Saturday, April 07, 2018

Did You Take Care Of My Body - Part 2

The Good News is Jesus overcame the world and what that means to us is those of us who are born of God can also overcome the world through faith in Jesus Christ.  Did you know every person has a choice whether to overcome the world or to be overcome by the world?  The enemy hates people so much his mission in his miserable existence is to steal, kill and destroy us.  Jesus came to give us the ability to overcome the world through Him.

We have the choice as to whether we let the cares of this world (Satan's deceptive tool against us) make ineffective for Christ or we can chose to take sides with Jesus and let Him help us overcome the world.  Who's side are you on right now?  Have you let the cares of this world ruin you life?  Did you know that another tool the enemy uses against us is addiction?  When we think of addiction we first think of drugs and alcohol.  But, there are many addictions the enemy uses against us and I believe they are outlined in 1 John 2:16

16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.

Jesus overcame all three of these areas mentioned in the scripture and He expects us to also overcome these addictions.  I've have mentioned this scripture previously and I think it is very important for us to understand what He expects of His followers.

Here is some hard question for you.  
  1. Would you say that an obese believer is an overcomer?  
  2. Which areas of the world does the obese believer have an addiction?    
          a. the lust of the flesh 
          b. the lust of the eyes 
          c. the pride of life
          d. all three

Please feel free to share your answer.

What does Jesus have to say about the difference between those that overcome and those that chose not to over come?

Revelation 21:7-8 New King James Version (NKJV)

He who overcomes shall inherit all things,[a] and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the
  • cowardly (fearful - Christians who through cowardice give way under persecutions and apostatize)
  • unbelieving (doubting) (unfaithful, faithless, (not to be trusted, perfidious)
  • abominable (to be disgusted, i.e. (by implication) detest (especially of idolatry)
  • murderers
  • sexually immoral (a man who indulges in unlawful sexual intercourse, a fornicator)
  • sorcerers (a drug, i.e. spell-giving potion); a druggist ("pharmacist") or poisoner, i.e. (by extension) a magician:—sorcerer. Witchcraft also fits this group)
  • idolaters (a. worshipper of false gods, a idolater - used of any one even Christian, participant in any way in the worship of the heathen, esp. one who attends their sacrificial feasts and eats of the remains of offered victims - a covetous man as a worshipper of Mammon (the demonic god of wealth or riches)
  • and all liars a- lying, deceitful, false - in my personal opinion I believe those that gossip also fit this group - definition of gossip -  casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.
shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
Now I've noticed that obesity is not mentioned in the above scripture as far as those people going to hell.  I believe an obese person is not going to hell because they have not overcome their addiction to food, but I am saying that the obese person is in bondage to a worldly addiction.  This addiction can cause the believer to be ineffective as a servant of Christ:
Ineffective definition: not producing any significant or desired effect.

  • unsuccessful, unproductive, fruitless, unprofitable, abortive, futile, purposeless, useless, worthless, ineffectual, inefficient, inefficacious, inadequate; feeble, inept, lame, powerless, impotent, incompetent, incapable, unfit, inept, weak, poor, useless, hopeless

The reason I am concerned about the obese is because I am one of those obese people.  I have been overweight since I was around eleven or twelve years of age when I became addicted to chocolate milk.  At age twelve I became obese and I have been battling my weight ever since then.

On the first of April I have made up my mind that I am no longer be an addicted slave to food.  I changed my diet to intermitten fasting along with restricting my foods to high fat and low carbs.  I am determine, with the Lord's help to overcome my food addition because I no longer want to feel ineffective for Christ.

If you would like for me to keep you posted on my progress please let me know.

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