Today my mother wrote, in my opinion, a pretty incredible and convicting post. We have to be aware of what is going on around us. Please read. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
Mercy Leads Me
“And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.” Genesis 19:13-14
I am feeling the angel of the Lord pulling me by the hand these days, warning me to stop lingering. Lot was hindered and distracted by the appeal of Sodom. He lingered. Two years ago, I found myself perishing in the midst of a food system on which God’s wrath lies. Its seed, which God gave to us for food, has been genetically altered and now damages our immunity every time we eat it. Its animals are caged, crowded, and diseased, unnaturally fed, and prematurely slaughtered for maximum money and minimum health. It is grown in soil no longer enriched by God’s perfect plan of natural re-fertilization through the dependence of plants and animals rotating their use of the land. Fat, flavor enhanced, waxed surfaces fool us into thinking the fruits and vegetables will nourish our bodies, but they are empty and leaves us hungry and unsatisfied.
I lingered in this system like Lot, until I was in danger. I was sick, fatigued, arthritic, and clueless that there was a way of escape. Like the attractions of Sodom to Lot, I was comfortable in the convenience of the fast food drive thru, the low cost of the cardboard boxes and cans, and the dwarf wheat bleached white preservative laden bread I put my nitrate filled processed meat and genetically modified sugar laden ketchup on top of. Like Lot, I lingered, and would have died in this Sodom with diabetes and heart disease and arthritis and Alzheimers. The most radical changes have occurred just in the last ten years, silently, with slick marketing to cover its assault on our children who suffer with allergies, asthma, ADHD, and autism. I am jolted by the evil of what is happening to our children, to my grandchildren; and still I linger.
Like Lot, the Lord was merciful to me. The fate I just described is never His will for His people. But I lingered. So the Lord, being merciful to me, took my hand, via the hand of my 17-year old daughter who was a hundred pounds overweight, and my 26-year old daughter who was wheel chair ridden with celiac, and fibromyalgia, and other food-related issues, and my friends who are struggling with infertility, and autism, and diabetes, and together they dragged me out of Sodom to a safe place. I understand now that God made food, and if you fight for it, you can find food that man has not manufactured in Sodom.
I will tell you what the angels told Lot—make haste and get out of Sodom! Lot was afraid, but his life was at stake. He was too fearful to go out completely, so he begged to escape to a nearby city. Then gradually he moved on to the mountain of safety. The angel spared him because he was at least willing to start the process of escape. Like Lot, God’s deliverance to health and life is for all of us because of His great mercy. He is calling us to escape, for ourselves and the sake of our children, and though you have not the time or the courage or the understanding, His mercy will show you the way. God wants you to walk in health. He wants your children to live. Open your drowsy eyes and look around you. The disease numbers are skyrocketing. Autism has gone from 1 in 500 ten years ago to 1 in 44 boys today. At that rate half of children will be autistic by 2025. Alzheimer’s death has increased 15,000% since 1968. Can you name a single chronic illness whose numbers are going down?
I beg of you, do not ignore my warning as Lot’s own children did. They mocked him. But still he spoke. You are in danger. Your children are in danger. The morning sun has risen over Sodom, and our entire way of life will never be the same. If you are willing for your family to be delivered in health, the Lord who is rich in mercy will take you by the hand and lead you every step of the way. It is God’s will that our bodies be in health just as our soul prospers (3 John 1:2).
Next week, my friends are giving a free seminar on what to do if you are struggling with infertility, getting ready for pregnancy, or are helping young children with severe allergies. I will be speaking on July 10th here in Louisville on the steps to health. I have an online bootcamp that walks you through the process for 40 days to help your family transition to permanent healthy eating. I have just published a book, An Appetite for God (AppetiteforGod.com) for church Bible studies who are courageous enough to address the elephant in our sanctuary. God has a garden of safe foods that are so full of health and delight, you can’t imagine.
Don’t linger any longer. Make haste. His mercy leads me.