TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY

A few years ago, every year I was always ill and miserable during winter consistently, so I dreaded the winter months. I had the cold, flu, pain and at times I had to stay in bed for weeks to recover. Eventually I started my life mission to find out what caused this regular illness as past of my personal journey to do something about my condition. So I found out that this situation was called Seasonal Affective Disorder – SAD. This was caused by a whole combination of issues so each person has to deal with it according to what they feel is contributing to the condition. I discovered some personal choices made influenced my health so I started correcting my circumstances by listening to various experts who imparted tremendous knowledge to impact changes in my life. The first thing I discovered was the value of wearing quality shoes because whatever happened to the feet affected the whole body.

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The chiropodist invited on TV talk show explained whatever the size of shoes worn, we must make room for feet to breath by adding half in inch on top of actual shoe size. For example, if your feet naturally measured size 6, add extra 1/2 inch on top of shoe size making it 6 and 1/2. This was explained that feet size changed at times so increased according to body weight. So the feet expands or shrinks depending on the body size and weight. However it takes some time to become aware of these changes while the feet is still squeezed into the standard size measured shoes. In addition, it was also further explained that leather expanded with weather changes. Shoes expanded on hotter days but became tighter on colder days so need to make room for socks and leggings. This expert emphasized the value of in-soles to help keep the feet warm and comfortable in winter and to wear appropriate light shoes in summer months. This information was illustrated with foot charts linking the feet with various parts of body organs. This means lack of care of the feet caused other health related issues not usually seen as directly connected to the whole health of the body.

So pay more attention to the shoes on your feet to protect the feet from harsh conditions that damage the body in the long-term. Learn to keep your feet happy, well wrapped or ventilated to breath properly to keep  soles alive to cater for nerve endings located in the feet. So I changed my shoe size accordingly and this enhanced the well-being of my feet and I felt better in my health as a result. The other important information I discovered helped to improve my health was layering my clothes especially in winter. The doctor advised that one thick jumper or clothing was not enough to protect the body from losing body heat. The skin in its highest magnified form resembles a pile of bubbles with gaps in between. The skin is not closely tight as seen by the naked eye. This means the skin is more subject to exposure of the elements than thought. A person may not always feel the depth of the cold instantly as the cold air seeps into the body gradually while the person remains unaware of effect of hypothermia in extreme cases. Circulation of blood flow, oxygen and nutrients become inhibited and restricted to the body cells until heart is the last to die. This is part of the reason of being ill in winter as the body feels more tired from the low blood pressure. Those with blood conditions like sickle-cell anemia, thalassemia or other blood related issues where hemoglobin count is lower than average must pay extra attention to clothe their body in layers to preserve body warmth or heat. This is the reason why those under this category must be kept WARM AT ALL TIMES because their body works twice hard to get blood supply but gets less blood oxygen. This causes tiredness, inability to perform at optimum best standard due to lack of oxygen, nutrients in the body.

The sufferer of these conditions must also have body massages to release white cells trapped in the veins blocking blood circulation and causing sickle-cell crises pain.  So take care of the inside of the body for out of it flows life itself to nurture health. Look after the outside of the body by clothing yourself in layers. Wear thin item first like vest or singlet underneath, T-shirt next, plus shirt and jumper on top. For bottom part of the body wear under wear, tights, leggings or men’s long John’s under trousers or skirt in winter Some people say they are ‘ hot blooded’ so feel ‘hot flushes’ so leave windows open widely even in winter to cool down need to dress lightly not to suffocate their body. Others feel ‘cold blooded’ due to low oxygen flow caused by anaemia condition feels cold on the hottest day so need heating to keep healthy. The most important thing is to know your ‘body type’ to dress accordingly to feel comfortable in your own skin. Protect your skin with suitable sun creams and moisturizers. For extremely dry skin seek medical care and vaseline helps keep skin covered. Do not dress by peer pressure or fashion dress code only to keep up with the Jones to fit in with the in crowd. Your body needs to be wrapped especially in winter appropriately to maintain good health. Do not make a mistake by watching the bright sunshine in winter by assuming it warm enough to dress light. Remember, it is warmer indoors than outside so dress up well to suit outdoor temperature not by how you feel indoors before going out. If possible check weather forecast to prepare for unpredictable weather changes by having umbrellas etc or dress not to expose body to cold winter elements. You can unzip or unbutton top shirt or blouse for fresh air in extreme hot weather conditions if appropriate. Chose suitable fabrics for weather. Wear thick jackets in winter, scarfs, gloves, hats and light cotton jackets in summer. Prepare in advance before the thick the thick cold winter season by dressing as if is really cold already. This helps to keep the body warm throughout deep winter. Chose clothes appropriate and suitable according to season in. Take extra precaution to dress properly during changing transition season moments every wear from summer to winter and winter to summer. This is when the body warmth is most susceptible to changes that affect health. Another important thing essential is lighting your environment brightly ensuring use of halogen lamps to increase the room ambiance to see properly. Switch off light mains during night when in bed to save cost of electricity. Keep emergency light like a battery-powered lamp if medical treatment does not depend on 24 hour connection to electricity.  Those prone to jaundice are recommended to use special lights to help the body cells function better. Locating several extra lamps in the room in addition to main lighting over head is necessary. The health and safety standard precautions must be observed to use table lamps and reading lamps to avoid strain of the eyes. Due to less sunshine in winter those indoors most of the time, often lack vitamins A, vitamins C, vitamins D, vitamins K, among others usually obtained from the sunshine. So it is important to pay a particular attention to lighting to enhance room temperature to gain heat through heating the room. Also, a good diet source provides essential vitamins by healthy eating of whole soul foods that contain essential vitamins and nutrients required by the body daily. The body does not store vitamins so must be fed daily by the necessary food containing greens, red etc foods, balanced rainbow coloured menu. This is easy to prepare especially fiber and vegetables helps digestion, detox and cleanses the body.  It is cheaper to prepare fresh home-made sandwich and meals on budget with better fillings to cater for your personal taste as one-size bland meals are not suitable for blood conditions. There are reasonably prized affordable meats like ox liver full of iron necessary to build haemoglobin blood level for anaemic conditions. The idea is to feed the body well with good nutrition to sustain good health. It takes discipline, time and effort to look after the body to properly take care of yourself. Processed foods taste great due to the combination of sugar, salt and butter which is addictive. Some lack essential nutrients that makes one feel healthy by eating quality good foods. Since one becomes whatever one eats, so it important to check carefully what one feeds the body as it pays a hefty price for accumulated effects of junk food over a long period of time. Convenience foods are appealing due to clever marketing and advertisement but does affect body weight, size and impact general well-being and health due to the toxic ‘e’ chemicals, preservatives, pesticides retained in food processing industry. Be properly hydrated with water, milk to build calcium in bones, wholesome fruit juices and smoothies. Water is essential for blood circulation and detox of the body because life is in the blood. Tell friends, family, colleagues at work, schools about special needs of people with blood related conditions to educate them on how it affects their overall general performance in life. Condition symptoms interfere with studies affect school or work attendance due to chronic pain experienced by the sufferer.

In extreme cases they may be hospitalized for blood transfusion because their body does not produce enough hemoglobin through no fault of their own, Such hidden disability is unpredictable as it comes on often at times in the middle of the night during sickle-cell crises for example. Such a person cannot walk, talk, answer phone properly while in pain, take care of themselves, cook, feed themselves, bath, personal hygiene during crises. They must always have someone with them during crises and given oxygen to help breathing. Majority of sufferers tend to be ethnic minority not properly treated or well addressed as seem lazy to some people without full understanding of their pain. Furthermore, due to embarrassment some blend in to conceal pain to tolerate school or work. Their performance is often behind required standard put in by healthy colleagues so some may be wrongly targeted. Their academic performance suffers below optimum capability below their personal best yet no provision is made to let them rest in between lessons or take longer breaks necessary for health. No matter what others think of you or negative xenophobic attitudes, you have a right to be on this planet. God created you as a unique person so enjoy your life and make time for yourself. At the end of the day, your life is entrusted to your as the best person able to take care of you so respect and value your life daily. Do not have negative attitude towards your body saying you hate your body shape or size so neglect it. Although it may not be exactly probably how you would prefer your body the way you are, remember you are created in the Image of God whether you believe and accept this fact or not. Burying your head in the sand does not wish the sun away because God remains eternal as long as the sun and moon exist. Deal with any underlying traumas affecting your body, mind and soul by confidential therapy in a safe environment rather than let go of the body through pain and comfort eat to abuse and damage the body. Seek trustworthy reliable people to support each other and make time for yourself to rest and sleep properly. Make yourself happy by giving yourself small treats and look out for other’s well-being. You deserve to be happy in life.

WHY CAN’T GOD STOP EVIL?

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When God finished creating the earth originally from the beginning at first, it was so perfect that God in Genesis 1:31 saw all that He Made, and said it was VERY GOOD. The all-powerful, omnipotent God, was then in total control of His Creation so everything turned out as perfectly as God planned, initially. God was very pleased and happy with mankind who submitted to God. God was so happy He regularly came down to visit Adam and Eve together with Jesus Christ and the angels in the garden of Eden. On Day 6 God, in the person of the Godhead as God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit in 1 John 5:7, the Bible says in verse 26: “And God said, Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness . . . . “ And in verse 27 we read: “So God created man in His Own Image, in the image of God created He created male and female.” Mankind is the only creation of God made in the “image of God.” After God created man, in verse 28: “And God blessed them, and said unto them, be fruitful and multiply. God provided everything necessary more abundantly including resources, treasures, gems. In Genesis 2:12, the gold of that land was pure and very good: there is bdellium and onyx stone, the sardius, topaz, and diamond, the beryl. God looked at all things He Made and He saw it was VERY VERY GOOD! And behold, it was very good. God entrusted mankind with the most perfect state of affairs, enriched with freedom to enjoy all freely. Stain-Glass-Jesus560x350However, it did not last long because man became un-thankful, ungrateful like spoilt brats who did not toil for anything typically behaves. Mankind begun to take God for granted, by mankind’s right to entitlement, that made them become disrespectful to God. So did their own thing in the process by not listening to God anymore. Instead mankind chose to follow the devil who was God’s enemy who ruined mankind. Soon after, God in Genesis 6:5, God looked down on the earth and was grieved by what he saw. The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. God brought the great flood upon the earth and fire of Sodiom and Gomorrah hoping to change mankind because the wickedness of man was great. Every intent, desire, thought was bent toward evil. Man had audacity to reject God so opted for self-rule. God warned mankind and laid out dangerous conditions of self -rule with consequences clearly stated. God permitted man’s request to self – destruct as insisted on. Like a loving Father God watches with open arms for His Children to come to their senses like a prodigal son to return into His Loving Care. God sent Jesus and other prophets to persuade mankind to change in vain. Fast forward to 6 thousand years later and mankind does worse wickedness and godlessness, going to increase so many Christians are warned to be on guard to endure to the end to be saved. In 2 Thessalonians 2:9–11, Paul said the anti-Christ “man of lawlessness” with the activity of satan’s power and false signs and wonders and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. At some point, the “lawless one” will come, and he will come in power, with false signs and wonders. He will be so impressive, so powerful, many unbelievers will be deceived by him. The wickedness promoted and perpetuated by the lawless one on a colossal scale is overcome in Christ.ken-fong-when-very-good-becomes-just-so-so-091115-3-728Despite how worse things get, do not throw up your hands in despair. There’s good news. The good news is that, in spite of the wickedness which fills the world, the gospel of Jesus Christ will continue saving sinners! Yes, evil is powerful, but Jesus is More Powerful! Yes, satan prowls about like a roaring lion but Jesus Christ is the Great Lion of Judah and lion slayer. Jesus encouraged Peter the church will not be overcome and will even stand against hell itself. And I tell you, you are Peter and on this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it according to Matthew 16:18. Jesus is not particularly interested in the evil that killed Him.  Jesus talked about lawlessness, but promised that the gospel would be proclaimed in ALL nations. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come as stated in Matthew 24:14.  When lawlessness appears, Jesus already has taken take care of him. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming according to  2 Thessalonians 2:8. When Jesus returns, He will utterly decimate man of lawlessness because King Jesus has arrived! The gospel continues to triumph and Jesus will remain on the throne to finally rid the world of all evil and wickedness. Do not be concerned about increasing evil but stand up for God’s righteousness. Despite adversity encountered or persecutions, be constantly on guard encouraged fully trusting in JESUS our coming, conquering, reigning King WHOSE KINGDOM SHALL HAVE NO END  IN JESUS NAME.

GOD’S GARMENTS OF PRAISE

‎In Isaiah 61:4 – ‎Isaiah 61:2, we are encouraged to clothe ourselves spiritually speaking with righteous garments of praise to God permanently for God inhabits the praise of people through the name of Jesus Christ. According to the Bible God appoints unto all that mourn especially in Zion beauty for ashes, oil of joy for mourning, garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness despite whatever happens in life. The LORD GOD Appointed the Lord Jesus Christ with the Spirit of God upon Jesus anointed to preach good news to the depressed, those afflicted and the humble in Jesus Name to heal the broken hearted and the year of jubilee. During mourning or repentance people wore sack cloth and poured ashes over their heads as a sign of mourning and grief before God. So because of the new covenant in Christ, God grants those who mourn in Zion the Joy of the LORD GOD giving them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, oil of gladness instead of mourning and garment of praise. God prefers inward repentance of the heart instead of external actions, rituals, symbolic songs that seemingly represent repentance, sorrow without Christ at the centre of lyrics and songs to demonstrate hope and trust in God. We are to zoom directly into God’s Presence through the blood of Jesus with full assurance, confident in God as Hebrews 4:15 – ‎Hebrews 5:1 – ‎Hebrews 4:16 says let us humbly approach God’s throne of grace with confidence because of Christ Our High Priest has reconciled us with God.

So in Christ we can now come boldly and confidently enter directly into God’s Presence so that we may receive mercy. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain grace and forgiveness. We have boldness to enter into the holiest only by the blood of Jesus to partake of God’s Mercy obtained through the blood of Jesus. God becomes Directly Responsible for orphans, widows as their Father and Husband Respectively. So in the midst of pain, grief and sorrow, it is into God Almighty’s Loving Arms we must run for Comfort through the Holy Spirit in the Name of Jesus. With assurance of eternal life in Christ the family has reunion in God’s Presence so pray for all family members, friends, loved ones to receive Christ for eternal life. Ephesians 6:11 says put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand the evil days and times. In Acts 2:47 in spite of adversities and the departure of Jesus into heaven, the disciples continued praising God and having favour with God and all the people wherever they went. We used to sing a depressing song in the past which stated loss of earthly fathers and mothers dead mean we have nobody in life.

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Last night I had a dream and God reminded me with a piece of black fabric 12 metres long printed with negative words sang in the past. These words, ‘God Lives’ appeared next to the fabric telling me to change those words we sang into a new song with new lyrics as follows.

New Song we must now sing, 

We have Father God in life,

We have Jesus Christ in Life,

Though father may die,

Though mother may die

We have Father God in life

Old Song sang in the past    

We have nobody in life,

We have nobody in lie,

Our father is dead,

Our mother is dead,

We have nobody in life.         

Sing instead the Godly worship song of ‘Garments of Praise’ to focus on God’s Majesty. The devil’s goal and objective is to cause pain to mislead people into anger to reject or hate God in ignorance instead of hating the devil. God is not the author of evil. It is important and necessary to dwell in the Presence of God to focus on God at all times.

WHO HAS CHRIST GOD’S SON?

For God so loved the world that He GAVE His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ so that those who believe in Jesus will not perish but have eternal life according to John 3:16 in the Bible. God Made it very clear that “those who have The Son of God Jesus Christ have eternal life and those that do not receive the Son of God have not eternal life according to 1 John 5:12. If you have the Son of God, you have life, if you do not have the Son, you are dead spiritually. So there are two kinds of people: those alive in Christ spiritually that die in Christ and those without Christ who die unsaved without hope of eternal life. “He that believes on the Son has everlasting life and he that believes not the Son shall not see life but the wrath of God abides on him as stated in John 3:36. That means that the person without the Son is dead so this means spiritual death. God is saying to you today that you if you are not a Christian you can come to life by accepting Jesus Christ as your Saviour. This portion of Scripture is telling all people not to have security and confidence in their own strength but in God through Christ alone because God directly links all people to the JEWISH JESUS. The subject of prophecy reveals the nation Israel has serious implications for the whole world. David, God’s servant and his Seed descendant Jesus shall be king over them and they all shall have one shepherd and walk in God’s judgements and observe God’s Statutes and do them according to Ezekiel 37:24. That One Shepherd is the Lord Jesus Christ born in the line of David.

Matthew I and Luke 1-2 recorded Jesus came in the line of David as the Shepherd Who Will rule as God raised up David to reign over Israel. In the Millennium and eternal kingdom to be ushered in immediately following the Millennium Christ Will reign in the Millennium in the eternal kingdom. The Lord Jesus Christ Will Reign and serve down here on this earth. And the heathen shall know that the LORD sanctified Israel when God’s Sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore as written in Ezekiel 37:28. This is going to come to pass when God’s Sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.There will be a millennial temple and an eternal temple down here on the earth. In Revelation where it speaks of there not being a temple, it is referring to the New Jerusalem which is where the church will be so not upon earth for a season. On return after rapture, the eternal home of God’s children of Israel will be upon earth and God’s temple will be in their midst. Although Israel is the subject of Ezekiel especially in chapters 37-39 this verses apply to all believer’s personal lives. The world today is a death valley full of walking dead people in trespasses and sins. Without a Godly Spiritual life human life is an old corpse metaphorically speaking. God Will Make Israel one nation in the land Upon the mountains of Israel and One King Jesus Christ shall be King to them all and they shall be no more 2 nations, neither shall they be divided into 2 kingdoms any more in Ezekiel 37:22. God will make them one nation again after persecutions and dividing Israel. 

This is why God’s words says those who have the Son Jesus Christ have life. The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life.  God made a new agreement with Jerusalem as stated in Ezekiel 16:59-63. ‘This is what the *LORD your King says, I will do to you what you deserve. Some people hate the agreement God Made so refuse to obey God. Verse 60 says God Remembers His Agreement Made with Israel and all elect chosen believers. That agreement will never end so eventually people will  come to their senses and remember God’s agreement in verse 62So you will know that I am the *LORD who in verse 63 will forgive all the things done in error. Then will not remember the past because God will do a new thing and they shall know it. So will not open mouth again in shame as the *LORD God your King says.’ In Verses 59-63, the *Israelites made an agreement with God so promised to obey agreement in Exodus 24:7. If they did well God will show His kindness to them but if they did not obey God punishes them. As they promised to obey God but did not so God punished them as in the agreement. God would not neglect to perform His promises in the agreement but make a new one with His people. This new agreement will last for all time because God forgives people for all the evil things done. As result those who accept and receive Christ will know the LORD God Almighty and live eternally according to Jeremiah 31:31-34; and Hebrews 8:8-13. At that time, the people in Judah will remember what they had done so will be ashamed of their past. They will accept their sisters Sodom and Samaria as daughters rather than as sisters to Jerusalem. Some people are furious with God for demanding salvation only through Jesus Christ they consider as mere human mortal or prophet rather than focus on God Only. Others however, believe Christ is the Authorised Deity Lord God sent by the LORD GOD Almighty to save mankind. Whatever mankind feels or thinks about Christ Jesus as God’s Only Way for Christians believers, God Made His Decision so Will not change. God is being forced like a loving Father to discipline and correct rebellious people but His Patience is running out. When God time of compassionate grace runs out His wrath will destroy billions including whole nations. God will restore Israel to a right relationship with God to be fully accomplished when Jesus Christ the Prince of peace is ruling on earth at the beginning of the millennium. So ensure you call upon the Son of God Jesus Christ to be saved eternally in Jesus Name.

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