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I was thinking about going on the paleo diet, because of its nutritional claim. I received a free book that explained what it was, and even gave meal plans. But when I begin to read the book, the first paragraph and a half, caused me to be disturbed in my spirit man-it is like an alert went off-I know it was Holy Spirit warning me! This is what the Author of the book said; several key things really stood out as I read the paragraphs – I have put them in bold:

"Paleo is a way of life. The name and concept of the Paleo lifestyle is based on the idea of eating what our human ancestors subsisted on during the Paleolithic era. Our ancestors were hunters and gatherers who ate only what they could harvest, fish, hunt, or scavenge. Paleo followers believe that our bodies were designed to eat as these early people did, and doing so will enable us to remain healthy, muscular, and fit. Paleo nutritionists and many other scientists believe that evolution has not caught up with the advances of our society. By consuming the foods that sustained our ancestors..." 

After reading those lines, I was prompted by Holy Spirit, to look up three things and I have added the links to my searches for you to read yourself and let Holy Spirit speak to you:

1. What is the Paleolithic era?

https://www.britannica.com/event/Paleolithic-Period

 

2. Does the Paleolithic era correspond with the Bible?

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-does-the-bible-say-abo...

3. Should a Christians follow a paleo diet?

http://www.born-again-christian.info/answers/natural-christian-unpr...

After reading these articles, I know this is not a diet God wants me to start! First, the Bible says man is created in God's image and likeness (Genesis 1:26-27); man did not come from apes - I do not believe in evolution (if you believe in evolution, you do not believe Genesis 1:26-27, which means, you do not believe God)! Second, I choose not to participate in any pagan belief's ways (evolution here but anything that does not line up with the Word of God)! Third, I know this is not what God wants me to do, because if He did, Holy Spirit would not have warned me; I could not shake that uneasiness that was in my spirit!

I am posting this on the paleo diet, so you all will know the FULL facts about it, in case you are on it or thinking about doing it. The Holy Spirit is teaching me more and more, that as a Christians, I have to be very careful in EVERYTHING I do; I am passing this knowledge on to you all. Because we as Christians, are not our own; Jesus paid for us with His precious Blood so we belong to Him – Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law and gave us freedom (Galatians 3:13-14; Ephesians 1:7)

We cannot jump on the bandwagon, that the world is on; we are in this world but not of this world – we are of God's Kingdom but the whole world belongs to the devil (John 17:14-16; John 15:9; 1 John 5:19)! Therefore, we are to be led by Holy Spirit in EVERYTHING we do (Romans 8:14; Galatians 5:16-18)!

The devil is a master deceiver and he loves to mix truth with a lie; he makes things attractive to us, by throwing in less than 1% truth and the rest lies! The devil has the same tricks he had years ago; as the Bible says, “There is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes1:9); the devil tries to do us, like he did to Eve - get us confused with the Word - but God is not the Author of confusion (Genesis 3).

Like I said earlier, I was looking at the diet because the Author said it had nutritional value, but that was a trick; thank God for exposing the devil's lie!

IF we listened to Holy Spirit, we will NEVER go wrong; we only see the surface of things, but Holy Spirit knows what is going on beneath the surface! However, if we listen to the devil, we will be tricked like Eve was; the devil talked with her, she answered, and next thing you know, she disobeyed what God said by listening at what the devil said (Genesis 3:1-6) – we can learn from Eve – don’t hold a conversation with the devil – rebuke him.

We must ALWAYS consult God, even in small things, and listen for Holy Spirit to speak – stop thinking inside the box because God has MANY ways to speak with you! 

I want to end this teaching with Proverbs 3:5-7 and will write out Genesis 1:26-27 for you also.

Proverbs 3:5-7:

5 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.

In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

7 Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.

Genesis 1:26-27:

26 God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.

27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.

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God bless you all and keep you all, is my prayer!

Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks

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