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“Are You Taking Care of Your Tabernacle?” by Paula Bryant-Ellis

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About a year after I move to Los Angeles (I’ve been here 3 years now), I began to suffer with serious migraine headaches.  They would last 3-4 days and I would be physically exhausted afterwards.  At times I was completely bedridden and unable to move. Growing up I would experience a migraine about once every two or three years but I begin experiencing them two to three times a month. I couldn’t believe what was happening.  It seemed as though everything I ate triggered an episode.  I didn’t want to eat any more and that’s pretty bad because I love to eat!  Grocery shopping became a chore as I had to investigate every ingredient in everything I ate.

My migraine specialist (one of the many specialist I had to see) had me download this application titled “iHeadache” so I could track every time I had a migraine, everything I had eaten for the day and any other symptoms I was experiencing. In the midst of a migraine one day, it hit me…every single time I opened this app I was confessing that I had a headache hence…”iHeadache”. I said to myself, “this is crazy” and I immediately deleted the app from my phone and all of its information. It’s crazy what we confess over ourselves and don’t even know it.  There I was believing for one thing but confessing something completely different.  Have you listened to yourself lately?

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them]. (Mark 11:23-24, KJV)

I prayed to God for a healing and I then began to take control of my situation by confessing healing over my body.  My diet changed completely and I became a vegan and I only eat plant-based foods now. All meats, dairy, poultry, fish and products with gluten were eliminated from my diet. I began to change some of the other things I used like lotions, deodorant, toothpaste, mouth wash, and body soap.  You have no idea what’s in some of these products.  Some of them just aren’t safe and no one will tell you the truth.  There is no way eating all of these “food-like products” and putting all of these chemicals in our body can be healthy (don’t get me started on that soap box…LOL).

I’m pumped to share with you that I have been migraine free for several months now.  I even had chocolate a couple of days ago which was one of the “biggest” triggers for me.  If I had even a 1/4 teaspoon of chocolate, I would be physically sick and bedridden for days.  Well I ate a brownie and NO migraine!  Praise God!

When God told me I would be healed He told me He wanted me to take care better care of my temple.  I was surprised because I was somewhat of a healthy eater or at least I thought so.  Our bodies are all we have and we are the High Priest of our tabernacle for the Holy Spirit to dwell.  You might not have thought of yourself that way but yep, you are the High Priest of your tabernacle.

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6:19, KJV)

Changing my diet is nothing compared to the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for us.  I actually love being a vegan and the on-going health benefits and improvements are frankly amazing.

Are you taking care of your tabernacle?

May Your Steps Fulfill Their Purpose

“Mary Esther Ruth” does not own nor is the publisher of these books or charts. No copyright intended. For Inspirational Purposes Only. To find out more about Reverend Clarence Larkin please go to: http://www.larkinestate.com

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