So much talk regarding health and her principles but it seem that only a sum practice the laws. Is it possible for the very word of God to teach us principles of health for living that we can be able to be an example unto the world? Surely the world also teach good principles that are truth and should be followed by men. But is health only for just diet? or it involves much of that?
A Healthy Mind
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."- Romans 12:2. God gives us, men, this truth that we may be able to be on alert all times. From the verse above we to not "conform to this world" that we may be able to be "transformed" by the renewing of our minds. But we cannot achieve such a standard if we fill our minds with the filth that is coming from that the world has to offer. Remember that by beholding one become changed, see 2 Corinth. 3:18. When we expose our sense of vision to evil things our minds get used to such and sin no longer appear sinful to us, it becomes a norm. What used to be moral is then being looked as though is "moral" Because evil within the things that people watch is being glorified. Talk about violence in the movies and video games for example, having bad effect upon the minds of the beholders.
Thus the enemy of souls corrupts the minds, and doing so our societies become field with such violence. Such a striking testimony about the last generation before the flood, the type of the last generation before the second coming of Christ: "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually..."- Gen. 6:5 Such a terrible condition of the antediluvian, for their minds exposed to error became clouded and sin took it's cause. And from having evil thoughts what was their results?-"...And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth." verse 12. Very clear, entertaining evil thoughts result in evil deeds. Can it possible that the entertainment industry is the devil's passport to influence our ways of thinking? Can those images infiltrating the minds be reproduced into out thinking? Indulging in impure thoughts? Sin starts in the mind. By indulging in impure thoughts we sin before we can even act out the thoughts in action: " But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart (mind)."- Matthew 5:28. So how can we keep our minds healthy that we can be transformed by the renewing of our minds? By beholding Christ, we should learn to allow our minds to dwell on Christ and pure things that are in harmony with the will of God. The word of God has power to purify us when we obey it through the Holy Spirit. That which is harmful to the health of our minds should not be tolerated to our minds.
I tell you what, before Christ called me to his marvelous light from darkness, I was one of those who were caught up by the entertainment industry. I used to be a movie watcher, sometimes going to cinema with friends, I can tell you they really had impact in my life. All the violence and evil things I absorbed through the movies that I exposed myself to. And used to love to listen to certain music, especially I once loved to listen to a fellow called 50 cent. I became affected that I was starting to be a nigger-like. This was shown by the way I dressed, filled with pride I was, for I knew not that I was in deception. My friend you see, when you in the world you just do things the way you want, and that is not life. The type of music you listen to and whatever that you watch will affect you in one way or another. Well many things I did that I cannot be happy about, but God was searching for me, I never searched for him, for he found me. He took me though dirty I was, to cleanse me. For indeed he is holy and I am unworthy. why am I bringing to you this part of life that I lived? Because that you can see the power of God, that you may know that what he has done for me he can do for you. Since Christ took me I am no longer into the things I have just told you about. All the worldly entertainment, talk about the movies and it's music, I no longer follow them? for what are they? Useless and satanic. Not that I had power to overcome these, for own my own I can do nothings, for we can do all things through Christ who strengthen us. By his power we are conquerers!
Struggling with pornography in your life? that it even makes you indulge in impure thoughts? that it has affected your relationship with your family? You want to live the worldly entertainment and stop getting your mind absorbing unhealthy things from the them and follow Christ? Look up to Jesus. Let Divine power take control of you. how does it work? Divine power plus human effort equals success. Meaning that if you one who have problems with pornography and want to leave it, you cannot just sit down and watch it and just expect God to switch off your video or magazine, you have to show God that you willing by abandoning them, thats where your choice comes in and God will provide you with power to strengthen your choice. and as long you continue to connect with Christ he will keep you from falling. I tell you it is not easy but victory is always sure in Christ. The devil will always try to bring temptation to bring you back to your old ways but submit to God and you shall be able to resist the devil and he shall flee from you.
So you choose to do away with those movies, those satanic music or games or whatever you watch and hear that displeases God and God will strengthen your choice and provide you with power to not go back. We live in a world, in the last days, in a pleasure driven society, and God tell us: "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ." "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."- 1 Peter 1:3 and Phil. 4:8
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