate, and then to ripen the harvest, so the Holy Spirit is given to carry forward, from one stage to another, the process of spiritual growth. The ripening of the grain represents the completion of the work of God's grace in the soul. By the power of the Holy Spirit the moral image of God is to be perfected in the character. We are to be wholly transformed into the likeness of Christ.

The latter rain, ripening earth's harvest, represents the spiritual grace that prepares the church (individual people wholly yielded to God) for the coming of the Son of man. But unless the former rain has fallen, there will be no life; the green blade will not spring up. Unless the early showers have done their work, the latter rain can bring no seed to perfection." --TM 506 (1897).


"But Christ did not forget John. In the lonely prison he manifested himself to him, showing him that erelong he himself was to suffer a most shameful, ignominious death. Not only that, but he was to bear the penalty of the transgression of the law of God, not to give men liberty to continue in sin, but to take away their inclination to sin, that they might not desire to transgress. Those who receive Christ are obedient to his commands; for his mind is given to them. He imbues them with his spirit of obedience, and they return to their loyalty." {YI, April 6, 1899 par. 3}

Don't you want that experience where you have no desire to sin, no inclination to sin? Jesus wants to give us a new heart, that will not be inclined to sin, infact, we can have the same experience that Jesus had:

"Amid impurity, Christ maintained His purity. Satan could not stain or corrupt it. His character revealed a perfect hatred for sin. It was His holiness that stirred against Him all the passion of a profligate world; for by His perfect life He threw upon the world a perpetual reproach, and made manifest the contrast between transgression and the pure, spotless righteousness of One that knew no sin." 5BC-1142.

"Just here is a point on which many may err, and hence they fail of receiving the help that Christ desires to give themThey think that they cannot come to Christ unless they first repent, and that repentance prepares for the forgiveness of their sins. It is true that repentance does precede the forgiveness of sins; for it is only the broken and contrite heart that will feel the need of a Saviour. But must the sinner wait till he has repented before he can come to Jesus? Is repentance to be made an obstacle between the sinner and the Saviour?

The Bible does not teach that the sinner must repent before he can heed the invitation of Christ, "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28. It is the virtue that goes forth from Christ, that leads to genuine repentance. Peter made the matter clear in his statement to the Israelites when he said, "Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins." Acts 5:31. We can no more repent without the Spirit of Christ to awaken the conscience than we can be pardoned without Christ." { SC 26.2}

HEART = MIND, A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE (HEART DEFINED IN THE BIBLE)

"The word (heart) came to stand for man's entire mental and moral activity, both the rational and the emotional elements...[Vines Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, [W.E. Vine, Edited by F. F. Bruce, Fleming H. Revell Co. Old Tappan, N.J., 1981, pp. 206-207]

As to its usage in the N.T. it denotes

(a) the seat of physical life, Acts 14:17; Jas. 5:5;

(b) the seat of moral nature and spiritual life, the seat of grief, John 14:1; Rom. 9:2; 2 Cor 2:4; joy, John 16:22; Eph. 5:19; the desires, Matt. 5:28; 2 Pet 2:14; the affections, Luke 24:32; Acts 21:13; the perceptions, John 12:40; Eph. 4:18; the thoughts, Matt. 9:4; Heb. 4:12; the understanding, Matt. 13:15; Rom. 1:21; the reasoning powers, Mark 2:6; Luke 24:38; the imagination, Luke 1:51; conscience, Acts 2:37; 1 John 3:20; the intentions, Heb 4:12; cp. 1 Pet 4:1; purpose, Acts 11:23; 2 Cor 9:7; the will, Rom. 6:17; Col. 3:15; faith, Mark 11:23; Rom. 10:10; Heb. 3:12.

The heart, in its moral significance in the O.T., includes the emotions, the reason and the will.

2 Corinthians 3:3 "Forasmuch as ye are manifestly (show) declared to be the epistle (letter) of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart (mind, Isaiah 46:8)."

"It is character alone that God values."  Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, p. 362.1


What is character? "The thoughts and feelings combined make up the moral character." Messages to Young People, p. 92.1

Is God the CENTER of YOUR thoughts?  – The Bible says in Proverbs 3:27, "as a man thinks in his heart, so is he." You will eventually become what you think about.Your eternal destiny is determined by what you think about!

God’s character will be revealed in His followers in thoughts and feelings.

"It is impossible for those who indulge the appetite to attain to Christian perfection." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 57.5Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, p. 399.3

Through the work of the Holy Spirit (God & His Son's Spirit's combined=they will make their abode in us John 14:23), the sanctification of the truth, the believer becomes fitted for the courts of heaven; for Christ works within us, and His righteousness is upon us.

As you read the short summary below about the story of the Ark of the Covenant, put yourself in the place of the Isrealites in the story below. These examples are given to us - especially for our time - so we can learn from their mistakes and not repeat their grumbling and complaining about the "virgin" foods we must eat today, IF we expect to be in Heaven.


Virgin foods, means the foods created for us by the Son of God. The simple nourishment of good, plainly prepared bread and fruits and grains. Virgins LIVE the truth in its simplicity. "They are called virgins because they profess a pure faith.” {COL 406.3}  “I was shown that those who are trying to obey God and purifying their souls through obedience to the truth are God’s chosen people, His modern Israel”. 2T-109. When the churches become living, working churches (vessels), the Holy Spirit will be given in answer to their sincere request. . . . Then the windows of heaven will be open for the showers of the latter rain.


I can finally see why the oil in the wise virgins lamps (lamps = knowledge of the truth) is not able to be shared with the unwise virgins. "No person can give to another his own mold of character (The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.)."  RH September 17, 1895, par. 10 

(Foolish Virgins = those with a knowledge of pure truth who do not put it into practice)

In reading this parable of the Ten Virgins, one cannot but pity the foolish virgins, and ask the question, Why is it that the wise did not divide their supply of oil? But as we make the spiritual application of the parable, we can see the reason. It is not possible for those who have faith and grace to divide their supply with those who have not. It is not possible for those who have made a thorough heart work, to impart the benefit of this to those who have done but surface work. The parable is designed to point out the peril of doing a surface work. Many profess to be Christians, and for a time their half-heartedness is not discerned. The difference between them and those who are truly pious (devout - religious - godly - prayerful - devotional) is not made apparent. This parable should awaken solemn reflections. Considering it we should ask ourselves, Are we doers of the words of Christ? Are we building on the rock? Are we, in our probationary time, making our calling and election sure? We should not soothe our consciences in expectation of heaven, when we are not bearing the distinguishing characteristics of the Christian life. Paul says, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”

God takes men as they are . . . and trains them for His service, if they will be disciplined and learn of Him.They are not chosen because they are perfect, but notwithstanding their imperfections, that through the know-ledge (knowing) and practice of the Truth . . . Thy Word is Truth! . . . through the grace (divine Influence) of Christ, they may become transformed into His image.

Judas had the same opportunities as had the other disciples. He listened to the same precious lessons. But the practice of the Truth (Word of God=Jesus), which Christ required, was at variance with the desires and purposes of Judas, and he would not yield his ideas in order to receive the Wisdom (Jesus) from Heaven.” - Conflict & Courage p.285


That no flesh should glory in His Presence . . . For of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, Who of (by) God is (Jesus is) made unto us Wisdom, and Righteousness, and Sanctification, and Redemption . . . !” - I Corinthians 2:29-30

As long as we are doing everything in our power to learn, study, pray and apply the little choices in our daily lives - Jesus comes in and makes up the difference that we ourselves cannot do for ourselves!

The first step toward heaven is conviction of sin, the second is repentance and obedience.

All the ten virgins appeared to be ready for the coming of the bridegroom, and yet the test brought out the fact that five were unready. Those who have true piety esteem and revere the law of God. Through the grace of Christ they exemplify the principles of the law in their lives, and will not willfully break any of the commandments of God. They realize that “to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.” They yield to Christ, who leads men to repentance of sin, who pardons the penitent soul, and clothes him with his own righteousness. The converted soul has a hatred of sin; he does not indulge in self-complacency, self-love, self-sufficiency, nor pass on day after day, claiming to be a Christian, and yet bringing dishonor upon Christ by misrepresenting him in character. Those who make this mistake, and pass on filled with self-righteousness, have not in reality made the first step heavenward. The first step toward heaven is conviction of sin, the second is repentance and obedience. True piety never exalts self.

The foolish virgins do not represent those who are hypocritical. They had a regard for truth, they advocated the truth, they were intending to go forth to meet the bridegroom. They are attached to those who believe the truth, and go with them, having lamps, which represent knowledge of the truth. When there was a revival in the church, their feelings were stirred; but they failed to have oil in their vessels, because they did not bring the principles of godliness into their daily life and character. They did not fall upon the rock Christ Jesus, and permit their old nature to be broken up. This class is represented also by the stony-ground hearers. Christ said: “Behold, a sower went forth to sow; and when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside; and the fowls came and devoured them up; some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth; and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth.” Jesus explains these stony-ground hearers, and says, “But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for awhile; for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.”

Many receive the truth readily, but they fail to assimilate truth, and its influence is not abiding. They are like the foolish virgins, who had no oil in their vessels with their lamps. Oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit, which is brought into the soul through faith in Jesus Christ. Those who earnestly search the Scriptures with much prayer, who rely upon God with firm faith, who obey his commandments, will be among those who are represented as wise virgins. The teachings of the word of God are not yea and nay, but yea and amen. The requirement of the gospel is far-reaching. Says the apostle, “Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” Practical piety will not be attained by giving the grand truths of the Bible a place in the outer courts of the heart. The religion of the Bible must be brought into the large and the little affairs of life. It must furnish the powerful motives and principles that will regulate the Christian’s character and course of action.

By living a circumspect life, by maintaining a holy conversation, we may give an example of what a Christian should be; but no person can give to another his own mold of character. Let us duly consider the fact that we are to be saved, not as companies, but as individuals. We shall be judged according to the character we have formed.

"It is character alone that God values."  Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, p. 362.1

"It is impossible for those who indulge the appetite to attain to Christian perfection." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 57.5Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, p. 399.3

The Ark of the Covenant and Atonement Cover

Within the Holy of Holies, shielded from the eye of the common man, was one piece of furniture comprising two parts: the Ark of the Covenant and the atonement cover (or “mercy seat”) on top of it. The ark was a chest made of acacia wood, overlaid with pure gold inside and out. It was 3 feet, 9 inches long and 2 feet, 3 inches wide and high. God commanded Moses to put in the ark three items: a golden pot of manna, Aaron’s staff that had budded, and the two stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written. We will discuss these three objects in further detail below.

The atonement cover was the lid for the ark. On top of it stood two cherubim (angels) at the two ends, facing each other. The cherubim, symbols of God’s divine presence and power, were facing downward toward the ark with outstretched wings that covered the atonement cover. The whole structure was beaten out of one piece of pure gold. The atonement cover was God’s dwelling place in the tabernacle. It was His throne, flanked by angels. God said to Moses:

“There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the Testimony, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites.” (Exodus 25:22)

“Tell your brother Aaron not to come whenever he chooses into the Most Holy Place behind the curtain in front of the atonement cover on the ark, or else he will die, because I appear in the cloud over the atonement cover.” (Leviticus 16:2)

Other Scriptures also speak of God’s throne:

“…the ark of God, which is called by the Name, the name of the Lord Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim that are on the ark.” (2 Samuel 6:2)

“O Lord Almighty, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth.” (Isaiah 37:16)

Above the ark and the atonement cover, God appeared in His glory in “unapproachable light” (1 Timothy 6:16). This light is sometimes referred to as the Shekinah glory. The word Shekinah, although it does not appear in our English bibles, has the same roots as the word for tabernacle in Hebrew and refers to the presence of the Lord.

Because the ark was God’s throne among His people, it was a symbol of His presence and power with them wherever it went. There are quite a number of miracles recorded in the Old Testament surrounding the ark: With the presence of the ark, the waters of the River Jordan divided so the Israelites could cross on dry land, and the walls of Jericho fell so that the Israelites could capture it (Joshua 3:14-17, 6:6-21). Yet the ark could not be treated with irreverence because it was also a symbol of God’s judgment and wrath. When the Israelites fought their enemies the Philistines during the time of the prophet Samuel, they disregarded the commands of the Lord and took the ark out to the battlefield with them, “summoning” God’s presence. God caused the Philistines to win the battle and “the glory departed from Israel, for the ark of the Lord was taken” (1 Samuel 4:22). However, God showed His power to the Philistines when He caused their idol, Dagon, to fall to the ground when the ark was placed next to it, and several Philistine cities were plagued heavily when the ark was in their midst (1 Samuel 5). Ultimately, the ark was returned to Israel.

Articles in the Ark of the Covenant

What may seem strange to us today is that, hidden in the special golden box representing God’s presence were not treasures and precious gems, but three unlikely items: a jar of bread, a stick and two stones. What were these curious keepsakes and why did God want them in His ark?

The three articles represented some of the most embarrassing and disgraceful events in the history of the Israelites.

First, the pot of manna:

“This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Take an omer [portion for one man] of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the desert when I brought you out of Egypt.’” (Exodus 16:32)

Isaiah 20:5 Those who trusted in Cush and boasted in Egypt will be dismayed and put to shame.

God had provided this bread-like food for the Israelites when they grumbled during the wanderings in the desert. It was bread from heaven! He continued to provide the food daily and faithfully, but the people were not one bit thankful. They complained and wanted something else. The pot of manna was an uncomfortable reminder that despite what God had provided for them, the Israelites had rejected God’s provision.

Second, Aaron’s staff that had budded: The people, out of jealousy, rebelled against Aaron as their high priest. To resolve the dispute, God commanded the people to take 12 sticks written with the names of the leader of each tribe and place them before the ark overnight. The next day, Aaron’s rod from the house of Levi had budded with blossoms and almonds. God confirmed his choice of Aaron’s household as the priestly line.

“And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Put back the staff of Aaron before the testimony, to be kept as a sign for the rebels, that you may make an end of their grumblings against me, lest they die.’” (Numbers 17:10)

The staff reminded the Israelites that on more than one occasion, they had rejected God’s authority.

Third, the two stone tablets with the Ten Commandments: God had chosen the Israelites as His special people. For the Israelites to qualify for that distinction, God had demanded one thing. They must obey His Law, the Ten Commandments. This was a conditional agreement:

“Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” (Exodus 19:5-6)

The Israelites had said heartily, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do,” in response to God’s covenant (Exodus 19:8). But how did they fare in fulfilling their end of the contract? Miserably. It was impossible for them to keep the Ten Commandments perfectly. Over and over again, they violated God’s holy Law, and God made it clear to them the consequences of their sin by sending plagues, natural hazards and foreign armies upon them. The stone tablets in the ark were a reminder that the Israelites had rejected God’s right standard of living.

These three articles were preserved in the ark throughout Israel’s history as an unpleasant symbol of man’s sins and shortcomings, a reminder of how they rejected God’s provision, authority and right standard of living. It pointed to man as a helpless sinner.

It may have been uncomfortable to think that God’s splendor was so close to the three articles associated with man’s sinfulness. But this is where God’s provision comes in. When God looked down from His presence above the ark, He did not see the reminders of sin. They were covered by a necessary object — the atonement cover.

The Atonement Cover

Every year, the high priest would enter the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement. Bringing burning incense to shield his eyes from a direct view of God’s glory, he sprinkled blood from a bull onto the atonement cover for his and his household’s sins, then sprinkled blood from a goat for all the sins of Israel. God promised that when He saw the blood, it would cover over man’s sin. (To atone for means to cover over — hence the name atonement cover.) God did not see the sin anymore but the provision instead, and it appeased His wrath.

The Israelites found acceptance with God by believing His word to be true — that when their sins were covered by blood, God temporarily overlooked their sins as if they had been obliterated. But Jesus Christ has become ourpermanent atonement cover. Through Jesus’ blood, our sins have been covered over. When God looks at us, He doesn’t see our sin, but the provision: His own Son. Jesus lay down His life for us as an innocent sacrifice so that God would look on us and see His perfection.

The atonement cover was God’s throne in the midst of the Israelites. God is on His throne today in heaven and Jesus, our high priest, is at His right side. When we come to God now, we approach a throne of grace.

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

Articles in the Ark — Revisited

The three items in the ark that served as a sore reminder of man’s shortcomings have taken on a different meaning since Jesus Christ redeemed us from our sins. Let’s review the three articles and see how they point to Christ.

First, the pot of manna: When Jesus came and walked on earth, he didn’t reject God’s provision. Rather, He became God’s provision to us. Manna, the bread from heaven, in itself did not impart life. But Jesus told us that He is the true bread from heaven.

“Jesus said to them, ‘I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. I am the bread of life. Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die.’” (John 6:32, 48-50)

Second, Aaron’s budding staff: Jesus didn’t reject God’s authority. Instead, He submitted Himself to the Father’s will and died on the cross.

“For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.” (John 6:38)

But He came back to life like Aaron’s budding rod, “the firstfruits from the dead” (1 Corinthians 15:20).

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” (John 11:15-26)

Third, the Ten Commandments: Jesus didn’t reject God’s right standard of living. He lived a sinless life and obeyed God’s law perfectly, becoming our perfect sacrifice and intercessor. His sacrifice instituted a new covenant that was not based on the Law.

But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.” (Romans 3:20-22)

And the golden pot that had manna denotes the special diet that God gave His special people at the special time when He was preparing them to enter the earthly Canaan. 

We are living today at a very special time when Jesus is again preparing His people to enter a special place, the heavenly Canaan. We need to realize what it will take to come into the presence of a Holy God, and live. The 
golden pot of manna designates our health message and is so important that it is represented in the ark in the Most Holy Place where Jesus is making the final atonement for us today. 

Everything in the Bible has deep meaning and is designed to teach us, by precept and example, all the things necessary for our salvation.

Believe THIS PROMISE FROM GOD! "They will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well. Mark 16:18 

"Diseases are caused by one’s lifestyle – and therefore can be reversed by changes in one’s lifestyle." Dr. Day

Practices that Benumb the Mind

"All are required to do what they can to preserve healthy bodies and sound minds. If they will gratify a gross appetite, and by so doing blunt their sensibilities, and becloud their perceptive faculties so that they cannot appreciate the exalted character of God, or delight in the study of His word, they may be assured that God will not accept their un­worthy offering any sooner than that of Cain. God requires them to cleanse themselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfect­ing holiness in the fear of the Lord. After man has done all in his power to ensure health, by the denying of appetite and gross passions, that he may possess a healthy mind, and a sanctified imagination, that he may render to God an offering in righteousness, then he is saved alone by a miracle of God's mercy, as was the ark upon the stormy billows. Noah had done all that God required of him in making the ark secure; then God performed that which man could not do, and preserved the ark by His miraculous power."— Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 49.4Illustration © Review and Herald Publ. Assoc. More about Cain and Able.


Do you want to eat the foods the Son of God created for us to eat or the Babylonian foods that Daniel and His three friends refused to eat?


STAY AND STEER CLEAR FROM THE SIN OF INDIFFERENCE

"We should let nothing obstruct our progress in the way to everlasting life. Our eternal interest is at stake. There must be a thorough work wrought in us, or we shall fail of Heaven." RH March 18, 1880, par. 19

Specific Angels Are Appointed to Answer Prayers—"Heavenly beings are appointed to answer the prayers of those who are working unselfishly for the interests of the cause of God." Lift Him Up, p. 370.3


"The indulgence of appetite affects them in all the relations of life. It is seen in their family, in their church, in the prayer meeting, and in the conduct of their children. It has been the curse of their lives. You cannot make them understand the truths for these last days." —Counsels on Health, p. 152.


To secure the indulgence of appetite, Esau sacrificed his birthright. Afterward he saw his folly; but "when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected; for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears." Hebrews 12:17. 

Jesus suffered and sweated blood for us! Surely we can ask Him to help us overcome our appetites! HE will help us if we but ask Him too! He died to help us, surely we can TRUST & OBEY HIM! God has a special diet, for special people in a special time. Click here to download this booklet by Gene Brown here.

Should WE sacrifice OUR birthright (given to us by Jesus and His Father) to ETERNAL LIFE and our Heavenly mansions by indulgence of appetite? Being justified by FAITH, we are members of God’s family—a fact we must never forget. The devil wants us to forfeit our birthright by indulging our cravings for unholy foods - do NOT let him steal your eternal life just by chewing and swallowing some "food or drink" that inhibits our mind and puts diseases into our bodies! God wants us well and Holy! He wants us to perform miracles for others to prove Him true - to point us to His wondrous gift of Himself to us and for us! Do YOU want to perform signs and wonders, healing miracles as a representative of GOD through His Son Jesus Christ? Start by asking Jesus to help you eat right! He will open your eyes!

"This is where many stumble; they waver between denial of appetite and its indulgence, and finally are overcome by the enemy and yield the truth."—Testimonies, vol. 4, p. 31.

Jeremiah 32:17 "Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you."

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'

Zechariah 8:6 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "It may seem marvelous to the remnant of this people at that time, but will it seem marvelous to me?" declares the LORD Almighty.

Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Psalm 118:23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. 

"Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us of which we know nothing. Those who accept the one principle of making the service of God supreme, will find perplexities vanish, and a plain path before their feet." The Ministry of Healing, pg. 481.

Zechariah 4:6 "Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts." We can have the same power that Jesus did, to do the same things he did, if we believe in Jesus! We can even pray, "Help me to BELIEVE in you, Jesus!" He promises to hear our prayers. Pray, believe and receive. Pray, doubt and do without. Simple as that.

Faith is a gift of God: “For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him” (Philippians 1:29); “God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3). John 3:18 "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

1 Peter 1:5 proclaims, "Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." WE ARE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS! Do you believe it? Act like it! Get ready! Get ready! Get ready!

The Saviour took upon Himself the infirmities of humanity and lived a sinless life, that men might have no fear that because of the weakness of human nature they could not overcome. Christ came to make us "partakers of the divine nature," and His life declares that humanity, combined with divinity, does not commit sin.

Probation is about to close. In heaven the edict will soon go forth, “It is done.” “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Soon the last prayer for sinners will have been offered, the last tear shed, the last warning given, the last entreaty made, and the sweet voice of mercy will be heard no more. 

(Zechariah 10:1). Thessalonians 2:10-12. As they reject the teachings of His word, God withdraws His Spirit and leaves them to the deceptions which they love." {GC 431.1}

And in the “hour of temptation,” which is yet to come, to show out every one’s true character, they will know that they are forever lost; and overwhelmed with anguish of spirit, they will bow at the saint’s feet."  A Word to the Little Flock, p. 12.2,  {WLF 12.2}  

Do you want to lose your birthright? Eternal life? Then do NOT indulge appetite! remnant will chose to obey their Lord! Be one of them! You must learn the simple art of taking God at his word. Then you have solid ground beneath your feet.

The remnant, teach the observance of the Ten Commandments, and the revival of the gifts, and acknowledge the gift of prophecy among them. Spiritual Gifts, Volume 3, p. 26.2 
See also 1 Timothy 4:14, Romans 12:6, 1 Corinthians 13:2

"Servants of God, with their faces lighted up and shining with holy consecration, will hasten from place to place to proclaim the message from heaven. By thousands of voices, all over the earth, the warning will be given. Miracles will be wrought, the sick will be healed, and signs and wonders will follow the believers.... Thus the inhabitants of the earth will be brought to take their stand." (GC 612)

Unbelief vs Faith

"THERE IS NO SIN GREATER THAN UNBELIEF."---My Life Today, p. 14.2 

John 6:29 Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."

"But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." Rev 21:8

What is Faith? “Faith is trusting God.” (Education, p. 253)  "To each was given according to his faith." (Caleb and Joshua) (PATRIARCHS AND PROPHETS, PAGE 513)   We Expect too little of our Father? "According to your faith be it unto you . . . !" Matthew 9:29.  “This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4.  

"Faith is the gift of God, but the power to exercise it is yours. A single earnest expression of faith strengthens faith; but every expression of doubt confirms doubt, and helps to gather about your soul the dark shadows of unbelief." ST March 5, 1885, par. 12

Those who exercise true faith in Christ make it manifest by holiness of character, by obedience to the law of God. They realize that the truth as it is in Jesus reaches heaven, and compasses eternity. They understand that the Christian’s character should represent the character of Christ, and be full of grace and truth. 

God desires that we believe in Him, that we trust in Him and His promises. His perfect love has cast out fear. All of our faith will be placed in His hands for the purpose of progressing His kingdom and His will and to stand as evidence of His victory. Our faith is the confident expectation of our hope in Him. He expects that in all things we seek His purpose and His will and give all our worries to Him. He protects us and cares for us.

Faith and Hope means positive expectation in our God and His dear Son our only hope!

Christ ALONE was able to represent the Deity to mankind. He who had been in the presence of the Father from the beginning, He who was the express image of the invisible God, was alone sufficient to accomplish this work. No verbal description could reveal God to the world. Through a life of purity, a life of perfect trust and submission to the will of God, a life of humiliation such as even the highest seraph in heaven would have shrunk from, God Himself must be revealed to humanity. In order to do this, our Saviour clothed His divinity with humanity. He employed the human faculties, for only by adopting these could He be comprehended by humanity. Only humanity could reach humanity. He lived out the character of God through the human body which God had prepared for Him. He blessed the world by living out in human flesh the life of God, thus showing that He had the power to UNITE humanity to divinity.

“It was a difficult task for the Prince of life to carry out the plan which He had undertaken for the salvation of man, in clothing His divinity with humanity. He had received honor in the heavenly courts, and was familiar with absolute powerIt was as difficult for Him to keep the level of humanity as for men to rise above the low level of their depraved natures and be partakers of the divine nature.”

Christ’s life on this earth was like the born again Christian’s must be—a life of perfect trust in God. He trusted Himself to His Father; we trust ourselves to Him. He lived without depending upon His perfect nature which He had set aside before He left heaven. We must live, realizing as He did, that of ourselves we can do nothing. We die to our old nature and live by Christ who dwells within us. Christ refused to use His divine (natural) nature!

We must never revert to using our human (natural) nature which is dead, which we must keep dead continuously. 2 Cor. 4: 10 -12

Satan tempted both Christ and us in the same way, by trying to break our relationship or dependence upon God. This is why we must constantly think positionally and not conditionally. Being justified, we are members of God’s family—a fact we must never forget. Whenever we do wrong Satan tries to use our failure as evidence that our position is not real but only imaginary. He also tried to force Christ to think the same way.

"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." Matthew 28:18-20

HOLY SPIRIT: Jesus said "And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age" John 17:23 "I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me

"Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally; therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them, go to His father, and send them Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth.The Holy Spirit is Himself divested (To free of; rid of the "personality" the inclination/temptation to sin - he has immortality now - just as we will have if we are faithful - when he comes - he puts the finishing touch of immortality on us - our character/minds) of the personality of humanity and independent thereofHe would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit, as the Omnipresent. "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall (although unseen by you), [THIS PHRASE WAS ADDED BY ELLEN WHITE.] teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" [John 14:26]. "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will come not unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you" [John 16:7]. {14MR 23.3} 

“It is through the Spirit that Christ dwells in us; and the Spirit of God, received into the heart by faith, is the beginning of the life eternal.” Desire of Ages, page 388. “They beheld Him ‘whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.’ John 14:17. The only way in which we can gain a more perfect apprehension of truth is by keeping the heart tender and subdued by the Spirit of Christ.” Ibid p. 494. 

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and WE will come unto him, and make OUR abode with him. (Notice it's the Father and the Son who makes their home INSIDE US? Not three, only two beings live inside us by their Spirit.) 

Romans 8:9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

"The storm is coming, the storm that will try every man's faith of what sort it is. Believers must now be firmly rooted in Christ or else they will be led astray by some phase of error."  --Evangelism, pp. 361, 362 (1905). Click here to learn more about growing up in and putting on Christ's own victories and claiming them AS OUR OWN - BY FAITH!

Christ had no advantage over humanity, and we can, by uniting with God through Christ by faith, exercise the same powers which Christ had in order to live a pure spotless life out of love for God (DA 24, 664).

Christ never once used His own divine power while on earth (4T 45, CT 276-77, DA 119, 5BC 1124), not even for others (angels did the miracles--DA 143), but completely worked with and relied upon His Father for help to overcome the great temptations and to sustain Him in His work (DA 24, 147, 674-75, Ed 80, MYP 58). Thus Christ had no advantage over humanity, and we can, by uniting with God through Christ by faith, exercise the same powers which Christ had in order to live a pure spotless life out of love for God (DA 24, 664). Christ bore, suffered, and died upon the cruel cross, rose the third day, and ascended to heaven to minister as our High Priest before God in securing for humanity the choice to serve God or Satan. Thus the "humanity of Christ means everything to us" (OHC 48), because if Christ did not take on Him our fallen sinful nature, but had an unfallen nature like Adam before the fall or of the angels, then He could not have suffered by being tempted, and would not know what you or I are going through when we are tempted. Thus He could not know how to succor or help us out of the temptation! But praise God this is not the case. Christ did have our fallen sinful nature upon Him, and He did suffer by being tempted. Thus He can help us in every time of need (Heb 2:10, 16, 18, 5:7-9, 5T 177).

It was as hard for Christ NOT to use His Divine Power as it is for US to use His Divine Power! He (the Son of God) was sent down to earth by His Father to show us how to use their Divine Power. Christ relied completely on His Father's power just as we must do in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.

Jeremiah 32:27 "I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

Zechariah 8:6 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "It may seem marvelous to the remnant of this people at that time, but will it seem marvelous to me?" declares the LORD Almighty.

Psalm 118:23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. 

"Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us of which we know nothing. Those who accept the one principle of making the service of God supreme, will find perplexities vanish, and a plain path before their feet." The Ministry of Healing, pg. 481.


Do you want to eat the foods the Son of God created for us to eat or the Babylonian foods that Daniel and His three friends refused to eat?



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All Animal Meat, Fish, Eggs, Milk, Cheese (all Dairy products) and Butter Impairs Brain Function. A new study published in Annals of Neurology links fat found in meat and dairy to poor cognitive health.

"Proponents of plant-based diets have long argued that eating meat and dairy can be detrimental to one’s cardiovascular health, but new research suggests that these foods may cause neurological damage as well. According to a new study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the saturated fat found in certain foods can lead to cognitive impairment and memory loss over time. Analyzing the diets and fat intake of 6,000 women, aged 65 and older, researchers found that those who frequently ate foods such as beef, butter, and processed snacks fared poorly on three cognitive-function tests administered over a span of four years. Conversely, women who consumed more foods containing monounsaturated fats, such as avocados, nuts, seeds, and olive oil, demonstrated superior brainpower." http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=4547&catId=8

"Our faculties were given us to be improved, not to remain unused. He who knows of the goodness and mercy and love of Jesus Christ should make them known to his fellow men; for this knowledge is given to be imparted. The mental faculties are to be aroused to earnest activity. God designs that the youth shall consecrate all their gifts to their Creator. By a right use of their talents they may link themselves by a golden chain to the higher world. They may become partakers of the divine nature." YI August 17, 1899, par. 5

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I beseech our people, to consider that health reform is essential and that which we place in our stomachs should be the simple nourishment of good, plainly prepared bread and fruits and grainsI shall have a much sharper testimony to bear on this subject. We must deny perverted appetite. I urge upon our people to learn the art of simplicity in eating. When will our people heed the word of the Lord given to caution them?"--Manuscript Releases Volume Seven [Nos. 419-525], p. 348.2 1879.

Daniel and his three friends were found to have SUPERIOR BRAINPOWER ALSO!!! TEN TIMES WISER THAN ALL THE REST WHO ATE THE BABYLONIAN KING'S FOODS!! Still applies today!

Are you wiser than Daniel and his three close friends, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and our God who created us through His Son, Jesus

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King Nebuchadnezzar wanted to use the very best of the captured men to serve him. He chose the smartest, strongest, best looking Israelite young men. He put them through three years of training. He gave them food and drink from his own table. But Daniel and his three close friends, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, did not want to eat the king’s food. The King ate food that God had told the Israelite's not to eat. Daniel and his friends decided ahead of time that they would not do anything against God’s laws. So they asked if they could skip the King’s buffet and eat only pulse (grains and fruits) and have water to drink. In the end, they were healthier than all the other young men who had eaten the King’s food. Not only were these four men healthier, but also Nebuchadnezzar found that they were ten times wiser than all of his other advisers and magicians! They were so wise because their wisdom came from obedience to God!

The other young men in Nebuchadnezzar’s training program were also Israelites (Daniel 1:3). They were under the same food-restricting laws that Daniel and his friends were under, yet they did not forgo the King’s food. Though most of God’s people followed the way of the world, there was a remnant that chose to obey their Lord. ("The Lord would bring His people into a position where they will not touch or taste the flesh of dead animals." Testimony Studies on Diet and Foods, p. 71.3) We see this repeated throughout Scripture in the examples of Noah (Genesis 6:5, 9), Moses (Exodus 14:12-14; 32:1, 19), Joshua and Caleb (Numbers 14:6-9), and others. Jesus clearly states this truth, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)

"And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?" 1 Peter 4:18 another version says And “If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”

"It is impossible for those who indulge the appetite to attain to Christian perfection." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 57.5, Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, p. 399.3

Indulge definition: give free rein to, to satisfy or please, to yield to or indulge (a desire, whim, etc.), To yield to; gratify: indulge a craving for, say for example, chocolate.

"Fruits and grains (pulse), prepared in the most simple form, are the most healthful, and will impart the greatest amount of nourishment to the body, and, at the same time, not impair the intellect." 2T 399 Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, p. 399.3Testimony Studies on Diet and Foods, p. 59.5  You’ll eat plenty of anti-inflammatory, healing foods to reclaim your health and reset your metabolism, while avoiding the foods that are most likely to cause food intolerance. You’ll never feel hungry or deprived, and in just one week, you’ll drop pounds, lose belly bloat, gain energy, clear up inflammation and look and feel years younger. And that’s just the beginning!

"There are but few as yet who are aroused sufficiently to understand how much their hab­its of diet have to do with their health, their characters, their usefulness in this world, and their eternal destiny." —Testimonies, vol. 1, pp. 488, 489.

"Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:13-15

There are few people today who believe that we have a heaven to win and a hell to shun. But it is still the truth. 

“Come Out from Among Them, and Be Ye Separate”

"The requirements of God are set plainly before us; the question to be settled is, Will we comply with them? Will we accept the condition laid down in his word—separation from the world? This is not the work of a moment or of a day. It is not accomplished by bowing at the family altar and offering up lip-service, nor by public exhortation and prayer. It is a lifelong work. Our consecration to God must be a living principle, interwoven with the life, and leading to self-denial and self-sacrifice. It must underlie all our thoughts, and be the spring of every action. This will elevate us above the world, and separate us from its polluting influence." SW February 19, 1907, par. 8

When people give in to or indulge appetite (a craving or desire that is unhealthful) are under the influence of ANOTHER SPIRIT - not Christ's. They receive an excitement and stimulating experience by eating the foods that Daniel rejected - but it is not of God.

"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled (deceived) Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear (beware of) with him." 2 Corinthians 11:3-4

Frivolous and impromptu dining; appetite indulgence to be sure. People receive a spirit - an evil spirit - by appetite indulgence - "In dealing with the victims of intemperance we must remember that we are not dealing with sane men, but with those who for the time being are under the power of a demon." The Ministry of Healing, p. 172.3; Temperance, p. 127.3.
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"Before the final visitation of God’s judgments upon the earth, there will be, among the people of the Lord, such a revival of primitive godliness as has not been witnessed since apostolic times. The Spirit and power of God will be poured out upon his children. At that time many will separate themselves from those churches in which the love of this world has supplanted love for God and his Word. Many, both of ministers and people, will gladly accept those great truths which God has caused to be proclaimed at this time, to prepare a people for the Lord’s second coming. The enemy of souls desires to hinder this work; and before the time for such a movement shall come, he will endeavor to prevent it, by introducing a counterfeit. In those churches which he can bring under his deceptive power, he will make it appear that God’s special blessing is poured out; there will be manifest what is thought to be great religious interest. Multitudes will exult that God is working marvelously for them, when the work is that of another spirit. Under a religious guise, Satan will seek to extend his influence over the Christian world."
The Great Controversy 1888, p. 464.1



Do you want the latter rain (testing perfecting messages) poured out upon you? This is given in measure to how badly you want it. We must deny self - take up our cross - and follow Jesus to have eternal life. How much do you really want to eat animal meats, drink milk, or eat cheese and/or butter, smoke or take mind altering prescription or non-prescription drugs? If you miss heaven because of "indulging" yourself with these things, is it really worth it to you?

The more you know of the life, teachings, and character of Jesus, the more you will love him. The better you understand the self-denial and self-sacrifice of Christ in behalf of fallen man, the more in earnest you will be to identify yourself and all your interests with Jesus Christ. Every excuse to do otherwise than this is a device of the enemy. Do not rest satisfied unless your heart is drawn out after Christ more and more. If you will read the Scriptures, and try to understand the utterances of God, that you may obey his will, you will have divine enlightenment. Then you will want to tell others of this love that animates your soul; and the more your conversation is upon Christ and his life of self-denial and self-sacrifice, the more you will have of the light and love of Jesus to talk about. You will have a fresh and living experience daily, which you cannot keep shut up to yourself. 




I know that one of the greatest dangers is in eating too much, thus making the stomach do too heavy work. I am sure that when an abstemious diet is practiced judiciously, excellent results follow.—Letter 45, 1903. (Written March 10, 1903, from Elmshaven, Sanitarium, California, to D. H. and Loretta Kress.)



Many have yielded to the indulgence of appetite until they are helpless to resist temptation. 


"In dealing with the victims of intemperance we must remember that we are not dealing with sane men, but with those who for the time being are under the power of a demon." The Ministry of Healing, p. 172.3Temperance, p. 127.3.

The Power of the Will

The tempted one needs to understand the true force of the will. This is the governing power in the nature of man—the power of decision, of choice. Everything depends on the right action of the will. Desires for goodness and purity are right, so far as they go; but if we stop here, they avail nothing. Many will go down to ruin while hoping and desiring to overcome their evil propensities. They do not yield the will (choices/mind) to God. They do not choose to serve Him.

God has given us the power of choice; it is ours to exercise. We cannot change our hearts, we cannot control our thoughts, our impulses, our affections. We cannot make ourselves pure, fit for God's service. But we can choose to serve God, we can give Him our will (our choices! our consent! to give assent or approval); then He will work in us to will and to do according to His good pleasure. Thus our whole nature will be brought under the control of Christ.



Defination of "WILL" —used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal <no one would take the job><if we will all do our best> <will you please stop that racket>  The faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action: "she has an iron will".
The mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action: championed freedom of will against a doctrine of predetermination.

transitive verb
: desirewish <call it what you will>
Synonyms:
verb. want - wish - desire - choose noun. testament - volition - wish - desire



Through the right exercise of the will, an entire change may be made in the life. By yielding up the will (our mind/choices we make - daily little choices) to Christ, we ally ourselves with divine power. We receive strength from above to hold us steadfast. A pure and noble life, a life of victory over appetite and lust, is possible to everyone who will unite his weak, wavering human will to the omnipotent, unwavering will of God.

Those who are struggling against the power of appetite should be instructed in the principles of healthful living. They should be shown that violation of the laws of health, by creating diseased conditions and unnatural cravings, lays the foundation of the liquor habit. Only by living in obedience to the [177] principles of health can they hope to be freed from the craving for unnatural stimulants. While they depend upon divine strength to break the bonds of appetite, they are to co-operate with God by obedience to His laws, both moral and physical.

Those who are endeavoring to reform should be provided with employment. None who are able to labor should be taught to expect food and clothing and shelter free of cost. For their own sake, as well as for the sake of others, some way should be devised whereby they may return an equivalent for what they receive. Encourage every effort toward self-support. This will strengthen self-respect and a noble independence. And occupation of mind and body in useful work is essential as a safeguard against temptation.

"God’s promises are all made upon conditions. If we do his will (His choices), if we walk in truth, then we may ask what we will, and it shall be done unto us." ST June 16, 1890, par. 1

"All our actions are affected by our religious experience. If our experience is founded in God; if we are daily tasting the power of the world to come, and have the fellowship of the Spirit; if each day we hold with a firmer grasp the higher life, principles that are holy and elevating will be inwrought in us, and it will be as natural for us to seek purity and holiness and separation from the world, as it is for the angels of glory to execute the mission of love assigned them. Every one who enters the pearly gates of the city of God will be a doer of the Word. He will be a partaker of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Probation is about to close. In heaven the edict will soon go forth, “It is done.” “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Soon the last prayer for sinners will have been offered, the last tear shed, the last warning given, the last entreaty made, and the sweet voice of mercy will be heard no more.

This is the reason why Satan is making such mighty efforts to secure men and women in his snare. He has come down with great power, knowing that his time is short. His special work is to secure professed Christians in his ranks, that through them he may allure and destroy souls. The enemy is playing the game of life for every soul. He is working to remove from us everything of a spiritual nature, and in the place of the precious graces of Christ to crowd our hearts with the evil traits of the carnal nature,—hatred, evil surmising, jealousy, love of the world, love of self, love of pleasure, and the pride of life. We need to be fortified against the incoming foe, who is working with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; for unless we are watching and prayerful, these evils will enter the heart, and crowd out all that is good.

Many who profess to believe the word of God do not seem to understand the deceptive working of the enemy. They do not realize that the end of time is near. It is so easy to drift into worldly methods and customs, and have no more thought of the time in which we live than had the people in Noah’s day. But if men forget, Satan does not; and while men sleep, he works. Through his influence, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life control men and women. Satan is at work even among the people of God, to cause disunion. Selfishness, corruption, and evil of every kind are taking a firm hold upon hearts. With many the precious word of God is neglected. A novel or a story book engages the attention, and fascinates the mind. That which excites the imagination is eagerly devoured, while the word of God is set aside.

It was because they overlooked the word of God that the Jewish nation rejected Christ, demanding that a robber be granted them, and that the Prince of Life be crucified. And in these last days professed Christians are committing the same sin. They are weighed in the balances and are found wanting because they suffer their minds to be engrossed with things of little importance, while eternal truth is neglected. The truth of God, which would elevate and sanctify and refine, and fit men for the finishing touch of immortality 
(when Jesus comes in the clouds of Heaven - his feet will NOT touch the ground - we will raised up to meet Him in the clouds to be changed in an instant from mortal to immorality), is set aside for things of minor importance.

I appeal to the churches (our bodies - 1 Corinthians 6:19): Stand out separate and distinct from the world,—in the world,
but not of it, reflecting the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness, being pure, holy, and undefiled, and by faith carrying light into all the highways and byways of the earth. O that all may arouse and manifest to the world that theirs is a living faith, that a vital issue is before the world, and soon Jesus will come. Let men see that we believe that we are on the borders of the eternal world. (Let's not retrograde right on the borders of the Heavenly Canaan by failing to eat the foods that will help us to become like Jesus!) 


I want to tell you, friends, today it is near. Time is not just going to keep going on. It is going to come to a close and when it comes to a close, it will be too late to be ready. You will either be ready or you will be lost. How is it going to be for you? Are you going to make a covenant with the Lord and say, Lord, by Your grace and power, I am going to study Your Word. I am going to pray. I am going to follow instructions, I am going to be ready by Your grace and power.

You can be, but, oh, friend, do not procrastinate. Do not procrastinate! Do not let anybody tell
 you, Oh, those revival and reformation preachers, they do not know what they are talking about. Time is going to go on another 50 or 100 years. I have actually heard people talking like that. The Bible says in Matthew 24:48, the "evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;".

And Jesus said, At a time when you think not, when you think it is not yet going to happen, it is all going to come to an end.  Therefore, the only safe thing to do is to be ready, now. 


The Mirror

God has given in his word a mirror into which the sinner may look and discover the defects of his moral character. That mirror is the royal law of God, the ten commandments. We are to compare our character with the law of God, and if that law condemns us, if we are breaking any of its requirements, then our garments are defiled by sin; and all the efforts we may make in our own strength will not efface one stain, one spot of sin. We must go to Jesus, humble the heart before him, and confessing our sins, forsake them. We must cease to transgress the law of God, but exercise repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the only one who can remove these defiled garments of sin, and clothe us in the robe of Christ’s righteousness.

"But there is something for you to do, in seeking the Lord with an earnest purpose of heart and forsaking your sins; for Jesus will not save you if you continue to transgress the law. You must, through faith in Christ, overcome sin. Through the strength Jesus gives you, you must day by day be engaged in washing the garments of your character and making them white in the blood of the Lamb. How thankful we should be to God that we do not have to make these efforts in our own finite strength! Jesus brings us divine help to aid our human efforts.

Do not be led astray with the error of the wicked. The tempter’s voice will be heard on every side, telling you that you are not now required to keep the law of God. This is a device of Satan. God has a law, and men must keep it. If they disregard these rules, they will not have that perfection of character that will give them an entrance into the mansions above. None need to make a mistake in regard to the character required to become members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King; for God wrote these ten holy rules on tables of stone and kept them in the ark made for them, called the ark of God’s testimony. The cover of this ark of pure gold, was called the mercy-seat, to signify that although death was the penalty for transgressing the law, mercy came through Jesus Christ to pardon the repentant, believing sinner.

The only hope of any man lies through Jesus Christ who brought the robe of his righteousness to put upon the sinner who would lay off his filthy garments. There are very many who cling to their filthy garments, which Christ stands ready to remove, choosing the spots and stains of sin rather than the pure robe of Christ’s righteousness. The pure and holy garments are not prepared to be put on by any one after he has entered the gate of the city. All who enter will have on the robe of Christ’s righteousness and the name of God will be seen in their foreheads. This name is the symbol which the apostle saw in vision, and signifies the yielding of the mind to intelligent and loyal obedience to all of God’s commandments. There will be no covering up of sins and faults to hide the deformity of character; no robes will be half washed; but all will be pure and spotless.

Now in these hours of probation I hope that our youth will receive the truth in the heart, that they may be sanctified through it. The more you know of the life, teachings, and character of Jesus, the more you will love him. The better you understand the self-denial and self-sacrifice of Christ in behalf of fallen man, the more in earnest you will be to identify yourself and all your interests with Jesus Christ. Every excuse to do otherwise than this is a device of the enemy. Do not rest satisfied unless your heart is drawn out after Christ more and more. If you will read the Scriptures, and try to understand the utterances of God, that you may obey his will, you will have divine enlightenment. Then you will want to tell others of this love that animates your soul; and the more your conversation is upon Christ and his life of self-denial and self-sacrifice, the more you will have of the light and love of Jesus to talk about. You will have a fresh and living experience daily, which you cannot keep shut up to yourself. You will feel the deepest grief to see others neglect this great salvation.

Those who identify their interests wholly with Christ will want to serve him, and the more they work the works of Christ in seeking to bless others, the more will Jesus impart his light and his love to them, that they may communicate it to others. Be guarded that you do not try to teach others unless you are a daily learner in the school of Christ yourself. We must repeat his lessons; we must manifest his spirit of kindness, patience, forbearance, and love. You cannot impart to others that which you have not yourself. Keep the light and love of God burning in your hearts, that you may help others; for more zeal, greater devotion, and more steady, earnest faith is needed. You must do much watching and praying, as well as searching of the Scriptures if you learn the precious lessons of faith. You must guard against making feelings a criterion; this of itself is no evidence that you are a child of God, or that you are not. “By their fruits ye shall know them.” It is obedience and faith that unite us with Jesus Christ. You must learn the simple art of taking God at his word. Then you have solid ground beneath your feet.

Now is the time to consult the mirror of God’s word, to look carefully to see if you do not stand condemned by it. If you stand condemned, then change at once your habits; for you can never reach the hand of Christ by continuing to transgress the law of God. But when you exercise repentance toward God because you have transgressed his law, then your only hope is to have faith in Jesus Christ. If we sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. Come to Jesus by living faith. Put off evil, which clings to the soul to poison all its springs of action. We must fight against the sins that war against the soul. You cannot in your own strength do this work, but come to Jesus in faith. He will help you and strengthen you to put away evil tendencies, and will array you in the true beauty of his character. We are exhorted to put on the Lord Jesus. Simple faith and obedience go hand in hand. Your faith without obedience to God’s holy law is of no value, but obedience to God and faith in the Great Sacrifice offered,—that his blood was shed for you, and you will accept the righteousness of Christ,—will make you an overcomer. Put your trust in Jesus Christ, and he will bring you off more than conqueror." YI August 18, 1886, par. 1


"Every needless transgression of the laws which God has established in our being, is virtually a violation of the law of God, and is as great a sin in the sight of Heaven as to break the Ten Commandments. Ignorance up­on this important subject, is sin; the light is now beaming upon us, and we are without excuse if we do not cherish the light, and become intelligent in regard to these things, which it is our highest earthly interest to under­stand."—Counsels on Health, p. 40.

  1. "Who will enter in through the gates into the City?—Not those who declare that they cannot break the force of appetite." Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, 19.
  2. "One of the highest attainments in the Christian life is to control appetite. . . . Without this victory, all hope of Heaven is vain." Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, 206.
  3. "It is impossible for a man to present his body a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, while continuing to indulge habits that are depriving him of physical, mental and moral vigor."Counsels on Health, 23.
  4. "It is impossible to present our bodies a living sacrifice to God when we continually fill them with corruption and disease by our own sinful indulgence." Counsels on Health, 24.
  5. "It is impossible for the spirit and power of the truth to sanctify a man soul, body, and spirit, when he is controlled by appetite and passion." Testimonies, vol. 3, 570.
  6. "A diseased body and a disordered intellect, because of continued indulgence in hurtful lust, make sanctification of the body and spirit impossible." Counsels on Diet and Foods, 44.
  7. "It is impossible for those who indulge the appetite to attain to Christian perfection."Testimonies, vol. 2, 400.
  8. "It is impossible for men and women, while under the power of sinful, health-destroying, brain-enervating habits, to appreciate sacred truth." Counsels on health, 21.
  9. "It is impossible for an intemperate man to be a Christian, for his higher powers are brought into slavery to the passions." Testimonies, vol. 3, 51.
  10. "In order to render to God perfect service, we must have clear conceptions of His will. This will require us to use only healthful food, prepared in a simple manner, that the fine nerves of the brain be not injured, making it impossible for us to discern the value of the atonement, and the priceless worth of the cleansing blood of Christ." Our High Calling, 308.
  11. "It is impossible for those who make free use of flesh meats to have an unclouded brain and an active intellect." Testimonies, vol. 2, 62.
  12. "It is impossible for any to enjoy the blessing of sanctification while they are selfish and gluttonous." Counsels on Health, 66. "The spirit of selfishness is strange fire (before the Lord) which should not be mingled with God’s sacred service." HM June 1, 1897, Art. A, par. 16 "Judas was possessed of the demon of selfishness." RH May 12, 1903, par. 13.
  13. "It is impossible for you to increase in spiritual strength while your appetite and passions are not under perfect control." Counsels on Diet and Foods, 63.
  14. "It is impossible for those who give the reins to appetite to attain to Christian perfection."Counsels on Diet and Foods, 236.
  15. "It is impossible to work for the salvation of men and women without presenting to them the need of breaking away from sinful gratifications, which destroy the health, debase the soul, and prevent divine truth from impressing the mind. Men and women must be taught to take a careful review of every habit and practice, and at once put away those things that cause an unhealthy condition of the body." Counsels on Health, 445.
"It is impossible for those who indulge the appetite to attain to Christian perfection." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 57.5Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, p. 399.3



Why is it impossible, you may ask?
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"They will become apostates unless they put away their pride and self-confidence, unless they have an entire transformation of character."—Letter 5, 1883. Selected Messages Book 3, p. 415.4






Our eternal destiny is determined by what we EAT, DRINK and SAY!

"It is by the daily transactions of life, by the spirit we manifest, that we determine our eternal destiny." RH September 17, 1895, par. 4

Solomon calls to our attention that it is "the little foxes that spoil the vine." Song of Solomon 2:15

"The little sins that men think are of so trivial a character that on their account they will not be brought into condemnation, are very offensive in the sight of God. Says one, “You are too severe, a man must be allowed these little defects of character.” Let us hear the words of Christ. He says, “Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” People venture to commit sins that are grievous in the sight of God, and think that they are not to be called to task for them, because they say they are due to nervousness, to a peculiar temperament; but this is simply soothing the conscience, and crying, “Peace, peace, when there is no peace.” Sin is sin, and it is the delusion of Satan to look upon it in any other light than that it is grievous.

We may flatter ourselves that we are free from many things of which others are guilty; but if we have some strong points of character, and but one weak point, there is yet a communion between sin and the soul. The heart is divided in its service, and says, “Some of self and some of thee.” The child of God must search out the sin which he has petted and indulged himself in, and permit God to cut it out of his heart. He must overcome that one sin; for it is not a trifling matter in the sight of God.

One says, “I am not the least jealous, but then I do get provoked and say mean things, although I am always sorry after giving way to temper.” Another says, “I have this fault or that, but then I just despise such and such meanness as is manifested by a certain person of my acquaintance.” The Lord has not given us a list of graded sins, so that we may reckon some as of little consequence, and say that they will do but little harm, while others are of greater magnitude and will do much harm. A chain is no stronger than is its weakest link. We might pronounce such a chain good on the whole, but if one link is weak, the chain cannot be depended on. The work of overcoming is to be the study of every soul who enters the kingdom of God. That impatient word quivering on your lips must be left unspoken. That thought that your character is not rightly estimated must be put from you; for it weakens your influence, and works out the sure result, making you of light estimation in the minds of others. You should overcome the idea that you are a martyr, and lay claim to the promise of Christ, who says, “My grace is sufficient for thee.” RH August 1, 1893, par. 5 


"Christ works within us, and His righteousness is upon us.
Without this no soul will be entitled to heaven. We would not enjoy heaven unless qualified for its holy atmosphere by the influence of the Spirit and the righteousness of Christ." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 394.3

Vital Connection With Christ Necessary: RH August 1, 1893, par. 5 

"To Abide in Christ the Will (our choices) Must Be Surrendered." ST October 29, 1894, par. 4



“Some Shall Depart From the Faith” RH May 8, 1888, par. 1

"In order to gain the victory over every besetment of the enemy, we must lay hold on a power that is out of and beyond ourselves. We must maintain a constant, living connection with Christ, who has power to give victory to every soul that will maintain an attitude of faith and humility." Ye Shall Receive Power, p. 365.4




Prodigal Son, robe & Father: Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him - this represents the robe of righteousness that our Heavenly Father wants to put on us -even after we left him and went and ate even worse than pigs food, like the prodigal son, many today eat the pigs themselves!

"Oh, that our people could realize what advantages would be theirs if they would look constantly to Jesus.... He is our Alpha and our Omega. Pressing close to Him, and holding communion with Him, we become like Him. Through the transforming power of the Spirit of Christ, we are changed in heart and life."—(Australasian) Union Conference Record, February 1, 1904.

"Unless we are meek and lowly, we cannot in truth claim that we have any conception of the character of God."  Sons and Daughters of God, p. 68.4  "The spirit of selfishness is strange fire which should not be mingled with God’s sacred service." HM June 1, 1897, Art. A, par. 16"Judas was possessed of the demon of selfishness.RH May 12, 1903, par. 13, S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 5, p. 1102.2

  1. Leviticus 10:1
    And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire (selfishness - the spirit of the demon called selfishness) before the LORD, which he commanded them not.

  2. Numbers 3:4
    And Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD, when they offered strange fire before the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children: and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office in the sight of Aaron their father.

"Christ works within us, and His righteousness is upon usWithout this no soul will be entitled to heaven. We would not enjoy heaven unless qualified for its holy atmosphere by the influence of the Spirit and the righteousness of Christ." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 394.3

"It is in probationary time, the time in which we are living, that we should calmly contemplate the terms of salvation, and live according to the conditions laid down in the word of GodWe should educate and train ourselves, hour by hour and day by day, by careful discipline, to perform every duty. We should become acquainted with God and with Jesus Christ whom he has sent. In every trial it is our privilege to draw upon him who has said, “Let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.” The Lord says he is more willing to give us the Holy Spirit than parents are to give bread to their children. Then let us have the oil of grace in our vessels with our lamps, that we may not be found among those who are represented as foolish virgins, who were not prepared to go forth to meet the bridegroom." RH September 17, 1895, par. 4

In all you do, let your thought be, “Is this the way of the Lord? Will this please my Saviour? He gave His life for me; what can I give back to God? I can only say, ‘Of Thine own, O lord, I freely give Thee.’” Unless the name of God is written in your forehead,—written there because God is the center of your thoughts,—you will not be meet for the inheritance in light. It is your Creator who has poured out to you all heaven in one wondrous gift,—His only-begotten Son...." Counsels on Stewardship, p. 46.2

"Christ has promised the gift of the Holy Spirit to His church, and the promise belongs to us as much as to the first disciples. But like every other promise, it is given on conditions. There are many who believe and profess to claim the Lord's promise; they talk about Christ and about the Holy Spirit, yet receive no benefit. They do not surrender the soul to be guided and controlled by the divine agenciesWe cannot use the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is to use us. Through the Spirit God works in His people "to will and to do of His good pleasure." Phil. 2:13. But many will not submit to this. They want to manage themselves. This is why they do not receive the heavenly gift. Only to those who wait humbly upon God, who watch for His guidance and grace, is the Spirit given. The power of God awaits their demand and reception. This promised blessing, claimed by faith, brings all other blessings in its train. It is given according to the riches of the grace of Christ, and He is ready to supply every soul according to the capacity to receive." The Desire of Ages, p. 672.1

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"A knowledge of God is the foundation of all true education and of all true service." (Ellen White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8, pages 292, 293)



“The Lord Jesus Christ is the author of our being, and He is also the author of our redemption, and everyone who will enter the kingdom of God will develop a character that is the counterpart of the character of God.

“The Lord, by close and pointed truths for these last days, is cleaving out a people from the world and purifying them unto Himself. Pride and unhealthful fashions, the love of display, the love of approbation (praise)—all must be left with the world if we would be renewed in knowledge after the image of Him who created us.


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"We should let nothing obstruct our progress in the way to everlasting life. Our eternal interest is at stake. There must be a thorough work wrought in us, or we shall fail of Heaven. But Jesus invites us to make him our strength, our support. He will be to us a present help in every time of need. He will be as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. May it not be our great anxiety to succeed in this world; but may the burden of our souls be, How shall I secure the better world? What have I to do to be saved? In saving our own souls, we save others. In lifting ourselves, we lift others. In fastening our grasp upon the truth, and upon the throne of God, we aid others to fix their trembling faith upon the promises of God, and his eternal throne. The position all must come into, is to value salvation, dearer than earthly gain, to count everything but loss that they may win Christ. The consecration must be entire. God will admit of no reserve, of no divided sacrifice, no idol. All must die to self, and to the world. Then let us each renew our consecration to God daily. Everlasting life is worth a life-long, persevering, untiring effort.RH March 18, 1880, par. 19

Wear your robe BY Faith in Jesus, in HIS power, HIS righteousness! Believe that HE can change our choices and desires to be HIS choices & desires!


"If we are following Christ,
His merits, imputed to us, come up before the Father as sweet odor. And the graces of our Saviour's character, implanted in our hearts, will shed around us a precious fragrance. The spirit of love, meekness, and forbearance pervading our life will have power to soften and subdue hard hearts and win to Christ bitter opposers of the faith." {5T 174.1} 



Matthew 21:13 "It is written," he said to them, "'My house (our fleshy bodies) will be called a house of prayer."

"It is written," he said to them, "'My house will be called a house of prayer,' but you are making it a 'den of robbers (thieves).'"




Eat these foods to get these characteristics! 

(Graham flour bread) Fruits, vegetables, 
(freshly squeezed or raw) nuts & Grains  and water to be gentle, faithful, self-control, meekness, peace, joy, love, kindness, patience, goodness....Jesus will supply you with the power to obey - claim His victories as your own.

What we have been putting in our bodies is robbing Jesus of His purchased possession, us! We don't even realize it! The wrong foods we eat steals our minds from staying focused on Jesus, the Son of God and His Father and God. The thoughts we think and the words we speak are prayers - prayers for good or bad.

Those who attack TRUTH are controlled by the Adversary. But when I pray for you, or when anyone else prays for you, that gives Jesus Christ the right to come to you and begin revealing Himself to you, showing His great love for you. The Adversary must step aside and allow Jesus access to your life. And you CANNOT stop this process.

My prayers and the prayers of others give Jesus the right to begin working gently on your heart and mind, opening your eyes to TRUTH, opening your heart to Him. This occurs slowly and almost imperceptibly at first, like a gentle breeze, so softly that you won't even realize it is happening. Then progressively, over time, you will begin to understand TRUTH, little by little. He NEVER forces Himself upon you. 

You may try to resist it at first, but you will NOT be able to because,

"It is the goodness of God that leads you to repentance" (Romans 2:4).

God is in charge - - and you are NOT! Even though you wish not to be, you are a living witness to the power of Jesus Christ. You are alive and breathing ONLY because He created you and continues to give you life. Without Him, you would cease to exist.
















1 Corinthians 10:31 "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory (character) of God." Do not grieve away the presence of God. 


Medication of Your Mind - All Foods and drinks are a DRUG


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FDA Calls Cheerios an “Unapproved Drug”· All food and drink is regulated as a drug by our government, through the FDA! They seek to control and to cover the farm-to-table spectrum of food production. Learn more here about this: http://drday.com/tumor.htm#rumors

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1 Peter 5:8 "Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." Can you be sober-minded if you are MEDICATED by wrong food choices, beverage choices - anything we put in our mouth or absorb through our skin or eyes? The Greek word translated as "sober" is nepho, which literally means "drink no wine." From this it derived a broader meaning being self-controlled, free of confusion, clear headed, sound of mind, or keeping your head.

Revelation 18:23 (KJV) "And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived." 


Isaiah 56:7 "these I will bring to my holy mountain (God) and give them joy


"Fruits and grains (pulse), prepared in the most simple form, are the most healthful, and will impart the greatest amount of nourishment to the body, and, at the same time, not impair the intellect." 2T 399 Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, p. 399.3, Testimony Studies on Diet and Foods, p. 59.5

Daniel 1:12-16

King James Version (KJV)

12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse (grains, like oatmeal) to eat, and water to drink.

13 Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.

14 So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days.

15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.

16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.


"This request was not preferred in a defiant spirit, but was solicited as a great favor. . . . Daniel and his companions . . . were courteous, kind, respectful, possessing the grace of meekness and modesty. And now as Daniel and his fellows were brought to the test, they placed themselves fully on the side of righteousness and truth. They did not move capriciously, but intelligently. They decided that as flesh meat had not composed their diet in the past, neither should it come into their diet in the future. And as the use of wine had been prohibited to all those who should engage in the service of God, they determined that they would not partake of it." In Heavenly Places, page 261.

Jesus refused the mind numbing concoction given to Him on the cross - because He was in the service of His God and Father (John 20:17), and He did not want to lose His faculties to be able to resist temptation - it was possible for Him to sin and lose the battle right at the last second - and He chose not to risk it. How much more we as mortals should  not risk clouding our minds with foods or drinks (alcohol, wine, caffeinated or refined sugar beverages, or beverages made of animal products (milk).  For More Information about Milk go to: http://www.notmilk.com(MILK is a deadly poison. Each sip contains growth hormones, fat, cholesterol, allergenic proteins, blood, pus, antibiotic, bacteria and virus.) Pure distilled water and fresh fruit or vegetable juices and herbal teas (like catnip tea, peppermint tea, many, many kinds) are what our creator (Jesus Hebrews 1:2,8-10) and His God and Father and our God and Father designed for us to drink.  

Jesus says in John 20:17 (KJV) “Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to MY God and your God.'"

 "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air; but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection, lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway." 1 Corinthians 9:23-25

When Christ comes in the clouds - it is NOT to cleanse us of our sins, to remove from us the defects in our characters, cure us of the infirmities of our tempers and dispositions--this work is DONE before He comes! We will THEN receive the finishing touch of immortality! ST September 18, 1879, par. 5http://www.earlysda.com/testimony/testimony-18.html


Remember, Our eternal destiny is determined by what we EAT or DRINK!

Recommendation of a balanced, varied vegetarian (Vegan) diet as preferable to a diet including flesh food, dairy products and other stimulants like coffee, cigarettes, tea, ect. 

Here is the main food groups I pick from today that Jesus created for us to eat. Anything that has been "processed" by being heated - kills the enzymes that feed your body. It may kill bad bacteria to heat it - but it also kills good vitamins and enzymes - so it becomes dead food - worthless to heal and maintain your body. So eat nothing that comes in a bag, box, can or jar - that has been processed or heated. (exception: home type canning in a jar to preserve fruits and vegtables for winter use)

Grains: Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain. Grain legumes are cultivated for their seeds, and are also called pulses. (remember the story about Daniel and His three friends? They ate pulse!) Grain legumes include beanslentilslupinspeas, and peanuts.[6] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legume

** Should leave off the wheat for 21 days (gluten). See if you feel better without gluten. Look for certified gluten-free oatmeal.

"Fruits and grains, prepared in the most simple form, are the most healthful, and will impart the greatest amount of nourishment to the body, and, at the same time, not impair the intellect."  2T 399

Vegetables
: Any vegetable or 100% *FRESH* vegetable juice counts as a member of the vegetable group. (Juice that has not been heated to destroy live enzymes.)

Fruits
: Any fruit or 100% *FRESH* fruit juice counts as part of the fruit group. (Juice that has not been heated to destroy live enzymes.) 

Healthy Fruit Foods  Apples Apricots Bananas Blueberries Blackberries Cantaloupe Cranberries Figs Grapefruit Grapes Honeydew Kiwifruit/chinese gooseberries Lemon Limes Mango Nectarines Oranges Papaya Pears Peaches Pineapple Plums Pomegranates Prunes Raisins Raspberries Strawberries Watermelon

Meat = legumes/nuts. Legumes are among the best protein sources. eating more legumes IS a safe alternative to flesh meat.Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, soybeans, and peanuts.  A legume fruit is a simple dry fruit that develops from a simple carpel and usually dehisces (opens along a seam) on two sides. A common name for this type of fruit is a pod, although the term "pod" is also applied to a few other fruit types, such as vanilla and radish.Legumes are a good source of slowly-digesting carbohydrates and resistant starch. Beans:  dry beans or peas, nuts, and seeds are considered part of this group. Dry beans and peas are part of this group as well as the vegetable group. (brown rice and beans make a complete protein) 

What is Quinoa?  Click this link for more info

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch.




Leave off the following foods out of your diet like JJ Virgin suggests for 21 days and SEE what kind of health benefits you get:
  1. SOY
  2. PEANUTS
  3. CORN
  4. SUGAR AND ARTIFICIAL SWEETNERS (No more than 5 grams of sugar per serving.)
  5. EGGS
  6. DAIRY
  7. GLUTEN

I suggest lateral shifts. Instead of white rice, for instance, have quinoa. And instead of white potatoes, have sweet potatoes. Far richer in nutrients & fiber.

Answer: Here's our Quinoa Chili Recipe

What To Do With Cooked Quinoa:

When I cook quinoa I always make a double batch so I have some left over in the fridge or freezer to use in the recipes below.

Use the basic quinoa recipe above as a starting point, and substitute quinoa for couscous or rice in almost any meal. Just a few examples of easy quinoa recipes using cooked quinoa:

Breakfast QuinoaQuinoa BurgersQuinoa SaladQuinoa Veggie Stir Fry

Great recipes to eat with quinoa:

Butternut Squash StewCrockpot Chickpea CurryMixed Veggies In Coconut Curry SauceMozambique Vegetable StewTofu Bak Choy Stir Fry


Searches related to quinoa


"According to the protein combining theory, legumes should be combined with another protein source such as a grain in the same meal, to balance out the amino acid levels. Protein combining has lost favor as theory (with even its original proponent, Frances Moore Lappé, rejecting the need for protein combining in 1981[7]) - a variety of protein sources is considered healthy, but these do not have to be consumed at the same meal. In any case, vegetarian cultures often serve legumes along with grains, which are low in the essential amino acid lysine, creating a more complete protein than either the beans or the grains on their own.

Common examples of such combinations are dal with rice by Indians, and beans with corn tortillas, tofu with rice, and peanut butter with wheat bread.[8]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legume


Nut foods are often used unwisely, that too large a proportion of nuts is used, that some nuts are not as wholesome as others. Almonds are preferable to peanuts; but peanuts, in limited quantities, may be used in connection with grains to make nourishing and digestible food. Concerning flesh meat, we should educate the people to let it alone. Its use is contrary to the best development of the physical, mental, and moral powers. THE HEALTH FOOD MINISTRY, PAGE 34. "Many who are now only half converted on the question of meat eating will go from God’s people to walk no more with them." — Councils on Diet and Foods, p. 382; "A diet of flesh-meat tends to develop animalism. A development of animalism lessens spirituality, rendering the mind incapable of understanding truth." —Counsels on Health, p. 574

Oils
: Olive Oils are fats that are liquid at room temperature. "Olives may be so prepared as to be eaten with good results at every meal. The advantages sought by the use of butter may be obtained by the eating of properly prepared olives. The oil in the olives relieves constipation; and for consumptives, and for those who have inflamed, irritated stomachs, (acid reflux?) it is better than any drug. As a food it is better than any oil coming secondhand from animals." THE HEALTH FOOD MINISTRY, PAGE 34
"Canned black olives may contain chemicals (usually ferrous sulfate) that turn them black artificially." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive


Have you tried "Earth Balance Buttery Spread"?

(Sugars: Added syrups that are added to foods or beverages when they are prepared. Pure maple syrup and honey)






Both Raw Honey and Agave provide sweetness and great taste.

Resource - http://www.savvyvegetarian.com/

Savvy Vegetarian Supports Vegetarian & Vegan Diet

Savvy Veg is for everybody, from life-long veg to just thinking about it



New awesome discovery for So Delicious Dairy Free- mix chocolate protein powder into plain coconut GreekStyle Yogurt - chocolate pudding! top with slivered almonds - totally decadent!


WHEATGRASS THE PERFECT FOOD = http://www.amenhealth.com/hisofwheat.html



There are some who would be benefited more by abstinence from food for a day or two every week than by any amount of treatment or medical advice. To fast one day a week would be of incalculable benefit to them.

Science proves Ellen White right again! See: Intermittent Fasting Finally Becoming Mainstream Health Recommendation

It would be well for us to do less cooking and to eat more fruit in its natural state. Let us teach the people to eat freely of the fresh grapes, apples, peaches, pears, berries, and all other kinds of fruit that can be obtained. Let these be prepared for winter use by canning, using glass, as far as possible, instead of tin. THE HEALTH FOOD MINISTRY, PAGE 34

Stuffed Winter Squash

Stuffed Winter Squash: Hearty Delicious Main Dish Vegan Holiday Recipe
http://www.savvyvegetarian.com/



"In our family we have breakfast at half past six o’clock, and dinner at half past one. We have no supper. We would change our times of eating a little, were it not for the fact that these are the most convenient hours for some of the members of the family. I eat two meals a day, and still follow the light given me 35 years ago. I use no meat. As for myself, I have settled the butter question. I do not use it." Manuscript Releases Volume Thirteen [Nos. 1000-1080], p. 42.3

"I eat only two meals a day. But I do not think that the number of meals should be made a test. If there are those who are better in health when eating three meals, it is their privilege to have three. I choose two meals. For thirty-five years I have practiced the two-meal system.—Letter 30, 1903 (See also CDF, p. 178). Ellen G. White: Volume 2—The Progressive Years: 1862-1876, By Arthur L. White, p. 497.3


Linseed oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linseed_oilLinseed oil, also known as flaxseed oil, is a colorless to yellowish oil obtained from the dried ripe seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum, Linaceae).

Flax seed has many health-enhancing properties, and golden flax has a delicious, fresh, and nutty flavour.

EAT FREELY OF THESE!!!

Fresh Grapes:

Apples

Peaches

Pears - Pears have a flavor that ranges from tangy to sweet to spicy, and a texture that can be crisp, buttery, or in between. Many varieties exist, with intriguing differences in shape and color. Juicy and sweet, with a soft, buttery yet somewhat grainy texture, the white to cream-colored flesh of pears was once referred to by Homer, the Greek story teller, as the "gift of the gods".  Pears are members of the rose family and so are related to the apple and the quince. Pears generally have a large round bottom that tapers towards the top but there are some varieties that are round. And depending upon the variety, their paper-thin skins can either be yellow, green, brown, red or a combination of two or more of these colors. Though there are thousands of varieties of pears with each differing in size, shape, color, taste and storage qualities, the Bosc, Bartlett, Anjou and Comice pears are the most commonly available types in the United States.  Like apples, pears have a core that features several seeds.

Pear Recipes

Poached Ginger Pears




Berries - Berries are the best fruit because they're low in sugar/high in fiber. 


To cool down, I made a special beverage, strawberry limeade.





A cocktail of enzymes is waiting inside every strawberry.


Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Strawberries, rhubarb and honey are simmered over gentle heat to create this simple compote.

I love the combination of strawberry and rhubarb, it's one of my favorite!





Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes 
Servings: 11 • Serving Size: 1/4 cup • Old Points: 0 pt • Points+: 1 pt
Calories: 32.7 • Fat: 0.2 g • Protein: 0.6 g • Carb: 7.9 g • Fiber: 1.7 g • Sugar: 5.3

  • 1 lb strawberries, washed and dried
  • 1 lb rhubarb, leaves removed and stalks washed
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp water

Hull strawberries and cut into quarters. Cut rhubarb in 2 inch slices.


Combine compote ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil and gently simmer over medium-low heat until reduced and thickened and the fruit has softened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Makes about 2 3/4 cups.





As intelligent human beings let us individually study the principles and use our experience and judgment in deciding what foods are best for us.



The foods used should be suited to the occupation in which we are engaged and the climate in which we live. Some foods that are suitable in one country will not do in another.

Vegetables Enter the Human Diet

After the Fall, humans were also permitted to eat vegetables. This may have been because the original foods were not as available as they were before. Satan's work is to destroy God's creation whenever he can. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, Satan stole their dominion of the planet, and the whole of creation has been groaning ever since. God told Adam that the earth would be cursed—that it would produce thorns and thistles—and that he "will eat the plants of the field" (Genesis 3:18 NIV).

Vegetables are very rich in elemental sulfur and are good cleansers of the digestive tract. Vegetables also take longer to digest than the fruits, grains, and seeds that God originally gave humans to eat. It has been proven that if one eats vegetables with any of the original foods at the same meal, fermentation takes place in the gut. This is not a healthy practice (See Food Combining Chart).

Compatible Combinations of Plant Foods - Graph  Author: Professor Walter J. Veith, PhD

Summary: Some fruits and vegetables should not be eaten together, as they can react and cause digestive issues. This graph was taken from the book Diet and Health by Dr. Walter Veith.


The Lord would bring His people into a position where they will not touch or taste the flesh of dead animals. Then let not these things be prescribed by any physicians who have a knowledge of the truth for this time. There is no safety in the eating of the flesh of dead animals, and in a short time the milk of the cows will also be excluded from the diet of God’s commandment-keeping people. In a short time it will not be safe to use anything that comes from the animal creation. Those who take God at His word, and obey His commandments with the whole heart, will be blessed. He will be their shield of protection. But the Lord will not be trifled with. Distrust, disobedience, alienation from God’s will and way will place the sinner in a position where the Lord can not give him His divine favor....

Again I will refer to the diet question. We can not now do as we have ventured to do in the past in regard to meat-eating. It has always been a curse to the human family, but now it is made particularly so in the curse which God has pronounced upon the herds of the field, because of man’s transgression and sin. The disease upon animals is becoming more and more common, and our only safety now is in leaving meat entirely alone. The most aggravated diseases are now prevalent, and the very last thing that physicians who are enlightened should do, is to advise patients to eat meat. It is in eating meat so largely in this country that men and women are becoming demoralized, their blood corrupted, and disease planted in the system. Because of meat-eating, many die, and they do not understand the cause. If the truth were known, it would bear testimony it was the flesh of animals that has passed through death. The thought offeeding on dead flesh is repulsive, but there is something besides this. In eating meat we partake of diseased dead flesh, and this sows its seed of corruption in the human organism. Testimonies for the Church 2:404-405

Could you know just the nature of the meat you eat, could you see the animals when living from which the flesh is taken when dead, you would turn with loathing from your flesh-meats. The very animals whose flesh you eat, are frequently so diseased, that, if left alone, they would die of themselves; but while the breath of life is in them, they are killed and brought to market. You take directly into your system humors and poison of the worst kind, and yet you realize it not. You love to indulge appetite. You have this lesson to learn: “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 
The Facts of Faith 2:146-148; Testimony Studies on Diet and Foods, p. 71.3

This "Secondary" Disinfectant is Now a Primary Health Threat
Keeps this "safe" as it travels to you... but beware its hidden risks no one is telling you about. It's toxic to frogs, fish, reptiles... Learn how to reverse your risks today while there's still time... 

I have been buying the Always Save brand of DISTILLED water to drink. I buy it by the case - 6 gallons to a case. It costs about 87 cents a gallon. You might want to keep a hundred or so of these on hand? If you can afford it....


How To Stay Healthy In Tough Economic Times

Almost everything you purchase that comes in a package, box, can, or container of any kind from your grocery store is a non-food, a food incapable of nourishing your God created physical body. So the question I’d like you to consider is, “Is the purchase of these foods a good investment?”

The next time you go grocery shopping, evaluate how many dollars you spend on whole, living, raw foods, the foods God designed your body to be nourished with.

Then compare the dollars you spend on manufactured non-foods, which have practically no nutritional value, and which create physical problems for which you need to spend additional dollars to remedy.

When you buy and consume those manufactured non-foods, you pay twice – once when you buy and consume those foods that made you sick and you pay a second time in an effort to overcome the physical problems generated by those foods.

>>Full Article by George Malkmus

"There are but few as yet who are aroused sufficiently to understand how much their hab­its of diet have to do with their health, their characters, their usefulness in this world, and their eternal destiny." —Testimonies, vol. 1, pp. 488, 489.

"There has been a continual backsliding in health reform, and as a result God is dis­honored by a great lack of spirituality. Bar­riers have been erected which would never have been seen had God's people walked in the light."—Counsels on Health, p. 578.

"God cannot let His Holy Spirit rest upon those who, while they know how they should eat for health, persist in a course that will enfeeble mind and body."—Counsels on Diet and Foods, pp. 55, 56.

"True conversion to the message of present truth embraces conversion to the principles of health reform."—Notebook Leaflets, vol. 1, no. 19, p. 4.

"We shall learn that it is best, for both our physical and our spiritual advancement, to observe simplicity in diet."—Counsels on Health, p. 127.

"The Redeemer of the world knew that the indulgence of appetite would . . so deaden the perceptive organs that sacred and eternal things would not be discerned."—Testimonies, vol. 3, p. 486.

"Every violation of principle in eating and drinking, blunts the perceptive faculties, mak­ing it impossible for them to appreciate or place the right value upon eternal things." —Counsels on Health, p. 38.

"Keep clear of intemperance. You cannot afford to weaken your mental or physical pow­ers, lest you become unable to discern spiritual things."—Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 168.

"Those who are in a position where it is possible to secure a vegetarian diet, but who choose to follow their own preferences in this matter, eating and drinking as they please, will gradually grow careless of the instruction the Lord has given regarding other phases of the present truth, and will lose their perception of what is truth; they will surely reap as they have sown."——Counsels on Diet and Foodsp. 403.

"Those who, having had the light upon the subject of eating and dressing with simplicity, in obedience to moral and physical laws, still turn from the light which points out their duty, will shun duty in other things. By shun­ning the cross which they would have to take up in order to be in harmony with natural law, they blunt the conscience; and they will, to avoid reproach, violate the ten command­ments. There is with some a decided unwilling­ness to endure the cross and despise the shame." —Counsels on Diet and Foodsp. 49.

"This is where many stumble; they waver between denial of appetite and its indulgence, and finally are overcome by the enemy and yield the truth."—Testimonies, vol. 4, p. 31.

"It Is Just as Much a Sin . . ."

"Guilt rests upon us as a people who have had much light, because we have not ap­preciated or improved the light given upon health reform. . . . This is not a matter to be trifled with, to be passed off with a jest." —Counsels on Health, pp. 505, 506.

"It is just as much sin to violate the laws of our being as to break one of the Ten Com­mandments, for we cannot do either without breaking God's law."—Testimonies, vol. 2, p. 70.

"God's people are not prepared for the loud cry of the third angel. . . . Gluttony is the prevailing sin of this age."—Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 32.

"It is a sin to place poorly prepared food on the table."—Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 251.

"Every needless transgression of the laws which God has established in our being, is virtually a violation of the law of God, and is as great a sin in the sight of Heaven as to break the Ten Commandments. Ignorance up­on this important subject, is sin; the light is now beaming upon us, and we are without excuse if we do not cherish the light, and become intelligent in regard to these things, which it is our highest earthly interest to under­stand."—Counsels on Health, p. 40.

"Excessive indulgence in eating, drinking, sleeping, or seeing, is sin."—Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 141.

"Whoever violates moral obligations in the matter of eating and dressing prepares the way to violate the claims of God in regard to eter­nal interests. . . . If we enfeeble the body by self-gratification, by indulging the appetite, . . . we become enemies of God."—Testimonies, vol. 3, p. 63.

Do you want Jesus to light your lamp?

"Tea and coffee drinking is a sin, an inju­rious indulgence, which, like other evils, in­jures thesoul."—Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 425.

"Our habits of eating and drinking show whether we are of the world or among the number that the Lord by his mighty cleaver of truth has separated from the world."—Tem­perance, p. 141.

"By precept and example make it plain that the food which God gave Adam in his sinless state is the best for man's use as he seeks to regain that sinless state."—Testimonies, vol. 7, p. 135.

"With our first parents, intemperate desire resulted in the loss of Eden. Temperance in all things has more to do with our restoration to Eden then men realize."—Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 43.

"As our first parents lost Eden through the indulgence of appetite, our only hope of re­gaining Eden is through the firm denial of appetite and passion."—Ibid., p. 59.

"We are to beware lest that which is taken into the stomach shall banish from the mind high and holy thoughts."—Medical Ministry, p. 275.

"The Greatest Hindrance to. . . Sanctification"

"It is the indulgence of appetite and passion which makes the truth of none effect upon the heart. It is impossible for the spirit and power of the truth to sanctify a man, soul, body, and spirit, when he is controlled by appetite and passion."—Testimonies, vol. 3, p. 570.

"It is not possible for us to glorify God while living in violation of the laws of life. The heart cannot possibly maintain consecration to God while lustful appetite is indulged. A dis­eased body and disordered intellect, because of continual indulgence in hurtful lust, make sanc­tification of the body and spirit impossible." —Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 44.

"It [sanctification] is not merely a theory, an emotion, or a form of words, but a living, active principle, entering into the everyday life. It requires that our habits of eating, drink­ing, and dressing, be such as to secure the preservation of physical, mental, and moral health, that we may present to the Lord our bodies—not an offering corrupted by wrong habits, but—`a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God.' "—Temperance, p. 19.

"God requires of His people continual advancement  We need to learn that indulged appetite is the greatest hindrance to mental improvement and soul sanctification. . . . Let the individual who is seeking to possess purity of spirit bear in mind that in Christ there is power to control the appetite."—Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 127.

"All are required to do what they can to preserve healthy bodies and sound minds. If they will gratify a gross appetite, and by so doing blunt their sensibilities, and becloud their perceptive faculties so that they cannot appreciate the exalted character of God, or delight in the study of His word, they may be assured that God will not accept their un­worthy offering any sooner than that of Cain. God requires them to cleanse themselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfect­ing holiness in the fear of the Lord. After man has done all in his power to ensure health, by the denying of appetite and gross passions, that he may possess a healthy mind, and a sanctified imagination, that he may render to God an offering in righteousness, then he is saved alone by a miracle of God's mercy, as was the ark upon the stormy billows. Noah had done all that God required of him in making the ark secure; then God performed that which man could not do, and preserved the ark by His miraculous power."—Ibid., pp. 49, 50.

"A clogged stomach means a clogged brain. The most precious words may be heard and not appreciated, because the mind is confused by an improper diet. By overeating on the Sabbath, many do more than they think, to unfit themselves for receiving the benefit of its sacred opportunities."—Ibid., p. 46.

"Upon the Sabbath, in the house of God, gluttons will sit and sleep under the burning truths of God's word. They can neither keep their eyes open, nor comprehend the solemn discourses given."—Testimonies, vol. 2, P. 374.

"Intemperance in eating, even of food of the right quality, will have a prostrating in­fluence upon the system, and will blunt the keener and holier emotions."—Counsels on Health, p. 123.

"Excessive eating of the best of food will produce a morbid condition of the moral feel­ings. . . . Wrong habits of eating and drinking lead to errors in thought and action. Indulgence of appetite strengthens the animal propensities, giving them the ascendency over the mental and spiritual powers. . . . Everything that con­flicts with natural law creates a diseased con­dition of thesoul."—Review and Herald, Jan. 25, 1881.

"Overeating has a worse effect upon the sys­tem than overworking; the energies of the soul are more effectually prostrated by intemperate eating than by intemperate working."—Coun­sels on Health, p. 160.

Christian Perfection Hindered

"The Spirit of God cannot come to our help, and assist us in perfecting Christian characters while we are indulging our appetites to the injury of health, and while the pride of life controls. . . . It is impossible for those who in­dulge the appetite to attain to Christian per­fection."—Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 57.

"It is impossible for those who give the reins to appetite to attain to Christian perfection." —Ibid., p. 236.

"The health of the body is to be regarded as essential for growth in grace and the ac­quirement of an even temper. If the stomach is not properly cared for, the formation of an upright, moral character will be hindered." —Testimonies, vol. 9, p. 160.

"Poor cookery is wearing away the life energies of thousands. More souls are lost from this cause than many realize."—Counsels on Health, pp. 116, 117.

"It is a sacred duty for those who cook to learn how to prepare healthful food. Many souls are lost as the result of poor cookery." —The Ministry of Healing, p. 302.

"But those who are slaves to appetite will fail in perfecting Christian character."—Testi­monies,vol. 3, p. 492.

"It is impossible for anyone to live intemperately in regard to diet and yet retain a large degree of patience."—Ibid., vol. 4, p. 141.

"The controlling power of appetite will prove the ruin of thousands, when, if they had conquered on this point, they would have had moral, power to gain the victory over every other temptation of Satan."—Counsels on Health, p. 574.

"The unhealthful food placed in the stomach strengthens the appetites that war against the soul, developing the lower propensities. A diet of flesh-meat tends to develop animalism. A development of animalism lessens spirituality, rendering the mind incapable of understanding truth. —Counsels on Health, p. 574. . . . The physical nature will be brought into conflict with the spiritual nature. . . . He [God] cannot enlighten the mind of a man who makes a cesspool of his stomach. He does not hear the prayers of those who are walking in the light of the sparks of their own kindling." —Counsels on Health, p. 576.

"Let the members of our churches deny every selfish appetite. Every penny expended for tea, coffee, and flesh meat is worse than wasted, for :these things hinder the best development of the .. . spiritual powers."—Medical Ministry, p. 274.

"The indulgence of appetite affects them in all the relations of life. It is seen in their family, in their church, in the prayer meeting, and in the conduct of their children. It has been the curse of their lives. You cannot make them understand the truths for these last days." —Counsels on Health, p. 152.

"Intemperance in eating and drinking, lead­ing as it does to the indulgence of the lower passions, prepares the way for men to disre­gard all moral obligations. When assailed by temptation, they have little power of resistance." —Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 378.

Get rid of the eggs! Vegan Egg Substitute Ideas
Eggs are primarily used as binding agents that combine all the ingredients in say, brownies together. The moist texture that defines a brownie is given to it with the use of eggs. Eggs work as leavening agents, and finally, they even help give brownies their volume and shape, since they bind all the ingredients together. However, eggs can be substituted, and while many claim that nothing can beat the flavor that eggs give to brownies, these substitutes will give your brownies a whole new and unique flavor. Take a look at some of these substitutes, and the measures in which they are to be used instead of eggs.

Egg advice from the 1800's agrees with experts today!

"Eggs should not be placed upon your table. They are an injury to your children." (Testimonies to the Church, Volume 2, p.400).

Use of Eggs Will Become More and More Unsafe

A doctor today warns: Avoid These Eggs That are 7 Times More Likely to Give You Salmonella  
If you knew this about these kind of eggs, you wouldn't want to eat them... But most people do, and may put their health at risk when they do. Plus find out why you can't trust the words "cage-free" or "free-range" on your egg carton...

"The people everywhere should be taught how to cook without milk and eggs, so far as possible, and yet have their food wholesome and palatable."—The Ministry of Healing, 320, 321, 1905

Isn't this amazing!"Fruits and grains, prepared in the most simple form, are the most healthful, and will impart the greatest amount of nourishment to the body, and, at the same time, not impair the intellect." 2T 399

Those who live in new countries or in poverty-stricken districts where fruits and nuts are scarce, should not be urged to exclude milk and eggs from their dietary. It is true that persons in full flesh and in whom the animal passions are strong need to avoid the use of stimulating foods. Especially in families of children who are given to sensual habits, eggs should not be used. But in the case of persons whose blood-making organs are feeble,—especially if other foods to supply the needed elements cannot be obtained,—milk and eggs should not be wholly discarded. Great care should be taken, however, to obtain milk from healthy cows and eggs from healthy fowls, that are well fed and well cared for; and the eggs should be so cooked as to be most easily digested.
Written in 1905! The diet reform should be progressive. As disease in animals increases, the use of milk and eggs will become more and more unsafe. An effort should be made to supply their place with other things that are healthful and inexpensive. The people everywhere should be taught how to cook without milk and eggs, so far as possible, and yet have their food wholesome and palatable.—The Ministry of Healing, 320, 321, 1905

New Study Cracks Eggs: Says "Almost as Bad as Smoking"   Eating Eggs 
Recently, news headlines were ablaze with startling information that eggs are approximately two-thirds as bad as smoking with regards to arterial plaque formation. Were they correct? Or was there a hidden agenda behind their findings? You be the judge...

Simple Signs You May Be Eating Salmonella-Laced Eggs   Truth About Commercial Egg Farming 
Caution is crucial - or you'll risk subjecting yourself to a 7.7 times increased risk of salmonella. And deciphering misleading labels is imperative. Twelve labels decoded for you, their propensity for salmonella, and nutritional content to be aware of before you crack your next egg

 

What is a good egg replacement?

  • – Substitute applesauce for eggs. Replace every egg a recipe requires with 1/4 cup of applesauce. ( ¼ cup applesauce = 1 EGG )  Egg replacers work great when making cookies, muffins, cake and pancakes. Really any recipe that calls for a low egg ratio, like 1 egg for a dozen cookies, egg replacer works wonders. However egg replacers are not good for egg intensive recipes like cheesecake.
  • 1/2 banana blended until smooth or mashed well= 1 egg. 
  • 1/4 cup blended silken tofu = 1 egg. Whiz in a blender until completely smooth and creamy, leaving no graininess or chunks. You will want to add other wet ingredients to this mixture to get it to blend properly. I recommend vacuum packed extra firm silken tofu, such as Mori-Nu.
  • –  egg substitute = Soy Yogurt ( ¼ cup Yogurt= 1 EGG ).
  •  – Create your flaxseed egg replacement. For each egg the brownie mix requires, replace it with 1 tbsp. of finely ground flaxseed meal and 1/4 cup hot water. Whisk meal and water together with a fork in a small cup until blended. --This mixture is not only an excellent replacement for eggs, it also contributes vital omega-3 fatty acids
  • ¼ cup pureed black beans = 1 EGG
  • The ingredients in egg replacers include cornstarch, potato starch, soy powder and flax seed. There are quite a few different brands of egg replacer on the market and we have used many of them. The best one to use in my opinion is a replacer called Ener-G. Ener-G is pretty cheap at around $6 for a 16oz box and is also very easy to use. It has an incredible shelf life, (unlike eggs) and it is also handy to have around just in case you do use eggs in your house and you run out. Ener-G is also great to use if you or a loved one suffer with high cholesterol. 
  • We have had a lot of trouble when trying to make brownies from store brought mixes though. Egg replacers simply will not work with brownie mixes. To get around this we make simple brownies that have nothing but a store brought brownie mix and pureed black beans. I know, it does not sound very good, but they are incredibly good, and they taste just like regular brownies. The best part is that they are egg free and my kids can enjoy them.
  • BE CAREFUL when you go out to buy a product like egg replacer. It is very easy to get egg replacer confused with an egg substitute like Egg Beaters. Egg Beaters and other egg substitutes are still made with egg be sure you pick up the box that says egg replacer. 
 
"This is where many stumble; they waver between denial of appetite and its indulgence, and finally are overcome by the enemy and yield the truth."—Testimonies, vol. 4, p. 31.

BUTTER, CHEESE & COW's MILK (all dairy products, even skim milk...cottage cheese, cream cheese etc...):
Vegan Butter: http://www.veganbaking.net/other-vegan-treats/735-vegan-butter.html

"Cheese is wholly unfit for food." (CDF 368).  (If you want to go for bone loss - go for the cheese!)

"Cheese should never be introduced into the stomach." (Testimonies to the Church, Volume 2, p.68).

Walter Veith - Udderly Amazing 1 of 8

Are dairy products good for us? For centuries, we have been led to believe that dairy products should form an essential component of our diets ...



Go for the cheese if you want to have bone loss:

Cheese helps to cause porous and fragile bones.

Remember, "Fruits and grains (pulse), prepared in the most simple form, are the most healthful, and will impart the greatest amount of nourishment to the body, and, at the same time, not impair the intellect." 2T 399 Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, p. 399.3, Testimony Studies on Diet and Foods, p. 59.5

Combating Osteoporosis without Drugs or Supplements

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by porous and fragile bones. It affects 44 million Americans, striking 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 5 men. Those with osteoporosis are at increased risk of height loss, fractures of the hips, wrists and vertebrae, and chronic pain.

The conventional approach to address this problem is to use drugs such as Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva. However, while these drugs can increase your bone density, they do NOT make your bone stronger. Quite the contrary; having thicker bones with less strength actually increases your risk of bone fractures. Furthermore, these toxic drugs have been linked to a number of serious side effects, including:

Eye problems such as blurry vision, pain and swellingLiver damage and renal (kidney) failureEsophageal cancer
Thigh bone fractures and osteonecrosis of the jawAtrial fibrillationHypocalcemia (blood calcium levels are too low)

Butter, Milk and Cheese Alternatives
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Butter alternative: "Olives may be so prepared as to be eaten with good results at every meal. The advantages sought by the use of butter may be obtained by the eating of properly prepared olives. The oil in the olives relieves constipation; and for consumptives, and for those who have inflamed, irritated stomachs, it is better than any drug. As a food it is better than any oil coming secondhand from animals." THE HEALTH FOOD MINISTRY, PAGE 34 "Canned black olives may contain chemicals (usually ferrous sulfate) that turn them black artificially." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive

Family Naturals' Kosher Coconut Milk and Coconut Cream in "Juice Boxes"


Like Stew? Here's a recipe to try:

Ishtu - vegetables stewed in rich coconut milk


 I had forgotten the taste of this dish until I spotted the recipe in the book "Vegetarian fare at the Taj".
I am day dreaming of the bliss that would be when you are outdoors on a kettuvellam and are being served something exotic as this. I made this preparation with kal dosai on a weekend. It was quite a filling breakfast and just enough reason to laze around!

Ingredients:
Serves two people
1 cup washed, cleaned and cut vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, beans and cauliflower
2 table spoons fresh green peas (or frozen peas)
200 millilitres coconut milk (use the first extract for a rich and creamy ishtu)
1 inch long stick of cinnamon
2 cloves
4 cardamoms
1 teaspoon ginger julienned
1 large red onion sliced finely
3-4 green chillis slit
a small piece of bay leaf
1 sprig curry leaves
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Salt to taste.

Method:
Heat coconut oil in a pan and saute the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and bay leaf.
Add the curry leaves, ginger and onions. Saute until onions are translucent. Add the green chillis and a cup of water. (I used the second extract of the coconut milk as it yields more taste).
Drop the vegetables in and cook until they are tender.
Add the salt and finally the first extract of the coconut milk. Cook on a low flame until the stew thickens. Over cooking will break the coconut milk.
Serve hot with appamsidiyappam or like I did, with kal dosai.



On with the ice cream sandwiches!

So, to go with the cookies, I made a batch of vanilla banana ice cream. I threw in one can plus one 8.5 oz box of coconut milk (love these little boxes made by Aroy-D), 1 ripe mashed banana, 1 tsp vanilla extract, several drizzles of honey (probably 1/2 – 1 Tbsp) and a dash of sea salt. I let the ice cream maker run for about 25 minutes or so. Then I dumped the ice cream into a bowl and while it was still nice and soft, spread some on top of the cookies. Then I placed another cookie on top of each to make sandwiches. Easy as 1 – 2 – 3! As you can probably guess, I put the sandwiches in the freezer after assembling. I found it helpful to wait a little bit before eating one, so that the ice cream wouldn’t squish out completely with the first bite.

Ice cream churning

Ice cream sandwiches

Ice cream sandwich bite


Fennel
Fennel May Prevent Post-Menopausal Bone Loss and Osteoporosis

Scientists looking for natural compounds to counteract postmenopausal bone loss believe they may have found the answer in fennel, a much under-appreciated vegetable that is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean area.

In a study published in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine,1 it was found that eating the seeds of the plant had a beneficial effect on loss of bone mineral density, as well as bone mineral content.

Healthy bones maintain their strength through a continual process of bone breakdown and bone rebuilding. Osteoclasts are the cells that break down weakened bone, and osteoblasts are the cells that build it back up. The fennel appeared to work by reducing osteoclast differentiation and function, thereby slightly decreasing bone turnover markers and offering a protective effect on the bones.

Researchers indicated that fennel seeds show potential in preventing bone loss in postmenopausal osteoporosis. This vegetable, which has a celery-like base topped with feathery green leaves, has a long history of medicinal use, and has been valued since ancient times as a breath freshener, digestive aid, and for helping expel phlegm from the lungs.

It's now known that the plant is a treasure trove of nutrients, including vitamin C, folate (the natural form of folic acid), calcium, magnesium, and more, as well as phytonutrients and antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation, boost immune function, and even help prevent cancer.

Eating Plenty of Vegetables is Key for Bone Health

Fennel is just one example of a veggie that's excellent for your bones. High vegetable intake has been associated with positive effects on bone mineral status for years.2 Eating high quality, organic, biodynamic, locally grown veggies will naturally increase your bone density and strength, and will decrease your risk of developing a fracture at virtually any age.

One reason why this is so important is because it supplies your body with nutrients that are essential for bone health, like vitamin K1 and potassium.

Your body needs potassium to maintain proper pH levels in your body fluids, and optimize your sodium to potassium ratio which also affects your bone mass. If you eat a diet loaded with processed foods, there's a good chance your potassium to sodium ratio is far from optimal, which is typically done by consuming a diet of processed foods, which are notoriously low in potassium while high in sodium.

An imbalanced sodium to potassium ratio can contribute to a number of diseases, including osteoporosis. To ensure you get these two important nutrients in more appropriate ratios, simply ditch processed foods, which are very high in processed salt and low in potassium and other essential nutrientsl

Also eat a diet of whole, unprocessed foods, ideally organically grown to ensure optimal nutrient content. This type of diet will naturally provide much larger amounts of potassium in relation to sodium, which is optimal for your bone health, and your overall health. If you find it difficult to eat the recommended amount of vegetables you need daily, give vegetable juicing a try.

Vitamin K2 is Critical for Bone Health

Vitamin K2, also called menaquinone, is made by the bacteria that line your gastrointestinal tract. The biological role of vitamin K2 is to help move calcium into the proper areas in your body, such as your bones and teeth. It also plays a role in removing calcium from areas where it shouldn't be, such as in your arteries and soft tissues. It's critical for keeping your bones strong and works in conjunction with a number of other nutrients, most important of which are vitamin D, calcium and magnesium.

The optimal amounts of vitamin K2 are still under investigation, but it seems likely that 180 to 200 micrograms of vitamin K2 should be enough to activate your body's K2-dependent proteins to shuttle the calcium where it needs to be, and remove it from the places where it shouldn't.

As I've discussed on numerous occasions, vitamin D is a critical nutrient for optimal health and is best obtained from sun exposure or a safe tanning bed. However, many are taking oral vitamin D, which can actually be problematic unless you're also getting sufficient amounts of vitamin K2. In fact, this is a really crucial point that has not been emphasized enough in the past: If you opt for oral vitamin D, you need to also consume in your food or take supplemental vitamin K2.

Why?

Because when you take vitamin D, your body creates more vitamin K2-dependent proteins—the proteins that help move the calcium around in your body. But you need vitamin K2 to activate those proteins. If they're not activated, the calcium in your body will not be properly distributed and can lead to weaker bones and hardened arteries.

In short, vitamin K2 ensures the calcium is deposited and removed from the appropriate areas. By taking vitamin D, you're creating an increased demand for K2. And vitamin D and K2 work together to strengthen your bones and improve your heart health.

How Can You Tell if You're Lacking in Vitamin K2?

There's no way to test for vitamin K2 deficiency. But by assessing your diet and lifestyle, you can get an idea of whether or not you may be lacking in this critical nutrient. If you have osteoporosis, heart disease or diabetes, you're likely deficient in vitamin K2 as they are all connected to K2.

If you do not have any of those health conditions, but do NOT regularly eat high amounts of the following foods, then your likelihood of being vitamin K2 deficient is still very high:

Alkaline producing fruits, vegetables and nuts

Fruits High in Vitamin K - Vitamin K in Fruits per 100 g

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Fruits, Plums, dried (prunes), uncooked - Vitamin K59 mcg
Fruits, Rhubarb, raw - Vitamin K41 mcg
Fruits, Kiwi fruit, (chinese gooseberries), fresh, raw - Vitamin K40 mcg
Fruits, Rhubarb, frozen, cooked, with sugar - Vitamin K29 mcg
Fruits, Rhubarb, frozen, uncooked - Vitamin K29 mcg
Fruits, Plums, dried (prunes), stewed, without added sugar - Vitamin K26 mcg
Fruits, Avocados, raw, California - Vitamin K21 mcg
Fruits, Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties - Vitamin K21 mcg
Fruits, Pears, dried, sulfured, uncooked - Vitamin K20 mcg
Fruits, Blueberries, raw - Vitamin K19 mcg
Fruits, Blackberries, frozen, unsweetened - Vitamin K19 mcg
Fruits, Blackberries, raw - Vitamin K19 mcg
Fruits, Blueberries, frozen, - Vitamin K17 mcg
Fruits, Blueberries, frozen, unsweetened - Vitamin K16 mcg
Fruits, Figs, dried, uncooked - Vitamin K15 mcg
Fruits, Peaches, dried, sulfured, uncooked - Vitamin K15 mcg
Fruits, Blackberry juice, canned - Vitamin K15 mcg
Fruits, Grapes, red or green (european type varieties, such as, Thompson seedless), raw - Vitamin K14 mcg
Fruits, Grapes, american type (slip skin), raw - Vitamin K14 mcg
Fruits, Blackberries, canned, solids and liquids - Vitamin K13 mcg
Fruits, Currants, red and white, raw - Vitamin K11 mcg
Fruits, Grapes, FRESH, thompson seedless, solids and liquids - Vitamin K9 mcg
Fruits, Grapes, FRESH, thompson seedless, solids and liquids - Vitamin K9 mcg
Fruits, Pears, dried, sulfured, stewed, without added sugar - Vitamin K9 mcg
Fruits, Loganberries, frozen - Vitamin K7 mcg


 

Calculator per 100g - Foods High in Vitamin K


Vitamin K in 100g of foods, click on a list item to scale and to view the full nutrition breakdown.
Foods, Spices, basil, dried - Vitamin K1714 mcg
Foods, Spices, sage, ground - Vitamin K1714 mcg
Foods, Spices, thyme, dried - Vitamin K1714 mcg
Foods, Parsley, raw - Vitamin K1640 mcg
Foods, Spices, coriander leaf, dried - Vitamin K1359 mcg
Foods, Spices, parsley, dried - Vitamin K1359 mcg
Foods, Amaranth leaves, raw - Vitamin K1140 mcg
Foods, Kale, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt - Vitamin K882 mcg
Foods, Kale, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt - Vitamin K882 mcg
Foods, Chard, swiss, raw - Vitamin K830 mcg
Foods, Kale, raw - Vitamin K817 mcg
Foods, Kale, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt - Vitamin K817 mcg
Foods, Spices, poultry seasoning - Vitamin K805 mcg
Foods, Collards, frozen, chopped, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt - Vitamin K623 mcg
Foods, Collards, frozen, chopped, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt - Vitamin K623 mcg
Foods, Spices, marjoram, dried - Vitamin K621 mcg
Foods, Spices, oregano, dried - Vitamin K621 mcg
Foods, Celery flakes, dried - Vitamin K584 mcg
Foods, Cress, garden, raw - Vitamin K541 mcg
Foods, Spinach, frozen, chopped or leaf, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt - Vitamin K540 mcg
Foods, Spinach, frozen, chopped or leaf, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt - Vitamin K540 mcg
Foods, Turnip greens, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt - Vitamin K518 mcg
Foods, Turnip greens, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt - Vitamin K518 mcg
Foods, Collards, raw - Vitamin K510 mcg
Foods, Mustard greens, raw - Vitamin K497 mcg

Foods claimed to high in vitamin K2 - but are actually very bad for you:
DO NOT EAT THESE BABYLONIAN FOODS (the ones Daniel and His three friends refused to eat):

  • Natto
  • Hard cheese
  • Soft cheese
  • Egg yolk
  • Butter
  • Chicken liver
  • Salami
  • Chicken breast
  • Ground beef

Why Nutritional Interventions are Superior to Drugs

Your bones are made up of minerals in a collagen matrix. The minerals give your bones rigidity and density, but the collagen gives your bones flexibility. Without good flexibility, they become brittle and break easily. So bone strength is MORE than just bone density -- which is why drugs such as biphosphonates have failed so miserably. Drugs like Fosamax build up a lot of minerals and make the bone LOOK very dense on an x-ray called a DEXA scan, which specifically measures bone density, or the degree of mineralization of your bones. But in reality, they are extremely brittle and prone to fracture, which is why there have been so many cases of hip fracture among people taking these damaging drugs.

Biphosphonate drugs are poisons that destroy your osteoclasts, which interferes with your normal bone-remodeling process. You are much better off building your bones using exercise and nutritional therapies, hormones like progesterone and vitamins D and K.

Natural Strategies for Preventing Age-Related Bone Loss

You need a combination of plant-derived minerals for strong bones. Your bones are actually composed of at least a dozen minerals. If you just focus on calcium, you will likely weaken your bones and increase your risk of osteoporosis as Dr. Robert Thompson explains in his book, The Calcium Lie.

It's more likely your body can use calcium correctly if it's plant-derived calcium. Good sources include raw milk from pasture-raised cows (who eat the plants), leafy green vegetables, the pith of citrus fruits, carob, sesame seeds and wheatgrass, to name a few. But you also need sources of silica and magnesium, which some researchers say is actually enzymatically "transmuted" by your body into the kind of calcium your bones can use. This theory was first put forth by French scientist Louis Kevran, a Nobel Prize nominee who spent years studying how silica and calcium are related.

Good sources of silica are cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and a number of herbs including horsetail, nettles, oat straw, and alfalfa. The absolute best source of magnesium is raw organic cacao. Yes, healthy high quality chocolate is extremely rich in magnesium!

A great source of trace minerals, which are important for many of your body's functions, is Himalayan Crystal Salt, which contains all 84 elements found in your body. In addition, you need to make sure you're eating plenty of vitamin K2, which is found in fermented foods like homemade sauerkraut. Osteocalcin is a protein produced by your osteoblasts (cells responsible for bone formation), and is utilized within the bone as an integral part of the bone-forming process. However, osteocalcin must be "carboxylated" before it can be effective. Vitamin K functions as a cofactor for the enzyme that catalyzes the carboxylation of osteocalcin.

Vitamin K2 has been found to be a far more effective "activator" of osteocalcin than K1 because your liver preferentially uses vitamin K1 to activate clotting factors, while most of your other tissues preferentially use K2. Further, vitamin D, which your body produces in response to sun exposure, is another crucial factor in maintaining bone health as you age.

The bottom line?

One of the best ways to achieve healthy bones is a diet rich in fresh, raw whole foods that maximizes natural minerals so that your body has the raw materials it needs to do what it was designed to do. In addition, you need healthy sun exposure along with regular, weight-bearing exercise.

To sum it up:

  • Optimize your vitamin D either from natural sunlight exposure, a safe tanning bed or an oral vitamin D3 supplement. Check your blood levels regularly to make sure you're within the optimal range.
  • Optimize your vitamin K through a combination of dietary sources (leafy green vegetables, fermented foods like homemade sauerkraut and a K2 supplement, if needed. Remember, if you take supplemental vitamin D, you need to also increase your intake of vitamin K2.)
  • The optimal amounts of vitamin K2 are still under investigation, but it seems likely that 180 to 200 micrograms of vitamin K2 might be enough to activate your body's K2-dependent proteins to shuttle calcium to the proper areas. If you're taking high doses of supplemental vitamin D, Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue, a naturopathic physician and author of Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox, suggests taking 100-200 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin K2 for every 1,000 IU's of vitamin D you take. The latest vitamin D dosing recommendations, which call for about 8,000 IU's of vitamin D3 per day if you're an adult, means you'd need in the neighborhood of 800 to 1,000 micrograms (0.8 to 1 milligram/mg) of vitamin K2.

  • Make sure you do weight-bearing exercise, which has profound benefits to your skeletal systems. My favorite is Peak Fitness but it is also very important to do strength-training exercises to produce the dynamic peizoelectric forces in your bones that will stimulate the osteoblasts to produce new bone.
  • Consume a wide variety of fresh, local, organic whole foods, including vegetables, nuts, seeds, organic meats and eggs, and raw organic unpasteurized dairy. The more of your diet you consume RAW, the better nourished you will be. Minimize sugar and refined grains.
  • Dr. Mercola - although he promotes animal and animal product consumption - which this site does not for various health reasons because we are living in the end of time and disease has come upon the animal kingdom because of the burden of sin = he does have lots of great ideas: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/11/19/fennel-plant-prevents-bone-loss.aspx?e_cid=20121119_DNL_US_art_1





Tobacco is a Poison 

tobacco as a poison (4SG 128 [1864]),

And we should bear a clear testimony against the use of tea


Those who decide to do nothing in any line that will displease Godwill knowafter presenting their case before Him, just what course to pursue. And they will receive not only wisdom, but strength. Power for obedience, for service, wilt be imparted to them, as Christ has promised. {DA 668.4}

There are two kings that want to reign in our soul temple (our body). 

The King of Babylon or the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, who is the Son of God, Christ our Saviour.

Both Kings want us to eat the foods they have prepared for us. Christ has prepared certain foods for us and the Babylonian King prepared food for Daniel - even made it seem an honor to "eat at the King's table." 

Which King's table do we choose to sit and partake of? Daniel's first work was to get his food choices right. Christ's work when He began his mission was to fast and pray. What should our actions be when we began to earnestly follow King Jesus?

Leave off the Babylonian King's food! The same as Daniel and his three friends did! We must cleanse our soul temple - so we can be ready for the presence of God to inhabit our bodies. The presence of God is His CHARACTER in us which is defined by His Law, the Ten Commandments. God's character is further defined in Galatians 5:22-23 as "love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

 When Irritated, Refuse to Speak.--Let those who are easily irritated refuse to retaliate when words that vex them are spoken. Let them seek the Lord in prayer, asking Him to show them how to work for souls perishing in sin. He who keeps busy in this work will be so thoroughly imbued with the Spirit of God that his manners, his voice, his whole life, will be a revelation of Christ. Try it, brethren, try it. Crucify self, in the place of seeking to crucify your brethren. "If any man will come after Me," Christ said, "let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me" (Matthew 16:24).--Lt 11, 1905.  {2MCP 522.2}

"Some folks look with dread upon the thought of having to wage a continual warfare with self and worldly lusts. That is because they do not as yet know anything about the joy of victory. They have experienced only defeat. But it isn't so doleful a thing to battle constantly, when there is continual victory . . . !"

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For whatsoever is born (begotten again) of God overcometh the world: and this is the Victory that overcometh the world, even our Faith !"     I John 5:4

God has bountifully provided for the sustenance and happiness of all his creatures; and if his laws were never violated, and all acted in harmony with the divine will, health, peace, and happiness, would be experienced, instead of misery and continual evil.

 When we have tried to present to our brethren and sisters the health reform, and have spoken to them of the importance of their eating, and drinking, and in all that they do, to do it to the glory of God, many, by their actions, have said, "It is nobody's business whether I eat this or that. Whatever we do, we are to bear the consequences ourselves." Dear friends, you are greatly mistaken. You are not the only sufferers from a wrong course. The society you are in bears the consequences of your wrongs, in a great degree, as well as yourselves. If you are suffering from your intemperance in eating or in drinking, we that are around you, or associated with you, are affected by your infirmities. We have to suffer on account of the course you pursue, which is wrong. If it has an influence to lessen your powers of mind or body, we are affected by it. We have to feel it. When in your society, instead of your having a buoyancy of spirit, you are gloomy, and cast a shadow upon the spirits of all around you. If we are sad, and depressed, and in trouble, you could, if in right conditions of health, have a clear brain to show us the way out, and speak a comforting word to us. If your brain is so benumbed by your wrong course of living that you cannot give us the right counsel, do we not meet with a loss? Does not your influence seriously affect us? We may have a good degree of confidence in our own judgment, yet we want to have counsellors; for in many counsellors there is safety. We desire that our course should look consistent and proper to those we love, and we wish to seek their counsel, and have them able to give it with a clear brain. But what care we for your judgment, if your brain nerve-power has been taxed to the utmost to take care of improper food, or an enormous quantity of even healthful food, placed in your stomachs, and the vitality withdrawn from the brain? What care we for the judgment of such persons? They see through a mass of undigested food. Therefore your course of living affects us. It is impossible for you to pursue any wrong course without others suffering beside yourself.
        "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air; but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection, lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway." In running the race, in order to obtain that laurel which was considered a special honor, those who engaged in running were temperate in all things. They were temperate, that their muscles, and their brains, and every part of them, should be in the very best condition to run. If they were not temperate, they would not have that elasticty that they would have if they were temperate in all things. If temperate, they could run that race successfully. They were more sure of receiving the crown. But notwithstanding all their efforts in the direction of temperance, and to subject themselves to a careful diet, in order to be in the best condition, yet they only ran at a venture. They might do the very best they could, and yet after all not receive the token of honor; for another might be a little in advance of them, and take the prize. One only received the prize. But we can all run in the heavenly race, and all receive the prize. It is not an uncertainty. It is not to run at a risk. We must put on the heavenly graces, with the eye directed upward to the crown of immortality, keeping the Pattern ever before us. He was a Man of Sorrows, and acquainted with grief. The self-denying life of our divine Lord we are to keep constantly in view. His life of poverty, humbleness, and self-denying, we must not forget. And then as we seek to imitate him, keeping our eye upon the mark of the prize, we can run this race with certainty, knowing that if we do the very best we can we shall certainly secure the prize. Men ran to obtain a corruptible crown, one that would perish in a day. All this self-denial practised by those who ran these races was to obtain a corruptible crown, which was only a token of honor from mortals here.
        But we are to run the race, at the end of which is a crown of immortality and everlasting life. Yes, a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory will be awarded to us as the prize when the race is run. "We," says the apostle, "an incorruptible." And if they could be temperate in all things, who engaged in this race here upon earth for a temporal crown, cannot we be temperate in all things, who have in view an incorruptible crown, an eternal weight of glory, and a life which measures with the life of God? When we have this great inducement before us, cannot we run, with patience, this race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith? He has pointed out the way for us. He has marked it for us by his own footsteps all the way along. It is the path that he traveled. You may, with Christ, experience the self-denial, and the suffering, and walk in this pathway imprinted by his own blood.
        "I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air. But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection." There is work to do here, for every man, woman, and child. Satan is constantly at work, that he may have control of your bodies and spirits. But Christ has bought you, and you are his property. And now it is for you to work in union with Christ, in union with the holy angels that minister unto you. It is for you to keep the body under, and bring it into subjection. Unless you do this, you will certainly lose everlasting life, and the crown of immortality.
        And yet some will say, "What business is it to anybody what I eat? or what I drink?" I have shown you what relation your course had to others. You have seen that it has much to do with the influence you exert in your families. It has to do with your manner of acting. It has much to do with moulding the characters of your children.
        As I said before, It is a corrupted age in which we live. It is a time when Satan seems to have almost perfect control of minds that are not fully consecrated to God. Therefore there is a very great responsibility resting upon parents and guardians who have children to bring up. Parents have taken the responsibility of bringing these children into existence. And what now is their duty? Is it to let them come up just as they may? and just as they will? Let me tell you, a weight of responsibility rests upon these parents. Whether you eat, or whether you drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Do you do this when you are preparing food for the table, and when you place it upon your tables, and call your family to partake of it? Are you placing only the food before these children that you know will make the very best blood? Is it that food that will preserve their systems in the least feverish condition? Is it that which will place them in the very best relation to life and health? Is this the food that you are studying to place before your children? Or are you careless and reckless of their future good? and provide for them unhealthful, stimulating, irritating food? Let me tell you that the children from their very birth are born to evil. Satan seems to have control of them. He seems to take possession of their young minds, and they are corrupted. Why do fathers and mothers act as though a lethargy was upon them? They do not mistrust that Satan is sowing evil seed in their families. They are as blind, and careless, and reckless, in regard to these things as it is possible for them to be. Why do they not awake, and study these things? Why are they not reading up? Says the apostle, "Add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience," &c. Here is work resting upon every one who professes to follow Jesus Christ, to live upon the plan of addition.
        Chapter after chapter has been opened to me. I can select family after family of children in this house that are, every child of them, as corrupt as hell. And some of them profess to be followers of Jesus Christ. And you, the parents, are as indifferent as though you had had a shock of paralysis.
        I have said that some of you are selfish. You have not understood what I have meant. You have studied what food would taste best. Taste and pleasure, instead of the glory of God, and to advance in the divine life, and perfect holiness in the fear of God, have ruled. It is to consult your own pleasure, your own appetites; and while you have been doing this, Satan has been gaining a march upon you, and, as it generally happens, has frustrated your efforts every time. Some of you fathers have taken your children to the physicians to see what was the matter with them. I could have told you in two minutes what was the matter. Your children are corrupt. Satan has obtained control of them. He has come right in past you, while you, who are as God to them, to guard them, were at ease, stupefied, and asleep. God has commanded you to bring them up in the fear and nurture of the Lord. But Satan has passed right in before you, and has woven strong bands around them. And yet you sleep on. May Heaven pity these parents, and these children, for they, every one of them, need his pity.
        Had you taken your position upon the health reform; had you added to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, and to knowledge temperance, things might have been different. But you have only partially aroused, opened your eyes a little, and then composed yourself to sleep again, over the iniquity and corruption that is in your very houses. Do you think angels can come into your dwellings? Do you think your children are susceptible of holy influences with these things in your midst? Yet I can count family after family that are almost entirely under the control of Satan. I know these things are true, and I want the people to arouse before it shall be eternally too late, and the blood of souls, even the blood of the souls of their own children, be found upon their garments.
        The minds of some of these children are so weakened that they have but one-half, or one-third, of the brilliancy of intellect that they might have had had they been virtuous and pure. They have thrown it away in self-abuse. Right here in this church, corruption is teeming on every hand. Now and then there is a sing, or some gathering of pleasure. Every time I hear of these, I feel like clothing myself in sackcloth. "Oh! that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears." "Spare thy people, O Lord." I feel distressed. I have an agony of soul that is beyond anything that I can describe to you. You are asleep. Would the lightning and thunder of Sinai arouse this church? Would they arouse you, fathers and mothers, to commence the work of reformation in your own houses? You should be teaching your children. You should be instructing them how to shun the vices and corruptions of this age. Instead of this, many are studying how to get something good to eat. You place upon your tables the meat, the butter, and the eggs. The children partake of these things. The parents are feeding them with the very things that will excite their animal passions, and then they come to the meeting and pray, and ask God to bless their children, and save them. How high do your prayers go? You have a work to do first. When you have done all for your children which God has left for you to do, then you can with confidence claim the special help God has promised to give you.
        You should study temperance in all things. You must study it in what you eat, and in what you drink. And yet you say it is nobody's business what I eat, or what I drink, or what I place upon my table. It is somebody's business, unless you take your children and shut them up, or go into the wilderness where you will not be a burden upon others—where your unruly, vicious children will not corrupt the society in which they mingle.
        Those who have adopted the health reform, many of them, have left off every hurtful thing; but does it follow that because they have left off these things, they can eat just as much as they please? They sit down to the table, and instead of considering how much they should eat, they give themselves up to appetite, and eat to great excess. And it is all they can do, and all they should do, the rest of that day, to let the stomach worry away with its burden imposed upon it. All the food that is put into the stomach that the system cannot derive benefit from, is a burden to nature in her work. It hinders the living machine. The system is clogged. It cannot successfully carry on the work of life. The vital organs are unnecessarily taxed. The brain nerve-power is called to the stomach to help the digestive organs carry on their work of disposing of an amount of food which does the system no good. So you see you have lessened the power of the brain by drawing so heavily upon it to help the stomach get along with its heavy burden. And after it has accomplished the task, what are the sensations you have experienced as the result of this unnecessary expenditure of vital force? A feeling of goneness, a faintness, as though you must eat more. Perhaps this feeling comes just before meal time. What is the cause of this? Nature has worried along with her work, and is so thoroughly exhausted in her efforts in consequence, that you have this sensation of goneness. And you think that the stomach says, More food, when, in its faintness, it is distinctly saying, Give me rest. The stomach needs rest to gather up its exhausted energies for another work. But instead of your allowing it any period of rest, you think the stomach needs more food, and so you heap another load upon nature, and refuse it all the rest it needs. It is like a man laboring in the field all through the former part of the day until he is weary. He comes in at noon. He says that he is weary and exhausted; but you tell him to go to work again and he will obtain relief. This is the way you treat the stomach. It is thoroughly exhausted. And you call the vitality from other parts of the system to the stomach in the effort of digestion.
        You have felt a numbness around the brain. You have felt disinclined to take hold of any special labor, which required exertion. You have felt as though you did not want to engage in labor, mental or physical, to any extent, until you have rested from the sense of this burden imposed upon your system. Then, again, there is this sense of goneness. But you say it is more food that is wanted. You place a double load of food for the stomach to take care of. Even if you are most strict in the quality of your food, do you glorify God in your bodies and spirits, which are his, by partaking of such a quantity of food? Those who place so much food upon the stomach, and thus load down nature, could not appreciate the truth, should they hear it dwelt upon. They could not arouse the benumbed sensibilities of the brain to realize the value of the atonement, and the great sacrifice that has been made for fallen man. It is impossible for such to appreciate the great, precious, and exceedingly rich reward that is in reserve for the faithful over-comers. The animal part of our nature should never be left to govern the moral and intellectual.
        And what influence does overeating have upon the stomach? The stomach is debilitated, the digestive organs weakened, and disease, with all its train of evils, is brought on as the result. If they were diseased before, they are now increasing the difficulties upon them, and lessening their vitality every day they live. They call their vital powers into unnecessary action to take care of the food that they place in their stomachs. What a terrible condition is this to be in! We know something of dyspepsia by experience. We have had it in our family. And we feel that it is a much-to-be-dreaded disease. And when a person becomes a thorough dyspeptic, he is a great sufferer, mentally and physically, and his friends must also suffer, unless they are as unfeeling as brutes. And yet will you say, It is none of your business what I eat, or what course I pursue? Does anybody around the dyspeptic suffer? Just take a course that shall irritate them in any way. How natural to be fretful! They feel bad. Their little children appear to them to be very bad. They cannot speak calmly to their children. They cannot, without especial grace, act calmly in their families. All around them are affected by the disease upon them. All around them have to suffer the consequences of their infirmity. They cast a dark shadow. Then, does not your eating and drinking affect others? It certainly does. And you should be very careful to preserve yourself in the best condition of health, that you may render to God perfect service, and do your duty in society and to your family. Then, even health reformers can eat immoderately of a healthy quality of food. They can err in the quantity. Some in this house err in the quality. They have never taken their position upon health reform. They have chosen to eat and drink what they pleased, and when they pleased. They are injuring their systems in this way. They are tearing down their systems, and injuring their families, by placing upon their tables a feverish diet, which will increase the animal passions of their children, and lead them to care but little for heavenly things. The parents are thus strengthening the animal, and lessening the spiritual, powers of their children. And what a heavy penalty will they have to pay in the end! And then they wonder that the children are so morally weak!
        Parents have not given their children the right education. They have frequently manifested the same imperfections which are upon the children. They have eaten improperly, which has called the nervous energies of the being to the stomach, therefore they could not have vitality to expend in other directions. They could not properly control their children, because of their own impatience. Neither could they teach them the right way. Perhaps they would take hold of them roughly, and give them an impatient blow. I have said that to shake a child would shake two evil spirits in, while it would shake one out. If a child is wrong, to shake it only makes it worse. It will not subdue it. When the system is not in a right condition, the circulation broken up, and the nervous power has all that it can do to take care of the bad quality of food, or too great quantity even of that which is good, parents have not self-command. They cannot reason from cause to effect. Here is the reason that, in every move they make in their families, they create more trouble than they cure. They do not seem to understand and reason from cause to effect, and they go to work just like blind men. They seem to act as though it would especially glorify God for them to move like wild men, and if anything wrong should occur in their families, to put it down with roughness and violence. Who are our children? They are only our younger brothers and sisters of the family that God acknowledges as his. We are dealing with the members of the Lord's family. And while the care of them is committed to us, how careful should we be that we bring them up for the Lord, so that when the Master comes we can say, "Here, Lord, are we, and the children that thou has given us." Shall we then be able to say, We have tried to do our work, and we have tried to do it well?
        I have seen mothers of large families, who in the family could not see the work that lay right in their pathway, just before them. They wanted to be missionaries, and do some great work. They were looking out for themselves some high position, but neglecting to take care of the very work at home which the Lord had left them to do. How important that the brain be clear! How important that the body be as free as possible from disease, in order that we may do the work which Heaven has left for us to do, and to perform it in such a manner that the Master can say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." My sisters, do not despise the few things which the Lord has left you to do. Let each day's actions be such that you will not be ashamed to meet the record made by the recording angel, in the day of the final settlement of accounts.
        But what about an impoverished diet? I have spoken of the importance of the quantity and quality of food being in strict accordance with the laws of health. We would not recommend an impoverished diet. I have been shown that many take a wrong view of the health reform, and live upon an impoverished diet. They subsist upon a cheap, poor quality of food, prepared without care or reference to the nourishing of the system. It is important that the food should be prepared with care, that the appetite, when not perverted, can relish it. The idea should never be given that it is of but little consequence what we eat, because we, from principle, leave meat, butter, mince pies, spices, lard, and that which irritates the stomach and destroys health. There are some who go to extremes. They must eat just such an amount, and just such a quality, and confine themselves to two or three things. They allow only a few things placed before them, or their families, to eat. In eating a small amount of food, and that not of the best quality, they do not take into the stomach that which will suitably nourish the system. And the system cannot convert poor food into good blood. An impoverished diet will impoverish the blood. I will mention the case of Sr. Hartshorn, of Amherst, N. H. That case was presented to me to show an extreme. Two classes were presented before me: First, those who were not living up to the light God had given them. They started in the reform because somebody else did. They did not understand the system for themselves. There are many of you who profess the truth, who have received it because somebody else did, and you could not, for your life, give the reason. This is why you are as weak as water. Instead of your weighing your motives in the light of eternity, instead of your having practical knowledge of the principles underlying all your actions, instead of your having dug down to the bottom, and built upon right foundations for yourself, you are walking in the sparks kindled by somebody else. And you will fail in this, as you have in the health reform. Now if you had moved from principle, you would not have done this. There are two classes. One class cannot be impressed with the necessity of eating and drinking to the glory of God. The indulgence of appetite affects them in all the relations of life. It is seen in their families, in their church, the prayer-meeting, and in the conduct of their children. It has been the curse of their lives. You cannot make them understand the truths of these last days. God has bountifully provided for the sustenance and happiness of all his creatures; and if his laws were never violated, and all acted in harmony with the divine will, health, peace, and happiness, would be experienced, instead of misery and continual evil.
        Another class have taken hold of the health reform, who are very severe. They take a position, and will stand stubbornly in that position. They carry nearly everything over the mark. This Sr. Hartshorn was one of these. She was not sympathizing, and loving, and affectionate, like our divine Lord. Justice was nearly all she could see. She carried matters further than Dr. Trall. Her patients had to even leave her, because they could not get enough to eat. Her impoverished diet was giving her impoverished blood.
        Flesh-meats will depreciate the blood. Cook meat with spices, and eat it with rich cakes and pies, and you have a bad quality of blood. The system is too heavily taxed in disposing of this kind of food. Mince pies, which should never find a place in any human stomach, and the pickles, which never should have any place there, will give a miserable quality of blood. And then a poor quality of food, cooked in an improper manner, and not sufficient in quantity, cannot make good blood. Flesh-meats, and rich food, and an impoverished diet, will produce the same results.

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Title“The pounds came off effortlessly...”

Rick Z. was losing weight, but miserable with the process until he discovered The Hallelujah Diet.

“Finally I have lost 110 pounds...down to 167 (I'm 5'11 and 43 years old). For the first 50 lbs. I was on a vegan diet of mostly cooked food. It felt like torture and starvation. For the last 60 lbs., I had the Hallelujah Acres information. The pounds came off effortlessly.

I have never been hungry a single minute on the Hallelujah diet. I lost an average of 10 pounds a month. My exercise was very long walks. My weight has settled at about 167 for the last few months. I am eating the same way I was when I was losing the weight. I run the bleachers, lift weights and use the Nordic Track also.

Also, I have started to play my flugelhorn again - something I thought was lost forever. I have my life back again - thanks to the goodness of God and his instructions in Genesis 1:29 on how to nourish my brain and body. Thanks Rev. Malkmus for fighting the good fight to get this information out.” – Rick Z.

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“I was shown that those who are trying to obey God and purifying their souls through obedience to the truth are God’s chosen people, His modern Israel”. 2T-109When the churches become living, working churches (vessels), the Holy Spirit will be given in answer to their sincere request. . . . Then the windows of heaven will be open for the showers of the latter rain.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1 John 2:15-16 KJV

Christ "wished them to understand that if they were not drawn to Him it was because their hearts were not open to the Holy Spirit. “The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14. It is by faith that the soul beholds the glory of Jesus. This glory is hidden, until, through the Holy Spirit, faith is kindled in the soul."

Who is the Holy Spirit? The Spirit proceeds from the Father, through the Son, making them both every-where present. 

We have a choice of who we follow. Do we want to wear Christ's robe of righteousness/robe of light or the Babylonian King's robe of darkness? The choices of what foods we eat, affect our ability to think clearly and to be able to discern the slightest whisper and the pleadings of Christ's Spirit within us. 

Just as Jesus refused the pain numbing concoction on the cross, because he did not want his mind clouded, so at the very last moment - lose eternal life for all of us by sinning. He wanted His mind clear so He could make proper decisions that have affected all of mankind. So we, must reject any foods, drinks or anything that are mind numbing or mind altering. ("Butter, cheese, (eggs, cow milk, dairy products, coffee, stimulants etc.) flesh meats of dead animals, rich cake and poor cookery create disease and will certainly corrupt the blood, bring disease and suffering, and pervert the discernment." Manuscript Releases Volume Seven [Nos. 419-525], p. 348.2 ) This has been my own personal and biggest reason for not drinking alcohol, smoking or taking any kind of drugs, prescription or non-prescription - is so my mind will be clear to be able to discern my Shepard's voice. 

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27.

Consider this. Sin first entered this world by appetite or non-temperance. By Eve listening to the serpent, was beguiled by it - deceived - taking and eating the forbidden fruit - then giving it to Adam. When Adam ate the forbidden fruit - his robe of righteousness/light LEFT both Adam and Eve.

"I was pointed to Adam and Eve in Eden. They partook of the forbidden tree and were driven from the garden, and then the flaming sword was placed around the tree of life, lest they should partake of its fruit and be immortal sinners. The tree of life was to perpetuate immortality. I heard an angel ask, "Who of the family of Adam have passed the flaming sword and have partaken of the tree of life?" I heard another angel answer, "Not one of Adam's family has passed that flaming sword and partaken of that tree; therefore there is not an immortal sinner. The soul that sinneth it shall die an everlasting death--a death that will last forever, from which there will be no hope of a resurrection; and then the wrath of God will be appeased.
 
"The saints will rest in the Holy City and reign as kings and priests one thousand years; then Jesus will descend with the saints upon the Mount of Olives, and the mount will part asunder and become a mighty plain for the Paradise of God to rest upon. The rest of the earth will not be cleansed until the end of the one thousand years, when the wicked dead are raised, and gather up around the city. The feet of the wicked will never desecrate the earth made new. Fire will come down from God out of heaven and devour them--burn them up root and branch. Satan is the root, and his children are the branches. The same fire that will devour the wicked will purify the earth." Early Writings p. 49-52.

I then saw the glorious Redeemer, beautiful and lovely; that He left the realms of glory and came to this dark and lonely world to give His precious life and die, the just for the unjust. He bore the cruel mocking and scourging, wore the plaited crown of thorns, and sweat great drops of blood in the garden, while the burden of the sins of the whole world was upon Him. The angel asked, "What for?" Oh, I saw and knew that it was for us; for our sins He suffered all this, that by His precious blood He might redeem us unto God!

If we want to wear the robe of light that Christ came to restore to mankind we must evict and not put any of the Babylonian King's food into our soul-temple. We must not put anything into our soul-temple that defiles it! Christ living inside us causes us to shine forth with Christ's desires - we will want to please God and His only Son Jesus.

This is why it is so important to have a right conception of God and His Son. It plays a huge part in every aspect of our lives. 
Who 
we worship, what kind of a God we 
adore and praise, has tremendous consequences to our understanding of 
God’s love, the integrity of His character, and the power of His salvation. Who should we worship? God the Father of Jesus ONLY in the name of His only begotten Son. 
Christ is the Son of GOD, by some Divine Act Christ was brought forth from the Father before creation. And the Spirit proceeds from the Father, through the Son, making them both every-where present. It is Satan who constantly questions the divine son-ship of Christ

God has honored His only Son, by giving Him ALL authority in Heaven and in earth. God says in honoring His Son, you honor Him. God said, let all the angels worship His Son also. Hebrews 1:6, "And again, when he brings the firstbegotten into the world, he says, And let all the angels of God worship him."

"He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath BOTH the Father and the Son." 2 John 1:9. Notice, "BOTH" means two, not three beings. (God is a Spirit, the Spirit proceeds from the Father, through the Son, making them both every-where present.) 

"Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him." John 14:23

"The measure of the Holy Spirit we receive will be proportioned to the measure of our desire and the faith exercised for itand the use we shall make of the light and knowledge (perfecting testing messages) that shall be given to us."--RH May 5, 1896.

Let's lay aside the Babylonian King's food and take up King Jesus food He created for us so our minds will be clear to discern the slightest whisper of His voice, saying "this is the way, walk ye in it".

"And thy ears shall hear the word of one admonishing thee behind thy back: This is the way, walk ye in it: and go not aside neither to the right hand, nor to the left." Isaiah 30:21

Isaiah 35:8 And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it." "only the redeemed will walk there." Isaiah 35:9.

Psalm 25:8 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
Psalm 25:9 He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
Proverbs 3:6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Isaiah 29:24 Those who are wayward in spirit will gain understanding; those who complain will accept instruction."
Isaiah 42:16 I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
Isaiah 48:17 This is what the LORD says--your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel (Jesus): "I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.

God calls Jesus a "God" also... See Hebrews 1:2, 8-10 (Heb 1:8: God the Father says to His dear Son: "But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.; Psalm 45:6 "Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom."  Isaiah 9:6 "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Click here to learn more about The Truth About God 

It is a law of the mind that it gradually adapts itself to the subjects upon which it is trained to dwell. If occupied with commonplace matters only, it will become dwarfed and enfeebled. If never required to grapple with difficult problems, it will after a time almost lose the power of growth. 

As an educating power, the Bible is without a rival. In the word of God the mind finds subject for the deepest thought, the loftiest aspiration. The Bible is the most instructive history that men possess. It came fresh from the fountain of eternal truth, and a divine hand has preserved its purity through all the ages. It lights up the far-distant past, where human research seeks vainly to penetrate. 

In God’s word we behold the power that laid the foundation of the earth and that stretched out the heavens. Here only can we find a history of our race, unsullied by human prejudice or human pride. Here are recorded the struggles, the defeats, and the victories of the greatest men this world has ever known. Here the great problems of duty and destiny are unfolded. The curtain that separates the visible from the invisible world is lifted, and we behold the conflict of the opposing forces of good and evil, from the first entrance of sin, to the final triumph of righteousness and truth; and all is but a revelation of the character of God.

Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

John 14:13 "And I will do whatever you ask in my name."

Colossians 3:17, "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

1 Corinthians 10:31 "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory (character=love) of God."

I pray "that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: Ephesians 1:17

I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works (because Jesus work would have been cut short if he'd done more, as will ours - be cut short in righteousness (Romans 9:28; (KJV) "For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness:because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.") , because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!” —John 14:12-14

The light goes out in our own soul-temple when we eat the wrong foods; it breaks our connection with Heaven. Just as Eve ate from the tree - then Adam ate from the tree - their robes of light went out and their eyes were opened and they saw that they were naked. Naked means without a connection with God for us today. The light on the inside went out so spiritual inner went out and then the light on the physical outside went out. Evil faults. 

Naked: "Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:" Rev 3:17

God has to begin where the loss occurred first. God has to begin on the Inside of our soul-temple. We must ask Jesus into our hearts and fortify our minds by reading the Bible and by much prayer. Learning the language of Heaven. The language of our soul. 

"Only those who have been diligent students of the Scriptures, and who have received the love of the truth, will be shielded from the powerful delusion that takes the world captive." The Faith I Live By, 346; The Great Controversy 1888, p. 625.2

God does not abandon mankind - He wants to restore what was lost. He wants to restore our robe of light to our inner temple soul by eating the foods that He created for us to keep our bodies free from disease. 

Many are the ways in which God is seeking to make Himself known to us and bring us into communion with Him. Our body is a sanctuary for the presence of God and His Son to dwell inside. Jesus lives inside of us and the merits of Christ is to be our covering.  Only one person can restore us (2 Cor 4:6) in the face of Jesus Christ. The only way we can reveal the light of God's glory (character) is if we have Jesus Christ living inside us. Christ is the ONLY one who can re-kindle that light in us. Christ will rekindle the light of God in us if we ask Him to take us as wholly his.

"For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ." (2 Cor 4:6)

Here is God's promise: 

Deuteronomy 7:15 The LORD will keep you free from every disease.

"He said, "If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you." Exodus 15:26

Here is my personal diet that I am trying to implement with the help of the Son of God living in me - one of the stones - that he is shaping to fit perfectly in His temple. God and Jesus are the temple, not a building. 

"I beseech our people, to consider that health reform is essential and that which we place in our stomachs should be the simple nourishment of good, plainly prepared bread and fruits and grains." Manuscript Releases Volume Seven [Nos. 419-525], p. 348.2

I beseech our people, to consider that health reform is essential and that which we place in our stomachs should be the simple nourishment of good, plainly prepared bread and fruits and grainsI shall have a much sharper testimony to bear on this subject. We must deny perverted appetite. I urge upon our people to learn the art of simplicity in eating. When will our people heed the word of the Lord given to caution them?"--Manuscript Releases Volume Seven [Nos. 419-525], p. 348.2 1879.

Cooked Food Withdrawal

Those who try a Live Food diet for the first time will almost invariably experience a sense of deprivation. “I miss my dead food,” they cry and abandon their quest for pure nutrition by promptly selling out like Esau for “a mess of pottage.” I certainly suffered during my first few weeks. My wife was my only salvation—a constant, vigilant, encouraging partner in crime to remind me of our lofty goals and aspirations.

Even after some months of experiencing the wonderful benefits of living high on live foods, the urge to “lust after the flesh pots of Egypt” would suddenly erupt. Fortunately, such temptations are very short-lived, and will become progressively weaker as your satisfaction with Live Food grows and you expand your repetroire of live food dishes. When you limit yourself to manna (as marvelous as it may be) meal after meal, you just might not manage to make it on that alone.

Discovering a significant number of delicious dishes that you really like and witnessing first hand the results of Eden Eatin’in your own body are the two best safeguards against falling off the raw food wagon. But for those who are still desperate for help in dealing with the fear of backsliding, here are few additional suggestions:

1. Stop and Think. Sure, that pizza or those french fries are going to taste good, but taste isn’t everything. It's not worth the suffering that is sure to follow. The problem with eating dead stuff routinely is that you don’t recognize the ill feeling that comes from any particular food—it’s all suboptimal and you’ve been feeling the results for so long you’ve come to accept it as “normal.” But give your body time to get rid of all the built-up toxic waste, enjoy a month or two of pain-free existance (no headaches, no constipation, no bloating, no heartburn), and then indulge in your favorite forbidden food. You will be dramatically impressed by the reaction. Now, share your experience to one and all to reinforce your memory.

2. Substitute live foods. Fruit, especially dried fruits with their concentrated flavors, are super substitutes for candy. Tomatoes have a high concentration of sodium and will satisfy cravings for salty foods. Some who previously found tomatoes disagreeable, have reported that removing the seeds (and their associated anti-nutrients) solved their problem of indigestion. Avocados and nuts or seeds provide the satiety benefits to those who miss their cheese and fried foods.

3. Avoid temptation. Madison Avenue has conditioned us for most of our lives to salivate when we see or smell one of their tempting products, cleverly formulated to stimulate our addictive behaviors and promote repeat sales. If you feel a craving crawling over you when you see that particular morsel (candy, cookie, or cassarole) then don’t look at it! As Pooh observed, you can get ‘see sick’ from seeing too much. I’ve delivered that kind of common sense advice to countless patients over many years of practice: if it hurts, don’t do it. Today, I’d say, “Don’t even go there.”

4. Eat slowly and sensibly – Eat only a moderate amount of food at regular times with no distractions, chewing slowly to receive full benefit of your food’s flavor. Savor the all the taste and texture. This is only common sense, but it can remarkably reduce unwanted cravings.

5. Eat with other raw fooders. Enthusiasm loves company and mutual encouragement.

6. Regular exercise reduces stress, improves circulation and elimination, is cleansing, and helps reduce cravings.

7. Develop a spiritual or ethical foundation. For the religious, this means being fully “grounded” in your religion. The non-religious can adopt or develop a guiding philosophy of life, or a system of ethics.

8. Consider modifying your diet. If you are following an extremely restricted diet and constant cravings continually stalk you, then seriously consider changing to a more diversified diet. Add more veggies, sprouts, and seeds or nuts to your diet.

If you do backslide and eat something bad, simply resolve to avoid the mistake next time. Learn from your mistakes, but don't dwell on them unnecessarily, as guilt is a negative emotion. Cravings can be a major problem during the transition to a raw/living foods diet. After you have been on such a diet long enough, the cravings will usually dissipate. Although the goal of 100% raw is advocated by some raw-fooders, the reality is that a pure raw food diet is not for everyone. Bekind to your self; do what is best for your body, whether the diet you follow conforms to raw-food dogma or not.


"Some folks look with dread upon the thought of having to wage a continual warfare with self and worldly lusts. That is because they do not as yet know anything about the joy of victory. They have experienced only defeat. But it isn't so doleful a thing to battle constantly, when there is continual victory . . . !"

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For whatsoever is born (begotten again) of God overcometh the world: and this is the Victory that overcometh the world, even our Faith !"     I John 5:4

"No outward observances can take the place of simple faith and entire renunciation of self. But no man can empty himself of self. We can only consent for Christ to accomplish the work. Then the language of the soul will be, Lord, take my heart; for I cannot give it. It is Thy property. Keep it pure, for I cannot keep it for Thee. Save me in spite of myself, my weak, unchristlike self. Mold me, fashion me, raise me into a pure and holy atmosphere, where the rich current of Thy love can flow through my soul." Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 159.3 

Quote: “The Lord is not glorified by the tame supplications which show that nothing is expected. He desires every one who believes, to approach the Throne of Grace with earnestness and assurance. Do we realize the magnitude of the work in which we are engaged? If we did, there would be more fervency in our prayers. Our entreaties would rise before God with convincing earnestness. We would plead for power as a hungry child pleads for bread. If we realized the greatness of the Gift, if we desired the attainment of the Blessing, our petitions would ascend with earnestness, importunity, urgency. It would be as if we were at the gate of heaven, soliciting entrance.

Grace (G5485) = the Divine Influence upon the heart, and It's reflection as seen in the life!

I do not understand the tameness in the requests offered to God. We are to urge our way into the very Presence of God, into the Holy Place of the Most High. We are to plead for that which we most need, -- the Bread of Life, the leaf from the Tree of LifeAs Jacob wrestled with the angel, saying, “I will not let Thee go, except thou Bless me,” so we are to wrestle in prayer until we prevail. We are to ask with an urgency that will not be turned away, that expects God to bestow His blessings with a liberality that is an assurance to all fear.

Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and His Maker, Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons, and concerning the work of My hands command ye Me. I have made the earth, and created man upon it. I, even My hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.” Isaiah 45:11. This is the Word of the LORD, which is Yea and Amen !

Then let your prayers be more fervent, more heavily weighted with faith and hope. Let the intensity of your desire be proportionate to the value of the object you wish to obtain. The greatness of the Gift and our need of It should fill us with a hungering desire for it . . . !"  - Special Testimonies, August 7, 1901 par. 13


The language of the soul must be, “He is mine; I will never let go his arm. He will bless me; the cleansing blood will be applied to my soul.”

The language of the soul is, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.” He has a foundation for his faith. It is Christ, the Rock of Ages. He dares to love him, for the light reflected from the cross of Calvary reveals his Saviour to his soul, as “the chiefest among ten thousand,” and the one “altogether lovely.”

"The language of the soul will be, “O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.” [Psalm 119:97.]" 

"The body should be servant to the mind, and not the mind to the body." 1T 486

Don't make your stomach your god!

Philippians 3:19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.

Fruits, grains and nuts & seeds (sunflower seeds I love), prepared as simply as possible. Juiced or whole, raw. Honey, pure maple syrup, milk made from raw almonds. You would be surprised how a handful of sunflower seeds and a apple and orange or banana completely satisfy and keep you from being hungry.

Fruits and vegetables should not be eaten at the same meal. Bread with either meal - but I am leaving off bread until I get to the weight I want to be before adding that in.

A real treat, is to put 3 fresh bananas into the blender, juice a couple of apples, add fresh pineapple and a couple of handfuls of fresh or frozen cranberries or strawberries to the mix - blend until smooth, then add crushed ice - 2-4 cups or more if needed to it. This is the best tasting shake ever. Add some honey or maple syrup to it if you want, but I never have. It is sweet enough and yummy!

Salads and bread with salad dressing made with lemons, garlic pwd, onion pwd and some salt and olive oil - really make a salad great that is healthy.

To start, I bought a case of lemons, I juice a 8 oz glassful of them morning, noon and night. You can add a glass of grapefruit juice if you like - they are sour at first, but you get used to it. Incentive for me: to eat them or juice them all before they go bad!

One of the Jack Lalanne juicers - I like the best. I bought a Dawn long handled curved scrub brush to clean it -now it takes about 5 minutes to clean it - I like this juicer the best so far. Before I bought the scrub brush it took longer to clean and I did not like that - but the General Dollar Store has them for $3.00. I love it now.

My biggest thing to give up is butter and cheese. Why? It is getting easier...but I am asking God to help me.

"It seems so hard for some, even for their conscience' sake, to deny themselves the things that do not tend to health. We felt drawn out to speak to some on this subject. I shall not be clear unless I speak decidedly, for the spirit of self-indulgence will increase unless we take a decided stand. I have had grace (Grace (G5485) = the Divine Influence upon the heart, and It's reflection as seen in the life!) given me to present decidedly the subject of health reform. Butter, cheese, flesh meats of dead animals, rich cake and poor cookery create disease and will certainly corrupt the blood, bring disease and suffering, and pervert the discernment. I beseech our people, to consider that health reform is essential and that which we place in our stomachs should be the simple nourishment of good, plainly prepared bread and fruits and grains. I shall have a much sharper testimony to bear on this subject. We must deny perverted appetite. I urge upon our people to learn the art of simplicity in eating. When will our people heed the word of the Lord given to caution them?"--Manuscript Releases Volume Seven [Nos. 419-525], p. 348.2 1879.

"As the children of Israel charged all their suffering upon Moses, he was greatly distressed, and felt almost like murmuring because the Lord delayed to deliver his people. They were not yet prepared to be deliveredThey had but little faith, and were unwilling to patiently suffer and perseveringly endure their afflictions, until God should work for them a glorious deliverance." The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 1, p. 180.3

What is Christ waiting for? FOR US to manifest His Character! Which is the fruits of having the Spirit of Jesus living inside us: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance! Will He find Faith? Which is TRUST IN GOD?

Where did Daniel start? BY EATING RIGHT! JESUS FASTED 40 days before He started His ministry! Where should we start? By what we put into our bodies! And by the words that we speak! 

Restoring the Temple: Healthful Cookery 

"The body should be servant to the mind, and not the mind to the body." 1T 486

Don't make your stomach your god!

Philippians 3:19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.

Thoughts, words, actions, habits, character, destiny. The Bible says in Proverbs 3:27, "as a man thinks in his heart (mind), so is he." You will eventually become what you think about.
 
"Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth." Colossians 3:2.  Think and study about what we will eat in Heaven - we should then eat as close to that as possible here.

"Cooking may be regarded as less desirable than some other lines of work, but in reality it is a science in value above all other sciences. Thus God regards the preparation of healthful food. He places a high estimate on those who do faithful service in preparing wholesome, palatable food. The one who understands the art of properly preparing food, and who uses this knowledge, is worthy of higher commendation than those engaged in any other line of work. This talent should be regarded as equal in value to ten talents; for its right use has much to do with keeping the human organism in health. Because so inseparably connected with life and health, it is the most valuable of all gifts.” Counsels on Diet and Foods, 251.

 "I would pay a higher price for a cook than for any other part of my work." Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 259.4

“The cook fills an important place in the household.  She is preparing food to be taken into the stomach, to form brain, bone, and muscle.  The health of all members of the family depends largely upon her skill and intelligence. . . .

“We can have a variety of good, wholesome food, cooked in a healthful manner, so that it will be palatable to all. It is of vital importance to know how to cook.  Poor cooking produces disease and bad tempers; the system becomes deranged, and heavenly things cannot be discerned.  There is more religion in good cooking than you have any idea of. . . .

Millions May Be Drinking Their Way to Cancer, Says Hushed-Up New Study (Not via Alcohol) 
Every time you take a sip, you could be one step closer to leukemia according to controversial new research, which terrifies the beverage industry. Don't make the mistake of believing "it must be ok for me" - they are toxic to all humans. Ignore at your own risk... 

Disinfecting agents put into the water to kill bacteria and microbes are generally left in the water during storage. Unfortunately, chlorine or other antimicrobial agents (e.g. chloramine) react with organic matter in the water supply to create byproducts that have been linked to birth defects and increased incidences of miscarriage in pregnant women.

Water, by nature, will always seek to balance its pH-value. It does so by dissolving minerals. Purification processes often remove minerals as they remove impurities. This can cause a problem. If de-mineralized water is consumed, it will pull minerals from the body to seek that balance. To prevent this, water mineral agents should be left in place to maintain a proper pH-balance.

More Facts About Water: How to Find Water and How to Make Water Safe to Drink
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Every Woman’s Duty

“There are very many girls who have married and have families, who have but little practical knowledge of the duties devolving upon a wife and mother.  They can read, and play upon an instrument of music; but they cannot cook.  They cannot make good bread, which is very essential to the health of the family. . . .  To cook well, to present healthful food upon the table in an inviting manner, requires intelligence and experience.  The one who prepares the food that is to be placed in our stomachs, to be converted into blood to nourish the system, occupies a most important and elevated position. . . .

“Our sisters often do not know how to cook.  To such I would say, I would go to the very best cook that could be found in the country, and remain there, if necessary, for weeks, until I had become mistress of the art,—an intelligent, skillful cook.  I would pursue this course if I were forty years old.  It is your duty to know how to cook, and it is your duty to teach your daughters to cook. . . . 

“In order to learn how to cook, women should study, and then patiently reduce what they learn to practice. People are suffering because they will not take the trouble to do this.  I say to such, It is time for you to rouse your dormant energies, and inform yourselves.  Do not think the time wasted which is devoted to obtaining a thorough knowledge and experience in the preparation of healthful, palatable food.  No matter how long an experience you have had in cooking, if you still have the responsibilities of a family, it is your duty to learn how to care for them properly.

Not Just for Women

“Many who adopt the health reform complain that it does not agree with them; but after sitting at their tables I come to the conclusion that it is not the health reform that is at fault, but the poorly prepared food.  I appeal to men and women to whom God has given intelligence: Learn how to cook.  I make no mistake when I say ‘men,’ for they, as well as women, need to understand the simple, healthful preparation of food. . . .  If they have the knowledge, they can use it to good purpose.”  Ibid., 252, 253.

Study Health Journals

“Those who do not know how to cook hygienically should learn to combine wholesome, nourishing articles of food in such a way as to make appetizing dishes.  Let those who desire to gain knowledge in this line subscribe for our health journals.  They will find information on this point in them. . . . 

“Without continually exercising ingenuity, no one can excel in healthful cookery, but those whose hearts are open to impressions and suggestions from the Great Teacher will learn many things, and will be able also to teach others; for He will give them skill and understanding.

Develop Individual Talent

“It is the Lord’s design that in every place men and women shall be encouraged to develop their talents by preparing healthful foods from the natural products of their own section of the country.  If they look to God, exercising their skill and ingenuity under the guidance of His Spirit, they will learn how to prepare natural products into healthful foods.  Thus they will be able to teach the poor how to provide themselves with foods that will take the place of flesh meat.  Those thus helped can in turn instruct others.  Such a work will yet be done with consecrated zeal and energy.  If it had been done before, there would today be many more people in the truth, and many more who could give instruction.  Let us learn what our duty is, and then do it.  We are not to be dependent and helpless, waiting for others to do the work that God has committed to us.

Cooking Schools

“There should be cooking schools, where instruction is given on the proper preparation of food.  In all our schools there should be those who are fitted to educate the students, both young men and women, in the art of cooking. Women especially should learn how to cook.”  Ibid., 253, 254.

Health Reform and Good Cooking

“One reason why many have become discouraged in practicing health reform is that they have not learned how to cook so that proper food, simply prepared, would supply the place of the diet to which they have been accustomed.  They become disgusted with the poorly prepared dishes, and next we hear them say that they have tried the health reform, and cannot live in that way.  Many attempt to follow out meager instructions in health reform, and make such sad work that it results in injury to digestion, and in discouragement to all concerned in the attempt.  You profess to be health reformers, and for this very reason you should become good cooks.  Those who can avail themselves of the advantages of properly conducted hygienic cooking schools, will find it a great benefit, both in their own practice and in teaching others.”  Ibid., 255.

Cause of Disease

“For want of knowledge and skill in regard to cooking, many a wife and mother daily sets before her family ill-prepared food, which is steadily and surely impairing the digestive organs, and making a poor quality of blood; the result is, frequent attacks of inflammatory disease, and sometimes death. . . . 

“We can have a variety of good, wholesome food, cooked in a healthful manner, so that it will be palatable to all. It is of vital importance to know how to cook.  Poor cooking produces disease and bad tempers; the system becomes deranged, and heavenly things cannot be discerned.  There is more religion in good cooking than you have any idea of. . . .

“Scanty, ill-cooked food depraves the blood by weakening the blood-making organs.  It deranges the system, and brings on disease, with its accompaniment of irritable nerves and bad tempers.  The victims of poor cookery are numbered by thousands and tens of thousands.  Over many graves might be written: ‘Died because of poor cooking;’ ‘Died of an abused stomach.’ 

“It is a sacred duty for those who cook to learn how to prepare healthful food.  Many souls are lost as the result of poor cookery.  It takes thought and care to make good bread; but there is more religion in a loaf of good bread than many think.”  Ibid., 256, 257.



My biggest reason for wanting to eat, drink, think and do right is because I do not want my mind clouded so I cannot understand or discern the voice of God speaking to me in my mind or from the Bible. Our MIND is our will or choices. I want God's choices to be my choices. If we do not actively CHOOSE to do what God tells us, we have automatically chosen Satan's choices. God's choices are outlined in the Bible and more plainly in the Ten Commandments. If we say that we love God, but do not keep all 10 commandment - the Bible says we are a liar, and God is not with us. I want God's divine presence influencing my mind/choices. I want the mind of God sent through Jesus to be in my mind/choices. He tells us in the Bible to be DOERS of the word and not just hearers. By their Spirit (God and His Son Jesus) dwell inside us enabling us to do their will=choose their choices for us. I want God and His Son's Spirit living inside me, surrounding me with their LOVE. Our body does not belong to us, it belongs to Jesus. We are His inheritance. I want to take care of Jesus property! Our body is the church of the living God and His Son. Our body is a church made without hands. We are to be made holy by the blood of Jesus through FAITH in Him, and by doing all we know is right and good. Consider this: Sin first had it's entrance into the human race though appetite, Satan will use this way to ensnare us the most. Don't be tricked by the old serpent today! 

“I want to be of service to Christ and share the diet God gave us in Genesis 1:29 with others. I have learned that we don't have to be sick, tired, depressed, and barely making it. I have learned that what we eat can be a blessing to us and not a curse if we will but educate ourselves and then make the effort to adjust our diet and lifestyle.” Here is a great course to download and print out, study it and answer the questions to help you get started on the right track.

1 Corinthians 3:17 (KJV) 17 If any man defile the temple of God (our bodies), him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

1 Corinthians 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye dodo all to the glory of God.


"Adverse reactions to pharmaceutical drugs are 62,000 times more likely to kill you than nutritional supplements."
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Let him who is struggling against the power of appetite look to the Saviour in the wilderness of temptation. See Him in His agony upon the cross, as He exclaimed, "I thirst." He has endured all that it is possible for us to bear. His victory is ours.
  

"We shall preach Christ, and Christ only, and yet be so 
overflowing with the doctrine that, without saying anything about 
it, the people will see in Christ the sanctuary, the coming of 
the Lord, the Holy Spirit, holiness...the sovereignty of God, the 
Sabbath, life only in Christ, Christian perfection, yea, every 
doctrine of the Word, because it is in us."  [RH, July 11, 1899]  
   
E J Waggoner; "The very same power that forgives sins is the power that heals disease....As long as we may expect forgiveness 
of sins, we may likewise expect healing of disease....Therefore 
in the forgiveness of our sins by the life which we lay hold of 
by faith, we have the healing of all our diseases, if we but 
grasp the fact....The healing of all our diseases is as sure as 
the forgiveness of all our sins; and whether the healing be 
effected instantaneously or gradually, it will be permanent.  
Then do not think that the age of miracles is past, or that God's 
power or willingness is diminished in the heart." [Waggoner, 
Present Truth, April 16, 1903, pp 243-44]  
   
"The Gospel includes the healing of disease as well as the 
forgiveness of sins." [Ibid., June 18, 1903]  

When we learn the power of God's word, these are the questions we will ask for every situation:

1.) What IS God's Command? and  2.) What IS His Promise?

―Only he who receives the Scriptures as the voice of God speaking to himself is a true learner. He trembles at the Word; for to him it is a living reality. Our words should be few and well chosen. The Lord would bring His remnant last day people into a position where they will not touch or taste the flesh of dead animals. 

Malachi 3:6 (KJV) "For I am the LORD, I change not;" 

Deuteronomy 28:9 "The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways." 

Psalm 77:13 Your wayO God, is in the sanctuary:


"Establish" definition: a : to make firm or stable. b : to introduce and cause to grow and multiply

"And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee." Exodus 15:26

Isaiah 20:5 Those who trusted in Cush and boasted in Egypt will be dismayed and put to shame.

"And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee." Deuteronomy 7:15

"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 1:2

Psalm 19:7 (KJV) "The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple." God's law can be found in the King James Version of the Bible in Exodus 20:1-11. Read and memorize it!

God says in Zechariah 9:7: 

I will grab the bloody meat from their mouths and snatch the detestable sacrifices from their teeth. Then the surviving Philistines will worship our God and become like a clan in Judah. The Philistines of Ekron (disobedient/heathen/pagan people) will join my people, as the ancient Jebusites once did. Zechariah 9:7 New Living Translation (©2007)

In Leviticus 17:12 we read that God said to the children of Israel: "...No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you." 

See some of the various translations of this verse here to get a better picture of what God thinks of people eating meat: http://bible.cc/zechariah/9-7.htm

The "detestable sacrifices" are the "forbidden food", "His abominations" their "detestable things" the "disgusting things" and "abominable idolatrous sacrifices" this is taken from various translations of the Bible to show how God feels about us eating meat. 

The life blood of the animals God will require it of us. We do not want to kill to eat in this day and age - God will have a people who will not touch nor taste the flesh of dead animals. But you must never eat any meat that still has the lifeblood in it. ... to teach that the life of the animal, which is in the blood, belongs not to man, but to God. 

August 30, 1896.

I was somewhat surprised at your argument as to why a meat-eating diet kept you in strength, for, if you put yourself out of the question, your reason will teach you that a meat diet is not of as much advantage as you suppose. You know how you would answer a tobacco devotee if he urged, as a plea for the use of tobacco, the arguments you have advanced as a reason why you should continue the use of the flesh of dead animals as food.

The weakness you experience without the use of meat is one of the strongest arguments I could present to you as a reason why you should discontinue its use. Those who eat meat feel stimulated after eating this food, and they suppose they are made stronger. After one discontinues the use of meat, he may for a time feel a weakness, but when his system is cleansed from the effect of this diet, he no longer feels the weakness, and will cease to wish for that which he has pleaded for as essential to his strength.

I have a large family which often numbers sixteen. In it there are men who work at the plow and who fell trees. These men have vigorous exercise, but not a particle of flesh of animals is placed upon our table. Meat has not been used by us since the Brighton camp-meeting. It was not my purpose to have it on my table at any time, but urgent pleas were made that such an one was unable to eat this or that, and that his stomach could take care of meat better than it could of anything else; then I was enticed to place it on my table. The use of cheese also began to creep in, because some liked cheese. But I soon controlled that. But when the selfishness of taking the lives of animals, to gratify a perverted appetite, was presented to me by a Catholic woman kneeling at my feet. I felt ashamed and distressed; I saw it in a new light, and I said, “I will no longer patronize the butcher: I will not have the flesh of corpses on my table.” EXTRACTS FROM UNPUBLISHED TESTIMONIES IN REGARD TO FLESH FOODS, PAGE 4

"And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere (before) it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague." Numbers 11:33 - this was to eat "clean" (Quail) meat! God wants a special people a remnant people to obey Him!


Deuteronomy 28:9 "The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways."

"And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutesI will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee." Exodus 15:26

"And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee." Deuteronomy 7:15

"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health
even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 1:2
 
Genesis 9:5 "I will surely require your blood of your lives. At the hand of every animal I will require it. At the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, I will require the life of man." World English Bible
 Exodus 20:13 "You shall not murder.  Psalm 9:12 For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.

I will take the blood from their mouths, the forbidden food from between their teeth. Those who are left will belong to our God and become leaders in Judah, and Ekron will be like the Jebusites.  Zechariah 9:7 New International Version (©1984) 

"And I will take out of [the Philistines’ (heathen - those who are NOT God's people)] mouths and from between their teeth the abominable idolatrous sacrifices eaten with the blood. And they too shall remain and be a remnant for our God, and they shall be like chieftains (the head over a thousand) in Judah, and Ekron shall be like one of the Jebusites [who at last were merged and had lost their identity in Israel]." Zechariah 9:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)

I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth; and he also shall be a remnant for our God; and he shall be as a chieftain in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.  American Standard Version 

And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.   Webster's Bible Translation 

and I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth; but he that remaineth, he also shall belong to our God, and shall be as a leader in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.  Darby Bible Translation 

and I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth; and he also shall be a remnant for our God; and he shall be as a chieftain in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.  American Standard Version 

If you do not eat meat (all meat and its derived products, includes dairy: milk, cheese and butter) you shall be a REMNANT for our GOD and a CHIEFTAIN, a GOVERNOR, a LEADER of GOD's LAST DAY PEOPLE -become like a clan -. The 144,000 are leaders a special "CLAN" of God's! A special diet for God's Special People at a Special TIME: See a article about this here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B2nmi6r-BcI3Z3FFQjdFNGs2VTQ


"While the meat was yet between their teeth, before it was consumed (chewed), the anger of the Lord was kindled against the people, and the Lord smote them with a very great plague." Numbers 11:33, Amplified Bible (AMP)

Eat Vegan! You can be a vegetarian and STILL eat wrong! Potato chips are vegetarian - and they are bad for us! If you follow this rule, no oil of any kind, even olive oil, no salt, no sugar, and eat most fruits, nuts and legumes - I've had several people tell me that they could be off of all medicines very quickly = like in 3-4 days. Blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.

Remember the story of Daniel and his three friends? They refused to eat the King's meat or drink the King's wine - and they were found to be 10 times wiser than all the rest and became LEADERS/GOVERNORS?CHIEFTAINS in the Babylonian King's court. God honored them for obeying His covenants.

"The selfishness of taking the lives of animals to gratify a perverted taste...I saw it in a new light, and I said, 'I will no longer patronize the butchers. I will not have the flesh of corpses on my table'." (Spalding and Magan, p.38).

"People are continually eating flesh that is 
filled with tuberculous and cancerous germs. Tuberculosis, cancer, and other fatal diseases are thus communicated." (The Ministry of Healing, p.313). 
 Animals can transfer disease to animal. If you devour cancerous or unhealthy blood from even a clean animal, you can get those cells in your system; and matter of fact, leukemia and lot of these diseases, can be traced to certain dairy products and animal products. Matter of fact, the very first thing that most doctors will tell you that contribute to heart disease are animal products. You cannot get cholesterol from peanuts and coconut oil. 

Disease in cattle is making meat-eating a dangerous matter. The Lord's curse upon the earth, upon man, upon beasts, upon the fish of the sea; and as transgression becomes almost universal, the curse will be permitted to become as broad and as deep as the transgression. Disease is contracted by the use of meat. The diseased flesh of these dead carcasses is sold in the market places, and disease among men is the sure result. 

Because of man's transgression and sins, the disease upon animals is becoming more and more common, and our only safety now is in leaving meat entirely alone. The most aggravated diseases are now prevalent, and the very last thing that physicians who are enlightened should do, is to advise patients to eat meat. It is in eating meat so largely in the country that men and women are becoming demoralized, their blood corrupted. and disease planted in their systems. Because of meat-eating, many die, and they do not understand the cause. If the truth were known, it would bear the testimony it was the flesh of animals that passed through death. The thought of feeding upon dead flesh is repulsive, but there is something in meat-eating: we partake of diseased, dead flesh, and this sows its seeds of corruption in the human organism.  

There is nothing extrascriptural in the advocacy of vegetarianism. That was the diet set down in Eden and will be the diet in Eden restored. And no permissives of Scripture change that fact. Remember that the permissives permit not only flesh but also strong drink, easy divorce, plural marriages—to mention some of the more startling. And these permissives reveal, not the standards of a gross God—as atheists charge—but the long-suffering and patience of a holy God. They certainly do not offer to us any permanent standard for life or any justification for living below the level of the light that has been revealed to us. {WBEGW 111.3}

Ever and anon God’s prophets seek to lift us to higher levels, to help us to set our “affection on things above” (Colossians 3:2). And in doing that they do not depart from all that Moses and the prophets wrote. They simply build for us steps of divine principles that would lead us above the sad level of permissives to the high level of the heavenly country. {WBEGW 112.1} 


For God's People (spiritual Israel=all 
people and kindreds and tongues and nations who obey ALL Ten of God's Commandments and are filled by the Spirit of God and His Son, and have the testimony of His Son Jesus Christ): "It shall be a PERPETUAL statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood." Leviticus 3:17 
PERPETUAL means:  Forever/Everlasting/occurring continually 
Source: 
 http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perpetual 

"10 And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojournamong you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people. 11 For the life of the flesh is in theblood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. 12 Therefore I said unto the children ofIsrael, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. 13 And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers thatsojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten ; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust. 14 For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat theblood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off . 15 And every soul that eateth that which died of itself, or that which was tornwith beasts, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger, he shall both wash hisclothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even: then shall he be clean .16 But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh; then he shall bear his iniquity. Leviticus 17:10-16 



The war against you - and your food
Regardless of where you live...

Or how peaceful it may be where
you are, there's a war raging
- and you're the target.

If you think you understand
the GMO issue, think again.
It is far more sinister than
anything you can imagine.

The good news is this is something
you can do something about
RIGHT NOW.

Please carve out the time to watch
this - it could literally save your life
or the life of someone dear to you.

Video: http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/page/20732.html


"Never should one morsel of swine's flesh be placed upon your table." (Testimonies, Volume 2, p.3).

See the medical research that shows SUGAR can increase your chance of getting Polio!  Yes, low blood sugar may be the culprit of getting POLIO! See the full medical report here! And learn how Vaccine-Caused Polio is on the Rise.

"It is just as much sin to violate the laws of our being as to break one of the Ten Commandments." In other words, eating a slice of bacon is a sinful as committing adultery. And, "the use of swine’s flesh is contrary to his (God’s) express commandments". (Testimonies to the Church, Volume 2, pp.70,96;).

Christ came "to take away their inclination to sin, that they might not desire to transgress. Those who receive Christ are obedient to his commands; for his mind is given to them. He imbues them with his spirit of obedience, and they return to their loyalty." {YI, April 6, 1899 par. 3} 

Think Genetically Modified foods are safe? Think again.


Making matters worse, unless you're buying USDA 100% Organic soy products, chances are you're consuming genetically engineered (GE) soy, or feeding it to your baby, and GE crops—soy in particular—has also been linked to serious fertility problems. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, has similarly been implicated in causing miscarriages, and both conventional- and genetically engineered soy is typically treated with heavy doses of this herbicide.

All in all, the health hazards of unfermented soy products—particularly genetically engineered varieties—are so serious and numerous, I strongly suggest avoiding them altogether, whether you're planning a pregnancy or not. But clearly, it's of particular concern for pregnant women. Read the whole article here.

George Malkmus: Download this entire newsletter and all articles as a printable PDF document:
http://www.hacres.com/pdf/documents/TheHallelujahHealthTip758.pdf

Dare to Be a Daniel

In biblical days, Daniel stood up to prove eating God's diet could make him strong. Still today, we need to stand up when the world's way doesn't make sense.

>>Full Article by George Malkmus

FDA Sends Warning Letter to Dr. Day. FDA Tells Dr. Day That She is NOT Allowed to Say That Wholesome Food is Good for You. 

FDA Treachery

Why Does Monsanto Always Win? 

Eating This Could Turn Your Gut into a Living Pesticide Factory 
Found in the blood of 67% of women (and 93% of pregnant women), this "harmless" substance (that ruptures the stomach of insects, causing them to die) may cause gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune disorders, food allergies and learning disorders... 

The Propaganda Supporting Fluoride and Why They Are Lies 
You may have heard these two widely used statements that "prove" water fluoridation is a wonderful achievement... but read this before you believe them. 

Kashi Cereal Stirs Anger - Exposed by Small Rhode Island Grocer
A simple sign has gone viral, causing a storm of outrage with one former fan saying on Facebook: "Yours is the only brand cereal I have bought for years. Not anymore! You are despicable. Everything you supposedly stand for is a lie." Make sure you're not eating it...

The Secret Weapon U.S. Lobbyists Use to Ruin Your Health
As of last year, there were 12,654 registered lobbyists in the U.S. and this ONE technique appears to work better than any to get what they want... Could slamming the door on this glaring hole in the system be the best (and only) chance we've got of curtailing political corruption for good? 


Return to Dr. Day Responds to her Critics

About Olive Oil:

Yes, olive oil is great, but make sure you are getting TRUE olive oil.

I have been doing very deep research on what to look for when buying olive oil. We are being scammed for years, as consumers.

Even though you spend alot, you still may be getting oils cut with canola, damaged olives and many other insults.

Here is a great source to learn how and where to get a true, healthy olive oil.

www.extravirginity.com/extra-virginity

Genetically Modified Foods   
GMO foods may alter organ function

The biofood industry tells us that genetically modified foods are safe and there is no need for testing.

Some research results tell a different story.

Can genetically modified foods change the way our bodies function?

Mike Adams of Natural News elaborates at, The Real Food Channel...

Video: http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/page/50.html 

Is This Why the Europeans Don't Get Sick Like Americans Do?   Genetic Roulette GMO Documentary 
Is it really possible that the First World's richest country is the sickest? Studies suggest that Americans are too quick to eat foods linked to bizarre mutations, infertility, and cancer... in addition to autism, Alzheimer's, and diabetes. Clean these dangerous foods out of your cupboards today...

Pastor Doug:  Now we’re going to go to line 3 and we’re talking to Anna in Florida.  Anna, are you there?

Caller:  Hi!

Pastor Doug:  Ah thanks so much for your patience.

Caller:  That’s ok.

Pastor Doug:  Now you’ve got a question.

Caller:  Yes I’ve got a question about clean and unclean food.  Okay.  Beef is clean.  Does it have to have the blood drained out of it?

Pastor Doug:  All right, you’re asking a question now – two questions.  First of all, you know the Bible does talk about clean and unclean animals.

Caller:  Right.

Pastor Doug:  Biblically, the Bible says if they’re cloven-hoofed, which a cow is, and they chew the cud, which a cow does; they’re classified as clean animals – but in the New and the Old Testament it says that we should not eat blood.

Caller:  Right!

Pastor Doug:  I used to be a butcher.  I’m a vegetarian now because I used to be a butcher.  I’ve been a vegetarian 20 years now and especially with all of the problems they’re having with Mad Cow Disease and things like that, I’m so glad I’m a vegetarian.  But in any event, the Bible does say – and I almost never hear Ministers talk about it, Acts chapter 15, it says that they were to abstain from blood.  And a lot of the meat that is sold, most of the meat that is sold in the markets today, still has blood just dripping out of it and that’s why it looks so red and you can even see it running in the little styrofoam container there.

Now The reason for that – this is not a ceremonial law.  This is a very plain health law; the same kind of health law if you touched something dead you were to wash.  Well, God knows that you cannot transfer disease from plant to animal; in other words, if a plant catches a cold, I don’t get the cold from a plant.  But animals transfer disease between species.  That’s why when they go to the zoos now they’re putting up glass booths to separate people from the gorillas because they bring these gorillas over and they catch colds from the spectators and die.

Caller:  Wow!

Pastor Doug:  Animals can transfer disease to animal.  If you devour cancerous or unhealthy blood from even a clean animal, you can get those cells in your system; and matter of fact, leukemia and lot of these diseases, can be traced to certain dairy products and animal products.  Matter of fact, the very first thing that most doctors will tell you that contribute to heart disease are animal products.  You cannot get cholesterol from peanuts and coconut oil.

Caller:  Hmm.

Pastor Doug:  And so, God knew what He was talking about when He said we should not eat the fat and we should not eat the blood.  And here it is – Acts chapter 15 verse 20, ‘…but write unto them [and this is even specifically directed to Gentiles] that they abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled…’ Now do you know why it says from things strangled?

Caller:  No.

Pastor Doug:  When they butchered animals back then there was a couple of ways:  sometimes they’d strangle them and they’d kill them with the blood in the meat; but Biblically, they were to cut their throats and hang them upside down and drain the blood.

Caller:  Ok.

Pastor Doug:  Things that were strangled still had the blood in them.

Caller:  So the kosher meat that I find in the stores, some do sell it, in the grocery stores…

Pastor Doug:  Right.  That is Biblically clean.

Caller:  Ok.

Pastor Doug:  …well assuming it’s not kosher pork.

Caller:  No it’s not.

Pastor Doug:  There’s no such thing.  Clean-Pigs is an oxy-moron, kind of like little thin, or military intelligence; it just does not make sense.

Caller:  And chicken and turkey.  What about chicken and turkey?  I can’t find anything.

Pastor Doug:  Well now you know, there are two very clear laws for the animals and the fish.  For the animals – in order for it to be a clean mammal, it had to have cloven hoofs and chew the cud; goats, sheep, beef, they were clean, deer.  Among the fish, they needed to have fins and scales and it was clean, and that would mean tuna, bass, trout, they’re all clean.

Caller:  Swordfish?

Pastor Doug:  Swordfish is clean; I think it is.  I’ve not seen any up close.  I’m pretty sure that they are.  Marlin is.  Marlin and tuna have scales but they’re very small but they do have scales.

Caller:  Ok.

Pastor Doug:  Shark is unclean.  Sharks are scavengers.  Catfish are scavengers.  God didn’t want us to eat scavengers.  Pigs and dogs are scavengers. 

Revelation 22:15
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Revelation 22:14-16 (in Context) Revelation 22 (Whole Chapter)

Caller:  Clams and crab?

Pastor Doug:  Crabs, they live on the bottom.  They eat what the other fish happen to drop and I won’t go into detail.

Caller:  Right.

Pastor Doug:  You asked about birds.  The rule for the animals is cloven-hoofed and chews the cud.  The rule for the fish is fins and scales and it was clean.  The rule for the bird, it doesn’t give an explicit rule, but it identifies the foraging birds as clean and the carnivorous birds, like the vultures and the owls and the birds of carrion, as unclean.

Foraging birds are birds like grouse, quail; matter of fact, any bird that was good for a sacrifice was also good to eat.  They were allowed to sacrifice doves, quail and foraging birds like that.  A chicken, technically, is a foraging bird in its wild state.  A turkey is a foraging bird in its wild state.  They would be clean.

Caller:  Ok.

Pastor Doug:  Now some people out there are listening and going, ‘What is this Preacher talking about right now?  Are you trying to tell me that the Bible is saying there are some things I’m not supposed to eat?’  Yes friend.  I’m one of those people who believes that these health laws were not for Jews because you first find the health laws given to Noah.  And everybody listening I’ve got news for you:  you’re all related to Noah.  The health laws were not ceremonial in nature.  They’re made so we live longer.  The doctors are going to tell you you’ll feel better if you’ll follow these very simple principles.  So, you can find that in the New and in the Old Testament.

Caller:  It’s just – it’s so complicated the way they’re doing the meat and everything.  It’s just, it’s so, people are getting sick from it!

Pastor Doug:  Well you know, you are asking some good questions and people listening out there are wondering where is he coming from.  We have a special Bible study that we can offer you and anyone else who’s listening; and here’s the phone number, free phone call, free lesson.  Amazing Facts – we’ve got hundreds of lessons and booklets, 800-835-6747.  We even have a video that deals with this but that’s not free; but you can ask for the catalog and find out about that, 800-835-6747 - and the study is called You Wouldn’t Do This.

And you ask for that and I think that you’ll find a lot of information on things that you can do that will give you better life and longer life based on what the Bible says about health.  Some people think the Bible doesn’t say anything about health; that Jesus just went along like a big rolaid healing people when they didn’t eat right.

Caller:  Right.

Pastor Doug:  And no – God heals us and He wants us to take care of our bodies; they’re the temple of the Holy Spirit and He wants us to be intelligent.  Hey good question.  Thanks so much for your call.

Caller:  Thanks.


"Amazing Facts" booklet on page 3, the question is asked, "but I like pork, will God destroy me if I eat it?" Answer: "This may be shocking, but it is true and must be told. The Bible positively states that all that eat "swine’s flesh," the "mouse" and other unclean things will be destroyed with fire at the coming of the Lord."


Isaiah 66:17 Amplified Bible (AMP) "Those who [attempt to] sanctify themselves and cleanse themselves to enter [and sacrifice to idols] in the gardens, following after [a]one in the midst, eating hog's flesh and the abomination [creeping things] and the [mouse--their works and their thoughts] shall come to an end together, says the Lord."


Isaiah 66:17 (21st Century King James Version (KJ21) “They that sanctify themselves and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse, shall be consumed together,” saith the Lord." (consumed=destroyed)

"Let not any of our ministers set an evil example in the eating of flesh-meat. Let them and their families live up to the light of health reform. Let not our ministers animalize their own nature and the nature of their children." (Spalding and Magan, p.211).

  1. Deuteronomy 7:9
    Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
    Deuteronomy 7:8-10 (in Context) Deuteronomy 7 (Whole Chapter)
  2. Revelation 14:12
    Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
    Revelation 14:11-13 (in Context) Revelation 14 (Whole Chapter)
  3. Revelation 22:14
    Blessed are they that do his commandments
    , that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Of all the diets on the market, 
lets take a close look at
The First One!


        (Before we discuss the first diet, let's describe the first man and woman.)

QHow did the first man on earth come into existence?
A: "The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathe into his nostrils
      the breath of life, and the man became a living being." 
     Genesis 2:7 NIV

QHow did the first woman on earth come into existence?
A:  "...God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; ...took one of the man's ribs and 
     close up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman..."
     Genesis 2: 21,22 NIV

QWhat were their names and, what did they look like?
A"As Adam came forth from the hand of his creator, he was of noble height, 
     and of beautiful symmetry. He was more than twice as tall as men now living
     upon the earth, and was well proportioned. His features were perfect and
     beautiful. His complexion was neither white, nor sallow
but ruddy, glowing
     with the rich tint of health. Eve was not quite as tall as Adam. Her head
     reached a little above his shoulders. She too was noble - perfect in symmetry
     and very beautiful. All the organs and faculties of [their] beings were equally
     developed and harmoniously balanced."  
     
Ellen White, Spiritual Gifts, Vol. 3,  p34

Q: What was their main source of food God provided for them?
A: 
"And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground - trees that
     were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden [of Eden]
     were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. [God said]
     'You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the
     tree of the knowledge of good and evil...'"
     Genesis 2: 9,16,17 NIV


QSo, what  was the type of food God gave them to eat?
A:  "Then God said, 'I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole
      earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.'"
      Genesis 1:29 NIV

Q: Exactly what were some of these seed-bearing foods?
A: 
"The fruit was very large and of differnt colors; some nearly black, some 
     purple, red, pink and light green. This beautiful and luxuriant growth of
     fruit upon the branches of the vine was called grapes. Fruit from the tree
     of life looked like apples of gold and silver." 
     
Ellen White, Story of Redemption, pgs. 21,22

Q: What was another source of their food, and why?
A: 
"She took [fruit from the forbidden tree of knowlegde of good and evil] and ate it.
     She also gave some to her husband ...and he ate it. [God said] 'curse is the ground
     because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life...you
     will eat the plants of the field.'" 
     Genesis 3: 6,17,18 NIV

So, what constitutes the first diet? Fruits or anything a tree brings forth and, plants (vegetation/food) from the field. 


In closing,
"In order to know what are the best foods, we must study God's original plan for man's diet. He who created man and who understands his needs appointed Adam [and Eve] their food. God gave our first parents the food He designed that the race should eat. Grains, fruits, nuts and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator.[This diet]...impart a strength, a power of endurance and vigor of intellect.  Again and again I have been shown that God is bringing His people back to His original design..." (underline mine
Ellen White, Counsels on Diet and Foods, p.81,82

 "But while we would recommend simplicity in diet, let it be understood that we do not recommend a meager diet. Let there be a plentiful supply of fruits and vegetables that are in a good condition. Overripe fruit or wilted vegetables ought not to be used. Vegetables and fruit should not be eaten at the same meal. At one meal use bread and fruit, at the next bread and vegetables. Thus we may have all the variety that we need to desire, and if we must have puddings and custards, let bread and these articles form the meal.  {ST, September 30, 1897 par. 6} 
 


Cherries good for gout? Check out this website link for more info on eating English walnuts for depression and what the FDA has to say about it here: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/07/fda-says-walnuts-are-drugs.aspx?e_cid=20120307_DNL_art_1 

Devil’s Diet and Health Care Plan – Exposed

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist steadfast in the faith.”
(I Peter 5:8-9)

Those who follow my writings know that I believe the Bible to be the only source of true knowledge on planet earth.

“To the law and to the testimony if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”
(Isaiah 8:20)

I also believe that man isn’t as smart as he thinks he is:

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men.”
(I Corinthians 3:19-21)

Sadly, and in most instances, academia accepts the wisdom of the world over the wisdom of God.

For example, with regard to the origin of man, the Bible tells us God created man (See Genesis 1:1, 26 -27, 2:7) as well as this earth and everything in and upon it.

“All things were made by him and without him was not anything made that was made.”
(John 1:3)

Academia on the other hand tells us man originated with a “big bang”when some dead minerals collided eons and eons ago, and that this entire earth and everything in and upon it originated from natural causes and without any assistance from God.

Sadly, in the academic world, those who believe in creation are ostracizedwhile those who believe in evolution are promoted and their teachings almost worshiped. And with regard to the origin of man, what are our children being taught in our public schools by their degreed teachers – God’s truth or man’s wisdom?

Here’s another example. In this 21stcentury in which we live, most people listen to and follow the advice of degreed nutritionists and dieticianswho tell them what they should eat in order to be properly nourished. These degreed nutritionists and dieticians control the foods served in our schools, hospitals, prisons, nursing homes and to our military.

Then we have degreed doctors who tell us what we need to do to rid ourselves of all the physical problems we are experiencing as a result of following the dictates of the degreed nutritionists and dieticians.

Next we have degreed pharmacists who prepare the drugs these degreed doctors prescribe in order to cover up the symptoms being experienced as a result of following the dictates of the degreed nutritionists and dieticians.

Finally we have laws that protect these degreed people when fellow citizens do not get well and die after following their dictates.

And what is the cost of all this false information? We are currently spending over $2.7 trillion annually on what is called “health care” whilethe cost of health care is forecast to double in coming years.

If the Supreme Court does not strike down “Obama Care”, every man, woman, and child in America will be forced into a system controlled by these degreed individuals — a system that has already proven it to be an abject failure!

Can I prove the current system is a failure? I believe I can…

The Health Of The American People

To make my point, let’s take a look at the health of the American people, those who have been nourishing their bodies according to the dictates of nutritionists and dieticians.

Then let’s take a look at the results being obtained by those who go to the doctors and take their prescribed drugs in an effort to recover from their infirmities.

Friends, it’s not a pretty picture:

  • Cardiovascular diseases affect 80% of all Americans.
  • 26 million Americans suffer with diabetes. (In addition, an estimated 79 million U.S. adults have pre-diabetes)
  • 77% of the adult population sufferers from arthritis or rheumatic disorders
  • Over 25 million Americans suffer from asthma, bronchitis or emphysema
  • 16 million suffer from ulcers
  • 10 million are migraine sufferers
  • Over 50% suffer chronic digestive disorders
  • 80 million suffer from allergies
  • 22 million suffer mental illness
  • 98% of our population has bad teeth, and 31 million have no teeth at all
  • Some 70% are overweight and 80 million are classified as obese
  • 90% of our children cannot pass a minimum physical fitness test.

For a close-up look at the health of the American people, take note of the number of prayer requests in your church for the healing of God’s people, Christians who are just as sick and experiencing physical problems to the same percentages as the non-Christian community.

We live in a sick nation and attend a sick church – why?

Why Are The American People So Sick?

With all the degreed people involved in teaching the American people how to nourish their physical bodies, and with all those degreed doctors attempting to repair the bodies of the sick, and with all the money being spent on drugs and on so-called health care – why are the American people so sick?

My answer to that question is: “Because we have been following and listening to the teachings of this world, rather than listening to and following the teachings of God and His Word, the Bible.”

God says the problem is this:

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
(Hosea 4:6)

Yes my friend, rather than listening to God and the knowledge He has provided us in His Word, the Bible, we have sought the wisdom of this world of which God says is “Foolishness”! (See I Corinthians 3:19)

Satan’s Deception

Satan’s first attempt to deceive man took place in the Garden of Eden some 6,000 years ago according to biblical history. And what did Satan use to tempt Eve so many years ago? Satan used food!

Satan’s first attempt to deceive man was getting man to eat something God told him he shouldn’t eat. And the penalty for listening to Satan rather than to God regarding what should and should not be eaten was a heavy one – death!

“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath saidye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.”
(Genesis 3:1-3)

Satan’s response to Eve was “Ye shall not surely die” (Genesis 3:4), and guess what? Eve believed Satan, went against God’s word, and ate of that forbidden fruit. The consequences: Sin entered the world and man was separated from God. (Read the complete account in Genesis 3:1-24)

Ever since Satan’s deceptive victory over man in the garden, Satan has been using food as his primary tool to deceive man — yes, to this very day!

Think about this for a moment: If you are a believer in Christ, did not Satan attempt to deceive you in an effort to keep you from coming to Christ? Butyou fought your way through that deception, defeated Satan, and became a child of the King. Hallelujah!

So Satan lost that battle, but he is not done with the believer yet.

Satan’s next goal is to prevent that believer from serving Jesus, by destroying their physical body.

And his tool? Food!

Sit down for a meal in most Christian homes today and what is on the table and over what do we pray God’s blessing? “Satan’s alternative diet” (SAD)!

Go to a church fellowship and see what they serve. Is it not barbequeribs, southern fried chicken, desserts oozing with sugar and washed down with soft drinks loaded with sugar and caffeine?

Now compare what is being served in your home and church with what God told us we should eat in Genesis 1:29:

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb (VEGETABLE) 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 (FOOD).”

Proper Fuel For Your Automobile

Most people wouldn’t think of pouring sugar-laden sweet tea or a soft drink into the fuel tank of their automobile! Why not? Because they know their car was designed by its designer to run on a certain grade of gasoline and if they were to put a sugar-laden liquid into the gas tank it would not run right, harm the engine, and possibly destroy it.

Change the fuel and place into the fuel tank the proper grade and octane of gasoline and the car will run right. It’s that basic and that simple.

People are aware of this necessity if their car is going to run right and sothey follow the instruction book as to what grade of gasoline they place into their automobile no matter the cost.

Well, God designed our bodies to run on a certain grade or octane of fuel, and when we follow the instructions found in the Bible for proper body fuel, our bodies start running as God designed – physical breakdown ceases and we don’t get sick anymore.

When we put the wrong fuel into our bodies it causes pinging and knocking (physical breakdown), and when we change the fuel from the world’s fuel to God’s fuel, pinging and knocking ceases and our bodies begin to function as God designed.

Friends, it really is that simple and basic.

Is There A Better Way To Fuel Our Bodies?

Is there a better way to fuel our bodies than the world’s way? You betcha! And Hallelujah Acres has found that way! For over 20 years we have been attempting to bring Christians back to nourishing their bodies the way God designed them to be nourished, using Genesis 1:29 fuel.

In the early days preachers and lay people alike severely criticized what we were teaching because they had been programmed by the world’s system. But gradually a few Christians listened to the health message we were proclaiming and changed their diets.

The result? People started getting well! They recovered from all kinds of physical problems – from the normalization of blood pressure, the elimination of arthritic pain, no longer needing insulin, even cancerssimply going away! All the while, energy was increasing, brain fog was disappearing, weight was normalizing, and so much more.

Testimonies of these almost-miraculous healings started to spread throughout the Christian community from Christian to Christian and church to church! The number of people adopting God’s diet began to increase – slowly at first – but gained momentum as years passed.

Today, we have millions of Christians around the world on The Hallelujah Diet! Through the years, tens-of-thousands of Christians have written to share with me that after they made the diet change from Satan’s diet to God’s diet, they recovered from over 170 different physical problems — and they don’t get sick anymore.

You can read thousands of these testimonies here.

Has Satan Been Devouring Your Health?

If you are experiencing physical breakdown, the chances are extremely high that the reason you are experiencing these physical breakdowns is because you have been following the teachings of this world.

You have been fueling your body with the world’s SAD diet, rather than nourishing your body with God’s Genesis 1:29 foods.

Also, if you are not getting well from your numerous infirmities, it no doubt is because you have been following the world’s system of using drugsand the advice of this world’s doctors as to how to recover from the physical breakdowns you are experiencing.

The following verse tells of the results the world’s system was producing 2,000 years ago as well as the results the world’s system is obtaining to this very day.

“And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse.”
(Mark 5:25-26)

As long as man continues to follow the world’s way of nourishing their bodies and dealing with the physical problems that result, these results will remain the same into the future.

If the Supreme Court does not rule Obama’s health care plan unconstitutional, the current health care plan that has already proven to be so ineffectivedangerous, and expensive, will be the health care plan all Americans will be forced to become a part of and pay for into the distant future.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your advisory the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist steadfast in the faith.” 
(I Peter 5:8-9)

Is There A Better Way?

Hallelujah Acres is a Christian ministry that for the past 20 years has been teaching health from a Biblical perspective! Hallelujah Acres and EndTimeWarning.com is trying to help the Christian community (and anyone else who will listen) realize that God’s Original Diet — the “GOD” diet if you will, as found in Genesis 1:29 — is God’s perfect plan for the nourishment of the human body.

Multitudes have made the switch from the world’s diet to God’s diet andexperienced the cessation of their physical and psychological problems, and they don’t get sick anymore, while life and serving Jesus becomes an increasingly exciting and healthy adventure.

The good Lord willing, and if the creeks don’t rise too high, we will take a long look at the SAD diet (what Rhonda calls “Satan’s Alternative Diet”) and learn why it creates havoc in the bodies of Christians as well as non-Christians alike.

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