Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Taste, and See: Restoration

This blog has not been very active of late: my sincere apologies are extended. Sites like these are important in these last days; and we need to focused and ready.

The PlugIn2God theme for 2013 is "Restored!". I have been focusing a lot on Daniel, Revelation, and health. (I also want to cover Genesis, the Ten Commandments, and Christian character.)

God wants our bodies to be "living sacrifices", holy and acceptable to God: and Paul calls this "reasonable service". For all of the wonderful things that God has given us, we could at least give Him our health!
 " 'I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.' God calls for a living sacrifice, not a dead or dying one. When we realize the requirements of God, we shall see that He requires us to be temperate in all things. The end of our creation is to glorify God in our bodies and spirits, which are His. How can we do this when we indulge the appetite to the injury of the physical and moral powers? God requires that we present our bodies a living sacrifice. Then the duty is enjoined on us to preserve that body in the very best condition of health, that we may comply with His requirements. 'Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.' " 
(Taken from Testimonies for the Church, volume 2, p. 65)
John wished upon his fellow churches that, above all things, they would "prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." Through this letter in Scripture, God is telling us that Heaven values our physical health just as much as our spiritual well-being.

This year, we are focusing on both. To be in full and vibrant health is to have the capacity to know the Lord better. But our motives should not be of this world. "Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight... : but now is my kingdom not from hence" (John 18:36). If our motives were of earth, we would fight for animal rights; we would fight for non-GMO foods; we would fight for veganism. There are things that we would fight for. 

Now are these things wrong? Absolutely not. They are all valid purposes in and of themselves. But we need to be peculiar people, zealous of good works (Titus 2:14). One good work for us to do is to present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing (Ephesians 5:27).

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