God’s Food Advice
God created our human bodies and He knows them in sub-atomic detail, better than any doctor or any high-tech machine.
Highly anointed ministers of God have been used by Him to heal, restore and even complete human bodies, witnessed by amazed audiences. Only He, the Lord, could have performed these miracles because of His intimate knowledge of our anatomy and functioning of our bodies.
I have witnessed miracles in my own body on two occasions, in church, not in a hospital, and they happened with just a word from an anointed minister. Because of the knowledge that God has of our physical bodies, it is wise to pay attention to what He has said about the food we eat.
1- Starting from the beginning.
Starting from the beginning of the earth, God created water, vegetation and animals. Then He created man in His image, and right away He advised man what he should eat as the right nourishment for his newly created body.
Genesis 1: 29-30 And God said: “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the Earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of tree yielding seed, it will be food for you.”
Notice that every herb and every fruit fit for humans to eat had to be from a plant which bore seed. This was specific, and no meat of any kind. It was a vegetarian diet which excluded any plant that did not bear seed. (Note: mushrooms and truffles are not seed-bearing.)
“And to every beast of the Earth, to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creeps upon the Earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food.”
The animals were vegetarian and did not need to kill each other for food.
The above were commandments that both human and animals understood and obeyed.
2- God planted a garden.
Time passed and God planted a garden, and there was not a man to till the ground. There were male humans, but they were not equipped to till the ground. They were “hunter/gatherers,” so God created a man that had the capacity to till the ground and take care of a garden.
There were two trees in the garden, and both were fruit bearers. Although both were seed-bearing trees, God told Adam not to eat fruit from one of the trees.
Genesis 2:15-16 And the Lord God commanded the man saying: “You may eat freely of every tree of the garden, but you will not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and bad, for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die.”
And Adam ate of the tree and was cursed, thrown out of the garden and had to work hard to survive, as all humanity has had to do to this day.
Judging from what happened after Adam ate of the forbidden tree, it looks like we had better obey God’s instructions about our diet, no matter how tempted we could be.
3- The time of the giants and how the prescribed diet changed.
When rebel angels came to Earth and had children with human females, the mixed DNA produced giants called the Nephilim. These giants needed a lot of food to survive, and they were eating everything they could find. Food became scarce, and the giants then consumed human beings (see Book of Enoch).
Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the Earth in those days and also after that, when the sons of leaders (rebel angels) came into the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men who from old, were men of bad reputation.
God sent a flood to wipe out the existing population, because it was being mixed with alien DNA. He chose Noah, who had perfect DNA (Genesis 6:9), to preserve the pure DNA of humans as He had created them. He also chose specimens of the animals he had created to preserve them.
God told Noah to bring into the Ark both clean and unclean animals. We see in the Bible that at this early time God had advised His children about “clean” and “unclean” animals, even when human beings were still vegetarian.
Genesis 7:2-3 Of every clean beast you will take to yourself by sevens, the male and his mate, and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his mate. Also of fowls of the air by sevens, the males and the female, to keep seed alive upon the face of all the Earth.
Then the waters covered the Earth. Where did all this water come from? From rivers and oceans, yes, but mainly from the envelope of water that surrounded the Earth above the surface of the Earth. “The windows of Heaven were opened.”
The planet was initially entirely covered with water:
Genesis 1:2 And the Earth was totally empty, …and the Spirit of God hovered, brooded, over the face of the waters.
Genesis 1:6-7 And God said, “Firmament, be in the midst of the waters! Divide the waters from the waters!” And God made the firmament and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters that were above the firmament, and it was so.
Most of the waters separated from the surface of the earth and rose up to a certain distance and enveloped the Earth. The rays (perhaps gamma rays) of the sun did not penetrate all the way to the surface of the earth, but provided enough illumination during daytime. There were no clouds and no rain.
Genesis 2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth and it watered the whole face of the ground.
When Noah was installed in the Ark, God opened “the windows of heaven” and the waters that were enveloping the earth came down. And then the (gamma) rays of the sun reached the planet’s surface.
When the Ark came to rest on dry ground and Noah was allowed to come out of the Ark, God gave instructions to Noah:
Genesis 9:3-4 “Every moving thing that lives will be food for you, even as the green herb. I have given you everything. But you will not eat flesh with its life, which is in its blood.”
God allowed Noah to eat meat and I believe that the reason was that the sun’s (gamma) rays were now directly upon the earth and everything that was on it. I believe that God knew they would interfere with the chemistry of the human body, and the eating of meat would combat the damage.
God’s advice regarding what we eat has a scientific reason designed to have our bodies functioning at their best.
4- Clean and unclean animals.
We can see that at this early age, God already advised Noah about clean and unclean animals. Both kinds of animals were needed.
Clean animals serve as food and unclean animals are typically the scavengers. Clean animals are either herbivores or are animals that eat bugs and worms. Unclean animals are ones that eat rotten meat, a dead animal which they have not killed. God created them with that purpose, to keep the earth clean. Unclean animals are also the ones that eat a fresh kill, like lions and tigers, with the blood. The organs and functioning of unclean animals are different from the body and functioning of clean animals.
Clean and unclean animals are found on dry land and also in oceans, rivers and streams.
5- The time of Moses.
After the exodus and the creation of the Tabernacle and the priesthood, the food advice was explained in detail
In Leviticus 11:1-47.
The Lord made emphasis again on not eating unclean animal flesh, and not eating the blood or the fat of any kind of animal to avoid diseases and plagues in the people.
Leviticus 7: 22-27And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, You will eat no manner of fat of ox, or of sheep, or of goat. And the fat of the beast that dies of itself and the fat of that which is torn by beasts may be used in any other use, but you will in no way eat of it. For whoever eats the fat of the beast of which men offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, even the person who eats will be cut off from his people. Moreover, you will eat no manner of blood, of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings. Whoever eats any manner of blood, even that person will be cut off from his people.
6- A woman who ate blood.
Lake Hamilton Bible Camp in Hot Springs Arkansas is a deliverance ministry. The following testimony was in one of their newsletters.
A woman came to the camp and asked for deliverance from diabetes. They ministered to her but the demon of diabetes was not leaving. The minister demanded to know what was the demon’s legal right for staying in the woman. The demon answered, “She ate blood!”
After the woman prayed and repented, the demon was cast out. It may have come as a surprise to the woman that she ate blood. There are some “cuisines” that use animal blood as an ingredient, blood puddings and blood sausages:
From Wikipedia: Blood sausages are links of pork or other meats mixed with blood, which gives them their distinctive dark color. This type of sausage is made in countries all over the world and goes by names such as blutwurst in Germany, boudin noir in France and morcilla in Spain.
And beware of “rare” steak.
When I read this testimony, I realized that if a demon enters a person for eating something that God said not to eat, like blood, then if a person eats an unclean animal, a demon could enter the person. I had never heard of that happening, and, of course, nothing is taught in church about food.
At the time, I was teaching deliverance to a small group of ladies. I broached the subject and asked them if they would agree to a deliverance from eating the wrong food, to verify if demons had a legal right to enter us.
They agreed and I started with a list of the most common meats from unclean animals that are consumed, such as pork, ham and bacon and shrimp. The demons started coming out and I verified my thinking. I stopped ministering, and to my surprise, one woman continued having deliverance and shouting out the names of the demons coming out of her: Squirrel! Armadillo! Snake!
This woman had been brought up in dire poverty, and the family resorted to hunt anything they could eat. Praise God that she was doing better financially and more importantly that she got rid of demons!
7 – Still need convincing?
Something about bacon creates a reaction in people. Whenever I go out to eat with friends and I ask the waiter to omit the bacon from my selected menu item, I hear gasps, groans or comments – it’s just unbelievable that I would do such a thing. (The same thing happens when I decline alcohol, but that’s for another article.)
If you are truly a Christian, if you truly have the fear (a sense of awe) of the Lord, you should know that eating bacon or any other unclean animal is viewed by God this way:
Isaiah 66 NLT 1 This is what the Lord says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Could you build me a temple as good as that? Could you build me such a resting place? 2 My hands have made both heaven and earth; they and everything in them are mine. I, the Lord, have spoken! I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at my word. 3 But those who choose their own ways – delighting in their detestable sins – will not have their offerings accepted….4 I will send them great trouble – all the things they feared. For when I called, they did not answer. When I spoke, they did not listen. They deliberately sinned before my very eyes and chose to do what they know I despise…..17 Those who ‘consecrate’ and ‘purify’ themselves in a sacred garden with its idol in the center – feasting on pork and rats and other detestable meats – will come to a terrible end,” says the Lord.
So, looks like He puts eating pork in the same category as eating rats – both DETESTABLE to Him.
You see, the animals he forbids us to eat, both on land and sea, are largely SCAVENGERS, as mentioned previously, eating garbage, blood, and rotting meat. Is that really what you want to eat? You are what you eat.
Leviticus 7:26 – 27 NLT No matter where you live, you must never consume the blood of any bird or animal. Anyone who consumes blood will be cut off from the community.
Chapter 11 of Leviticus goes into great detail on which animals you can and cannot eat. You might be surprised. If you weren’t a Christian, or interested in Christianity, you wouldn’t be reading this, so I suggest you take this seriously.
I once visited a friend of mine whose husband was making omelets for breakfast. He asked me what I wanted in my omelet. I answered. Then he started to taunt me about why I didn’t choose to have ham in my omelet. This was purely demonic because I hadn’t even discussed with this couple anything about Biblical foods. His demons knew I had recently given up pork. This man was overflowing with arrogant, holier-than-thou religious spirits, having recently received his PhD in church history from Baylor University.
8 – What about the New Testament?
The apostle Paul makes a complete contradiction to God’s food laws in I Timothy 4:
1 Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last time some will turn away from the true faith, they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. 2 These people are hypocrites and liars, and their consciences are dead. 3 They will say it is wrong to be married and wrong to eat certain foods. But God created those foods to be eaten with thanks by faithful people who know the truth. 4 Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks. 5 for we know it is made acceptable by the word of God and prayer.
Really? What is Paul saying here? Has he lost his mind? Why would he go against what God specifically outlined more than once in the Old Testament?
Could it be because the people he was writing to didn’t think of PIGS as FOOD any more than we Americans think of RATS or COCKROACHES as FOOD? Ponder that. Think about how many animals we don’t consider food. In the U.S. we don’t eat dogs and cats, they are not considered food. In fact it turns most people’s stomachs to think of eating a dog. Perhaps the people to whom he was writing also put pigs into that category.
Many scholars say, in context, Paul was talking about meat or food offered to pagan idols (which I wouldn’t eat either, but that’s for another article).
Other scholars say that either (a) Paul went rogue and started his own “religion”, or (b) that the Paul’s writings were usurped and changed and plagiarized over the years and this wasn’t the real Paul. Again, this is an area for much debate.
However, I always use this little rhyme: “When in doubt, who has more clout, Jesus (God) or Paul?” There’s no record of Jesus and the disciples eating pork, only fish.
Then you might argue, what about Peter’s vision of the unclean animals, where God told Peter, “Get up, Peter; kill and eat them.” “No, Lord,” Peter declared. “I have never eaten anything that our Jewish laws have declared impure and unclean.” (NOTE: this is not just for Jews. This is actually advice for ALL of HUMANITY. Clean and unclean animals were designated before the flood, before Jews, before the Torah, etc. as noted previously in this article.)
If you read Acts chapter 10 in its full context, you will find out that the vision was a METAPHOR showing that God wanted gentiles, non-Jews, like most Christians, to be grafted into His family. Jews looked at non-Jews as “unclean”, as if they were unclean animals. God used a shocking metaphoric vision (shocking to Peter the Jew) to strongly get his point across. So, the vision had NOTHING to do with retracting the food laws.
One time I was at a home group Bible study at a Methodist church I attended for a short while, and this chapter came up for discussion. I humbly, quietly mentioned that I didn’t think that this vision meant we could eat pork and such. The hostess of the study, who was normally a very demure woman, absolutely exploded into a fit so quickly after I said this, it was shocking. The study members were shocked too. Everyone was very quiet, you could have heard a pin drop. That outburst absolutely convinced me that this matter of following God’s food laws is deeper than what is on the surface. It is a spiritual matter, and the demons in that woman did NOT like what I said. Food for thought (literally).
Every once in a while, you’ll hear a story of a worm discovered in a human brain or elsewhere. These parasites can come from eating frogs, snakes, many wild game and pork infected with the parasite – pretty much the foods God said not to eat.
From the dictionary: A disease caused by trichinae, typically from infected meat, especially pork, characterized by digestive disturbance, fever, and muscular rigidity.
List of Animals Not To Be Eaten
Land animals. It’s easier just to say what CAN be eaten: animals that BOTH chew cud and have a divided hoof. Oxen, cows, sheep, goats, deer, gazelles, roebuck, ibex, antelopes.
Birds. Chicken, turkey, duck, geese, quail, pheasant, squab, pigeons, doves.
Sea creatures. Again, it’s easier just to say that it’s fish with BOTH fins and scales. If it’s missing one of those things, don’t eat it. So that pretty much leaves out ALL crustaceans, shrimp, scallops, catfish, and much more (boo-hoo, you’ll survive). Fish that CAN be eaten include cod, flounder, haddock, halibut, herring, mackerel (tuna), pickerel, pike salmon, trout, whitefish, redfish, bass, snapper and more.