Comunicación y Gerencia
Healthy Living according to God’s Plan Dr. Amado Méndez Md .Phd
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The Bible and Better Health
GOD’S HEALTH PLAN •John 10:10 God wants us to have and abundant life. •3 John 1:2 God wants us to be healthy physically as well spiritually •Exodus 15:26 If we are obedient and follow what God’s says: we can have greater blessings from God in regard to preventing from DISEASE .. •Psalm 84:11 God will not hold back anything that is good for Us •1 Corinthians 10:31 Whatever we EAT or DRINK, it should be to God’s GLORY •1Corinthians 6:19,20 Our bodies ARE NOT OUR OWN. The Holy Spirit wants to dwell there and we must glorify GOD in our BODIES and SPIRIT
GOD’S HEALTH PLAN •Deuteronomy 29:17-20 “Gall and wormwood (Margin: poisonful herbs –which would include TOBACCO) are mentioned here as a symbol of GOD’s disfavor and classed as “abomination.” •Proverbs 20:1 Wine(fermented) is a mocker. We should NOT be deceived by DRINKING it even socially. •Proverbs 23:29-32: Alcohol brings sorrow,contention,stupidity, and wounds. God’s counsel is that we are NOT TO LOOK upon it •Isaiah 5:20-24 Woe to those who drink strong drink and wine (fermented) •Isaiah 65:8 “New Wine” as found in the cluster (a bunch of grapes) is a blessing (Matt.26:29) (grape juice)
GOD’S HEALTH PLAN •Genesis 7:1-2 In the beginning with Noah, God made a distinction between clean and unclean animals. God clearly forbade man to eat unclean animals by making a distinction between the unclean animals (only one pair) and the clean animals (seven pairs) when taken into the ark. •Leviticus 11:1-8 This passage tell us how to differentiate between the clean and the unclean animals. The land animals must have a cloven hoof and chew the cud. •Leviticus 11: 9-10 God also tells us how distinguish the clean and the unclean fish and seafood. To be clean for human consumption it must have fins and scales.
GOD’S HEALTH PLAN •Isaiah 66: 15-17 Those who know the truth, BUT CONTINUES to eat swine and any other food calls an ABOMINATION ,will be consumed and Slain by the Lord when He comes because of their REBELION against the principles of HEAVEN. •Genesis 1 : 29 God’s original diet for man was VEGETERIAN •1 John 3 : 2,3 When we have the hope of JESUS’ coming, we will PURIFY ourselves as He is pure.
“The SANCTIFICATION set forth in the Scriptures embraces the ENTIRE BEING – SPIRIT, SOUL, BODY “The whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thes 5:23) “Brethren, by the mercies of God ,present your bodies a living sacrifice to God (Romans 12:1) To do this, all our powers must be preserved in the best possible CONDITION and every practice that WEAKENS physical or mental strength unfits man for the SERVICE of his CREATOR.
All of us who love God with all our hearts, will desire to give him THE BEST SERVICE of our lives, and we will be constantly seeking to bring every power of our being into harmony with the laws that will PROMOTE their ability to do His will. We will not, BY THE INDULGENCE OF APPETITE OR PASSION, weaken or defile the offering which we present to our heavenly Father. “Abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the Soul” (I Peter 2 :11)
•Every sinful gratification tends to benumb the faculties and deaden the mental and spiritual perceptions, but the Word or Spirit of God can make a strong impression upon the heart if we allow it to happen. •“Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God (2 Cor 7: 1) •Fruits of spirits (temperance) (Gal 5:22,23)
• “Do you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you are received from God ?You are not your own, you were bought at a price ,therefore GLORIFY GOD in your body and in your spirit .(1 Cor 6: 19,20)
•He whose body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, will not be enslaved by a pernicious habit. His powers belong to Christ, who has bought him with the price of his blood. His body is the Lord’s. But professed Christians, yearly expend immense sum upon useless and pernicious indulgences, while souls are perishing for the Word of Life. •“To those who comply with the conditions, he says: "Come out from among them, and be separate and touch not the unclean,” God’s promise is “ I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you and you shall be my sons and daughters said the Lord Almighty” (2 Cor 6: 17-18)
â€˘True health (or wholeness) is also based upon trusting and obeying God and his principles. This takes a great deal of humility. God says: â€œDo not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health into your body and nourishment to your bones. (Prov 3:7-8; -Deuteronomy 30:17-18)
Essentials for a Good Health 1.
Trust in God and keep a cheerful spirit. 2. Get outdoors for at least 1 hour a day. 3. Breathe deeply and naturally, filling the lungs with pure, fresh air. 4. Donâ€™t be afraid of moderate amount of sunshine. 5. Eat regularly, not between meal, of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and wholesome foods. 6. Bathe daily and drink 2 glass of water a day. 7. Sleep at least 7 or 8 hours at night. 8. Be moderate. Never indulge your appetite.