Thus Says YAHUWAH
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of YaHuWaH, as the waters cover the sea.
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith YaHuWaH.
And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? ...
Numbers 11:4-13 RNKJV
And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of YHWH, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore YHWH will give you flesh, and ye shall eat ... until it come out at your nostrils, ... because that ye have despised YHWH which is among you, ...
And there went forth a wind from YHWH, and brought quails from the sea,... And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: ... And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of YHWH was kindled against the people, and YHWH smote the people with a very great plague. And he called the name of that place Kibroth-hattaavah: because there they buried the people that lusted.
Numbers 11:18-34 RNKJV
A Preparation Is Necessary For Translation. Have You Prepared?
Almost six thousand years since our world was created. Several times, inspiration declared our world good, very good, after our Creator completed His work. But, from the moment Eve and her husband led us down the road of rebellion against our Creator, degradation and death began to take a strangle-hold on life. Disease and death have been the lot of our world, which now qualifies as the only cemetery of the universe.
Bugs are now super-bugs, simple diseases have morphed into something hard to manage. Medical science now in a quandary what to do for some sufferers whose ailments are defying treatments. Drug-resistance is now trumping medicine! Epidemic after another deadly mass death epidemic is the new normal in our world! Is Ebola, or MERS news to anyone around here? Do you presume to think we have heard the last of them? Or that no new strains of even more deadly microbes and viruses shall yet attack humanity? Wait and see!
Man who had a memory at creation to rival any supercomputer today, is now a faint shadow of himself! Able then to uproot trees and manage any beasts including so-called Dinosaurs, now unable to lift his own teacup without straining! Hands maybe, trembling!
In this day, one thing in our world remains unchanged and unchangeable as its Author. The Word of Elohim. He says,
And He said, “If you diligently obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim and do what is right in His eyes, and shall listen to His commands and shall guard all His laws, I shall bring on you none of the diseases I brought on the Mitsrites (Egyptians), for I am יהוה who heals you.
In plain English, if we will obey HIS laws, the world's diseases can have no power over us. Incredible, but true. Disease is not, as some believe, unavoidable! Do they not say that obeying the laws of 'hygiene', keeps bugs away? With bugs away, where then is disease? What are the laws of hygiene? Who made those laws? All Laws, whether physical, moral or natural, are made by YAHUWAH THE CREATOR. No Ebola can fasten itself and live on the body of anyone who is in obedience to all of Yahuwah's Law!
When we talk about law or laws, we are actually discussing 'Lifestyle'. It is as simple as that. How do you live your life? Have you drawn any lines that you would not cross? Or there are no limits for you and anything goes? Here, we wish to take a look at a few laws, lifestyle issues and practices, and how they affect our health and lives, and longevity.
We shall cover issues such as the moral laws, the eight health laws, issues relating to health and lifestyle and how each of the subject applies to or are reflected in the everyday lifestyle choices people make.
Everything that was created is under law. As conclusive as that statement is - it is so much so underrated, and that has been the bane of humanity. For man has refused to live under the very law on which his very existence depends.
In orthodox education (physics, Chemistry, Sciences) the student's head is stuffed up with laws; Newton's laws, Charles's law, Gay-lusac's laws, Einstein's laws, Magnetic laws, Gravitational Laws, Elasticity laws, behavioral laws etc. Every particle, atom, element and matter is governed by a static set of immutable laws. The question is, why laws? If the Entire universe was the result of a big bang, Why is everything dependent on laws? How did the Big Bang set those laws in place? If the entire universe was Created by a Supreme being, why institute laws to govern every facet of the Universe's existence? Order and Assurance and predictability
What if one day you woke up and found out that you had no weight, and can no longer stand firm on the ground? What would be your reaction? If that could happen, how might it affect building designs, even our clothing designs, etc.? Technically you can lose your weight when the laws of gravity no longer hold true. If the law of gravity fails, we would find ourselves floating into the skies and into the oblivion of space. But thank the Creator for the law of gravity, and consistent it has been. Unlike the laws for the existence of man, the law of gravity has not been tampered with.
When man was created, he was created to exist under some specific set of divine ordinances. Man was made in the image and likeness of the Creator. Man was to show the very image and character of Elohim; the law was to be his guide.
Laws are the very essence of existence. A lion cannot have a goat for offspring. Neither can an apple tree bring forth orange. If the laws of attraction between the earth and the sun ceases, the earth would fly off into space. If the law of gravity ceases there is bound to be weightlessness. In essence, for every law annulled, there will be consequences. The question we humans must concern ourselves with is: Has man been given laws by which to function? What are these laws? What will happen when man breaks these laws?
The Bible defines the breaking of any law, as 'Sin', or 'Iniquity'. We commit sin when we transgress any law. The transgression of the law, any law (Physical or Moral), is sin.
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
Let us visit some of the laws under which man is to exist (Both Moral and Health).
MORAL (The Ten Commandment)
- (Exod 20:1 [KJV])
And Elohim spake all these words, saying,
- (Exod 20:2 [KJV])
I [am] YAHUWAH thy Elohim, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
- (Exod 20:3 [KJV])
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
- (Exod 20:4 [KJV])
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness [of any thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the water under the earth:
(Exod 20:5 [KJV])
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the YAHUWAH thy Elohim [am] a jealous Elohim, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me;
- (Exod 20:6 [KJV])
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
- (Exod 20:7 [KJV])
Thou shalt not take the name of YAHUWAH thy Elohim in vain; for YAHUWAH will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
- (Exod 20:8 [KJV])
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
- (Exod 20:9 [KJV])
Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:
- (Exod 20:10 [KJV])
But the seventh day [is] the sabbath of YAHUWAH thy Elohim: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates:
- (Exod 20:11 [KJV])
For [in] six days YAHUWAH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore YAHUWAH blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
- (Exod 20:12 [KJV])
Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which YAHUWAH thy Elohim giveth thee.
- (Exod 20:13 [KJV])
Thou shalt not kill.
- (Exod 20:14 [KJV])
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
- (Exod 20:15 [KJV])
Thou shalt not steal.
- (Exod 20:16 [KJV])
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
- (Exod 20:17 [KJV])
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that [is] thy neighbour's.
The Angels in Heaven are subject to the precepts of this law.
Bless YAHUWAH, ye his Angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
For the wages of sin is death, but the favorable gift of Elohim is everlasting life in Messiah יהושע our Master.
Disobedience of all law, whether physical or moral, is death. The Everlasting Covenant states, "Obey and Live, Disobey and Die"
The Law was there before the world was made. Unfallen Man in Eden, was unfallen because he had not transgressed any law. The Law is as unchangeable as its Author, Yahuwah. For a deeper look at the Law, See here
The best things in life are undeniably free, air, water, sunlight, the ability to love, the opportunity of second chances and starting anew. The flood is such an example, Elohim had to reset the world and give it a new start so the corrupting effects of sin prevalent during the days of Noah would not continually flourish and lead to doom and gloom for proceeding generations.
The lord gives the world a chance at a ‘New start’. Starting anew is Elohim's special blessing to man, Jesus once told a Pharisee 'in search of life' that “you must be born again”; for the purpose of living a fulfilled life here on earth, it is essential to start anew, hence the choice and opportunity for a ‘Newstart'.
'NEWSTART' is an acronym that encapsulates the essentials of living life to its fullest. A lot of research has been carried out in order to ascertain, how a person can live a healthy, happy and productive lifestyle.
Dr.Breslow conducted a scientific study of over 7000 persons. The study lasted 9 years. In the study, he correlated the people’s lifestyle with their death rates. Here is a synopsis of the result - the following factors prolong life expectancy by an average 11 years:
- Eating a good breakfast
- Avoiding alcoholic beverages
- Not smoking
- Not snacking
- Exercising regularly
- Maintaining an ideal weight
- Sleeping adequately
Dr. Breslow from his 9-year research of over 7000 persons got very close to an ancient gem, an open secret, that has been since the time of creation, health Laws given by Elohim himself, which when practiced leads to maximum health, longevity and happiness. These health Laws are summed in the word and acronym NEWSTART!
N - Nutrition
Manufacturers usually give detailed specifications on the usage of their products. This is because they want you to make proper use of that product and enjoy maximum usage of the product. It is one thing for the manufacturer to provide you the Manual, and it is entirely another thing for you to read and study it. You have to read through the specifications given for using the product or you will certainly damage the product.
It is the same with the human body. The creator of the human body in his infinite love and wisdom, did give specifications on the use and maintenance of the body he created for us. He told Adam what he may eat in order to nourish his body and optimize his performance. (See Genesis 1:29). Also after extracting the Israelites from Egypt, Elohim again gave man a much comprehensive listing of what he may use for the replenishment of his body: even listing what he may not eat. (See Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14.) A lot of tragedy in this world could have been avoided; if only men will listen to the infinite voice of wisdom in their choice of nutrition. And for good measure, be sure to check-out Yashayahuw 66:3-4 for Heaven's requirements for this generation.
E - Exercise
One of the greatest health problems of developed countries is that of obesity, and its effects on health (heart attack, arthritis etc). Closely related to wrong feeding habit, lack of exercise is a major player in the quick deterioration of our physical and mental health.
The Creator knew man had to exercise his mind and body in order for him to keep them in excellent state. He made ample provisions for man in this regard. Adam and Eve, our first parents had everything they desired in the Garden of Eden, but this was not an excuse for them to be idle. They constantly exercised their physical and mental faculties, by daily caring for the Garden and the creatures in it.
Wrong use of technology, eating habits and many other factors have led many to a life of idleness and poor physical health. Great care should be given to the subject of exercise if one wants to lead a fruitful and prosperous life. The lot of the lazy man was constantly a warning in King Solomon’s book of proverbs. “Poverty will attack him like a thief in the night”
There are so many wholesome outdoor and indoor activities we can engage in to keep our mind and bodies daily exercised and in good health. Meditating on Elohim’s word is a perfect example of developing our minds to unprecedented potentials. Participating in community outreach and heralding the blessings of salvation are also other methods through which we may exercise our physical and mental faculties.
W - WATER
Water is so important that our body is almost entirely composed of it, (70%). Both the internal and external organs of our body require water for them to function adequately. Water is needed daily by both plants and animals, without water our body will fail. Water is a great part of the essence of life.
It is often difficult to become susceptible to many health maladies when you practice good water drinking habits. So the question now becomes: What entails a good water drinking practice and habit?
First of all it is important to realize that our body loses water on a regular basis; even when we sleep! Our body loses water when we breathe, when we sweat, when we urinate and stool. All these lost water has to be replaced.
Our kidney, to the very best, helps in purifying and recycling all of our body water. But the percentage of water lost, we have to replenish. And the only efficient way of doing this, is to drink at least ‘eight glasses' of water in a day. This is the same as two liters of water (to be drunk daily). When we drink sufficient water, we help our kidney, and our urine is almost pure.
But when we fail in giving our body the required amount of water, we put our body organs especially our kidney to unnecessary labor and stress, this is when our urine becomes yellowish in color. Given below are some healthy water-drinking practices;
- Drink a glass of water first thing when you wake in the morning.
- Drink a glass of water before going to bed.
- Don’t fill your stomach with water immediately after a meal.
- Don’t drink ice cold water (your body loses energy in warming it up before absorption).
- Don’t drink too much water at any one time (a glass would do).
- Keep a can of water with you at all times.
- Always keep in mind: your body requires two liters (eight glasses) of water every day!
S - SUNLIGHT
“Sunlight kills bad bacteria” - Keeping our windows open and letting in sunlight, effectively disinfects our rooms and homes.
All living creatures benefits from the wonderful rays that comes from the sun. The plant kingdom requires sunlight to make food; they convert minerals from the soil combined with the other elements of nature to food with the aid of the sun through a process known as ‘photosynthesis’. The rays from the sun is a natural energy source both for plants and animals, man requires sunlight daily in order to have maximum health and vitality, early morning sun which is man's vital source of vitamin D is necessary for the following;
- Bone health
- Anti- cancer
- Good for losing excess fat
- Strengthens teeth
- Essential for decreasing symptoms of asthma
- Protects against dementia and brain aging
- Supports the immune system.
Sunlight is life, sunlight is happiness, sunlight is one of Elohim’s cherished blessings to man, he made it free for both rich and poor, old and young. When next you feel the Suns warmth and see its alluring rays, take time to give Elohim praise and adoration for such a wonderful and unfailing blessing to man.
T - TEMPERANCETemperance is the complete avoidance of all harmful substances and the moderate or judicious use of those which are for our health and happiness.
Good life, good health and an excellent character are the reward of temperance. A good thing even when over-done becomes a force of evil. Temperance and moderation is a lifestyle choice that often translates into excellent character building.
The journey through the desert for the Israelites was one that constantly called into question the strength of character as regards to temperance and moderation. Those who constantly clamored for flesh food (meat), and the unwholesome dietary patterns practiced during their sojourn in Egypt, were the same ones whose characters were deficient in temperance, patience and moderation.
Temperance is a key aspect in every Natsarim's (Christian’s) life. It can only be fully appreciated by Elohim's grace. On our own, we would constantly seek after the things that are of the flesh, and which often tends to diseases, suffering and death.
We are to set our hearts on things above and not the things of earth. Without the knowledge of Elohim's kingdom, all of life will be one constant struggle for wealth, fame and power which will eventually lead to ruining the chances needed to build the characters necessary for attaining eternity.
Temperance and moderation is the key to excellent health and a prosperous life, with the proper attitude of temperance and moderation, life will cease to become a do-or-die affair, many will realize they have been in a never ending rat-race. Abuse of substance, gluttonous habits and alcoholism would become things of the past. There are so many aspects of our life which temperance affects including relationships, career and spending (finance).
It is essential that a person understands what true temperance means. for without it, one would easily lose sight of the purpose of life itself, which is a life lived to its greatest potential of maximum health and happiness under the care, instruction and guidance of its loving creator.
A - AIR
Breathing is so underrated! In our crowded cities and urbanized settlements, where automobiles, diesel generators, and industrial activities are ever contaminating our atmosphere, we are short-changed of clean and fresh breathing air. The refreshing fulfillment one can get from filling his lungs with clean, crisp and fresh air can hardly be substituted for. Our heavy duty Air-Conditioners and Ceiling Fans cannot take the place of a well ventilated room or the coolness under the shade of a tree on a hot afternoon.
The human body needs an average 3000 cubic feet (Approx. 85 m3) of fresh air every hour of the day. In order to have good blood, we must breathe full, deep inspirations of pure air, which fill the lungs with oxygen, and purify the blood. They impart to it a bright color and send it a life-giving current which brings life and nourishment to all parts of the body as the blood circulates.
- Soothes the nerve
- Stimulates the appetite
- Renders digestion more perfect
- It induces sound and refreshing sleep.
Among some of the benefits of good respiration, is that it;
Elohim made man perfect, dignified and upright, and these attributes are essentials of what makes for a good breathing posture, we have to maximize our inhaling and exhaling processes. Failure to be upright in posture will lead to inadequate Oxygen supply and the retention and buildup of waste and poisonous content of the blood which should have been disposed of through exhaling.
When this happens the lungs, stomach, liver and brain are often affected, the skin becomes sallow, digestion is retarded, the heart is depressed; the brain is clouded; thoughts are confused; gloom settles upon the spirits; the whole system becomes depressed and inactive, and peculiarly susceptible to disease.
R - REST
And Elohim rested on the seventh-day! So many people overlook the simple process of resting. After every day's work man is entitled to a period of rest (sleep), when we neglect to carry out this simple function we subscribe our physical and mental health to numerous malfunctions.
The creator in his infinite love and wisdom set for us a perfect example, after confirming his works as good; he rested. Man is to take a cue from the example set by his Creator; rest, when properly observed becomes a regenerative force for mans good.
We live in a century where almost everything moves at high speed. People are running ‘to and fro' most often than not, being busy about nothing. There is a very big danger when one labors to a point of exhaustion, thereby disqualifying himself for future effort. Do not try to crowd into one day the work of two. At the end, those who work wisely and diligently will be found to have accomplished as much as those who so expend their physical and mental strength; that they have no deposit from which to draw in time of need. Avoid as much as possible the idea of multi-tasking. While it may appear to be applauded as a sign of super-humanity, it often leads to weariness and poor work output.
Regularity should be employed in our simple habits of eating and sleeping, since our body rebuilds and recuperates during periods of rest. Studying for an examination all through the night especially with the aid of caffeine in the forms of energy drinks or coffee does grievous damage to the body. Students can easily avoid such situations by properly preparing for examinations weeks and days prior to their exams.
Another very common wrong practice is in taking very heavy meals immediately before retiring for the night. Evening meals should be as light as possible and hours before going to bed. This is because when we take heavy meals before going to bed, we put our digestive system to hard labor: often waking up groggy and ill-at-ease. Below are some conditions which can enhance good rest and sleeping conditions;
- Avoid the use of alcohol or sleeping pills, if you feel the need of a physical sedative, try a neutral bath, hot-footbath or warm bath.
- Avoid caffeine and nicotine which are central nervous system stimulants.
- Create as restful an environment as possible to sleep in; a well ventilated room, dark and quiet is preferable.
- Avoid heavy meals just before going to bed; they are usually the cause of unnatural snoring and nightmares.
Spiritual rest is as essential to spiritual well-being as physical rest is to the physical and more. It is more, because the spirit dominates and controls the physical. In essence spiritual rest is essential for the general wellness of the spirit, soul and body. The Sabbath is an institution for mans benefit in this regard. By observing this statute, we allow the blessings of the Creator for that day to become our portion. The Sabbath symbolizes Elohim's finished work of our salvation from sin and guilt. It is a period where heaven descends to touch and bless the souls of men. Spiritual rest can only be fully appreciated when we obediently keep Elohim's day of rest sacred and holy. (See on The Sabbath for details)
T - TRUST (IN ELOHIM)
A life that explicitly puts its trust in the hands of Elohim, is a life secured and insured against every malicious element the storms of life may usher. Trusting in an Omnipotent Creator is a lifestyle choice; it is the only option for living a purpose-driven and fulfilled life. Every other factor listed in the NEWSTART lifestyle is solely dependent upon it, because, it is the seal that assures and ensures the blessings associated with the NEWSTART lifestyle.
Trusting in the wisdom of an infinite Creator is the only plausible explanation of life. Scientists who rely solely on mans wisdom, have tried for so long to unravel the mysteries of life. But they are always left baffled.
All of nature is but one intelligent design, crafted by the loving hands of an ever loving Creator who is always waiting to bless and help failing humanity; if man would only take the time and effort in laying their trust and treasures within His hold, his blessings are sure.
Submission of our will, submission of our appetite, submission of all our life’s endeavors to the one whom the future, past and present are but one, is our only hope of escaping the drudgery that comes with life on earth.
Good health, prosperity and a fulfilled life will surely attend us if we seek first the things on high.
Elohim has also promised his children, who will obey and put their trust in him, a new start in a new Earth as a new nation and a new people. A new life with no sickness, no pain, sorrow or death. All we need to do to become part of this new world, is to simply lay our trust in him as the spring of all life, from which when we drink, we would never thirst again.
Exodus 15:2 [TS98]
“Yah is my strength and song, and He has become my deliverance. He is my Ěl, and I praise Him – Elohim of my father, and I exalt Him.
Exodus 15:3 [TS98]
“יהוה (Yahuwah) is a man of battle, יהוה (Yahuwah) is His Name.