“If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name THE LORD THY GOD; Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses and of long continuance. Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.” (Deut. 28:58-61).
“As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.” (Justice William O. Douglas from Common Ground, Issue 172 November 2005).
We are currently living in a very complex age. Things are happening in our society that would have been unheard of even twenty or thirty years ago. There are so many changes happening that it is hard to be aware of everything that is going on. We are therefore rapidly becoming “victims of the darkness,” as in the above quote.
I recently went to a lecture by Dr. Pat Howard, Professor of Science & Public Policy, School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, dealing with the Hazards of Genetically Modified Foods. These foods have quietly been filling our grocery stores for the past ten years. We have been consuming them without even knowing it, as they are not labeled. “Genetic engineering (GE) is a relatively new technology. It is the alteration of the genetic make-up of a plant or animal, usually by inserting genes from another species. For example, GE canola, an ingredient found in many foods, has been crossed with a soil bacterium gene to make the canola resistant to certain herbicides. Other popular GE ingredients include GE corn and GE soybean. Many more varieties are currently under development in laboratories around the world.” ( From “Do you know what you ate today?” by The Council of Canadians). These are different from traditional plant breeding as they are crossing the plant animal barrier. Dr. Howard said that this is a new science and the methods are not very precise and therefore unpredictable.
This lecture was very unsettling. We are now losing total control over what we are putting into our bodies. Dr. Howard stated these foods are compromising our immune systems and leaving us vulnerable to many diseases, especially cancer. Genetically modified foods have not been adequately tested and many scientists are highly critical of them. “GE foods bring no benefits to consumers. They contaminate our environment and have jeopardized our agricultural export markets. In fact, the only people who seem to benefit from the proliferation of GE foods are the biotech companies who make them.” (From “Do you know what you ate today?” by The Council of Canadians).
This is serious. God gave us our food laws to keep us healthy. Since we have abandoned our God and His Laws, we have fallen further and further into darkness. Changes are now happening very quickly. Many are happening without our knowledge. Our food is being threatened from all sides. We must be aware of this. Soy, canola and corn are largely GE. GE foods are found in 7 out of 10 processed foods.
Our hope must be that our Israel people will soon awaken from their slumber. We need repentance and healing in our lands. Our nations are in deep distress, as they refuse to keep God’s Laws. As individuals we run to the doctor whenever we are sick. This is fine but we must also be going to the Lord and look at what He has told us to do to have good health. We are suffering for our refusal to comply with His laws of health. Jesus Christ showed us the laws of health and healing when He was here. We must obey them.
The light at the end of the tunnel is that our lands will be healed when Jesus Christ returns. This will bring a time that none of us can imagine. In the meantime, the greatest advice we have is this, “Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with a recompense, he will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be open, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing.” (Isa. 35:3-6).
“To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:77-79).