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Take up your Prescription for Better Health!
STRENGTH for LIFE is a lifestyle prescription, which has been researched and written just for you dear friend - and for every friend you share with and so on and so forth, until we can reach all people in the world today!
Over the years since 1995, workers in this ministry, Vital Force NZ (called Ebenezer Lay Ministries until 2000), have researched, written, taught, cooked and shared with each person who came into our lives.
One of the original and most active volunteers developed STRENGTH for LIFE.
Truly, this is a Prescription for Better Health, with eight building blocks for health, building a solid foundation for health and life.
In the following pages, you can read and learn about how to make small simple changes to your daily life, that bring big improvements. You will read that "S" stands for Sunlight, "T" for Trust in God and so on.
As you read and learn, I pray God will impress your mind that what our human systems need is Total Health, not just a pill we take every day. We need Total Health in a total lifestyle.
Over the years, these pages have been altered as new and substantiated research has come to light.
You may not agree with some or all of the information presented here, and of course, that is perfectly your choice. Each one of us is uniquely different, for God made us that way. We are all at different stages of our life journey.
One of the most important things to remember today in the 21st century is that our bodies are under a load of unseen enemies - in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, what we watch with our eyes, listen to with our ears, even touch with our hands in our day to day life.
While the unseen enemies are very burdensome now, they will increase day by day toward the end of the world.
Yet we must remember that our mothers and fathers and even our grandmothers and grandfathers were also exposed to some of these unseen enemies:
These damaging substances and behaviours actually make changes to each person's genes. These are best described as small marks on the genes, you may have heard this called "epigenetics".
So today, we are not only living with an array of unseen enemies, but have inherited genes which make our bodies more susceptible to the negative effects of certain substances, foods and behaviours.
The reason I'm telling you this is: NOT ALL PEOPLE CAN LIVE THE SAME WAY AND THRIVE! For example, some people can eat a certain way and thrive. While others, perhaps carrying different epigenetics, find they become ill if they try to eat and live like others.
So, today, nearing the end of the world, each person needs to be MORE responsible for their own health - paying heed to the wisdom in the Bible, and spending time with God each and every day for spiritual nourishment and added wisdom and direction. What works for you may not work for someone in your family, I'm sure you understand this concept.
And thus, I encourage you to have an attitude of "experiment". Try one simple, small STRENGTH change at a time. Be a good scientist and note down the first day you begin your experiment of a small lifestyle change. Note any changes you notice in your mind, body and your prayer life.
Don't cast away your experiment too soon, unless you notice a very uncomfortable change. For example, if I eat any fruit at all, even a teaspoon of lemon juice, my skin begins to itch and then the top layers begin to crack and finally cystic acne occurs. This is very interesting to me, but also uncomfortable. Therefore I avoid fruit, and pray to God for guidance on foods I can eat to replace lost nutrients and antioxidants.
Positive evidence suggests that most of the food we eat should be plant foods, foods that grow from the soil. The best plant foods are grown without man made weed killers (herbicides) or pest killers (pesticides). These kinds of foods are building blocks to better health by fighting off degenerative diseases, cancers, diabetes and even help our bodies to expel chemicals seeping from our environment into our bodies through air, water and food.
Here is a little snippet for our minds to mull over:
"From formaldehyde and benzene fumes emanating from adhesives in particle board, to scotch guarding in our carpet and dry cleaning, volatile organic compounds are everywhere - even in our paint and furnishings. The human body has to put up with quite a toxic cocktail within the environment we have chosen to live compared to our ancestors. All of the VOCs we have surrounded ourselves with for the sake of convenience, comfort and creativity have come back to haunt us with another C word - cancer.
Volatile organic compounds and other oxidizing substances in our food and automated environment are degrading our health and it's becoming harder and harder to avoid them. So, it's no wonder we have been told time and again to make sure we eat a good cross-section of fruit and vegetables - organic where possible - as just about all fruit and vegies contain those little substances which clean up oxidizing substances in our bodies and protect our cells from the damage caused by our modern environment. They are called antioxidants and some foods have them in enormous quantities..." http://www.matakanasuperfoods.com/ms/research/superfood-news/37-what-are-the-new-superfoods-and-why-should-we-take-them.html
On the other side of health, to gain a balanced perspective, unhealthy substances must also be explored and brought out into the open that we might become fully informed on the choices that lead to health.
For example over recent decades our minds and bodies have been assailed by processed foods. Foods of convenience laced with chemical additives and addictive ingredients to lure our taste buds. This kind of diet weakens the building blocks of good health and we reap the consequences of collapsing health.
In recent years, we have seen the unveiling of a previously considered "innocent" weedkiller, Roundup, with an ingredient called glyphosate. The research about glyphosate is mounting up, and the ordinary person, like you or I, now understand that glyphosate was a poison to the human body, the soil, air and water all along. But this truth was hidden from us, so the businesses of the world could profit from selling death and disease.
In King and His Son: Book One - The Beginnings, you can also read about STRENGTH for Life!
In King and His Son: Book Two - Earth Invaded by Evil, biblical texts and modern science blend to reveal positives which can bring good health and expose the negatives that produce a unhealthy lifestyle in today’s world.
King and His Son: Book Three - God Grows His Nation, you will more indepth information, and some simple news snippets about STRENGTH.
But above all, be kind to yourself and please do not become overly stressed, trying too hard to perfect your health. Otherwise the enemy called Stress could become your invading perpetrator undermining your health. All you have gained, could easily be lost.
Really the bottom line prevails, whoever we are, wherever we are, we can only do our best, and at the end of the day pray that God will vindicate our choices and add His blessing upon our lives for greater health.
Here is a little prose to ring the assurance of peace into our minds:Each created human being is a living shadow of God’s eternal beingCast in His image of mind, body, and spiritOur bodies form our physical being made of bones, flesh and vital organsWhile our brain opens the window of our mind to the view of thought and reasonAnd what we say and what we do breathes our soul essence in character and personalityThen through the spirit of our minds flow the emotions of our heart to touch the lives of othersAnd so in mind, body and spirit we humanly blend and in God we live and move and have our being.
"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." Genesis 1:27
"Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.’ ” Ezekiel 37:5-6
"And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being..." Acts 17:26-28 Read more>>