ARE YOU WHAT YOU EAT? by Glen Miller
In Exodus chapter fifteen verse twenty-six, it says, “If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy GOD, and wilt do that which is right in HIS sight, and wilt give ear to HIS commandments, and keep all HIS statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I AM the LORD that healeth thee.” Have you ever read this verse? Have you ever heard it quoted? Do you understand what it says? It says that if you and I will diligently (seek after, or look for) and hearken (listen to, pay attention to) the voice of the LORD, (IT IS WRITTEN) and do that which is right in HIS sight, (which is) give ear (or pay attention) to HIS commandments and keep all HIS statutes, GOD will put none of the diseases of Egypt upon you and me that GOD brought on the Egyptians. Where did the diseases come from? GOD. And HE also said, I AM the LORD that heals you – and me.
How do we get sick? By not heeding HIS commandments and following ALL HIS STATUTES. They don’t count anymore because that is the Old Testament, you say? In Revelation chapter twenty-two and verse fourteen Jesus says, “Blessed are they that do HIS commandments, that they (you and I) may have right to the tree of life,” That means health to all my flesh.
Let us examine some of GOD’S statutes and see why we are sick, and why we have also inherited the sins of our fathers and our own sins in the sickness of Egypt. Scientists and doctors are finding that our DNA carries disease, and that they do not activate in every generation. However, GOD said the curse carries to the fourth generation and to the tenth generation (in the area of sexual sin). If satan can get you or me to repeat the sin, then the cycle continues.
For example, take Judah, in Genesis chapter thirty-eight. Tamar, Judah’s daughter-in-law, deceived him by acting like a harlot. Today we would say whore. She conceived and bore the twins Parez and Zarah, by Judah, which was incest: a ten generation curse as indicated in Deuteronomy twenty three, verse three: “An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:”
Who are these people? Genesis chapter nineteen, verses thirty-six through thirty-eight tells us: “Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day. And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.” Incest is a ten generation curse and what did this curse affect?
In I Samuel eight, verses five through seven it says, “And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations. But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD. And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected ME, that I should not reign over them.”
GOD told Samuel to give them a king and in I Samuel chapter ten, verses nineteen and twenty, the tribe of Benjamin is chosen and Saul is made king. “And ye have this day rejected your GOD, who HIMSELF saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto HIM, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes, and by your thousands. And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, the tribe of Benjamin was taken.”
Wait a minute, something is wrong here! In Genesis chapter forty-nine and verse ten the prophesy is given by Jacob, (ISRAEL) to Judah and it says, “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until SHILOH come; and unto HIM shall the gathering of the people be.” The kingship is promised to the tribe of Judah – has GOD made a mistake? NO! GOD has to honor HIS own laws. The Tribe of Judah is bound by a ten generation curse that has to run its course, until David comes, a man after GOD’S own heart.
In this study we will consider one of GOD’S statutes that is the main cause for most of our sickness, because of our rebellion against it. Before we start to consider this statute which is Leviticus chapter eleven, some of you are already finding Scriptures to prove me wrong. So, while you are doing that, I want to quote Psalms chapter nineteen, verses seven through eleven for you, then we will return to Leviticus chapter eleven. “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.”
David says that the STATUTES, COMMANDMENTS, and JUDGMENTS of the LORD are true and righteous, and in keeping of them there is GREAT REWARD. Let us look at one of GOD’S STATUTES that satan has used tradition through the mistranslation of Scripture to make null and void, to the harm of our physical health.
It is written in Leviticus eleven, verses one through twelve, “And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them,” What did that say? “THE LORD SPAKE”. So is this Old Testament law? Moses’ law? No, it is GOD’S LAW or STATUTE. “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is cloven footed, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat. Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean (foul, dirty, filthy) unto you. And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase (the dead body of an animal) shall ye not TOUCH; they are unclean to you. These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination (extreme hatred, detestation, Webster’s number one meaning) unto you: They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination. Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.”
Four more times, GOD tells the children of Israel through Moses and Aaron that these are an ABOMINATION to HIM. GOD says in this chapter, if we handle (or touch) the unclean or it falls in a pot, we are to wash ourselves and the pot, if it is clay, it is to be broken. In verse forty-four, GOD says, “For I AM the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be HOLY; for I AM HOLY: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Have you been saying to yourself as you read this statute, “But I have been told that Peter’s vision makes this okay”? TRADITION.
Let us read in Deuteronomy chapter fourteen, verses one through twenty, “Ye are the children of the LORD your GOD: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead (tattoos and pierced ears). For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy GOD, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth. Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing. These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat, the hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois. And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat. Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you. And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass (body of a dead animal). These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat: And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you. Of all clean birds ye shall eat. But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the osprey, And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind, And every raven after his kind, And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk after his kind, The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan, And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant, And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten. But of all clean fowls ye may eat.”