THE NEED FOR SPIRITUAL FOOD:- Evermore, give us this bread!

 

ST. John 6:33-34, (For the bread of God is he which cometh down from Heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore, give us this bread!).

SPIRITUAL FOOD IS THE WORD OF GOD:-

Man shall not live by bread alone.

The equilibrium of our human existence lies in the two-fold aspect of balance in both our natural and spiritual lives. That’s why the Bible says in:-

Deuteronomy 8:3, (And he humbled thee, suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with Man’-na, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.)

Just as much as the natural part of us need the natural food for the building up, strengthening and proper functioning of our bodies, the spiritual part of us need food too. However, the spirit man can not eat natural food, he/she needs spiritual food which is the word of God.


Jesus said he is the bread of life which came down from Heaven, as the word of God that became flesh. God is a Spirit being and our relationship with him is first spiritual, since we came out of him from creation. If a man who is first a spiritual being by the creativity of God, eats of the word from the mouth of the source of his creation(God) which is spirit, truth and life, he shall not die.

This is a fact based on the reality that our relationship with God is first spiritual and then manifests in the natural.

THE BREAD OF HIS BODY:-

Jesus gave his own body.

The bread that Jesus gave was his body when it was broken in death being crucified on the cross. By this way, the people of the world who accepts his gift of salvation may live forever, being pardoned from a life of sin. Jesus was both a sacrificial lamb to the slaughter and the conquering lion from the tribe of Judah. As the lamb of God he satisfied the judgment of God’s justice on sin.


The sins of the world being laid upon him, in his death God’s justice was met, because the wages of sin is death. However, at his resurrection, Jesus triumphed over sin, death and the grave as the conquering lion from the tribe of Judah. God, having raised him up from the dead that all who comes to him by faith and willingly allows him to transform their lives.


They will have the privilege of being translated from being dead in trespasses and sin (a type of death which means spiritual disconnection from God) unto everlasting life. This everlasting life includes the abundance of the one we are currently living on Earth and the promise of eternal life to come.


To a child of God, death has lost its sting and has only become a means of transition from time into eternity to begin his/her eternal existence in the presence of God.

WORSHIP IS A PART OF OUR PURPOSE OF CREATION:-

God designed us to worship him.

When God made man, he placed within him a spirit of worship. Man was designed with an unction to worship in satisfactory fulfillment only the living God, being made in his own image and likeness. We were divinely designed that way because everything God created in love and adoration of his handy work, reciprocates that love and adoration back to him through their existence.


The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows his handy works.

Especially humanity, being credited as God’s prize creation. In a sense you could say that God wired us to be complete only in him, and when people reject God and does not worship him. They struggle to reach the full completion of their existence as they try in vain to fill an empty void with other things, that only a relationship with God can fill.


That is why so many people try drugs, alcohol or other temporary fixes that produces happiness for the moment, but never a lasting joy. This is in efforts to fill that empty void within them, and they sometimes search for love in the wrong places. Yes!, there are lots of relationships and marriages that work and are blessed by the grace of God.

I can not deny that, but notice I said that they work by the grace of God, because God blesses marriages as they remind him of the union between himself and his church.


People all over the world and through the eons of time until now have been worshiping in different kinds of religions and various types of gods and are by their free will of choice, entitled to do so. However, I believe that most of them are in an effort to find their sense of purpose and to fill that hole within their inner-man, that was meant for only the true and living God who created us and put that desire there in the first place to fill.

Man was never designed to worship anything that he created with his own hands, or anyone that is less than his own creator. The whole duty of man is to worship God, and manage God’s resources in the Earth with dominion, power and authority.

ONLY JESUS CAN COMPLETE US:-

Only the bread of life can satisfy us.

Evermore! give us this bread!


Some people become workaholics, some become addicted to food and suffer obesity. Others choose alcohol, drugs or cigarettes as their favorite high. For some it is sex or music over indulgence, they become consumed with materialism, vanity, fortune and fame driven.


Most of which is done in an attempt to find a sense of worth and belonging, that as a person you matter in this world. It is hurtful to see people losing their sense of purpose because they lost their identity. If you lose your identity you will malfunction and fail to maximize your true potential in God, which is to walk in victory, power and success.


Having dominion and authority over the works of God’s hands as his prize creation. According to his divine power he has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, having called us unto glory and virtue through Christ Jesus. That’s why only Jesus can complete us and give us our sense of worth and purpose.


Only the bread of life can satisfy us, because human beings were created to be filled with God’s Spirit. When God is not at the center of their lives and ordering their steps in his word while they follow, they will desperately seek to fill that space with something or someone else.

God designed us in love to only be complete in him for our spiritual satisfaction and by his grace and mercy through trust and faith, he helps us find a compatible physical partner for our natural satisfaction. After all, when God made man. He himself said it was not good for the man to be alone.


Of course the man was not alone spiritually because he had an intense relationship with God, but physically God was not going to warm him up at nights. Giving him physical inter-relations (you know what I mean?) as was necessary for his human existence, he required a mate. So here comes Eve.

WE WILL FIND JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY:-

In the cradle of his love.

God designed us in love to live, move, breathe and have our being in him, (Acts 17:28;(“For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, “For we are also his offspring”).

After we have eaten of the bread of his word and are full, by application of it. Sin which is more than a single offense, an ongoing pattern and lifestyle, shall no longer have dominion over us.

Before Jesus saved us by making salvation possible with his crucifixion, and before we accept him into our hearts we were slaves to our sins with no way to break the chains. When we accept him, he broke every chain and fetters but sometimes we may still stumble and fall occasionally.


We sometimes even bruise our spiritual knees from the fall, but we can rise again because for the Christian, where sin once sat and reign on the throne of their lives unchallenged. Jesus now sits as Lord and King, bringing joy unspeakable and full of glory that the world couldn’t give and the world can’t take away.

Psalm 37:23-24, (“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.”)


Romans 6:12 says, (“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.”)

This does not mean that genuine Christians will not make mistakes. The Apostle John wrote in the second chapter of his first letter to the early church saying, “My little children, these things write I unto you that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate (Lawyer) with the father, Jesus Christ the righteous.


What an awesome God!

For his fallen creation he made Jesus our mediator to re-establish the connection with him. Then as his children through regeneration he made Jesus our advocate, that we can stand before him as the supreme judge, not in our own righteousness but in the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus.

OUR ADVOCATE:- Jesus Christ the righteous.

This means that our first priority is to abstain from sin, but if we fall, Jesus the bread of life and our advocate will step in as we repent and his blood plead our case before God in our favor. He supports us to get back up and start again because he has already paid the price for our sins.


That is why he is the bread of eternal life and we need his word as our spiritual food. Jesus came to give us life and freedom from the bondage of eternal death in separation from God. He said the thief (the devil) came to steal, kill and to destroy, but he came to give us life and for us to have it more abundantly.

Watch my exhortation video from my YouTube channel, ‘Word Food Time’ below:-

He sets us free from the filthy, unrighteous death rags that imprisoned us, and he covers us with the pure sinless robe of his own righteousness. Under the wings of his spotless blood we can trust and be justified. That is why evermore, we need this bread and will not settle for crumbs anymore. We want the whole loaf.

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I appreciate your visit and hope you were empowered, edified, enlightened, equipped and enabled to do that which God has chosen you to do. Feel free at your own convenience to view my other posts under the category, ‘Spiritual Teachings and Exhortations’

Thanks again, be blessed and highly favored of the Lord!

You are welcome to post your input, comments or questions below and I will be sure to give you my prompt response.

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HEALTHY EATING AND LIVING :- For a stronger, more durable you.

SALADS ARE THE NATURAL WAY TO GO :-

Being at an age of seniority.

Getting older in life we have to exercise more caution in our dietary capacity. At that stage of our existence what we put into our bodies and how we treat our bodies has much to say about how longer and stronger we live. One of the healthiest food preferences we should have at this point is salad.

In addition to greens, other healthy choices may include fresh vegetables, fruits and kidney beans. We also should eat fewer meats, hard-boiled eggs, avocados and cheese, as we get older because these tend to stay in our system longer. They are contributors to the slowing down of our metabolism, thus making unwanted fat.

YOU WOULD GIVE YOUR LIFE FOR YOUR FAMILY RIGHT? :-

But that’s not what they want.

They want you to be healthy so you can stay alive. In fact, you could be at risk of having a heart attack if you have high cholesterol. You have to improve your diet and you have to exercise. It will help you live a longer healthier life, and give you a newer perspective on life.

Be sure to include supplements in your daily diet, Dr. Al Sears of Primal Force has great supplements, even for enhancing your metabolic health. You can check it out (here)

Recovery Metabolic Rescue is a powerful, natural and safe dietary supplement that is now available for you, to help make a stronger and more durable you.

Some Benefits of Recovery Metabolic Rescue:-

  • Healthier blood sugar
  • Weight Loss
  • Youthful energetic feel
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Here are the ingredients, so you can see what you will be getting:-

 

Well, do you know anyone who wish their grandparents were still around to do the things they enjoyed doing together? Like going to the mall, having family cook outs, maybe going on a road trip and having fun together. I would love to have my grandparents still around.

My grandpa used to love sitting on the porch with his legs crossed and resting on the ledge. You could always tell when he is about to give you one of his stories of back in his younger days. Pretty much like this :-

DOES EATING HEALTHIER MAKE YOU LIVE LONGER? :-

I would say, yes it does!

Making a few changes in your dietary lifestyle can help you to live longer. It works along with exercise, even if it’s just walking around the block. Make sure you eat lots of fruits, vegetables and salads with your supplements as this will definitely add a few more years to your life.

Therefore, it is very much possible to eat certain foods that will boost your longevity. There are some foods that have the ability to boost your immune system as well and fight against diseases. For example:-

  1. Blue Berries that are rich in antioxidants.
  2. Fruits and veggies that are rich in vitamin C and E such as oranges, bananas, Kiwi, apples, Kale, Spinach and Carrots.
  3. Even the good old-fashioned chicken soup with some vegetable pieces and greens.

Hummm!..I could smell the aroma right now, don’t you smell it?

Your lifestyle and eating habits does affect how well your immune system can stand against attacks from germs, viruses and antibodies that causes chronic illnesses shortening your life span.

HOW DOES HEALTHY EATING HABITS AFFECT YOUR BODY? :- The results depends on the individual.

If you are changing your eating habits to lose weight, then that alone might not work because lack of exercise may still slow down your metabolism. For faster results, you are going to need exercise. Literally everything we eat affects our bodies in one way or another, but you have to be a person that is motivated to exercise.

Food is digested by the chemical compositions of our bodies and are converted into glucose. Glucose is a type of sugar that the body needs to supply our organ functions from a cellular level, with enough energy necessary to accommodate our physical activities.

See my recommendations for the Jillian Michaels health and fitness system from my other post here.

Even our brains need energy to function in peek alertness. Over the years growing up my Mother among other people, always say that eating fish supplies good cognitive skills and memory to the human brain. That is why I grow up loving fish, especially Lobster. Do you think That is true?

When I am eating fish sometimes I remember what my Mother used to say, so I usually go for the fish brain in the head. Whether it is fried or steamed (lol), even though I don’t think the actual fish brain does anything for my brain.

Anyway, the fact still remains that when our bodies run low on Glucose, we have attention depreciation and a hard time staying focused. I recently did my finals in Bible College and on that same evening I had fish for dinner, my results was 93%. Now, do you think it was the Holy Ghost alone who brought back what I studied to memory? Or was it also the fish dinner?

You can tell me what you think in the comments at the end of the post, or maybe some other time. However, the results that a person with good eating habits are looking for, varies with the individuals willingness to add exercise to their schedule. Simply because eating properly and not being active enough can still increase the pounds.

DOES EATING HEALTHY MAKE YOU STRONGER? :- YES!

There are some foods that not only make you live longer, but also make you stronger. I am going to talk about just three of them for now until my next post. Maybe I even revisit this post and put up additional ones.

 

  1. SALMON:-

Salmon is very rich in essential omega3 fatty acids and is a great source of protein as well. It is usually among the menu choices at weddings served with pasta and leafy greens. People who consume higher levels of omega3, even through supplements, display greater levels of muscle strength.

 

2. SPINACH:-

Spinach is rich in micronutrients and folate, it is a great source of iron. This leafy green will provide a perfect balance to compliment your Salmon or any type of fish for that matter.

 

3. Lentils:-

Lentils are among the bean family of plant type foods and although they seem meanial, they are packing powerful nutrients. They have important minerals that contribute at the cellular level, to the proper function of oxygen supply to the lungs. They are also great for your heart rate as well.

 

If we are to excel in the maximum capacity of our life’s purpose and destiny with the fulfillment that was meant to be, not only for ourselves but for our family. Then we not only have to change our diet but we have to practice better healthy living. This can be done by not only exercise but setting up a strategic structure that would address the things we need to stay away from that are not conducive to good healthy living.

 

Well, that’s about it for now my beautiful people. Until the next post then, remember to be blessed and stay healthy. Your family needs you around for as long as is humanly possible.

Please like and share my post via the social media apps and don’t forget to post your comments, questions or your own input to the subject of this post below :-

I will be sure to keep you engaged and respond in a timely manner.

Have a healthy and happy future!

Thanks!

David.

david@spiritualandnaturallifestyle.com

 

 

 

 

 

HAVE A HEALTHY SPIRITUAL LIFE :- Being led by the Spirit of God.

 

ARE YOU AT THE PLACE? :-

Being at the place you were designed for.

(Genesis 3:8-9)

And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, “Where art thou?.”

The word of God tells us that the Lord called unto Adam and said, “Where art thou? ” and usually when God asks a question, it is not that he doesn’t know the answer already. God has perfect foreknowledge, but it’s for the individual to consider their circumstances and question themselves as to the reason why they are not at the place in God, they were designed to be.

He asked Elijah, “What are you doing under this Juniper Tree?” It’s not that God didn’t know what he was doing there. He wanted Elijah to know that he was not at the place he was supposed to be. Why would he be running from Jezebel? Fearing for his life, when God called him to serve a purpose.

God called him to do a job and will not leave him alone until the purpose has been fulfilled and a successor has been left in his stead.

(Back to Adam) :- The question was asked of him by God, for him to realize the reason of his dislocation from his spiritual connection with God. Disobedience, guilt and fear caused him to hide, but God doesn’t want us to hide from him if we fail. It is no surprise to him when we fail, but he wants us to run to him, so he can restore us.

BEING LED BY THE SPIRIT :-

We get to see the Glory of God.

The man or woman of God being led by the Spirit must be in unity with the Spirit. Putting aside every weight and the sin that so easily beset us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. It is never easy to put our flesh under subjection to the leading of the Spirit. Yet it is quite necessary for the Glory of God to be revealed.

Jesus had to put his flesh and his will under subjection that the glory and the will of the father might take preeminence. This is an example of the kind of attitude we must have as believers, to be at the place we were designed to be. There is a place in God that he has desired and ordained for us to be, and when we are not there he is asking us, “Where are we?”

In (Exodus 33:18) Moses asked God to show him his glory. God’s response was, “There’ is a place by me, where I will hide you in a cleft of the rock and cover you ‘There‘ with my hands while my glory pass by. That you may not be consumed, for no man shall see my face and live.”

What was God saying here? he was simply saying that for his glory to be revealed, flesh has to be out of the way. A spiritual life being led by the Spirit of God is a healthy one, because it glorifies God and puts us at the place by him. Unfortunately not many of us are at the place, so God is still asking, “Where art thou?”

Where are the people that are supposed to be in church and a part of the body of Christ? Are you somewhere in the city clubbing when you should be churching? Are you hooked up on drugs, lost in a world of darkness, when you are supposed to be the light of the world and the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus?

ADAM! WHERE ART THOU? :-

Why don’t you have a healthy spiritual life?

Know your place in God, and if you are not at the place, get to the place by him, the place called ‘There‘. Press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. That you may know what is the hope of his calling, which is his will for your life.

Know what is your true purpose and destiny, walk in it and maximize it, because when you get ‘There’ it is a place of spiritual maturity. A place where you manifest a healthy spiritual life because God will be ‘There’ to show you his glory, as it is a place by him. He will release you to the world to be a witness for him, that they will know that you had been in the presence of God. They will see Christ in you.

Moses had to cover his face with a veil when he came down the mountain from the presence of God, not that he was hiding, but the after-glow from the glory of God was resonating on his face.

Those in the house-hold of faith :-

Then there those in the house of God, the house hold of faith who are not where they are supposed to be in terms of operation. Instead of operating in the office God chose them to operate in so they can be most effective, they find themselves out of order and all over the place.

Sometimes they are in somebody else’s office where unto they were not called and it becomes of none effect to the body of Christ. As men and women of God we have to walk in sync with the Spirit of God that we can know when he shifts, because just as the Glory cloud stays and moves progressively over the camp of Israel in the wilderness.

God stays and moves at his own will and we have to be at the place in God where we can see further and hear clearer, as watch men/women on the wall. This will give us the ability to know when he has shifted so we can shift with the glory and therefore we won’t be out of place.

ADAM! WHERE ART THOU?

See my edifying exhortation video below:-

Are you in Christ, where you are supposed to be? Even if you are, are you at the progressive level or position where God wants you to be? These are questions for us to ask ourselves. Disobedience and our failures in life due to the weakness of flesh, may cause short comings and make us want to hide. However, we do have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

He is such a high priest after the order of Melchizedek, who can be touched with the feelings of our infirmities. He can identify with the struggles of our bodies, soul and especially our spirit, because his relationship with us is first spiritual. He is willing and ready to help us get to the place called ‘There’, a healthy spiritual life that is being led by his Spirit.

IN OUR WEEKNESS, HIS STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT :-

God will be strong for me.

(2nd Corinth. 12:9) ” And he said unto me, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

In this road of life, nothing is easy. The believer and the unbeliever faces hardship alike. However, because of their special relationship with God, every believer has been impacted supernaturally with the ability to overcome their struggles. It is called the ‘Spirit of Might‘, the ability to perform.

The Bible said, “And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God and are the called according to his purpose.” It is God who is working in us to will and to do of his good pleasure in leading us by his Spirit. He is in so much control that we can say, whatever comes our way, we know to give him thanks.

Therefore, beloved, whether in good times or bad, happiness or sad, everyone of us came out of eternity into time with an assignment from God to fulfill. So it is up to us, to decide if we are going through life ignorant of God’s plan for us, or are we opening our hearts and ears to hear the sound of his call to the glory move.

His will and promises for us are written in his word. What God said we can have is already given to us, but how many of us are claiming our God given inheritance. Some of which are as follows:-

PEACE :-

He gives us peace in the midst of the storm. God said, ” My peace I give unto you, not like the world gives, but my peace surpasses all understanding.”

JOY :-

Joy unspeakable and full of glory.

LOVE :-

Unconditionally.

STRENGTH :-

Supernaturally, for when you are weak, God will be strong for you.

ABUNDANT LIFE :-

Life in abundance includes life which now is and more so, of that which is to come. For we are blessed with the hope of a better resurrection in Christ Jesus to receive a new body, glorified in the Heavens on which the second death has no power, no victory, no stamina and no sting.

ALL THESE AND MUCH MORE :-

He promises as he leads.

See more from my post here:- The Doctrine of the Holy Ghost

All the things listed above and much more God promises for us and are characteristics of a healthy spiritual life being led by his spirit. They have been given to us already through Christ Jesus. Claim it, live it and walk in it, be victorious and not afraid, because when you hit a bump on the road and stumble due to weakness.

God is asking, “Where are you? Get up! Dust yourself off and move on again, for his grace is sufficient for you and for me. When I am weak, God will be strong for me. I will look to the hills from whence cometh my help, for God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in Glory, even by Christ Jesus.

Please be encouraged, and when life throws you a curve ball, keep your attitude towards God positive and learn from it. There is always a lesson to be learned from our experiences.

Be blessed and highly favored of the Lord!

Leave your comments, questions or concerns even your input on this subject below :-

We can continue the conversation.

Cheers!

Be Blessed and Highly Favored!

David@spiritualandnaturallifestyle.com

LIVING A NATURAL HEALTHY LIFESTYLE:- We are care-takers of ourselves and nature.

DESIRES OF A HEALTHIER LIFE:-

See yourself flourish as a flower with the dew on it.

Most of us have had a fantasy image of ourselves looking awesome and attractive. How many of us however, are being motivated enough to act on producing that image?

We can become who we truly desire to be, if we research and implement the techniques and strategies necessary to acquire it. Certain standards of life can be achieved in the simplest ways, without necessarily being rich.

There are lots of people that are rich but are not living a natural healthy lifestyle, enough to completely enjoy their riches.

It is not enough to be able to afford the steak, you need to be healthy enough to digest it as well. Some wealthy people as a result of poor health, pass away and lost their ability to maximize the fullness of their inheritance or riches.

PRACTICE HEALTHY EATING HABITS AND EXERCISE:-

Governing yourself accordingly.

Most of us actually don’t drink enough water every day. Some of us, had it not been for the fact that we live in the tropical climatic regions where it can sometimes get extremely hot, we scarcely would drink any water at all.

We need to get enough sleep. With the hustle and bustle of busy city life and work day schedule, sleep deprivation is on the rise.

The average hours of sleep that we need to feel rejuvenated the next day is at least eight hours. Five or six is running it on boarder line.

Exercise helps to regulate the proper functions of your organs and physique. This is also very important for healthy heart rate and blood circulation.

Set a systematic time frame that will include some physical exercise.

Eat more fruits and vegetables, avoid food with too many carbohydrates and drinks that contain too much sugar. Other healthy eating habits includes a low-fat dietary meal. Along with exercise, this will keep you in tip-top shape.

For decades, doctors and researchers have been trying but were not able to explain why is it that victims of heart attack were still prevalent in those who don’t smoke, have low blood cholesterol and have no other recognizable risk factors.

New research now shows that a long-overlooked contributor to cardiovascular disease was hiding in the cracks.

The culprit was the significantly low levels of the Vitamin B fol-ate (Folic Acid) in the blood. Vitamin B then, must clearly be an important part of your daily diet.

The natural food sources of fol-ate are leafy greens and legumes. Fol-ate that also contains multivitamins found in some supplements is a worth-while asset to a healthy diet as well.

MAKE TIME TO STAY FIT:-

Don’t be too busy to exercise.

I know that with the hectic routines of a busy day to day schedule, a lot of us have no time for exercise. However, this is very important for us, if we are to shape and bring the reality of the fantasy figure of ourselves into existence.

Instead of saying, “I can’t find the time!” You have to make the time. It is not complicated, exercise in its simplest terms is just moving your body.

All you have to do is make a resolution and a commitment of time to your busy schedule and move your body more on a higher capacity.

You can do so by running around the block, walking/jogging in the park and going to the gym if you so desire.

You don’t even have to exercise for hours until you are sweating as if you were taking a bath in your clothes. Just moderately enough to contribute to lowering the risks of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and other ailments is quite fine.

When after a while you look in the mirror and see the way you look, having shed a few pounds, the motivation to take things to another level will come along.

In the game of fitness the motto is usually, “No pain! no gain!” some times you have to press through the obstacles of being busy and press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling.

The calling of eating better and staying fit. Don’t be caught in the net of the dilemma known as ‘Not enough time’.

There is absolutely no individual that are living a successfully healthy lifestyle where exercise in any way, shape or form is absent.

DESSERT ANYONE? :-

Caught between a rock and a hard place.

No dire warnings about excess calories or sightings of America’s Next Top Model along with your own desire for the ideal beach body, can compete with the allure of a perfectly attractive dessert.

There was a TV series recently showing called ‘Siren’ about a mermaid. When she sings, the song is so alluring, that it pulls you in and doesn’t get out of your head. As beautiful as it may sound, the impact of it is to lead you to your destruction because it is one of their attack mechanism.

Desserts if you are not careful can have the same impact on a person trying to stay healthy.

Why? you may ask.

Well, it is a fact that our physiological component as humans, possesses a desire for sweet tastes. That is why most meals are not complete without a little dessert at the end, especially in the American tradition.

Desserts in America are positioned on the battle ground of our desire for them and our conscience that we are trying to stay in shape. Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place.

So what’s the solution?

Fortunately for us, we don’t have to deny ourselves totally from our passion for rich puddings or some Turkey Hill ice cream with a slice of pumpkin pie, if we consume moderately.

This is one method we can use to manage the struggle of maintaining a healthy weight and at the same time, rewarding ourselves with the pleasures of our deeply rooted cravings.

The next method we can use is to make our own desserts. With some creativity in the kitchen there can be some middle ground.

Creating your own desserts allows you to control what you put in them. For example, you can put some fruits, a touch of grains and nuts (if not allergic).

THE ‘WELLNESS’ NICHE:-

Taking the Affiliate Market by storm.

There are numerous sub-topics that can be used surrounding the wellness niche. Although Affiliate Marketing in the niche of wellness seems to be crowded right now, the positive side of this is that there is a growing trend.

A tremendous need and desire for the perfect beach body is shooting for the stars.

In today’s society as the desire to have that great beach body grows, so is the lifestyle that comes with it. Depicting the epitome of a trendy, typically healthy person of well-being.

What are some things that can contribute to wellness?

  • Enhanced athletic performance
    The principles of healthy eating, see my link to Amazon beauty and personal care for supplements (HERE)
  • A stress free environment
  • Occasional nature trips with family (interesting)
  • Taking your vitamins A-Z

Notice that I put interesting in bracket next to occasional nature trips with family. That is because wellness is not just physical, but also a mental and spiritual issue.

Your state of mind has to be inspired not only by the awesome and notable creation of God through nature but also your ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends and associates.

 

Interestingly enough, an occasional nature trip in the forestry does bring an inspiring sense of thrill and awe! It motivates you to play your part in the preservation of nature.

You also get the desire and drive to want to be around longer to enjoy all that nature has to offer.

The joy and thrill of traveling the world to see all the natural resources of nature that exist and the luxury of it seems to motivate you to be well enough to live long and enjoy more.

SOCIAL WELLNESS:-

Connecting to people in our circle.

The ability to inter-act well with others and not be anti-social involves having good communication skills, meaningful relationships, respect for others and support of their endeavors.

We must be contributors to the common good and well-being of our community, not tearing it down with our selfishness.

Proper usage of social media must contribute to the benefit of everyone involved, not for bullying and discrimination. It is to build trust and helps to make society worthwhile to live in.

Individuals must be mature and realize that accountability is inclined to them, and the responsibility is upon them to develop healthy social behaviors.

Such persons must also be willing to actively seek out ways to assist in preserving the beauty and balance of nature and the community.

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Be sure to leave comments, questions or any concerns you may have regarding wellness and living a natural healthy lifestyle below, I will certainly keep you engaged with my timely response. Let us contribute to our community by communication.

Cheers!

Grace, peace and blessings evermore!

David@spiritualandnaturallifestyle.com

 

 

 

 

 

THE DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY GHOST:- Moving you to spiritual health

THE EXISTENCE AND MINISTRY OF THE HOLY GHOST :-

He has been working from the beginning of time

The Holy Ghost has always been in existence and his ministry throughout the Old and New Testament era is evident. He is God himself in action because God is not just ‘Spirit’ in his essence of divine being, but a ‘Holy Spirit’. In the Old Testament he is often referred to inter-changeably as, ‘The Spirit of God’ or the ‘Spirit of The Lord’ (Gen.1:2), “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters”.

(Judges 3:10) “And the Spirit of The Lord came upon him, and he judged Israel, and went out to war”. The ‘Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost’ can be used inter-changeably in the doctrine of the Holy Ghost when dealing with his actions in the New Testament times which we are still living in today. (Acts 5:3) “Then Peter said, “Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God”.

PERSONALITY AND DEITY OF THE HOLY GHOST :-

The Holy Ghost should never be referred to as an ‘It’.

He must never be considered as just a blessing, a feeling, an energy or an influence. The Holy Ghost is a person, he is God in Spirit form, the essence of his being in action or Jesus’ other self in expanded form, who is alive and real. In view of the properties of his personality such as intelligence, mind, will, emotions, reason, individuality and self-consciousness you can offend the Holy Ghost.

Don’t do it!!

His general operation is to originate, maintain, strengthen and guide all life organic, intellectual, spiritual and natural. He does this in different ways and in harmony with the object concerned in every area of life. He is the supreme life and every other living organism whether microscopic or mega-scopic originates from him.

The redemptive work of the Holy Ghost involves his regeneration of new life, sanctifying it, guiding it and bringing that new life into maturity of godliness and development until it’s purpose and destiny is realized. This renewal enables man to give spiritual obedience to God and to be the salt of the Earth, leading others to Christ as the light of the world.

WORKS OF THE HOLY GHOST:-

He searches all things, even the deep things of God.

He convicts, heals, reveals and searches all things, yea, even the deep things of God and make manifest of his glory (1st Corinth. 2:10-16). He intercedes for the believers, he is a helper ‘Parakletosanother name for him in Greek terminology, it means to walk alongside. He teaches (1st Corinth. 2:13), the writers of the New Testament were moved by the Spirit to remember and understand the instructions Jesus gave for the building and organization of the Church.

He also enabled them to understand the doctrines regarding himself, the directives for holy living and the revelation of things to come. Some contents of his works are as follows:-

  • He comforts
    He brings renewal
  • He offers hope an assurance
  • He restores
  • He cleanses, sanctifies and justifies
  • He restrains evil
  • He brings all things to your memory (John 14:26).

He discerns, leads, guides and is an avenger of the righteous. He is the source of revelation (John 16:13-15) “But when He, the ‘Spirit of Truth’ comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on his own initiative, but whatever He hears He will speak; and he will disclose to you what is to come.

David said in Psalm 23:3, “He restoreth my soul”.

TITLES OF THE HOLY GHOST :-

Given to him in respect of the functions or aspects of his ministry.

Some personal titles bestowed upon him are, ‘Wonderful’, ‘Counselor’, ‘Mighty God‘ (Isaiah. 11:2). Other descriptions of the various aspects of his ministry can be noted as follows :-

  • He is a deposit/foretaste of glory divine, the seal of the ‘Spirit of Promise’, the earnest of the Spirit :- (2 Corinth.1:22; 5:5) The Holy Spirit is God’s seal upon his people, his claim upon his believers as his very own. The gift of the Spirit is a down payment on the believer’s heavenly inheritance which Christ has promised them and secured for them on the cross. It is because the Spirit has sealed us why we are assured of our salvation. No one can break the seal of God.
  • The in dweller of believers :- The Holy Spirit resides in the heart of God’s people and that indwelling is the distinguishing characteristics of the regenerated person. From within the believers he guides, directs, comforts and influences them as well as producing in them the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23). He provides the intimate connection between God and his children.

    The Spirit of Life :- (Rom. 8:2) The phrase ‘Spirit of Life’ means the Holy Spirit is the one who gives or produces life. Not only does he initiate salvation but he also imparts newness of life. when we receive eternal life through Christ, the Spirit provides the spiritual food which is the sustenance of the spiritual life. Salvation is sustained by the Holy Spirit.

GENERAL MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT :- God in action.

The Holy Spirit therefore appears to be the agency through which God often worked. We understand that when we talk about ‘God’ we are referring to who he is. His essence of being, his nature, his characteristics as the creator of all life. when talking about the ‘Holy Spirit’ we are referring to this same God in active ministry. He is the only divine supreme being that embodies the complete essence of the nature of holiness.

Angelic creatures fly around his throne crying, “Holy! Holy! Holy! is the Lord, the whole Earth is full of his Glory”. It is by the moving or actions of his Spirit that he uses men to reveal his plan and his word (e.g. the prophets). The prophets were men inspired or motivated by the breath of the Spirit of God. They spoke his word fore telling and forth telling the course of action God is currently taking concerning the present and future condition of his people, while under his empowerment.

PROPHET

PRIEST

The prophets represent God to the people While the priests represent the people to God. When men spoke in the spirit, it simply means God super-imposed his trend of thought through them so that the words they spoke were clearly, ‘The word of the Lord’, they could not interject their own thoughts into it. In which case the word would not be pure, but contaminated.

CONCLUSION :- The empowering presence of the Holy Ghost.

By the grace of God, the empowering presence of the Holy Ghost comes in the believer’s life to endow that individual with power from on high. They are now able to fight the good fight of faith and to lay hold on eternal life. They now have the capacity to live a life that is led by the Spirit. In victory, power and success they can study the word of God and understand the doctrine of the Holy Ghost, which when they apply, they will experience the true power of having a healthy spiritual lifestyle.

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You are at liberty to reach out to me with any concerns or questions, maybe even additional insights you may have regarding this powerful subject of the Holy Ghost. In which case please submit your thoughts below and have a blessed day!

Grace and Peace!

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NATURAL HEALTH AND FITNESS :- It’s what your body needs.

A HEALTHIER YOU FOR LONGER LIVING:- Eating properly works wonders.

Psalm 91:- “with long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.

Cholesterol intake excessively is not usually visible to the naked eye, but internally it could block up your arteries.

Eating sensibly and well is important to your natural health and fitness. When these principles are applied, they help to regulate the proper operations of your body.

When you examine some of the health problems that are associated with the way we eat, we can see how important it is to watch our diet intake.

Obesity is a major cause of diabetes

Deuteronomy 30:19 :- “Choose life, that thou and thy seed may live

We should eat healthier as we get into our later years. More vegetables, fruits and salads with a little protein is more beneficial to our physical health and wellness.

Healthy eating habits and application of fitness tips are requirements that are necessary to avoid deficiencies in the body and are much needed to reduce the risks of chronic diseases.

Eating to keep healthy means you got to expend more energy than the income by what you eat.

salad with quail eggs and pepper                     Fruit Salad 03                                                   Five portions of fruits and vegetables each day is a great way to minimize the risk of developing many different types of cancer as well as heart disease.

 

OBESITY:- A growing problem.

Obesity is a growing problem in our society today, affecting both adults and children. The need to make adjustments in our eating habits and practice becomes great and some of the things we can implement are as follows:-

  •  Dietary control and exercise.
  • Change your lifestyle.
  • Read the labels on some foods
  • Avoid some fast food restaurants and places
  • A little weight training

People are experiencing their own personal battles with weight gain. It is a serious health challenge, as our community seems to accept being overweight as normal.

This distortion leads us to think we’re healthier than we really are. Some even make excuse being in denial, saying that their family is big boned that’s why they are big. The question is, “How do you take care of yourself?

You have got to learn how to reduce your vulnerability to these health risks:-

  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Obesity
  • Stroke

It is time to blueprint your own strategy for self-care. Through practicing self-care you can empower yourself to become what the imperative calls a health-wise person. One who is an informed master of your own health.

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  CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE:- Commit to a healthier you.

Grape Fruit diet makes you lose weight fast too, we must not only work on size but also practice healthier living.

A huge part of that involves keeping people around you who are not going to influence you to sabotage your healthy eating efforts.

You should also try to avoid sugary drinks that contain high fructose corn syrup. The healthy self possession can take many different forms, ranging from committing to daily physical activity to creating the most vibrant life possible.

Cheerful couple running outdoors

Our human bodies come in various shapes and sizes and has been working for us since birth, so we must take care of it and not take it for granted. Set a systematic game plan for your day.

Whether it is at home or at work. One of the most important things you can do is to create a clear game plan for what you realistically want to accomplish.

Don’t overwhelm yourself; just systematically tackle what you can do one day at a time. Save what you can’t for tomorrow. Proper control of time helps you cope with and reduce stress.

Some things are supernatural, I can attest to that. Praying people believe in the supernatural intervention of God’s ability to heal and that seems to have a strong effect on the outcome of your physical well-being.

OTHER THINGS ARE JUST NATURALLY GOOD:- Recommendations from the Mediterranean.

There is nothing supernatural about the power of Mediterranean food. The Lyon study suggests that they owe their good health to a combination of these simple ingredients:-

  • Lots of grains
  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
  • Legumes
  • Olive Oil
  • Some Nuts

Studies show that each of these components contributes it’s own specific disease-fighting mechanism. It is easy to incorporate these ingredients into a real-world spiritual and natural lifestyle.

These key elements of the Mediterranean diet are all readily available for use here in the U.S. Some of the contributions to natural health that these ingredients have are as follows:-

  1. Olive Oil :- Consumers using this oil has the lowest rate of heart disease, because it is rich in monounsaturated fat, which has since been shown to have a cardio-protective effect.
  2. Grains :- Pasta, bread, risotto and polenta that are made from grains are rich in complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals with literally no saturated fat.
  3. Legumes :- With their high plant-protein content, helps to protect against both cancer and heart disease. Lentils, broad beans, red kidney beans served with grains, greens and pasta with some salad dressing are just ideal for the healthy heart.
  4. Nuts :- These also are an integral part of the Mediterranean diet recommendations. Almonds, walnuts, chestnuts, and pistachios are rich in providing micro-nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids, which are the healthy types of fatty acids that the body needs.

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Well that’s it for now everyone, be sure to let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Post them below and I will respond promptly.

Cheers! and make sure you stay healthy!

Be blessed and highly favored!

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ABOUT US

Hi..!
This is where we introduce ourselves ( daww..! to me..lol..!). Isn’t that what “About Us” page means? My name is David Hanson, a minister in a christian church and part-time educator.

The lady beside me is my wife Betty Hanson. Our site is designed to blog/vlog on spiritual principles and teachings from the word of God, also to promote natural healthy living.

VISIONARIES

Seeing Further :-             
One of the key characteristics of being a visionary is having the ability to see further than where you currently are. Although humanity was created by God as the premier species of earth, yet he compares us to the eagle (king of the birds).
Isaiah 40:31 ” But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles”.
An eagle flies higher, lives on a higher plain and sees further than other birds. Our mentor Apostle Smith says, ” The higher you go is the further you see and the clearer you can hear”, that is why the eagle will spread his wing span and wait upon the strong wind.
His intention is not to flap his wings working too hard to fly but to use the wind to soar. As children of God we must not only have sight, but vision as well because sight is the function of the eyes and vision is the function of the heart. The ability to hear clearer and see further.

BALANCE:-

The Bible says in 3rd John vs 2, “Beloved, I wish above all that thou mayest prosper and be in health, (spiritually) even as thy soul (naturally) prospereth”. Speaking of the necessity for balance, living in wellness of your whole being, spirit-soul and body.

As we grow into maturity of Godliness and Christian character, the need for our natural lives to come parallel rises also. Balance is therefore evidently necessary because we can not be so spiritually inclined that we are no earthly good. Neither should we be naturally satiated and spiritually mal-nourished.

There has to be balance in both our spiritual and natural existence because of the mechanism of our creation. Since man is made up of both material and immaterial substances, the essence of our being needs to move from just existing to start living.

Living then, speaks of us finding out what the true purpose of our existence is. It is a fact that everyone of us was birth out of eternity into time with an assignment from God to fulfill, but too many of us die prematurely without fulfilling our divine purpose and maximizing our true potential.

On the natural side of us, we need to eat properly and treat our bodies with the respect and care that is necessary for natural healthy living. As carriers of God’s glory by his Spirit in us, we become the temple of the Holy Ghost and the longer we live is the more usage God gets out of us.

Eating too much high cholesterol foods and sugary drinks while in your later years is doing more harm to your body than good. In fact, it should not be done at any age because it leads to all kinds of organ problems and obesity.

Even though the younger you are, the easier you get away with it. You are still in danger of having to face the consequences of poor eating habits. See more on this subject here:-<https://spiritualandnaturallifestyle.com/natural-health-and-fitness>

We look towards service of excellence in our community and abroad.

Sit back, relax and let us enjoy the ride together. Also, just in case you have any questions or comments that we can help with. Be sure to send us your thoughts below.

Don’t be a stranger now.!! Cheers!!

David/Betty