A Christian's Nutrition

Are All things good for Food? 

  •  Noah was commanded to gather clean and unclean animals which shows the understanding of clean animals were known before Moses time:

Gen 7:2  

Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. 

  • Noah also sacrificed all clean animals just as the law of Moses would later instruct to help understand some laws were already known:

Gen 8:20  

And Noah builded an altar unto Ahayah; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 

Jubilees 6:2-3

2. And he made atonement for the earth, and took a kid and made atonement by its blood for all the guilt of the earth; for everything that had been on it had been destroyed, save those that were in the ark with Noah. 3. And he placed the fat thereof on the altar, and he took an ox, and a goat, and a sheep and kids, and salt, and a turtle- dove, and the young of a dove, and placed a burnt sacrifice on the altar, and poured thereon an offering mingled with oil, and sprinkled wine and strewed frankincense over everything, and caused a goodly savour to arise, acceptable before Ahayah. 

  • Before the flood sacrifices of clean animals were performed as well: 

Gen 4:4  

And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And Ahayah had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 

Jasher 1:15

15…..Abel brought from the firstlings of his flock from the fat thereof, and Alahayim turned and inclined to Abel and his offering, and a fire came down from AHAYAH from heaven and consumed it.

  • What he did was according to the law: 

Num 18:17  

But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour unto Ahayah 

Num 18:18  

And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave breast and as the right shoulder are thine. 

  • The flesh was Priests to eat, so whomever was priest ate of his offering. Also, people ate of the clean animals before the flood and it was no sin even before Moses received the law: 

Jasher 1:19-20

19. And Abel answered his brother Cain and said unto him, what is there between me and thee, that thou shalt eat the flesh of my flock and clothe thyself with their wool? 20. And now therefore, put off the wool of my sheep with which thou hast clothed thyself, and recompense me for their fruit and flesh which thou hast eaten, and when thou shalt have done this, I will then go from thy land as thou hast said.

  • One can confirm the understanding of clean animals were known by the fact that Asher understood it before Moses’ time. 

Testament of Asher 2:9-10

Such men are hares; clean, - like those that divide the hoof, but in very deed are unclean. 10 For Alahayim in the tables of the commandments hath thus declared.

Testament of Asher 4:5

For such men are like to stags and to hinds, because in the manner of wild animals they seem to be unclean, but they are altogether clean; because they walk in zeal for THE LORD and abstain from what Alahayim also hateth and forbiddeth by His commandments, warding off the evil from the good.

  • Everyone knew the difference between clean and unclean. People also knew of someo of the sacrifices by evidence of Isaac teaching Levi about them:

Testament of Levi 9:6-7, 13-14

6 And Isaac called me continually to put me in remembrance of the law of THE LORD, even as the 7 angel of THE LORD showed unto me. And he taught me the law of the priesthood, of sacrifices, 8 whole burnt-offerings, first-fruits, freewill-offerings, peace-offerings……13 And of every clean beast and bird offer a 14 sacrifice to THE LORD. And of all thy first -fruits and of wine offer the first, as a sacrifice to THE LORD Alahayim; and every sacrifice thou shalt salt with salt.

  • The issue Alahayim had with men was eating blood:

Jubilees 6:6-7

6. And behold I have given unto you all beasts, and all winged things, and everything that moveth on the earth, and the fish in the waters, and all things for food; as the green herbs, I have given you all things to eat. 7. But flesh, with the life thereof, with the blood, ye shall not eat; for the life of all flesh is in the blood, lest your blood of your lives be required. 

Jubilees 7:30-32

30. There shall be no blood seen upon you of all the blood there shall be all the days in which ye have killed any beasts or cattle or whatever flieth upon the earth, and work ye a good work to your souls by covering that which hath been shed on the face of the earth. 31. And ye shall not be like him who eateth with blood, but guard yourselves that none may eat blood before you: cover the blood, for thus have I been commanded to testify to you and your children, together with all flesh. 32. And suffer not the soul to be eaten with the flesh, that your blood, which is your life, may not be required at the hand of any flesh that sheddeth (it) on the earth

  • This is the law for all men of any nation not to eat blood. Noah also commanded as follows:

Jubilees 7:20

20. And in the twenty- eighth jubilee Noah began to enjoin upon his sons' sons the ordinances and commandments, and all the judgments that he knew, and he exhorted his sons to observe righteousness, and to cover the shame of their flesh, and to bless their Creator, and honour father and mother, and love their neighbour, and guard their souls from fornication and uncleanness and all iniquity. 

  • To keep ones soul from uncleanness, it requires not to polluted the soul by eating anything unclean or abominable: 

Eze 4:14  

Then said I, Ah Lord Ahayah! behold, my soul hath not been polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth. 

All those things pollute the soul, so one has to guard against it. This is important avoid these abominable things for the reasons following: 

Lev 20:25  

Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean. 

Lev 11:44  

For I am Ahayah your Alahayim: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 

  • We have to be holy avoiding unclean things. We also have to avoid things offered unto idols and animals that have been strangled: 

Act 15:28  

For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

Act 15:29  

That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

  • We have been given every moving thing that lives for meat:

Gen 9:3  

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things 

  • We just have to be mindful not to eat anything abominable thing: 

Deu 14:3  

Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing

  • It’s important not to eat any abominable thing because of the commandment since man must live by the word that proceeds from Alahayim and the fact that it would keep us from entering the kingdom sicne eating abominable flesh pollutes our souls and unclean meats make our souls abominable according to Lev 20:25:

Rev 21:7  

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his Alahayim, and he shall be my son.

Rev 21:8  

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

  • The abominable will have their part in the fire and the unclean person shall not enter the kingdom:

Eph 5:5 

For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of Alahayim. 

  • Knowing the law and no longer being unlearned, we can understand Paul’s writings because it’s required to understand and not be lead astray:

2Pe 3:16  

As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 

  • He was teaching every creature is good knowing that we understood, not to eat any abominable thing

1Ti 4:4  

For every creature of Alahayim is good,

  • He said every creature, not every abominable thing:

and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

1Ti 4:5  

For it is sanctified by the word of Alahayim and prayer.

  • The things that aren’t to be refused are sanctified by the word of Alahayim and prayer. Hence, so long as the creature isn’t abominable or unclean according to the word of Alahayim, with prayer it is to be received thanksgiving.  So when selecting food, make sure it isn’t an abominable thing or something that can pollute the soul, and pray over it with thanksgiving. We also cant find out every detail like what is done in factories without our knowledge, hence its important to pray over the food, that the Lord may bless it from any hidden pollution unawares. If we have eaten unclean or abominable things in the past, get defiled by touching unclean things, or it come to our knowledge that something we are eating is unclean or defiled, we can do the following for healing:    

Leviticus 5:2 

Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.

  • We are guilty for touching unclean things whether we know or not:

Leviticus 5:3

Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness it be that a man shall be defiled withal, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty.

  • If we get defiled eating unclean things, we are unclean though unawares and once we know of it we are guilty. The cure to atone for our guilt is as follows:

Leviticus 5:5

And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing:

Leviticus 5:6 

And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.

Leviticus 5:13 

And the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be the priest's, as a meat offering.

Cures to being defiled by eating unclean meat: 

1.       Confess the sin

2.      Bring trespass offering,

3.      Priest makes atonement

New Testament renewal of the laws:

  • New priesthood:

Heb 7:24  

But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

  • New atonement:

Rom 5:11  

And not only so, but we also joy in Alahayim through our Lord Yache Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement 

  • Salvation through his intercession so that we are not condemned:

Heb 7:25  

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto Alahayim by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Rom 8:34  

Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of Alahayim, who also maketh intercession for us. 

 

  • By script all we can do when defiled by eating unclean thing is confess our sin and pray for forgiveness in our trespass in hopes Yache, the atonement and High priest, intercedes for us. If it its a clean animal that died or was torn by another, then we have to bathe and wash by law

Lev 17:15 

And every soul that eateth that which died of itself, or that which was torn with beasts, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even: then shall he be clean.

Lev 17:16  

But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh; then he shall bear his iniquity

  • This is why it is important to be informed about where one gets meat from because some companies still package those things anyway. It is better in countries where you can go to the butcher to get your meat from fresh kill every day.

Did the Gentiles know of the dietary law in the New Testament? 

  • The Gentiles had to keep the laws of their father Noah, which included not eating unclean things to guard their souls from uncleanness. Hence the apostles admonished them on avoiding sacrifices of idols, things strangled, and from blood, which all tied into the sacrifices which were done among them, since idolatry is so prominent among Gentiles sacrificing to devils {I Cor 10:20}.

1Co 10:19-26 

 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? 

1Co 10:20 

 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to Alahayim: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 

1Co 10:21 

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. 

1Co 10:22 

 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he? 

1Co 10:23 

 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. 

1Co 10:24 

Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. 

1Co 10:25 

Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake: 

1Co 10:26 

For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof. 

  • With understanding, when going to grocery stores, don’t ask whether the stuff is sacrificed to idols for conscience sake. There was also no need to tell them about the dietary law again because they already knew about it from having the law of Moses read every sabbaths. {Acts15:21}

Acts 15:20-21, 28-29
[20]But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

[21]For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every
sabbath day.

  • (They were hearing the law, so knowing the dietary law was not an issue for them.)

[28]For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary
things;

  • (The necessary things were setting perimeters for them to avoid all the things that came with the idolatrous societies that they lived in)

[29]That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from
fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

Understanding Peter's Vision

  • Concerning Peters dream in Acts 10, it was a dream, which was a similitude of one thing but had a different meaning. The scriptures told of how Ahayah speaks to prophets in dreams and visions in dark parables,{Num 12:6} yet man doesn't understand {Job 33:14}, hence Peter woke up not knowing what the vision meant until the Holy Spirit revealed that it was an admonishment that three Gentiles were coming to meet him and he ought to receive them because they had been cleansed and are no longer common (unclean). 

Numbers 12:6,8
[6]And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I, Ahayah will make myself
known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. 

[8]With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches;…….

 Job 33:14-17

[14]For Alahayim speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.

 [15]In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

  • (He speaks in dark speeches {Num 12:8} hence men do not perceive what he is saying. Unless he gives the interpretation.)

[16]Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

[17]That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

  • This is what transpired with Peter as one shall see, this is why he didn't understand what was being shown to him since dreams and vision require true interpretations from Alahayim.

Acts 10:10-11

10  And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,

11  And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

Acts 10:12-14
[12]Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
[13]And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
[14]But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

Acts 10:15-20
[15]And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What Alahayim hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
[16]This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

  • It is commonly taught that this dream meant unclean meat was now cleansed but in scripture Peter himself didn’t know what this dream meant and waited on Alahayim to show what it meant:

[17]Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate,

  • (Peter doubted because it was certain he should eat unclean things, and because it was dark speeches as the former scriptures attested which men do not perceive. He didn’t take it as he can eat unclean meat)

[18]And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.
[19] While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.
[20]Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

  • The Spirit revealed what the vision was referring to. Peter himself attested the meaning of the trance wasn’t  making unclean things lawful.

Acts 10:28

28  And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but Alahayim hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

  •  The scriptures give us the truth of the matter from Peter the apostle himself that the vision was about not calling any man common or unclean, so it is evident that unclean things is still against the law because Peter also said we ought to be Holy as Alahayim is holy:

1Pe 1:15 

But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 

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ἀναστροφή

anastrophē

Thayer Definition:

1) manner of life, conduct, behaviour, deportment

  • It is not in our manner of life to eat unclean things for the reason following:

1Pe 1:16 

Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 

Clean beasts

Lev 11:1-3 

And the Ahayah spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them, 

Lev 11:2 

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. 

Lev 11:3 

Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat. 

  • These types of beasts are the following:

Deuteronomy 14:4-6, 9

4  These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,

5  The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.

  •  (Giraffe is also a clean animal, it is in the deer family)

6  And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat.

  • So we may eat beef, lamb, goat, or deer products

The Dietary Laws 

Clean meat in the waters

Deuteronomy 14:9

9  These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat:

Clean Birds

Deuteronomy 14:11

11  Of all clean birds ye shall eat.

  •  Clean birds that  can be eaten can be identified by the fowls that are lawful for sacrifice: 

Testament of Levi 9:13

13 And of every clean beast and bird offer a sacrifice to THE LORD

Lev 1:14 

And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

  • The pigeon/dove family are the clean birds that we may eat. The fowls were created after their different kinds from the sea in the beginning. 

Genesis 1:20
[20]And Alahayim said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven

2 Esdras 6:47-48
[47]Upon the fifth day thou saidst unto the seventh part, where the waters were gathered that it
should bring forth living creatures, fowls and fishes: and so it came to pass.
[48]For the dumb water and without life brought forth living things at the commandment of Alahayim, that all people might praise thy wondrous works

 

  • A new generation of fowls that were not created in the beginning like the other fowls were created from the waters, just as all other fowls, when the Israelites were in the wilderness and they are clean to eat. 

Wisdom of Solomon 19:11-12

[11]But afterwards they saw a new generation of fowls, when, being led with their appetite, they asked delicate meats.

[12]For quails came up unto them from the sea for their contentment.

Definition:

H7958

שליו   שלו

By orthographical variation from H7951 through the idea of sluggishness; the quail collectively (as slow in flight from its weight): - quails.

  • The quail family are heavy birds that are slow in flight and this description fits the other birds in their family:

Quail family:
The Phasianidae are a family of heavy, ground-living birds, which includes pheasants, partridges, junglefowl, chickens, turkeys, Old World quail, and peafowl. The family includes many of the most popular gamebirds.

  • So chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, and peacocks for example are biblically of the quail family and clean to eat.

Clean flying Insects

Leviticus 11:21-22

21  Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;

  • (This is describing the locust, cricket, and grasshopper. They have four feet because the two front ligaments are actually their arms. One can substantiate they have hands by the fact that a spider also has hands in Proverbs 30:28)

22  Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the cricket after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.

  • Those are the flying creeping things we may eat. People were known to salt them for food:

Jasher 80:33-34

33. And AHAYAH sent and brought numerous locusts into Egypt, the Chasel, Salom Chargol, and Chagole, locusts each of its kind, which devoured all that the hail had left remaining. 34. Then the Egyptians rejoiced at the locusts, although they consumed the produce of the field, and they caught them in abundance and salted them for food

Unclean flying Insects

Leviticus 11:23

23  But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.

  •  All flying creeping things have 4 feet and 2 hands, which is why we see 6 limbs on them.  

Deut 14:19

19  And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.

  • all flies, gnats, and flying insects of every kind are abominations and unclean for us to eat except the locust,  grasshopper, bald locust, and crickets that have the hind legs above their feet for jumping:

Understanding the Dietary law in regards to the Spirit

Barnabas 10:1

But forasmuch as Moses said; Ye shall not eat swine nor eagle nor falcon nor crow nor any fish which hath no scale upon it, he received in his understanding three ordinances. 

Barnabas 10:2

Yea and further He saith unto them in Deuteronomy; And I will lay as a covenant upon this people My ordinances. So then it is not a commandment of Alahayim that they should not bite with their teeth, but Moses spake it in spirit. 

Barnabas 10:3

Accordingly he mentioned the swine with this intent. Thou shalt not cleave, saith he, to such men who are like unto swine; that is, when they are in luxury they forget the Adono, but when they are in want they recognize the Adono, just as the swine when it eateth knoweth not his adono, but when it is hungry it crieth out, and when it has received food again it is silent. 

Barnabas 10:4

Neither shalt thou eat eagle nor falcon nor kite nor crow. Thou shalt not, He saith, cleave unto, or be likened to, such men who know not how to provide food for themselves by toil and sweat, but in their lawlessness seize what belongeth to others, and as if they were walking in guilelessness watch and search about for some one to rob in their rapacity, just as these birds alone do not provide food for themselves, but sit idle and seek how they may eat the meat that belongeth to others, being pestilent in their evil-doings. 

Barnabas 10:5

And thou shalt not eat, saith He, lamprey nor polypus nor cuttle fish. Thou shalt not, He meaneth, become like unto such men, who are desperately wicked, and are already condemned to death, just as these fishes alone are accursed and swim in the depths, not swimming on the surface like the rest, but dwell on the ground beneath the deep sea. 

Barnabas 10:6 Moreover thou shalt not eat the hare. Why so? Thou shalt not be found a corrupter of boys, nor shalt thou become like such persons; for the hare gaineth one passage in the body every year; for according to the number of years it lives it has just so many orifices. 

Barnabas 10:7

Again, neither shalt thou eat the hyena; thou shalt not, saith He, become an adulterer or a fornicator, neither shalt thou resemble such persons. Why so? Because this animal changeth its nature year by year, and becometh at one time male and at another female. 

Barnabas 10:8

Moreover He hath hated the weasel also and with good reason. Thou shalt not, saith He, become such as those men of whom we hear as working iniquity with their mouth for uncleanness, neither shalt thou cleave unto impure women who work iniquity with their mouth. For this animal conceiveth with its mouth. 

Barnabas 10:9

Concerning meats then Moses received three decrees to this effect and uttered them in a spiritual sense; but they accepted them according to the lust of the flesh, as though they referred to eating. 

Barnabas 10:10

And David also receiveth knowledge of the same three decrees, and saith; Blessed is the man who hath not gone in the council of the unholy--even as the fishes go in darkness into the depths; and hath not stood in the path of sinners--just as they who pretend to fear the Adono sin like swine; and hath not sat on the seat of the destroyers--as the birds that are seated for prey. Ye have now the complete lesson concerning eating. 

Barnabas 10:11

Again Moses saith; Ye shall eat everything that divideth the hoof and cheweth the cud. What meaneth he? He that receiveth the food knoweth Him that giveth him the food, and being refreshed appeareth to rejoice in him. Well said he, having regard to the commandment. What then meaneth he? Cleave unto those that fear the Adono, with those who meditate in their heart on the distinction of the word  which they have received, with those who tell of the ordinances of the Adono and keep them, with those who know that meditation is a work of gladness and who chew the cud of the word of the Adono. But why that which divideth the hoof? Because the righteous man both walketh in this world, and at the same time looketh for the holy world to come. Ye see how wise a lawgiver Moses was.