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And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb 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


When the first light of sun-
Bless you.
When the long day is done-
Bless you.
In your smiles and your tears-
Bless you.
Through each day of your years-
Bless you.
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JESUS IS THE REASON FOR EVERY SEASON!!


No matter who you are, what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the ability to change yourself. The only thing stopping you is you...move out of your own way.

It's your road......
and yours alone.
Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

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Hope everyone had a great day today.

I am blessed and highly favored.

I am who I am and i'm learning to love her.


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Proverbs 23
20. Do not join those who drink too much wine
or gorge themselves on meat,
21. for drunkards and gluttons become poor,
and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

Jeremiah 29:11 ~~ "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."




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I love that God is more concerned with what comes out of our mouths than what we put in it. But I wonder....is God concerned about WHY we put the food in our mouths???

Jeremiah 29:11 ~~ "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."




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"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of Men" Ecc. 12:13


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Survivor, so true, may you be Blessed.Amen

God is good !


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Amen to your post, so true Survivor

God is good !


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Office Chik
Do not presume what God is concerned with
' I believe God is far more concerned with what comes out of our mouth than what goes in it. "
Thank You Just put your Faith in Him please and for give me if I have offended you

Colossians 3:13
"Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."



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Prayer for Strength in Weakness
Lord Jesus Christ, King of kings, you have power over life and death. You know even things that are uncertain and obscure, and our very thoughts and feelings are not hidden from you. Cleanse me from my secret faults, and I have done wrong and you saw it. You know how weak I am, both in soul and in body. Give me strength, O Lord, in my frailty and sustain me in my sufferings. Grant me a prudent judgement, dear Lord, and let me always be mindful of your blessings. Let me retain until the end your grace that has protected me till now.

Amen My Sisters and Brothers in Christ

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If we were not aware of what we were putting into our mouths we would not be here helping one another and reaching out to each other for help and support as Christ has taught us to do. And in all things Christ said all we had to do is ask for his help and if that offends you then I am sorry for you. Some people are on medication and have other medical conditions that have caused their weight or health conditions and therefore do need Prayer and the help of the Almighty God and He doesn't have anything better, than to use His awesome power to Bless those in need of His strentgh. Afer all He said to call on His name "
Matthew 7:7-8
King James Version (KJV)

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.


Also Christ came here not for the self righteous, but for the broken, poor and sick. Those that are lost to Him, pray, seek Him out for all that afflicks you. You are His sheep.

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Officechik......enjoyed reading your message.....Amen

God is good !


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Hello All,
I'm new to the team and would like to introduce myself. I have read through the post and have read so many wonderful scriptures. I would like to share my thoughts. I believe God is far more concerned with what comes out of our mouth than what goes in it. We are all conscious of our need to diet, exercise, and change our lifestyle or we wouldn't be here together on SparkTeam supporting and encouraging each other, right? It is my thought that for all the attention and focus we are placing on making healthy choices to provide good nutrition without overeating; we too should be ever mindful of the words that come out of our mouths. We want our souls to be healthy along with our bodies, we should choose words that will build ourselves and each other up and increase our peace and joy.
Psalm 37:3 "Trust in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed".
I'm not posting this because I feel like anyone on this thread is being unkind or using hurtful or wrong words. I simply want to remind us as we journey together to become more conscious and studious of what we are putting in our mouths, we must be just as diligent to the words that come out and the attitudes we put on each day. Our behavior, including our food choices, must bring Glory to our Father and not be a stumbling block to non christians who watch us and say, "if Christians act like that or talk like that then why bother becoming one, they are no different than me."
I pray you each have a very blessed and joyful day.
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This is a Christians proper teaching, hope it helps...
Doctrine ArticleExpanded Internet Edition - April 2, 2004
The Dietary Laws of the Bible

by Ernest L. Martin, Ph.D., 1974 1
Edited and expanded by David Sielaff, April 2004

Read the accompanying Newsletter for April 2004

The Bible teaches that all people are sinners — even Christians who have a relationship with Christ. Anyone who studies the Scriptures even superficially should understand this point. Among the many verses which illustrate it is one from the apostle John: “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8). This simply means that no Christian is a “keeper of biblical law.” And true enough, most denominations are aware of this fact. But this well-understood principle is not what we wish to discuss in this article.

Our interest involves those who say they try to keep the law and at the same time violate some of its simplest precepts. In fact, the Dietary Laws of the Bible could absolutely be fulfilled in one’s everyday affairs of life, but “lawkeepers” (in almost all cases) deliberately trespass those very laws even when they say they are trying to keep them.

The Food Laws of the Old Testament
The Israelites were given a set of Dietary Laws at Mount Sinai. These were recorded by Moses and are found in Leviticus chapter 11 and Deuteronomy chapter 14. 2 God told Moses certain animals were “clean” to eat — those with cloven hoofs which chewed the cud such as cattle, goats, sheep, deer, and so forth. All fish with fins and scales, and insects of the locust family were also “clean.” The pig and the camel, however, were “unclean” and were not to be eaten. All carnivorous birds, sea creatures without fins and scales, most insects, rodents, reptiles, and so forth were “unclean.” This is the essence of the Dietary Laws which came from God, and because of their divine origin, many Christians wonder if these laws are still to be observed.

Most “lawkeepers” insist that the “clean food laws of the Bible” are to be observed today. The laws are simply stated and they are possible of being kept by any human who wishes to take them up. There is nothing ambiguous about these food laws. Certain animals were “clean”: while others were “unclean” (Hebrew: tameh) animals.

These are biblical laws that anyone could observe perfectly if one sets his mind to do it. But, most Christian “lawkeepers” are not willing to obey the plain teachings of the Bible concerning these “unclean” foods. They have taken it upon themselves to utterly disregard the biblical legislation — and most of them do it without the slightest feelings of remorse for their open resistance to biblical authority. How is their disobedience manifested? It is done in the plainest of ways.

The fact is, no one claiming to keep the clean food laws of the Bible could go into any ordinary restaurant to eat and come away as a lawkeeper. If he wanted to obey the law, he would have to limit himself to eating in a strict Jewish (kosher) establishment or possibly a vegetarian one which was very meticulous in its vegetarianism. To buy food in any other place of service (a cafe, meat market, a neighbor’s home), one could almost be assured that all the food would be utterly contaminated and unable to be consumed by the lawkeeper of Leviticus chapter 11.

Most think nothing of going into a fine restaurant in most American or British cities (or anywhere, with the possible exception of Israel) and ordering a beefsteak, a lamb chop, a veal cutlet, etc. They usually make sure the vegetables are cooked with vegetable oils and that the soup not contain ham or bacon. In fact, if they find a few flakes of bacon in the soup, they diligently put them to the side so that they will not get any contaminated meat in their stomachs. This may seem good on the surface, and they may think they are trying to keep the food laws of the bible, but nothing could be further from the truth. They are blatantly violating the food laws of Leviticus. They are complete lawbreakers.

It is abundantly clear that any “clean” food that comes in contact with a grill, an oven, a pot, a utensil, or a stove that has ever had an “unclean” carcass on it, the so-called “clean” animal has become as tameh (as “unclean”) as if it was pork or shrimp or snake! This is the very law of Leviticus and it is without dispute:

“And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, does fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or raiment [clothes], or skin, or sack [storage container], whatsoever vessel it be, wherein any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; so it shall be cleansed. And every earthen vessel, whereunto any of them falls, whatsoever is in it shall be unclean; and you shall break it. Of all meat which may be eaten, that on which such water comes shall be unclean: and all drink that may be drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean. And every thing whereupon any part of their carcass falls shall be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean, and shall be unclean unto you.”

Leviticus 11:32–35

The Problem for “Lawkeepers”
However, most Christian “lawkeepers” do not want to be hampered by such restrictions. Such things interfere with their lifestyles too much. Such inconvenience has prompted them to devise ways to avoid the rigorous discipline of the biblical laws. They want to go and do as they please, but still have what they call a “clean conscience.” To accomplish this, almost all Christian “lawkeepers” have presented their interpretations to alleviate the matter. Their “way out” of the dilemma is to divide Leviticus chapter 11 into two parts. One is to them the law “of God,” and the other the law “of Moses,” a ritualistic part Christians no longer need to observe. They say Leviticus 11:32–35 (about an unclean carcass coming onto an oven, a pot, etc.) is only ritual, but the earlier part that represents an “unclean” animal is the law of God and must be kept.

What nonsense! Who gives them, or anyone, the authority to divide the word of God in that fashion? The fact is, Leviticus chapter 11 is one complete teaching about clean and unclean animals, and what makes them unclean. Who has the right among humans to disallow some parts in favor of others? If one does that in Leviticus chapter 11, it could be done in the Ten Commandments too. Fancy this: such an interpretation allows one to say the weekly Sabbath has to be altogether observed by one’s son or daughter, but that one’s maidservant or manservant (the latter part of the command) was only ritual and it does not apply. Such dealings with the Bible are not being fair with its teachings. This means it is not God who is allowed to decide the matter — it is man who justifies.

Is it necessary for the Christian to follow the law of clean and unclean foods mentioned in the Old Testament? Many Christians have wrestled with this question over the centuries. There would be no major problem with it except that some feel that God gave the Dietary Laws for hygienic purposes and that the unclean animals were not intended for human consumption. If this were true, then it would be far better for everyone to avoid eating any “unclean” animal. But there is a problem with this belief: the Scripture gives no real evidence that this is the reason why God reckoned certain animals as “unclean.” The Jewish authorities clearly recognize that the Old Testament says nothing about the food laws being given for health purposes. Michael Friedlander, in his authoritative book The Jewish Religion, says:

“We must take care that we do not consider these precepts exclusively as sanitary regulations, however important such regulations may be. We must not lose sight of the fact that Holiness is the only object of the Dietary Laws, mentioned in the Pentateuch.”

Friedlander, Jewish Religion, p. 456 3

This appraisal is quite true. There is not a syllable in the Old Testament which states that God had the health of His people in mind when He gave the Dietary Laws.

Some Christians wish to dispute this. They point to the word “unclean” (Hebrew: tameh) and state that the word itself could denote a sanitary unfitness. But this is not Biblically true. The word really signifies “ceremonially unclean or defiled.” 4 This proper meaning of the word is demonstrated within the text of the Dietary Laws itself. If a “clean” animal died of itself and the Israelite ate of it, he was told to “wash his clothes and be unclean until the even” (Leviticus 11:40). If hygienic uncleanness were meant, how could the man be hygienically decontaminated simply by the setting of the sun? This would mean he was in a completely unhealthy state just before the going down of the sun, but at the exact moment the sun went below the western horizon, the man became perfectly healthy in a physical way. This cannot be true!

The truth is, the term “unclean” (tameh) signifies “ceremonially unclean” in Leviticus 11, as it does in scores of other occurrences in the Old Testament (87 occurrences in all 5). A man was ceremonially clean at sunset, but the state of his physical health was not under discussion. The meaning of the word itself shows that the Dietary Laws given to Israel were for ceremonial, religious purposes, and there is no way to prove they were given with human health in mind.

Do the Dietary Laws Apply for the Christian?
The whole of the food laws of the Old Testament is ritualistic! If it were not, then Paul would never have told the Corinthians to eat what was sold in the meatmarkets (shambles) at Corinth, or to consume whatever food was set before one on a neighbor’s table (1 Corinthians 10:25–28).

“Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake: ‘For the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof.’ If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and you be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake. But if any man say unto you, ‘This is offered in sacrifice unto idols,’ eat not for his sake that showed it, and for conscience sake: ‘for the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof.’”

1 Corinthians 10:25–28

In no way would ordinary Corinthian Gentiles have subscribed to the strict “kosher” laws of the Bible either as to types of animal flesh or the manner, in which they were prepared or the utensils in which they were served. The only prohibitions for Gentiles in the matter of foods in the early New Testament period was concerning strangled animals — which had to do with the consumption of blood (Acts 15:29). All the other food laws of the Old Testament were simply ritualistic.

How many Christians today, who claim to follow the Dietary Laws of the Old Testament, do in fact observe them? Even those who claim to keep them violate the laws. This can be proved without a doubt. Take the following illustration as an example. Let us say that a Christian minister (who claims to keep the Dietary Laws) enters a quality restaurant and orders a sirloin steak. The steak is grilled to his liking and put on his plate. Knowing that the meat is from an animal that chews the cud and has cloven hoofs, he is satisfied that he is following the Dietary Laws of the Old Testament when he eats it. But really, in over ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, he will be eating meat classified by Moses as unclean as pork itself. He will be violating the Dietary Laws. Why? Moses is very plain on this point.

The Dietary Laws state that if the carcass of any unclean animal comes into contact with an “oven, or ranges, or pots,” those household receptacles “shall be broken down: for they are unclean (Hebrew: tameh), and shall be unclean (tameh) unto you” (Leviticus 11:35). There is hardly an ordinary restaurant in the United States that does not serve bacon or ham. Such meats are fried on grills, baked in ovens, stored in refrigerators, eaten with utensils, and without the slightest discrimination by the restaurant owner concerning the “clean” and “unclean” laws.

The Dietary Laws, however, require any oven, range, stove, refrigerator, serving tray or utensil that comes in contact with such meat to be broken down and destroyed. The slightest touch by unclean meat thoroughly contaminates, no matter if it is later scrubbed with lye soap. Even a beefsteak coming in contact with such kitchenware is as unclean (tameh) as pork. This is what the Dietary Laws teach, and there is no way to thwart this clear instruction. As a corollary to this, it also means that a person could never buy a used stove, oven, or even a refrigerator; for most would have been touched by pork or some other unclean (tameh) animal flesh.

In truth, that Christian minister could never eat at a public restaurant unless he is certain it follows the dietary rules of the Old Testament, unless it was a strictly kosher establishment. The Christian minister who ordered the sirloin steak, however, would undoubtedly go ahead and eat it. He would probably reason that the Dietary Laws concerning the ovens and ranges are nothing but finical ritualism. Where would he get his authority for deciding arbitrarily that one part is ritual and the other is not? There is no such authority given to anyone within the text of the Dietary Laws. Really, all of Leviticus 11 is one law, and no one is allowed to break any part of it. “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all” (James 2:10). There is not the slightest hint in the Dietary Laws that one part is to be kept, while another part can be disregarded.

Still, if people want to observe the Old Covenant Dietary Laws, it is time they begin to keep them precisely. This means they will no longer be able to eat food which comes from ordinary restaurants; they will buy no more used stoves, refrigerators or ovens; they will not buy beef or lamb from ordinary meatmarkets, or almost any supermarket, because the cleaver which the butcher used, or the block on which he chopped the meat, most likely came in contact with the carcass of unclean meat at some time in the past. All such beef and lamb would be UNCLEAN (tameh) and the Dietary Laws render it as unclean as pork, shellfish, rabbit, or octopus.

Paul’s Determination
The apostle Paul told the Corinthian Gentiles it was legal for them to eat food which Jews would have considered an abomination. He said: “Whatsoever is sold in the shambles [meatmarkets], that eat, asking no question for conscience sake” (1 Corinthians 10:25). This was contrary to the Dietary Laws of the Old Testament. Gentile markets did not subscribe to kosher regulations. They did not kill animals the way Jews were required to do. They used the same knives, cleavers, blocks, and other implements to kill rabbits, pigs, octopus, as they did to kill cattle, goats, and sheep. To the Jews, who kept the Dietary Laws, all Gentile meatmarkets were unclean (tameh). But Paul said Christians could go ahead and eat meat though it was butchered and sold in Gentile markets. Paul even went so far as to say:

“I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean [common] of itself; but to him that esteems anything to be unclean [common], to him it is unclean [common].”

Romans 14:14

Paul said this teaching came from the Lord Himself. Christ said, “there is nothing from without a man that entering into him can defile him” (Mark 7:15). One thing for certain, Paul did not subject his Gentile converts to any ceremonial taboos concerning food. Indeed, he told them plainly: “All things indeed are pure [clean]” (Romans 14:20).

When Paul said “all things ... are pure,” what was he talking about? His subject was food — flesh, vegetables, and wine. Paul was saying all foods were indeed pure (clean). There was to be no ceremonially unclean food to the Christian. Paul did admit, however, that there were some brethren who were very finical over what they ate. These were weak brethren who did not understand the mature teachings of Christ concerning food (Romans 14:1–6). To reiterate:

“If your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably, destroy not him with your meat, for whom Christ died.”

Romans 14:15

“For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is an evil for that man who eats with offence. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything whereby your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak.”

Romans 14:20–21

Even though all things were pure to Paul, and one might eat “whatsoever is sold in the shambles [meatmarkets]” (1 Corinthians 10:25), Paul said it was not good to eat such things in front of a brother if the brother would be offended. “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17).

At this point in our discussion, let us clearly understand what Paul is not talking about. He is not discussing the hygienic fitness or unfitness of foods. The question of health is nowhere discussed in the context of Romans or Corinthians. He is talking about meats which some considered taboo in a religious sense. For example, some were reckoning meat which had been offered to idols as being “unclean.”

“For some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled. But meat commends us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither if we eat not, are we the worse. But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.”

1 Corinthians 8:7–9

Some were feeling that meat could become “unclean” through religious contamination. 6 It is not that they considered the meats to be physically unfit for human consumption. It was the ceremonial or ritualistic contamination that concerned them. But Paul was not interested in such ceremonial uncleanness. Indeed, if the Corinthians went to a feast at the home of an unbeliever (an unconverted Gentile), Paul told them: “Whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake” (1 Corinthians 10:27). No ordinary Jew, or scrupulous Christian in Paul’s day would dare eat such food offered to idols. They thought it spiritually contaminated.

The Apostles’ Restrictions in Acts 15
Even the apostles in Jerusalem recommended that Gentiles not eat meat offered to idols, and Paul agreed to this early decision. The Gentiles were told: “Abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication [immorality]” (Acts 15:29). These decisions were made because the Jerusalem apostles feared that the newly converted Gentiles, who were reared in idolatry and had participated in all its social and religious evils, might have the natural tendency to slip back into the evils of idolatry. But if a Christian became thoroughly educated in the fullness of the Gospel of Christ, Paul knew there was no longer any tendency to revert to paganism.

Paul continually worked among the Gentiles, and he was able to see the real Christian growth in many of his converts. With these mature Christians, Paul admitted that one could even eat “meat in the idol’s temple” (1 Corinthians 8:10) and not receive any spiritual contamination from it. Why? Because, as Paul said, mature Christians “know that an idol is nothing” (1 Corinthians 8:4). However, for the Gentiles who were spiritually weak and newly out of paganism, they would not know how to interpret a mature Christian eating meats offered to idols. 7

The original decree from the apostles which said not to eat meat offered to idols (Acts 15:29) was a general decision giving advice to Gentiles just newly converted to Christ who were still weak in the faith. Since many of the Gentiles to whom the apostles were writing would still “with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol,” it was judged by the apostles as a measure of prudence to enjoin them not to take of such meats. Blood was also prohibited. The eating of blood was considered an idolatrous observance both by Jews and Gentiles (Ezekiel 33:25). Animals which were strangled would also retain the blood within their carcasses, and the blood taboo applied to eating them as well. All are aware that many idolatrous rites were accompanied by fornication (immorality).

Weak Gentiles recently in the faith were encouraged by the apostles to abandon any connections that appeared idolatrous or immoral. This was a wise decision because the apostles knew the general habits of ordinary Gentiles. Because of this, James never gave up thinking it was wise to require Gentiles to keep the decrees (Acts 21:25). Besides, there was always a steady stream of new Gentiles coming into the faith. Paul himself acknowledged that it was better to forego eating any meats offered to idols if any weak brother might be offended. Still, Paul was quick to point out to the educated Christian that “we know that an idol is nothing” (1 Corinthians 8:4). This is what he taught the mature Gentile Christian who was so thoroughly weaned from paganism that he would not be influenced by any material things associated with idols.

There were also other Christians weak in the faith who would not eat meat on certain days of the week (Romans 14:1–6). They considered it a religious defilement. But for the Christian, Paul said: “Meat commends us not to God: for neither if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse” (1 Corinthians 8:8). What Paul shows is that the Christian has no “clean or unclean” food laws in a ceremonial sense. “All things are indeed pure” (Romans 14:20).

Mature Christians
The mature Christian should realize that all foods are pure from a religious standpoint and that no religious sense of right or wrong should be had over them. The Dietary Laws apply to Israel and the Jews only. To the Colossians, who were mature Christians, Paul gave this reminder:

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat [food] or drink, or in the respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days.”

Colossians 2:16

Note the context in which Paul mentioned the matter about eating and drinking. It was that of holydays, new moons, and sabbaths. He was discussing Old Covenant matters. This Old Covenant connection is made even clearer when the overall context of Colossians chapter 2 is considered. The regulations concerning eating and drinking were a part of the “rudiments [elements] of the world” (Colossians 2:8, 20) and Paul identified such “rudiments” in Galatians 4:3 with the law of Moses. Certain men began to tell the Colossians to observe Old Covenant rudiments, “Touch not; taste not; handle not” (Colossians 2:21); but Paul said we are now dead with Christ “from the rudiments of the world” (Colossians 2:20).

Those who taught that such a renewal of the rudiments was necessary were considered by Paul to be teaching “the commandments and doctrines of men” (Colossians 2:22). And though the teachings were based on the Old Covenant (teachings that Jews were interested in), Paul told Titus that he should not be:

“giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. [For] unto the pure all things are pure [clean].”

Titus 1:15

Paul made it clear that the Christian had no “clean and unclean” regulations concerning food and drink because he had already mentioned in Romans that “all things indeed are pure” (Romans 14:20). For that reason, he admonished the Colossians to “let no man judge you in meat or drink” (Colossians 2:16).

Some Christians Made Food an Issue
The apostle Paul said that in the latter days some would depart from the faith:

“giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils, speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.”

1 Timothy 4:1–3

Does Paul mean that a complete abstention of meats (flesh) will be erroneously taught? Not really. The Greek actually says “foods,” and it simply means foods in general, of which flesh would only be a part. What Paul is saying is that in the latter days teachers will be making distinctions over foods and commanding their followers to abstain from some of them. To Paul, this teaching was evil. He retorted: “Every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving” (1 Timothy 4:4). The fact that he used the term “every creature” means he included animals as permitted food.

Why is “every creature” (including animals) good for food? Paul continues: “For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer” (1 Timothy 4:5). Paul said it was the word of God which sanctifies (or allows) that “every creature of God is good and nothing to be refused.”

Did the Dietary Laws given to Moses allow “every creature” as good to eat? No. There were many ceremonial distinctions given to Moses. Where, then, is there a sanctification (or allowance) in the word of God that “every creature” is good? There is Genesis 9:3. The wording of the scripture is remarkably similar to that of Paul in Timothy. “Every moving thing that lives shall be meat [food] for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.” God gave this sanctification (or allowance) to Noah and his descendants long before the Dietary Laws were given to Moses. This was the scripture, no doubt, to which Paul referred in showing that God allowed “every creature” for food without any ceremonial distinction. In the latter days, however, such distinctions would again be taught. He asks Christians to avoid them.

There are some who feel, however, in spite of what the Bible says, that not “every creature” was intended for food. They notice that God said animals were only meant for food “as the green herb have I given you all things.” They make an issue of an earlier statement in Genesis that man was only given “every herb bearing seed” (Genesis 1:29). Some feel this means that plants which bear seeds are fit to eat, but those which do not bear seeds God disapproves for food. Really, though, what plants grow without seeds? There may be a few such primitive plants, but almost all plants are reproduced by seeds. God makes little or no distinction between plants which are fit to eat and those that are not.

One thing must be said, however. Even though man was allowed “every herb bearing seed,” does this mean he was supposed to eat every one? Hundreds of plants which grow from seeds are highly toxic to man. Does God mean from Genesis 1:29 that man should eat of every plant? Of course not! The verse simply means that God has no religious restrictions concerning the eating of plants and that “every herb bearing seed” may be eaten without ritualistic distinction. It is likewise with the animals. When God said “Every moving thing that lives shall be meat for you” (Genesis 9:3), he did not mean that man should eat every animal. God was only showing Noah that there was to be no religious or ceremonial restrictions on which animals man could eat.

Some wish to dispute even this, pointing to the fact that Noah brought into the ark seven pairs of clean animals and one pair of unclean. They say the seven pairs were to provide the eight persons in the ark with clean animals for food. This, however, is theory and it cannot be proved from the Bible. Indeed, it is a lame theory, because in Genesis 7:3, the Scripture says all varieties of fowls were brought in by sevens. This means, if taken literally, that seven pairs of vultures, ravens and owls were also taken on board. Would proponents of this theory say these “unclean” birds brought in by sevens were also to be eaten?

Really, as far as the Bible is concerned, the reason that animals in Noah’s time were singled out as being clean or unclean had to do with their fitness for sacrificing. Notice: “And Noah built an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar” (Genesis 8:20). There is no other Biblical reason why animals in Noah’s time were “clean” or “unclean.” This fact is further strengthened because God went on to tell Noah that “every moving thing that lives shall be meat to you” (Genesis 9:3). This shows that the “clean” and “unclean” must refer to sacrificing, not to food. Paul reaffirmed this by saying that “every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving” (1 Timothy 4:4).

Other Food References
Mention also ought to be made about another reference to food in the New Testament. There are some commentators who feel that Christ himself said all meats were clean and fit to eat when he talked about “purging [cleansing] all meats” in Mark 7:19. No matter how attractive this belief may be, it cannot be sustained. It would make no sense of Peter’s statements, given about eight years after Christ’s resurrection, when he said: “I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean” (Acts 10:14). Surely, if Jesus, whom Peter recognized as the Christ, the Messiah, had said that all meats were fit to eat, Peter would not have answered with such utter dogmatism on the matter.

A comment also needs to be made about the vision of the unclean animals that Peter was commanded to eat (Acts 10:12–13). This event, of itself, was not intended as a sanction for Peter to eat unclean animals from that time forward. Many people have said that it was such permission; but really, the unclean animals were merely a symbol for Gentiles, whom the Jews considered unclean (Acts 10:28). One would be stretching the meaning of the vision to say it was teaching the cleansing of all animals for Jews and Gentiles to eat.

Conclusion
Look again at the Dietary Laws of the Old Covenant. If people feel they should observe these laws, then they should keep them perfectly. This could be done if people would eat only properly prepared Kosher foods. They would have to abandon the eating of any foods in ordinary restaurants, because those foods would most likely be contaminated with ovens, ranges and grills which have become “unclean” by contact with “unclean” meats. Those people who continue to eat restaurant beefsteaks would be arbitrarily “sanctifying themselves” by violating the very laws they claim to keep. If they want to uphold the Dietary Laws and still eat such “unclean” foods, along with “swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse” (Isaiah 66:17), God says he will consume such hypocrites with severe judgment.

The mature Christian, however, should realize that the ceremonial laws of the Old Covenant are no longer relevant for him, and he should let no man judge him on what he eats or drinks (Colossians 2:16).

“Let not him that eats despise him that eats not, and let not him which eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him. Who are you that judge another man’s servant? to his own master he stands or falls.”

Romans 14:3–4

Finally, what is the purpose of this paper? Are we attempting to prove that every animal and every vegetable is fit for human consumption? No, we are not. The nutritional value of foods is another subject altogether. God simply says that “every moving thing that lives shall be meat for you” (Genesis 9:3) and whether the nutritional value of all animal flesh is worthwhile must be determined by means other than the Bible. All we wish to show here is the Biblical teaching that the “unclean” meats of the Dietary Laws in the Old Covenant were only “unclean” in a ceremonial sense

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I read 2 chapters in Deuteromity today 5/6/13/ Is this where I log this info in ?

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Just found this group, have enjoyed the writings of all. Blessings to all ! Will be back.

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I'm not trying to be funny, but someone recently told me I needed to reread my bible because I disgreed with her on another matter...Love you all

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King James Bible
Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
Food for the belly and the belly for food, but God brings both of them to nothing; but the body is not for fornication but for Our Lord, and our Lord for the body.

GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
Food is for the stomach, and the stomach is for food, but God will put an end to both of them. However, the body is not for sexual sin but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.


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I Corinthians 6:12 -- Wow!

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I remember a scripture where the Lord says that we can eat all things That he created as long as we receive the with giving Thanks unto the Lord...I'm not so sure if that meant all the sweet concoctions we came up with. ;-)

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Hi

Loved the I Corinthians Scriptures....thanks!

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ILOVELAUREL, I love how scriptures speak to us personally at different times in our lives. This one for me (Phil 3:19) is a huge eye opener. We need to keep a healthy balance in all areas of our life.

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ICVICTORY,
I'm so sorry for not responding sooner. I thought I had responded.
I will see if my local libraries have the book your sister recommends. I love the growth/changes we make physically and spiritually through fasting. And each time it's so different. God is amazing.
Thank you for sharing with the board. Okay, I'm off to look for the book. =)

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Currently I memorized 1 Corinthians 6:12 and 10:23 - they are pretty similar.
I Corinthians 6:12 says,
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

I Corinthians 10:23 says,
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

Sure we can eat whatever we want, but is it necessary? These have really been helping me, especially at night time when I am craving sweet snacks!


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Hi STRNGNGRNDED,
My sister encouraged me to start fasting as a lifestyle. She recommended I read "The Rewards of Fasting" by Mike Bickle. Mike teaches that we should fast weekly, as a lifestyle. I have trully been enjoying my fast days. It's not like a approach it as 'whoopy, I get to fast today'. I'm growing in this lifestyle. I pray as I approach my fast day that God gives me grace to complete it successfully. I've been doing it for about 2 months. I'm still growing in this area and have not been completely successful. I do approach it for spiritual reasons but I believe that it provides physical benefits as well.



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Thanks Joan. Two good thoughts there that help me alot. 1. It's persistence not perfection that makes the most change. 2. My enemy of unhealthy habits wants to destroy me and according to the scripture in Micah,he shall not win. Thanks

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Thanks for this daily scripture Daily Bible Study. :) emoticon

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Does anyone fast?
My church is currently fasting and the Bible does tell us to. I've always thought it was for spiritual reasons; to get closer to God. However, it occurred to me it has a dual purpose of cleansing the body also. God is awesome!

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I have been a mbr of this team for a llllong time, but have never posted. I AM ALSO A FOOD ADDICT. There I actually admitted. I have a friend who belongs to OA she has lost over 100 lbs, and has kept it off. Last night I was actually thinking about joining OA but I am glad I have found others like me here on SP

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emoticon This is a great topic.

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Wow. That was great insight. Your comments really opened my eyes to the source of my weight problems. I too am addicted to food to the point that I tend to make it my god. The verse from Phillipians was really what I needed to hear.

Thanks for sharing

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I have been reading the members statements regarding the scriptures, food, our bodies, and health; and I agree that our bodies are holy temples of God and we should make ourselves healthy so we can testify of how God wants our bodies "as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, which is our reasonable service." How can we do God's work if we are miserable and unhappy with ourselves. God wants us healthy so me can move and motivate others to a healthy life style.

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I really like the team-posted link, 3 Ways to Stop Negative Thinking

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I so very much love the verses you posted here. I have them both hanging by my computer and I'm going to make placques of them to hang in my kitchen. Can't ever be reminded too much. emoticon

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Casting all your cares upon him; for he careth for you.

I Cor. 10:31
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I love the verse Free.2.Be posted awhile back though mine is a slightly different translation:

"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all for the glory of God." - 1 Cor. 10:31

God has given us our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit, and he expects us to take care of that temple out of respect and love for him. Also, we cannot do the work God has called us to do if we are not healthy enough to do it, which is why he wants us to eat right and exercise.

I also like this verse:
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service." - Romans 12:1

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for those days when we seem to be having more obstacles and irritating nuisances that make us want to give in and just grab that comfort food or late night snack.....

from Beliefnet.com:


"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy. When I fall, I shall arise. When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.” Micah 7:8

And this is so true......we have to remember who is helping us in this journey and that if HE is for us, our enemies ......bad habits and lure of tasty concoctions tempting us at every turn cannot and will not be able to make us fail.



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I'm new to posting. I just read through all of the posts and they gave me strength to persevere....thanks!

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These scriptures are all so great - I will have to make a note of them!

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1 Timothy 6:8
So if we have enought food and clothing, let us be content.

Time is saying We may have all we need to live (that is, we have enough), but we let ourselves beome anxious and discontent over what we merely want. Like Paul, we can choose to be content without having all we want.
Like with food, we are trapped by it, food can lead to foolish and desires that ultimately lead only to ruin and destruction.
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Mark 6:;11

Give us today the foods we need,

When we pray " Give us today the food we need," we are acknowledging that God is our sustainer an dprovider. It is a misconception to think that we provide our needs ourselves. We must trust God daily to provide what he know we need.

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...I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all my go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. 3 John 2

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Mark 6:;11

Give us today the foods we need,

When we pray " Give us today the food we need," we are acknowledging that God is our sustainer an dprovider. It is a misconception to think that we provide our needs ourselves. We must trust God daily to provide what he know we need.

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Hello everyone,
There is a verse from Philippians 3 that has really weighed heavily upon me lately. It to me is saying that my addiction to food has made the "food" my god. I had never looked it that way before. But I also have NEVER admitted that my problem is an addiction either. Well, it truly is an addiction, and it truly is one that I now admit I need help quitting....

"But the easy street is a dead-end street..Those who live there make their bellies their gods; belches are their praise; all they can think of is their appetites. But there's far more to life for us. We're citizens of high heaven! We're waiting the arrival of the Savior , the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthly bodies into glorious bodies like his own."
Phil.3:19 - 21

and now I realize one more thing ....

"For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength..."
Phil. 4:13

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Great scriptures to bring food addictions into focus!!

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Excellent thought and message in your discussion about casting away your food addiction. I can identify with that same situation. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I appreciate it and I feel that it will be helpful to me. emoticon

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Casting all your cares upon him; for he careth for you.

I Cor. 10:31
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Jesus taught when he said in Mark 11:23 -"Varily I say unto you that who so ever would say to this mountain,Be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart,but shall believe these things which he says shall come to pass, he shall have those things which he said."
If your food or weight is your mountain - speak to it and let it know it is removed. Cast it away from you and claim the Glory of God. This is a law of faith. Speak to the mountain about the problem - Not to God about the mountain. He has healed it at the cross.
when you speak to the mountain speak positive things like:
mountain of food - say food you will no longer control me and my appitite. God has healed me of over eating. And this day be thou removed to the sea or abis. I will not give in to you any longer because " Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world".
then give God the Glory.
Thank you Lord for giving me the strength to over come my food addiction. I give it all to you that you would recieve the Praise and Glory.

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Praise God for leading me to this Team. Reading the posts has really lifted me up. Thank you all for your posts.

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I agree with you BJC2020B. My temple is not in very good shape either. Just a little bit ashamed for the way I have allowed this to happen. Pray for me and I will pray for you. But I think it will even take more then prayer. I believe its going to take a little work on my part also if this is going to happen. Faith without works is dead. I know this is not what this verse means but it has spoke to me. I need to have the faith but I also need to do my part by working at this by what I eat and how I exercise.

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His precious gift of His own body and blood, I love communion. Since we are made in His image, how do you think He likes the image we are in? Whenever I ponder on that thought, it really motivates me, to be a healthier person. I need to get my temple in order!! Praise God, He will never leave me however I look, and He knows my heart really wants to do this. Praise His name!!!

With Christ, ALL things are possible!!!


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I never thought about how my food choices might impact someone else. It's like a Christian's testimony of living in Christ, walking with him and how it effects how you react in any situation - and all this being watched by someone behind the scene that is not a Christian. I can see the huge and positive impact this can have. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

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I Peter 5:7

Casting all your cares upon him; for he careth for you.

I Cor. 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do ALL to the glory of God.


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Prov 30:8&9
Remove falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches --
Feed me with the food allotted to me;
Lest I be full and deny You, and say Who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor and steal, and profane the name of my God.

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John 6:35-And Jesus said to them," I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and believes in Me shall never thirst.

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But you shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness from your midst.
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'Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.'
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John 4:13,14

13Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

I thank God for each and everyone one of you. I have been on this team for a couple of hours, but reading through the post has blessed me already.

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We're all teaching. We're all learning. emoticon

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It's all in my mind;and "...minds are like parachutes,they only work when they are open!" Zen quote ingrained in me by my Father as a teenager that has served me often & well. Thanks Dad! ;)


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i have been reading through your posts and i am so happy i found this team. i am not good at quoting scriptures but i learn from people who quote them.
happy to meet you all and God bless

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Food choices that take into consideration the impact our food choices has on others - what an awesome concept!

"Not because I desire a gift (good health,weightloss, ect), but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

(The good things that happen in your life when my choices become your choices).

Perhaps.
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It's all in my mind;and "...minds are like parachutes,they only work when they are open!" Zen quote ingrained in me by my Father as a teenager that has served me often & well. Thanks Dad! ;)


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When we get to heaven we can eat what we want and not have to worry about colestrol and weight but until then our bodys are Gods temple lets do the best we can to keep the junk out of it! emoticon

The Lord is my strength and i know i can do better with the Lords help. The Lord laid it on my heart to start a team called GOD ANSWERS PRAYER AND I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ANYBODY THAT WANTS HELP TO LOSE THEIR WEIGHT TO JOIN . I KNOW I CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT THE LORDS HELP !


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Sometimes I feel as if I am in a war with my body over food.

1 Cor 9:25Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. 27No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

Edited by: _FALINE_ at: 3/8/2010 (15:50)
I can do anything I want to if Christ has not said no, but some of these things aren't good for me. Even if I am allowed to do them, I'll refuse to if I think they might get such a grip on me that I can't easily stop when I want to. For instance, take the matter of eating. God has given us an appetite for food and stomachs to digest it. But that doesn't mean we should eat more than we need. Don't think of eating as important, because some day God will do away with both stomachs and food.
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I like that first translation. I have never really understood it quite like that before. that doesn't mean we should eat more than we need... well said. and don't think of eating as important. So true.

I can do anything I want to if Christ has not said no, but some of these things aren't good for me. Even if I am allowed to do them, I'll refuse to if I think they might get such a grip on me that I can't easily stop when I want to. For instance, take the matter of eating. God has given us an appetite for food and stomachs to digest it. But that doesn't mean we should eat more than we need. Don't think of eating as important, because some day God will do away with both stomachs and food.
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God says, through Paul.... "And so, dear brothers and sister, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice - the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:1-2 (NLT)
I love the part... 'let God transform you'... Wow! Now that's powerful! All I have to do is...LET God...transform me! Thank you Jesus! You are The Way, The Truth and The Life! Whewh! I think I got it....

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emoticon SPARK-L-AURA.

That is one of my favorite verses! emoticon


Daniel 1:8 (KJV)
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank..."

It's all in my mind;and "...minds are like parachutes,they only work when they are open!" Zen quote ingrained in me by my Father as a teenager that has served me often & well. Thanks Dad! ;)


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Deuteronomy 8:3
He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.


It's not just a matter of whether you think you can or you think you can't, it's what you choose to believe. I choose to believe I can!


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Deuteronomy 8:3
He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.


It's not just a matter of whether you think you can or you think you can't, it's what you choose to believe. I choose to believe I can!


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8. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed.

9. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

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I JUST WANT TO TAKE TIME TO THANK EACH N EVERYONE WHO POSTED SCRIPTURES. GOD WORKS N MISTERIOUS WAYS N I REALLY NEEDED TO HEAR THS SCRIPTURES TODAY emoticon

STRONGER W/ EACH TEAR

Proverbs 16:9
~*In their hearts human beings plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps~


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10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the Lord thy God.
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It's all in my mind;and "...minds are like parachutes,they only work when they are open!" Zen quote ingrained in me by my Father as a teenager that has served me often & well. Thanks Dad! ;)


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And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first born; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. Genesis 27:19

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emoticon Hey ya'll,


I'd like to invite you to take a look at the sparkteam I started and see if you would like to participate and join. Go to my sparkpage and click on "Questions about the Bible answered."

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Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. Isaiah 7:14-15

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And it came to pass, taht on teh morrow Moses went into teh tbernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds. - Numbers 17:8.
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I can do anything I want to if Christ has not said no, but some of these things aren't good for me. Even if I am allowed to do them, I'll refuse to if I think they might get such a grip on me that I can't easily stop when I want to. For instance, take the matter of eating. God has given us an appetite for food and stomachs to digest it. But that doesn't mean we should eat more than we need. Don't think of eating as important, because some day God will do away with both stomachs and food.
1 Corinthians 6:12-13

I keep this on my refrigerator, so I'm not sure what version this is. I think it's the Living Bible (paraphrase).

Okay - here's the New Living Translation. I like this even better:

12. You say, "I am allowed to do anything" - but not everything is good for you. And even though "I am allowed to do anything," I must not become a slave to anything.
13. You say, "Food was made for the stomach, and the stomach for food." (This is true, though someday God will do away with both of them.)

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John 6:33
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

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Jeannie, your mom was very wise!! I'm going to begin today, October 18th, with the 18th Proverb.
My husband is retired, but I'm sure a 10 second kiss would blow him away too! He'd probably wonder what happened to me! lol
Comon ladies, let's all do this. love, Darlene

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You shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness from your midst. EXODUS 23:25 Amplified Bible.

'Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.'
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Thanks for sharing. Just had to re-read Matthew 21:22. I was touched by it. Enjoy the Bible class tonight. Perhaps you'll share a little of what you learned with us when you get a chance.

God bless you.


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