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Food out of season

December 8th, 2006

Helen received a word from God today, and as I read it I was really impacted by it and I thought that it was incredibly profound.

God said to her
‘Seasons.
Western society’s affluence provides food out of season.
But what are the repercussions on the body eating food out of season?
Supply & Demand.
I am the supplier – Jehovah Jireh is My name.
For all that is about to come remember this word,
I want food in season not out of season.
I supply what the body — My body- needs when it needs it.
There is a time for everything under the sun
We are now entering the season for cleansing.
Cleansing toxins from the body
Excessive fluids from the body
Forms of fasting
I remove to cleanse, and restore organs to healthy full functions
I am a God of Seasons.’

As I read this I was strongly impacted by the thought of seasons and how western affluence or influence can provide food out of season. God has been talking to me a lot lately about seasons. About how He does now and always has worked in seasons, this is how He set up the world.

Yet success even in Christian circles is more defined by our ability to get and have what we want when we want it; for our worlds to be seasonless. The Lord has impressed on me how arrogant is it to think that we know better than Him what is best for us. We do not fully know what the next 10 minutes will hold let alone eternity. So how can we know what is best for us? How can we set the schedule? God is good and loves us deeply and works for the good of those who love Him. Romans 8:28. When we truly know and believe this then we can trust and fully hand over our lives to God.

If God is Jehovah Jireh, our provider, and He works in seasons, surely this ability to get things whenever we want them is something to be treated with much caution? Is this western ability to ‘get food out of season’ a core bad thing in the body today? Do we look to where things are coming from, or do we look to God whether or not things are coming on our perceived time scale?
Who and what are we looking for to provide? Is it people and dollars or is it God?

For God to be everything, then we need to become nothing otherwise He isn’t everything!

We need to decide if we want our diets to be everything we can get when we can get it, or if they are to be just what the Maker provides.

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