THE CLEAN AND UNCLEAN FOODS.
Most of this article is taken from one of my new books:
(Holiness Unto the LORD: Honoring the LORD)
Have you had stomach upset, bloating, stress, indigestion and aches (as though someone is punching your stomach with a knife), and all kinds of disorder in your body after eating certain foods? Some people are even rushed to emergency wards because they ate certain things, and they call it food allergy. Yet, many people die from the food allergy. God has a long list of what He gave us as food to eat and what not to eat, for our good and for His Glory. The foods He asked us not to eat are unclean and abominable to Him, and health hazard to us.
Why live on prescription when all you need to do is change your diet and abide on Yahweh’s rule for food. In this article, we shall look at the list of foods God forbade us from eating, and why eating them has killed millions of people across the globe, yet people don’t get it. Before, I go into that, I will make few comments concerning the pursuit of holiness with God, is the pursuit of wholeness.
When we talk about holiness, we tend to see it as life with no atom of sin. To some people, it is dressing in certain ways such as not wearing pants, earrings, making up or even always covering your hair. Holiness is rather life that is set apart unto the LORD. The nation of Israel is a holy nation because they are set apart as God’s chosen people to bring the light of God to other nations of the world, and believers in Christ are called Holy people because we are set apart unto the Lord. Holy people honor what God honors, and live by His commands. Peter said that we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, called forth out of darkness into the marvelous light of God. As God chosen people, even though we live under the grace of God, the LORD God gave us rules and order on how to order our lives on Earth to live long, and to receive and enjoy the abundant life He gave us on Earth. The Earth and every created thing live by the order of the Creator, and so they abide. But when we live and violate His order for living, we suffer the consequences. Many have died and perished for such violations. Holiness is first, surrendering to the LORD Jesus Christ as our Savior from God’s punishment for sins, and living by God’s ordinances, statutes and laws for our lives. I mean, His original order of things. Under His grace, by the Spirit of God, it includes keeping His laws concerning His appointed seasons and feasts, what we eat, how we worship, how we give and so forth. Yea, it’s not do’s and don’ts; yet, we have His laws to guide our principles of living for us to enjoy wholeness and abundance of life according to his original purpose. The LORD Jesus says that Heaven and earth shall pass away, but not a jot of God’s laws shall pass away. For the sake of this article, however I will stick with the dietary laws since people are dying from unwholesome diets, and for consuming abominable foods which God forbids and so they are consumed by diseases such as cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis, name them: for violating God’s dietary laws. In America, however, they kill people easily by feeding the people with insecticides ridden and hormone filled foods. Even though I don’t eat the foods that God forbade, the Holy Spirit showed me many wrong things with the foods we consume in America. He took me in the dream to a vegetable garden in America, and they were all yellow. All they vegetables in a typical American food store lacks chlorophyll, even though they look green. They kill all the chlorophyll will pesticides. The Holy Spirit thus, re-directed my attention to Whole Foods Market (which many people avoid believing they are expensive). I found out they are not, for they are always on good sales, but that’s not the area I am exploring. Yet, if you live in America or Western worlds, you might need to consider changing your diet to wholly, organic. Otherwise, you are consuming pesticides and certain chemicals in meats, in the name of foods. That also create much diseases, and early deaths.
Now, let’s get into God’s dietary laws.
Why do early people live about 400 to 900+, years? It is partly because of what they eat. The Holy Spirit drew my attention to this sometime last year when for certain reason, He wanted me to take care of my son’s almost obese. He was becoming too fat to the point that he could almost not walk. He constantly consumed cow milk, sugar and cereals in abundance). These created too much crave in him, causing him to constantly suffer from bloating and almost overweight. The Holy Spirit began to show me how to deal with his health, to detox him. To my surprise, within weeks when I started naturally detoxing him based on the diet plan He gave me, he lost half of the weight and before I knew it, my son lost two thirds of the weight and now maintains a very healthy and smart look. I will not give details of what I did, for I wrote it in a book but I will like to point out the things He started teaching me concerning human body and how to take care of it and live long and please God in our bodies, for our bodies are God’s Temples. God says that those who pollute His temples, He will destroy them. So, apart from smoking cigarettes and abusing alcohols and overeating, which all destroy the temples of God with certain diseases, there are specific foods God forbade us from eating, which both most believers and unbelievers in Christ partake almost every day.
As I was diligently working on my son’s meal each day: separating the bad food from the good food, and doing all I was instructed to do, the Holy Spirit began to show me the parallel to our spiritual lives. He drew my attention to spiritual toxins that damage our spiritual lives and cause us spiritual sicknesses and inability to receive the flow of the Life of God, which is the abundant life the LORD has for us. For a couple of days, He continued to show me the parallel between the healing of my son and our wholeness in the LORD; how to maintain that wholeness and consistent holy relationship with Him, by eliminating both the physical and spiritual toxins that affect our relationships with Him. As a matter of fact, following my son’s diet as my personal diet eliminated from me tiredness, stress, and shortness of breath caused by blood cholesterol that used to cause me to easily run out of breadth. I am now so full of energy that I can continue jumping while praising the LORD or exercising myself without getting tired.
These foods that cause these troubles are among the foods the LORD eliminated from our diets when we look at the foods He asked His people to eat and not to eat…both for those who took the vow of the Nazarites, His Priests and His people. The foods He asked us not to eat are health hazard foods as they spiritually and physically pollute and destroy one’s body. Let me elaborate on this a little before returning to spiritual detoxification.
The Word of God says that a little leaven leavens the whole lump. That is, a little yeast (sin) contaminates the entire body either of an individual or the entire body of Christ. Remember how the sin of Achan caused the glory of God to leave the camp of Israel, and the people did not recognize it and so they suffered great defeat during their battle with AI. Thousands of them died in that battle, because of the sin of one person in their midst. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. In this same way, the LORD God gave us instructions on how to remove destructive toxins from our spiritual lives, also how we can physically live long without diseases. He gave us the list of foods to eat and not to eat. Some forbidden foods include pork and many swarming and creeping things. Daniel determined never to pollute himself with the king’s food, and so he had to make a strict dietary choice in the king’s court that might not be a balanced diet, but with his friends, they entrusted their health in the hands of God. God honored their faith and made them look healthier and fatter in flesh than everyone else who ate from the king’s table. Their obedience and holiness in the king’s court caused the favor of God rest upon them so much so that they received spiritual gifts from the LORD that advanced them to become the head just as the LORD promised that we are the head and not the tail. Thus, with the gifts of the interpretation of dreams and exceeding wisdom above the wise men of Babylon, they were promoted in the king’s court above the heathens, among them.
Meanwhile, if Daniel determined not to defile himself with the king’s food (Daniel 1:8), it then means that eating certain foods will cause us spiritual toxins that will separate us from God because He does not dwell in a polluted temple. He is Holy and His temple, our bodies must be strictly kept holy. No unclean thing will enter His Kingdom or rule with Him in His Messianic Temple and Millennial Kingdom. Let’s quickly look at Leviticus 11
Only these shall ye not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those with cloven hoofs: the camel, for it, cheweth the cud but hath not cloven hoofs—it shall be unclean unto you; and the rock-badger, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven hoofs—it shall be unclean unto you; and the hare, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven hoofs—it shall be unclean unto you; and the swine, for it hath cloven hoofs, and feet quite split open, but it cheweth not the cud—it shall be unclean unto you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch: they shall be unclean unto you (Leviticus 11:4-8)
These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatever hath fins and scales in waters, in seas and in rivers, these shall ye eat; but all that have not fins and scales in seas and in rivers, of all that swarm in the waters, and of every living soul which is in the waters—they shall be an abomination unto you. They shall be even an abomination unto you: of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass ye shall have in abomination. Whatever in the waters hath no fins and scales, that shall be an abomination unto you (Leviticus 11:9-12)
And every crawling thing which crawleth on the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten. Whatever goeth on the belly, and whatever goeth on all four, and all that have a great many feet, of every manner of crawling thing which crawleth on the earth—these ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination. Ye shall not make yourselves abominable through any crawling thing which crawleth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby. For I am Jehovah your God; and ye shall hallow yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy; and ye shall not make yourselves unclean through any manner of crawling thing which creepeth on the earth (Leviticus 11:41-44)
Also, in Deuteronomy 14: 3-21, the LORD re-enforced the lists of the foods that are abominable and instructed us not to eat any of the abominable thing, including animals that are strangled. As holy people unto our God, we must keep His words concerning these things. He said to Adam and Eve in the Garden: of every tree of the Garden you shall eat, but the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil, do not eat the fruit, for the day you eat it, you shall die (paraphrased). Just as Adam and Eve disobeyed the LORD, many in the Body of Christ are very guilty of eating the things the LORD asked us not to eat and so load their bodies with toxins, both physically and spiritually. Have you had stomach upset, bloating, stress, indigestion and aches (as though someone is punching your stomach with a knife) and all kinds of disorder in your body after eating certain foods? Some people are even rushed to emergency wards because they ate certain things, and they call it food allergy. Yet, many people die from the food allergy. God has a long list of what He gave us as food to eat and what not to eat, for our good. The foods He asked us not to eat are unclean and abominable to Him. For instance, let’s check pig or pork.
How many people like the sight of a pig? Back home in Nigeria, pigs live in gutters, slumps, very polluted environments that are hard to enter because of the foul odors such environments emit. They enjoy rolling themselves inside such dirt: eating all the wastes around the area including human and animal feces. Most of them live inside gutters where all kinds of dirtiness flow including also human feces. For those who keep them as poultry and put them into a shelter, the place also is so dirty that the smell in the area is very disgusting. No one wants to be compared to a pig. So, why are there pig meats all over our supermarkets despite all it’s disgusting uncleanness? Yet God told us that they make us unclean. Their meats come as ham, sausage, bacon and pork. I have tasted sausage; it is nothing but salty. Check them out as toppings on Pizzas, or hams.. Why do people delight in them despite all their uncleanness and the diseases they carry? I can think of nothing but ignorance and rebelliousness to God.
Concerning the physical health of a pig, pork meats contain so many parasites that cannot be eliminated by cooking no matter how much it is cooked. Such diseases are embedded on their skin and inside their bodies and cause diseases, parasites and worms in humans who consume them: Pigs…
…are considered the scavengers of the farm (created to eliminate any waste on the farm), often eating anything they can find. This includes not only bugs, insects, and whatever leftover scraps they find laying around, but also their own feces, as well as the dead carcasses of sick animals, including their own young…A pig digests whatever it eats rather quickly, in up to about four hours. On the other hand, a cow takes a good twenty-four hours to digest what it’s eaten. During the digestive process, animals (including humans) get rid of excess toxins as well as other components of the food eaten that could be dangerous to health.
Pigs are among the animals that do not chew on the cud. Let’s look at it again:
In Leviticus 11, pigs are classified as animals that do not chew the cud. And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you (Leviticus 11:7 (KJV). The animals that chew cud such as sheep, goat and cows spend up to twenty-four hours in continually chewing what they ate in a hurry earlier on. They will continue chewing it as they retrieve them from their digestive systems over and over until everything becomes completely digested, and the toxins eliminated and go down through the sweat glands and feces. Pigs however, do not chew the cud. Their digestive systems operate rather quickly and not thoroughly. They are made that way, as scavengers to clear up dirts from the Earth just like vultures and other scavengers. The toxins they consumed and the ones produced during their quick digestions, remain in their systems and are stored among the fatty tissues within them, ready for human consumption. Unlike the animals that chew the cud and humans, they don’t have sweat glands. Sweat glands are avenues for the removal of toxins in the body. Without this therefore, toxins are stored in the pigs’ bodies. I don’t need to say that when you consume pork meats, you too are getting all these toxins that weren’t eliminated from them. None of us need more toxins in our systems. In fact, we should all be doing what we can, to eliminate and cut down on toxic exposures. One vital way to do this is by choosing what you eat, carefully and exercise. Studies show that pigs carry toxins and diseases that kill millions of people each year. There are many sources of information for these, but one of the common experiments many people made on Youtube videos is: they pour coke (soda) on a chunk of raw pork. After about a couple of hours, worms begin to emerge. This same experiment worked with ham. You can make your own research and see how Americans are even dying from many diseases from swine including the swine flu, which calls for swine flu shots. Remember this scripture:
For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse shall be consumed together, saith the LORD (Isaiah 66:55-17)
Eating pork meat, is abomination to God and He will consume such people. Is that why many people die from the diseases these animals carry? Why go for swine flu when you can avoid it entirely? Let’s continue.
When I was in elementary school, I remember my teacher once explained how worms emerge from the body of a pig when lime juice is squeezed or poured on its body. So, pork, whether cooked or raw contains maggots. These maggots enter the intestinal tracts of the pork- consumers to cause much damage to their bodies so much so that there is stomach aches, parasites and many kinds of diseases. These foods spiritually and physically pollute and destroy humans through diseases they carry. That is why God forbade them for they are not meant for human consumption.
Besides Pork, the LORD (Yahweh) commands us not to eat anything in the sea that has no scales and fins: Clams, periwinkles, crabs, shrimps and all shellfish: they are all among the swarming creatures that live underwater. They cannot swim, and so they stay or crawl on the water floor, eating the waste products of everything in the sea. Each time I open a clam - big for nothing I could call it -, that small meat inside it is full of waste products. At the end of the day, you just have a very small meat out of that big shell cover. The same thing happens with crabs. Why are crabs so hard to eat? Because they are not supposed to be food for humans. They eat unclean things. Periwinkles look good when coiled out from their shells, yet they are almost complete wastes, except for a very tiny meat around their heads. The rest of their bodies are waste meats. That colorful, beautiful and delicious looking presence of a pack of periwinkles in is just the sight of it. When poured inside a pot of soup (this is mainly for the third world countries that eat periwinkles), their colorful sight is very appetizing, but full of wastes. They are almost tasteless. If however, you wash off the wastes before pouring them inside your soup, it remains almost nothing, but the small black heads. So, it’s basically a waste product. Yet, God calls them unclean and abominable foods. They are truly unclean foods. When you buy periwinkles with shells, you see they are physically very dirty. They are also spiritually unclean because they dwell on dirt and feed on the bottom of the sea. And, since they and all shell fishes eat unclean things from under water, cleaning the sea from the waste products of other sea creatures; when humans consume them, they consume unclean foods with parasites. God commands us not to even touch these unclean creatures because they make us unclean. They are not for human consumption. I want to repeatedly emphasize that CRAYFISH is among the forbidden foods. I know this might annoy some people. I ate crayfish and shrimp almost all my life till recently. I ordered most Asian foods because of shrimps. I loved shrimps more than most things I ate, even though I knew they contain much mercury as health hazard, which some fish contain, too. But sometime in 2015, I made some soup with some crayfish. While asleep, I was shown my spiritual condition because of the crayfish. I felt like a dead person in the spirit Immediately, I stopped using it for soup but continued with shrimp, until about a year later, I was gradually led to God’s dietary laws and why both dry and wet shrimp are among the abominable foods we are asked not to eat. I took time on crayfish because, apart from SDA’S, and probably orthodox Jews, I don’t know if there are other sects that don’t eat crayfish or shrimps. The truth is that they don’t swim, and so they dwell on the sea floors clearing the water of dirt. They are unclean and abominable foods.
The swarming things on the land include snails and those crawling things that are named in the Bible. I picked Snail because they are great and very expensive food. I keep wondering why snails are such expensive, yet, almost tasteless. They feel like great meat even though I do not know their nutritional value. Back home, when people come out at nights, snails come out of their shells and crawl on some dirty roads and roadsides where people release wastes. They crawl over human feces, dead animals and eat every unclean thing over which they crawl. And while crawling, people will pick them up and look for more. In the market, they are great foods. In restaurants, Christians and non-Christians alike do not care how snails come about, but we eat them. They are great meats in almost every great restaurant. When I was pregnant for my firstborn in Nigeria, snails were one of my favorite foods. I added so many of them on my meals each time I cooked, so much so that someone made a joke of me that I would have a baby with a continual running nose and a messy face. She said that because of the nature of snail - too messy with the slimy body. It takes a long a time to clean up their extreme slippery bodies. In fact, you will need some substance like alum, to clean them up. The worst however, is that snails developed and grow big by feeding on waste products such as human and animal feces, dead animals, and so forth. You will get them in very dirty places, eating dirty soils and so forth.
The LORD said that these things pollute us and make us unclean, and abominable. He warned us not to even touch their carcasses, their bodies. He said:
Wherefore come out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty (2 Corinthians 6:17-18). Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD (Isaiah 52:11)
We are also forbidden from touching or eating strangled or dead animals - anything that died of itself. If blood did not pour out of any animal, such animal is unclean because, life is in the blood. So, eating half-cooked meat (steak or meat that still has blood on it) is not right.
And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people. For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Therefore, I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust. For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore, I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off (Leviticus 17:10-14)
I was open to God’s dietary laws when I started being careful on what I feed my family especially my son. The Holy Spirit began to draw my attention on how a little leaven, leaveneth the whole lump. If I want my family to maintain healthy living, I must avoid every toxic and unhealthy foods, especially the foods God forbid us from eating. In the same way, many believers in Christ contaminate themselves and carry spiritual toxins. We are required to walk on the narrow way, never to turn to the right or left to avoid contamination and the toxins of sin that pollute us and block the flow of the life of God into our lives. I began to see the need for us to remove these spiritual and physical toxins from our lives so that the life of God will flow into us. It is written:
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defiles the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise (1 Corinthians 3:16-18).
The LORD says that He will destroy those who pollute His Temple (their bodies), violating His divine instructions. Instead of living on medications for life, try changing your diet and begin to abide by divine instructions concerning your diet. You will see the difference, even as you obey. Prayer works, but taking precautions is also very important.
As we are entering the Millennium Kingdom, nothing unclean, no one who practices abomination or lying, or who eats swarming things and swine flesh shall enter in it. Those who die with these contamination, except they repent and trust the LORD Jesus for their salvation, and also forsake these abominable things; they will not enter Heaven for no unclean thing enters there. Let’s read it again:
For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD (Isaiah 66:55-17)
It is only as God purges and refines the sons of Levi that they could bring Him sacrifices that are sweet smelling aromas unto Him. Right from the old time until now, He always asks for sacrifices without blemish. The Lord Jesus was the Lamb without blemish. He was also the unleavened bread broken for us, while His Blood is the pure Blood without spot that was shed for us to wash us from all sins. His Blood is a gift to us for, without His Blood we will not be acceptable unto the LORD. His Blood cleanses and purifies us, and sets us apart as Holy. His Blood is the only ground of our acceptance to Him, and by His righteousness, we are counted righteous before the LORD.
In the Book, Holiness Unto the LORD, I discussed extensively God’s requirements both physically and spiritually, for holy living. We need to understand His order of things so we will live by His word and enjoy His beautiful plan for our lives, and live long and healthy lives, rejoicing in Him for the abundance of all things. As we learn to live by His words and principles for living through the Holy Spirit, and continually meet with Him in His appointed times and seasons to worship and honor Him in our lives, He will continue to sanctify us and conform us to the image of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also reveal to us Himself and His Glory to us, for He created us to host His Glory on Earth. This book therefore, is one of the principles on how to host His Glory in our lives, and on Earth. Enjoy!
It is the third in the series of “Hosting God’s glory on Earth”.
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