Blueprints

Every house built today has a set of plans – someone has spent a long time designing with practicality (we hope) in mind. Every service to our homes must also be routed wisely, and the builder of the house must be able to read and understand those plans in order to end up with a house which is both structurally sound and pleasing (we hope!) to the eye.

Functionality is built into every recipe we use. We know who can be trusted to produce reliable recipes, and we follow those recipes carefully, more or less, to ensure good results which are delicious and healthy (we hope!).

But of course, just as there are different people there are different tastes. Different architects design different styles of homes, and different cooks produce different recipes. Having said that, some basic principles apply: there are structural laws that must be applied to buildings to make them safe, whatever their intended appearance on the outside, and there are also structural principles in things like bread and cake baking which must also be applied for consistent results. If you vary the proportions, they simply won’t work, and although that sponge cake may taste OK, if the consistency is more like a hockey puck, good luck trying to persuade anyone to make it a second time.

And so when I look at the area of health I wonder why there is really no one way. Just one way which works for all humans – there really isn’t! Whilst, of course, I am biased towards and keep God’s dietary laws – they are really quite easy and were one of the earliest changes I made in my walk with God, when it comes to health beyond that I am in flux.

You see, in my body, damage has been done – and I don’t know how far back this goes. I don’t know how long ago my gut trouble started. I do know when it got worse, and I do know that antibiotics were the culprit (and what dealt with the sepsis I was experiencing). It’s awful to think that there is no one right way to deal with the issue – there are, however, many people who will tell you what worked for them (and many who denounce these people as being wrong (because it didn’t work for them)).

You see I like to have a plan. I can bake without a recipe, and often do, but in order to do something I’ve never done before, I need a recipe to know how to do it, and practice to become proficient. Just as many builders could, in theory, build an extension for you without a plan, because they’ve done it so often, they had to learn how, and follow plans many times (and of course, they require plans where planning consent is required anyway).

But with my gut journey I feel as though I just keep finding myself at the end of a cul-de-sac and having to turn around and go back. The only things I have discovered along the way is that eating basically is best – natural food with as few additives as possible. But what annoys my gut this week might not next, and more annoyingly, what doesn’t annoy my gut today may well annoy it tomorrow.

So I’m saying all this to say this: we have a blueprint for our society which God wrote Himself for our benefit. With it I know what is right and wrong, and I know what I can and cannot do. I know my rights and responsibilities, if you like. I love God’s Law! Without that blueprint, we have a society where everyone does what is right in their own eyes – and the church teaches obedience, but what to?

A teaching from yesterday, which I’ll put at the end of this post, brought up some good points, and one relates to Romans 1: [emphasis added]

22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

That last verse makes clear that they knew the law and the judgement of God according to it, yet not only did they practice these wicked things, but approved of them who also did so! Today the church teaches that the Law of Moses is done away with, and so, without God’s blueprint all these things become permissible – what is there to stop witchcraft if the Law is gone? The church now embraces sins which God abhors because they want to build a house which is not structurally sound? They don’t even know what they are doing. God does, and did when He caused Israel to suffer as they sinned – bringing them back to Him in repentance and bringing order (His Law) back to their society. Without that blueprint all kinds of wickedness prevailed! Things which are now infiltrating the church are part of that.

So you see why I wish there was one blueprint for my health recovery – one single route which I could follow! But that is not part of God’s Law, and so I have to try to work it out prayerfully with Him, working out what I must deny myself for my health’s sake, and what I can have and when. How much easier it is to follow a proven plan – why on earth does the church continue to reject God’s?

God Bless you

Lis

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A rant about church complicity in the law of man (and rejecting the law of God!)

I’m not going to comment directly on this story, just provide you a link – go and read it. READ IT and WEEP!

The midwife hounded out of her job after 30 years (and 5,000 babies) because she refused to supervise abortions

Evil is enshrined in law – man’s law! Yet you in the church reject the law of God! You stand by whilst those with a conscience are drummed out of their professions – you stand by and WRING YOUR HANDS but you DO NOTHING! Because you stand for nothing. You have no basis to argue, you refuse to get involved, you don’t write to your MP, you don’t seek to change anything, and you still fail to keep the very law that Jesus kept perfectly. Shame on you!

When was the last time you wrote to your MP, or anyone else to try to effect change?! When was the last time you made a fuss and stood up against the tide of filth engulfing our society?

A friend (non-believer) told me that he keeps his mouth shut as his daughter, aged 16, talks about transgender as a “choice”. Why? Because he has no basis to argue from, presumably. He doesn’t have a belief himself, he doesn’t have a scripture to stand on and to argue from. He’s letting his child get carried away with a deception, and feels he can do nothing.

You are not in that position – you have a basis to argue from and you CAN take a stand. But will you? Can you be bothered to study the law of God? Will you stand on what is RIGHT? Or will you hang around with the vile appeasers in your church who say “there is no condemnation in Christ” but never finish the verse in case it offends:

There is, then, now no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit; [Romans 8:1 YLT]

If you have a modern bible, you won’t even see the complete verse because it’s been edited out.

You are walking according to your flesh. You are walking in “compassion” but it’s NOT it’s COWARDICE! It’s LICENSE! Do as thou wilt? NO! Do the WILL of GOD!

‘Not every one who is saying to me Lord, lord, shall come into the reign of the heavens; but he who is doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, lord, have we not in thy name prophesied? and in thy name cast out demons? and in thy name done many mighty things? and then I will acknowledge to them, that — I never knew you, depart from me ye who are working lawlessness. [Matt 7:21-23 YLT, emphasis added]

What would Jesus do? Well, what DID Jesus do? He did the will of His Father! He kept, perfectly, the law, and died for our sins.

But you won’t study the law, you won’t even try!

Therefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them: because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered. [Jeremiah 35:17 KJV]

You can expect ALL the condemnation of the law, all the curses of the law – on your doorstep, in your family, in your country – everywhere where the will of God is ignored.

David said in Psalm 119: 136:

Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law. [KJV]

Do you weep because God’s law is not kept? Why not?

And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city. And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?

Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not. And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head. [Ezekiel 9:3-10 KJV]

So I say again SHAME ON YOU who reject the law of Moses, who won’t even TRY to study it, let alone apply it. Your weak complicity in the evils of this world is bearing fruit – fruit which only the wrath of God will assuage.

You can expect to reap as you sow, brethren.

I will end with a quote from the article linked above. This comment comes from Lord Alton who supports the bill:

We should all emulate her bravery and that of Mary Doogan and Connie Wood, and loudly demand that the Conscientious Objection Bill gets the safe passage through Parliament that it fully deserves.

But if only we had kept to the law of Moses we wouldn’t need yet another law, yet another safe harbour for believers or those who are against abortion for non-religious reasons. We would have “Thou shallt not kill” and it would do the job.

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! [Matt 23:37 KJV]

Why would you not? Why would you resist the very law of God? Why?!

And that is the end of my rant.

God Bless you

Lis

Fastidiousness – can it prevent uncleanness from pets?

The more I look at this subject, the more I am convinced that there is an issue we need to look at as believers. I’m not sure it’s (thankfully) quite as bad as I had initially thought – careful examination of the scriptures leaves things pretty plain.

In Leviticus 11:27-28 we are told:

“Of all the animals that walk on all fours, those that walk on their paws are unclean for you; whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean till evening. Anyone who picks up their carcasses must wash their clothes, and they will be unclean till evening. These animals are unclean for you.”

The word for carcass is defined as an animal which has died. This must surely mean that touching a living one isn’t a problem. Obviously, as I’ve covered before, their hair falling in the frying pan cannot be good, however, nor into the precious unleavened bread!

Yet I will say that in my time I have known people who have pets who never have pet hair on their clothes, nor have I got up from their settee to find my bottom covered in pet hair. Having been brought up in a house with four cats, a cat on each bed was not unheard of, and one laying on the kitchen table or draped over the kitchen radiator was a common sight. I know myself that my house is still pretty hairy because of pets who are no longer here. When I hoover, there is still more to be found – under furniture etc. I am not very fastidious, clearly. Perhaps this is the issue!

We each must receive God’s will as we are readied for it. I am not your teacher – please go and read scripture – perhaps you will leave me a comment to correct me on this (bible based only please!).

But I keep being shown things like this video. This man with his thieving cat is putting his health at risk by consuming pet saliva! If the cat has eaten some of your food, you shouldn’t be eating the bit they spat on! Come on!

I love cats and dogs – I have not loved them less for having none. My concern is the position they have taken in our homes and hearts in this last 50-60 years. They have gone from being beneficial allies, protecting our homes from rodents and other threats, to being pampered pets who we have elevated to a degree which is unhealthy. I’ll give you an example – the other day I saw someone make a comment on social media saying that “Animals have more compassion than humans.” This is an obvious untruth, but it is part of the agenda of the devil to continually elevate nature above man, and to place us in a position of being wrong.

If we have animals as allies, and do not elevate them, and do not pamper them or end up eating their fur (or worse, as above), then I think this is absolutely fine. Keeping these things in their correct place, and reading scripture (and not reading INTO scripture) is important for us to do. We rely on God and His law, His mercy and His grace – we rely on Him to guide us. But if we refer to our pets as our “babies”, then we are no longer treating them as our natural allies, but as something which only a human should be.

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This couple, tired of being asked when they would have a baby, did a photoshoot with their dog instead.

Referring to that photo, only a baby should be treated as a baby!

But that is not an issue of clean or unclean, but an issue related to maturity and taking the gifts God has for us. Birth control and a dog is the reason Europe is being invaded.

So to answer the initial question, I think fastidiousness can prevent pets making us unclean. It’s a subject I will continue to study, although perhaps it would be better if I did the housework!

God Bless you

Lis

Pets: have we made our homes and our hearts unclean?

What?! Are you serious?

Hear me out.

Not long ago I saw a tweet posted by someone who had just lost their dear dog, and I will confess I wept for him. The owner had written “Goodbye […] the sweetest boy there ever was, gone far too soon. I’ll miss you terribly.” I had just lost dear Edgar, and yet here I was looking at another person’s grief and knowing that feeling. Losing a pet is real pain, an emotional wrench.

But later, those words “gone far too soon” echoed as I saw this image. Sorry.

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During the first trimester of pregnancy, the preborn child is developing at a rapid pace.

What have we done, as a society when we have more empathy for animals in distress than humans? When the pet industry is a multi-million pound industry selling coats, leashes, collars and fancy food bowls for your dog (or cat), yet America alone is aborting over a thousand children a day!

What on earth have we done, when we are heartbroken over an animal and say he was “gone too soon”, but would never say that about an aborted “foetus”?

This post is hard to write, but what I am saying here needs to be said. We have got our priorities ALL wrong! Good grief, every dog that ends up in a shelter gets more sympathy than a child put up for adoption.

More people are choosing dogs over having kids (you’d be amazed how many times images like this one appear on the net).

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So I repeat – what have we done?

We have made our homes unclean with these animals, and we seem to have made our hearts unclean with them too. As I wrote before – their hair gets in everything and we even might end up eating it! The number of times I see people letting their dogs kiss them, and slobber all over their lips – yikes I used to have a dog who used to try to lick my lipstick off, which all those years ago I thought was cute!

We have got to grow up – we have got to get serious about obedience, and we have got to stop idolising pets (which I am not saying we all do, but we’ve all seen and witnessed, I’m sure).

We have got to earnestly seek the LORD in these matters and start putting our money where our mouth is, and stand with God instead of the world. We need to walk the walk of righteousness, and not just pay lip-service to it.

Satan is destroying us – for lack of KNOWLEDGE! Yet the Law of Moses is clear. We need to be ready to stand for the unborn, and for fellow humans – and if our hearts have more love for dogs and cats than people, then we had better repent!

I appreciate that I may sound like one of those “evangelical” ex-smokers who tells you that your cigarettes are a “filthy habit” – but the fact is, he’s right, and he’s seen the light. Don’t be angry at the messenger, even if the message is annoying you!

To read more about the first trimester abortion images and see the rest of them, please click this link. There’s also an interesting discussion in the comments there.

 

God Bless you

Lis

And lastly for today – the Queen’s coronation

This little snippet came my way at the end of an article about the supposed affairs of Prince Philip. I have no interest in his private life, and I’m glad to say there is so little evidence for this that it was another confection from the media – a piece really designed to undermine the institution of marriage rather than being anything based on truth. But right at the end, almost as an afterthought, a tiny nugget was revealed, and I want to share it with you in case you had not heard this before.

‘The Coronation was a deeply moving spiritual experience for her,’ said the Queen’s cousin Margaret Rhodes, ‘especially the part which wasn’t filmed — when she stood bareheaded, wearing only a white linen shift as the Archbishop of Canterbury marked the sign of the cross on her with the words: “As Solomon was anointed by Zadok the priest, so be thou anointed, blessed and consecrated as Queen over the people thy God hath given thee to govern.”’ (source)

The Queen is meant to be the defender of the faith – it is she who is the head of the Church of England. Yet she has not upheld the Law of Moses. Unlike Solomon, who we all know, fell away into sin due to his many foreign wives, our Queen has represented solidity and morality in her own life, whilst keeping almost complete silence on moral issues for her entire reign.

Her people have fallen away into sin. The Law of Moses has been flouted again and again by her government. She has reigned over a parliament which legalised abortion and homosexuality 50 years ago. She said and did nothing publically.

God gave her a people to rule over, and we have not kept God’s Law (and in fact her church has continually taught that it is done away with). The church is no longer an arbiter of morals. The church has fallen away.

Perhaps we should take some time to pray in a concerted effort to bring Queen Elizabeth back into line with her correct duties to God – for her own sake and for the people’s! Will you pray with me?

Heavenly Father, we are aware of great sin in our own lives and in the lives of our people – we have not kept Your Law, and we have sinned against You. You set Queen Elizabeth over us, and like the church, she has kept silent on matters of morals and the Law of Moses. I pray LORD You will bring her back to Your Law, that she might lead the country spiritually into righteousness, that we might find favour in Your sight. We pray LORD that You will stay Your anger from this country, and from its people and cause Your Law to be read in all our churches, that we might know You, and repent and come back into obedience to You. LORD please turn the hearts of the people back to You and bring both peace and repentance to this nation. This I pray in the blessed name of your Son Yeshua! AMEN!

I pray you have a wonderful Shabbat – May God Bless you!

Lis

The religion of kindness – painting yourself into a corner

God says to us that our righteousness is as filthy rags. Do you understand what that means? Someone once described it as being like a menstrous rag. From cleaning my own menstrous rags (!), I can tell you that that is pretty yucky, isn’t it! When we lean on our own understanding, deciding what it is to be righteous, we are capable of the most appalling crimes in the eyes of God, and all because we are so kind.

I have a friend who tells me that, as she is not a believer, that her religion is kindness. I love her – her whole family – and I feel great empathy for her position. Once upon a time, before God revealed himself to me, I would have said that was a pretty good position to take. A religion of kindness – what kind of world could we have based on that?

I’ve written before that ‘tolerance leads to suffering‘ – well kindness will get you backed into that corner even faster. Compassion for sin? Tolerance, legalising, promoting and teaching of sin? We have all those going on today. Homosexuality was legalised 50 years ago this year in the UK, as was abortion. They were made legal, and that was the first step, and if you didn’t like it, take a step back. Then it became a crime to hate homosexuals. Take another step back. Then we have to be careful not to offend homosexuals. Take another step back.

The young girl who had sex before marriage and ended up with an unplanned pregnancy – what could be kinder than to let her get rid of it so she can go on and pretend like it didn’t happen? Murdering a child becomes an act of kindness to the child carrying it. It is evil in the sight of God!

Kindness – our version of kindness – is a blank slate for satan to write on, our delicate, sensitive, compassionate ears are shell-like for satan to whisper in. And so it goes on. Now children can choose their gender. This has sprung up, not out of nowhere, but out of the seedbeds of mens (and women’s) hearts. In fact women’s hearts, as satan knows of old, are the better seedbed for deception. Women are naturally inclined to a level of sensitivity for others that renders us poor leaders, and often poor decision makers. Our natural sensitivity can cause us to be deceived by satan and his “reasoning”, whereas, I would hope, a man would either not hear, or not heed, that voice of ‘reason’. We women are too kind. Too compassionate.

Everything satan says is reasonable, or starts out that way. Everything he teaches, whispers and gives images to in the mind begins as kindness, and slowly becomes Gehenna itself. Gehenna is full to the brim now with perverts who are perpetually aflame with lust, with needs which can never be met. Whether their lusts are sexual or other – they are constantly in need of a greater, bigger and deeper portion. Kindness, to them, would be freedom from their sin, but that isn’t legal anymore. It’s not legal to help a homosexual be set free from his demons through prayer and fasting.

In being kind to homosexuals we have constrained the man of God from doing the works of God. Freeing the captives? No, kindness says the man of God must take a big step back – backed into the corner he can only preach a diluted creed. Because the bible is unkind? The God we love and who loves us, is ‘cruel’? Or worse, He didn’t mean what He said, and we should re-interpret His words in light of our own understanding, or some historical nugget, so that perversion can be allowed in, embraced, and placed in a position of teaching and pastoring the flock?

Homosexuals in the churches. Transgenders flaunting their demons (because mark me that is demonic – these poor souls don’t know freedom from their affliction even when given the body they believe they should have – because God does not make mistakes). They were never in the wrong body to begin with.

Kindness can be anything from giving candy to a child as a treat (leading later to obesity), or it can be letting your child stay up and party the night before exams (which they then fail). Kindness can look like whatever you want it to. It can look like ‘self love’ or even, much worse ‘self-respect’.

It is separation from God.

Is God cruel? No – God is righteous. We can only be righteous when we follow in His ways and do what He wants us to. Our righteousness – our kindness – is as menstrous rags before Him. And that’s yucky.

God Bless you

Lis

Wake up, Church!

I have written before about the sheep – it is good to be a sheep. However you do need to know Yeshua’s voice, and distinguish what He teaches from the churchianity we have going on today. Never has that been more pertinent to me than when a dear friend requested I look into the Immanuel Prayer process.

I decided to start by watching the video she sent and then looked at some of the practical sessions that people had recorded and put online. This process (and I’m going to provide no links, I do not want to encourage you to go look at it, and if you want to Google is your friend) is guided meditation.

When two people say they see Jesus in different places, wearing different clothes – one says a white robe with a blue sash, and the other says he’s wearing jeans and a tan shirt, I have to say that something is wrong, and that this is an open door to the works of the devil. Why do I say that?

Ok *steps onto the soapbox* because they are not teaching the Law! They are using Eastern mysticism and meditation techniques to validate themselves through experiences, not scripture. Yeshua embodies everything we need to know about the law, how to live, how to love, how to eat, how to treat others, how to pray, how to heal. It’s all in the book!

In fact this came yesterday, at a time when I was seeking – seeking for answers from God for my own situation, church-wise. I just prayed and asked to be shown what God really wanted me to do. The answer came yesterday evening, when this teaching appeared in from of me (it’s OK, it was on the PC, I was surfing the net!).

You need to watch this, and you need to share it. You need to come to a point of acceptance that if your church is disregarding the Law, then it cannot help you to stop sinning, because you don’t even know what sin is.

For other articles on the law, click the following links:

Are we under the Law, or under Grace?

If your church isn’t teaching the Law of Moses, you don’t know what sin is!

Joel Osteen is NOT a hypocrite!

Does your church have regard for the law? If not, it is time to ‘come out of her, my people.’

God Bless you

Lis