The habit of cleansing is important not just for the physical aspect of life but for the spiritual as well. Many people put value in wellness and cleansing diets. These are actually good and spiritually sound. The Bible says that a believer’s body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Archive for March, 2010.
I can’t believe that I am turning 35 this September. It seems like time has flown so quickly and in just five more years I’ll be forty. I am not complaining, don’t get me wrong. I’m just thinking out loud.
Nike is holding its Train to Win campaign where they’re looking for people who think they’ve got what it takes to beat Manny at his exercises. Participants are encouraged to send their video where they are doing the most number of push ups they can make in three minutes or less.
It’s a few more weeks before the Level Up 2010 summer youth camp and many young people are preparing and saving up to mingle with 900 to 1,000 campers . Registration is now ongoing and the deadline is this Sunday, March 28, 2010. The registration fee is P450 (php).
“His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”
The mental pressure arising from our Lord’s struggle with temptation, so forced his frame to an unnatural excitement, that his pores sent forth great drops of blood which fell down to the ground. This proves how tremendous must have been the weight of sin when it was able to crush the Saviour so that he distilled great drops of blood! This demonstrates the mighty power of his love. It is a very pretty observation of old Isaac Ambrose that the gum which exudes from the tree without cutting is always the best. This precious camphire-tree yielded most sweet spices when it was wounded under the knotty whips, and when it was pierced by the nails on the cross; but see, it giveth forth its best spice when there is no whip, no nail, no wound. This sets forth the voluntariness of Christ’s sufferings, since without a lance the blood flowed freely. No need to put on the leech, or apply the knife; it flows spontaneously. No need for the rulers to cry, “Spring up, O well;” of itself it flows in crimson torrents. If men suffer great pain of mind apparently the blood rushes to the heart. The cheeks are pale; a fainting fit comes on; the blood has gone inward as if to nourish the inner man while passing through its trial. But see our Saviour in His agony; he is so utterly oblivious of self, that instead of his agony driving his blood to the heart to nourish himself, it drives it outward to bedew the earth. The agony of Christ, inasmuch as it pours him out upon the ground, pictures the fulness of the offering which he made for men.
Do we not perceive how intense must have been the wrestling through which he passed, and will we not hear its voice to us? “Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.” Behold the great Apostle and High Priest of our profession, and sweat even to blood rather than yield to the great tempter of your souls.
If you are going through the total detox process, you need to be consistent and make sure that everything you do contributes to the detoxification process. Anything that you intake must be natural and must not have any toxic effect on the body.
“And He went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed.”
There are several instructive features in our Saviour’s prayer in His hour of trial. It was lonely prayer. He withdrew even from His three favoured disciples. Believer, be much in solitary prayer, especially in times of trial. Family prayer, social prayer, prayer in the Church, will not suffice, these are very precious, but the best beaten spice will smoke in your censer in your private devotions, where no ear hears but God’s.