Day 146 of the Fruit Feast. i am fasting today. i have a brother in Christ that needs some deliverance. i fast and pray for him and i also fast and pray for me. That i may be more partaker of the Divine Nature.
2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
i really do not want to be a fake, hypocritical Christian. i want to be real. i want my experience to be real. i have found that any other way is just a waste of time. i was thinking about this verse recently:
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
This is deep to me. There will be many who have lived thinking they were fine for eternity and they will be disappointed to find out they were not. i wondered why and i came to certain conclusions. Many times we lie to ourselves. Now that is bad enough, but what is worse is, eventually we begin to believe our own lie. Self-deception is a miserable thing. Many have made an art form and a science out of living a lie. Carrying on a facade for so long that one believes the facade is real. i have done this in my past. i am so thankful to the Father and the Lord Christ that thru the Eternal Spirit and well-deserved chastening, i was awakened to my true condition and sent the gift of repentance. Then i thought, "what is the Father's will?" The scriptures provided my answer (as always):
1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
1 Thessalonians 4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
1 Thessalonians 4:5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
To be made Holy. To be reverent to the Lord Christ. To be consecrated to be His Disciple....forever. i want this. But i found more......
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
i thank the Lord for my wife of more than 25 years. i thank the Lord for my 4 children. i thank the Lord for my 2 grandchildren. i thank the Lord for the wonderful health He has given me. But if He were to allow all this to be taken from me (it can all go in a moment), i want to be able to whole-heartedly, honestly, sincerely, give thanks still. Regardless of the situation, circumstance. Whether it tastes sweet or bitter. All praise, honor and glory to the Father of Light and our Lord Christ the Lamb.
i have been eating extremely well this week. i say extremely because i have been enjoying every meal. i was inspired to make up this thing i called the Fruit Fusion. Its a Raw Remnant original. Its a raw fruit crisp with crushed almonds, dates and raisins at the crust (note: i do add salt to my crust and sprinkle alittle on the fruit but some may not do that depending on their diet). Then i make a sauce with blueberries, dates and orange juice. i mix the sauce with sliced strawberries and ripe bananas and pour the whole thing over the crust. Sometimes i make a sweet cashew creme with it. Really good. Since its the warm season here i have really be only wanting melons and/or fresh fruit juice in the morning. i also have been having that in the evening. i am feeling very, very strong. This week i have done 1535 push ups and 372 chins. That's not including some crunches, running a lot of basketball and working in the garden. i feel wonderful. Since i am fasting today, i will report yesterday's meals.
Breakfast: 55oz of watermelon-cantaloupe juice. Ate half a cantaloupe with some watermelon while making it.
Lunch: 2 bananas. half a watermelon. Raw Fruit Fusion.
Dinner: 64oz of watermelon-cantaloupe-orange juice.
Spiritual bread: 1 John 3-5, Job 18-21
Exercise: 205 push ups, 60 chins. 2 hours basketball. Today i did all the specialty type movements. Clapping push ups, diamond push ups, incline and decline.....etc. i also was doing sets of 5 chins and holding the movement at the top for isometric affect. Nice way to finish a week.
Sabbath rest and peace to all in Christ.
Have a wonderful and safe weekend!
Grace and Peace be multiplied.