Weekend Review of days 55-57 of the Fruit Feast. Total learning experience this weekend. First off, after nearly 2 months on all fruit i am a solid 203lbs. Thats amazing to me. i feel very strong and energetic. i am getting more knowledge from the Holy Spirit as He is preparing me for future use. i recall times past when i was 100% raw and when i lost alot of weight. Last year at the beginning of the 7 month fruit feast i was 215lbs (give or take). By the end of 7 months i was 175-180lbs. i had done some running last year and played alot of basketball with my son and his peers. i have not done any running as of yet this year. i decided to wait until sometime in April, when its consistently warmer, to begin playing ball outside. So i may end up losing alot of weight at some point, but at this point i have not. i am by no means fat or obese, but i am muscular and i can tell my body will get tighter as time goes on. So much for the fruitarian diet making one sick for lack of protein or whatever.
Recently i have been studying the book of Ephesians. This is one of my favorite gospel books of all. i have been praying a prayer said by the Apostle Paul in Chapter 3:
Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Ephesians 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
To "know" the Love of Christ and be filled with the fulness of God. The word "know", implies intimate and close personal experience with something or someone. In the bible the term is often used to describe sexual connection because its intimate in its acquaintence and holy in Christ. So to "know" the Love of Christ is to have a close, personal experience with His Love. i have been praying for more of such an experience and, as the Lord would, He placed me in a position to learn of it.
We were having an online bible study on sunday night. The Spirit was moving among us as Christ was being uplifted and the Father being glorified. The Truth of the Word was being put forth and many were rejoicing. Then the study concluded and we had our usual time of question and answer. During this time people can say whatever they wish so long as they are not profane or argumentative. Certain people, who came in under the guise of joining us in study, began to accuse me of blasphemy. i let it go on for well over 45 minutes and the spirit of peace that was among us left as the spirit of accusation and fanaticism took hold. Some urged me to put a stop to it (which i normally would have done), but instead i let it go. What started out as rejoicing turned into sadness and frustration. Thus is the damage satan can do if allowed his purpose. Afterward i was angry that i allowed it and i purposed to ban those people from our bible study in the future. But then the above-referenced verse came to me, along with the prayer i prayed for the same. i realized that, although those people came with an evil spirit, Christ died for them and loved them. i realized that, i had a long way to go before i could "know" that type of love. i went to my knees asking for forgiveness for in any ways not representing the Love of Christ. i asked the Lord to show me my sin if there was any i was not aware of (He is faithful to do so if asked). i realized that, thru the Spirit of Grace, i must come to the point where Christ was on this earth as the devil constantly attacked Him with every weapon at his dark and powerful disposal:
John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
Christ was so closely and firmly connected with His Father, satan could do nothing to disturb His peace or move Him to sin. i am determined thru Grace to reach that point. This is the reason for the Fruit Feast. To clear my mind and reach that spiritual connection with the Father thru Christ where "the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me".
i have eaten several mono meals this weekend. On Friday, i ate all mangos for breakfast and durian for dinner. On Sabbath i ate the same. On Sunday i ate all bananas for breakfast, but when i got to the Asian market the mono-thing went out the window. i was tasting the longan and the mangos. The atafaulos were delicious! Glory!. i got 3 cases of them along with 3 cases of kent mangos. The manager gave me a discount on a case of valencias (a case of 100 for $18.50). i also bought a sour sop and some custard apples. They were frozen the way the durian was. When i let them thaw and ate of them they were totally nasty. i am sure they taste good right off the tree but they do not well after being frozen the way the durian does. i believe the hard exterior of the durian protects the fruit more effectively. It was a shame too because one sour sop costs nearly $16. The waste left as bad a taste in my mouth as the fruit. i was even able to eat of some dates (i brushed immediately afterwards and experienced no pain). i love medjool dates. i am planning on trying the "datorade" i have been hearing so much about on 30Bad. i was thinking of using celery juice in place of the water. i will give a report when i do.
i pray you all had a wonderful weekend.
Grace and Peace be multiplied.