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The majority of Westerners are overweight. But even to those who are not, most Westerners suffer from the same spiritual sickness as overweight people. Yet the majority of eastern Europeans and other people throughout the world are not overweight. Why? There are two reasons. First, they have a different diet. Second, they are not living in sin as a slave to gluttony and indulgence. Having less money helps with that.
But to Westerners with the resources to overeat, the deception of the devil to bring people under the bondage of food is very strong. But there is a free cure to this spiritual sickness, and I will explain why and how fasting will cure you both physically and spiritually.
A Few Health Facts
1. A few extra pounds (5-10 lbs or so) is a consequence of the Western diet, which is full of poisons and malnutrition causing overeating to get enough nutrients (which is often still not enough). But for 20-30 lbs or more, you are overweight.
2. A lack of muscle is a consequence of a lack of discipline and exercise. It is the result of a sedentary lifestyle and laziness. Laziness by itself, however, does not cause obesity. Instead, laziness causes poverty.
3. But obesity is a consequence of sin and idolatry. It is a spiritual sickness, caused by spiritual weakness, lack of spiritual exercise, and sinful overindulgence. Obese people are a slave to food.
Obesity is not genetic. It is sickness. You may have learned unhealthy habits from obese parents, but that is not excuse. No, obesity does not “run in your family”, it is not biological, it is behavioral and spiritual. You are NOT a vicim, you are fully responsible for your weight. And this article will show you how to solve it once and for all. Guaranteed.
Obesity is a spiritual sickness
Yes, obesity is a SPIRITUAL, not a physical sickness. It is physically harmful as well, but everyone who is fat is spiritually sick. They are also physically sick, because obesity is terrible for your body.
Obesity is a spiritual problem because the body does not need copious amounts of food. It is the spirit which decides to overeat, not the body. The body asks, but the spirit chooses. A person who is obese has a spirit like an anorexic. Weak, emaciated, and powerless.
The proportion of your spiritual strength is generally equivalent to the proportion by which a person is overweight. The bigger an obese person, the more emaciated their spirit is. With very few exceptions, a large obese person is equally skinny spiritually. They are sick and malnourished spiritually. They are weak and vulnerable to spiritual attack. Why? Because they never exercise their spirit.
Every obese man and woman is personally responsible for their obesity, and I will prove it. Obese people are slaves to food. The sin is gluttony and is similar to drunkenness, and also to laziness. That is why these are often mentioned together in the Bible.
Gluttony is idolatry to food and sinful overindulgence, like drunkenness is idolatry to alcohol and sinful overindulgence. Gluttony is also spiritual laziness, like a lazy person who refuses to work or tend the home.
“For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.”
Gluttony, drunkenness, and laziness. All three will make a person sick and poor.
“He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.”
Obesity is the love of pleasure, the pleasure of food.
An obese person wears their sin on the outside, like the Pharisees wore their sin of pride and self-righteousness on the inside.
It is sinful and shameful to be obese, and you feel horrible because it is horrible for you. God gave you that awful feeling that you try to ignore to motivate you to do something about it. But what can you do? I will tell you.
THE ONLY PERMANENT SOLUTION TO OBESITY IS FASTING.
Fasting is the solution for obesity because it cures both the physical and the spiritual aiment of obesity at the same time.
On the one hand, fasting reduces weight and cures physical ailments quickly. On the other hand, fasting is like a spiritual workout program. The more obese a person is, the harder fasting will be, until they build some “spiritual muscle”.
Fasting causes what can only be described as MIRACULOUS weight loss and health benefits. It is quick, it is easy, and it takes literally no work (just abstain). It only takes the willingness to give up your idol, FOOD. This strength is mental and spiritual, not physical.
While you can lose weight by calorie restriction, it always comes back when you stop.
While you can lose weight by eating better and reducing portions, you must continue to do it, and if you stop then the weight will come back.
Fasting is known to make physical changes in the body that make weight loss permanent (unless you go back to eating as much as you used to). Unlike diets, fads, and fat burners, fasting requires you to suffer through the early stages to get to the miracle stages.
AND BEST OF ALL, FASTING IS FREE! In fact, you can save a considerable amount of money bnot eating, because your grocery bill will drop sharply.
Fasting Is The Most Powerful Spiritual Discipline
Fasting will cure you. Physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Fasting will cure most of your physical ailments, from heart disorders to diabetes to even old injuries (yes, actually fasting 24-48 hours or more will cure old injuries, muscle tears, strains, arthritis, skin disorders, and so much more) ALL WITHOUT DRUGS.
In Jesus’ day, fasting was a regular thing, so common that Jesus assumed that people fasted, because he described it as “when you fast”, not “if”.
“Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.” (Matthew 6:16).
Jesus was saying that when you fasted for spiritual reasons, don’t try to brag about it by letting people know; but instead, keep it to yourself. Don’t let anyone know you’re fasting when you do it for spiritual reasons, except that who need to know, like your family.
Fasting is the most important and most powerful spiritual discipline, because it requires denying your flesh. This is the best way to directly exercise yourself spirituall, because by giving up food, you are exercising your spirit. Your body wants food, but your spirit does not need food, so it is your spirit which decides not to eat when your body desires food.
Obesity is sin
Obese people are living in sin and wickedness. God makes you feel awful every day, because He’s trying to get you to wake up and see your sin. You are indulgent, materialistic, and gluttonous.
No, people do not need 3 meals per day. 3 meals is fine, as long as the portions are small, far smaller than the Western diet. Most people’s portion sizes can be cut in half, and their stomach will shrink and they will be just as satistified with half or less food after their body adapts.
This isn’t to say you should keep eating junk. After you lose the weight, you should make changes to eat healthier too. But fasting is not a diet, this is a life change.
WHAT IS FASTING?
This article is not going to be a comprehensive topic on fasting. But there is only ONE real rule when it comes to fasting – DO NOT EAT. Yes, it’s that simple.
You don’t need to be a nutritionist or a medical expert to fast, especially for the short term. No one on Earth has ever died from missing one meal, or from not eating for only 16 hours (which is typical for intermittent fasting).
Fasting is simply going without food. When you are hungry, you do not eat.
There are 2 main types of fasting: intermittent fasting, and extended fasting.
Intermittent fasting means skipping meals intentionally. Extended fasting is going 24-48 hours at a time without food (or longer). 24 to 48 hours is when the real health benefits and the massive weight loss begins.
The 3-day rule
The first 3 days are the hardest. It’s easier to fast for a week than it is to fast for one day, because by day 3 or 4, many people stop being hungry.
Fasting is not starving, but an obese person might feel like they are dying, they will get headaches, and feel awful at first. Their mind will scream for food, but it isn’t their own mind, it’s all a trick.
YOUR GUT IS LYING TO YOU!
Your stomach has neurons like in your brain. In fact, your stomach has so many neurons that it could be classified as its own animal. These neurons work independent of the brain. That’s right, they work on their own. It could be accurately said that humans have two brains – a big one in their heads, and a little on in their stomach. This is why we have a phrase a “gut feeling”, because when we sense something off, sometimes our stomach reacts and send some signals that give us a certain feeling.
But there is a problem. People who are not healthy, especially those who are overweight, have foreign bad bacterial that do not belong there. These bad bacteria lie to you because those bacterial exploit the neural pathway between the gut “brain” and the brain in your head, and trick you into craving food that is not good for you.
The bad gut bacteria, which are not part of the human body but which are foreign invaders, send signals to the brain demanding food that is good for them, but bad for you. The more of these gut bacteria there are (which is usually proportional to how obese a person is), the stronger the craving for food will be.
It’s easier when you realize IT IS NOT YOU CRAVING FOOD, IT’S THE FOREIGN INVADERS IN YOUR STOMACH that you have been gorging with unhealthy foods for years. It is literally not you wanting food. It is other creatures (bacteria) in your stomach tricking you. They will die without a continued flow of unhealthy food, and you want them to die! That way YOU can live.
Obese people will often have many health disorders, and if they are on pharmaceutical drugs, it becomes even more difficult. But if you can afford to spend five hundred or even a thousand dollars a month or more on food, you can afford a nutritionist who can help you fast safely. It’s not rocket science. Fasting is the only answer, and it’s the safest answer.
I suggest finding an accountability partner. You can have your spouse, or a family member join you and hold each other accountable. There are also many social media groups and even apps that can help you stay on track and share your progress. They are easy to find.
Overall, you must be aware that if you are obese, you are living in sin. Not everything pleasurable is good. If you are overweight, you are spiritually sick and need help. But help is easy and free – all you have to do is fast.
Fasting and praying is even better. Fasting and praying and reading scripture is even better! It won’t be easy, especially at first, but it will help cure all your ailments, and it will change your life. And most of all, it will strengthen your spirit and self-discipline, so that you have the strength to withstand future attacks from the evil one and live the life that God has planned for you, free from bondage to sinful indulgence.
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I needed to read this. I’m finally in a pattern of daily reading and study, so now I need to add a pattern of faring and denying the flesh. Thank you.