The physical body we each possess was designed by God (see John 1:3). So if God designed us, He ought to be the one we look to for wisdom in how to maintain our God designed bodies. Right? Sadly, and to our shame, many acknowledging their physical bodies were designed by God look to the world for wisdom in how to care for them. Before we go any further, let’s take a few moments to look at a few things the Bible has to say about the physical body we each possess – where this physical body came from, what it is comprised of, and what God designed our body to be nourished with.
bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat .” (Genesis 1:29)
Any good concordance will reveal that the word “meat” here in the Kings James Version of the Bible is (in today’s English) an inaccurate translation from the Hebrew. It should be “food”.
So what is God telling Adam he should eat?
He is telling him that his diet should consist exclusively of the fruits and vegetables coming from the plants in the garden.
God Created The First Human From Rock DustAnd where did that “rock dust come from? “In the beginning GOD CREATED the heaven and the earth.” This entire God created earth is comprised of 100% rock minerals and it is these rock minerals God used as building material to form man. In Genesis 2:7, these rock minerals are called “the dust of the ground”.
And the Lord God FORMED MAN of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)Similar to the way a potter will take a glob of clay (rock minerals) and fashion it into a beautiful work of art, God took the inorganic minerals (called the “dust of the ground” in Genesis 2:7) and fashioned them into the most incredible work of art – the first human physical body (Adam). Many a mortal potter has taken a lump of clay and fashioned it into a human replica but there was something missing that the potter could not provide – and that missing ingredient is life! But God, the Creator of the earth, had the power to create life by simply breathing “life” into that lifeless body! Thus “man became a LIVING soul”. That’s where human physical life began!
Where Did God Put Adam After Creating Him?
“And the Lord God planted a garden eastward of Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD GOD to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; . . .” (Genesis 2:8-9)
“And the LORD GOD took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.” (Genesis 2:15)
And What Did God Tell Adam He Should Eat?“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb
Where Did Eve Come From?After God had created Adam, we learn in Genesis 2:18 “And the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him”, and in verses 21-23 we learn how God created Eve from one of Adam’s ribs.
“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man.” (Genesis 2:21-23)
Where Did You And I Come From?
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply . . .” (Genesis 1:28)Everyone of us, if we could trace our family tree back far enough, would find that Adam and Eve were the roots of our family tree. If God had not created and “blessed” Adam and Eve, and told them to “be fruitful and multiply” not a single one of us would be here on earth today.
What Becomes Of Our Body After Death?God created those first humans to live forever (see Genesis 3:22), but because of Adam and Eve’s sin (see Genesis 3:1-24), God said “thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 3:17) And what does the Bible say happens to the body when a person dies?
“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat breadFor proof of the Bible statement “for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return”, just look at what is left after a body is cremated – only a small pile of rock dust remains. If a body is buried (without the protection of a casket) that body soon decomposes and joins the earth minerals in its surrounding environment. This is the same decomposing process all animals in the wild experience upon death, as does all plant life. The scripture “. . . for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return”, is not only true of the human physical body upon death, but also true of all God created forms of life – both animal and plant life.
, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it was thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” (Genesis 3:19)
The Importance Of MineralsHow often do we hear of the need of the body for specific minerals? The body needs calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, sodium, iodine, etc. Minerals have three primary functions within the body:
- They provide structure in forming bones and teeth.
- They help maintain normal heart rhythm, muscle function, neural conductivity, and acid-base balance.
- They help regulate cellular metabolism by becoming part of enzymes and hormones that modulate cellular activity.
Where Do These Minerals Come From?All minerals come from the GROUND and are constantly being recycled through plant and animal life following death and decomposition as they go back into the ground and become a part of the earth! But God did not design our bodies to receive minerals in powdered rock form as they are found in the ground, because these powdered rock minerals are very difficult to impossible for the body to utilize. Actually, placing these “dead” rock minerals into the body in excess can be dangerous. So how does God make these rock minerals usable? Rain falls from the clouds in a distilled form. Distilled water dissolves rock minerals. As this rainwater percolates through these minerals, a number of these earth minerals dissolve into the ground water and are broken down so plants can absorb them. These rock minerals are also deposited into all ground water sources – well, spring, river, etc as the soils wash into our water sources. You cannot see them, but when you boil water coming from a ground water source you can see a deposit of these minerals lining the pot. These minerals are taken up by the roots of the plant and are made available in a form that is easy for the body to assimilate as we nourish the body the way God intended. Plant source foods are by far the best source of bio-available minerals for the body. Many ionic minerals bind to other elements in the water and form some mineral complexes that are more difficult for the body to utilize. Calcium carbonate and magnesium oxide are the two most common and abundant minerals found in ground water. They are basically rock minerals, sparingly soluble in water. The calcium and magnesium are not very usable from these sources due to the tight chemical bond and might cause more harm than good if not eliminated by way of the urine. Our best source of drinking water is distilled water that has been remineralized with WaterMax™ to produce a slightly alkaline drinking water that does not remove valuable minerals from the body.
The Importance Of The PlantWhen God placed Adam and Eve in that Garden and told them in Genesis 1:29 the plants coming from the garden were to be their exclusive source of nourishment, God knew what He was doing.
Did you that all the nutrients the body needs come exclusively from garden plants, including the body's mineral needs?All physical life emanates from the sun’s energy being received by the green plant. This process is called photosynthesis:
Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants and certain other organisms transform light into chemical energy. In green plants, light energy is captured by chlorophyll in the chloroplasts of the leaves and used to convert water, carbon dioxide, and minerals into oxygen and energy-rich organic compounds (simple and complex sugars) that are the basis of both plant and animal life. Read more here.
In Nature All Animals Eat Their Food RawIn nature, we find that all animals receive this sun energy and all their nutrients either directly from the green plant by eating the green plant or second hand by eating the animal that ate the green plant. But it is important to note that all animals in the wild eat their food raw – never cooked – because the heat in cooking destroys this sun energy. The gazelle gets its nutrients directly from the plant by eating the plant, while the lion that eats the gazelle gets it nutrients by consuming the flesh of the gazelle after the nutrients have become a part of the gazelle’s body. It is important to note that all carnivorous animals in the wild consume the raw flesh of a plant eating animals. In the Dr. Pottenger’s research experiment using 900 cats, Dr. Pottenger learned that when cats were fed raw meat over a nine-year experiment, the cats thrived, were able to consistently reproduce, and their offspring did not get sick. But Dr. Pottenger learned that by feeding another group of cats the identical meat, only in cooked form, the animals in three generations could no longer reproduce. He also learned that the longer these cats ate the meat in cooked form, the sooner sickness occurred in their offspring. God did not design the human digestive tract to properly process the nutrients found in animal flesh foods in raw or cooked form. Rather, God designed the human body to receive its nutrients exclusively from plant foods in their raw, living form. When man obtains these plant nutrients through the flesh of a dead animal, especially when that animal flesh has been cooked, serious potential problems result. In fact, almost every physical problem man experiences today is caused by the consuming of animal flesh – including but not limited to heart attacks, strokes, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, acid stomach, heart burn, and the list goes on and on.
Sickness Abounds TodayFrom the time God gave Adam that 100% raw, plant-based diet in Genesis 1:29 until 1,700 years later when flood waters destroyed all plant life there is not a single recorded instance of sickness. At that time, man lived to an average age of 912. However, after the flood waters had destroyed all plant foods (see Genesis 7:19 & 24), God allowed mankind to consume the flesh of the clean animals which were on the ark in Genesis 9:3 (I believe for survival purposes because all plant foods had been destroyed by the flood). We also learn that man began to cook his food about this same time. What was the result? Sickness entered the human race. And as man has continued to wander further and further from consuming the foods God told him he should consume in Genesis 1:29, sickness has continued to increase until today sickness is being experienced at younger and younger ages. After accidents, cancer is the number one cause of death among our children while diabetes abounds. Not to mention our senior citizens with all their physical problems. This sickness and deterioration continues despite an ever increasing use of high cost modern medicine. In fact, the cost of health care in America is steadily increasing while the health of the American people steadily declines. If the American people do not soon return to the plant based foods God designed our physical bodies to be nourished with, health care costs will bankrupt our nation. Friends, National Health Care will never bring health to the American people. Only a return to a plant-based diet can do that. Fortunately, there are a growing number of people today who have learned how to eliminate sickness and live in health. These are the people who have learned that their bodies were “Designed by God to "be in health" and have obtained that health by returning to consuming their food in the form God told Adam it should be consumed in Genesis 1:29. (The Hallelujah Diet is patterned after God’s Genesis 1:29 diet.) These people become a living, breathing testimony and an inspiration to others. Following this diet and lifestyle change, sicknesses of all kinds are simply disappearing, weight is normalizing, eyesight is improving, and energy is increasing, as their bodies become fit for the Master's use. Thirty-five years ago I made this diet and lifestyle change and in less than a year saw my cancer simply disappear and my health restored. Rhonda in less than a year of making the diet and lifestyle change saw her debilitating arthritis disappear while losing 85 pounds. Millions of others have made this diet and lifestyle change, while tens of thousands have written to tell me that after they made the diet and lifestyle change they recovered from over 170 different physical problems, including terminal, metastasized, stage-4 cancers.
Has God Raised Up Hallelujah Acres For Such A Time As This?Hallelujah Acres is here to help you restore your body to the health God designed His human creation to experience. Visit us online, take one of our 60-Day Juice Ups, read our books, watch our videos, or join us for a “Hallelujah Weekend” here in Shelby, North Carolina. We are here to serve and be a blessing to you and yours.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper AND BE IN HEALTH, even as thy soul prospereth.” (3 John 2)