ANCIENT LUNAR SABBATH
Lust In The Wilderness
The Hebrew Israelite was faced with many challenges. No more could they depend on the Eygptians provisions for their food, shelter and clothing. They left Eygpt on foot and what they was able to take they saddled their backs with their belongings. A long journey into the wilderness was not expected by them and they encountered many obstacles which required faith and perserverence. Accustomed to the hard bondage in Eygpt it seemed nearly impossible for them to adapt to the new reality of no longer being under the rulership of the Eygptian Pharoah. Sighing, crying, complaining and murmuring was often heard throughout the camps as their provisions dwindled to nothing.
Often they accussed Moses of bringing them into the wilderness to die. No longer were the leeks, onions and the flesh pots of Eygpt accessible to them. They lusted in the wilderness and this became the death of many. Yah had given the Hebrew Israelites the bread of Heaven, but they wanted flesh, and flesh they did get. Yah heard the murmurings of the children of Israel. All night the quails came up and covered the camp, as it were a day's journey. The people stood up all that day and night, and all the next day gathering in the quails. They did eat the flesh for a month until it came out of their nostrils. While the flesh was yet between their teeth, the wrath of Yah was kindled against those who lusted, and a very great plaque fell upon them and they died.
What was Yah's logic in giving them Manna instead of what they were accustomed to eating. Several years ago I had a opportunity to understand Yah's logical thinking to this matter. We had taken our children one day to a petting animal farm, and as we approached the goats and horses area we saw a sign that said, "Please do not feed the animals, they are on a special diet. If you feed them anything other then what we feed them, they will misbehave and become unmanageable." My thoughts were reeducated and my attention was directed back to the wilderness of the misbehaving and unmanageable children of Israel. Yah knew what was best for them and what it would take to refine their taste, correct their nutritional deficiencies they had and dispositions. I am not here to advocate any different diet other than what Yah has allowed us to partake of.
Food and drink affects the mind, body and spirit. For what you eat and drink can have a positive, or negative effect. All things may be lawful for you, but all things are not expedient and edifying in all situations. Like a child who is hyperactive, a diet high in carbs and sugar would not be appropriate for this child. A person of passion, offering them coffee wouldn't be appropriate for this type of disposition. A person of gluttony and intemperance; offering them the all-you-can-eat buffet wouldn't be appropriate for this type. A person who has to make very important decision everyday; giving them wine to soothe their conscience wouldn't be appropriate. On many occassions I have the opportunity to work wellness clinics in my community. One client I had I performed an instant cholesterol and glucose test on him. As we waited for the test results I asked him about his food consumption and he began to tell me, " I lovvve pasta and meat, and that is mostly what I eat. As his cholesterol and glucose numbers became available, I made some suggestions on dietary changes before I shared his test results with him. I began to question him about his vegetable intake and he said, "yuck, I don't eat vegetables and fruit". At that moment I began to go over his off the chart test results and share with him the negative effects of a unbalanced diet. He looked at his test results with amazement!
Is there something wrong with eating pasta and meat? Of coarse not, I think you get the message, don't use your liberty for an occassion to the flesh.
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die. Romans 8:13
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Ancient Lunar Sabbath
And Yah said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. Numbers 21:8
Wilt Thou Be Made Whole
In the little city of Jerusalem lies a pool called Bethesda. For in the Hebrew tongue it means "house of mercy", but before mercy, it was a house of disgrace, shame and dishonor. Keen discernment will allow you to see the real spirit of this place. A great and many people were brought and left. It was here where the impotent folks of the blind, halt, withered abide. Confined with long waiting they hoped that one day they would have a opportunity to be healed from their disease. Many were abandoned and neglected from family and friends, to fend for themselves for their daily needs. Was food and water brought and offered? It was not your typical hospital setting where the sick are feed, cleaned and cared for.
It so happened, but not often something mysterious going on at the Pool of Bethesda. An angel would go down into the pool at a set time and trouble the water: whosoever then was first to step in the water after the troubling, was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. You would not expect to see things done decently and in order in this situation. Many coveted to be the first, so you would expect fighting, shoving, cursing, chaos and disorder. The sick that was there first was overtaken by the sick that came last. There was no chance for healing for many regardless of their place in line.
This went on for quite sometime, as seen by the man there who had an infirmity for 38 years. Day after day he lied upon his bed as many did, not being able to help himself. The Saviour (Yahsha) comes by an approaches him. For he had known beforehand the man's situation, that he had been so long in that case. The saviour says to him, "Wilt thou be made whole?". As he thinks, he knows that it was the reason he was there in the first place. The savior says, "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk". Immediately the man was made whole. What the saviour offered this man could no angel, or man ever offer. The Saviour (Yahsha) sees the inner man for what we really are. Like this man with the infirmity, we all have been plagued with an infirmity of the flesh, called sin. Doing what is contrary to which is sanctifying and uplifting.
For thousands of years Satan has taken over human minds. He works his ways in man in several ways, but yet disguised and deceptive. Satan's miraculous encounters are many, but so often we believe that every miracle comes from Yah. If we look back to what happened with this angel and his miraculous encounters at Bethesda, should we believe that this work descended from the heavenly courts above, or that this work descended not from Yah, but was earthly and devilish?
We are admonished from scripture against such works, for where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17 KJV.
Satan has made many diseased, and at his discretion he can act like a saviour and remove disease. Many believed the works of this angel, and was distracted and confined for a very long time. Some were made whole of whatsoever disease they had. Yet, there was no acknowledgement of forgiveness and cleansing from sin. As we see the end of this whole matter the saviour finds the man in the temple and says to him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. John 5:14 KJV.
What was the major cause of this man's disease? Sin
If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of Yah thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these disease upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am Yah God that healeth thee. Exodus 15:26 KJV.
Disease and Sickness of Ancient Times
The Hebrew Isrealites were the most healthiest people on earth in Ancient Biblical times. Yah had made a promise to his people on several occassion: if they would do what was right in his sight, and give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statues and commandments; he would not put none of those diseases he brought upon Egypt upon them. As time progressed Yah people moved far away from His holy principles and became subject unto the curses that Yah placed upon their enemies.
Since then and throughout biblical history man has always encountered this enemy of disease and sickness. How are we as Yah's people to understand this common enemy, and how we should respond if suffering under such infirmities? The management of health demands great attention and understanding in certain points of principle in dealing with the nature of disease in man. For one type, the natural man who possesses some wisdom he is willing and ready to understand many details which require his cooperation in order to bring about healing. The other type, you have the natural man who is undisciplined, unaccustomed to restraints, resents authority and sees rules and restrictions unnecessary. These type expect much, but nothing is required of them, so they pretty much do as they please regardless of the consequences.
Let us look at several biblical scenarios so we can correctly understand and appropriately deal with our own infirmities, and others as they arise.
If thou wilt dilegently hearken to the voice of Yah thy God, and will do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon the, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am Yah that healeth thee. Exodus 15:26 .
Modern medicine of today have forgotten, but the ancients knew that food is our most potent medicine and trust and belief in his divine intervention. Our earlier ancestors lived off a plant-rich diet, and occasionally it included meat, or fish. Early use of plants as medicine was a necessity and our early ancestors experimented with herbs, seeds, fruits, and vegetables to treat ailments. Bacteria, viruses and fungus has always been with us since man sinned, but what comes with this is illness, disease and most often death. It was common during ancient times to pass information on from generation to generation as they remembered which food, or herbs were effective against certain illness.
As time progressed on, the importance of a healthy diet became irrelevant, and replaced with expensive new methods for detecting and treating disease. The root cause of disease and sickness can never be dealt with through modern medicine. As we approach this topic on health and healing we will show you from biblical and personal insights how our Father (Yah) wants us to deal with our infirmities.
As a licensed healthcare provider, educator and consultant I had many opportunities to test my knowelegde on family members, friends and countless clients. I was called into the ministry of health and wellness to do heart-service for the master and to address the infirmities of the weak in body, mind and soul. Our focus is simple and our message of health is to the point. Stay informed and join with us in a declaration of independence from total dependence on treatments of modern medicine. It is not the be-all, and that's all to healing. If a condition requires medical supervision always consult your health practitioner with knowledge and wisdom regarding your health, so you can make and informed decision about your treatment.