Pastor’s Blog 11.6.19

3 John 2
2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. NKJV

The balanced life; prosperity in spirit, soul, and body! The word of God will take us there. When we obey the word we set ourselves up for the blessed life. Wherever God finds His word being honored, there He commands His blessing.

This Saturday morning, November 9th, we are hosting a seminar at the Rock called “Healthy Body Healthy Life”. How much time, or when was the last time you invested into your health as a lifestyle? I will be speaking, as well as others, and encouraging everyone to be proactive in the fight for health. October completed my 8th year of living on a plant based diet and I cannot tell you how glad I am I made that decision! Not only will there be a lot of good information on making healthy choices and explaining why, but a Greenbrier Chef will be cooking us a great lunch and teaching us how to cook healthy without losing flavor and enjoyment of food. You receive all of this for only $15, what a deal! I hope to see you there!

What led me to going plant based? I had a ultrasound scan done on my arteries when I was 41 and received a warning letter from a cardiologist telling me I had significant plaque buildup in my arteries. Statistic’s now show the average 7 year old child in America has arterial plaque from the SAD way of eating, acronym for “standard American diet”.

Fast forward 15 years, and after converting to a plant based diet and going through a regiment of Chelation, I had the same test, but without a warning letter from a cardiologist this time. Results? No significant or dangerous levels of arterial plaque in my arteries! If some parents don’t start helping their children learn to make right choices in their diets, they are propagating the curse of sickness ad disease in the next generation. Obesity is now epidemic in our children and, sadly, parents are to blame.

Proverbs 22:6
6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. NKJV

When my daughters were children I stayed on them about their weight and diets and my wife would get so mad at me. But I kept telling her if they don’t get it now they never will. Now they’re in their 30’s and fit and have lived a lifestyle of discipline in diet. They aren’t totally plant based like me, but they count every calorie they eat and have stayed the curse of obesity from the SAD. Your government has lied to you about the supposed benefits of meat, eggs, and dairy. Did you know for example it is against the law for an egg producer to advertise eggs as “healthy or good for you”? Why? Because they are really not.

50% of us have heart disease and we are told it’s because we have high cholesterol and we are prescribed statins, and then told to take co-q 10 to counteract the heart damage from the statins they prescribed us. The truth is, cholesterol isn’t the problem. It’s the mother hormone in the body. It’s the dietary junk cholesterol that is the problem. Short fatty chain acids are clogging up the arteries, not the cholesterol your body produces. Our body doesn’t produce the bad cholesterol, we eat it because it tastes good!

I am an admitted radical and tend to do everything I do to extremes, but that isn’t a bad thing when it comes to serving Jesus and choosing food. You are what you eat. My goal as a good shepherd leading the flock of Jesus, is when Pastor Brian comes to preach, there are hardly any sick people for him to pray for! And that your children get your inheritance instead of Camden Clark, or Marrietta Memorial hospitals. Too much of sickness and disease is a self-inflicted wound in our church, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can overcome our lust for garbage and junk food and reverse the curse of disease in our midst! So take a couple hours and a couple dollars and invest in your health this weekend!

Hope to see ya Saturday!