After sharing 945 consecutive weekly Health Tips over nearly 20 years for 100,000 readers, I embrace this opportunity to reflect on my own journey as well as my core biblical and nutritional principles that I have tried to bring to you through my teachings, books, seminars, and weekly Health Tip messages.
While this may be my final, personal Health Tip that I bring to you directly, our dedicated Hallelujah Diet team is committed to continuing to share the most helpful and popular Health Tips each week.
So, please check for Health Tip emails each week. Some of our closest friends and followers of the Hallelujah Diet will also be assisting in sharing Health Tips consistent with our core principles. I, too, hope to step back in from time to time to pen new Health Tips for you, as this has been a lifelong passion.
In the meantime, please enjoy some of my personal, closing thoughts on Christmas and the biblical teachings devoted to living a healthy life for which I am most thankful.
Christmas is a wonderful and exciting time of the year for me – How about for you?
Christmas is a time of the year I have always enjoyed and looked forward to with great anticipation. As a child, I did not as yet know the true meaning of Christmas (the birth of the Saviour Jesus Christ), yet I still enjoyed the season greatly!
Many things that made Christmas very special to me as a child growing up – it was a time of family fun, fellowship, gifts and especially foods that mother only prepared at this special season of the year.
Many songs have been written concerning Christmas – some of them we still sing to this very day in our churches like “”Silent Night, Holy Night”, “Away in a Manger”, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, and so many more. And then there are the non-Christian songs like “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas”, “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth”, etc.
With Christmas only a few days away, I would like to take the beginning words of the song “All I Want for Christmas…” as the basis for a few thoughts I would like to share concerning Christmas 2015.
As far as I am concerned, the two most important questions a person can ever ask — and know the answer to — are:
- How can I know where I will spend eternity after this life ends?
- How can I live in health and free of sickness while still in this life?
Let’s answer these two questions in reverse order…
The Gift of Good Health
We live in a day where most people believe that health is something that you either possess or don’t possess, and there is little you can do to change these circumstances.
In most instances, this is absolutely not true!
In fact, sickness is not something God designed his human creation to ever have to experience. How do we know this to be true? Because the Bible tells us in 3 John 1:2…
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper, and BE IN HEALTH, even as thy soul prospereth”.
If God wants us to “BE IN HEALTH”, why then are so many sick?
Well, there are many reasons but, for this article, I will limit my thoughts to the physical reasons.
The Bible tells us in Psalm 139:14 — “I am . . . . wonderfully made” but the Bible goes on to say in Galatians 6:7 “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Most people are unaware that consuming foods that the Creator never intended to enter the body is the primary reason for most sicknesses. With the result being, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
The Bible tells us in Deuteronomy 30: 19 — “I have set before you LIFE and death, blessing and cursing: therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that both thou and thy seed might live.”
Health and living a long healthy life thus become a matter of personal CHOICE!
Please remember what Galatians 6:7 says: “whatsoever a man (or woman) soweth, that shall he (or she) also reap.”
Almost 40 Years Ago
It will be 40 years ago this coming January 2016, that I will commemorate the moment when I was faced with a potentially life-threatening cancer at age 42, that I CHOSE as my treatment (instead of the conventional cancer treatments for my colon cancer) to change my diet from the Standard American Diet to God’s Original Diet as found in Genesis 1:29 — and to drink a lot of vegetable juices.
Because I made that CHOICE to change my diet, rather than accept the traditional medical modalities, my cancer was gone in less than a year. For the next 25 years, I did not experience as much as a cold, sore throat, headache, upset stomach, or even have need of a doctor or a drug.
This diet that restored my health later became known as the Hallelujah Diet.
Then, on July 12, 2001, I encountered a serious problem because of my foolishness. I placed my body under unbelievable stress, taking on a speaking tour in South Africa where I delivered seven seminars to an average crowd of 600 people over the course of just six days. I was in the air flying across the Atlantic Ocean twice and from city to city in South Africa for a total of 53 hours in all.
Shortly after returning home from that exhausting, 10-day speaking tour, I experienced a hemorrhagic stroke while speaking during a routine seminar at Hallelujah Acres headquarters.
Once again, medical modalities were refused and I again turned to what was now known as the Hallelujah Diet. The result was that I fully recovered from the stroke, and continued my seminars.
Today, as I approach my 82nd birthday, I am still experiencing life to the fullest in a strong and healthy body while still experiencing the health blessings of the Hallelujah Diet.
As we celebrate Christmas 2015, if it were possible, I would shout from the tallest building in the world, with a megaphone that could be heard around the world:
“You don’t have to be sick if you will CHOOSE to change your diet!”
The Gift of Eternal Life
The Bible tells us in Luke 2:7 that the Virgin Mary “brought forth her firstborn son, . . . and laid him in a manger.”
Just who was this “first born son” Mary brought into this world?
Luke 2:11 tells us just who this baby was: “For unto you us is born this day in the city of David a SAVIOUR, which is Christ the Lord.”
Approximately 33 years after His birth, as this baby (who was now a man) was approaching, we read that John the Baptist proclaimed, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world.” (John 1:29).
Then we read in John 1:10 that though this SAVIOUR “was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.”
Sadly, though His coming was prophesied many years before His appearing, the Jews did not recognize Him when he came for who He was, and thus we read in John 1:11-12, “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God.”
In Romans 3:23 we read: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” And in Romans 6:23 it says: “For the wages of sin is death.” Up to this point, we are in a terrible predicament, but then comes the rest of the verse the good news: “...but the GIFT OF GOD is ETERNAL LIFE through JESUS CHIST OUR LORD.”
Romans 5:8 informs us: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ diet for us.”
And in Ephesians 2:8: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves” it is the GIFT OF GOD…”
The Gift of God
Please notice that, in the above verses, Jesus is spoken of twice as the “gift of God!” — but until a gift is received, it is not yet a possession.
That is why the Bible tells us in John 1:11-13: “He came unto his own, and his own received him not, but as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them who believe on his name: which were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
And so my friend, as we approach Christmas 2015, my question to you is: “Have you received this gift? This gift is available to all as the Bible so clearly states: “That WHOSOEVER shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Acts 2:21).
Once you have called upon Him in prayer, and in simple faith received Him into your heart as your Saviour, then you too can exclaim:
“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift!”
~ 2 Corinthians 9:15
As we celebrate Christmas 2015, I am so thankful that on May 29, 1957 (58 years ago), at a Billy Graham Crusade Rally in Madison Square Garden, New York City, I asked in prayer for Jesus to come into my heart and life and save me. As a result, I received God’s gift of eternal life and a guaranteed home in heaven when this life is ended.
I also thank God that, 40 years ago, when faced with a potentially life-threatening cancer, I turned from this world’s way of nourishing my body with the SAD diet, to God’s Genesis 1:29 diet. God’s gift to me, through a simple change in diet, restored my physical body to wellness.
Dear friend, as we close this Christmas message, if I asked you for your wish list of “All I want for Christmas is…” — what would be at the top of the list?
If you are experiencing physical breakdown, why not choose health, by changing what you eat from the SAD diet of this world, to God’s Genesis 1:29 diet, and experience the gift of health.
And friend, if there has never been a time in your life when you received Jesus Christ into your life and heart as your personal Saviour, I pray you will receive the greatest gift ever offered to mankind:
“But the GIFT of God is ETERNAL LIFE, through Jesus Christ the Lord.”
~ Romans 6:23
Hallelujah Acres is a Christian Ministry that teaches Health from a Biblical perspective! Hallelujah Acres is trying to help the Christian community (as well as anyone else who will listen) realize that God’s original diet, as given by God in Genesis 1:29, was God’s perfect plan for the proper nourishment of his human creation.
Multitudes have made this diet change that we teach here at Hallelujah Acres, and experienced normalization of weight, as well as the elimination of almost all their physical and psychological problems.
And for those interested in keeping Christ in Christmas, enjoy this short video.
May you and yours have a very Merry Christmas — from our house to your house and from our hearts to your hearts!
~ George and Rhonda
This Is My Final Health Tip
Again, two of the most important questions a person must know the answer to are:
- How to live in health in this life, and
- How to know I am going to Heaven when this life is ended
The answer to these two most basic questions has been a passion of mine that I have tried to share for the greater part of my life.
From 1961 to 1976, my life was totally involved in the Gospel ministry; I shared with folks how they could know that heaven was their future home. From 1976 until the present, I have shared with people how they could avoid sickness and live in health (while still sharing with people how they could make heaven their future home).
In 1992, I started sharing God’s health message through seminars. In fact, I was on the road for 23 years sharing “God’s Way to Ultimate Health” seminars all over the world — in the five largest cities in Australia, the five largest cities in South Africa, all the provinces in Canada and in most states in the United States. In November 2014, at the age of 80, I gave my last seminar in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In 1996, I started writing a weekly electronic Health Tip which reached a high of 100,000 readers. Even after retiring from my seminars a year ago, I continued to write the weekly Health Tip. The Health Tip issue you are reading is consecutive issue #945. Each Health Tip is equal to a large chapter in a book.
So, through these Health Tips over the last 18 years, I have written a book equal to 945 chapters.
In addition to all the seminars and Health Tips, I have written and published 5 books, with my first book “Why Christians Get Sick” with over a million copies in print. (Rhonda has written and had published 4 books containing recipes that support the Hallelujah Diet I have been proclaiming.)
In just a few weeks, I will celebrate my 82nd birthday. Neither my mom nor dad lived past their 65th birthday. My health is still good – Rhonda and I walk several miles each day and eat the Hallelujah Diet. But I must confess that writing a weekly Health Tip is beginning to be a burden to me and a source of stress — which is not good for my health!
And so this issue of my Health Tip, consecutive Health Tip #945, will be my last Health Tip. But we are not leaving you without a source of current information – my son Paul and his wife Ann also publish a weekly Health Tip which is called “Healthy Days with Paul and Ann”, available here.