SHEMINI - EIGHTH
Leviticus 9:1 to 11:47
2 Samuel 6:1-19
2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
1 Peter 1:14-16
Review: Thus far in the Torah teaching we have been learning about the Betrothal Covenant Yahweh gave Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. In Exodus, the instructions were given for the voluntary gifts that provided for the construction of the tabernacle/mishkan. That teaching is the exact representation or shadow of Yahweh’s Heavenly Kingdom/government and how to duplicate this walk on earth. The tabernacle reveals how to walk and enter into His presence in the Holy of Holies/Bridal Chamber, where we shall dwell with Him forever.
In the study of Leviticus, the Israelites receive instructions on how to live with their Bridegroom in His Kingdom using the layout of the tabernacle/mishkan. This tabernacle lifestyle was seen through the teaching of the priesthood, which came from the tribe of Levi. Not all Levites were priests; only the firstborn (Kohath) could act in the role of that designated position. The Levites (Gershom and Merari) could serve the people in the outer court but they were not allowed to serve Yahweh in the tabernacle. Only the Levitical Kohath priesthood served in the tabernacle/mishkan. This is important information for the Bride of Messiah as He is returning for a Bride who walks in the lifestyle of holiness and sanctification as a priest. (Ezekiel 44; Revelation 1:5-6; 5:9-10)
Hebrews 11:24-26 “By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ/Messiah greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward (the Bridegroom’s appearance).”
Salvation Versus Eternal Life
Yeshua was well known to Moses, for He taught him His Word face to face on Mount Sinai.
John 5:46-47 “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?"
Moses understood that Yahweh required His Bride (believers) to have a circumcised heart and walk in covenant to Messiah’s instructions. Thus Moses also understood there would be some who would not choose to seek His holiness but rather stay in the outer courtyard of the tabernacle and venture no further. Yahweh calls many, however the personal decision to choose His walk of holiness (obedience) and to serve the King in the tabernacle rests with each of us; sadly not all will choose (Matthew 7:13-14, 22:14).
Exodus 19: 5 “Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.”
Matthew 22:14 “For many are called [into Yeshua’s priesthood], but few are chosen.”
“Are” is not in the original. The text should read, “For many are called [to be priests], but few choose.”
In salvation we come into the Covenant of Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and come into His Kingdom (heaven - Matthew 6:10). We are also given the potential for eternal life, but we must choose. We cannot inherit eternal life if we are not walking as Yeshua taught us to walk. Paul exhorted believers to run in such away as to obtain it. Obtain what? Eternal life.
Revelation 22:14-15 “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”
1 Corinthians 9:24 “[Believers] Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.”
After salvation the rich young ruler made the point of asking Yeshua how to inherit eternal life. Sadly he was going to heaven but forfeited eternal life, as he did not take responsibility for his sin.
Matthew 19:16, 21-22 “Now behold, one came and said to Him, ‘Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?’ Jesus/Yeshua said to him, ‘If you want to be perfect [have eternal life], go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.’ But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions [idols of the heart].”
In Matthew 25 and the parable of the virgins, all ten had salvation but only five received eternal life.
Matthew 25:7-12 “Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No,lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ ‘But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’”
The letters addressed to the seven churches in the Book of Revelation are written in such a way as to warn believers that they were in jeopardy of loosing eternal life if they continued doing what they were doing. They were told to repent. Yeshua then went on to describe what they would inherit if they stopped sinning and chose the goal of their faith - eternal life (Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 26-28; Revelation 3:5, 12, 21).
The Priestly Kingly Ministry of the Melchizedek Order
Salvation is gifted through the Abrahamic Covenant. The priesthood of Yeshua is formed within the next covenant called the Mosaic Covenant. The two are designed to work together. The book of Leviticus is part of the Mosaic Covenant and is the instruction manual for those who will inherit eternal life. This book is the basis for all Yeshua’s teachings.
This Torah portion is about making right choices, to choose to walk in Yahweh’s right principles of holiness and lifestyle or to choose a blended walk by mixing His holiness with our own personal preference (unholiness) over His holy principles. One of the main areas Yahweh is teaching us about in His Kingdom is not to settle for the commonplace outer court lifestyle when we have been offered the opportunity to enter the Holy of Holies as a High Priest and inherit eternal life. In order to accomplish this we need to recognize where we are in our walk. Have the decisions we made taken us into a compromised lifestyle? If so, we may need to repent and make corrections to change our status. King Solomon recognized this at the beginning of his ministry when he sincerely asked,
“Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil” (1 Kings 3:9).
This scripture begins our teaching of the priestly and kingly ministry of the order of Melchizedek.
On the eighth day, after the consecration of Aaron as high priest and his four sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, as priests, the ministry of the priesthood began. It is commonly understood in the Hebrew language that eight signifies both new beginnings and life beyond. The newly appointed priests first presented offerings on behalf of themselves and then made offerings for the whole community of Israel. After the inauguration, Aaron lifted his hands toward the people and pronounced the priestly blessing over them…
“Yahweh bless you and keep you; Yahweh make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; Yahweh turn his face toward you and give you peace/shalom." (Numbers 6:24-26)
This blessing is still prayed over Israel today.
The Death of Nadab and Abihu - Leviticus 10
In the midst of the inauguration of the priests, which was celebrated with awesome festivities and the appearance of Yahweh’s Presence in the form of fire, we see Aaron’s two older sons Nadab and Abihu offering strange fire in their censors before Yahweh. Nadab and Abihu erred by mixing the profane with the holy and wanting to present this as an acceptable offering to a holy God. By compromising Yahweh’s instruction not to mix clean with unclean in favor of what seemed acceptable to them, they elevated their own wisdom over Yahweh’s instructions and as they entered His presence they died instantly.
Nadab and Abihu where taught very well by Moses and Aaron, so it was not a matter of ignorance or misunderstanding the correct procedure. It was a matter of their hearts not honoring Yahweh’s principles and choosing what they preferred instead. The issue was obedience versus the independent thinking of self-idolatry. There is only one King and one Kingdom. By their actions, we can see that hidden in Nadab and Abihu’s hearts was pride and self-righteousness. Rebellious and religious spirits are not of Yahweh’s Kingdom and cannot survive in His presence. The priests are to represent the holiness of Yahweh, which means our walk is to mirror His. Mixing unholiness with pure worship disqualified Nadab and Abihu (as it will us) from drawing near to Him. The sinful nature cannot remain in what is to be His kingdom of priests and a holy nation if we are to represent Him. We must act as the King acts, walk as the King walks and talk as the King talks. Aaron’s eldest sons had uncircumcised hearts which had not been surrendered to the redemptive work of Yeshua’s blueprint for life, called the Torah. Torah without the life giving Spirit of Messiah becomes legalism/works, which in turn produces after its own kind (a religious spirit), resulting in death/separation from Yahweh in every aspect of our lives. We need Yeshua in Torah to have chai (life). We cannot separate Yeshua from the Torah, as He is the Living Torah. (John 1:1,14).
After the death of Aaron’s two older sons, his two younger sons Eleazar and Ithamar, took the positions vacated by their brothers Nadab and Abihu, becoming next in line to the High Priest in the ministerial roles as priests in the tabernacle serving Yahweh.
Life in Our Tabernacle: Clean and Unclean Food - Leviticus 11
We have learned that the tabernacle/mishkan is a shadow of what is already in place in heaven (Hebrews 8:1-2). The mishkan is also a prophetic, living representation for us today of the Messiah and His Kingdom. It is a picture of what is written on our heart. As we are learning how to build the tabernacle in our heart, we are beginning to understand, through progressive revelation, how this is teaching us to walk in a redeemed and sanctified lifestyle in Yeshua’s Kingdom.
Moses and the Holy Spirit/Ruach Ha Kodesh are the Bride’s point of reference if she chooses to walk as the Bride of Messiah and as a messenger of His Kingdom. As stated, our bodies represent the tabernacle/mishkan. If Yeshua has chosen us, then we have also been invited by His Holy Spirit/Ruach Ha Kodesh to come and join Him, to tabernacle with Him, in His dwelling place. Will we be obedient to His ways and enter in, or will we hold onto choices rooted in our own belief system and thereby disqualify ourselves? Will we be like Nadab and Abihu, or Eleazar and Ithamar?
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit/Ruach Ha Kodesh who is in you, whom you have from Yahweh, and you are not your own; you were bought at a price; therefore glorify Yahweh in your body.”
Revelation 21:3 “And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.’” (Exodus 25:21-22)
Priestly and Kingly Foods
After the inauguration of the priests, Yahweh gave His first commandment. It was about food. A closer examination reveals many interesting facts about food. Yahweh is very concerned about the heart attitude of those who serve Him. Those who are called to be priests are called to serve him with their whole being: body, soul and spirit as one/echad. If we are a royal priesthood then these instructions from Yahweh are very important for us today (Exodus 19:5-6; 1 Peter 2:9). The vow we made, “We hear and we will obey,” pronounced at Mount Sinai through our ancestors is for us today, those who embrace Yeshua (Deuteronomy 29:14-15). Among the instructions we promised to keep were the laws governing food. Food is very important to Yahweh because what we put into our body is the fruit of our thoughts. Physical food, just as spiritual food, can have an influence and govern every area of our lives. These principles are for the royal priesthood, the Bride of Yeshua, one who is made in His image.
Our bodies are holy sanctified and represent the tabernacle/temple. The food (spiritual and physical) that we put into them will govern the state of our heart and mind and will expose whether we will be obedient to Yahweh or to our own preferences of self will (1 Corinthians 3:16-17).
Yahweh desires that we prepare a place/body/spirit in which He may dwell (Isaiah 66:1). So, if we ingest meat with blood still in it, do we imagine that He will put aside His Torah principles on consuming blood or should we expect the consistency from the One who never changes?
Blood is for atonement and was not to be sacrificed on the altar, but was instead to be poured out on the ground. Yeshua has fulfilled the atonement, but does His sacrifice nullify this law on food? Did He eat meat with blood in it or pork, shellfish and other unlawful entities, or did Yeshua, who now dwells within us, fulfill the law and obey His own word/instruction? Does it matter what we place on the altar and does it really matter what we eat? What does God consider authorized and unauthorized food? These questions have as much a physical application as they do spiritual application in our body.
1 Corinthians 10:20-21 “Rather, that the things which the Gentiles [Nations] sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons.”
To keep our temple clean and healthy and to walk in obedience today, Yahweh teaches us that these are to be considered edible food for us:
- Animals that have both a split hoof and chew their cud (avoiding their blood and fat).
- Sea or water life that has both scales and fins.
- Birds of a non-aggressive or non-scavenger in nature.
- Insects that fly which have jointed legs for hopping on the ground.
Examples Of Clean Foods
Examples Of Unclean Things
Including all pork products like bacon, pork chops and pepperoni on pizza
Outside of His food guidelines, Yahweh did not consider anything else of the animal kingdom to be consumed or even called ‘food’ for us (Leviticus 11:2-47). Throughout scripture, animal life and their characteristics also represented the dishonoring sinful nature of people or groups of people. Unclean species represent people out of God’s order and association. The mention of clean food and unclean species were the difference between the realm of life and realm of death. The Torah portion mentions people can be contaminated by what they eat physically, as well as words/conversations they ‘chew on’ in unwise associations. The lust of the eye, lust of the flesh and pride of life can contaminate us.
Galatians 5:16-18 “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law [of sin and death].”
Galatians 6:7-9 “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Proverbs 23:7)
In the Garden of Eden there were clean foods and unclean things. Yahweh gave man the freedom to eat from the Tree of Life but warned him not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil or he would die. The Tree of Life had edible fruit with seed that could reproduce life but the Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil had no life-supporting qualities in its fruit thus was not considered to be food according to Yahweh. It was a neutered food.
Watermelon: Examples of clean food with seed and unclean food without seed
Adam and Eve sinned through the lust of the eye, lust of the flesh and the pride of life. They were deceived by choice and ate unauthorized food. Mixing honor with dishonor made them unclean. They gained temporal power but lost the ability to walk in Yahweh’s authority and kingdom government on the earth, which in turn brought death upon them, physically and spiritually. They had not guarded over their hearts and let doubt lead them by mixing what seemed right in their own eyes with holiness. These three areas of lust constitute the primary strategy used by the enemy to draw Yahweh’s people away from Him by appealing to their weak areas and presenting temptations that are hard to resist (Genesis 2: 15-17; 3:1-13).
Those eating from the Tree of Life magnify its life giving characteristics.
Galatians 5:22-24 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law [of sin and death]. And those who are Messiah’s have crucified the flesh [dishonoring sinful nature] with its passions and desires.”
On the other hand, those who eat from the Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil also manifest its fruit, that of the sinful nature.
Galatians 5:18-21 “Now the works of the flesh [dishonoring sinful nature] are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Romans 7:5 “For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law [of sin and death] were at work in our members to bear fruit to death.”
Mark 7:20-23 “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man."
Do Not Plant Mixed Seed
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)
Leviticus 19:19 “You shall keep My statutes. You shall not let your livestock breed with another kind. You shall not sow your field with mixed seed. Nor shall a garment of mixed linen and wool come upon you.”
Yahweh’s laws governing food are still in effect today. Growing up we had watermelon, grapes and other produce with seeds naturally occurring within them. Today they are hard to find. We see more seedless watermelon, grapes and cucumbers than we do the seed varieties. Genetically modified foods (GMO) are produced when there is a combination. A section of chromosome is removed from the original molecular structure and a specific gene from another source, foreign to the original, is inserted in its place. Mixing through artificial means alters Yahweh’s original DNA/RNA of that seed to make it do what man wants it to do instead of what Yahweh created it to do. Tampering with God’s original design by mixing seed has become a huge new industry for chemical companies like Monsanto. Marketing propaganda like a better yielding plant, sustainable, large profits and optimum end product useful for today’s market – genetically modifying, caught on and is a big money producer for numerous companies.
Modifying God’s original design is changing God’s order upon the earth. GM seed does not breed true and is unreliable if not pointless to repeat a second year, as it cannot reproduce itself. It is a neutered seed. Though man may regard a hybrid seed a better variety financially, genetically altered food is actually considered a poison by the medical society. Do God’s laws change just because man’s laws have? No. We are not to eat genetically altered foods today; this is called mixed seed and is forbidden.
Genesis 2:16-17 “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, ‘Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.’"
Monsanto’s seeds are genetically engineered (the mixing of different DNA) for use with the company’s chemical herbicide RoundUp. Monsanto’s seeds already dominate the entire U.S. corn, soy, canola, and cotton crops. About 93 percent of soy, 86 percent of corn, 93 percent of cotton, and 93 percent of canola seed planted in the United States in 2010 were genetically engineered. After years of use, RoundUp farmers are now reporting the weeds that were killed in the past by Monsanto’s product are becoming resistant. Monsanto’s profits and stock prices began dropping.
In early 2011 while the world was watching the Arab uprising, the Obama administration pushed the Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to deregulate GMO alfalfa and sugar beets. One of Obama’s promises while running for office was the support of GMO labeling on all consumer products similar to cigarette warnings placed on the tobacco industry. This tactic gained the grass roots voter support. Obama and the USDA have chosen to override and ignore decisions and injunctions made by the U.S. Supreme Court that banned planting of genetically engineered alfalfa and sugar beets without consideration of the Environmental Impact Assessments.
Alfalfa reaches our tables within milk, cream, butter, and meat, as it is commonly used to feed dairy cows. Cows eat grass not corn but GMO corn is cheaper to produce. Oddly enough, alfalfa (Arabic for “king of herbs”) does not need herbicides for more than 93 percent of its common applications. Farmers have been growing it for many centuries and know how to do so without herbicides. Sugar beets provide over 50 percent of the sugar Americans use in their coffee, cereals, and desserts. The push for genetically engineered alfalfa and sugar beets was a move toward controlling more of the food supply.
This deregulation was another blow to the organic farmers who have struggled to exist against the biotech giants. Today, the threat of cross-pollination and extinction of a vast variety of pure seed, which took generations to produce, are at an even higher risk than ever before.
How do scientists insert a genetically modified organism into a seed or animal product? Bacteria are good at invading. Chemical companies combined an E.coli DNA with the resistant DNA RoundUp seed. Once the genetically altered seed with its bacteria/chemical factors are introduced into the seed/plant, it never leaves, nor does it leave the food chain produced from that product. It is like a plastic bag; it does not wash out or dissolve over time. It stays in the meat, fish or vegetables that we eat.
In nature, many different plants grow together, keeping the soil and environment healthy and naturally pure. When only one crop is grown there is no natural resistance, the soil is not enriched and the environment struggles. Weeds, disease, parasites, blights and funguses begin to take over. More and more herbicides, pesticides and fungicides are needed to replace what nature took care of naturally. Not only did the soil suffer with the heavy use of “cides,” but the natural habitat for pollinators such as insects, bees, butterflies and birds all suffered as well. Streams and rivers and the life they supported were also compromised. RoundUp resistant seed is registered as an insecticide. Anything eating that plant will die.
Can You Tell The Difference?
Which tomato cluster came from pure organic seed (non-GMO)?
And which cluster has been genetically altered and is potentially harmful to eat (mixed seed)?
Not only has the GMO plant structure been given herbicide resistant qualities but also insecticides in the form of a natural organism called Bacillus Thuringiensis or Bt for short. The built-in pesticide has been integrated into certain GM crops to ward off pests. Bt corn, for instance, has actually been designed to produce the toxin directly inside its kernels, which are later eaten by both livestock and humans. Bt effectively transforms good bacteria into bad bacteria. Any pest feeding on any part of these GMO plants will be exposed to Bt and those susceptible to the toxin will die. Once the insect digests the plant, the Bt bacteria activates in their gut, eating holes in the lining and causing them to leak; the insect stops eating and dies of starvation.
Concerns for the eco system and food chain are rising with the widespread use of Bt as a pest control. The effects of it can kill organisms other than there intended targets. Other species that survive on insects as their many food sources are also threatened, not to mention the animals that depend on those species.
A Matter of Time
The biotech industry knew it would only be a matter of time before the insects and weeds developed a resistance. They actually flourish when larger amounts of herbicides and pesticides are used. Because this is happening at a faster rate than anticipated, the biotech industry is considering introducing 2, 4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2, 4-D) the active ingredients in Agent Orange a broadleaf herbicide, directly into our food supply. It's estimated that more than 130 types of weeds spanning 40 U.S. states are now herbicide-resistant, and they're showing no signs of stopping. In fact, the situation is getting progressively worse.
Yes, Dow AgroSciences (a subsidiary of Dow Chemicals), which was one of the original manufacturers of Agent Orange, has developed a new generation of genetically modified (GM) crops called "Enlist", designed to resist not just one, but THREE different herbicides: glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup), glufosinate, and 2,4-D, in the same way that Monsanto's Roundup-Ready crops are resistant to glyphosate.
Of course, the whole point of engineering resistance to an herbicide within a plant is so that you can "carpet bomb" an entire field, leaving only your GM crop standing. If 2,4-D resistant crops receive approval and eventually replace Monsanto's failing Roundup-resistant crops as Dow intends, it is likely that billions of pounds of 2,4-D will be needed, on top of the already insane levels of Roundup being used (1.6 billion lbs were used in 2007 in the US alone!).” (Taken from Dr. Mercola interview with Mark Kastel. For full interview and video: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/11/mark-kastel-on-agent-orange.aspx?e_cid=20120311_SNL_Art_1
There has only been one reported testing of GMO on humans in the fifteen years it has been on the market. A well known crusader and spokesman for exposing GMO is Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception he asks the question:
Although it’s never been studied, what happens IF the gene that produces the Bt toxin transfers to the bacteria living inside your intestines like it happen with the soy products? If that happens it might turn our intestinal bacteria into a living pesticide factory continuously producing the Bt toxin inside our intestines.
In 2011 a new study out of the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, recently found Bt toxin in human blood samples for the first time. This study revealed that Bt toxin showed up in 93 percent women’s reproductive systems, 80 percent fetal blood samples and that 69 percent non-pregnant women tested positive for the toxin in their blood. These women involved in the study had been consuming a typical Canadian diet, likened to the US, which is riddled with GMO material and toxins. Conventional soy, corn, canola, and potato products, for example, are in many of the foods eaten in both the US and Canada, which explains why Bt toxin was highly prevalent in the women's blood samples. http://www.naturalnews.com/032407_Bt_insecticide_GMOs.html
Other GMO News
It is remarkable to note that in 2011, a well-known philanthropist Bill Gates bought 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock reasoning that it would help the African’s food shortage. When GMO products originally came on the market fifteen years ago Africa was one of the first to reject this corrupted seed stating they would rather die of starvation than infect their indigenous crops and poison their people, rivers, and land. Now that Monsanto has Mr. Gates the Africans may not have a choice.
Today, no genetically engineered crops are permitted for sale in the European Union.
We do not need to worry about the threat of nuclear bombs; the ingredients to make the bomb, thanks to companies like Monsanto, are already in our soil, rivers and ocean life - and not to mention, on our dinner tables. Ever wondered why we have huge advances in modern medicine and yet have such levels of disease in this intelligent society we live in? One word: greed.
“Whoever controls the seed controls the food.” The Future of Food
Yahweh has good news for us. In His word He instructs us: “do not sow your field with mixed seed” (Leviticus 19:19). This means do not consume mixed seed either. Our bodies are formed to process only the whole natural foods with pure seed that Yahweh created for us. They were not created to process chemicals, mixed seed, processed foods or anything that is not called food for us in His Word. That is eating from the forbidden Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and will lead to death. Yahweh commands us not to mix clean with unclean. We will not find a GMO product at His banquet table.
- A kosher food does not mean non-GMO.
- Organic foods are becoming more and more widely available. We need to stand behind these farmers and support this threatened industry.
As Yeshua calls us priests and kings, He asks us to be wise and discerning in our choices especially about the foods we consume. We have one body, it is remarkable, and thankfully we have the instructions for its care. There is no need to go into fear over what we are learning, but to discern. GMO may look like food but it is not. As believers (disciples/talmudim), we need to be wise, choose life (chai) and walk in Yahweh’s instructions. Those who obey His word receive the blessings not the curses (Leviticus 19:19; Deuteronomy 28; Hosea 4:6).
“Don’t panic. Go organic” Mark Kastel
1 John 2:15-17 “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world-- the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does-- comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”
For more GMO information and a free short movie see the reference section below.
Do Not Mix - Clean Versus Unclean
Yahweh put on the earth specific clean foods for human consumption and specific unclean species, which are not designed for human consumption or called “food” in any scripture from Genesis to Revelation. The unclean species are in the world to keep it clean. They are Yahweh’s cleaning crew of vacuum cleaners, garbage disposals and water purifiers designed to keep our environment clean. If we were to eat them, it would be as if we were eating the contents of vacuum cleaners, garbage bags and water filters full of contaminants, chemicals, urine, feces, dead tissue and bacteria and whatever else these things were created to clean up in the zones they were designed for. They are full of parasites, worms and diseases. If eaten, this is what we put into our bodies.
So why put all this into our bodies? Ever wonder why people get sick? First check out the diet (physically and emotionally). When scripture mentions food, it always refers to what Yahweh considers food. Any-thing else was not to be eaten; regardless of what man determines is ‘food’ as dictated by his society or culture. The reason God taught us His guidelines was to make sure we would always know the way to life and what would sustain that life and keep us healthy.
Keeping Our Tabernacle Clean: Eating Fat and Blood Forbidden
Leviticus 3:17; 7:22-27
Animal fat is a saturated fat that when eaten, clogs arteries, which is the number one cause of heart disease and heart failure in the world today. Fat causes high blood pressure, high cholesterol, strokes, diabetes, obesity and various cancers. Over time, continual consumption of animal fat we will cause our bodies to fail before we have reached a full life span.
Leviticus 7:22-27 Yahweh told Moses to say to the Israelites: “Do not eat any of the fat of cattle, sheep or goats [Biblically clean animals]. The fat of an animal found dead or torn by wild animals may be used for any other purpose, but you must not eat it [i.e. road kill]. Anyone who eats the fat of an animal from which an offering by fire may be made to Yahweh must be cut off from his people. And wherever you live, you must not eat the blood of any bird or animal. If anyone eats blood, that person must be cut off from his people.”
This is such an important issue for the priesthood of Yeshua to follow. Fat and blood mentioned together in Leviticus represent not only physical fat but also what produces destruction in our body spiritually. Thoughts can poison our bodies by triggering over-secretions of chemicals within us that lead to a chemical imbalance, which in turn can produce physical fat. Fear, stress and anxiety - as well as all improper thoughts and emotions – may result in behaviors that cause obesity, disease and cancers in our bodies. So when scripture instructs us not to eat fat or blood, it not only speaks of the physical abstinence of fat and blood, but also spiritual, emotional, psychological and verbal health. This instruction is to bless us and give us a long life. If we bring contamination into our temples, sickness, disease and even death may result. The choice is ours. Obedience brings the blessings.
What we put in our bodies is the key to the priesthood of Yeshua. Yeshua’s priesthood will be a holy priesthood that serves Him in His Holy Temple. If the people of Yeshua disregard His teaching of a fat and blood, is this the Bride the Groom will return for - one living in willful disobedience to His instructions? To see how important this is to Yahweh as we continue through Leviticus, it is significant to note that every time fat and blood are mentioned; the instructions for the priesthood are mentioned directly following. There should be no distinction between what we physically or spiritually put into us that might defile us. As the priesthood of Yeshua, every aspect of us is to be clean, holy and pure before Him.
The life of the animal is in the lifeblood. Blood is both life-giving and a part of the body’s cleaning system; it not only takes the life source to the animal, but also works like a vacuum cleaner taking out toxins and garbage from the kidneys, skin, bowels, and lungs, along with that which makes up the waste products. Thus the blood is rendered unclean for human consumption. If we eat meat with the lifeblood in it, we are eating – also called drinking in Scripture– the very life of that animal along with the animal’s characteristic fears and hunting mindset, including its sexual behavior. When we eat an aggressive type of animal, we may open ourselves up to taking on its aggressive behavior also.
If an animal has been raised in an inhumane environment, as many are, any subsequent characteristics, viruses or diseases the animal may have picked up are also in the meat. Many hormones and chemicals are given to the animals when they are young that stay with them for life, and therefore also in the meat. We literally consume all of this and more when we eat unauthorized species or meat with blood still in it. Sadly, this can open the door to the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life.
Today addiction like pornography, gaming, alcohol, drugs etc. are all called worshiping the high places in the Bible. It is in epidemic proportions today with the help of the Internet, smart phones, iPads, television, news, commercials, movies, magazines, ads, apps and much more. These outside influences seem to be gaining new acceptable status in a society without God or His word, and with believers. We are not saying that media and electronic vehicles are evil but when they feed a hypnotic addiction into a fantasy world through vivid games, graphics and the media that is choosing a false mixed world (seed) to influence and control our minds. Even our children are consumed with all this electronic entertainment. We tend to justify it by saying how educational it is but how can we if children spend more time isolated in front of these devises than spending one on one time with their parents or interacting with others outside exploring in God’s Creation.
In a past report from Focus on the Family, Dr. James Dobson reported that when the popular Christian conference comes to town the hotels report a surge of X-rated movies viewed during that time period. One speaker shared that of the 25,000 men at one conference, approximately half the men came forward to repent for cheating on their wives. Blood in the meat can directly affect a person’s sexual drive and appetite. Sexual sin passes on to the third and fourth generations through the sins of iniquities and is considered a community sin in the Bible that affects all Israel. Lust destroys; it is not love.
Consuming unclean entities and blood in the foods we eat were considered food offerings to idols in pagan worship. Pig was especially common as we see in the story of the Maccabees (1 and 2 Maccabees; Numbers 25:1-3). Pagan cults use blood in their feasts to get the desired results they wanted.
When blood is consumed it can open the door to the occult realm and unclean practices. Eyes linger a little longer on unclean subjects; aggressive behavior and anger become acceptable; defensive attitudes enter; depressive and unclean thoughts are entertained; along with these, the quality of life and associations change. Entering the unclean realm can eventually lead to occult involvement. A weakened spiritual walk can lose its passion and enthusiasm for Yahweh. Distractions and loss of interest will eventually separate a person’s walk away from the life giver, Yeshua. Touching the unclean realm makes us unclean. Do we desire to have a deeper walk and glean deeper revelations in His Word? Look into the diet; our diet reflects our spiritual condition. We are what we eat
2 Corinthians 6:16 “What agreement is there between the temple of Yahweh and idols? For we are the temple of the living God/Elohim.”
Ezekiel 33:24-26 “Son of man, they who inhabit those ruins in the land of Israel are saying, ‘Abraham was only one, and he inherited the land. But we are many; the land has been given to us as a possession.’ Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: You eat meat with blood, you lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood. Should you then possess the land? You rely on your sword, you commit abominations, and you defile one another's wives. Should you then possess the land?’”
Life is in the Blood - What’s in Your Blood?
The body is pH balanced and so is our blood. If our body temperature rises even slightly, we feel sick. It is the same case with our blood; when the pH balance is not balanced, our blood becomes too acidic of our body suffers. First our bodies gather calcium and other minerals from the organs to buffer the over acidic state of our body. When this is depleted the body begins to store fat to protect the organs. This can cause disease and sickness that in turn can lead to more serious illnesses and even death. Fat is a sign of an over acidic body.
Where do acids come from? When the pH in our blood is not correct caused by us either eating what God says is not food for us, or by our unclean thoughts and speech, our bodies begin to crave sugars and carbohydrates. Consuming too much of these makes us listless, out of focus, tired and sick. Reaching for a refined sugar product to boost our energy such as a chocolate bar, pop or ice cream will not help the problem. In an over acidic climate, microorganisms are encouraged to grow. It is these microorganisms that are hungry causing us to crave sweets. They deplete all our energy and cause us to become sick and tired. This can become a physical cycle, which addictive personalities may fall into through its spiritual roots.
An over acidic body is also a friendly environment where bacteria grow producing a yeast forming fungus, which if left unattended may later develop into a breeding ground for microorganisms. When these enter the bloodstream they go wherever the blood goes – to the brain, to the heart, to the muscles - causing major diseases like arthritis, heart problems, diabetes and cancers. To reverse any damage from this in our bodies, eat biblically. Doing so from a healthy, biblically based diet (physical or spiritual) from the Owner’s manual can cleanse our bodies bringing life and vitality, and clear the mind ridding us of life-threatening disease. Our bodies are designed to line up with the Word of Yahweh for radiant health (Deuteronomy 28).
2 Corinthians 6:17 to 7:1 “Therefore come out from them and be separate. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters. Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for Yahweh.”
Clean and Unclean Sea/Water Life
Only fish with both fins and scales are to be food for us. All other sea and water life Yahweh says is to be an abomination to us. Shellfish and fish without scales and fins are the scavengers and cleaners of Yahweh’s waterways. They are cesspools of filth and contaminants, containing high levels of cholesterol, mercury, disease, worms, chemicals, and parasites. Their job is to clean all urine, feces and scum from the water. Shrimp, prawns and other mid water swimmers like squid and octopus are vacuum cleaners. Whales are big surface filters. The shark and other aggressive cleaners remove larger debris. Eating these will introduce their aggressive, scavenger natures. Clams, oysters and mussels are immobile filter feeders that contain bacteria, viruses, and can also harbor hepatitis; bringing all the contaminants they hold into our bodies when consumed. God says we are not to eat these.
Yahweh shows us many things through His Creation. In Matthew 4:19, Yeshua calls us to be fishers of men and to multiply. We see this in the parable of the twelve loaves and two fishes (Mark 8:19). When people do not heed Yahweh’s words but hang on to bitterness, unforgiveness or critical spirits, they act like bottom feeders or as the sea creatures without fins or scales that hide in dark crevices away from the light. If people continue in hardness of mind, an outer shell like character grows and hardens the heart. Hearts that continue in bitterness sadly become segmented and full of pus as we see with the unclean crabs and lobsters. Eventually they will no longer be able to move but latch on to hard surfaces as a muscle or barnacles do, grouping together with other tough shelled ones. This mindset is in sharp contrast with what Yahweh calls us to be – like the soft flexible fish, at peace with one another, that have elegant fines and scales and swim obediently in colorful schools.
Do These Dietary Laws Apply To Us Today?
Malachi 3:6 says, “I, Yahweh, do not change.”
And according to Hebrews 13:8,
“Yeshua is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
Thus Yahweh’s dietary Word does not change either.
Mark 7:1-23 records a discussion between the Pharisees and the teachers of the law and Yeshua in which He is correcting them. The men did not understand the difference between the laws created by men coming from a legalistic observance of God’s word and the Torah Spirit led lifestyle (see teaching from study Mishpatim - Exodus 21) that was written upon the hearts of flesh/spirit. Man’s laws had cluttered Yahweh’s teaching and instruction by adding to them exceedingly. Yeshua was not sharing about unclean entities becoming food. Yeshua is Yahweh in the flesh and would not contradict Himself. These teachers of the law had added the traditions of man to the Word of Yahweh. They had set aside Yahweh’s teaching and instruction in order to observe their own traditions. Yeshua was correcting their religious spirits and pointing to the real contaminants in their hearts “What comes out of a man is what makes him unclean.”
Acts 10:1 to 11:18 details a vision Peter received from Yahweh in which a sheet, known as a tallit in Hebrew descended and ascended from heaven three times. In this holy garment were all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. Yahweh told Peter to kill and eat. Peter said to Yahweh that he had never eaten unauthorized species before and he was perplexed, as he knew that Yahweh would not contradict Himself. As Peter wondered about the true meaning of his vision, Yahweh showed him that the animals represented people. “But Yahweh has shown me that I should not call any man impure or unclean” (Acts 10:28). These people in the Book of Acts were those Yahweh was redeeming to Himself filled by Yeshua’s life giving Spirit. The House of Judah had for generations up until then, thought of themselves as the only clean people before Yahweh as the House of Israel had been dispersed among the pagan nations and taken up their ways becoming an unclean people. Yahweh was saying to Peter that he was no longer to think of the House of Israel or those returning from the nations as unclean. If they embraced Yeshua, the Word personified and returned to the ways of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, they were considered clean!
Hosea 8:12 “I have written for him the great things of My law/Torah, but they were considered a strange thing.”
Sinning or missing the mark/truth of Torah is dishonoring to Yahweh. This is like a little boy all dressed in his good clothes that goes out of his home and jumps in a puddle, covering himself with mud (walking outside the principles of Torah into the realm of death). Returning to the house (Torah/realm of life), the boy removes his dirty clothes (his sinful nature), has a bath (mikvah), and puts on clean clothes (fruit of repentance reflected in the gifts of the Spirit/priestly or bridal garments) before he re-join his family again. In Hebrew this is called the ritual application of the Torah. We want to apply God’s teaching and instruction in our lives, as this will sanctify us and lead us to a walk of redemption, which brings spiritual life.
John 14:12 “Yeshua said, ‘most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.’”
James 1:22 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
James 2:26 “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
Philippians 4:9 “The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”
The teaching of clean and unclean food is called Kashrut in Hebrew. Kashrut is just one of the realms in the Kingdom of Yahweh’s teaching and instruction for life. We are always in His Presence, but staying in His provision is what His instruction is all about. Obedience brings the blessing. This is not a salvation issue, but a redemption/sanctification issue. Once we understand, we can choose to repent and turn from past choices and influences to a more scriptural understanding.
A Short List of Clean Flesh Foods That Yahweh Considers Food to Eat
Clean Meats: Antelope, buffalo, cattle, deer, goat, oxen, sheep and other animals with a hoof completely divided and which chews the cud (with no lifeblood or fat).
Clean Fish: Bass, cod, grouper, haddock, halibut, herring, mackerel, orange roughy, perch, salmon, snapper, trout, and any other finned and scaled fish.
Clean Birds: Chicken, Cornish hen, quail, turkey and any other non-flesh-eating birds. Web footed birds are considered unclean.
Kosher: Dietary Food Laws
As you can see, the biblical dietary laws are not hard to follow and the clean choices of foods are wide. To perform a kosher kill the animal is placed in a slaughter trough, head down. The main arteries on both sides of the neck and esophagus are severed quickly and cleanly with a knife, allowing the heart to continue to pump as the lifeblood of the animal drains out and it dies a painless death. If kosher killed food is not available, soaking the meat in salted water, for an hour, rinsing and repeating again to drain the blood for another hour, then rinse well, is acceptable. Please note that meat is made of blood, and some blood will still be in the meat, but what you want out of the meat is the lifeblood of the animal.
Today in North American some slaughterhouses still cause the animal to go into major crisis/trauma and fear/flight response, which in turn can release harmful chemicals into its body and toughen the meat. The animal is then strung up to the processing line by its hind legs and lastly the throat cut to drain out the blood, which brings on its death. Other modern slaughterhouses have adopted Dr. Temple Grandin’s more humane handling as seen in this YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMqYYXswono. Dr. Grandin has also designed kosher slaughterhouses http://www.grandin.com/ritual/kosher.slaughter.html.
The following is a quote from Dr. Tessler, a well-known doctor who wrote in the book The Genesis Diet:
Pigs are known to carry up to two hundred diseases and eighteen different parasites and worms, including the deadly worm called trichinella spiralis. This worm is commonly called trichinosis and there is no known cure for these spiral worms. The trichinae worms are so small and transparent that only trained inspectors using high-powered microscopes can detect their existence. Trichinosis can cripple or even kill anyone that eats as little as a forkful of contaminated food! Trichinosis can mimic other diseases such as arthritis, rheumatism, or typhoid fever.
Pigs have more incidences of arthritis than any other known animals in the world. Arthritis may be a virus or a parasite that is transmitted from pigs to humans as a direct result of eating the flesh and blood of hogs or pigs. Perhaps many other diseases are misdiagnosed and their real cause is roundworm, gullet worms, hookworms, thorn-headed worms, trichina worms, stomach worms, nodular worms, tapeworms, as well as many other parasites found in the flesh of the unclean swine. A person may be committing slow suicide when they eat bacon, ham, sausage, or pork chops.
The American Cancer Society considers the pig and pork products like bacon, salami and hot dogs to be the number one cancer-producing agent in the world today as noted by their questionnaire. The body tries to fight the trichinosis worm by forming tumors around them. Sadly a whole industry has been built around eating biblically unauthorized, unclean species as a substitute for life giving foods. Doctors, pharmaceuticals, medical related support and hospitals testify to the results of not eating cleanly in our physical illnesses. Those who are returning and learning God’s food laws and learning to keep their temples clean and healthy physically and spiritually will not need a prayer line-up in a church. It starts with a heart decision.
In the Bible, it does not mention the modern term processed foods because and at the time the marriage covenant/ketubah was given to Israel at Mount Sinai, dietary instruction did not include man-made foods, but only original natural foods from the Designer’s manual that our bodies can process for our health. If we put unauthorized food like fat, processed or junk foods into our bodies, they can begin to weaken prematurely. God has promised us a long and healthy life if we stay within His guidelines. The covenant we agreed to with Yeshua stipulates: only authorized food (physical and spiritual) please!
Deuteronomy 34:7 “Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.”
Leviticus 11:44-47 “For I am Yahweh your God/Elohim. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth. For I am Yahweh, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, to be your God; thus you shall be holy for I am holy. This is the law regarding the animal, and the bird, and every living thing that moves in the waters, and everything that swarms on the earth, to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be eaten.”
1 Peter 1:14-16 (the parallel passage to Leviticus 11:44-47) Peter said, “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’”
Ezekiel 44:6-16 (This is a prophetic word still to unfold) “Now say to the rebellious, to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: ‘O house of Israel, let us have no more of all your abominations. When you brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary to defile it - My house - and when you offered My food, the fat and the blood, then they broke My covenant because of all your abominations. And you have not kept charge of My holy things, but you have set others to keep charge of My sanctuary for you.’ Thus says the Lord GOD: ‘No foreigner, uncircumcised in heart or uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter My sanctuary, including any foreigner who is among the children of Israel. And the Levites who went far from Me, when Israel went astray, who strayed away from Me after their idols, they shall bear their iniquity. Yet they shall be ministers in My sanctuary, as gatekeepers of the house and ministers of the house; they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister to them. Because they ministered to them before their idols and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity, therefore I have raised My hand in an oath against them,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘that they shall bear their iniquity. And they shall not come near Me to minister to Me as priest, nor come near any of My holy things, nor into the Most Holy Place; but they shall bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed. Nevertheless I will make them keep charge of the temple, for all its work, and for all that has to be done in it. But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood,’ says the Lord GOD. ‘They shall enter My sanctuary, and they shall come near My table to minister to Me, and they shall keep My charge.’”
Jeremiah 17:10 “I, Yahweh, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.”
Parsha Mishpatim: www.sheepfoldgleanings.com
The Shadow of Heavenly Things: by Brad Scott www.wildbranch.org
A More Excellent Way by Henry W. Wright www.beinhealth.com
The Maker's Diet by Jordan S. Rubin http://www.makers-diet.net/
The Raw Truth by Jordan S. Rubin – for the free eBook download: http://www.transformyourhealth.com/gardenoflife/rawtruthbook.pdf
Health According to the Scriptures by Paul Nison http://healthwatchman.com
The Genesis Diet by Dr.Gordon Tessler http://www.amazon.com/The-Genesis-Diet-Gordon-Tessler/dp/1881924092/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331432328&sr=1-2
HOLY COW! Does God Care about What We Eat? By Hope Egan http://www.holycownews.com/
Fat in Our Diet
Food That Kills You: Fat in Our Diet (YouTube): by Dr. Michael Klaper
Coconut Oil benefits: http://www.naturalnews.com/032727_coconut_oil_Alzheimers.html
Millions Against Monsanto: http://organicconsumers.org/monsanto/index.cfm
The Future of Food: (YouTubemovie): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNezTsrCY0Q
Food Inc. www.takepart.com/foodinc/film (the movie)
Seeds of Deception by Jeffery Smith http://www.seedsofdeception.com/Public/Home/index.cfm
GM Watch: http://www.gmwatch.eu/newsletters
Best Meal: www.bestmeal.info
Obama’s promises: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqaaB6NE1TI
Bill Gates and Monsanto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_Gi6cf-jiI&feature=related
Robyn O’Brien: TED talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rixyrCNVVGA
11 Yrs Old Exposes Monsanto: TED talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRo8LnWVxMI
Natural News http://www.naturalnews.com/index.html
Do This – or You Could Soon be Eating and “Agent Orange” for Dinner: Mark Kastel with Dr Mercola: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/11/mark-kastel-on-agent-orange.aspx?e_cid=20120311_SNL_Art_1
Bt In Human Blood Samples: http://www.naturalnews.com/032407_Bt_insecticide_GMOs.html
The “Safe” Garden Product that can Destroy Your DNA: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/13/active-ingredient-glyphosate-in-roundup-herbicides-found-in-peoples-urine.aspx?e_cid=20120313_DNL_art_1
Dr. Temple Grandin: Humane Slaughter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMqYYXswono
Dr. Temple Grandin: Kosher slaughterhouses http://www.grandin.com/ritual/kosher.slaughter.html
GMO: KiTeitzer Deuteronomy 21:10 by Julie Parker www.sheepfoldgleanings.com
Other Health News
Fluoride in our diet: http://www.naturalnews.com/fluoride.html
Mercury: Make Up, Fillings, water supplies and vaccines etc: http://www.naturalnews.com/035229_cosmetic_products_mercury_toxicity.html
Secondhand Chemotherapy: Mike Adams http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=848F5917B6985A36D88ED0AB09681027