“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.” (Matthew 4:17-25)
“And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.” (Matthew 9:9)
“Jesus began to preach” was His Act of Faith. Doing His Act of Faith Activated what “God Put In Place,” which caused Him to find the people “God Put In Place.” When people do their Acts of Faith it Surfaces what God Put in them before the Foundation of the World:
“Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21)
My daily Bible reading is talking about God’s Process:
“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.” (Matthew 7:24-25)
The above “rock” is the same “rock” in my daily Bible reading:
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)
When people finish the first three Levels of God’s Process they become “His Church.” God’s Church is people NOT buildings. That is why Jesus used Peter’s Name:
“For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.” (I Corinthians 3:9)
“Whole” is another thing that comes from doing our Acts of “Faith” in God’s Process:
“But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.” (Matthew 9:22)
“The Trilogy” (Purchase Button at this Website) shows the things and people “God Put In Place” for me. People MUST be healthy to accomplish their Purpose. Also, PREVENTING a disease is much easier than getting rid of one. I love sharing good information and this e-mail article “3 mindful ways to keep disease away” from “Easy Health Options” will help people with that:
Prevention is always the best way to stave off disease.
Yet, habits, lifestyle and compliance to medical treatment often negate most preventive measures. New statistics show that 70% of deaths in the United States are caused by chronic disease, of which most of the worst ones are preventable. Changing perspectives, habits and lifestyle can be difficult without some guidance. Today I’d like to share a simple outlook of actions I like to call a “Wellness Trifecta” for changing your health and not becoming one of the preventable death statistics.
The scary statistics
According to a recent data published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 7 out of 10 deaths in the U.S. result from chronic diseases and the treatment of these diseases accounts for over 85% of U.S. health costs. “About half of health expenditures in the United States are accounted for by 5% of patients, yet many chronic conditions are preventable,” they note.
But all the medical establishment puts forth is more access to “new potential preventive services, such as immunizations, screening tests and chemoprophylaxis.”
In my estimation, such screenings and so forth can help identify chronic disease and generate a course of treatment before it has been left to become chronic. But this is not really the answer to prevention of the disease.
Prevention is always the best medicine. Early screenings are also important, but must accompany a shift in how we live; not just allow for poor health behaviors by identifying their disease at onset.
Years ago I came up with a simple three-part process for embracing prevention and changing from a life headed towards chronic disease to a vibrant one. It’s simple and anyone can come to embrace it.
The gist is this: illness and disease need an environment in which to blossom, so if you change your internal environment (your physiology), you can create a wellness base that is not suitable for most diseases to take hold. It’s as easy as being mindful of:
1.What you think in your body
2.What you put into your body
3.And what you do with your body
Let’s take a deeper look.
What you think in your body
What you think — as in the thoughts you have — directly affects your body and its functions.
Negative, angry, hurtful, spiteful and worrisome thoughts trigger the stress response, and can also lead to anxiety and depression. A host of bio-chemicals and hormones course through your body when these kinds of thoughts are active and keep you in a constant fight or flight holding pattern.
Not only do your thoughts change your body, they also create your worldview and wellness outlook. When you are in pain, can you get up and walk or exercise? That depends on how you view your pain situation: what you think you are able to do and how you perceive the outcome of trying. If you go ahead with positive action, you can reap positive effect. But it you allow worry and fear and anxiety to hold you back, your pain can go from acute to chronic and forever change how you live your life.
What you think also triggers moods wherein you will consume more “comfort foods” and over or under eat. You may not feel like getting out of bed. You may have lowered feelings of self-worth or feel helpless to change your situation. What you think affects our body for better and worse. If you choose better, you can do better within the next two areas, too. If you choose worse, you will fail.
What you put into your body
We are talking here of diet in its broadest sense… not just eating to lose weight, but about consuming foods that can alter your biochemistry, hormones, create chronic inflammation and lead to serious diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Most Americans eat a very low quality diet. I’m not just talking about fast food, but also of eating too much food that with too little nutritive content — foods like processed breads, donuts and pasta; fruit packaged in syrups; low quality meats and poultry raised with antibiotics and fed on GMO corn; foods and beverages containing high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and artificial sweeteners; and of course, soda, alcohol and tobacco products.
All of these have a direct negative impact on your health and on creating an internal environment ripe for illness and chronic disease. Putting unhealthy things into your body can lower your immune system, create chronic low-grade inflammation, cause lung cancer and liver disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, chronic headaches, fibromyalgia and so much more.
You must instead learn to embrace a nutrient-dense, highly-nourishing diet that supports immune function, cellular vibrancy, mental clarity and energy. What you consume can both prevent and cause chronic disease and illness.
What you do with your body
The third part of this wellness trifecta is getting up and moving your body.
Nothing beats exercise, yet even small and easy changes to movement create physiological changes. We have become a nation of sitters, being seated on the couch, dinner table, office desk, car or even out at a spectator event. Sitting for too long is linked to shortened lifespan and also causes a number of problems.
Structurally, the human body is meant to be standing and moving, not sitting in a fixed position. That is why we have different types of joints (e.g., hinge, ball and socket). Every part of the body is designed and meant to move in its full range of motion. And when you sit and type or drive all day, it creates an environment of stiffness and weak muscles. Our connective tissue, because of lack of movement, becomes sticky and adheres like scar tissue, causing limited range of motion and pain.
It is essential to disease prevention to get up and exercise several days per week. Heart disease, diabetes, headaches, fibromyalgia and obesity are all proven to improve and even be reversed with exercise. And as preventive measure, standing up from your desk every hour and walking across the room, rotating your wrist, elbow, shoulder, hips, knees and ankles once an hour, too, can also vastly improve the way your body functions and reduce pain, stiffness and help prevent chronic disease.
Science has proven that most of the deadliest diseases we face are preventable. And the best way to prevent them is to work toward changing these three areas of your life: What you think, what you consume and what you do with your body. Try incorporating one of these changes per week for three weeks and see how much easier life can become, and how much better you will feel in the process.
“The Trilogy” Message is the same as Jesus’ Message, “Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” What Time It Is? is it is TIME for people to start doing things the RIGHT way because wrong always produced more WRONG. America has lost RIGHT and WRONG. It is NOT about right or wrong anymore, but about how people FEEL. My daily Bible reading adds:
“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.” (Romans 13:8-14)
The Word of God, a Relationship with the Holy Spirit and God’s Process keeps people on the path of RIGHT:
“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” (I Corinthians 2:12-16)
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” (Romans 12:1-3)
RIGHT IS THE ONLY WAY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD!!!