Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Artificial and The Real



Since the advent of processed foods...
diseases of various sorts that were rare in past times...
have become the norm, such as...
cancer, heart, arterial, neural and cerebral diseases


we have high to the sky problems with mental disorders...
and diseases in children that were once old age diseases

this is not to say these have not existed before but...
they have climbed to an extreme high in modern times...
in less than 150 years

in spite of all the research and studies as to why...
(which leaves me to scratching my head over)
it should have become quite evident that our modern foods are very unhealthy


the genetic messing with food that are contrary to God's ordered creation...
is not only dishonoring to the Lord, but...
causing catastrophic problems among farmers and healthy atmospheres

the man-made synthetic chemicals that are used in everything...
including the modern "foods"...
have caused changes in our bodies' chemistry that cannot cope with diseases

artificial foods is what most people are eating today...
and I might dare to venture that the results...
are indeed a judgment from the Lord God on mankind for our wicked ways


here on Pilgrim's Farm, we realize that artificial food and real food are...
about as different as night and day, and what we eat can hurt or heal

again, this is not to say that...
a person who eats healthy, real food won't get sick or die in the end
of course, sooner or later, we all die
but, I believe that, by the Lord's blessing if He so chooses...
we can keep fairly healthy until the end when we stick to eating real food...
that is grown without chemicals and as naturally as possible...
according to the order of God's creation


this leads me to another artificial problem we have in this world...
and that is...
the artificial "gospels" that pervade the churches throughout the whole earth
this is even worse than the problem of artificial foods...
because you see...
in the end, when we die...
it is our spiritual health that is more important than our earthly health...
here on this temporary world age


according to the Bible, God's word...
there is only one real Gospel...
The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ

Acts 4:12 says...
"Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved."

If this is true, and the Lord says it is...
then any other "gospel" which claims to lead someone to heaven...
is artificial, that is, false!
and is it not God's prerogative in His own sovereign right...
to say what is true or what is false?

For it is said in Romans 3:3-8...
"For what if some did not believe?
shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar;
as it is written,
'That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings,
and mightest overcome when thou art judged.'

it is a rare church these days where the real Gospel is being preached
most people who sit in the pews are quite content...
to spiritually "feed" off the words of false preachers who teach man's artificial religions...
and do not go to the Lord and His word to find truth, or the real spiritual food...
that will tell man what he truly is and why he cannot and is able not to find God...
without the Lord's intervention in his sinful and wayward heart


why is it that so many people love to have their ears tickled with the words...
of false preachers and prophets?
it is because we, as fallen creatures, have no love for God and His truth
in Romans 3:10-12, it says...
"As it is written,
'There is none righteous, no, not one:
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
They are all gone out of the way,
they are together become unprofitable;
there is none that doeth good, no, not one.'
notice it does not say "some"; it is ALL.

if we are to hear the real Gospel of Jesus Christ...
then, we would do well to read the word of God and pray that He might...
open our eyes, ears and hearts to His real spiritual food...
that He may perhaps in His sovereign grace and choice...
save the person whom He has inclined the heart of towards Himself...
for it says in Psalm 65:4...
"Blessed is the man whom Thou choosest,
and causest to approach unto Thee,
that he may dwell in Thy courts"


beware of those who would lead you down the road to hell
in Deuteronomy 18:18-22 the Lord said of the real Prophet, Jesus Christ the Saviour...
and the artificial prophets, those who teach false gospels...

"I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren,
like unto thee, and will put my words in His mouth;
and He shall speak unto them all that I shall command Him.
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words
which He shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name,
which I have not commanded him to speak,
or that shall speak in the name of other gods,
even that prophet shall die.
And if thou say in thine heart,
'How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken?'
When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord,
if the thing follow not, nor come to pass,
that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken,
but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously:
thou shalt not be afraid of him.

if a preacher, or any other man, speaks of any other way of eternal life...
other than Christ Jesus as the one and only way to heaven...
then he is not the real thing...
he is an artificial preacher, giving you artificial spiritual food
and let those who would preach a false gospel beware of Galatians 1:8...

"But though we, or an angel from heaven,
preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have  preached unto you,
let him be accursed."

God's word alone is the real food...
"And Jesus went about all Galilee,
teaching in their synagogues,
and preaching the gospel of the kingdom,
and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people."
Matthew 4:23


May your day or night be found in the Light of God's grace.

3 comments :

  1. Absolutely beautiful! Longing to be there.

    Efua

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  2. Jean - thank you for this wonderful post...it's true about the food and so, so right about the false witness in the world today. We are fortunate in our church that we get the true gospel of Jesus Christ every Sunday of the year. Whilst our Minister is more ministry (but not exclusively) gifted our Assistant is truly passionate about preaching the gospel to the extent that he quite often sheds tears in the pulpit...he is not afraid to tell the Congregation that if they do not accept Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour then they will be going to hell....
    Just this week a Pastor in Belfast has condemned from his pulpit Islam and what it stands for (satanic) and is being investigated by our Police for possible hate crime....he says he doesn't hate Muslims, he hates the way they are being brainwashed etc. Anyhow, thanks for that 'sermon' which was a joy to read.

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  3. Wise and true words, Jean!

    What a great analogy as well.

    Real food is beautiful!

    Deanna

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