On January 1, 2012 we will all begin a “NEW” Year. In the last book of the Bible, we find a passage about a coming day when Jesus will proclaim: “Behold, I make all things ‘NEW’”. (Revelation 21:8)
As we anticipate the beginning of a new year, I want to challenge you to consider some “new” things that could be helpful to both your physical and spiritual well-being.
The Bible often cautions us with regard to the choices we make. For instance the apostle John admonishes us:
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but TRY the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
(1 John 4:1)
I Was Raised On The Standard American Diet (SAD)
I was raised in a home, being provided items to eat by my mother that were not in my health’s best interest. Now I can’t blame my mother for this, because she was doing the best she knew how based on her knowledge.
Mother was a registered nurse and what she gave me to eat was based in large part on what she was taught about nutrition in Nurses Training, and of course what she was provided to eat by her mother as she was growing up.
What most of us eat today is based on what we were programmed to eat by our parents and what society around us eats.
I was raised on the Standard American Diet (SAD), a diet of meat and dairy at most every meal, with lots of sugary desserts, while almost everything I ate was cooked.
Based upon what I have learned in recent years, this diet was one that was destined to eventually create physical breakdown and problems in future years.
I Continued To Eat The Standard American Diet
Shortly after graduating from high school in 1952, Uncle Sam sent me greetings that my services were required in the U.S. Army for service in the Korean War. Having joined the Naval Reserve in high school, rather than going into the Army, I applied for active duty in the U. S. Navy, where after boot camp I served on a ship for several years.
On that ship, the U.S.S. LST 1041, once again without any input from me or knowledge of what was healthy to eat, I was provided and ate the same SAD diet I had been raised on at home. [LST’s are Landing Ship Tanks, and would beach themselves, open their bow doors, and from the tank deck tanks and troops would come forth to engage the enemy.]
After an honorable discharge from the U. S. Navy in July 1955 I married and guess what I ate? You guessed it, the same SAD diet I had been raised on and eaten during my upbringing at home and during my years in the Navy.
Consequences Of Consuming The Standard American Diet
As a result of consuming this almost 100% cooked food diet (high in animal fat and animal protein with lots of candy, sugar desserts and soft drinks), physical problems that had begun to manifest as a child continued to manifest with increasing frequency and intensity as I grew older.
Pimple outbreaks became more intense and frequent; tooth decay caused me to spend ever increasing hours in dentist chairs; eyesight deterioration developed to the extent I required glasses; hypoglycemia manifested; elevated blood pressure surfaced, and the final blow – in late 1975 was told I had colon cancer.
Not wanting to go the traditional medical route my mother had gone for her colon cancer before me, I went looking for an alternative. Why? Because mother’s experience of going the medical route and accepting their treatments was disastrous.
At mother’s death, I was convinced it wasn’t the cancer that ultimately caused her death. It was the chemotherapy, radiation and surgery that destroyed her immune system, which in turn led to her death.
I believe that most of the deaths attributed to cancer today are caused by the immune destroying treatments used in the treatment of cancer — not by the cancer itself.
On the death certificates of these cancer patients, cause of death should not be listed as “cancer”, but rather “treatments.”
Then I Tried Something “New”
After watching the rapid decline in mother’s health after she started down the medical route for her cancer, I went seeking an alternative.
In my search, I asked the advice of an evangelist in Texas by the name of Lester Roloff. He discouraged me from going the medical route and encouraged me to do something as simple as change what I ate.
He said that if I wanted to get well I needed to stop eating the SAD diet of cooked meat and dairy, and the refined sugar that had destroyed my immune system (and caused my cancer). In its place, he said I needed to start eating the raw garden foods God told Adam to eat in Genesis 1:29, and to drink lots of freshly extracted vegetable juices.
Because I was willing to try something“NEW”(at least it was new to me) my rectal bleeding stopped within days and the baseball-sized tumor in my colon shrunk then disappeared.
Within a year I was well and cancer-free!
Friends, because I was willing to try something “NEW” 36 years ago, I am still alive and well and soon to be 78 years of age. I have already outlived my mother by 12 years who ate the SAD diet and accepted medical modalities for her cancer.
Are You Willing To Try Something “New?”
In both the spiritual and physical realms, there are false prophets trying to lead us in a direction contrary to the way God would have us go, a way contrary to our best interests.
And when a person listens to these false prophets it can lead them ever further away from both spiritual and physical health.
How can we know whether a spirit is of God? We can “try the spirit”:
“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this WORD [the Bible], it is because there is no light in them.”
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy WORD is truth.”
Jesus said: “And ye shall know the TRUTH, and the TRUTH shall make you free.”
Friends, there are many voices beckoning us totry various things in both the spiritual and physical realms that can be very destructive to both our physical and spiritual well-being.
Many a person has walked into trouble by trying something new, something they should never have tried in the first place. For instance, that first cigarette or that first drink of alcohol…that first lie…taking something that didn’t belong to them…being unfaithful to a spouse…and we could go on.
And as we look back over our lives, most of us can see how that if we had tested the spirits and never tried that something new, that something that was not in our best interest,that took us in a direction we shouldn’t have gone, or consuming something that wasn’t good for us, how much better our life could have been.
As we go back to the book of Genesis we learn that God gave Adam and Eve a diet in Genesis 1:29. When did God give them that diet? Immediately after He had created them!
This diet God gave them consisted of 100% raw, garden sourced plant foods, the very foods science confirms our physical body was designed to be nourished with.
However, in Genesis 3:1-6 that old serpent the devil comes along and entices Eve to try something “new” (the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil) and she yielded, ate of the forbidden fruit, then gave some to Adam, and he partook. And we all know the result – sin entered the world.
“Wherefore, as by one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned…For as by one man’s [Adam’s] disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one [Jesus] shall many be made righteous…That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”
(Romans 5:12, 19, 21)
Our Enemy Is Still Trying To Get Us To Try Something New
Today, our enemy, that old serpent the devil, is still trying to get us to try something new — something that is detrimental to our health! — like cigarettes, beer, wine, liquor, soda pop, candy, sugar desserts, cooked animal flesh and dairy, and we could go on.
And what has been the result? Sickness abounds!
Most of the prayer requests in our churches are for sickness, while the cost of treating all this sickness is bankrupting not only our own pocketbooks, but the pocketbook of our nation.
The more we spend treating the symptoms of these physical problems the worse the health of our people.
In contrast, are you my dear friend willing to try something new that is good for you?
If you are not on The Hallelujah Diet, may I encourage you to do so. It’s a diet and lifestyle similar to the one God gave Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden some 6,000 years ago, and the diet I turned to 36 years ago that restored my health.
Your health, length of life, and years of service to Jesus depends on having a body fit for the Master’s use!
And if you have only religion and not Jesus, may you today accept Him as your personal Lord and Saviour!
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.”
(See Romans 10:9-13)
With Jesus in our hearts and a body fit for the Master’s use, what an exciting position to be in as we enter the New Year 2012.
Rhonda and I wish you and yours a very blessed, healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year 2012!
Next week, the good Lord willing and if the creeks don’t rise too high, we will bring you another exciting and informative Hallelujah Health Tip.