Friday, August 13, 2010


Some time ago, I was speaking with a man about health and I remember one of his comments to me. He said - " Well we all have to die of something." In reply I said to him - "Yes that may be true but who says that we have to be in a hurry."

This is what it seems like today in society. Many people are either consciously and deliberately or ignorantly hurrying toward the grave. This death wish might very well be just a symptom of a deeper, more important issue. A hurting, broken heart and a lifetime of attempts to medicate the pain. The fallen state of human nature and its helplessness to change self-destructive habits apart from the grace of God in Christ.

CBS carried the news story about scientists who found that junk-food addicted rats would rather starve themselves than eat healthy food. -

How is it with us ? Some of us are really so addicted to nutritionally deficient food that we actually imagine physical suffering if we have to make any radical lifestyle change or adopt a more healthy diet as part of the daily routine on a permanent basis. Likewise, just as it is true physically so it is true spiritually that many human beings including many professed Christians would rather die than give up cherished habits and lifestyle practices under the mistaken notion that Jesus died on the cross so that we would not have to change our habits.

Notice God's purpose regarding physical and spiritual health -

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 2

Again, the Bible makes plain that it is God who has the highest regard for our physical and spiritual well-being - Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. (Psalms 103:2,3)

It is folly to believe that any human being could have a greater care for our spiritual and physical well being than our loving Creator who gave up His only begotten Son that we might have an opportunity to receive everlasting life through faith in Him. Why is it that many distrust the Manufacturer when it comes to the care of their health ? His understanding is infinite (Psalms 147:5) Take a look at a few examples of the love of God for us as He shares His foresight and insight for our best interests and far in advance of our time.

In the Bible God says it is not good to drink (fermented wine or strong drink) alcoholic beverages -(Proverbs 20:1/Isaiah 5:11/Mark 15:23)

Modern science discovers - Alcohol Amount, Not Type -- Wine, Beer, Liquor -- Triggers Breast Cancer-

Link Between Alcohol And Cancer Explained: Alcohol Activates Cellular Changes That Make Tumor Cells Spread-

Alcohol Consumption Increases Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence, Study Finds-

In the Bible God says that it is better to have only a few possessions and to be humble, self controlled, slow to anger than to be proud, mighty and full of travail and having an irritated or annoyed spirit - (Proverbs 16:19,32/Ecclesiastes 6:9, 7:8)

Modern science discovers - "Antagonistic People May Increase Heart Attack, Stroke Risk -

In the Bible, God says a broken spirit and sorrow of heart have a powerful negative influence upon the body. (Proverbs 15:13, 17:22)

Modern science discovers that- Depression as Deadly as Smoking, Study Finds -

In the Bible God says - we should eat what is good; for strength and not for gluttony

Modern science discovers - New Intervention Program Promotes Healthy Dietary Choices During Infancy -

In the Bible God says -Human beings can be influenced to choose right or wrong and choosing to do right can make a person physically stronger. (Job 17:9/Proverbs 16:9/Isaiah 9:16)

Modern science discovers - Being Naughty or Nice May Boost Willpower, Physical Endurance -

Moral Judgments Can Be Altered: Neuroscientists Influence People’s Moral Judgments by Disrupting Specific Brain Region -

All of these principles pertain to physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The current widespread ignorance regarding the laws of health has resulted in the establishment of a counterfeit health care reform system that will do nothing to address the true causes of the crisis which made necessary the reform in the first place. As society continues to accept more counterfeit reforms in exchange for the principle of the cross of Jesus with its appeal for self denial and self control over the appetite, a way is being prepared for the acceptance of future counterfeits of even greater consequence.

The true solution to the health care crisis, real estate crisis and educational crisis is not Super-Nanny government but basic education in the principles of health and self-government by the grace of God through faith in Christ. Recklessness in physical habits tends to recklessness in morals.

If we really want to begin reforming health care in this country, it could start with a massive deliberate and intelligent educational program aimed at speaking to the root of skyrocketing costs – health habits of Americans. It should be a program that visits each home and family with the hopeful message of restoration possibilities through radical lifestyle changes adjusted to the individual pace of those who participate.

The only hope of better things is in the education of the people in right principles. Let physicians teach the people that restorative power is not in drugs, but in nature. Disease is an effort of nature to free the system from conditions that result from a violation of the laws of health. In case of sickness, the cause should be ascertained. Unhealthful conditions should be changed, wrong habits corrected. Then nature is to be assisted in her effort to expel impurities and to re-establish right conditions in the system.

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.

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© 2010 Tyrone Keels

Friday, August 6, 2010


Whether you are Myspace Mad or a Facebook fiend, if you are among those who frequently check in with these social networking websites, then identifying what's at the center of your life may at times be a challenge. Some people feel as if their day to day living has no real significance and so they are in search of something but they don't know what. Others find meaning for their lives in the things that they do or the places that they go. Many have no conscious dignity of character or wonder what the purpose of life is. For a great majority of people, life is defined by the relationships they have, don't have or have had. Do you know the reason why a living, ongoing relationship with God and Jesus Christ is so important to us as human beings ?


1. Our lives are pure only when we are under the control of GOD and happy only when we are in communion with HIM. Human beings were created by God to enjoy only those things that do not violate the conscience. Because of an inherited bent towards sin and selfishness, we enjoy the opposite. There is a greater tendency to gratify the senses and please oneself which grows uncontrollable if it continues unchecked. While there is in many hearts a desire for good, as human beings we are generally inclined to enjoy those things that are not pure and those things that violate the conscience but the evidence is clear...after all is said and done, we still are not happy...

2. "Like our SAVIOUR, we are in this world to do service for GOD. We are here to become like GOD in character, and by a life of service to reveal HIM to the world. In order to become like HIM and to reveal HIS character, we must know HIM aright. We must know HIM as HE reveals HIMSELF." No one can serve God right and reveal His character with a mere intellectual or mental knowledge of God. Only a personal experience with the transforming love of God that influences the thoughts and feelings in the right direction is properly called knowing God or a knowledge of God. Only an experimental knowledge of God transforms a person and reaches others.

3. "A knowledge of GOD is the foundation of all true education and of all true service." The absence of humility and the predominance of pride in modern society would be done away with were human beings to begin education with a knowledge of themselves as they really are in the sight of God. Education that separates the thoughts and feelings from the Creator is positively dangerous.

4. "Transformation of character, purity of life, efficiency in service, adherence to correct principles, all depend upon a right knowledge of GOD." In connection with the grace of God, knowing that God is love and that He loves each person individually and personally is motivation and inspiration and empowerment for the highest character development.

5. "The value of man is estimated in heaven according to the capacity of the heart to know GOD." If human beings could not know God, then we could not know eternal life and of all the realities that exist in human minds, eternity in the presence of eternal love is the ultimate reality and God's reality which is really the only reality that matters in the end.

John 15:10,11/Jeremiah 9:23,24/1 John 4:8/2 Corinthians 4:5-7/Psalms 147:5/Proverbs 2:3-6,9:10,1:7/Colossians 2:3/Romans 11:33


"To know GOD is eternal life"

Personal knowledge of God gained by actual experience with Him in prayer, in assisted living and in reflecting the image of Jesus Christ to others.

"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true GOD, and JESUS CHRIST, WHOM THOU hast sent." John 17:3

"According as HIS divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of HIM that hath called us to glory arid virtue." 2 Peter 1:3 .

The ultimate purpose and result of an ever increasing knowledge of GOD is godliness, eternal life---salvation.

"Look unto ME, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am GOD, and there is none else." Isaiah 45:22

"Heaven is a ceaseless approaching to GOD through CHRIST."

© 2010 Tyrone Keels

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