Day 79 of the Fruit Feast. Surely, this is a permanent thing. i have been having alot of mucous coming out of my nose. i figured it took six months of eating cooked foods to build it up so it will take at least 6 months of raw fruit to get rid of it. i am surprised that after 12 weeks of raw fruit i am still 200lbs. i am expecting a drop in weight of about 25lbs during the course of this year. i believe my body is cleaning out mucous and then it will begin to clean out other things. i feel great though. i am experiencing what i can only describe as an expansion of my mind. The Bible is speaking to me, or rather, the Holy Ghost is speaking to me thru the Bible. i am learning that spiritual Truth is not about any denomination or church. Denominations may incorporate, they may copyright their names, but nobody has a copyright on the Truth. There is no teacher that can be compared to the Holy Spirit and there is (in my humble opinion) no book on earth like the Bible. Not even close. i find most Bible critics have never fully read it for themselves but take portions here or there and pass judgement. i am not surprised by that, but what i have learned that has surprised me is that most people i know who profess Christianity, very rarely read the bible in depth. They trust their denominations, pastors, reverends or whatever. That is everyone's free choice and i accept that. But as it is written:
As the Bible says:
2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
When a person stands in the judgement they will not be able to blame their pastor, their church or anyone or anything else for their defects of character and the deeds they did in this life. Such a thing appears to be very important to me, too important to leave in anyone else's hands. i have learned that i am the church, me and all those who are saved by Grace thru faith in Christ alone. i need not frequent any building, for my body is His holy Temple.
1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
i have also come to realize, that i need not answer to anyone about what the Holy Spirit teaches me to do. i have to answer to Christ alone. This makes things very simple for me and i like it that way. i seek to live at peace with all people, but i make no apologies for how i believe, nor do i judge another person's beliefs whatever they may be. Each person has to live the truth they are shown for themselves. If a person sees what appears to them to be true and does not follow it, that is between them and the Creator. My business is to live the truth i am shown and to do the will of my Heavenly Father and the Lord Christ.
The clarity of mind the fruitarian lifestyle affords me is bringing me more joy than i can describe with words. Although i wish all could experience this, i also understand each person much travel their own path. Its not my goal to save the planet, but to save souls for Christ. i have learned this can be accomplished more by example than by words.
2 Corinthians 3:2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
2 Corinthians 3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
This past weekend i ate Fruitarian Fabulous. Had a pretty good workout on sunday too. My youngest son and i went to the park. We did 200 push ups, 33 bar dips and 60 chins apiece. It was in the mid 80s and sunny. Perfect weather. Then we went to another park and played 4 games of full court basketball with some other kids. It was great exercise. i am so happy that the winter is past. It reminds me of some very beautiful words in the Bible:
Song of Solomon 2:10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Song of Solomon 2:11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
Song of Solomon 2:12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
Song of Solomon 2:13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Grace and peace be multiplied.