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The Hidden Enemy.
Welcome to a 2 part series, an outcome of a time in the Word of God, in which God showed me a number of things which I would like to share with you now. So grab your Bible and read with me.
We live in a fallen world where the negatives, lies, greed and deceit rob us from all that God intends. The Bible says that the Devil came to steal, kill and destroy.
Spiritual warfare is a constant reality, raging all around us, and its now spreading its effect onto our food sources.
Genesis 1:29 God gives every seed bearing plant and every tree with fruit for food.
This food would have great nutritional goodness to maintain health and wellness for humans intentionally. However today, our green produce and grains are tampered with everything bombarding it, such as chemical fertilizers, gene modification, soil degradation, spraying, gassing, storage and travel. Then the produce is processed and over cooked and additives put into it. Hardly the original fresh food, that was intended for us.
Its no wonder we see an increase in health issues and life threatening illnesses when a diet of processed and overcooked food is followed. Unfortunately, people then turn to doctors, who by law can only prescribe pharmaceutical drugs to “cure” the problem. Statistics tell us that doctor prescribed pharmaceutical drugs is the top 3 cause of death in the USA today!
Now this is interesting. The original Greek word meaning for “pharmaceutical” is from “pharmakea meaning “to mix potions, toxic sorcery or witchcraft. So if you look further into this, this sorcery in history, was all about mixing and using toxic plants for wellness effects, pain relief, fertility and hallucinogenics. These were practices since Genesis recordings right through to today’s modern medicines.
So there is a war between Satan and God with plants being used for drugs or real wellness. God uses plants to nourish our bodies for optimal health. Whereas, those following pharmaceutical practises, experience some “healing” but no real “cure” and damaging side effects.
Psalm 104:14 He (God) causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and vegetation for the service of man. That he may bring forth food from the earth.
Revelations 22:2 In the middle of its street, and on the either side of the river, was the tree of life yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
This word sorcery is found throughout the Bible describing the people who used sorcery and the outcomes.
Nahum 3:4 describes the mistress of sorceries, and the terrible social outcomes of rampant drug misuse.
Acts 8:9-24 Simon the sorcerer, was he a early pharmacist with a huge following?
Acts 13:8 Elymas the sorcerer was reprimanded by the Apostle Peter to turn from his wickedness.
Revelations 18:23 The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.
1 John 5:19-20 The whole world is under the sway of the evil one.
God has given us all we need. In the book of Daniel, in the Bible, it talks about choosing wholesome vegetarian food over the all the rich food offered. Daniel proved it was healthier and wiser to eat more vegetables than the rich food of his day. It was a decision he made to honour God.
Revelations 22:2 speaks about food for healing the world. The world must need this healing and its in evidence today with malnutrition affecting 925 million people worldwide. Malnourished people vary from the classic picture of the malnourished child to the hidden hunger of obese people, from overeating, but undernourished by eating nutritionless food. Another category often overlooked, the stressed worker, who dies prematurely from preventable diet related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Stress is a lowers your nutritional intake and can be detrimental.
We are the temple of the Holy Spirit and we should take care of our bodies to extend our lives for His service.
Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your body as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Don’t allow the devil to rob you from your health, wealth and God given purpose for your life.
John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and they may have it abundantly.
So as we can see the enemy has come to rob us of many things and has quietly robbed and deceived us of our nutrition in our food and a healthy long productive life. We don’t have to look far for its effects with diet related disease and chronic conditions everywhere. More than ever, people need to be aware of their care of their bodies and realise that the western medicine hasn’t always got the answers when needed, and prevention really is better than a cure.
So concludes the first part of this series by Brian Corradetti on God’s Word on Health and Wealth.
God’s Word on Health and Wealth Part 2
The Hidden Enemy.
Welcome to a 2 part series, an outcome of a time in the Word of God, in which God showed me a number of things which I would like to share with you now. So grab your Bible and read with me for Part 2.
Psalm 1 “Blessed is the one who does not walk in the advice of the wicked or takes part in the plan of sinners. But delights and mediates in the law of God. They will be planted by the waters yielding fruit in season and they will prosper.”
There is nothing wrong with being wealthy. The Bible says the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the righteous. Proverbs 13:22
Now the promised land was a land filled with wealth and prosperity, a place flowing with milk and honey. God did not give it to the people easily. It was all in the hands of the wicked. They had to go in and fight for what was promised them. Today we fight in the arena of our mindset, with so much waring against us, wanting us to rob us of all what God intends for us.
Romans 12:2 Don’t conform to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
In your thinking pattern be careful what you fill your mind with.
Its your choice, who will you listen to?
There are heaps of Bible scriptures showing that God would love us to be wealthy.
Having wealth comes with having responsibility. Wisdom is needed, and sowing and reaping comes into play. God has given the ability to you to increase the talents to firstly further His Kingdom, secondly for providing for families and lastly helping the poor.
A great example is Apostle Paul, with his tent making business, which was very successful. It financed his mission trips which furthered God’s Kingdom. (see Acts 18:3)
We don’t serve a poverty stricken God. All the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, all the gold, diamonds, oil, copper, silver, everything. I am not into the prosperity doctrine, but I know God has our best interests at heart.
John 10:10 Jesus came to give us life and life to the full.
Now living life to the full is about relationships, health and wealth, these lead to a happy and fulfilled life, where God can be glorified.
So in conclusion, who will you listen to, the truth of God’s Word or the Devil’s lies. Don’t allow yourself to be robbed by worldly mindsets. Romans 12:1-2