“IN THE BEGINNING God created the heaven and the earth . . . and the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
~ Genesis 1:1 & 2:7
When God created this earth and everything in and on it, including man, He made absolutely no mistakes! How can I be so certain? – Because God is incapable of making any mistakes.
“Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.”
~ Psalm 147:5
Yes, everything God made was created in perfection, from the placing of the earth in the proper orbit around the sun – not too close lest we burn up and not too far lest we freeze to death. Also, the percentage of oxygen was just right to sustain human and animal life, while the percentage of carbon dioxide was just right to sustain plant life.
After God completed His creative handiwork, He planted this gorgeous garden containing man’s food supply in a sustainable climate, in a picturesque and tranquil setting! It was all there in perfection.
“And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden . . . . .”
~ Genesis 2:8
Consider what God had to say about all He had created:
“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.”
~ Genesis 1:31
Then God creates that first man (Adam), followed by the first woman (Eve). If it were possible to trace your ancestral beginning back far enough, you would find your forefathers originated in a GARDEN called Eden.
“And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.”
~ Genesis 2:8
Next God placed Adam and Eve in the midst of His gorgeous garden of perfection and blessed his crowning creations, saying to the first couple…
“Be fruitful and multiply . . .”
~ Genesis 1:28
Man has wandered far from this original Garden setting into which God placed His first human creations and in that wandering has strayed from God’s plan.
For you will find in the very first chapter of Genesis, that God revealed His original diet for the proper nourishment of not only the physical bodies ofAdam and Eve, but each one of us that would follow:
“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).”
~ Genesis 1:29
(A good concordance will reveal the word “herb” found here should be translated “vegetable” and the word “meat” should be translated “food”.)
It is interesting to note that prior to the great flood in Genesis Chapter 7, when man still lived exclusively on God’s original Genesis 1:29 plant based diet, there is not a single recorded instance of sickness.
But as time passed, man started wandering further and further from the perfect foods that God originally ordained for human nourishment, and began eating foods not found in the garden.
What has been the result of wandering so far from God’s Original Diet and instruction?
The human race has suffered greatly from sickness and disease.
As man continued consuming foods not included in God’s original Genesis 1:29 plant based diet, sickness continued to manifest more and more until today sickness abounds.
And although man has gained much knowledge and we have many doctors and drugs to deal with this increase in disease, the need for doctors continue to rise, more drugs than ever are being prescribed, and the cost of health care continues to increase, while the people progressively get sicker.
What’s wrong with this picture, and how can we change direction?
Hallelujah Acres to the Rescue
It is the goal of Hallelujah Acres to bring the people of today back to the simplicity and purity of that original garden diet as much as is humanly possible. Yes, we need to go back to God’s Original Diet and intent – a simple diet, active lifestyle that gives us freedom from stress and sickness, as enjoyed by that Garden’s original couple.
No doubt, to the average person reading this, the above sounds simplistic, unattainable, and “pie in the sky”.
It seems impossible to have any chance of attaining anywhere near perfect health in this day in which we live, but bear with me for a few moments as I show you how the impossible is, in fact, possible.
Here at Hallelujah Acres multitudes from around the world are experiencing incredible health and healing results when they apply the biblical principles being proclaimed by Hallelujah Acres. Yes, even in this stressful, polluted, and sick world in which we live, these people are seeing exciting things happening in their bodies and in their lives.
People who embrace the Hallelujah Diet are experiencing almost miraculous healings, resulting in a healthy glow, clearer mind, bright eyes, happiness and enthusiasm for life, as well as a heightened appreciation for God’s Original Diet and intent.
They also find themselves better able to communicate with and serve their Creator God because of this new found health they are experiencing.
And what was it that initiated all of these current day health benefits?
Friends, it was simply a change in diet and lifestyle based on the information revealed to us by God in the first two chapters of the book of Genesis.
Christians Fail to Appreciate Their Physical Bodies
For the past 2000 years, since Jesus walked this earth and established His church, the Christian community has focused almost exclusively on the soul and spirit of man while giving scant attention to physical body/temple needs.
In fact, the Christian church has almost totally ignored the physical body, the temple (dwelling place) of the Holy Spirit:
“What? Know ye not that YOUR BODY is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God IN YOUR BODY, and in your spirit, WHICH ARE GOD’S.”
~ I Corinthians 6:19-20
“Know ye not that YE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, WHICH TEMPLE YE ARE.”
~ I Corinthians 3:16-17
Of this physical body we each possess, the Bible says:
“. . . present your BODIES a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. . . AND BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD . . . ”
~ Romans 12:1-2
Consider what the Psalmist had to say concerning the physical body we each possess:
“I will praise thee; are I am fearfully and WONDERFULLY MADE: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
~ Psalm 139:14
When we look at the anatomy of man we find that truly, we are “WONDERFULLY MADE.” Right from the moment of conception, the genetic instructions from both parents interact to begin developing a new human life.
Cells begin to divide – the original two cells become four, than eight, then sixteen, then thirty-two, 64, 128, 256, 512, and so on, as a new human body continues to develop. Within five to nine days, the sex can be determined. By day 15 the heart is forming and by day 24 the heart is beating.
In 42 days the skeletal is formed and the brain is coordinating movement of muscles and organs. Within eight weeks, every organ is present, the heart is beating steadily, the liver is making blood cells and the kidneys are functioning. And so development continues until about nine months after conception when the child is born.
How did the body of the mother and father, and the infant growing in mother’s body, know how to do all of this? There is only one answer my friend . . . God programmed it all into that original couple, Adam and Eve.
This instinctive knowledge has been passed down to each of us through the DNA and RNA of every generation since then, ultimately to you and me.
Evolution sadly tries to explain the origin of human life apart from God. But dead minerals colliding with a “BIG BANG” eons and eons ago could not produce life or even if it could, could not produce such intelligent design.
I am so glad I can trace my ancestral beginning back to God rather than a monkey swinging by its tail from a tree branch.
How Did God Design Man to Be Nourished
To answer that question we need knowledge and the ultimate source of true knowledge is God and His Word the Bible, where we read:
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable . . .”
~ II Timothy 3:16-17
But in Hosea 4:6 God says we have a problem.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
If God has provided us with a book of knowledge, how is it that we are so ignorant today regarding the physical body and how to properly nourish it?
The answer is clear: we have listened to the teaching of man rather than the instructions of God.
And what does God have to say about the wisdom of man’s world we have been encouraged to listen to and to follow?
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.”
~ I Corinthians 3:19
If we want to know how to maintain wellness, we must first understand how God made us, how God designed our bodies to function, and what foods God provided us that when consumed, make it possible for mankind to live in health and free of sickness.
Health Was God’s Original Intent for His Human Creation
As we seek knowledge, wisdom, and healing, we must strive to comprehend that the human body is a living organism, comprised of approximately 100 trillion living cells. Every part of our body is made of these living cells – our blood, skin, muscles, eyes, heart, immune system, etc.
Each living cell is a miniature generator that requires fuel and oxygen to generate the electrical energy needed to power the body. The body also has a defense mechanism known as the immune system which protects the body from germs, viruses, bacteria, and cancer. Then there is the nervous system which transmits impulses throughout the body.
The endocrine system coordinates functions of the glands. The respiratory system controls our oxygen intake and distribution. The circulatory system involves movement of the blood and there is so much more.
We should all have a desire to PRAISE THE LORD for all this!
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and WONDERFULLY MADE. . .”
~ Psalm 139:14
Next week, the good Lord willing and if the creeks don’t rise too high we will return with another exciting issue of the Hallelujah Health Tip. Trust you will join us and that you will share these Health Tips with friends and loved ones.