YAHWEH'S FOOD LAWS - WHY HEARKEN?
by Pastor Jeromy John Visser
Good morning. Many weeks back I brought forth a sermon called Yahweh's Food Laws - Why Listen? where we covered the specific food Laws found in both Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. In that particular study, I promised to bring this second part with even more Biblical and scientific proofs that not everything that can be found at the local grocery store meat counter is "fit to eat" so I hope that today's topic will provide further attest to the fact that YHVH's Word is perfect.
In truth, I had hoped that much more time would've passed before once again picking up the topic of 'Biblical food Laws' but in recent debates I have noticed an extremely hard-hearted attitude toward following the clearly-defined dietary habits that our Creator Jesus would have us follow. Surprisingly, the justifications for eating what God has forever cursed come mostly from self-professing Christians who feel that following these eternal Laws means they would be 'judaized' by doing so.
From these types of ignorant statements one can safely deduct that these same so-called "believers" are in reality fictional 'judeo-Christians' because within their own words they also claim that the jews are somehow 'God's chosen' by misidentifying them as Israelites. Furthermore, when judging by their own 'fruits' we can also add them into the same category as the modern-day Khazars who push this type of lawlessness on the 'goyim' using almost every resource known to them.
To over-simplify those among the Christian faith who refuse to follow the eternal Law in which we're Judged according to by Yahweh it would simply be antichrist. Someone asks "How on earth can somebody come to that conclusion?" The answer is very simple -- to deny the Mosaic Law is to deny the clear-cut teachings of the Bible that state it was Jesus Christ who gave these perfect Laws and adamantly protested that "one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law (Matthew 5:18)."
The Biblical definition of antichrist is one who denies Jesus as 'Christ' and in essence believes that Emmanuel is not "God with us (Matthew 1:23)" meaning YHVH Himself. In short, those who choose to deny Paul's plain teachings in 1st Corinthians 10:1-5 that the "Rock was Christ" further deny Jesus His rightful position as God. I put this forth not to create any enemies nor to even suggest that those who refuse to listen should be counted as adversaries, this is "food for thought" so we can be wiser.
It's a sad state of affairs when so-called Christians choose to dismiss over two-thirds God's Word feeling that it is somehow obsolete or 'not-binding' when the only Biblical definition of sin is "a transgression of the law" (1 John 3:4) and found in the New Testament. It seems that many people would rather pervert the title of Christian by using it as a shield to promote all manner of wickedness and instead "give heed to jewish fables" (Titus 1:14) and "love the lie" (Revelation 22:15).
While a majority of Saxons with morals would never even consider eating a vulture nor slug, many love to suggest that the mud-dwelling pig is magically now made clean with the help of man. Facts remain, the swine is listed by name as a filthy beast numerous times in both the Old and New Testaments and the increased intake of this abomination by mankind is a sure-fire sign of the end-time apostasy (Isaiah 66:17). This sermon will focus a lot more on the grubby swine.
(The Eternal Law:)
When studying the Mosaic Law one must always remember one thing -- that Law is forever. While Jesus Christ certainly abolished the statutes or blood rituals being "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" (Revelation 13:8), His entire ministry was also devoted to teaching this same Law and correcting those who had fallen aside to 'pharisitical' perversions. There are well over a hundred recorded events where our Savior corrected the masses by simply saying "It is written."
The reason for this is the eternal Law. Here's a few quick examples:
Leviticus 3:17; "It
shall be a perpetual [eternal] statute for your generations
throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood."
Leviticus 16:31; "It shall be a
sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for
Surely everyone here this morning can agree that 'forever' really means forever because that is exactly what these verses are saying. We've established three important facts thus far -- #1) God's Law itself is eternal, #2) Jesus as God taught these same Laws and #3) Sin means transgression of these same Laws. Now, if these same food Laws are eternal and 'ever-binding' than we should be able to trust that Yahweh knows what's in our best interests to eat even if we don't.
Taking this one step further we could simply mention that Jesus is the Word from the beginning (John 1:1), the Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8) and the living Word (Revelation 19:13) so man's refusal to accept 'the unity of the scriptures' is in essence denying the Messiah Himself who birthed these Laws. God in the Old Covenant says; "For I am YHVH, I change not" (Malachi 3:6) and the New Covenant exclaims; "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever" (Hebrews 13:8).
Moreover, the first and foremost command is "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3 & Deuteronomy 5:7) further proving that those who refuse to acknowledge Jesus as "King of kings and Lord of lords" (1st Timothy 6:15) are serving another god not found in our Testaments who is without a doubt one (John 10:30) and equal in all aspects. Neither the scriptures nor God change, thus those who speak of 'contradictions' in the Bible serve a contradictory and changing God as well.
(The Swine Herd:)
Friends, about the silliest thing I've heard this week was a fellow Christian that suggested pork was now made 'clean' because Jesus had cast demons into pigs resulting in their death. I'm certainly not clear on how this theology would suddenly make swine any cleaner a food because by my reasoning the account would make them even more forbidden to eat by Christians. This concept is a prime example of a 'new doctrine' so we should read the account itself in Matthew 8:28-34 before any more fall aside;
"When he [Jesus] was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine (Matthew 8:28-31)."
As we can see, there were two men possessed by demons that were "exceeding fierce" and very dangerous. As soon as Jesus draws near to these unfortunate men the demons ask Him "What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God?" and further request to be cast into the filthy swine nearby. Devils and demons in the scripture are also considered 'unclean spirits' (Matthew 12:43) meaning that they can only occupy an unclean vessel or unrepentant sinner, not vise-versa. Let's see how Christ answers...
"And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts (Matthew 8:32-34)."
The Messiah grants their silly request to 'go into' the nearby swine but as a result the hindered hogs become frenzied and run down the hill into the ocean waters and perish. This is yet another proof that Jesus was God because only Yahweh can kill evil spirits but what we need to focus on here is what happens afterwards -- the ungrateful hog farmers run to town to complain and in turn the townsfolk request that Jesus leave. Things never change when it comes to "the love of money" (1 Timothy 6:10).
Before continuing, I ask you -- does this story sound like Jesus had a change of heart and made the forever-cursed pig fit to eat? As near as I can tell, Christians who might fall aside to this twisted logic somehow 'spiritualize' this account and assume that because the unclean spirits were cast into unclean pigs that they were made clean. It's sort of like the 'new math' that is taught in our government indoctrination centers known as public schools, that is: 1+1=0. Twist as they like, the theory doesn't fit.
(The Unkosher Catholicks:)
Another interesting tidbit of deranged logic from those who like to preach lawlessness comes to us from the unholy Roman catholick "church." These double-minded pagans like to perpetuate the false myth that Jesus was somehow jewish and they also promote the false doctrine known as 'judeo-Christianity' all the while refusing to even follow the ways of their own "jewish Christ." In fact, they flat-out teach that it is against catholick religion to even eat kosher foods! Good luck trying anyways.
In 465 a.d. the Council of Vannes in France said; "Everyone successively, whether clergy or lay is to avoid conviviality with Jews; and is not to accept any conviviality with them. Because, when among Christians they do not use the common food, it is shameful and sacrilegious that their food be taken by Christians, since the things that we take with permission of the apostle are judged unclean by them. And so Christians begin to be inferior to Jews, if we use what is laid out by them, but they spurn what is offered by us."
While I intentionally refuse speaking on the false Roman "church" outside of the glorious fact that their own jewish pope John Paul II died on the very date of this year's solar Passover, surely we should look at how ludicrous this statement is. While it is certainly possible for a Christian to follow a strict diet of Biblically clean foods, one would almost have to completely abstain from ever shopping at mainstream supermarkets and refuse about 85% of all name-brand items found within them them to live 'unkosher.'
This statement should not be seen as a promotion of the many "kosher food taxes" that have inflated our American food dollars over the years yet it's because of these same taxes that I can make this claim. In time, I will bring you a sermon on how to recognize the various symbols on food packaging that identify it as kosher or 'approved by jews' and you might just be surprised at how many there are! In that study we will look at the root of the word kosher and where it's found in our Bibles as well.
Nonetheless, I bring up this perplexing fact for two reasons. #1) It's the catholicks who are now pushing this new "demonic pork' theory and #2) We should be able to notice that the ever-changing Roman "church" of over 1,500 years ago taught entirely different than it does today. While the serious follower of Jesus Christ might be aware that this same pagan cult is responsible for more Christian deaths than any other group in history, the 'milk-toast' believer might not so I suggest a self-study if in doubt.
(The Isaiah Prophecies:)
In the previous sermon I discussed a few of the passages that antinomians use to push the filthy boar on well-meaning Christians, mainly the infamous "Acts Answer" and Jesus' own teaching on hand-washing. As you can already gather from this particular sermon, nothing is too outrageous and no verse is safe when it comes to those who seek to justify their own lawlessness in the Bible. Still, we should probe deeper at three particular passages that are found in Isaiah that many swine-eaters purposely overlook.
Starting in Isaiah 65:2-5 we read; "I [YHVH] have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way not good, after their own thoughts; A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels; Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day."
We should all be able to deduct from this passage alone that the 'way' considered 'not good' by God is people who walk 'after their own thoughts' or inventions. Furthermore, these same people who refuse God's Law (or 'way') provoke Him to anger continually and again the eating of pig is listed by name as one of the things that offend. Notice that the hypocrites who engage in this filthy practice consider themselves "holier than thou?" Nothing ever changes.
Also, in Isaiah 66:1-4 it states; "Thus saith Yahweh, The heaven is my throne, and the earth my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith Yahweh: but to this will I look, to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not."
Practically building on the same theme of those who feel more 'holy' than God by throwing out His perfect food Laws comes this great passage proving Yahweh chooses those who are poor, of a contrite spirit and 'tremble' at God's Word and commandments. We also find the use of two negative contrasts -- the dog and hog. Yahweh says these lawless souls delight in their filth so He hands them over to delusions and 'fears' because they refuse to listen to the Word of God.
Finally, a few verses later in Isaiah 66:15-17 we can read this end-time prophecy; "For, behold, YHVH will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by his sword will YHVH plead with all flesh: and the slain of YHVH shall be many. They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith YHVH."
Indeed, even those who posses a public-school education should be able to gather that this is speaking of the 'second coming' of Christ. YHVH returns with fire in anger against all flesh and many will be 'slain.' Once again we discover that those who eat the disgusting pig shall (not might) be consumed together like all things that offend. This is a very serious situation for those who choose to "risk" their own interpretations over what is plainly written. Is it worth it?
(The Man Creator:)
God's food Laws are important because what we eat directly effects both our physical and mental health and depending on how clean or unclean our bodies are regulates our portion of the Holy Spirit that refuses to dwell in an unclean 'vessel.' The lawless will stoop to almost retarded levels of justification for their reasons to refuse God's eternal Law and nowhere in scripture can we accuse others because Jesus says "I have foretold you all things." We can't blame Billy Graham.
Extreme idiots love to dream up long lists of animals that are so-called 'created' by man and just this week this pastor heard another Christian put forth the theory that the chicken is just as dirty as the pig because it's supposedly man-made. I say to you that man doesn't posses the ability to 'create' anything rather pervert what Yahweh had already made perfect. I simply asked if the cock that crowed when Peter denied Christ was made in a laboratory ending the futile conversation.
Many New Testament Christians like to point out that James wrote "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all" as if this verse says we shouldn't strive to keep Yahweh's food Laws. In reality, this complete passage is a teaching on the Law further proving that those who do strive to as Jesus says are double-blessed for doing so. People who use this verse to eat dung-meat will most likely also throw a baby out with the bathwater.
Those who are not familiar with the Israel message will at times rebuke you for doing as commanded because they're not given the "eyes to see" from Jesus -- this is most-likely the most dangerous type of all. Many people, Christian and atheist alike, detest the jews to the point that they can't see they've really been judaized and will attack true believers calling them 'jewish' for following Christian commandments. Only a study into the 'marks of Israel' might help these poor souls.
My intention with this morning's study is to show you that Yahweh cares enough about us to give us guidelines and standards to live by. We can't serve both God and mammon (Matthew 6:4 & Luke 16:13) so a decision must be made when deciding who has our best interests in mind. A person who says the forever-soiled swine is now okay to eat because man has invented refrigerators is in essence saying that God is imperfect and that man knows better -- let's not fall into that trap.
Ironically, you might just find that it's these same antinomians who refuse YHVH's food Laws that will "pick and choose" what they feel applies to their life. For example, charge up their cherished credit cards and they'll quickly say "Thou shalt not steal" (Exodus 20:15) or question their faulty traditions and they might say "Honor thy father and thy mother" (Exodus 20:12). The fact of the matter is that if they refuse to live by the Law and Covenants they're considered 'strangers' anyway. War for Christ! Amen.
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