June 10, 2019

FAT AND BLOOD MAY NOT BE EATEN

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,  “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘You shall not eat any fat, of ox or sheep or goat. And the fat of an animal that dies naturally, and the fat of what is torn by wild beasts, may be used in any other way; but you shall by no means eat it.  For whoever eats the fat of the animal of which men offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, the person who eats it shall be cut off from his people.  Moreover you shall not eat any blood in any of your dwellings, whether of bird or beast.  Whoever eats any blood, that person shall be cut off from his people.’ ” (Leviticus 7:22-27).

To the children of Israel these are laws to be obeyed. They might not have the slightest idea, at that time what these two can cause in their body. The Lord that created us knows the damage these elements can cause in the body He has made. Today’s science tells us that fat is part of what is responsible for clogging the arteries thereby making it difficult for the blood to flow. Also the various animals God created feed on “stuff” that can pass through their blood and if their parts are not properly cooked to destroy all those organisms in their blood before they are eaten, they pass into the blood of human beings and continue to live there as parasites and start causing health problems to them.  We can now, with our knowledge of various diseases that are existing today and their causes, understand why God says “do not eat blood” Many problems we encounter might be because we do not obey God’s commands.

It is good to know that some people take pleasure in eating half-cooked meat where the blood is still dripping. It is unfortunate that one cannot follow statistically what becomes of these people health-wise. There is “no sweetness” in eating “undone” meat whether from goat, sheep, cattle or chicken, or any form of beast that God gave to us to eat. Why don’t we just obey God instead of making our own rules. I remember people talking of “sushi” what ever that meant, and it became so popular and i wonder what it was,. Then I was told it was food  {small balls or rolls of vinegar flavored cold cooked rice) served with raw fish or shrimp.  Imagine what could accompany raw sea food. Heat destroys a lot of the microorganisms that could be inside them. Therefore half-cooked meat and raw fish could be dangerous and be the channel through which one could be infected with different kinds of diseases. In Exodus 23:25, God says He will take sickness away from us but we should not open ourselves to things that can bring diseases to us. While we rely on God for good health, we should also be careful of what we eat. So many processed foods are out in the market  The manufacturers  are only after  profit and are less concerned with dangers  they can cause to our health  Therefore, brothers and sisters, let us apply wisdom in our dealings with our health.  When we have to buy processed food let us examine its content before purchasing it.  I had a nasty experience with a product that many people recommended to me, for safety I will not mention its name. I was consuming this “nutrient” daily not knowing that I was consuming about 40 g of sugar on a daily basis   Each time I went for my blood work, my blood sugar was sky rocketing, and the doctor was concerned about this and asked me to watch what I eat. But one day in my office, as I was about to drink my daily dose of this nutrient that the Lord opened my eyes to see how much sugar I was consuming per drink (less than a cup). That was the day I stopped drinking it, and since then my sugar level was not as it was again.  Even soda has so much sugar in it and if one is addicted to it, there will be problem along the way or later on in life. Thus we should follow the commands given to us and dwell more on the guidance from the Lord like Daniel did.  The Lord will increase His grace upon us so that we will be able to do things according to His will in Jesus Name, Amen. Remain Blessed!!!

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