28th. August 2015
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THESE INTERPRETATIONS DO NOT REPLACE THE READING OF THE BIBLE BUT MERELY PLACE VARIOUS MATTERS IN THE CORRECT CONTEXT AND HIGHLIGHT VERY IMPORTANT POINTS!!
MOST IMPORTANTLY, THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE, JEHOVAH GOD ONLY “GIVES” US WHAT WE AS HUMANS “NEED” TO KNOW ABOUT HIM, HIS INTENTIONS, HIS PLANS AND HIS DESIRES!!
CONTINUING WITH THE BOOK OF LEVITICUS
LEVITICUS Chapter 11
A very brief interpretation of Chapter 11 will follow:
In this Chapter Moses and Aaron are informed by JEHOVAH GOD about the eating of ALL creatures; those that HE considered “clean”, those that HE considered an “abomination” or “unclean” to eat.
Admittedly, JEHOVAH GOD firstly specified that certain creatures were not to be eaten; but HE eventually revoked these laws; and HE has allowed humans to NOT ONLY eat any of the above-mentioned creatures, BUT ALL CREATURES.
I think that JEHOVAH GOD KNOWS that whatever humans CANNOT utilize to make money, or abuse, or that cannot be of any other value; they EVENTUALLY annihilate the entire species.
HE would then have to create the creatures that have been annihilated all over again after the advent of ARMAGEDDON has occurred and HE takes back HIS rightful rule.
HE has, however, placed other restrictions on the eating of food, especially meat;
The first restriction that I will mention is that meat may not be eaten with its blood, and it must be noted that a strangled creature, or a creature that has died, still has all its blood in it.
I KNOW THAT THE BIBLE CONFIRMS WHAT I AM WRITING, SO I WILL INCLUDE SCRIPTURES.
The following Scripture indicates that JEHOVAH GOD revoked the law forbidding the eating of certain creatures; BUT PLEASE ALSO NOTE: IN ALL SCRIPTURES QUOTED BY ME I am changing the small letters to capital letters, colouring them in red and underlining them for the purpose of highlighting their importance!!!
I would just like to repeat that I have written certain words in some of the Scriptures, that I have quoted, in capital letters, coloured them in red and underlined them; so as to highlight their significance and importance when read in the correct context.
All remarks in Italics are also often pertinent to the other subjects that have been discussed, or subjects that still will be discussed, and also relevant to the Scripture that is being given now.
JEHOVAH GOD compares the EATING OF BLOOD with FORNICATION; and HE is VERY serious about the intake of another person or creature’s blood into YOUR body, irrespective of the means used.
Be the method “EATING” or “TRANSFUSION” – another person’s blood or creature’s blood is entering YOUR body. JEHOVAH GOD says NO! NO ONE MAY “EAT” BLOOD!!
The second restriction that I will mention is that I consider it to be a sin in JEHOVAH GOD’s reasoning to hunt animals for “sporting” reasons. I also believe that it is wrong!!
Deuteronomy 12:15 (King James Bible)
“15 Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul LUSTETH after, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee: the UNCLEAN and the CLEAN may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart.” (From this Scripture I understand that the hunting or killing of animals, fishes or birds for sporting or other unnecessary purposes is not acceptable to JEHOVAH GOD. If any creature is killed for the sole purpose of FINANCIAL GAIN such as the “harvesting” of elephant tusks or rhinoceros horns, then sinning is also occurring. You may only slaughter “whatsoever thy soul LUSTETH after” should be clear enough for all to understand. Please also note that there is no restriction mentioned.)
The third restriction as far as FOOD is concerned is that NO PERSON SHOULD ADVOCATE THAT IT IS A SIN TO EAT CERTAIN CREATURES AS FOOD!! It is a sin to ban the eating of creatures; be advised to read the following Scripture:
1Timothy 4:1 to 5 (King James Bible)
“1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall DEPART FROM THE FAITH, GIVING HEED TO SEDUCING SPIRITS, and DOCTRINES OF DEVILS; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and COMMANDING TO ABSTAIN FROM MEATS, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe AND KNOW the truth. 4 FOR EVERY CREATUREOF GOD IS GOOD, and nothing to be refused, if it be RECEIVED WITH THANKSGIVING: 5 For it is SANCTIFIED by the word of God and prayer.”
IN OUR WORLD OF TODAY JEHOVAH GOD HAS NO REAL MEANING OR STANDING WITH THE VAST MAJORITY OF HUMANS; SO IT IS QUITE POSSIBLE FOR A PERSON TO RAISE HIS GLASS IN A TOAST TO SOME OR OTHER RELIGIOUS OBJECT, AND EVEN POSSIBLY JOCULARLY SO; AND THEN THE CONTENTS OF THOSE GLASSES ARE DEFILED. THE SAME IF SOMETHING SIMILAR OCCURS WITH FOOD; THEN NEITHER THE DRINK NOR FOOD SHOULD BE ACCEPTED OR TAKEN INTO YOUR BODY.
ALTHOUGH SOME WILL BE REPEATED BELOW, THERE ARE ALSO OTHER SCRIPTURES IN THE BIBLE THAT HAVE BEARING ON THE INTAKE OF MEAT or FOOD.
Genesis 9:3 & 4
“3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb HAVE I GIVEN YOU ALL THINGS. 4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the BLOOD thereof, shall ye not eat.
“And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:” (This Law was revoked by Jehovah God as shown in Deuteronomy 12:15 just below, and Mark 7:19 shown shortly thereafter.)
“Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul LUSTETH after, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart.” (Once again, from this Scripture the hunting of animals or fish or birds for sport is not acceptable to JEHOVAH GOD. You may only slaughter “WHEN YOUR SOUL CRAVES IT” should be clear enough for all to understand.)
“15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.” (It is NOT what a person EATS or DRINKS that DEFILES him, but that which he SPEAKS certainly can. JEHOVAH GOD here BLATANTLY states that HE has revoked the laws that HE introduced as far as “CLEAN” and “UNCLEAN” meats are concerned.)
Mark 7:19 & 20
“19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats? 20 And he said, THAT WHICH COMETH OUT OF THE MAN, THAT DEFILETH THE MAN.” (Once again JEHOVAH GOD is reinforcing the fact that ALL MEATS OR FOODS CAN BE EATEN.)
Acts 10:10 to 16
“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: 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. 15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time WHAT GOD HATH CLEANSED THAT CALL NOT THOU COMMON. 16 THIS WAS DONE THRICE: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.” (The words “THIS WAS DONE THRICE:” indicate that it is TOTALLY CLEAR that this Scripture EMPHATICALLY and IRREVOCABLY STATES that JEHOVAH GOD “CLEANSED” the “UNCLEAN” meats!!!)
“20 But that we write unto them, that they ABSTAIN from POLLUTIONS of IDOLS, and from FORNICATION, and from things STRANGLED, and from BLOOD.” (Any food or liquid that has been dedicated or bestows honour to any other object or action, and not to JEHOVAH GOD in the proper context, is defiled. TAKE NOTE: THE VERSE STATES “POLLUTIONS OF IDOLS” AND NOT “”IDOLS”!! These “POLLUTIONS” include sport, religious activities or ceremonies based on heathen beginnings, etc. “POLLUTIONS” in the form of “OBJECTS” include national flags and emblems, items carved from wood, or cast from cement or metal, etc. And “POLLUTIONS” in the form of “ACTIONS” include, as stated, the honouring of sporting achievements, etc.)
“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.” (The “taking in of blood” especially in the form of blood transfusion has caused many, many deaths; and how many other infections and diseases; and therefore it is no wonder that the Scripture that states ABSTAINING from blood is ended off with the words: “FARE YE WELL.”, which is as good as saying “Good health to you”. I, therefore concede that JEHOVAH GOD is stating that NOT ONLY IS OUR HEALTH PROTECTED; BUT ALSO THAT OUR OBEDIENCE TO HIM IS WELL APPRECIATED BY HIM AS WELL!!! Over and above that however, is that it is a very important command from JEHOVAH GOD WHO created us and KNEW of the other problems that BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS would cause. I as a mere human, can think of the ONE that is the evil and tremendous “MONEY-SPINNER” that the sinning, known as “blood transfusions” has become. IT IS A FINANCIAL EMPIRE OF ITS OWN!!! Every now and then all kinds of rumours surface stating that drugs and prostitution are also used to obtain blood from the addicts. Make no mistake, the money that is obtained for the blood transfusion is in my opinion MOSTLY the REAL and TRUE motivation for the advocating of the necessity of blood transfusions. Also, preventing the spilling of blood has taken a very backward place to the necessity of blood transfusions. Road accidents have become a tremendous money-spinner as well. Human life has very little sacredness as far as humans in general are concerned.” Abstaining from things sacrificed to idols” gives one a clear conscience if you KNOW about JEHOVAH GOD’s command and you comply. That SHOULD and MOST PROBABLY WILL ALSO ADD TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH!!)
“As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from THINGS OFFERED TO IDOLS, and from BLOOD, and from STRANGLED, and from FORNICATION.”
1 Corinthians 8:7
“7 Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and THEIR CONSCIENCE BEING WEAK is defiled.” (There are billions of people that adhere to false religious teachings and also ACTUALLY and REALLY KNOW very little about the TRUE contents of the Bible. So they do not consider JEHOVAH GOD at all while they are eating of the foods which sustain their lives physically.)
1 Corinthians 10:28
“But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof:”
1Timothy 4:1 to 5
“1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the LATTER TIMES some shall DEPART from the FAITH, giving heed to SEDUCING SPIRITS, and DOCTRINES OF DEVILS; 2 SPEAKING LIES IN HYPOCRISY; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and COMMANDING TO ABSTAIN FROM MEATS, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving OF THEM WHICH BELIEVE AND KNOW THE TRUTH. 4 For every creature of God is GOOD, and NOTHING to be refused, if it be received with THANKSGIVING: 5 For it is SANCTIFIED by the word of God and prayer.” (In VERSE 3 the words “THEM WHICH BEILEVE and KNOW the TRUTH” is a very clear statement that there are people that REALLY AND TRULY KNOW the TRUTH and have INSIGHT into what JEHOVAH GOD REALLY DESIRES AND REQUIRES. The others have “WEAK CONSCIENCES”, do NOT KNOW the TRUTH, and therefore ADVOCATE that certain MEATS are UNCLEAN and NOT to be eaten!!
REMEMBER, although Verses 46 and 47 round off the Chapter and read “46 This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth: 47 To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.” IT MUST BE NOTED THAT JEHOVAH GOD REVOKED THOSE LAWS THAT HE AT THAT TIME GAVE TO MOSES AND AARON!!!
My Next Post should cover LEVITICUS Chapter 12.