Monthly Archives: January 2013

Double Whamming: Vaccine Made With Genetically Modified Ingredients

This is a subject close to my heart (one I want to write more properly about) …

First, because there is such misinformation about vaccines, and the subject is not just “by the way” … the dangers/side-effects are SERIOUS, and affect yours and your children’s health drastically …

And secondly, because vaccines are given to children, INFANTS, whose immune systems and little bodies are just starting out! Even if you agree with the theory of vaccines (I respectively don’t — there are many studies/documentaries showing vaccines are not only ineffective, but that vaccinated children are MORE likely to get sick, with the very same illness they were vaccinated for … in any case, I strongly encourage everyone to diligently do their own research, and make their own decision), vaccines for sure should not be given to infants and younger children (or the elderly, for that matter).

And now, vaccines contain a double whamming … They also contain genetically modified ingredients — another topic I’m quite passionate about! The past couple of years, I’ve been learning that not only are genetically modified foods dangerous to our health AND the very ecosphere, but they violate YHVH’s Law/Design, by mixing species that were NEVER to mix — YHVH decreed kind was to produce after like kind. The mixing of kinds/species is one of the ways the Book of Enoch says the watchers (fallen angels) sinned against the plant and animal kingdoms … Eventually leading to Genesis 6 and the corruption of all flesh (where only Noah was genetically untampered with).

Y’shua said the ends days would be “like as the days of Noah” … so the big question is, are these signs that we’re in those days?

Continuing to watch AND pray …

MANY blessings!
Joe

(Check out the link for the full article and more videos.)

First Genetically Engineered Flu Vaccine Now on the Market

Story at-a-glance:

  • To speed up flu vaccine production, the US FDA has approved a new insect-based, genetically engineered flu vaccine, as well as vaccines grown in cultures of dog kidney cells rather than eggs.
  • This year’s flu vaccine contains a very good match to the circulating strains, yet the reported efficacy of the vaccine is still only slightly over 60 percent.
  • In a wholly irresponsible move, some “health experts” are now proclaiming the conventional egg-based flu vaccine safe for those with severe egg allergies, and that the benefit of the flu vaccine (which this year has an official efficacy rating of about 60 percent) outweighs the potential risk of lethal anaphylaxis.
  • According to a recent review of published research, flu vaccines are ineffective at best, and produce neurological complications at worst, while having no effect at all on hospitalizations or working days lost. For infants, inactivated flu vaccine was found to have the same effectiveness as a placebo.
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It Is So Much About TRUST!

Lately, I’ve really been thinking about the Sovereignty of GOD — how if we are truly seeking HIS Will and Kingdom-Reign in our lives, and walking according to His Ways — we can TRUST that EVERYTHING that comes into our lives is by His Hand … for a PURPOSE, and for the GOOD. I most probably won’t know the “WHY” or purpose at the time … YHVH is not required to tell me this (as Job learnt — “Where were you when …?”) … and the GOOD is for HIS Purposes, not my own … but I can TRUST in the Nature/Character of YHVH (Exodus 34:6-8), that all that He does is REDEMPTIVE

And so, it really does boil down to TRUST … do I really trust YHVH?

Skip’s Hebrew word study on this was really helpful …

MANY blessings!
Joe

Eternal Security

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 | Author: Skip Moen

Those who trust in the LORD are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever. Psalm 125:1

Trust – Trusting YHWH doesn’t matter until it matters. When life is consumed by the routine, we don’t think much about trust. If we think of it at all, we think about the expectation of its consistency. I don’t have to trust that the sun will come up tomorrow. I don’t have to trust that tomorrow will be another day of writing or traveling or phone calls. Those things fall into the category of inevitability. They happen because the universe generally follows a cause and effect scenario. That’s why I have an appointment calendar. Life is not normally chaotic.

Trust is important when life isn’t so routine. That doesn’t mean you have to have an externally observable crisis like a terrorist attack or the loss of your job or a devastating injury. Life can be chaotic on the inside too. It can be filled with doubts, fears, loneliness, heartache; things that are hidden from the observation of others but are quite apparent to the one feeling the chaos. While you might not need an example because you already know this experience, indulge me here. I am often afraid. Of course, I don’t talk about my fears and I do my best not to show them publicly, but I know very well that they are there. I fear failure. I fear shame. I fear being left behind, being alone. Most of my fears are emotionally charged projections of self-induced despair. I simply don’t think I’m good enough – for my wife, my family, my friends or for God. I have a long history of sins. I know guilt in the first degree. That’s why trust is such a critically important experience for me.

I resisted writing that trust is a concept or an idea. Concepts and ideas will not remove the inner terror. I must experience trust to know it is real. Trust is found in behavior, not in dictionaries. If I hear my friend say, “Trust me,” but I see him act in ways that appear to be irresponsible or personally damaging to me, his words become nothing but words. I might suggest that he become a politician but I probably won’t give him my checkbook. This is even more critical when I have to deal with my most intimate inner fears. There has to be a reason to put confidence in someone and that reason cannot be a verbal assertion of fidelity.

But trust contains a paradox. In order to trust someone, I must take a risk. You see, no matter how much behavioral evidence I have that the other person is trustworthy, I know they might still fail me. I know this because I know myself and I have produced considerable evidence of trustworthiness and yet still failed to be 100% faithful. And if I can fail myself, others can also fail me. How can I really trust if trust requires me to risk what I don’t trust?

The psalmist exhorts me to trust YHWH. But why should I? Have I seen His invisible hand moving in my life? Am I confident that He will shelter me from my personal terrors? Do I feel safe with Him? I certainly can’t answer these questions with a resounding “Yes!” unless I have experienced His care and concern. But even if I have, there is this tendency to doubt His continued care, especially when I have no doubt at all about my sinfulness. This is when I need to know the difference between the Greek words for trust and the Hebrew word for trust.

Hebrew expresses trust with the word batah (Bet-Tet-Chet). The pictograph is “inside the surrounding fence.” In other words, the principal idea behind trust is protection. Trust is expressed in feeling secure, in being able to rely on someone, in being unconcerned based on confidence in another. Hebraic trust is about feelings! It’s not a lofty theological concept. It’s real behaviorally-based emotional security. The most important words that I can say in any relationship are these: “I trust you.” That means I place my well-being in your hands because I am confident that you are reliable, responsible and concerned about me. I believe that you will bring me shalom. If I don’t believe these things, then no matter what I say, I don’t trust you. When I say, “I trust you,” I take the risk implied in the equation of trust. I hope that my risk is rewarded, but I don’t know for sure. The Greeks noticed this inherent paradox, so their expressions of trust tend to be a little different than the Hebrew idea of security.

Greek doesn’t have an exact equivalent for this feeling of inner safety. In the Greek New Testament, several different words are translated “trust,” but none of them fits the Hebrew perfectly. Greek uses elpizo (to hope, to expect with desire), peitho (to convince, to persuade), pepoithesis (from peitho – trust or confidence), pisteuo (to believe, to have faith, to trust) and proelpizo (from elpizo – to see ahead, to know or foresee). You can see the cognitive orientation of the Greek terms in opposition to the emotional orientation of the Hebrew word. You can see that the basic idea of trust in Greek is tied to hope, not security. That doesn’t mean the Greek expressions aren’t correct. It just means that Hebrew is a “rubber meets the road” approach. In Hebrew, trust is about living, not just about thinking. In Hebrew, it’s about what I am experiencing now, not what I wish to experience if everything works out the way I hope it will. Perhaps that’s why we find this startling fact of the Hebrew Scripture: there are hardly any verses that actually describe people who trusted YHWH. There are plenty of verses that exhort us to trust Him but there are less than a dozen verses that tell us about people who actually did trust Him. Apparently the most important element of any relationship is not only difficult among human beings who can and do fail us, it is just as difficult with a God who never fails us. We might reflect on this fact when it comes to the lives of Yeshua’s disciples. There is no doubt that Yeshua demonstrated His trustworthiness, but every disciple ran when put to the test.

Now we have discovered why trust requires such an effort. Others fail to uphold our trust. Havvah failed Adam. Adam failed Havvah. It’s been the same ever since. Based on my experience with other people, I can never completely trust anyone. That is not a reflection of their deliberate malfeasance. It is simply a statement of the human condition. Everyone stumbles. I have failed to be trustworthy innumerable times. Just ask those who love me the most. I have failed to keep confidence with myself. Just ask God. So how can I trust someone else? They are just as human as I am. How can I put my well-being in the hands of someone else with unconcern for the consequences? In spite of the fact that the Bible exhorts me to place my well-being in the hands of my wife (Proverbs 31:11) in the same way that I would place my full confidence in YHWH, I struggle to do so because I have experienced pain and suffering at the hands of those I trusted. I am afraid because I know what it means to be double-crossed. To trust is to risk myself.

Paradox is at the heart of trust. Coming to grips with this paradox is the task of the human condition. I cannot become what God intends until I risk trusting Him and others. Other people may disappoint, but that cannot prevent me from risking myself with God. I must take myself by the neck and say, “What’s the matter with you? God doesn’t fail. Ever! It doesn’t matter what the circumstances happen to be. He is completely trustworthy even if you can’t figure out how He is engineering your life to bring about shalom. Stop peering in from outside the fence. Put your hand on the gate and step in. Of course it’s scary. But who are you to judge this situation? Is God like you? Not a chance! Put your fears away and take the risk to trust Him no matter where it goes. Put Him to the test. He’s up to it.”

Topical Index: trust, batah, risk, security, Psalm 125:1

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Say NO To GM “Frankenfish”!

Act Now to Stop Genetically Engineered Fish from Receiving Approval         

By Dr. Mercola

Story at-a-glance:

  • The FDA is getting closer to issuing final approval of the first genetically engineered food animal—a salmon designed to grow up to five times faster than normal. The draft environmental assessment is now open for public comment for 60 days.
  • FDA has allowed this GE fish to move forward based on tests of allergenicity of only six engineered fish, and those tests actually did show an increase in allergy-causing potential.
  • The environmental risks are also tremendous. In a previous Purdue University computer model that tracked the effects of releasing just 60 “Frankenfish” into a population of 60,000, there was a complete extinction of the normal fish in just 40 fish generations.
  • Alaska’s congressional delegation is united in its opposition against the approval of AquaBounty’s GE salmon, and Rep. Don Young has announced a plan to introduce legislation that will, at minimum, require GE salmon to be labeled.

For more information, read the full article here.

Be sure to do your research on GMO foods! The documentary below is a good place to start:

Not only are GMO foods scary for your health (causing immune problems, sterility, infertility, and on goes the list), they are terrible for the environment … could all this be connected to Y’shua’s warning of the end days … “And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the chosen, shall those days be shortened.” Matthew 24:22

MANY blessings!

Joefrankenfish

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Health Tid-Bit: Oil Pulling

Came across this (and another) article on oil-pulling … a simple health habit to check out and try — today was my second day oil-pulling, don’t feel too much different yet, though it does feel good to cleanse your mouth like this … will keep fullmouth-300x225you posted :)

MANY blessings!

Joe

Heal and Detox with Oil Pulling: The What, Why and How

 

(NaturalNews) In a society riddled with complicated, expensive and even dangerous detoxification methods, oil pulling offers a technique that is refreshingly simple. Oil pulling is a practice taken from Ayurvedic medicine that involves swishing, or pulling, unrefined oil in your mouth for several minutes. The modern adaptation of oil pulling has only recently become popular in Western society, but already many are reporting amazing results from this unorthodox therapy.

Why should anyone practice oil pulling? What are the benefits?

The alleged benefits of oil pulling cover everything from curing gingivitis to facilitating weight loss. Some users even report a decrease in gray hair! However, since oil pulling is not a scientifically documented procedure, claims like these should probably be taken with a grain of salt. On the other hand, since oil pulling is such an easy and virtually harmless practice, it’s certainly worth a try to see if some real benefits can be had. Here is a list of some of the benefits associated with oil pulling:

– Whiter, straighter teeth
– Healthy, pink gums
– Increased energy
– Decreased migraine headaches
– Clear sinuses
– Less severe asthma
– Decreased allergies
– Improved PMS symptoms
– Regulated menstrual cycles
– Better sleep
– Clear skin

Overall, oil pulling is known as a powerful method of detoxifying the body. Coconut oil expert Dr. Bruce Fife and author of Oil Pulling Therapy says, “Oil pulling is one of the most remarkable methods of detoxification and healing I have ever experienced in my career as a naturopathic physician.”

How to Practice Oil Pulling:

Traditionally unrefined sunflower or sesame oil was used for oil pulling, but today many other oils are used as well. Unrefined olive or coconut oil come highly recommended if you don’t want to use the traditional oils.

– Ideally oil pulling should be done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
– About one tablespoon of oil should be used.
– A couple drops of essential oil or a healing oil like oregano can be added if desired.
– Swish the oil slowly and methodically, not vigorously.
– Try to make sure the oil reaches every region of your mouth.
– Be careful not to swallow the oil.
– Continue swishing the oil for at least 10 minutes, preferably more like 20 minutes.
– The oil will become very thin and foamy as you swish.
– Spit the oil out and rinse your mouth thoroughly with pure water.
– Brush with a natural toothpaste afterwards.

Oil pulling can be done as often as you like. Daily sessions are recommended if you have specific health problems you are trying to address with oil pulling. This traditional practice is also an excellent measure to add to your daily routine to facilitate detoxification and overall health.

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Heart Sweep: Dealing With Anger

Such an important reminder from Jordan Rubin, to check our hearts, and deal with any anger AND unforgiveness/bitterness!

Encourage you to check out the resources from Dr. Paul Hegstrom. He explains how the majority of the time, anger is NOT a primary emotion, but actually a secondary emotion — a front hiding a deeper emotion like rejection or shame. While we need to deal with anger, and not let the sun go down on it (Ephesians 4:26), we need to also address the ROOT issues behind our anger and/or rage …

We all have had the not-so-pleasant experience of personally resembling or being around a Grinch. And while it may not have been the actual character from Dr. Seuss’ famed story, the impact was the same. We quickly learned that the Grinch—otherwise known as a grouch—had great disdain for anything that remotely resembled joy or celebration.

And the cause of this crankiness? A “heart condition” called hard heartedness.

Throughout history, the heart has been viewed as central to the essence of humanity. In fact, ancient Greeks considered the heart to be the seat of one’s identity—synonymous with a person’s soul, his or her emotions and will. As it goes with the condition of one’s heart, so it goes with the condition of his or her disposition.

Hard heartedness is defined as “an absence of concern for the welfare of others,” being “cold-hearted,” or “lacking in feeling; pitiless; cold.” Around the holidays, we see that condition humorously depicted in the green-skinned, animated Grinch. His heart’s so messed up with poisonous emotions that the song lyrics say that his “heart’s an empty hole” and that it’s “ a dead tomato splotched with moldy purple spots.”

Talk about a hard heart!

The story of the Grinch is entertaining and has a good ending, but the truth is that chronic anger leading to a hardened heart can be deadly. For example, people harboring intense and unrelenting anger have twice the risk for coronary artery disease and three times the risk of a heart attack than those who have the least amount of anger. Some scientists even think that chronic anger is more dangerous to health than smoking or obesity!

Chronic anger can also actually harden the human heart by physically hardening or calcifying a person’s arteries. It’s a textbook condition known as atherosclerosis—a common form of arteriosclerosis in which fatty substances form a deposit of plaque on the inner lining of arterial walls—leading the heart to become hard as stone. Autopsy results on such hardened hearts confirm this.

Therefore, the phrase “hardness of heart” is not just another way of saying that someone is cold-hearted, unfeeling or cruel; hardness of heart is an actual physical state of the heart that is a result of severe atherosclerosis. People with this “hard-heartedness” condition will usually suffer from chest pain as a result of physical exertion (also known as angina). Unfortunately, the person has also probably suffered from years of emotional pain and stress that have taken their toll on the heart and its arteries.

It doesn’t have to be this way, though.

Because we are human, we are going to experience people and circumstances that can lead to anger and bitterness. That’s to be expected. The thing to remember, however, is to do a daily (and sometimes more often) “heart sweep” which can clear out all the anger and emotional clutter that could lead to unhealthy outcomes.

No wonder Father says … “guard your heart”!

Below are some interesting translations of this verse, Proverbs 4:23

New International Version heart(©1984)
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

New Living Translation (©2007)
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

English Standard Version (©2001)
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.

International Standard Version (©2012)
Above everything else guard your heart, because from it flow the springs of life.

King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

… Create in me a pure heart O YHVH! Psalm 51:10

MANY blessings!

Joe :)

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