Friday, February 19, 2010

SHE'S LOVELY - A WOMAN OF BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER IS A BLESSING - 12 KEYS TO HIS HEART - Marriage Counseling With The Wonderful Counselor - Part XVII

A truly godly woman is a rare find. The Bible speaks of her value as being greater than precious gem stones. Why is such a woman of so much worth ? It has to do with her influence upon others. Not only is she a blessing with the things of this world and the things of this earthly life, but her example leads the way to eternal life. The character of Christ can be seen reflected in the expression of her thoughts and feelings which become Christ-like words and actions. We continue looking at more heavenly keys to a really good man's heart with keys 6 and 7.


The influence of the wife over the husband is powerful for either good or evil. A truly converted woman will exert a powerful transforming influence for good. Connected with her husband, she may aid him in his work and become the means of encouragement and blessing to him. If woman looks to God for strength and comfort and in His fear seeks to perform her daily duties, she will win the respect and confidence of her husband. Only in her Saviour can the wife find wisdom, strength, and grace to meet the cares, responsibilities, and sorrows of life. She should make Him her strength and her guide. (Proverbs 31:10-28,18:22,12:4)

If the wife is a colaborer with Christ in the work of saving souls, she will keep abreast with her husband in cultivating mind and heart. She will endeavor to stand equal with him in knowledge of the Word of God, and in obedience to all of His requirements. She will keep her own soul refreshed by eating the Word and drinking the waters from the wellspring of life.. Thus, instead of making herself a helpless burden, to be the object of her husband's solicitude, and to demand a large share of his attention, the wife may strengthen her husband to do the highest service for God. If she possesses true love and wisdom, she will seek to divert his mind from the gratification of lustful passions to high and spiritual themes by dwelling upon interesting spiritual subjects. (Proverbs 31:30,19:14/Colossians 3:18/1 Peter 3:1)

A godly man needs a godly wife. To a godly man, and to the church with which he is connected, a worldly wife or a worldly friend is as a spy in the camp, who will watch every opportunity to betray the servant of Christ, and expose him to the enemy's attacks. If the wife is not a humble, God-fearing, devoted woman, she will exert a wrong influence over her husband. (Ecclesiastes 7:26/Proverbs 5:3)


The one who is simple and unpretending in her dress and in her manners shows that she understands that a true lady is characterized by moral worth. Physical soundness and a practical knowledge of all the necessary household duties will never be hindrances to a well-developed intellect; both are highly important for a lady. Good health, sound minds, and pure hearts are not made of the first importance in households. Good health is necessary for the enjoyment of life. The foundation of that which keeps people in health is the medical missionary work of good cooking. It cannot be too often repeated that whatever is taken into the stomach affects not only the body but ultimately the mind as well. (3 John 2/Ecclesiastes 3:13/Proverbs 31:10,12,14,15)

By the grace of God, we will continue this study in another post. Have a wonderful weekend.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Imagine fighting an enemy whom you cannot see. Worst yet, an enemy who does not even appear to be an enemy. Self can hide and be disguised as a friend who is only interested in our happiness while at the same time enslaving us to degrading habits. Many speak of victory but very few attempt victory over self. No man or woman or child can expect to have victory over his or herself without understanding something about the nature of man. The nature of human beings is threefold. When Adam came from the Creator's hand, he bore, in his physical, mental, and spiritual nature, a likeness to his Maker. This helps us to see the three areas where human beings need to experience victory in their lives in order to be able to enjoy heaven and be trusted there. In the Bible, Christ makes plain that Self is to be crucified, not now and then, but daily, and the physical, mental, and spiritual must be subordinate to the will of God. Here are a list of some basic mental and physical principles which affect our ability to know God and to have the mastery of ourselves through faith in Jesus Christ.


The health of the body is to be regarded as essential for growth in grace and the acquirement of an even temper. If the stomach is not properly cared for, the formation of an upright, moral character will be hindered.
The brain and nerves are in sympathy with the stomach.

Erroneous eating and drinking result in erroneous thinking and acting.

Recklessness in physical habits tends to recklessness in morals

Right physical habits promote mental superiority.

The spiritual experience is greatly affected by the way in which
the stomach is treated.

Anything that lessens physical strength enfeebles the mind and makes it less capable of discriminating between right and wrong. We become less capable of choosing the good and have less strength of will to do
that which we know to be right.

The condition of the health has its influence upon the spiritual life, and may be discerned by the words, the tone of voice, and by the pleasant and unpleasant atmosphere
that surrounds each soul.

Habits which lower the standard of physical health, enfeeble the mental and moral strength.

If our physical habits are not right, our mental and moral powers cannot be strong; for great sympathy exists between the physical and the moral.

References: 1 Corinthians 10:31/Philippians 3:18,19/Ecclesiastes 10:17/Romans 16:18/Proverbs 23:20/Matthew 24:48-50/Luke 21:34/Daniel 1:11-20


All our actions, good or bad, have their source in the mind.

The moral and vigorous action of the higher powers of the mind is essential to the perfection of Christian character.

Perfection of character is attained through exercise of the faculties of the mind, in times of supreme test, by obedience to every requirement of God's law.

The mental and moral powers which God has given us do not constitute character. They are talents which we are to improve and which, if properly improved, will form a right character.

All who are fitted for usefulness must be trained by the severest mental and moral discipline, and God will assist them by uniting divine power with human effort.

The warfare in which we are engaged is largely mental, and the mind that is the most thoroughly trained will do the most acceptable work.

Natural and mental resources come alone from a knowledge of the laws which God has established in nature and in our own human structure, and obedience to these laws must be observed, or our lives will prove a failure.

He who created the mind and ordained its laws, provided for its development
in accordance with them.

Every sinful gratification tends to benumb the faculties and deaden the mental and spiritual perceptions, and the Word or the Spirit of God can make but a feeble impression upon the heart.

True religion unfolds and calls out the mental energies. Conviction and repentance of sin, renunciation of self, and trust in the merits of the blood of Christ cannot be experienced without the individual being made more thoughtful, more intellectual, than he (or she) was before.

A sanctified heart quickens and intensifies the mental powers.

The proper cultivation of the mental powers makes man all that he is. These ennobling faculties are given to aid in forming character for the future, immortal life. Man was created for a higher, holier state of enjoyment than this world can afford. He was made in the image of God for high and noble purposes, such as engage the attention of angels

References: Philippians 4:8,2:5/Proverbs 12:5,16:3,21:5/2 Timothy 1:7/Mark 7:21-23/Psalms 10:4,94:19/Genesis 6:5/2 Corinthians 10:5/Ephesians 4:23/Romans 12:2/Matthew 22:37/

According to the Bible, therefore, it is very important that we do the best we can to take care of our minds and bodies not just for mere existence in this world but for the development of a Christlike character to live in the future in an eternal world with God our heavenly Father. A Christlike character is the only kind of character that could enjoy heaven and a Christlike character is the only kind of charcter that could be trusted in heaven. Character can not be changed after we die nor at the return of Christ. The present life that we now live is our only opportunity to become Christlike in character. Especially should we guard carefully our minds with a spiritual filter to block un-Christlike thoughts, ideas and philosophies from gaining access and taking up a permanent residence there. We will look at the spiritual experience in another post.

© 2010 Tyrone Keels

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I remember that when I was younger, I often had to be rushed to the hospital for severe asthma attacks. I don't have asthma now but I can certainly sympathize with those who do. Asthma is a debilitating illness that literally leaves a person breathless. This is a condition in which the small bronchial airways temporarily constrict, so that it is difficult to exhale. This leads to breathlessness and wheezing. This disease is no different than most all others which come as a result of the violations of the laws of health. A regular diet that consists of refined foods like toasted white bread, bacon, coffee with cream and sugar for breakfast; and white bread, white rice, beef, chicken, noodles, cheese, cookies, cake or pies for the other two meals will cause mucous and acid to form in the body. The excess mucous is really what causes the difficult breathing and dairy products (milk, cheese) especially, tend to increase the amount of mucous in the body. Current medical prescriptions are for inhalers which dispense drug medication and are given to those prone to severe attacks. If the mucous is eliminated from the system and the lifestyle habits are changed, relief may be obtained without the aid of drug medication.

In the book of Revelation in the Bible, the word sorceries comes from the greek word - pharmakeia. The word pharmakeia is where we get our word pharmacy from. Here is the entry in the Strong's Bible concordance.

Strong's number 5331 // farmakeia // pharmakeia // far-mak-i'-ah //

from 5332 ; n f
AV - sorcery 2, witchcraft 1; 3

1) the use or the administering of drugs
2) poisoning

According to the Bible, in the last days, many people will be deceived and poisoned by a modern form of sorcery called drug medication. Instead of addressing the actual cause of illness, drug medications treat symptoms.

Since disease results from violating the laws of health, it is very important that everyone know and understand the laws of health and strive by the grace of God to live in harmony with them.

These 8 laws may be found detailed at

Any person who examines these laws will quickly recognize the lifestyle habits which he or she has adopted that are contributing to disease. This is the first step towards identifying the cause of disease and making an effective treatment possible.


1. In case of sickness, the cause should be ascertained.

2. Unhealthful conditions should be changed, wrong habits corrected.

3. Then nature is to be assisted in her effort to expel impurities and to re-establish right conditions in the system.



Excessive amounts of mucus resulting from a high-acid and toxic condition of the blood. Inflammation due to infection or toxin with spasms of the bronchiole tubes are typical. The lung irritation caused by accumulated mucus also means that the lungs are more likely to be easily affected by food allergies and chemicals. This could result in inflammatory swellings of the bronchial tubes. Mucus accumulating in the lungs allows bacteria to infiltrate. Some strains of these bacteria convert sugars into alginic acid, another sticky mucus. Candida or other fungus, if present, will sensitize the mucous membranes to airborne molds. The mucous membranes of asthmatics, which are highly sensitized by mucic acid, exhibit strong reaction to air pollutants such as smoke, pollen and sulfur dioxide. The adrenal glands are weakened and the histamine levels are high because of all the sugary foods and tendency to allergy. Poor nutrition habits and a nervous condition due to irritated nerves will often also contribute to asthma.


Avoid all hydrogenated oils, margarine, shortening, greases, and fried foods. Omit all animal products meat, milk, cheese, eggs, butter, yogurt, ice cream. Especially avoid dairy products. (email for alternate diet or food suggestions)

Especially should objectionable meats such as shrimp, pork, ham, bacon, sausage, hot dogs, hamburger, canned meat spreads, pressed meats, and canned composite meats such as Spam, be permanently eliminated. Do not use white bread, buns, melba toast, crackers and saltines, cakes, cookies, white macaroni, spaghetti, white rice, corn meal, cream of wheat, and other refined grain products.

Don't drink or take in sodas, coffees, caffeinated teas, (drug medications) or chocolate. May use non-caffeinated herb teas and cereal beverages. Crackers, cakes and cookies are unhealthful when made with baking soda or powder, eggs, milk, shortening, artificial flavorings and colorings and sugar. Overcome constipation. If you eat 2 meals per day - you should have at least 2 bowel movements per day. Anything less is constipation. Increase fiber and water intake.


The goal is to help the body eliminate the accumulated mucus and heal any infections which may have developed.


Drink 2 to 3 quarts of water daily. Vitamin C (ascorbate form not ascorbic acid) 1000 mg. per hour for 10 hours per day for 3 days. Vitamin E - 600 IU daily. Take a cool bath in the morning. Take a steam bath or a vapor bath once daily using peppermint oil in the vapor bath. Rub peppermint oil over the chest.

Mullein oil is a worthwhile remedy for bronchial congestion. It will stop coughs because it unclogs bronchial tubes. When taken with water or fruit juice, the effect is even more rapid.

Avoid devitalized, demineralized and processed junk food, and do not use nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine. Do not use chocolate, fish, eggs, and other common allergy sensitive foods. Avoid foods containing additives. Go on a juice fast, 3 days each month, of distilled water and lemon juice, to help clean out the body of toxins and mucous.

Plenty of outdoor exercise like walking and good ventilation throughout the home. Hiking and swimming are also good exercises to improve the health. You need to build up your lung capacity and utilization. This will strengthen your entire respiratory tract. A person at rest uses only 10% of his lung capacity; hard work increases it to about 50%.

Get rid of the dust and dust mites in your bed, cushions, rugs, and floor. Avoid goose feathers (pillows and down coats). Dead cockroaches also produce a dust which can trigger an attack. Avoid plants which may have mold spores and mold in the bathroom should be eliminated.

Herbs - Specific herbs to help eliminate the mucus and tone up the body.

Chickweed, comfrey, marshmallow, mullein, lobelia are all of great healing benefit to the respiratory system and aid in the elimination of mucus. Combining them must be done part for part. In other words – 1 tsp of mullein means 1 tsp of all the rest.

ASTHMA ATTACK - Pouring cold water on the back of the neck is useful. As the person bends over, the water is poured on the back of the neck from a container holding about a gallon of water. From about 24 inches above the neck, pour it for about 30-90 seconds. Do this 3 times a day during the critical phase.

ROUGH TREATMENT – Most all of the mucus can be eliminated through vomiting in about 24 hours but electrolytes would need to be replaced. (Sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium). Email for help with this treatment. After blending a clove of garlic in a cup of water, drink it. This may be vomited back out, loosening the phlegm. If vomited, give another cup.

Lobelia is an herb that, when sipped slowly, relaxes the nerves and tends to stop the spasm. (If you drinks lots of it and drink it too fast, it will have a different effect and cause vomiting.)

Combine one cup of honey, ½ tsp. of cayenne pepper, 3 oz. of fresh lemon juice, ½ tsp. of peppermint oil, 2 bulbs of blended garlic, 2 bulbs of blended onions, 2 oz. of horseradish and ½ cup honey crystals. Mix and take ½ tsp. as needed.

Additional Supplements:

Vitamin B6 25mg twice a day

Vitamin B12 1,00 mcg a day

Vitamin E 400 international units per day

Selenium 250 mcg a day

Pray and ask God to change your heart and then for strength and grace to change your lifestyle. Ask Him to forgive you for breaking His mental, physical and moral laws and living a selfish life. Invite Jesus Christ to be Lord of your life and cause you to receive new motives, new desires and new purposes.

CHALLENGE - Try all the above for 10 days and see if there is not a significant improvement

The use of herbs should complement obedience to the 8 laws of health. More information about this at under health issues.

By attempting to put into practice anything that you have read in this article you release Tyrone Keels from any responsibility for the results if you are dissatisfied with the outcome. Read the full disclaimer for health issues at

© 2010 Tyrone Keels