How the PCR test caused the world to be deceived resulting in many deaths.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice if you are ill seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

The Corona virus most likely is real and does kill people but so are the common cold and the flu, evidence showed the vaccine for Covid were killing more people then the infection and it is the reason many governments have pulled that information down and is now hiding it from the public. The deaths from Covid have been greatly exaggerated.

The makers of the PCR test state that they are not to be used for diagnostic purposes but for research purposes. I am going to discuss below the reasons for this. Studies have shown that the PCR test for Covid has a high rate of false positives.

The PCR test was not meant to be used for a diagnostic tool. The test has a high right of false positive results in other words it will show someone has a disease when they do not. If you do your research you will find most test that are used to test for disease has a very high false positive rate. Cancer is one example of this, studies have shown up to 80% of those diagnosed with cancer may not of had cancer.

PCR test only look for fragments or partial DNA so indentifying a specific pathogen is nearly impossible it is only testing for certain proteins produced by that pathogen but often times those proteins can be produced by other types of microbes especially if they are in a similar family. For example there are many types of Corona viruses and most of them are harmless to humans. Often times pets carry these harmless strains. The common cold is a type of Corona virus. If you have come in contact with any of these then you could test positive for Covid even if you do not or have not had it. Not only that but the PCR test does not test for an active infection it only test whether someone has come in contact with the infectious agent or not. They use a numbers game to try and justify it’s use for diagnosing infection but numbers can be manipulated, humans are fallible.

What gets me the most about Covid is that the CDC and other government organizations world wide have announced there was going to be pandemics in the past yet it was no more severe and often times even less severe then the flu season. Which if you take note of the flu season, it occurs shortly after they start their flu vaccine campaigns. That is a heck of a coincidence.

PCR test are very prone to even the slightest bit of contamination and human error. All this can cause false positive test results. The study used to promote the use of the PCR test as a diagnostic tool to detect if a person had a Covid infection was so scientifically flawed that researchers are requesting the paper be retracted. Many medical professionals are confused on the definitions and measurements used to determine if someone has Covid which is causing the numbers of those diagnosed with Covid to be exaggerated. What I find interesting is if you read the numbers collected in a study the government did in the U.K. it appears getting the vaccine increase your chances of dying it does not decrease it. Not only that but the CDC admitted the test for Covid could not distinguish between Covid and the Flu which would also help to explain why there have been almost no flu infections or deaths in the last few years.

If you look at the stats the number of people infected with the flu became almost non existent. Many claim that it was the steps taken to prevent Covid infection caused this decline. That does not pan out because when you look at the numbers the states that had the most restrictions with this Covid outbreak showed an increase of Covid infections and Covid deaths. If the measures to stop Covid did not work to prevent Covid infection then how could the prevent infection from the influenza viruses? To add insult to injury they actually paid hospitals to find and treat Covid. If you read the way the CDC recommends a person is diagnosed with Covid if the person shows symptoms and has come in contact or even was suspected of coming in contact with someone who had Covid then it is to be marked down as Covid as the cause of illness or death. Studies have shown that often times commorbities such as heart disease or liver disease was the actual cause of death but Covid was being listed as the cause of death. Many states in the U.S. required them to list Covid as the cause of death even if the person died in an accident if they tested positive for Covid. So you can clearly see how the PCR test isn’t only causing the numbers of infections and deaths by Covid to be exaggerated it is causing them to use the test to exaggerate the numbers. New Yorks requirements for listing a death as being caused by Covid are so loose that if the person dies within 60 days of anything it is still to be listed as Covid as the cause of death.

The use of this PCR test caused lock downs that were not only ineffective but not necessary and the deaths that resulted from that probably are not calculated because many surgeries were canceled because of the Covid epidemic. Many became isolated so when they had a heart attack or other major health issue that required emergency care they died alone. I am still hearing stories of people who had been dead for days before they were found because people had isolated themselves so much that they weren’t even visiting friends and family. The CDCs own data supports this conclusion death from strokes and many other things rose because people feared going to the emergency room. They were afraid they would be diagnosed with Covid and be farther isolated. The rate of suicide rose dramatically. If you look on social media many EMTs are reporting that suicide related deaths and attempts have taken a dramatic increase. Studies in the past have shown that social isolation increases a persons risk of depression . There are studies coming out now showing that the lock downs were ineffective and actually caused the time the epidemic took to run it’s course to increase. Shortly after the lock downs started the rates of domestic violence and homicide started to drastically increase. Many have been struggling to get food because of the hard ships caused by the lock downs which has caused many to become malnourished which make them more prone to disease and even death if they already have a health issue that could cause their health to rapidly decline if they are malnourished.

The CDC got caught a number of times exaggerating the number of Covid infections and Covid related deaths.

The new Covid vaccines have a very high death rate. So high that nations around the world have started hiding the data on the adverse reactions to the vaccines. They are forcing those vaccine on children even though children have been shown to have a very low mortality rate from Covid. Why would you force a medical treatment on a child that has a better chance of causing mortality then the virus itself would? Many studies have shown that there was no documented proof for many who were diagnosed as having Covid as being positive for Covid.

Not only this but there is plenty of evidence to show that the media has been exaggerating the number of Covid infections and deaths. Now consider the fact that hospitals were told to test everyone for Covid. The chances of testing positive for Covid is very high and if a person test positive they are consider to have an active infection even though they may have had Covid or one of other corona viruses. So this would cause the numbers for Covid to be exaggerated. Once again the PCR test whether intentional or not is being used to causer an increase in the number of Covid causes reported. Why do they not do things like this during the flu or measles outbreaks? You could be certain this would also increase the number of people who were testing positive for them because those who are not injured by GMO foods, processed foods, Vaccines or medicine would be able to fight the infections and my not even realize they had them.

Doctors around the world expressed their concern with the extreme measure that were being taken and how it was causing more deaths. If any of them exposed the corruption they are silenced and even have their careers destroyed.

I mentioned the related Corona viruses earlier, well studies have shown those who had come in contact with those less harmful Corona viruses were provided immunity against Covid.

They are silencing anyone exposing these truths. The truth defends itself and only has to be silenced when it is exposing a lie. A lie exposes itself because when the truth exposes the lie it takes more lies to defend that lie and eventually the truth makes it more difficult for that lie to be defended so it must be silenced. This is why so many are being silenced around the world and even removed from social media.

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Exposing the Covid vaccine lies.

This is not medical advice. If you are thinking about getting any vaccine talk with a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner before you make your decision.

The media and politicians are not a good source of information for making medical decisions. They both are heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry. They are not going to tell the truth they would be biting the hand that feeds them. Most pharmaceutical research has been shown to be either fraudulent, ghost written and often times the results cannot be reproduced meaning their research is pretty much useless. If you want accurate information try to find studies that were done independently. You cannot trust the CDC or the NIH because they are heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry and have been caught lying many times. We really cannot trust them right now because they have been removing data from their websites showing the number of people killed and harmed by the Covid vaccines. We need to ask why are they doing that? The head of the NIH has gotten caught lying many times so he cannot be trusted. We should not have blind faith when it comes to our or our families health. The CDC director got caught lying about the number of Covid deaths among the vaccinated. It was 30 times higher then she was claiming. So it is very important we do our research and not count on non science related sources. Science is never settled and you should be suspicious of anyone who says that because anyone who knows science know it is never settled but always changing.

The Covid vaccine is useless when compared to natural immunity. They are trying to force the vaccine on those who acquired natural immunity. Studies have shown this offers not benefit to those who acquired natural immunity. Studies have shown that the vaccines offer very little protection. So again we have to ask why are they pushing these Covid vaccines?

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If you look at the research it seems the vaccinated are the ones spreading the new variants of the Corona virus. This has happened in the vaccinated in the past , when the vaccinated come in contact with a person who has been vaccinated they cannot develop immunity but those who got natural immunity could so easily overcome the infection. Because the vaccinated cannot fight the infection it mutates and adapts learning how to overcome the immune defenses in the human body. This appears to be happening with those who have been vaccinated for Covid. The areas with the most heavily vaccinated populations are the areas the new variants of the Corona viruses are springing up. A study done by the CDC showed that three quarters of those infected with the Delta variant were vaccinated so it seems to prove history is repeating itself and the vaccines are causing Corona viruses to mutate and become more virulent. Studies have shown that by the time the vaccines came out most had already come in contact with and developed immunity against Covid and those who developed natural immunity are barely effected by the new Delta variant.

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Benefits of astragalus.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Astragalus Radix

Astragalus has been shown to help improve diabetes by improving bile properties. Which improves the production of glycogen in the liver and improves glucose uptake by cells. This could also help to prevent obesity.

Astragalus inhibits TH2 and TNF-a. TH2 in excess can cause a rash over the whole body. NfxkB is overexpressed during infection. Astragalus inhibits the negative effects of endotoxins during infection. It does seem to balance the immune system by increasing T regulatory cells which would improve over all immune function.

This herb is better for those who have an inhibited immune system but those with interstitial cystitis and Crohn’s may want to avoid it because it increases expression of TLR4 which does help fight infection but can cause inflammation and it is over expressed in IC and Crohn’s. This does give astragalus potent antiviral properties.

Astragalus is potent for reducing oxidative stress. It also improves heart function and prevents bone loss and improve collagen health.

It stimulates PPARa which would activate beta oxidation which prevents diabetes, insulin resistance , glucose intolerance and obesity. It also inhibits endoplasmic reticulum stress which would prevent mitochondrial dysfunction.

It prevents excess mucus production in the lungs. It also prevents lung injury while promoting healing in the lungs.

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How can we survive the war of Armageddon?

How to use.

Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor.

Very soon we will be given a choice to turn our backs on God and worship the beast and put our faith in man and this system of things or to remain faithful and loyal to God and put our faith in the future promises he has given us. Just as in times past Satan and his people will put extreme pressure on those who oppose them and choose to remain loyal to God. They will take many peoples belongings, persecute them in many ways, some may be killed, some will be arrested. When these things occur we have no need to fear. I well explain why we should not be in fear and how we can prepare for the things that are about to occur.

Now more then ever wealth and acquiring material things should be the least of our concerns. This system is clearly winding down and we are in the final minutes. In times past when a nation was going to be judged God would have his people flee or go into hiding. Before this occurred he prepared them spiritually by having them repeatedly read from his word until it was written on their hearts and guided all they did. He also had them simplify their lives. Some had to flee, some had to go into hiding and many times some were very wealthy and had to leave all that wealth behind. In times past there were some who ended up being destroyed with the nations that were judged because they tried to cling to the wealth they had or they were too frightened of leaving the life they had been used to. We need to follow Abraham’s example. He was very wealthy and God instructed him to leave most of it behind including some of his family for hope in a future promise that he would not live to see. He and his wife were very old yet God promised his seed would bless people of all the nations. Because Abraham had faith he did as God ask. We know that Jesus was from Abraham’s bloodline and he fulfilled this promise. Because of Abraham’s faith it was counted as righteous on his part. A lack of faith is a very serious sin in God’s eyes so we need to work on building our faith in God. The way we can do that is by learning how he protects and takes care of those who love, obey and trust him.

The bible warns love of the world and the things in the world, for example showy things, power, or wealth does not originate with God. It is not wrong to have those things but it is wrong if we pursue those things and leave them crowd out worship of God and taking in knowledge of him and Jesus. Many know the whole world lies in the power of the wicked one. If we get caught up in the things of a world we can be easily swayed and manipulated by Satan, we could slowly start putting our faith in the world and the things in it. Money, gold, and silver will be worth nothing very soon. The bible warned us many of the things in this system would be gone soon. So why put our faith in things that will be perishing. God is eternal and does not die. He is the giver of life. Because Jesus defeated Satan God has given him much authority including authority over death which will be the final enemy to be destroyed. So even if man killed us, if we died for righteous reasons, we will be remembered during the resurrection just as Jesus was and he was resurrected so we have no need to fear even death.

True happiness does not come from what we own, any power we may have or anything else in this world. God did not put Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden and say now become wealthy and powerful. He told Adam and Eve to make the whole earth like the garden. We have no word that would accurately convey what the word for the garden meant, but it had a meaning very similar to words we use to describe amusement parks. So we know the garden must have been very fun and very pleasant. Adam and Even had no reason not to trust God. He put them in a garden that had plenty of food. He provided all they needed. So when Satan convinced them that they did not need God and that they would not die. They should have known he was not being truthful because God did nothing that should have made them lose trust in him. They should have known life comes from God and that Satan was lying when he said they would not die. It is a lesson for everyone if someone is saying things about God that may cause us doubt or cause us to put our faith in man or ourselves we should not listen. By Adam and Eve listening they got swayed to put faith in themselves and it brought death and a lot of misery on man. Man has had thousands of years to try and do things without God’s guidance and wisdom. We have tried every means necessary to end crime, violence, poverty, pestilence, wars, greed, selfishness, death and many other things that come from rejecting God. We have tried every form of government and we have failed miserably. When Adam and Even rebelled against God this brought imperfection on man. Not only is man imperfect but we lack the foresight and wisdom God has to be able to do things without him. We have thoroughly proven that lie to be wrong. Because we have the long history of the mistakes man has made and the many failures of man, and all the things I mentioned above have only gotten worse, the original lie in the garden has been thoroughly proven to be wrong. So when the world turns on those worshiping God wholeheartedly we need to keep in mind no matter how many people there are and no matter what weapons they have we have God. No one is wiser or more powerful then God. So there is nothing man could do that God could not protect us from or undo. As for them when they experience God’s rage there will be nothing to protect them. They will not be able to escape his justice. When this occurs God will provide for his people, he will protect them. Yes some may die or be arrested but they will not be forgotten. So even death will not separate us from the love of Jehovah God and Jesus.

I provided scriptures below that show God did not leave faithful ones go without food clothing or other necessities. We may suffer most of our lives because of this wicked system but we need to endure to the end because the new system is forever. This system will be gone soon. In the new system we will have all the time we want to pursue things we may want to do. For example I desire to have donkeys and many other things. I am not making it a goal to acquire donkeys and to acquire land to raise them because I know this system will be gone soon and many of us will lose all we have or even have to leave it behind. I prefer trying to keep my life simple for now and to keep a waiting attitude on God knowing all this is temporary and will be gone soon. If we make it into the new system anything we own no man can or will take it from us. We will be ruled by the heavenly kingdom and guided by God so man will not make the errors and be blindly trying to solve problems because in the new system God will be guiding us and teaching us. Death , illness and all the other bad things will be done away with. We will have all the time we need to pursue things that make us happy and not have things that bring , stress , sadness or any other bad things. The bible tells us the bad memories will be replaced by the good. The bible also tells us before we are done speaking our prayers will be answered. Imagine a life free from death , free from illness. Imagine a world free from unrighteousness , free from the consequences of man making bad decisions. Even when man has good intentions often times we make decisions that we think are good and they can effect others negatively because we lack the foresight and wisdom God has. So the world will be free of the errors man makes by putting faith in ourselves. So many of the problems caused by our decisions will no longer occur because we will be guided and taught by God. The bible tells us he will instruct us in the new system and because his knowledge is so vast we will never be able to learn all he knows. Look at Jesus he was the very first creation of God’s so he has been with God the longest, there are many scriptures that indicate he is still learning from God.

So we need to do things to prepare for the many things we were warned would occur like the pestilence, famine, violence and many other things are going to get much much worse very soon. As in times past we need to heed the warnings and prepare. In times past when famine was prophesied God’s people would take the necessary steps in order to prepare. For example Joseph new there would be a drought. So he stored enough grain to last until the drought was over. Also when it was not possible for God’s people to prepare God provided for them and protected them. We need to know our bibles well because when these things occur the bible tells us God will call the things to mind we have learned to help guide us through it. For some friends and family will turn on them and hand them over to the authorities. We do not have to worry about what to say or do. The bible tells us God will send the holy spirit to guide what we say and do.

Just as in times past it may appear that Satan and his people have the upper hand on those who worship God wholeheartedly but often times God left them believe they had the upper hand but he was actually letting them be lured into a trap. Just as when Israel crossed the sea and God parted it for them. Egypt pursued them. When the last of the Israelite’s had gotten across God left the sea consume the Egyptian army. Not a single Egyptian soldier survived. One angel defended God’s people and it wiped out an entire army. Jesus has legions of angels at his commend. A legion can be up to ten thousand. So we know Jesus has tens of thousands of angels at his command to protect God’s loyal ones. We only need to endure a little while longer and soon things will be much much better.

I posted scriptures below they I would recommend reading so we can write God’s word on our hearts and be prepared. Better times are near we just need to endure a little while longer. We need to persist in prayer and taking in God’s word and writing it on our hearts now more then ever. To improve our chances of surviving the war of Armegeddon. All the signs are in place that it is going to occur very soon.

(Genesis 12:1-3) 12 And Jehovah said to Aʹbram: “Go out from your land and away from your relatives and from the house of your father to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great, and you will become a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who calls down evil on you, and all the families of the ground will certainly be blessed by means of you.”

(Romans 4:16-22) 16 That is why it is through faith, so that it might be according to undeserved kindness, in order for the promise to be sure to all his offspring, not only to those who adhere to the Law but also to those who adhere to the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all. 17 (This is just as it is written: “I have appointed you a father of many nations.”) This was in the sight of God, in whom he had faith, who makes the dead alive and calls the things that are not as though they are. 18 Although beyond hope, yet based on hope, he had faith that he would become the father of many nations according to what had been said: “So your offspring will be.” 19 And although he did not grow weak in faith, he considered his own body, now as good as dead (since he was about 100 years old), as well as the deadness of the womb of Sarah. 20 But because of the promise of God, he did not waver in a lack of faith; but he became powerful by his faith, giving God glory 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to do. 22 Therefore, “it was counted to him as righteousness.”

(1 John 2:15-17) 15 Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

(1 Timothy 6:5-8) . . .. 6 To be sure, there is great gain in godly devotion along with contentment. 7 For we have brought nothing into the world, and neither can we carry anything out. 8 So, having food and clothing, we will be content with these things.

(John 17:3-5) 3 This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. 4 I have glorified you on the earth, having finished the work you have given me to do. 5 So now, Father, glorify me at your side with the glory that I had alongside you before the world was.

(Psalm 37:29) 29 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.

(Matthew 25:41-46) 41 “Then he will say to those on his left: ‘Go away from me, you who have been cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels. 42 For I became hungry, but you gave me nothing to eat; and I was thirsty, but you gave me nothing to drink. 43 I was a stranger, but you did not receive me hospitably; naked, but you did not clothe me; sick and in prison, but you did not look after me.’ 44 Then they too will answer with the words: ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, saying: ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of these least ones, you did not do it to me.’ 46 These will depart into everlasting cutting-off, but the righteous ones into everlasting life.”

(Isaiah 41:10-14) 10 Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.’ 11 Look! All those getting enraged against you will be put to shame and humiliated. Those who fight with you will be brought to nothing and perish. 12 You will search for men who struggle with you, but you will not find them; The men at war with you will become as something nonexistent, as nothing at all. 13 For I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, The One saying to you, ‘Do not be afraid. I will help you.’ 14 Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, You men of Israel, I will help you,” declares Jehovah, your Repurchaser, the Holy One of Israel.

(2 Kings 4:1-7) 4 Now one of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to E·liʹsha, saying: “Your servant my husband is dead, and you well know that your servant had always feared Jehovah. Now a creditor has come to take both of my children as his slaves.” 2 At this E·liʹsha said to her: “What can I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” She replied: “Your servant has nothing at all in the house but a jar of oil.” 3 Then he said: “Go outside, ask for containers from all your neighbors, empty containers. Do not limit yourself to a few. 4 Then go in and close the door behind you and your sons. Fill all these containers, and set the full ones aside.” 5 So she left him. When she closed the door behind her and her sons, they passed the containers to her, and she kept pouring. 6 When the containers were full, she said to one of her sons: “Bring another container to me.” But he said to her: “There are no more containers.” At that the oil stopped. 7 So she came in and told the man of the true God, and he said: “Go, sell the oil and pay off your debts, and you and your sons can live from what is left.”

(2 Corinthians 12:7-10) . . .To keep me from becoming overly exalted, I was given a thorn in the flesh, an angel of Satan, to keep slapping me, so that I might not be overly exalted. 8 Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it would depart from me. 9 But he said to me: “My undeserved kindness is sufficient for you, for my power is being made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly, then, I will boast about my weaknesses, in order that the power of the Christ may remain over me like a tent. 10 So I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in times of need, in persecutions and difficulties, for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am powerful.

(2 Corinthians 4:7-12) 7 However, we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the power beyond what is normal may be God’s and not from us. 8 We are hard-pressed in every way, but not cramped beyond movement; we are perplexed, but not absolutely with no way out; 9 we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed. 10 Always we endure in our body the death-dealing treatment that Jesus suffered, that the life of Jesus may also be made manifest in our body. 11 For we who live are ever being brought face-to-face with death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may also be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.

(Judges 7:19-22) 19 Gidʹe·on and the 100 men who were with him came to the edge of the camp at the start of the middle night watch, just after the sentries were posted. They blew the horns and smashed the large water jars that were in their hands. 20 So the three bands blew the horns and shattered the large jars. They held the torches in their left hands and blew the horns in their right hands and they called out: “The sword of Jehovah and of Gidʹe·on!” 21 All the while each man stood in his place all around the camp, and the whole army ran away, shouting as they fled. 22 The 300 continued to blow the horns, and Jehovah turned the sword of each one against the other throughout the camp; and the army fled as far as Beth-shitʹtah, on to Zerʹe·rah, as far as the outskirts of Aʹbel-me·hoʹlah by Tabʹbath.

(2 Chronicles 20:22-24) 22 When they began joyfully singing praises, Jehovah set an ambush against the men of Amʹmon, Moʹab, and the mountainous region of Seʹir who were invading Judah, and they struck each other down. 23 And the Amʹmon·ites and the Moʹab·ites turned against the inhabitants of the mountainous region of Seʹir to destroy and annihilate them; and when they finished with the inhabitants of Seʹir, they helped to destroy one another. 24 But when Judah came to the watchtower of the wilderness and looked toward the crowd, there they saw their carcasses fallen to the ground; there were no survivors.

(Daniel 6:18-23) 18 The king then went to his palace. He passed the night fasting and refused any entertainment, and he could not sleep. 19 Finally at the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ pit. 20 As he got near the pit, he called out to Daniel with a sad voice. The king asked Daniel: “O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God whom you are continually serving been able to rescue you from the lions?” 21 Daniel immediately said to the king: “O king, may you live on forever. 22 My God sent his angel and shut the mouth of the lions, and they have not harmed me, for I was found innocent before him; nor have I done any wrong to you, O king.” 23 The king was overjoyed, and he commanded that Daniel be lifted up out of the pit. When Daniel was lifted up out of the pit, he was completely unharmed, because he had trusted in his God.

(Hebrews 11:32-12:3) 32 And what more will I say? For time will fail me if I go on to relate about Gidʹe·on, Baʹrak, Samson, Jephʹthah, David, as well as Samuel and the other prophets. 33 Through faith they defeated kingdoms, brought about righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the force of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from a weak state were made powerful, became mighty in war, routed invading armies. 35 Women received their dead by resurrection, but other men were tortured because they would not accept release by some ransom, in order that they might attain a better resurrection. 36 Yes, others received their trial by mockings and scourgings, indeed, more than that, by chains and prisons. 37 They were stoned, they were tried, they were sawn in two, they were slaughtered by the sword, they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, while they were in need, in tribulation, mistreated; 38 and the world was not worthy of them. They wandered about in deserts and mountains and caves and dens of the earth. 39 And yet all of these, although they received a favorable witness because of their faith, did not obtain the fulfillment of the promise, 40 because God had foreseen something better for us, so that they might not be made perfect apart from us. 12 So, then, because we have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also throw off every weight and the sin that easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 as we look intently at the Chief Agent and Perfecter of our faith, Jesus. For the joy that was set before him he endured a torture stake, despising shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Indeed, consider closely the one who has endured such hostile speech from sinners against their own interests, so that you may not get tired and give up.

(Joel 2:32) 32 And everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved; For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who escape, just as Jehovah has said, The survivors whom Jehovah calls.”

(Jeremiah 29:11-14) 11 “‘For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you,’ declares Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope. 12 And you will call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.’ 13 “‘You will seek me and find me, for you will search for me with all your heart. 14 And I will let you find me,’ declares Jehovah. ‘And I will gather your captives and collect you together out of all the nations and places to which I have dispersed you,’ declares Jehovah. ‘And I will bring you back to the place from which I caused you to go into exile.’

(1 Thessalonians 5:1-11) 5 Now as for the times and the seasons, brothers, you need nothing to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that Jehovah’s day is coming exactly as a thief in the night. 3 Whenever it is that they are saying, “Peace and security!” then sudden destruction is to be instantly on them, just like birth pains on a pregnant woman, and they will by no means escape. 4 But you, brothers, you are not in darkness, so that the day should overtake you as it would thieves, 5 for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We belong neither to night nor to darkness. 6 So, then, let us not sleep on as the rest do, but let us stay awake and keep our senses. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But as for us who belong to the day, let us keep our senses and put on the breastplate of faith and love and the hope of salvation as a helmet 9 because God assigned us, not to wrath, but to the acquiring of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us, so that whether we stay awake or are asleep, we should live together with him. 11 Therefore, keep encouraging one another and building one another up, just as you are in fact doing.

(Hebrews 2:14-18) 14 Therefore, since the “young children” are sharers of blood and flesh, he also similarly shared in the same things, so that through his death he might bring to nothing the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil, 15 and that he might set free all those who were held in slavery all their lives by their fear of death. 16 For it is not really angels he is assisting, but he is assisting Abraham’s offspring. 17 Consequently, he had to become like his “brothers” in all respects, so that he could become a merciful and faithful high priest in things relating to God, in order to offer a propitiatory sacrifice for the sins of the people. 18 Since he himself has suffered when being put to the test, he is able to come to the aid of those who are being put to the test.

(Revelation 2:9-11) 9 ‘I know your tribulation and poverty—but you are rich—and the blasphemy by those who call themselves Jews and really are not, but they are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. Look! The Devil will keep on throwing some of you into prison so that you may be fully put to the test, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Prove yourself faithful even to death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 Let the one who has an ear hear what the spirit says to the congregations: The one who conquers will by no means be harmed by the second death.’

(Daniel 3:16-18) . . .. 17 If it must be, our God whom we serve is able to rescue us from the burning fiery furnace, O king, and to rescue us from your hand. 18 But even if he does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold that you have set up.”

(Daniel 3:17-29) 17 If it must be, our God whom we serve is able to rescue us from the burning fiery furnace, O king, and to rescue us from your hand. 18 But even if he does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold that you have set up.” 19 Then Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar became so furious with Shaʹdrach, Meʹshach, and A·bedʹne·go that the expression of his face changed toward them, and he gave orders to heat the furnace seven times hotter than usual. 20 He ordered some of the mighty men from his army to bind Shaʹdrach, Meʹshach, and A·bedʹne·go and to throw them into the burning fiery furnace. 21 So these men were tied up while still wearing their cloaks, garments, caps, and all their other clothing, and they were thrown into the burning fiery furnace. 22 Because the king’s command was so harsh and the furnace was exceptionally hot, the men who took up Shaʹdrach, Meʹshach, and A·bedʹne·go were the ones killed by the flames of the fire. 23 But these three men, Shaʹdrach, Meʹshach, and A·bedʹne·go, fell bound into the burning fiery furnace. 24 King Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar then became frightened and quickly rose up and said to his high officials: “Did we not tie up three men and throw them into the fire?” They answered the king: “Yes, O king.” 25 He said: “Look! I see four men walking about free in the midst of the fire, and they are unharmed, and the fourth one looks like a son of the gods.” 26 Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar approached the door of the burning fiery furnace and said: “Shaʹdrach, Meʹshach, and A·bedʹne·go, you servants of the Most High God, step out and come here!” Shaʹdrach, Meʹshach, and A·bedʹne·go stepped out from the midst of the fire. 27 And the satraps, prefects, governors, and the high officials of the king who were assembled there saw that the fire had had no effect on the bodies of these men; not a hair of their heads had been singed, their cloaks looked no different, and there was not even the smell of fire on them. 28 Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar then declared: “Praised be the God of Shaʹdrach, Meʹshach, and A·bedʹne·go, who sent his angel and rescued his servants. They trusted in him and went against the command of the king and were willing to die rather than serve or worship any god except their own God. 29 I am therefore issuing an order that any people, nation, or language group that says anything against the God of Shaʹdrach, Meʹshach, and A·bedʹne·go should be dismembered, and their houses should be turned into public latrines; for there is no other god who is able to rescue like this one.”

(Matthew 26:52-55) 52 Then Jesus said to him: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take up the sword will perish by the sword. 53 Or do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father to supply me at this moment more than 12 legions of angels? 54 In that case, how would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must take place this way?” 55 In that hour Jesus said to the crowds: “Did you come out to arrest me with swords and clubs as against a robber? Day after day I used to sit in the temple teaching, and yet you did not take me into custody.

(2 Kings 6:15-17) 15 When the attendant of the man of the true God rose early and went outside, he saw that an army with horses and war chariots was surrounding the city. At once the attendant said to him: “Alas, my master! What are we to do?” 16 But he said: “Do not be afraid! For there are more who are with us than those who are with them.” 17 Then E·liʹsha began to pray and say: “O Jehovah, open his eyes, please, that he may see.” Immediately Jehovah opened the attendant’s eyes and he saw, and look! the mountainous region was full of horses and war chariots of fire all around E·liʹsha.

(2 Kings 19:35, 36) 35 On that very night the angel of Jehovah went out and struck down 185,000 men in the camp of the As·syrʹi·ans. When people rose up early in the morning, they saw all the dead bodies. 36 So King Sen·nachʹer·ib of As·syrʹi·a departed and returned to Ninʹe·veh and stayed there.

(Romans 8:35-39) 35 Who will separate us from the love of the Christ? Will tribulation or distress or persecution or hunger or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 Just as it is written: “For your sake we are being put to death all day long; we have been accounted as sheep for slaughtering.” 37 On the contrary, in all these things we are coming off completely victorious through the one who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(Jeremiah 17:7, 8)  7 Blessed is the man who puts his trust in Jehovah, Whose confidence is in Jehovah.  8 He will become like a tree planted by the waters, That sends out its roots to the stream. He will not notice when heat comes, But his leaves will always flourish. And in the year of drought he will not be anxious, Nor will he quit producing fruit.

(Matthew 13:18-23) 18 “Now listen to the illustration of the man who sowed. 19 Where anyone hears the word of the Kingdom but does not get the sense of it, the wicked one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart; this is the one sown alongside the road. 20 As for the one sown on rocky ground, this is the one hearing the word and at once accepting it with joy. 21 Yet, he has no root in himself but continues for a time, and after tribulation or persecution has arisen on account of the word, he is at once stumbled. 22 As for the one sown among the thorns, this is the one hearing the word, but the anxiety of this system of things and the deceptive power of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 23 As for the one sown upon the fine soil, this is the one hearing the word and getting the sense of it, who really does bear fruit and produces, this one 100 times more, that one 60, the other 30.”

(1 Peter 5:6-11) 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time, 7 while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 8 Keep your senses, be watchful! Your adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone. 9 But take your stand against him, firm in the faith, knowing that the same kind of sufferings are being experienced by the entire association of your brothers in the world. 10 But after you have suffered a little while, the God of all undeserved kindness, who called you to his everlasting glory in union with Christ, will himself finish your training. He will make you firm, he will make you strong, he will firmly ground you. 11 To him be the might forever. Amen.

(1 Corinthians 15:26-28) 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 27 For God “subjected all things under his feet.” But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that this does not include the One who subjected all things to him. 28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone.

(John 5:27-30) . . .. 28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment. 30 I cannot do a single thing of my own initiative. Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous because I seek, not my own will, but the will of him who sent me.

(Psalm 37:1-18) 37 Do not be upset because of evil men Or envious of wrongdoers.  2 They will quickly wither like grass And shrivel like green new grass. ב [Beth]  3 Trust in Jehovah and do what is good; Reside in the earth, and act with faithfulness.  4 Find exquisite delight in Jehovah, And he will grant you the desires of your heart. ג [Gimel]  5 Commit your way to Jehovah; Rely on him, and he will act in your behalf.  6 He will make your righteousness shine like daybreak, And your justice like the midday sun. ד [Daleth]  7 Keep silent before Jehovah And wait expectantly for him. Do not be upset by the man Who succeeds in carrying out his schemes. ה [He]  8 Let go of anger and abandon rage; Do not become upset and turn to doing evil.  9 For evil men will be done away with, But those hoping in Jehovah will possess the earth. ו [Waw] 10 Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there. 11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. ז [Zayin] 12 The wicked man plots against the righteous; He grinds his teeth at him. 13 But Jehovah will laugh at him, For He knows that his day will come. ח [Heth] 14 The wicked draw their swords and bend their bows To bring down the oppressed and the poor, To slaughter those whose way is upright. 15 But their sword will pierce their own heart; Their bows will be broken. ט [Teth] 16 Better is the little of the righteous one Than the abundance of many wicked ones. 17 For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But Jehovah will support the righteous. י [Yod] 18 Jehovah is aware of what the blameless go through, And their inheritance will last forever.

(Isaiah 65:17-25) 17 For look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be called to mind, Nor will they come up into the heart. 18 So exult and be joyful forever in what I am creating. For look! I am creating Jerusalem a cause for joy And her people a cause for exultation. 19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem and exult in my people; No more will there be heard in her the sound of weeping or a cry of distress.” 20 “No more will there be an infant from that place who lives but a few days, Nor an old man who fails to live out his days. For anyone who dies at a hundred will be considered a mere boy, And the sinner will be cursed, even though he is a hundred years of age. 21 They will build houses and live in them, And they will plant vineyards and eat their fruitage. 22 They will not build for someone else to inhabit, Nor will they plant for others to eat. For the days of my people will be like the days of a tree, And the work of their hands my chosen ones will enjoy to the full. 23 They will not toil for nothing, Nor will they bear children for distress, Because they are the offspring made up of those blessed by Jehovah, And their descendants with them. 24 Even before they call out, I will answer; While they are yet speaking, I will hear. 25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together, The lion will eat straw just like the bull, And the serpent’s food will be dust. They will do no harm nor cause any ruin in all my holy mountain,” says Jehovah.

(Hebrews 5:7-10) 7 During his life on earth, Christ offered up supplications and also petitions, with strong outcries and tears, to the One who was able to save him out of death, and he was favorably heard for his godly fear. 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. 9 And after he had been made perfect, he became responsible for everlasting salvation to all those obeying him, 10 because he has been designated by God a high priest in the manner of Mel·chizʹe·dek.

(John 5:30) 30 I cannot do a single thing of my own initiative. Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous because I seek, not my own will, but the will of him who sent me.

(John 6:37-40) 37 All those whom the Father gives me will come to me, and I will never drive away the one who comes to me; 38 for I have come down from heaven to do, not my own will, but the will of him who sent me. 39 This is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose none out of all those whom he has given me, but that I should resurrect them on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day.”

(Matthew 10:19-23) 19 However, when they hand you over, do not become anxious about how or what you are to speak, for what you are to speak will be given you in that hour; 20 for the ones speaking are not just you, but it is the spirit of your Father that speaks by you. 21 Further, brother will hand brother over to death, and a father his child, and children will rise up against parents and will have them put to death. 22 And you will be hated by all people on account of my name, but the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in one city, flee to another; for truly I say to you, you will by no means complete the circuit of the cities of Israel until the Son of man arrives.

(Luke 21:12-19) 12 “But before all these things happen, people will lay their hands on you and persecute you, handing you over to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and governors for the sake of my name. 13 It will result in your giving a witness. 14 Therefore, resolve in your hearts not to rehearse beforehand how to make your defense, 15 for I will give you words and wisdom that all your opposers together will not be able to resist or dispute. 16 Moreover, you will be handed over even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death, 17 and you will be hated by all people because of my name. 18 But not even a hair of your heads will perish. 19 By your endurance you will preserve your lives.

Why you will never know the truth about the Covid vaccines and the Delta variant.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

The CDC, NIH and many other health organizations around the world are pulling the data from their websites on the deaths and harm caused by the vaccines. They are also pulling the data that shows the vaccinated are the ones getting the supposed Delta variant. We have to keep in mind the CDC , NIH and many other health organizations are heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry. They are going to protect their corporate sponsors. It is why they are removing data from their websites that would show the truth about the harm their corporate sponsors are doing. Those vaccines are not free governments around the world are paying the pharmaceutical companies to distribute the vaccines. They have made billions from governments world wide.

Since we no longer have access to the data we have to use reasoning and observational science which the pharmaceutical industry and biotech industry hates because it means you follow the clues, develop a theory and then prove the theory. All the clues point to the vaccines being either the cause of the new Delta variant or they are making people more susceptible to strains of Covid that are usually not very infectious. There are a variety of ways vaccines cause diseases to become more infectious and even jump species.

When you look at the data the states with the highest Delta corona virus infections are the states that are the most heavily vaccinated so either they are falsely claiming there is a new variant to hide the vaccine injury or the vaccinated are causing Corona viruses to mutate and become more infectious. The CDC themselves admitted that the vaccinated are spreading the Covid variant. The extremes they are going through to hide the harm the vaccines are doing and how they are completely failing to protect people is explained at this link . https://peckford42.wordpress.com/2021/06/12/of-course-cdc-is-changing-the-rules-the-falsity-of-it-all/

To hide how ineffective the vaccines are the CDC has decided to limit the data on break through cases among the vaccinated. The CDC themselves admitted that the vaccinated were spreading the Delta variant. I provided a link to the leaked document below. Studies done in some of the most heavily vaccinated nations like Israel are showing that the vaccine offer very little protection if any protection at all. There are many studies showing the vaccinated are spreading the Delta variant. Even the UK is skewing the data to make things appear to be more positive then they are. They did a study that showed the Covid vaccine actually increased your chances of dying from the Delta variant but the skewed the data to make it appear the unvaccinated had a better chance of dying from it. President Biden ordered OSHA to hide the data from employees who had adverse reactions to the Covid vaccine.

As deaths from the Covid vaccines skyrocket and the numbers are very high the CDC and other government agencies are working very hard to protect their corporate sponsors by hiding this data from the public. President Biden has social media companies censoring those who have been exposing the harm the vaccines are doing. Governments world wide have been censoring the information so people will not know that the vaccines are causing more harm and deaths then the Covid virus itself.

In the mean time they are pretending these vaccines are free but governments around the world have been paying the pharmaceutical companies billions for the vaccines. Most politicians are heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry it looks like they are returning the favor.

The CDC , FDA and pharmaceutical industries have a history of deception and criminal activity. They have been caught many time colluding with big corporations to hide the harm being done by the products these corporations are producing. For anyone to trust a government who has many times deceived the public and worked with the pharmaceutical industry to deceive the public companies, they are either naive or stupid.

https://context-cdn.washingtonpost.com/notes/prod/default/documents/8a726408-07bd-46bd-a945-3af0ae2f3c37/note/57c98604-3b54-44f0-8b44-b148d8f75165.#page=1

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/health-departments/breakthrough-cases.html

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/22/health/pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-government-contract/index.html

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/05/27/1000933529/cdc-approach-to-breakthrough-infections-sparks-concerns

Israel’s ‘fourth wave’ data: Vaccination does not appear to prevent infection

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.07.31.21261387v3

https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/safework#:~:text=As%20a%20result,%20OSHA%20will,course%20of%20action%20moving%20forward.

https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/safework#:~:text=As%20a%20result,%20OSHA%20will,course%20of%20action%20moving%20forward.

https://www.newsweek.com/biden-administrations-admission-theyre-flagging-content-facebook-sparks-furor-1610257

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-us-government-has-now-paid-moderna-6b-for-vaccine-effort/ar-BB1gbitT

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/07/31/coronavirus-vaccine-deal-sanofi-gsk/

The war of Armageddon, are you prepared?

If you don't read it how can you have faith.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

Some things are going to happen very soon that will be very frightening if we do not prepare. Also if we do not heed God’s word it could result in us not knowing what to do. So now more then ever we need to persist in prayer, in taking in knowledge of God and Jesus. This will help get us through what is about to occur. This war that about to occur is called the war of Amageddon. It is not going to be fought by God’s people but it will be God and Jesus who will defend them and it will be the nations and people of the earth who oppose God and Jesus that is involved in the battle.

We know that the world will turn on those who worship in truth and see them as defenseless. They will not have fortified walls or weapons so they will be viewed as vulnerable. The world will attack God’s people. We need not to fear. When this occurs those who oppose God will not be around much longer. He will experience his anger, and justice and he will protect his people and destroy those doing the destroying. We will have not need to fight. He will send Jesus who will be commanding legions of angels. As for food and clothing God always provided for his people in the past during times of hardship so we can be certain he will provide for his people again. Jesus will rule as king until all of his enemies are destroyed even death before he hands the thrown back over to his father. He has full authority over everything except God himself so we know he has all he needs to protect us and to accomplish the work God has given him.

We will not be able to buy sell or trade if we refuse to bow to the beast. But those who side with the beast will be destroyed those who remain loyal to God will be given the gift of eternal life. We will not have to worry about food or clothing God has always provided for his people when they were in need and they ask him to help them. So he will give us protection , food and clothing we have to remember to ask. We need to learn now more then ever to pray to God frequently. Since these things will all be gone soon we should focus more now on spiritual things because the things in the new system are forever and we will have all the time we need to pursue things that make us happy.

Those attacking God’s people will believe their wealth is going to protect them but they will lose everything and because they attacked God’s people they will be much worse off because they do not have God to help them.

Many will falter because they did not heed the warnings and prepare. But when these things occur those who prepared themselves will shine because they will have written God’s word on their hearts and will be guide so they were produce fruits during these times of distress. This is when it will really become clear who the sheep are and who the goats are.

Those who should be in fear are those who chose to oppose God or turn their backs on him because they are going to experience some very fearful things, and they will experience destruction. When these things occur we do not need to be afraid it is a sign our deliverance is very very near. Many will walk through the great tribulation and those ones will live forever.

(Ezekiel 38:8-23) 8 “‘“You will be given attention after many days. In the final part of the years you will invade the land whose people have been restored from the ravages of the sword, collected together out of many peoples onto the mountains of Israel, which had long been lying devastated. The inhabitants of this land were restored from the peoples, and all of them dwell in security. 9 You will come against them like a storm, and you will cover the land like clouds, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”’ 10 “This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: ‘In that day thoughts will come into your heart, and you will devise an evil plan. 11 You will say: “I will invade the land of unprotected settlements. I will come against those living in security, without disturbance, all of them living in settlements unprotected by walls, bars, or gates.” 12 It will be to take much spoil and plunder, to attack the devastated places that are now inhabited and a people regathered from the nations, who are accumulating wealth and property, those who are living in the center of the earth. 13 “‘Sheʹba and Deʹdan, the merchants of Tarʹshish and all its warriors will say to you: “Are you invading to get much spoil and plunder? Have you assembled your armies to carry off silver and gold, to take wealth and property, to seize a very great spoil?”’ 14 “So prophesy, son of man, and say to Gog, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “On that day when my people Israel are dwelling in security, will you not know it? 15 You will come from your place, from the remotest parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly, a vast army. 16 Like clouds covering the land, you will come against my people Israel. In the final part of the days I will bring you against my land so that the nations may know me when I sanctify myself through you before their eyes, O Gog.”’ 17 “This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: ‘Are you not the same one I spoke about in the former days through my servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for many years that you would be brought against them?’ 18 “‘On that day, the day when Gog invades the land of Israel,’ declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, ‘my great rage will flare up. 19 In my zeal, in the fire of my fury, I will speak; and in that day there will be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 Because of me the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the wild beasts of the field, all the reptiles that creep on the ground, and all humans on the surface of the earth will tremble, and the mountains will be thrown down, and the cliffs will fall, and every wall will collapse to the ground.’ 21 “‘I will call for a sword against him on all my mountains,’ declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah. ‘Every man’s sword will be against his own brother. 22 I will bring my judgment against him with pestilence and bloodshed; and I will rain down a torrential downpour and hailstones and fire and sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many peoples with him. 23 And I will certainly magnify myself and sanctify myself and make myself known before the eyes of many nations; and they will have to know that I am Jehovah.’

(Revelation 12:10-17) . . .“Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God! 11 And they conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their witnessing, and they did not love their souls even in the face of death. 12 On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.” 13 Now when the dragon saw that it had been hurled down to the earth, it persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. 14 But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is to be fed for a time and times and half a time away from the face of the serpent. 15 And the serpent spewed out water like a river from its mouth after the woman, to cause her to be drowned by the river. 16 But the earth came to the woman’s help, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river that the dragon spewed out from its mouth. 17 So the dragon became enraged at the woman and went off to wage war with the remaining ones of her offspring, who observe the commandments of God and have the work of bearing witness concerning Jesus.

(Haggai 2:22) I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms and annihilate the strength of the kingdoms of the nations; and I will overthrow the chariot and its riders, and the horses and their riders will fall, each one by the sword of his brother.’”

(Zechariah 14:13) “In that day confusion from Jehovah will be widespread among them; and each one will grab hold of the hand of his companion, and his hand will come against the hand of his companion.

(1 Corinthians 15:24-28) . . .. 25 For he must rule as king until God has put all enemies under his feet. 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 27 For God “subjected all things under his feet.” But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that this does not include the One who subjected all things to him. 28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone.

(Revelation 14:14-15:1) 14 Then I saw, and look! a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was someone like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15 Another angel emerged from the temple sanctuary, calling with a loud voice to the one seated on the cloud: “Put your sickle in and reap, because the hour has come to reap, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.” 16 And the one seated on the cloud thrust his sickle into the earth, and the earth was reaped. 17 And still another angel emerged from the temple sanctuary that is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. 18 And still another angel emerged from the altar, and he had authority over the fire. And he called out with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, saying: “Put your sharp sickle in and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for its grapes have become ripe.” 19 The angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and he hurled it into the great winepress of God’s anger. 20 The winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress as high up as the bridles of the horses for a distance of 1,600 stadia. 15 And I saw in heaven another sign, great and wonderful, seven angels with seven plagues. These are the last ones, because by means of them the anger of God is brought to a finish.

(Revelation 11:17, 18) . . .. 18 But the nations became wrathful, and your own wrath came, and the appointed time came for the dead to be judged and to reward your slaves the prophets and the holy ones and those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.”

(Isaiah 13:9-13)  9 Look! The day of Jehovah is coming, Cruel both with fury and with burning anger, To make the land an object of horror, And to annihilate the land’s sinners from it. 10 For the stars of the heavens and their constellations Will not give off their light; The sun will be dark when it rises, And the moon will not shed its light. 11 I will call the inhabited earth to account for its badness, And the wicked for their error. I will put an end to the pride of the presumptuous, And I will humble the haughtiness of tyrants. 12 I will make mortal man scarcer than refined gold, And humans scarcer than the gold of Oʹphir. 13 That is why I will make the heavens tremble, And the earth will be shaken out of its place At the fury of Jehovah of armies in the day of his burning anger.

(Zephaniah 1:18-2:3) 18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them in the day of Jehovah’s fury; For by the fire of his zeal the whole earth will be consumed, Because he will make an extermination, indeed a terrible one, of all the inhabitants of the earth.” 2 Gather together, yes, gather yourselves, O nation that feels no shame.  2 Before the decree takes effect, Before the day passes by like chaff, Before the burning anger of Jehovah comes upon you, Before the day of Jehovah’s anger comes upon you,  3 Seek Jehovah, all you meek ones of the earth, Who observe his righteous decrees. Seek righteousness, seek meekness. Probably you will be concealed on the day of Jehovah’s anger.

(1 Thessalonians 5:1-11) 5 Now as for the times and the seasons, brothers, you need nothing to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that Jehovah’s day is coming exactly as a thief in the night. 3 Whenever it is that they are saying, “Peace and security!” then sudden destruction is to be instantly on them, just like birth pains on a pregnant woman, and they will by no means escape. 4 But you, brothers, you are not in darkness, so that the day should overtake you as it would thieves, 5 for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We belong neither to night nor to darkness. 6 So, then, let us not sleep on as the rest do, but let us stay awake and keep our senses. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But as for us who belong to the day, let us keep our senses and put on the breastplate of faith and love and the hope of salvation as a helmet 9 because God assigned us, not to wrath, but to the acquiring of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us, so that whether we stay awake or are asleep, we should live together with him. 11 Therefore, keep encouraging one another and building one another up, just as you are in fact doing.

(Revelation 13:16-18) 16 It puts under compulsion all people—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slaves—that these should be marked on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and that nobody can buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name. 18 This is where it calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number, and its number is 666.

(Mark 8:34-38) 34 He now called the crowd to him with his disciples and said to them: “If anyone wants to come after me, let him disown himself and pick up his torture stake and keep following me. 35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and for the sake of the good news will save it. 36 Really, what good will it do a man to gain the whole world and to lose his life? 37 What, really, would a man give in exchange for his life? 38 For whoever becomes ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

(1 Timothy 6:9, 10) 9 But those who are determined to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge men into destruction and ruin. 10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of injurious things, and by reaching out for this love some have been led astray from the faith and have stabbed themselves all over with many pains. . .

(Matthew 6:24-34) 24 “No one can slave for two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other. You cannot slave for God and for Riches. 25 “On this account I say to you: Stop being anxious about your lives as to what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your bodies as to what you will wear. Does not life mean more than food and the body than clothing? 26 Observe intently the birds of heaven; they do not sow seed or reap or gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they are? 27 Who of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his life span? 28 Also, why are you anxious about clothing? Take a lesson from the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not toil, nor do they spin; 29 but I tell you that not even Solʹo·mon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. 30 Now if this is how God clothes the vegetation of the field that is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much rather clothe you, you with little faith? 31 So never be anxious and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or, ‘What are we to drink?’ or, ‘What are we to wear?’ 32 For all these are the things the nations are eagerly pursuing. Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 “Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you. 34 So never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have its own anxieties. Each day has enough of its own troubles.

(Matthew 6:1-4) 6 “Take care not to practice your righteousness in front of men to be noticed by them; otherwise you will have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens. 2 So when you make gifts of mercy, do not blow a trumpet ahead of you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be glorified by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 3 But you, when making gifts of mercy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your gifts of mercy may be in secret. Then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you.

(Luke 18:9-14) 9 He also told this illustration to some who trusted in their own righteousness and who considered others as nothing: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and began to pray these things to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like everyone else—extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give the tenth of all things I acquire.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing at a distance, was not willing even to raise his eyes heavenward but kept beating his chest, saying, ‘O God, be gracious to me, a sinner.’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his home and was proved more righteous than that Pharisee. Because everyone who exalts himself will be humiliated, but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

(Psalm 37:1-13) 37 Do not be upset because of evil men Or envious of wrongdoers.  2 They will quickly wither like grass And shrivel like green new grass. ב [Beth]  3 Trust in Jehovah and do what is good; Reside in the earth, and act with faithfulness.  4 Find exquisite delight in Jehovah, And he will grant you the desires of your heart. ג [Gimel]  5 Commit your way to Jehovah; Rely on him, and he will act in your behalf.  6 He will make your righteousness shine like daybreak, And your justice like the midday sun. ד [Daleth]  7 Keep silent before Jehovah And wait expectantly for him. Do not be upset by the man Who succeeds in carrying out his schemes. ה [He]  8 Let go of anger and abandon rage; Do not become upset and turn to doing evil.  9 For evil men will be done away with, But those hoping in Jehovah will possess the earth. ו [Waw] 10 Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there. 11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. ז [Zayin] 12 The wicked man plots against the righteous; He grinds his teeth at him. 13 But Jehovah will laugh at him, For He knows that his day will come.

(Luke 12:32-34) 32 “Have no fear, little flock, for your Father has approved of giving you the Kingdom. 33 Sell your belongings and give gifts of mercy. Make money pouches that do not wear out, a never-failing treasure in the heavens, where no thief gets near and no moth consumes. 34 For where your treasure is, there your hearts will be also.

(Luke 12:13-21) 13 Then someone in the crowd said to him: “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 He said to him: “Man, who appointed me judge or arbitrator between you two?” 15 Then he said to them: “Keep your eyes open and guard against every sort of greed, because even when a person has an abundance, his life does not result from the things he possesses.” 16 With that he told them an illustration, saying: “The land of a rich man produced well. 17 So he began reasoning within himself, ‘What should I do now that I have nowhere to gather my crops?’ 18 Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my storehouses and build bigger ones, and there I will gather all my grain and all my goods, 19 and I will say to myself: “You have many good things stored up for many years; take it easy, eat, drink, enjoy yourself.”’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Unreasonable one, this night they are demanding your life from you. Who, then, is to have the things you stored up?’ 21 So it goes with the man who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich toward God.. . .

(Philippians 4:10-13) . . .. 11 Not that I am saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be self-sufficient regardless of my circumstances. 12 I know how to be low on provisions and how to have an abundance. In everything and in all circumstances I have learned the secret of both how to be full and how to hunger, both how to have an abundance and how to do without. 13 For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power.

(1 Timothy 6:8) So, having food and clothing, we will be content with these things.

(Hebrews 13:5) Let your way of life be free of the love of money, while you are content with the present things. For he has said: “I will never leave you, and I will never abandon you.”

(1 Timothy 4:8) 8 For physical training is beneficial for a little, but godly devotion is beneficial for all things, as it holds promise of the life now and the life that is to come. . .

(John 17:3) 3 This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.

(1 Timothy 6:17-19) 17 Instruct those who are rich in the present system of things not to be arrogant, and to place their hope, not on uncertain riches, but on God, who richly provides us with all the things we enjoy. 18 Tell them to work at good, to be rich in fine works, to be generous, ready to share, 19 safely treasuring up for themselves a fine foundation for the future, so that they may get a firm hold on the real life. . .

(Matthew 13:22) As for the one sown among the thorns, this is the one hearing the word, but the anxiety of this system of things and the deceptive power of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

(Mark 10:23) After looking around, Jesus said to his disciples: “How difficult it will be for those with money to enter into the Kingdom of God!

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(1 John 2:15-17) 15 Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.money first mentioned in the bible

(Psalm 37:29) 29 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.

(Matthew 25:44-46) . . .’ 45 Then he will answer them, saying: ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of these least ones, you did not do it to me.’ 46 These will depart into everlasting cutting-off, but the righteous ones into everlasting life. . .

(Genesis 13:1-4) 13 Aʹbram then went up out of Egypt to the Negʹeb, he and his wife and all that he had, together with Lot. 2 Aʹbram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold. 3 He camped in one place after another as he traveled from the Negʹeb to Bethʹel, until he arrived at the place where his tent had been between Bethʹel and Aʹi, 4 to the place where he had previously built an altar. There Aʹbram called on the name of Jehovah.

(Genesis 12:1-3) 12 And Jehovah said to Aʹbram: “Go out from your land and away from your relatives and from the house of your father to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great, and you will become a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who calls down evil on you, and all the families of the ground will certainly be blessed by means of you.”

(Proverbs 15:27) 27 The one making dishonest profit brings trouble on his own household, But the one hating bribes will keep living. . .

(Proverbs 22:7)  7 The rich one rules the poor, And the borrower is a slave to the lender.

(2 Kings 4:1-7) 4 Now one of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to E·liʹsha, saying: “Your servant my husband is dead, and you well know that your servant had always feared Jehovah. Now a creditor has come to take both of my children as his slaves.” 2 At this E·liʹsha said to her: “What can I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” She replied: “Your servant has nothing at all in the house but a jar of oil.” 3 Then he said: “Go outside, ask for containers from all your neighbors, empty containers. Do not limit yourself to a few. 4 Then go in and close the door behind you and your sons. Fill all these containers, and set the full ones aside.” 5 So she left him. When she closed the door behind her and her sons, they passed the containers to her, and she kept pouring. 6 When the containers were full, she said to one of her sons: “Bring another container to me.” But he said to her: “There are no more containers.” At that the oil stopped. 7 So she came in and told the man of the true God, and he said: “Go, sell the oil and pay off your debts, and you and your sons can live from what is left.”

(Proverbs 11:27, 28) . . .But the one searching for bad—that is what will surely come upon him. 28 The one trusting in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the foliage. . .

(Jeremiah 17:7, 8)  7 Blessed is the man who puts his trust in Jehovah, Whose confidence is in Jehovah.  8 He will become like a tree planted by the waters, That sends out its roots to the stream. He will not notice when heat comes, But his leaves will always flourish. And in the year of drought he will not be anxious, Nor will he quit producing fruit.

(1 Peter 5:6-11) 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time, 7 while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 8 Keep your senses, be watchful! Your adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone. 9 But take your stand against him, firm in the faith, knowing that the same kind of sufferings are being experienced by the entire association of your brothers in the world. 10 But after you have suffered a little while, the God of all undeserved kindness, who called you to his everlasting glory in union with Christ, will himself finish your training. He will make you firm, he will make you strong, he will firmly ground you. 11 To him be the might forever. Amen.

A new name.

Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor.

When God restored true worship his people would be given a special name. I will let the scriptures show what this name would be. God’s name has been removed from many bibles but in some it can still be found in Psalm. It is an english interpretation of the tetragrammaton of YHWH. No one knows what the original name was pronounced like. Most names in the bible no one knows the true pronunciation. It is the meaning that matters. Jehovah means “one who causes to become”. So if someone wanted to play on words and the proper pronunciation we could get caught up in debates that lead to no one learning anything because the name Jesus, Isaiah or any other name in the bible we could question the pronunciation on. It is the meaning of the names or the person the name represents that is important. There is only one true God. He is the one that caused everything to become or caused everything to come about. Gods name originally appeared thousands of times in the bible. I can see why Satan had inspired to have God’s name removed. Satan, Devil and other terms used in the bible are not his name but are words that describe certain aspects of him this is why in some areas of the bible Satan is referred to as the oppressor and even serpent. If he could not be worshiped by name then he would almost definitely be jealous of people knowing God’s name. When true worship is restored there would be identifying marks that would make his people stand out.

(Psalm 83:18) 18 May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.

(Isaiah 65:13-15) 13 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “Look! My servants will eat, but you will go hungry. Look! My servants will drink, but you will go thirsty. Look! My servants will rejoice, but you will suffer shame. 14 Look! My servants will shout joyfully because of the good condition of the heart, But you will cry out because of the pain of heart And you will wail because of a broken spirit. 15 You will leave behind a name that my chosen ones will use as a curse, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will put each of you to death, But his own servants he will call by another name. . .

(Isaiah 62:2)  2 “The nations will see your righteousness, O woman, And all kings your glory. And you will be called by a new name, Which Jehovah’s own mouth will designate.

(Isaiah 43:6, 7)  6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back. Bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the ends of the earth,  7 Everyone who is called by my name And whom I created for my own glory, Whom I have formed and made.’

(Acts 15:14-18) 14 Symʹe·on has related thoroughly how God for the first time turned his attention to the nations to take out of them a people for his name. 15 And with this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written: 16 ‘After these things I will return and raise up again the tent of David that is fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins and restore it, 17 so that the men who remain may earnestly seek Jehovah, together with people of all the nations, people who are called by my name, says Jehovah, who is doing these things, 18 known from of old.. . .

(Jeremiah 14:9)  9 Why are you like a man who is stunned, Like a mighty man who cannot save? For you are among us, O Jehovah, And your name has been called on us. Do not abandon us.

(Revelation 14:1-5) 14 Then I saw, and look! the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who have his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads. 2 I heard a sound coming out of heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder; and the sound that I heard was like singers who accompany themselves by playing on their harps. 3 And they are singing what seems to be a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders, and no one was able to master that song except the 144,000, who have been bought from the earth. 4 These are the ones who did not defile themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins. These are the ones who keep following the Lamb no matter where he goes. These were bought from among mankind as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb, 5 and no deceit was found in their mouths; they are without blemish.

(Isaiah 43:10) 10 “You are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and have faith in me And understand that I am the same One. Before me no God was formed, And after me there has been none.

(Acts 1:6-8) 6 So when they had assembled, they asked him: “Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?” 7 He said to them: “It does not belong to you to know the times or seasons that the Father has placed in his own jurisdiction. 8 But you will receive power when the holy spirit comes upon you, and you will be witnesses of me in Jerusalem, in all Ju·deʹa and Sa·marʹi·a, and to the most distant part of the earth.”

(Luke 4:42-44) 42 However, at daybreak he departed and went to an isolated place. But the crowds began searching for him and came to where he was, and they tried to keep him from going away from them. 43 But he said to them: “I must also declare the good news of the Kingdom of God to other cities, because for this I was sent.” 44 So he went on preaching in the synagogues of Ju·deʹa.

(Matthew 24:14) 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Why doesn’t the universe run out of energy?

Written by Lee Stevenson

Why doesn’t the universe run out of energy. Why does this energy not burn out?

Mass is energy and energy is mass. This is how Einstein came up with E-MC2. But energy burns out and gets spent eventually so how does it keep getting replenished. Scientist have been trying to solve this problem for decades because based on mathematical models the universe should be out of energy. Scientist have been predicting the end of the universe for decades but their mathematical models do not support this theory. There seems to be some unknown energy source that keeps replenishing the energy in the universe. Scientist cannot figure out where this extra energy is coming from. They have come up with a theory that dark energy keeps fueling the energy needs of the universe. Even if that theory was proven to be true they would have to ask where is the dark energy getting it’s energy from?

So we need to ask ourselves why does the function of the universe defy all scientific models? This is because they do not consider the fact the universe had a creator who is unlimited in power. Not only is he unlimited in power but God cannot die so will live forever, his energy can keep sustaining the universe forever.

Just a side note you notice that the bible mentions someone being with God during the creation of everything. We also know Jesus was referred to as the word because he delivered God’s word to man. So you will notice he was the first born of all creation and worked with God in creating everything, this is why the bible refers to Jesus as the master worker. The bible tells us we must acknowledge that Jesus is God’s son but many reject this and call Jesus God even though Jesus himself never made himself equal to God. This is why God referred to Jesus as his master worker. This is why Jesus is called the only begotten son. Jesus is the only one created directly by God. God has appointed Jesus king on the heavenly throne. When Jesus work is done he will hand the throne back over to his father. If he was God he would have no need to hand the throne back to his father. This is why the bible tells us God is the head over everything including Christ. So by refusing to admit that Jesus is the first born son of God, we are not only rejecting Jesus but we are also rejecting God. By calling the son God we refuse to acknowledge God is the head of everything. By refusing to admit Jesus is the only begotten son we reject he was created meaning there really would have been no ransom because there would have been no son to ransom if Jesus was God.

(Genesis 1:1-28) 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and desolate, and there was darkness upon the surface of the watery deep, and God’s active force was moving about over the surface of the waters. 3 And God said: “Let there be light.” Then there was light. 4 After that God saw that the light was good, and God began to divide the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, but the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, a first day. 6 Then God said: “Let there be an expanse between the waters, and let there be a division between the waters and the waters.” 7 Then God went on to make the expanse and divided the waters beneath the expanse from the waters above the expanse. And it was so. 8 God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. 9 Then God said: “Let the waters under the heavens be collected together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, but the collecting of the waters, he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said: “Let the earth cause grass to sprout, seed-bearing plants and fruit trees according to their kinds, yielding fruit along with seed on the earth.” And it was so. 12 And the earth began to produce grass, seed-bearing plants and trees yielding fruit along with seed, according to their kinds. Then God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. 14 Then God said: “Let there be luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to make a division between the day and the night, and they will serve as signs for seasons and for days and years. 15 They will serve as luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth.” And it was so. 16 And God went on to make the two great luminaries, the greater luminary for dominating the day and the lesser luminary for dominating the night, and also the stars. 17 Thus God put them in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth 18 and to dominate by day and by night and to make a division between the light and the darkness. Then God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 20 Then God said: “Let the waters swarm with living creatures, and let flying creatures fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” 21 And God created the great sea creatures and all living creatures that move and swarm in the waters according to their kinds and every winged flying creature according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 With that God blessed them, saying: “Be fruitful and become many and fill the waters of the sea, and let the flying creatures become many in the earth.” 23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. 24 Then God said: “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds, domestic animals and creeping animals and wild animals of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25 And God went on to make the wild animals of the earth according to their kinds and the domestic animals according to their kinds and all the creeping animals of the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said: “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every creeping animal that is moving on the earth.” 27 And God went on to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them. 28 Further, God blessed them, and God said to them: “Be fruitful and become many, fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving on the earth.”

(Nehemiah 9:6) 6 “You alone are Jehovah; you made the heavens, yes, the heaven of the heavens and all their army, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. And you preserve all of them alive, and the army of the heavens are bowing down to you.

(Colossians 1:13-17) 13 He rescued us from the authority of the darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 by means of whom we have our release by ransom, the forgiveness of our sins. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 because by means of him all other things were created in the heavens and on the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, whether they are thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All other things have been created through him and for him. 17 Also, he is before all other things, and by means of him all other things were made to exist,

(John 1:1-3) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. 2 This one was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into existence through him, and apart from him not even one thing came into existence.. . .

(Revelation 4:10, 11) . . .: 11 “You are worthy, Jehovah our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things, and because of your will they came into existence and were created.”

(Job 36:26) 26 Yes, God is greater than we can know; The number of his years is beyond comprehension.

(Psalm 90:2) Before the mountains were born Or you brought forth the earth and the productive land, From everlasting to everlasting, you are God.

(1 Timothy 1:17) Now to the King of eternity, incorruptible, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

(Isaiah 40:26-28) 26 “Lift up your eyes to heaven and see. Who has created these things? It is the One who brings out their army by number; He calls them all by name. Because of his vast dynamic energy and his awe-inspiring power, Not one of them is missing. 27 Why do you say, O Jacob, and why do you declare, O Israel, ‘My way is hidden from Jehovah, And I receive no justice from God’? 28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Jehovah, the Creator of the ends of the earth, is a God for all eternity. He never tires out or grows weary. His understanding is unsearchable. . .

(Psalm 147:4, 5)  4 He counts the number of the stars; He calls all of them by name.  5 Our Lord is great and is mighty in power;. . .

(Romans 1:19, 20) . . .. 20 For his invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship, so that they are inexcusable.

(Proverbs 8:22-31) 22 Jehovah produced me as the beginning of his way, The earliest of his achievements of long ago. 23 From ancient times I was installed, From the start, from times earlier than the earth. 24 When there were no deep waters, I was brought forth, When there were no springs overflowing with water. 25 Before the mountains were set in place, Before the hills, I was brought forth, 26 When he had not yet made the earth and its fields Or the first clods of earth’s soil. 27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there; When he marked out the horizon on the surface of the waters, 28 When he established the clouds above, When he founded the fountains of the deep, 29 When he set a decree for the sea That its waters should not pass beyond his order, When he established the foundations of the earth, 30 Then I was beside him as a master worker. I was the one he was especially fond of day by day; I rejoiced before him all the time; 31 I rejoiced over his habitable earth, And I was especially fond of the sons of men.

(John 17:5) So now, Father, glorify me at your side with the glory that I had alongside you before the world was.

(Revelation 3:14) 14 “To the angel of the congregation in La·o·di·ceʹa write: These are the things that the Amen says, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation by God. . .

(1 John 4:15, 16) 15 Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is God’s Son, God remains in union with such one and he in union with God. 16 And we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us.. . .

(John 3:16) 16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.

(Philippians 2:5-8) 5 Keep this mental attitude in you that was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although he was existing in God’s form, gave no consideration to a seizure, namely, that he should be equal to God. 7 No, but he emptied himself and took a slave’s form and became human. 8 More than that, when he came as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, yes, death on a torture stake. . .

(John 14:27, 28) . . .. 28 You heard that I said to you, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I am.

(1 Corinthians 15:28) But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone.

(1 Corinthians 11:3) But I want you to know that the head of every man is the Christ; in turn, the head of a woman is the man; in turn, the head of the Christ is God

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https://astronomy.com/magazine/news/2021/02/the-beginning-to-the-end-of-the-universe-a-cold-lonely-death

How green is the green new energy?

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

There are flaws with any type of energy we use. Ronald Reagon had it correct. We need to reduce our demand for energy by being wiser about how we use it. Do our best to reduce our demand for energy.

Let’s be real about this green new energy they talk about. One of the most obvious is that our energy grid could not handle the increased demand on our power grid. During the summer months in the U.S. rolling black outs occur because the demand from the air conditioning causes a higher demand for electricity. This causes the power grid to fail because it cannot keep up with the demand. So What do you think is going to occur if they start adding millions of electric powered vehicles to the demand for electricity?

Now consider nuclear power. Not only do they pose a danger because of nuclear accidents which has happened many times around the world, the nuclear waste dumps leak the waste into the environment. They consider nuclear energy as part of the green energy. What is going to happen as even more nuclear waste is added to existing waste dumps or they have to build new dumps which will eventually start leaking into the environment.

Now consider that huge areas of land have to be deforested to set up these wind farms and solar farms. In the past when this has occurred it nearly caused the extinction of many species of wildlife. How is removing thousands and thousands of acres of trees going to reduce the carbon foot print? Not only this but often times land that was formerly used for cropland start being used as solar farms or wind farms which reduces our capacity to produce food increasing our dependence on other nations even more. Wind farms have also been shown to increase surface temperature.

Now consider the wind mills are noisy and also many birds fly into them and get killed. To produce solar panels there are many toxins that have to be used and are produced adding to the toxins that have to be buried in toxic waste dumps.

The materials needed to build this green new energy has to be extracted from the earth. This means more mining which means the destruction of even more land. Not only that but many minerals needed are rare earth minerals that require huge areas of land to be mined. Not only does this green new energy consume vast amounts of land it also consumes far more resources to produce energy then fossil fuel. Now consider the fact that these resources have to be transported to the companies for them to be manufactured, produced and installed. Consider also the resources needed to dig up these minerals and move the earth, and process those minerals. This is consuming even more resources.

France experimented with electric vehicles. They are now stuck with tons and tons of toxic batteries that have been spent. What would the U.S. do with all those toxic batteries? Bury them in waste dumps that always end up leaking no matter how many precautions they try to take?

Many of the materials that are used in the green new energy cannot be recycled. This will ad to the demand for land fills as the waster from this green new energy has to be buried. As parts wear out or get damaged they have to be replaced. Many of the parts are made of materials that can be toxic and cannot be recycled. This is the reason we have difficulty disposing of electronic devices.

Many of the minerals needed would have to be acquired from other nations making the U.S. more dependent on other nations to keep this green new energy power grid functioning. The more dependent we are on other nations the more vulnerable it makes us because we lose more and more independence.

Wind power and solar power require back up sources of energy which would be fossil fuel but dependence on fossil fuel use decline causing companies to go out of business that produces the fossil fuel meaning the fossil fuels become less available. Germany learned this the hard way and now have to depend on other nations to supply their fossil fuel and they could never completely rely on the supposed green energy because of how unreliable it is.

The worst part of it all is most science that supports the climate change model has been proven to have falsified data and outright incorrect conclusions or are very speculative yet the studies are treated as if they are proven science. The earth has always went through cycles of climate change this has been proven so climate change should be expected. Most research shows man has very little to do with the climate change.

Now consider how much the production of this green new energy will increase the toxins produce especially when it comes to the batteries that must be used with the green new energy. There are many toxins produced in the production of those batteries and then the batteries have a limited life span and have to be replaced. Most of the batteries used in their green new energy cannot be recycled and are very toxic to the environment.

Now consider the wind turbine waste. The blade are huge and usually cannot be recycled. Our land fills are already overburdened with waste now add to the tons of waste produced by wind turbines and we are asking for trouble. The U.S. is actually running out of places to bury out waste. So what is going to happen when there is an increased need to bury waster from the supposed green new energy?

Now look at solar energy. It requires just as many resources to produce. It may cause the production of even more toxic waste. It also increased the demand on our land fills. The toxic batteries also come into play with solar energy. Not only that but solar farms have been found to raise the local temperature. Just as with wind power most waster produced cannot be recycled and can leach toxins into the environment.

Solar farms and wind farms have been found to have a dramatic negative impact on wildlife. Often times animals habitats are destroyed in order to put up wind farms or solar farms. Off shore wind farms have been found to interfere with whales sonar resulting in whale beaching.

It seems very clear the supposed green new energy is far more damaging to the environment then fossil fuels are.

There are leaking nuclear waste dumps throughout the U.S. So as you can see these supposed green energy sources harm the environment way more then fossil fuel does only the harm they cause would take hundred and sometimes thousands of years to recover from.

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Better times are near.

What are the signs that the grand climax of this system of things is near. What are is going to occur? How does this effect us and others? How can we prepare for what is about to occur? We need to consider these questions and many others. We also need to stay strong these times are a sign that better times are very near.

We are going to face some difficult times very soon. We must prepare for what is about to occur. There has been a spiritual battle happening since Satan, Adam and Eve rebelled against God in the garden of Eden. This battle is reaching a climax and the system that come about from that rebellion is near it’s end. Times are going to become very very difficult especially for those who choose God’s side in the battle. We need not fear because those who choose God’s side will be victorious. We were told God would gather his people from all the nations of the earth and establish them. This has already occurred. Many have returned to pure worship. This also is a sign we are in the final minutes and things have reached a climax. We get a clue as to what the disgusting thing is in the book of Daniel which indicates it is the apostate or false religion that has become established throughout the earth and claims to represent God or to be true worship but cause many people to become corrupted. In doing so we see the earth being desolated spiritually and physically. But the beast will turn on the disgusting thing and destroy it. God will put it into the hearts of the beast and it’s allies to destroy the Harlot also known as Babylon the Great. Shortly after this occurs the beast , it’s allies and those who participated in false worship will turn on those who returned to pure worship. We must prepare for the time this occurs.

The beast that is mentioned in the bible is a government type entity and it’s allies they try to replace God’s rightful place to rule over the whole earth. They will form a one world type system and mankind will be given a choice. Put our faith in the beast or put our faith in God. Those who put their faith in the beast and submit to it’s will will be marked with a figurative mark. This mark is not a literal mark but it is symbolic and by submitting to the beast will instead of God’s those ones will be figuratively marked with the number 666. Those who remain loyal to Jehovah God and his son Jesus will be figuratively marked, they would figuratively have the name of Jehovah and the name of Jesus written on their foreheads. In other words their behavior would make them stand out so much that it would be clear who they really are because they would do their best to follow Jesus examples he set for us. The beast and those who have chosen to side with the beast will turn on those who have been marked. Those who choose the side of the beast will forfeit the privilege of eternal life. Those who worship in truth will consist of two groups of people one that will be of a heavenly class and the other group Jesus mentioned who will dwell on the earth. Those who are of the heavenly class will rule with Jesus for the thousands years as the earth is restored to a paradise and the original purpose of the earth has been fulfilled. These ones while on earth will provide the other sheep Jesus mentioned with pure spiritual food and guide them and teach them what God requires and would restore pure worship. Most know the United nations is one of the key parts of that beast system of things.

Many things occurring mark the beginning of the great tribulation. As Jesus stated these are the beginning of the pangs of distress. It will get much much worse when the beast is fully empowered. Those who do not submit to the beast authority but put God’s will firs, will not be able to buy sell or trade. Many will be rounded up and arrested and some who do not submit and do not escape may be killed. Disease and famine will become more rampant. Those who will not submit to the beast will need to count on their resourcefulness and on Jehovah God to get the things they will need to survive. When the beast and it’s allies start exerting it’s power and authority there will be a tribulation like has never occurred before it will be on a world wide scale and to a degree that has never occurred before. In the past there have been times of famine so severe that people would pick grains out of animal feces so they would have something to eat. So imagine things like this happening on a world wide scale. Only those who chose God’s side will escape.

When these things start to occur many of us will have to flee. We will have to flee so quickly that we may not even have time to grab our coats. So we should pack some bags with things needed to survive like water, cloths, and foods that can be stored for long periods of time. Sure many of us will have to start over but if we make it into the new system we will never have things we built or worked for taken from us or destroyed by others again. We will not work hard just to survive. But this suffering is short term and the prize is well worth the suffering we may endure for a short while. Even if some of us have suffered all their lives if they just hold out a little longer they may make it into the new system and these things will never occur again. We not only need to prepare spiritually. This battle is a spiritual battle and not a physical battle. It is not physically we must triumph but spiritually if we want to survive so we need to make sure we put spiritual things first will doing our best to maintain health. We need to write God’s word on our hearts so it can guide us through what is about to occur. The bible warns that many will betray us, family will and even some of our spiritual relatives will betray us. So now more then ever we need to apply the scripture that warns us to be cautious as serpents and kind as doves. We know people have been corrupted and they do not fear God as they should and many appear to have faith but when things get rough they will prove false to it’s power. This is why now more then ever we need to learn the fruits of the spirit and learn how to identify when someone is producing them. Some of the fruits would be the sharing of the good news of the heavenly kingdom and teaching others about God’s word and teaching others about Jesus. Many who are of the world may produce fruit that appear to be of the spirit but if they are not accepting and sharing bible truths then we should be cautious in our relationships with them. This can be very difficult because often times it may be family members or ones we have known all our lives and are very fond of. For those who may get arrested we do not have to rehearse what to say , if we have written God’s word in our hearts , God will call scriptures to our minds to help us to make a stand. He will also call scriptures to mind to protects us as we navigate the tribulation that is about to occur and help guide us through it. The grand climax of this system is very near and who we choose to have close to us can determine whether we survive the great tribulation or not.

As to what each of us need to do to prepare that I can not say. It will be based on an individual basis. Some of us won’t even have time to grab the things we may have packed but we need not worry God will make sure we have what we need. Lot did not have time to grab anything. When it is time to flee we cannot hesitate because remember when happened to Lot’s wife when she looked back she did not make it.

Many may seek to preserve the life they have when it is time to flee. Jesus warned those seeking to preserve their present life with lose their life. Those who do as God instructed and make the necessary changes and prepare for the time of Judgment will preserve their life. It is not any material means that will determine whether we live or die but it will be our faith.

If you read Revelation 9 you will see these things are going to occur because man will not repent and submit to God’s authority but they continue to rebel and continue believing the lies of false religion and continue to believe the original lie in the garden that man does not need God. The wars , the plagues, are occurring because men is refusing to give up on false worship and return to pure worship, man continues to put faith in themselves instead of God and his appointed king Jesus Christ.

When it is time to flee we do not have to fear. We have the example of Israel when they were fleeing from the Egyptians. The path God had them take put them in a position that may have seemed vulnerable. I am sure their enemy thought they had the Israelite’s trapped. The trail they went down had two steep cliffs on each side of them, the Egyptians were pursing them from behind, they had the sea in front of them. If their faith wavered they would have weakened and given up out of fear. Instead they did as God has said they stay the course. He parted the sea for them so they could cross. Once Israel made it across the Egyptians were still pursuing them. God left the sea consume the Egyptians and they died. Israel had arrived at the promised land. We are in a very similar time. Things well get very difficult and could be very frightful if we let our faith waiver. We have to do all God requires to stay the course and keep following the path Jesus laid out for us. Keeping in mind some of us may have to give up many things in order to survive. This battle is not about if we win or lose physically it is about whether we win or lose spiritually. Our battle is a spiritual battle so gaining spiritual wealth is what will preserve us. Many may lose all they have but gaining eternal eternal life and having the promises that gives us future hope is a much better victory because these things will be forever. This system and the things in it are temporary and will be gone soon. We have no reason to look back. If we do we, show a lack of faith and it could cost us our lives.

The line between what is right and wrong has been blurred by false religion. We need to make sure our worship is pure and we are doing what God requires. This is what will make certain we survive and have God’s protection during the great tribulation. There may be people who we care about deeply who are not staying awake and are not aware of the timeline we are in. If this is true then it may indicate they have hidden things in their heart that has blinded them. This may be difficult to accept but we cannot read peoples heart as God and Jesus can. If they have been blinded, when it is time to flee there will be no reasoning with them. We have to except the way things are and remember their relationship is between them and Jehovah and if they have been blinded , we have to flee we may have to leave them behind. Some may have to flee and some may have to hide. We need not worry. If we pray to God in Jesus name for our protection and those we are concerned about and leave it in their hands we can be assured the father and son will do what is best and will protect us.

Some of us may only have to hide, but we still will have the fact we cannot buy sell or trade to deal with so we need to work on being self reliant as much as possible. We also know there will be a great famine. We need to prepare as they did in times past when God warned them of famines or drought or other dangers. Those who had faith and trusted God prepared for the things they had been warned about and survived. If we want to survive the great tribulation we need to start preparing now before it is too late.

We cannot false reason and think I will prepare tomorrow because we do not know the time or hour it will occur. When it does occur the bible warned it would be very sudden. We do not want to be caught off guard and falsely reason that we do not need to heed Jesus warning to stay alert. We need to consider the things he warned us of and use them to gauge the time frame we are in. The scriptures show we are in the final minutes of this system. It is not if the great tribulation will occur but when and all signs are in place to indicate things are going to get very very bad very soon. We need not have to fear because the bible also tells us many will come out of the great tribulation and will survive. These things have to occur the nations of the world have to be judged in order to end all this suffering. Man has had plenty of time to do things without God. We have tried just about every form of government and we have failed. Things are only getting worse and man has destroyed the earth so much spiritually, morally and even physically that we are at a breaking point. Only our king Jesus can straighten the mess man has made out. Many think God is cruel for destroying the wicked or those who lack faith but if he lets those who are wicked survive or leave those who lack faith survive. It would only result in the corruption and evil remaining on the earth. It was Adam and Eve’s lack of faith in God that started all this mess. Those who lack faith put their confidence in themselves or man and it results in turning away from God and ignoring what he requires which is worship that is pure in his eyes, letting him guide all we do and having faith that he only wants us to be safe and happy.

As you can see we will have to learn to be very resourceful. We may need to eat things we may not like or are not used to eating as food. We may have to do types of work we may not like doing. We definitely will have to rely on each other and watch out for and take care of each other while being very careful about exposing who we are. We need to learn to be open minded and not be afraid if we do have to flee or travel to a place we know nothing about if it means surviving. We may have to leave things or people behind. If that is the case we cannot hesitate it could cost us our lives. Some will have to hide the bible said in their inner rooms. This will only be for a short while and then the new system will be here and all the bad including death will be done away with. If we are ill our health will be restored.

(Mark 13:14-20) 14 “However, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation standing where it should not be (let the reader use discernment), then let those in Ju·deʹa begin fleeing to the mountains. 15 Let the man on the housetop not come down nor go inside to take anything out of his house; 16 and let the man in the field not return to the things behind to pick up his outer garment. 17 Woe to the pregnant women and those nursing a baby in those days! 18 Keep praying that it may not occur in wintertime; 19 for those days will be days of a tribulation such as has not occurred from the beginning of the creation that God created until that time, and will not occur again. 20 In fact, unless Jehovah had cut short the days, no flesh would be saved. But on account of the chosen ones whom he has chosen, he has cut short the days.

(Matthew 24:15-22) 15 “Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken about by Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place (let the reader use discernment), 16 then let those in Ju·deʹa begin fleeing to the mountains. 17 Let the man on the housetop not come down to take the goods out of his house, 18 and let the man in the field not return to pick up his outer garment. 19 Woe to the pregnant women and those nursing a baby in those days! 20 Keep praying that your flight may not occur in wintertime nor on the Sabbath day; 21 for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. 22 In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short.

(Daniel 11:30-35) . . .“He will go back and hurl denunciations against the holy covenant and act effectively; and he will go back and will give attention to those leaving the holy covenant. 31 And arms will stand up, proceeding from him; and they will profane the sanctuary, the fortress, and remove the constant feature. “And they will put in place the disgusting thing that causes desolation. 32 “And those who act wickedly against the covenant, he will lead into apostasy by means of smooth words. But the people who know their God will prevail and act effectively. 33 And those having insight among the people will impart understanding to the many. And they will be made to stumble by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plundering, for some days. 34 But when they are made to stumble, they will be given a little help; and many will join with them by means of smooth speech. 35 And some of those having insight will be made to stumble, in order to do a refining work because of them and to do a cleansing and a whitening until the time of the end; because it is yet for the time appointed.

Isaiah 66:19-24 19 “I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who escape to the nations—to Tarʹshish, Pul, and Lud, those who draw the bow, to Tuʹbal and Jaʹvan, and to the faraway islands—who have not heard a report about me or seen my glory; and they will proclaim my glory among the nations. 20 They will bring all your brothers out of all the nations as a gift to Jehovah, on horses, in chariots, in covered wagons, on mules, and on swift camels, up to my holy mountain, Jerusalem,” says Jehovah, “just as when the people of Israel bring their gift in a clean vessel into the house of Jehovah.”

21 “I will also take some for the priests and for the Levites,” says Jehovah.

22 “For just as the new heavens and the new earth that I am making will remain standing before me,” declares Jehovah, “so your offspring and your name will remain.”

23 “And from new moon to new moon and from sabbath to sabbath,

All flesh will come in to bow down before me,” says Jehovah.

24 “And they will go out and look on the carcasses of the men who rebelled against me;

For the worms on them will not die,

And their fire will not be extinguished,

And they will become something repulsive to all people.”

(Revelation 5:7-10) . . .. 8 When he took the scroll, the four living creatures and the 24 elders fell down before the Lamb, and each one had a harp and golden bowls that were full of incense. (The incense means the prayers of the holy ones.) 9 And they sing a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals, for you were slaughtered and with your blood you bought people for God out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 10 and you made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God, and they are to rule as kings over the earth.”

(Revelation 20:4-6) 4 And I saw thrones, and those who sat on them were given authority to judge. Yes, I saw the souls of those executed for the witness they gave about Jesus and for speaking about God, and those who had not worshipped the wild beast or its image and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand. And they came to life and ruled as kings with the Christ for 1,000 years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the 1,000 years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6 Happy and holy is anyone having part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no authority, but they will be priests of God and of the Christ, and they will rule as kings with him for the 1,000 years.

(Revelation 17:15-18) 15 He said to me: “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. 16 And the ten horns that you saw and the wild beast, these will hate the prostitute and will make her devastated and naked, and they will eat up her flesh and completely burn her with fire. 17 For God put it into their hearts to carry out his thought, yes, to carry out their one thought by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished. 18 And the woman whom you saw means the great city that has a kingdom over the kings of the earth.”

(Revelation 13:14-18) 14 It misleads those who dwell on the earth, because of the signs that it was permitted to perform in the sight of the wild beast, while it tells those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the wild beast that had the sword-stroke and yet revived. 15 And it was permitted to give breath to the image of the wild beast, so that the image of the wild beast should both speak and cause to be killed all those who refuse to worship the image of the wild beast. 16 It puts under compulsion all people—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slaves—that these should be marked on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and that nobody can buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name. 18 This is where it calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number, and its number is 666.

(Revelation 13:3-8) . . .. 4 And they worshipped the dragon because it gave the authority to the wild beast, and they worshipped the wild beast with the words: “Who is like the wild beast, and who can do battle with it?” 5 It was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and it was given authority to act for 42 months. 6 And it opened its mouth in blasphemies against God to blaspheme his name and his dwelling place, even those residing in heaven. 7 It was permitted to wage war with the holy ones and conquer them, and it was given authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. 8 And all those who dwell on the earth will worship it. From the founding of the world, not one of their names has been written in the scroll of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered.

(Revelation 14:1-8) 14 Then I saw, and look! the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who have his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads. 2 I heard a sound coming out of heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder; and the sound that I heard was like singers who accompany themselves by playing on their harps. 3 And they are singing what seems to be a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders, and no one was able to master that song except the 144,000, who have been bought from the earth. 4 These are the ones who did not defile themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins. These are the ones who keep following the Lamb no matter where he goes. These were bought from among mankind as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb, 5 and no deceit was found in their mouths; they are without blemish. 6 And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, and he had everlasting good news to declare to those who dwell on the earth, to every nation and tribe and tongue and people. 7 He was saying in a loud voice: “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of judgment by him has arrived, so worship the One who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and the springs of water.” 8 Another, a second angel, followed, saying: “She has fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen, she who made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality!”

(Luke 12:41-44) 41 Then Peter said: “Lord, are you telling this illustration just to us or also to everyone?” 42 And the Lord said: “Who really is the faithful steward, the discreet one, whom his master will appoint over his body of attendants to keep giving them their measure of food supplies at the proper time? 43 Happy is that slave if his master on coming finds him doing so! 44 I tell you truthfully, he will appoint him over all his belongings.

(Matthew 24:7-18) 7 “For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. 8 All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress. 9 “Then people will hand you over to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations on account of my name. 10 Then, too, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold. 13 But the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. 15 “Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken about by Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place (let the reader use discernment), 16 then let those in Ju·deʹa begin fleeing to the mountains. 17 Let the man on the housetop not come down to take the goods out of his house, 18 and let the man in the field not return to pick up his outer garment.

(Matthew 10:16-23) 16 “Look! I am sending you out as sheep among wolves; so prove yourselves cautious as serpents and yet innocent as doves. 17 Be on your guard against men, for they will hand you over to local courts and they will scourge you in their synagogues. 18 And you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a witness to them and the nations. 19 However, when they hand you over, do not become anxious about how or what you are to speak, for what you are to speak will be given you in that hour; 20 for the ones speaking are not just you, but it is the spirit of your Father that speaks by you. 21 Further, brother will hand brother over to death, and a father his child, and children will rise up against parents and will have them put to death. 22 And you will be hated by all people on account of my name, but the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in one city, flee to another; for truly I say to you, you will by no means complete the circuit of the cities of Israel until the Son of man arrives.

(Galatians 5:22-26) 22 On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Moreover, those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed to the stake the flesh together with its passions and desires. 25 If we are living by spirit, let us also go on walking orderly by spirit. 26 Let us not become egotistical, stirring up competition with one another, envying one another.

(Hebrews 13:14-16) . . .. 15 Through him let us always offer to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that make public declaration to his name. 16 Moreover, do not forget to do good and to share what you have with others, for God is well-pleased with such sacrifices. . .

(Proverbs 13:2, 3)  2 From the fruitage of his speech a man will eat what is good, But the very desire of the treacherous is for violence.  3 The one guarding his mouth protects his life, But the one opening his lips wide will come to ruin.

(Proverbs 10:19) When words are many, transgression cannot be avoided, But whoever controls his lips acts discreetly.

(Proverbs 15:2) The tongue of the wise makes good use of knowledge, But the mouth of the stupid blurts out foolishness.

(Genesis 19:15-17) 15 As dawn was breaking, the angels became urgent with Lot, saying: “Get up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here with you, so that you will not be swept away in the error of the city!” 16 When he kept lingering, then because of Jehovah’s compassion for him, the men seized hold of his hand and the hand of his wife and the hands of his two daughters, and they brought him out and stationed him outside the city. 17 As soon as they had brought them to the outskirts, he said: “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you and do not stand still in any part of the district! Escape to the mountainous region so that you may not be swept away!”

(Genesis 19:23-26) 23 The sun had risen over the land when Lot arrived at Zoʹar. 24 Then Jehovah made it rain sulfur and fire on Sodʹom and Go·morʹrah—it came from Jehovah, from the heavens. 25 So he overthrew these cities, yes, the entire district, including all the inhabitants of the cities and the plants of the ground. 26 But Lot’s wife, who was behind him, began to look back, and she became a pillar of salt. . .

(Luke 17:31-33) 31 “On that day let the person who is on the housetop but whose belongings are in the house not come down to pick these up, and likewise, the person out in the field must not return to the things behind. 32 Remember the wife of Lot. 33 Whoever seeks to keep his life safe will lose it, but whoever loses it will preserve it alive.

(Hebrews 10:38) “But my righteous one will live by reason of faith,” and “if he shrinks back, I have no pleasure in him.”

(Exodus 14:26-28) 26 Then Jehovah said to Moses: “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, their war chariots, and their cavalrymen.” 27 Moses at once stretched out his hand over the sea, and as morning approached, the sea returned to its normal condition. As the Egyptians fled from it, Jehovah shook the Egyptians off into the midst of the sea. 28 The returning waters covered the war chariots and the cavalrymen and all of Pharʹaoh’s army who had gone into the sea after them. Not so much as one among them was allowed to survive.

(Zephaniah 2:3)  3 Seek Jehovah, all you meek ones of the earth, Who observe his righteous decrees. Seek righteousness, seek meekness. Probably you will be concealed on the day of Jehovah’s anger.

(Amos 5:15) 15 Hate what is bad, and love what is good, Let justice prevail in the city gate. It may be that Jehovah the God of armies Will show favor to the remaining ones of Joseph.. . .

(2 Corinthians 4:2-6) . . .. 3 If, in fact, the good news we declare is veiled, it is veiled among those who are perishing, 4 among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through. 5 For we are preaching, not about ourselves, but about Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God is the one who said: “Let the light shine out of darkness,” and he has shone on our hearts to illuminate them with the glorious knowledge of God by the face of Christ.

(Mark 13:18-20) . . .; 19 for those days will be days of a tribulation such as has not occurred from the beginning of the creation that God created until that time, and will not occur again. 20 In fact, unless Jehovah had cut short the days, no flesh would be saved. But on account of the chosen ones whom he has chosen, he has cut short the days.

(Revelation 7:13-17) 13 In response one of the elders said to me: “These who are dressed in the white robes, who are they and where did they come from?” 14 So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one who knows.” And he said to me: “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 That is why they are before the throne of God, and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple; and the One seated on the throne will spread his tent over them. 16 They will hunger no more nor thirst anymore, neither will the sun beat down on them nor any scorching heat, 17 because the Lamb, who is in the midst of the throne, will shepherd them and will guide them to springs of waters of life. And God will wipe out every tear from their eyes.”

(Revelation 21:1-4) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

(Ezekiel 36:22-30) 22 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “Not for your sakes am I acting, O house of Israel, but for my holy name, which you profaned among the nations where you have gone.”’ 23 ‘I will certainly sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the nations, which you profaned among them; and the nations will have to know that I am Jehovah,’ declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, ‘when I am sanctified among you before their eyes. 24 I will take you from the nations and gather you back from all the lands and bring you into your land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will become clean; I will cleanse you from all your uncleanness and from all your disgusting idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit inside you. I will remove the heart of stone from your body and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put my spirit inside you, and I will cause you to walk in my regulations, and you will observe and carry out my judicial decisions. 28 Then you will dwell in the land that I gave to your forefathers, and you will be my people and I will be your God.’ 29 “‘I will save you from all your uncleanness and summon the grain and make it abound, and I will not bring famine upon you. 30 I will make the fruitage of the tree and the produce of the field abound, so that you may never again suffer the disgrace of famine among the nations. . .

(Ezekiel 34:25-31) 25 “‘“And I will make a covenant of peace with them, and I will rid the land of vicious wild beasts, so that they may dwell securely in the wilderness and sleep in the forests. 26 I will make them and the area around my hill a blessing, and I will cause the rain to fall at the proper time. Blessings will pour down like the rains. 27 The trees of the field will yield their fruit, and the soil will give its produce, and they will dwell securely on the land. And they will have to know that I am Jehovah when I break their yoke bars and rescue them from those who enslaved them. 28 They will no longer become something for the nations to prey upon, and the wild beasts of the earth will not devour them, and they will dwell in security, with no one to make them afraid. 29 “‘“I will establish for them a plantation of fame, and they will no longer die from famine in the land, and they will no longer be humiliated by the nations. 30 ‘Then they will have to know that I, Jehovah their God, am with them and that they, the house of Israel, are my people,’ declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah.”’ 31 “‘As for you, my sheep, the sheep that I care for, you are but men, and I am your God,’ declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah.”

Are we really in the last days?

If you don't read it how can you have faith.

Written by Lee Stevenson.

I am writing this to show we are in the final minutes of this system. Most material things will likely be gone. We need to focus on spiritual things being healthy and preparing for what is going to come. In times past when God warned of the events that were going to occur, God’s people heeded his words and prepare for it. When they try to force everyone to bow to the beast instead of God times are going to get very difficult. Some will be arrested and imprisoned, some will be killed, there will be famine and disease will become more rampant. Many will have to flee for their lives if they reject bowing to the beast and choose to remain loyal to God.

We know we are now well are beyond the last hour of this system of things we are in the final minutes because many of the prophecies Jesus has given us have been fulfilled. Now more then ever we need to focus on spiritual things. All this will be gone. Why invest time and our energy in things that will be gone very soon. In the new system no one can take things you earned or built from you. We will have time to do many things we never had time in this system to do. Much of these things will be destroyed just as it was in Noah’s day. We were warned the great apostasy would come first. This is why there are so many religious sects. False religion is rampant on the earth. Many will put their faith in their wealth but it will become valueless. It is the treasures we store up in heaven that will get us through this system and the true wealth is the treasure we store in heaven.

I often times wonder if people would say some of the things they say if Jesus was standing in front of them giving them the warnings of the times we are in. Would they give him excuses. Would they say I cannot change because my family , friends and those of my church would reject me. Would they say I do not have time to prepare for the end of this system? Would they tell him I do not have time to focus on spiritual things I have too much to do. Would they react the way those who tortured him and hung him on a torture steak did. Many of them were upset when he told them to stop practicing traditions of man. Would they get angry if he was standing in front of them and telling them that now? Would they get angry if he told them to focus on spiritual things and health because all this will be gone soon? Well he told us the things his father has taught him so getting angry at the one who is giving the warning as Jesus instructed us to do would be getting angry at Jesus. These ones are trying to lead others to salvation so ignoring their warning that are from the bible would be no different then those who rejected Jesus when he was tortured and kill.

We were told the signs to look for to know we were in the last days. Many of those have occurred. Many would ignore this fact. The bible tells us to stay alert because no one knows what hour God’s great day will occur not even Jesus. Jesus will not know until God gives him the command to end the wickedness and corruption. Jesus did know the signs and what we needed to watch for and the order things would take place. Much of the things he warned us about are being fulfilled now and things are coming to a climax.

(2 Peter 3:5-7) 5 For they deliberately ignore this fact, that long ago there were heavens and an earth standing firmly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; 6 and that by those means the world of that time suffered destruction when it was flooded with water. 7 But by the same word the heavens and the earth that now exist are reserved for fire and are being kept until the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly people.

(Ezekiel 7:19-21) 19 “‘They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will become abhorrent to them. Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them in the day of Jehovah’s fury. They will not be satisfied, nor will they fill their stomachs, for it has become a stumbling block causing their error. 20 They took pride in the beauty of their ornaments, and they made with them their detestable images, their disgusting idols. That is why I will make it an abhorrent thing to them. 21 I will give it into the hand of the foreigners for plunder and to the wicked ones of the earth for spoil, and they will profane it.

(Zephaniah 1:18) 18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them in the day of Jehovah’s fury; For by the fire of his zeal the whole earth will be consumed, Because he will make an extermination, indeed a terrible one, of all the inhabitants of the earth.”

(Matthew 24:42) Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

(Mark 13:35) Keep on the watch, therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether late in the day or at midnight or before dawn or early in the morning,

(Revelation 6:16, 17) And they keep saying to the mountains and to the rocks: “Fall over us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 because the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

(Revelation 16:15) “Look! I am coming as a thief. Happy is the one who stays awake and keeps his outer garments, so that he may not walk naked and people look upon his shamefulness.”

(Matthew 24:36-44) 36 “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 38 For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 41 Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 42 Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 “But know one thing: If the householder had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have kept awake and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 On this account, you too prove yourselves ready, because the Son of man is coming at an hour that you do not think to be it.

(2 Thessalonians 2:3-5) 3 Let no one lead you astray in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. 4 He stands in opposition and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits down in the temple of God, publicly showing himself to be a god. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I used to tell you these things?

Now more then ever we need to store up treasure in heaven not treasures on earth.

(Matthew 6:19-24) 19 “Stop storing up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If, then, your eye is focused, your whole body will be bright. 23 But if your eye is envious, your whole body will be dark. If the light that is in you is really darkness, how great that darkness is! 24 “No one can slave for two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other. You cannot slave for God and for Riches.

(Revelation 12:7-12) 7 And war broke out in heaven: Miʹcha·el and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them any longer in heaven. 9 So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him. 10 I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God! 11 And they conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their witnessing, and they did not love their souls even in the face of death. 12 On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.”

People claim to love God but put material things, wealth, power and other desires first. In doing so they harm many people while claiming to be doing God’s work. We will see the fruits of many false religions . These religions are also a sign we are near the end because the bible prophesied when Satan and the demons were cast out of heaven, they knew they would have very little time left so they try to take down as many humans with them as they can. Not only this but since they have been cast out of heaven they are working to corrupt as many as they can and it is not always in obvious ways. Satan has many tools he uses whether it be the desires of the eyes, desire for material things, prestige, power, if those do not work he has the more subtle methods he uses like he did with Job when he tried to break Job’s will. Or he may have someone who appears as an angel of light slowly corrupt us. His drawing us away from God is not always obvious often times it is more subtle and the more drastic things he uses when he cannot draw you away. We have the example of Job to demonstrate what Satan may do if he cannot draw you away from God and pure worship. So we have to be on our guard constantly especially for the more subtle things.

(2 Peter 3:2-7) . . .. 3 First of all know this, that in the last days ridiculers will come with their ridicule, proceeding according to their own desires 4 and saying: “Where is this promised presence of his? Why, from the day our forefathers fell asleep in death, all things are continuing exactly as they were from creation’s beginning.” 5 For they deliberately ignore this fact, that long ago there were heavens and an earth standing firmly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; 6 and that by those means the world of that time suffered destruction when it was flooded with water. 7 But by the same word the heavens and the earth that now exist are reserved for fire and are being kept until the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly people.

(2 Timothy 3:1-7) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away. 6 From among these arise men who slyly work their way into households and captivate weak women loaded down with sins, led by various desires, 7 always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.

How do we know we are in the final minutes of this system of things? Many of the prophecies Jesus mentioned when speaking of the last days have been fulfilled. When he spoke of these things happening he was referring to them happening on a grand scale like they had never happened before. In 1914 we had our first world war, later we and a second world war and in that war man had developed the ability to wipe out most of the earth. There are people starving to death by the millions world wide even in some of the wealthiest nations in the world there are people dying of starvation. Major earthquakes occur so frequently now people barely take note of them. Love of the greater number would grow cold. In other words people who let love guide what they do would be uncommon. Because of this most would ignore the laws Jesus gave us. The is very evident it is difficult to know who we can truly trust now days. Pestilence is now rampant. Many are ill from autoimmune diseases, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases. I remember a time when people died from old age. Now it is usually one of those diseases that kills them. Another of the final prophesies that has been fulfilled is the good news of the heavenly kingdom would be preached in all the earth then the end would come. Many have ministered world wide teaching the hope the heavenly kingdoms gives and promises that give us hope that will be fulfilled. For those nations that could not be reached many shared this hope online. So the good news has reach every part of the earth.

We were warned false religion would be rampant on the earth and we see this by the many sects of religion that has risen up world wide. Jesus warned not everyone professing to speak in his name would claim to be teaching the truth. But because they did not obey God’s laws and followed teachings not taught by Jesus they would not be accepted by him.

(Matthew 24:4-14) 4 In answer Jesus said to them: “Look out that nobody misleads you, 5 for many will come on the basis of my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You are going to hear of wars and reports of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for these things must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 “For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. 8 All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress. 9 “Then people will hand you over to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations on account of my name. 10 Then, too, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold. 13 But the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

(Luke 21:10, 11) 10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, and in one place after another food shortages and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and from heaven great signs.

(Luke 13:22-27) 22 And he traveled from city to city and from village to village, teaching and continuing on his journey to Jerusalem. 23 Now a man said to him: “Lord, are those being saved few?” He said to them: 24 “Exert yourselves vigorously to get in through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will seek to get in but will not be able. 25 When the householder gets up and locks the door, you will stand outside knocking at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us.’ But in answer he will say to you: ‘I do not know where you are from.’ 26 Then you will start saying, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our main streets.’ 27 But he will say to you, ‘I do not know where you are from. Get away from me, all you workers of unrighteousness!’

(1 Timothy 4:1-5) 4 However, the inspired word clearly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired statements and teachings of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, whose conscience is seared as with a branding iron. 3 They forbid marriage and command people to abstain from foods that God created to be partaken of with thanksgiving by those who have faith and accurately know the truth. 4 For every creation of God is fine, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 for it is sanctified through God’s word and prayer over it.

I am writing this to show we are in the final minutes of this system. Most material things will most likely be gone. We need to focus on spiritual things being healthy and preparing for what is going to come. In times past when God warned of the events that were going to occur, God’s people heeded his words and prepare for it. When they try to force everyone to bow to the beast instead of God times are going to get very difficult. Some will be arrested and imprisoned, some will be killed, there will be famine and disease will become more rampant. Many will have to flee for their lives if they reject bowing to the beast and choose to remain loyal to God.

We know we are we know we are beyond the last hour of this system of things we are in the final minutes because many of the prophecies Jesus has given us have been fulfilled. Now more then ever we need to focus on spiritual things. All this will be gone. Why invest time and our energy in things that will be gone very soon. In the new system no one can take things you earned or built from you. We will have time to do many things we never had time in this system to do. Much of these things will be destroyed just as it was in Noah’s day. We were warned the great apostasy would come first. This is why there are so many religious sects. False religion is rampant on the earth. Many will put their faith in their wealth but it will become valueless. It is the treasures we store up in heaven that will get us through this system and the true wealth is the treasure we store in heaven.

I often times wonder if people would say some of the things they say if Jesus was standing in front of them giving them the warnings of the times we are in. Would they give him excuses. Would they say I cannot change because my family , friends and those of my church would reject me. Would they say I do not have time to prepare for the end of this system? Would they tell him I do not have time to focus on spiritual things I have too much to do. Would they react the way those who tortured him and hung him on a torture steak did. Many of them were upset when he told them to stop practicing traditions of man. Would they get angry if he was standing in front of them and telling them that now? Would they get angry if he told them to focus on spiritual things and health because all this will be gone soon? Well he told us the things his father has taught him so getting angry at the one who is giving the warning as Jesus instructed us to do would be getting angry at Jesus. These ones are trying to lead others to salvation so ignoring their warning that are from the bible would be no different then those who rejected Jesus when he was tortured and kill.

We were told the signs to look for to know we were in the last days. Many of those have occurred. Many would ignore this fact. The bible tells us to stay alert because no one knows what hour God’s great day will occur not even Jesus. Jesus will not know until God gives him the command to end the wickedness and corruption. Jesus did know the signs and what we needed to watch for and the order things would take place. Much of the things he warned us about are being fulfilled now and things are coming to a climax.

(2 Peter 3:5-7) 5 For they deliberately ignore this fact, that long ago there were heavens and an earth standing firmly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; 6 and that by those means the world of that time suffered destruction when it was flooded with water. 7 But by the same word the heavens and the earth that now exist are reserved for fire and are being kept until the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly people.

(Ezekiel 7:19-21) 19 “‘They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will become abhorrent to them. Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them in the day of Jehovah’s fury. They will not be satisfied, nor will they fill their stomachs, for it has become a stumbling block causing their error. 20 They took pride in the beauty of their ornaments, and they made with them their detestable images, their disgusting idols. That is why I will make it an abhorrent thing to them. 21 I will give it into the hand of the foreigners for plunder and to the wicked ones of the earth for spoil, and they will profane it.

(Zephaniah 1:18) 18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them in the day of Jehovah’s fury; For by the fire of his zeal the whole earth will be consumed, Because he will make an extermination, indeed a terrible one, of all the inhabitants of the earth.”

(Matthew 24:42) Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

(Mark 13:35) Keep on the watch, therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether late in the day or at midnight or before dawn or early in the morning,

(Revelation 6:16, 17) And they keep saying to the mountains and to the rocks: “Fall over us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 because the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

(Revelation 16:15) “Look! I am coming as a thief. Happy is the one who stays awake and keeps his outer garments, so that he may not walk naked and people look upon his shamefulness.”

(Matthew 24:36-44) 36 “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 38 For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 41 Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 42 Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 “But know one thing: If the householder had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have kept awake and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 On this account, you too prove yourselves ready, because the Son of man is coming at an hour that you do not think to be it.

(2 Thessalonians 2:3-5) 3 Let no one lead you astray in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. 4 He stands in opposition and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits down in the temple of God, publicly showing himself to be a god. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I used to tell you these things?

Now more then ever we need to store up treasure in heaven not treasures on earth.

(Matthew 6:19-24) 19 “Stop storing up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If, then, your eye is focused, your whole body will be bright. 23 But if your eye is envious, your whole body will be dark. If the light that is in you is really darkness, how great that darkness is! 24 “No one can slave for two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other. You cannot slave for God and for Riches.

(Revelation 12:7-12) 7 And war broke out in heaven: Miʹcha·el and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them any longer in heaven. 9 So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him. 10 I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God! 11 And they conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their witnessing, and they did not love their souls even in the face of death. 12 On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.”

People claim to love God but put material things, wealth, power and other desires first. In doing so they harm many people while claiming to be doing God’s work. We will see the fruits of many false religions . These religions are also a sign we are near the end because the bible prophesied when Satan and the demons were cast out of heaven, they knew they would have very little time left so they try to take down as many humans with them as they can. Not only this but since they have been cast out of heaven they are working to corrupt as many as they can and it is not always in obvious ways. Satan has many tools he uses whether it be the desires of the eyes, desire for material things, prestige, power, if those do not work he has the more subtle methods he uses like he did with Job when he tried to break Job’s will. Or he may have someone who appears as an angel of light slowly corrupt us. His drawing us away from God is not always obvious often times it is more subtle and the more drastic things he uses when he cannot draw you away. We have the example of Job to demonstrate what Satan may do if he cannot draw you away from God and pure worship. So we have to be on our guard constantly especially for the more subtle things.

(2 Peter 3:2-7) . . .. 3 First of all know this, that in the last days ridiculers will come with their ridicule, proceeding according to their own desires 4 and saying: “Where is this promised presence of his? Why, from the day our forefathers fell asleep in death, all things are continuing exactly as they were from creation’s beginning.” 5 For they deliberately ignore this fact, that long ago there were heavens and an earth standing firmly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; 6 and that by those means the world of that time suffered destruction when it was flooded with water. 7 But by the same word the heavens and the earth that now exist are reserved for fire and are being kept until the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly people.

(2 Timothy 3:1-7) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away. 6 From among these arise men who slyly work their way into households and captivate weak women loaded down with sins, led by various desires, 7 always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.

How do we know we are in the final minutes of this system of things? Many of the prophecies Jesus mentioned when speaking of the last days have been fulfilled. When he spoke of these things happening he was referring to them happening on a grand scale like they had never happened before. In 1914 we had our first world war, later we and a second world war and in that war man had developed the ability to wipe out most of the earth. There are people starving to death by the millions world wide even in some of the wealthiest nations in the world there are people dying of starvation. Major earthquakes occur so frequently now people barely take note of them. Love of the greater number would grow cold. In other words people who let love guide what they do would be uncommon. Because of this most would ignore the laws Jesus gave us. The is very evident it is difficult to know who we can truly trust now days. Pestilence is now rampant. Many are ill from autoimmune diseases, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases. I remember a time when people died from old age. Now it is usually one of those diseases that kills them. Another of the final prophesies that has been fulfilled is the good news of the heavenly kingdom would be preached in all the earth then the end would come. Many have ministered world wide teaching the hope the heavenly kingdoms gives and promises that give us hope that will be fulfilled. For those nations that could not be reached many shared this hope online. So the good news has reach every part of the earth.

We were warned false religion would be rampant on the earth and we see this by the many sects of religion that has risen up world wide. Jesus warned not everyone professing to speak in his name would claim to be teaching the truth. But because they did not obey God’s laws and followed teachings not taught by Jesus they would not be accepted by him.

(Matthew 24:4-14) 4 In answer Jesus said to them: “Look out that nobody misleads you, 5 for many will come on the basis of my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You are going to hear of wars and reports of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for these things must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 “For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. 8 All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress. 9 “Then people will hand you over to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations on account of my name. 10 Then, too, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold. 13 But the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

(Luke 21:10, 11) 10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, and in one place after another food shortages and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and from heaven great signs.

(Luke 13:22-27) 22 And he traveled from city to city and from village to village, teaching and continuing on his journey to Jerusalem. 23 Now a man said to him: “Lord, are those being saved few?” He said to them: 24 “Exert yourselves vigorously to get in through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will seek to get in but will not be able. 25 When the householder gets up and locks the door, you will stand outside knocking at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us.’ But in answer he will say to you: ‘I do not know where you are from.’ 26 Then you will start saying, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our main streets.’ 27 But he will say to you, ‘I do not know where you are from. Get away from me, all you workers of unrighteousness!’

(1 Timothy 4:1-5) 4 However, the inspired word clearly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired statements and teachings of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, whose conscience is seared as with a branding iron. 3 They forbid marriage and command people to abstain from foods that God created to be partaken of with thanksgiving by those who have faith and accurately know the truth. 4 For every creation of God is fine, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 for it is sanctified through God’s word and prayer over it.

(2 Corinthians 11:13-15) . . .. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps disguising himself as an angel of light. 15 It is therefore nothing extraordinary if his ministers also keep disguising themselves as ministers of righteousness. But their end will be according to their works.

(2 Thessalonians 2:9-12) 9 But the lawless one’s presence is by the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders 10 and every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth in order that they might be saved. 11 That is why God lets a deluding influence mislead them so that they may come to believe the lie, 12 in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness.

How can we prepare and what should we do? It is very important to focus on spiritual things now more then ever. We were told to stay alert. God’s word will guide us teach us how to keep from being deceived and make us aware of the time frame we are in so that we may escape the destruction that is coming very soon on this wicked system of things. We have to be careful not to add more burdens on ourselves and to not get over burdened by this world and the anxieties surrounding it. This can draw us away and we will lose sight and then God’s day could suddenly be upon us , by the time we realized the time frame we are in it may be too late as the bible warned. Jesus even warned Mary to simplify her life so she could choose the good portion which would be taking in knowledge of God and learning from Jesus.

(Luke 10:38-42) 38 Now as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village. Here a woman named Martha received him as a guest in her house. 39 She also had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the feet of the Lord and kept listening to what he was saying. 40 Martha, on the other hand, was distracted with attending to many duties. So she came to him and said: “Lord, does it not matter to you that my sister has left me alone to attend to things? Tell her to come and help me.” 41 In answer the Lord said to her: “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and disturbed about many things. 42 A few things, though, are needed, or just one. For her part, Mary chose the good portion, and it will not be taken away from her.”

(Matthew 4:1-4) 4 Then Jesus was led by the spirit up into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil. 2 After he had fasted for 40 days and 40 nights, he felt hungry. 3 And the Tempter approached and said to him: “If you are a son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered: “It is written: ‘Man must live, not on bread alone, but on every word that comes from Jehovah’s mouth.’. . .

(Isaiah 55:1, 2) Come, all you thirsty ones, come to the water! You with no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.  2 Why do you keep paying out money for what is not bread, And why spend your earnings for what brings no satisfaction? Listen intently to me, and eat what is good, And you will find great delight in what is truly rich.

(Psalm 36:7, 8)  7 How precious your loyal love is, O God! In the shadow of your wings, the sons of men take refuge.  8 They drink their fill of the rich bounty of your house, And you cause them to drink of the torrent of your delights.

(Luke 21:34-36) 34 “But pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with overeating and heavy drinking and anxieties of life, and suddenly that day be instantly upon you 35 as a snare. For it will come upon all those dwelling on the face of the whole earth. 36 Keep awake, then, all the time making supplication that you may succeed in escaping all these things that must occur and in standing before the Son of man.”

(Luke 21:34-36) 34 “But pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with overeating and heavy drinking and anxieties of life, and suddenly that day be instantly upon you 35 as a snare. For it will come upon all those dwelling on the face of the whole earth. 36 Keep awake, then, all the time making supplication that you may succeed in escaping all these things that must occur and in standing before the Son of man.”

(Matthew 22:35-40) . . .in the Law, tested him by asking: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 He said to him: “‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 The second, like it, is this: ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments the whole Law hangs, and the Prophets.”

(Philippians 4:4-7) 4 Always rejoice in the Lord. Again I will say, Rejoice! 5 Let your reasonableness become known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.

We cannot let fears and anxieties of this system shape how we live our lives. Not let ourselves get overwhelmed by things because very soon things are going to happen we can do nothing about. We have to stay focused , remain faithful and trust Jehovah God and our king Jesus Christ. We need not worry about things we can do nothing about or dwell on them but keep the future hope in mind and have full confidence the promises that gives us the future hope will be fulfilled. Soon all the wickedness, illness, violence, death and many other bad things will be done away with and there will be a new system where those things will never occur again.

(1 Peter 5:6-11) 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time, 7 while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 8 Keep your senses, be watchful! Your adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone. 9 But take your stand against him, firm in the faith, knowing that the same kind of sufferings are being experienced by the entire association of your brothers in the world. 10 But after you have suffered a little while, the God of all undeserved kindness, who called you to his everlasting glory in union with Christ, will himself finish your training. He will make you firm, he will make you strong, he will firmly ground you. 11 To him be the might forever. Amen.

(Romans 12:1, 2) 12 Therefore, I appeal to you by the compassions of God, brothers, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, a sacred service with your power of reason. 2 And stop being molded by this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, so that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

(Matthew 6:33, 34) 33 “Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you. 34 So never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have its own anxieties. Each day has enough of its own troubles.

(1 Corinthians 3:16, 17) 16 Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that the spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him; for the temple of God is holy, and you are that temple.

(Revelation 13:16-18) 16 It puts under compulsion all people—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slaves—that these should be marked on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and that nobody can buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name. 18 This is where it calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number, and its number is 666.

The king of the North will bring down many natiorns. It will attack true worship which will be the only religion left because of their refusal to turn their backs on God and bow to the beast. When this occurs there will be a great tribulation but this is not a fearful time because it means the new system and the resurrection is near and the bible promises us that God’s people will escape. Then the resurrection follow shortly after.

(Daniel 11:40-12:2) 40 “In the time of the end the king of the south will engage with him in a pushing, and against him the king of the north will storm with chariots and horsemen and many ships; and he will enter into the lands and sweep through like a flood. 41 He will also enter into the land of the Decoration, and many lands will be made to stumble. But these are the ones that will escape out of his hand: Eʹdom and Moʹab and the main part of the Amʹmon·ites. 42 And he will keep thrusting out his hand against the lands; and as regards the land of Egypt, she will not escape. 43 And he will rule over the hidden treasures of gold and silver and over all the desirable things of Egypt. And the Libʹy·ans and the E·thi·oʹpi·ans will be at his steps. 44 “But reports out of the east and out of the north will disturb him, and he will go out in a great rage to annihilate and to devote many to destruction. 45 And he will plant his royal tents between the grand sea and the holy mountain of Decoration; and he will come all the way to his end, and there will be no helper for him. 12 “During that time Miʹcha·el will stand up, the great prince who is standing in behalf of your people. And there will occur a time of distress such as has not occurred since there came to be a nation until that time. And during that time your people will escape, everyone who is found written down in the book. 2 And many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up, some to everlasting life and others to reproach and to everlasting contempt.

Since we are in the final minutes of this system of things we need to make sure now more then ever what God truly requires. It will preserve our lives and many will make it through the tribulation that is about to occur into the new system. Meaning they will not see death but survive to see love ones they have lost be resurrected. We need to keep in mind when God warned of things that were about to occur God’s people believe and trusted him and adjusted their life styles and sometimes even had to completely change their lives to survive some like Lot had to leave everything behind and start over again. In times of famine they had to store up food in order to make it through the famine. I will cover the things that are about to occur and try the best I can to show how we may be able to prepare for them in my next article.

(Matthew 7:21-27) 21 “Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of the heavens, but only the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will. 22 Many will say to me in that day: ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them: ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!’ 24 “Therefore, everyone who hears these sayings of mine and does them will be like a discreet man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain poured down and the floods came and the winds blew and lashed against that house, but it did not cave in, for it had been founded on the rock. 26 Furthermore, everyone hearing these sayings of mine and not doing them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain poured down and the floods came and the winds blew and struck against that house, and it caved in, and its collapse was great.”

(Revelation 7:9, 10) 9 After this I saw, and look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. 10 And they keep shouting with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation we owe to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb.”

(Revelation 21:1-4) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

(2 Corinthians 11:13-15) . . .. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps disguising himself as an angel of light. 15 It is therefore nothing extraordinary if his ministers also keep disguising themselves as ministers of righteousness. But their end will be according to their works.

(2 Thessalonians 2:9-12) 9 But the lawless one’s presence is by the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders 10 and every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth in order that they might be saved. 11 That is why God lets a deluding influence mislead them so that they may come to believe the lie, 12 in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness.

How can we prepare and what should we do? It is very important to focus on spiritual things now more then ever. We were told to stay alert. God’s word will guide us teach us how to keep from being deceived and make us aware of the time frame we are in so that we may escape the destruction that is coming very soon on this wicked system of things. We have to be careful not to add more burdens on ourselves and to not get over burdened by this world and the anxieties surrounding it. This can draw us away and we will lose sight and then God’s day could suddenly be upon us , by the time we realized the time frame we are in it may be too late as the bible warned. Jesus even warned Mary to simplify her life so she could choose the good portion which would be taking in knowledge of God and learning from Jesus.

(Luke 10:38-42) 38 Now as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village. Here a woman named Martha received him as a guest in her house. 39 She also had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the feet of the Lord and kept listening to what he was saying. 40 Martha, on the other hand, was distracted with attending to many duties. So she came to him and said: “Lord, does it not matter to you that my sister has left me alone to attend to things? Tell her to come and help me.” 41 In answer the Lord said to her: “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and disturbed about many things. 42 A few things, though, are needed, or just one. For her part, Mary chose the good portion, and it will not be taken away from her.”

(Matthew 4:1-4) 4 Then Jesus was led by the spirit up into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil. 2 After he had fasted for 40 days and 40 nights, he felt hungry. 3 And the Tempter approached and said to him: “If you are a son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered: “It is written: ‘Man must live, not on bread alone, but on every word that comes from Jehovah’s mouth.’. . .

(Isaiah 55:1, 2) Come, all you thirsty ones, come to the water! You with no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.  2 Why do you keep paying out money for what is not bread, And why spend your earnings for what brings no satisfaction? Listen intently to me, and eat what is good, And you will find great delight in what is truly rich.

(Psalm 36:7, 8)  7 How precious your loyal love is, O God! In the shadow of your wings, the sons of men take refuge.  8 They drink their fill of the rich bounty of your house, And you cause them to drink of the torrent of your delights.

(Luke 21:34-36) 34 “But pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with overeating and heavy drinking and anxieties of life, and suddenly that day be instantly upon you 35 as a snare. For it will come upon all those dwelling on the face of the whole earth. 36 Keep awake, then, all the time making supplication that you may succeed in escaping all these things that must occur and in standing before the Son of man.”

(Luke 21:34-36) 34 “But pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with overeating and heavy drinking and anxieties of life, and suddenly that day be instantly upon you 35 as a snare. For it will come upon all those dwelling on the face of the whole earth. 36 Keep awake, then, all the time making supplication that you may succeed in escaping all these things that must occur and in standing before the Son of man.”

(Matthew 22:35-40) . . .in the Law, tested him by asking: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 He said to him: “‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 The second, like it, is this: ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments the whole Law hangs, and the Prophets.”

(Philippians 4:4-7) 4 Always rejoice in the Lord. Again I will say, Rejoice! 5 Let your reasonableness become known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.

We cannot let fears and anxieties of this system shape how we live our lives. Not let ourselves get overwhelmed by things because very soon things are going to happen we can do nothing about. We have to stay focused , remain faithful and trust Jehovah God and our king Jesus Christ. We need not worry about things we can do nothing about or dwell on them but keep the future hope in mind and have full confidence the promises that gives us the future hope will be fulfilled. Soon all the wickedness, illness, violence, death and many other bad things will be done away with and there will be a new system where those things will never occur again.

(1 Peter 5:6-11) 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time, 7 while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 8 Keep your senses, be watchful! Your adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone. 9 But take your stand against him, firm in the faith, knowing that the same kind of sufferings are being experienced by the entire association of your brothers in the world. 10 But after you have suffered a little while, the God of all undeserved kindness, who called you to his everlasting glory in union with Christ, will himself finish your training. He will make you firm, he will make you strong, he will firmly ground you. 11 To him be the might forever. Amen.

(Romans 12:1, 2) 12 Therefore, I appeal to you by the compassions of God, brothers, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, a sacred service with your power of reason. 2 And stop being molded by this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, so that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

(Matthew 6:33, 34) 33 “Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you. 34 So never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have its own anxieties. Each day has enough of its own troubles.

(1 Corinthians 3:16, 17) 16 Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that the spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him; for the temple of God is holy, and you are that temple.

(Revelation 13:16-18) 16 It puts under compulsion all people—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slaves—that these should be marked on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and that nobody can buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name. 18 This is where it calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number, and its number is 666.

The king of the North will bring down many natiorns. It will attack true worship which will be the only religion left because of their refusal to turn their backs on God and bow to the beast. When this occurs there will be a great tribulation but this is not a fearful time because it means the new system and the resurrection is near and the bible promises us that God’s people will escape. Then the resurrection follow shortly after.

(Daniel 11:40-12:2) 40 “In the time of the end the king of the south will engage with him in a pushing, and against him the king of the north will storm with chariots and horsemen and many ships; and he will enter into the lands and sweep through like a flood. 41 He will also enter into the land of the Decoration, and many lands will be made to stumble. But these are the ones that will escape out of his hand: Eʹdom and Moʹab and the main part of the Amʹmon·ites. 42 And he will keep thrusting out his hand against the lands; and as regards the land of Egypt, she will not escape. 43 And he will rule over the hidden treasures of gold and silver and over all the desirable things of Egypt. And the Libʹy·ans and the E·thi·oʹpi·ans will be at his steps. 44 “But reports out of the east and out of the north will disturb him, and he will go out in a great rage to annihilate and to devote many to destruction. 45 And he will plant his royal tents between the grand sea and the holy mountain of Decoration; and he will come all the way to his end, and there will be no helper for him. 12 “During that time Miʹcha·el will stand up, the great prince who is standing in behalf of your people. And there will occur a time of distress such as has not occurred since there came to be a nation until that time. And during that time your people will escape, everyone who is found written down in the book. 2 And many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up, some to everlasting life and others to reproach and to everlasting contempt.

Since we are in the final minutes of this system of things we need to make sure now more then ever what God truly requires. It will preserve our lives and many will make it through the tribulation that is about to occur into the new system. Meaning they will not see death but survive to see love ones they have lost be resurrected. We need to keep in mind when God warned of things that were about to occur God’s people believe and trusted him and adjusted their life styles and sometimes even had to completely change their lives to survive some like Lot had to leave everything behind and start over again. In times of famine they had to store up food in order to make it through the famine. I will cover the things that are about to occur and try the best I can to show how we may be able to prepare for them in my next article.

(Matthew 7:21-27) 21 “Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of the heavens, but only the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will. 22 Many will say to me in that day: ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them: ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!’ 24 “Therefore, everyone who hears these sayings of mine and does them will be like a discreet man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain poured down and the floods came and the winds blew and lashed against that house, but it did not cave in, for it had been founded on the rock. 26 Furthermore, everyone hearing these sayings of mine and not doing them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain poured down and the floods came and the winds blew and struck against that house, and it caved in, and its collapse was great.”

(Revelation 7:9, 10) 9 After this I saw, and look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. 10 And they keep shouting with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation we owe to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb.”

(Revelation 21:1-4) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Benefits of perriwinkle.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Perriwinkle (Vinca minor)

Perriwinkle has potent anti-oxidant, antibacterial and antitumor properties.

Perriwinkle improves blood flow to the brain. It also improves cellular glucose uptake which would imcrease endurance and improve mental function. Because it improves blood flow it helps protect the body from ischemia and hypoxia. There are many Vinca species but Vinca minor has been found the most effective at protecting and healing the brain. It Perriwinkle is high in chlorogenic acid which has many healing properties including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

Perriwinkle can help to prevent stroke and it also speeds recovery from stroke up and helps to prevent the brain damage that usually occurs during strokes. I am mainly speaking of Vinca minor because it is the species of Perriwinkle that contains vinpocetine which is a very potent neuroprotectant and protect the brain from injury and improves brain function. It is so effective at healing the brain that it has been used to correct certain types of birth defects that cause a child to have seizures.

Perriwinkles antioxidant effects comes from the fact it not only activates Nrf2 but stabilizes it preventing it from malfunctioning.

I could not find any toxicity studies so I do not know the side effects other then a few studies mentioning that some using it developed a rash. I would say if you use this one then use it in moderation once you have healed and just use it once in a while to maintain health. With no toxicity studies being done I would use this one wisely.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7889976/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31755996/

Benefits of butcher’s broom.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus aculeatus)

It has very potent anti-inflammatory properties and stimulates enzymes in the body that heals blood vessels, soft tissue and cartilage in the body. This should benefit those who have been injured by fluoroquinolones, glyphosate or any other of the many man made things that cause soft tissue to break down in the body. Infection can also cause this to occur and Butcher’s broom helps to block this from happening during infection.

It blocks TLR4 so it would also help reduces the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease and interstitial cystitis. This would also prevent organ damage cause by inflammatory disease.

Butcher’s broom not only blocks the effects of the toxins and infection but can reverse the fibrosis they have caused in organs.

Severe infection, mold toxins, or the previous methods of injury I mentioned can damage the blood vessels which makes it difficult for blood to return to the heart. This also results in varicose veins. Butchers broom helps to correct this and helps to restore proper blood flow in the blood vessels. The improved blood flow should help those who have legs swelling. This also would help those who are prone to getting hemorrhoids.

Something that surprised me about butcher’s broom is it is very effective against bacteria that infect the gut and lungs.

Nuerological damage causes orthostatic hypotension. Damage to neurons in the heart causes the heart to lose the ability to increase blood pressure rapidly enough when a person stands or there is an increased demand for blood in the body. This causes dizziness and muscle weakness. Many who have been injured by flouroquinolones or who have had tick born illness know this as POTS. Butchers broom helps to correct this.

Excess consumption of butchers broom can decrease absorption of minerals in the body so do not use super high doses use it in moderation. Excess consumption can cause stomach issues, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. A person should take no more then 200 mg a day.

Butchers broom is an a-adrenergic stimulator. This would help those who are hypoinsulemic and hypoglycemic. It would increase the production of glucose by increasing fat burning but it may cause ketoacidosis in those with type 1 diabetes by increasing ketone levels.

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Saw palmetto for hormone issues?

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice. I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)

When a person has urinary problems saw palmetto has been shown to improve urinary tract health. It also improves prostate health. It reduces inflammation in the urinary tract.

Saw Palmetto inhibits 5a-reductase. This reduces dihydrotestosterone which would reduce inflammation in the prostate in men and would also help with male pattern baldness. In women it prevents hirsutism, and alopecia. It also increases estrogen in women. This would also help those who have PCOS. Oddly when you read the research saw palmetto more seems to modulate estrogen rather then increase it because in men the estrogen levels seem to normalize when they take saw palmetto.

Side effects of excessive amounts of saw palmetto are headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

https://examine.com/supplements/saw-palmetto/

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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1110570418300055

Benefits of Boswellia.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice this is fro educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioners.

Boswellia Serrata

Boswellia is also known as frankinsense. It has anti-inflammatory properties as potent as NSAIDs. Because of this it can improve overall health including brain health. It has been found to be effective against many types of cancer.

Boswellia also inhibits cyclin which would help those who have a herpes virus.

It helps to prevent renal and intestinal fibrosis. Renal fibrosis leads to liver and kidney disease and intestinal fibrosis causes many health problems and inhibits nutrient absorption.

Boswellia’s anti-inflammatory effects helps with autoimmune diseases. It helps reduce the symptoms of autoimmune diseases like arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn’s , asthma and many others. It has been found to be very effective against colitis. It helps to balance the immune system.

I would not take Boswellia in excess. It inhibits Alpha glucosidase. This can cause glycogen storage disease which can damage the liver. Those who may benefits are those who have hyperglycemia.

Alpha glucosidase inhibitors inhibit viruses like HIV and hepatitis.

In the studies they seem to use pretty high doses. I doesn’t seem cost effective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3924999/

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Clove oil to prevent cavities and for toothaches.

Clove oil (Syzygium aromaticum)

Clove oil is great for nausea. But be cautious a little bit goes a long ways.

Clove oil is effective against fungal infection and Candida. Clove can penetrate biofilms, this is why it is good at preventing cavities. Most bacteria that causes cavities create biofilms.

Clove has pain killing properties that is as potent as benzocain. I have used it for toothaches, it works but wow does it burn at first.

I can testify from personal experience if you consume too much it can irritate the gut.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060867/

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Benefits of saffron.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Saffron (crocus sativus)

Saffron is high in natural ketones which can help the body heal and provide the brain with an alternative source of energy if the body is having metabolic issues. It contains very potent phytochemicals that are some of the most readily absorbed from any plant so the potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of saffron are very rapid. Saffron should never be taken in high dosages. It has very strong anticoagulant properties so can cause excessive bleeding. Consuming it in excess can also cause nausea, vomiting , dizziness and diarrhea .Saffron is very high in B vitamins. If you buy saffron try to get it unprocessed because when processed and ground often times fillers are added in order to increase profits.

So along with the many health benefits of potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatories saffron also helps improve mood. Saffron has been found to have anticonvulsant, antidepressant properties, it helps reduce withdrawal symptoms from substance abuse. Saffron enhances memory and memory recall. Saffron should be taken at night because it has sedative properties and induces a deeper sleep state. During chronic illness and states of stress glutamate and aspartate levels can get very high causing neurological and brain damage, saffron prevents this from occurring. If saffron is used in high dosages it will actually have the opposite effects then what I mention in this article.

As for skin saffron is one of the most effective sun screens, and works at very low concentrations.

Saffron helps to prevent mucus build up in the lungs and makes it easier to expel it. Saffron also inhibits H1 histamine receptor which could reduce asthma and allergic reactions.

Because saffron has potent anticoagulant properties it helps protect the body and organs from ischemia.

They do not fully know how saffron reduces pain because it is not through receptors like the opoiod receptors. I can tell you from experience it has reduced pain in my body when nothing else would. They believe it may be through it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. I do not believe that because the relief I usually feel is so rapid that it has to be more then that.

Saffron is effective against E coli and Staph infections. Because it can rapidly reduce inflammation and oxidative stress saffron may be able to protect the body from the damage caused by Sars-Covid. Saffron also stimulates the immune system which may help it to fight Covid. It does so in a way that it does not throw immune balance off because it increases both TH1 and TH2 immune response. Because saffron can inhibit RNA viruses replication and entry into cell it most likely could inhibit Covid. Saffron is also an ACE inhibitor which can inhibit Covids ability to infect the body. Since saffron is a potent anticoagulant it could prevent the excess blood clotting induce by Covid if one is infected.

Saffron may help with autoimmunity and allergies because it inhibits the degranulation of mast cells which would prevent excess histamine release into the body.

Saffron has been found to improve the feeling of well being and prevent depression. It has been found to improve once resistance to the negative effects of emotional stress.

Saffron reduces appetite so be careful taking it before meals.

Saffron helps with PMDD which is a much more severe form of premenstrual syndrome. This is most likely do to the effects of saffron on stress. Excess adrenal upregulation can throw hormone levels off. Saffron has been shown to balance hormone levels out. This is most likely from it’s ability to increase the bodies ability to endure emotional stress.

Saffron improves insulin sensitivity helping to balance insulin and glucose levels.

I would not use saffron daily , I would use it in times it is needed the most or if used daily I would stop using it and only use it once in a while once the issue a person has taken it for has gotten better or has been corrected. It is so potent please never take high dose unless under the supervision of a functional medicine practitioner.

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Benefits of sea buckthorn

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a functional medicine practitioner.

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae spp)

There is more then one species but they are very similar phytochemical wise.

It is very high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. It also contains selenium which is a potent antioxidant and antiviral. The berries are very high in minerals. Sea buckthorn oil contains almost every type of Omega oil know which makes it very beneficial in aiding with correcting metabolic issues.

Just like anything that is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory it Sea buckthorn improves heart health. It also prevents excess blood clotting.

Sea buckthorn helps those who have type 2 diabetes but it may not be good for those who have a combination of hyperinsulineima and hypoglycemia which is usually caused by sulfonimide drugs or sulfonylurea herbicdes which are spray on many of our foods.

Because it is so nutrient dense it does speed up wound healing, and improve immune system health. It improves liver and kidney health and helps to prevent some types of cancer.

Sea buckthorn helps to prevent damage in the body from hypoxia.

Inflammation can cause obesity because sea buckthorn reduces inflammation it can reduce the risk of obesity.

Sea buckthorn improves skin miniaturization.

Sea buckthorn can improve liver health.

Sea buckthorn balances the immune system preventing TH1 or TH2 dominance which can help prevent autoimmunity. This also protects the liver from injury.

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Good and bad of methylene blue.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

I have written this for educational purposes this is not medical advice. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Methylene blue

This is one substance I would only use under the guidance of someone very knowledgeable and experienced at it’s use. Methylene blue is so potent that just a tiny spec of a drop is all that is needed. Any more then that can have some negative effects on the body. Methylene blue is used as an antidote for cyanide poisoning. Methylene blue is also used in metformin poisoning.

Methylene blue can help reverse Alzheimers if used in the correct amount but would most likely cause it if taken in excess. Methlyne blue reduces oxidative stress and can break down the fibrous tissue found in the brains of those with Alzheimers. If taken in excess methylene blue can actually cause excess oxidative stress. In low dose methylene blue enhances memory retention and memory retrieval.

If used correctly methylene blue inhibits many of the inflammatory proteins that cause sepsis, inflammatory disease and autoimmune disease. This is part of the reason methylene blue reduces pain. Methylene silences neurons that are over firing, this is something that occurs in interstitial cystitis.

I do not think a person should take methylene blue daily because it is an MAO inhibitor so can cause serotonin levels to get too high and eventually lead to serotonin syndrome. This also means it could also inhibit the degradation of histamines. Also high dose of methylene blue can inhibit nerve firing.

Low dose methylene blue can improve mitochondrial function. It improves cellular respiration which helps prevent obesity and diabetes.

Methylene blue can help prevent viral infection with RNA viruses such as Covid.

Vassopressin levels get low during sepsis and inflammatory diseases. Methylene blue helps to preserve vassopressin which would speed up recovery time.

Taking high dose amounts of methylene blue alters microbiome to a type that is inflammatory and destructive to the brain but low dose has not effects on the microbiome. Methylene blue in low dose also reduces gut inflammation but because in high dose it alters the microbes to inflammatory ones it will actually increase inflammation in high dose.

Methylene blue helps protect the body from ischemia (oxygen deprivation) induced damage.

When the citric acid cycle (electron transport chain) is not working methylene blue can help bypass it. So those with a sluggish citric acid cycle may be able to reap the benefits of lysine if they supplement with methylene blue. If the citric acid cycle is sluggish a person my react when taking lysine. But lysine has many many health benefits so supplementing when ill is very beneficial.

If taken in low dose methylene blue is cardioprotective. If taken in high does it can cause heart arythmias, coronary vasoconstriction which will increase blood pressure. It can turn urine blue or greenish blue. It can cause hemolytic anemia, hyperbilirubinemia, pulmonary edema, and serotonin toxicity. These are all very serious and life threatening things. This show the importance of having someone very experienced in it’s proper use , so a person should not take this on their own without proper guidance.

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Benefits of Lysine.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a functional medicine practitioner.

L-lysine

When you see a letter in front of a supplement it means whether it is bioavailable to the body or not, in other worlds if it has a D infront of it the body has to convert it to use it. If it has an L in front of the letter it means the body can readily use it.

Lysine helps to regulate the pineal gland, mammary glans and ovaries. Lysine is needed for hormone production in the body.

The body cannot properly metabolize fats if we are deficient in lysine. If a person reacts when taking lysine they may have issues with their citric acid cycle. If this is the case they may need to supplement with carnitine because our bodies produce carnitine from lysine.

L-lysine inhibits herpes virus replication. Also supplementing with zinc makes it even more effective.

Lysine improve liver function which can prevent body weight gain.

It helps to protect the adrenals by preventing excess adrenal hormone levels in times of stress. When L-arginine and Lysine were taken together it increase the effectiveness. L-lysine also enhances tolerance to pain. Lysine has also been found to improve mood and behavior.

Lysine improves the bodies ability to absorb and use calcium. It prevents calcium from building up in the body while improving the bodies ability to use calcium. Lysine and arginine speed up the healing of bone.

Lysine speeds up wound healing and improves the healing of soft tissues in the body. Lysine is needed for proper protein formation and function in the body.

Lysine helps to prevent high blood pressure.

Some symptoms of Lysine deficiency are apathy, blood shot eyes, depression , fluid build up or retention in the body, fever blisters, hair loss, loss of energy, fatigue, muscle loss, stomach ulcers, reduced immunity and dizziness. Lysine deficiency can damage the liver.

Taking excess lysine can cause gall stones, abdominal pain and diarrhea. If you react when taking Lysine it can indicate your citric acid cycle is sluggish. It would be a good idea to correct that before taking lysine.

Lysine and arginine compete with each other so taking high doses of one or the other can cause an imbalance in one or the others levels. Lysine helps with herpes because herpes is dependent on arginine. By increasing lysine it makes it more difficult for herpes to use arginine.

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Benefits of pumpkins seed oil.

Written by Lee Stevenson , sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Pumpkin seed oil (cucurbita spp)

Most know that pumpkin itself has amazing health benefits. I am going to cover pumpkin seed oil itself and the benefits of it.

When you look at the composition of the variety of types of fats in pumpkin seed it is amazing. It has some of the most healing fats. It actually contains such a variety of oils that it would take consuming oils from at least six other seed oils to get all the types of beneficial fats found in pumpkin seed oil. The fats found in pumpkin seed oil have been found to help prevent inflammatory and autoimmunity because of their ability to balance the immune system and reduce inflammation. It also contains two very potent antioxidants lutein and beta carotene. It also has many other phytochemicals that have been found to be very potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidants. Just a note most squashes have very similar chemical composition in their seeds. Pumpkins seed oil has the perfect combination of nutrients needed to heal the bladder and the gut. Because pumpkins seed oil is so high in antioxidants it is often times used as a preservative to prevent excess oxidation. It has a very long shelf life.

Pumpkin seed oil has very good healing properties. It helps to protect and heal the renal system including the bladder. It helps to reduce prostate inflammation. It help improve the capacity of the bladder which would prevent frequent urinating.

Because pumpkin seed has such potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant abilities it helps to protect the heart and prevent cardiovascular disease. Pumpkin seed oil also increases nitric oxide which would help to prevent high blood pressure.

Pumpkin seed contains gamma tocopherol which is a unique form of vitamin E found to reduce inflammation as effectively as NSAIDs. Another things unique to y-tocopherol is that it actually increases levels of the other forms of vitamin E where as other forms of vitamin E compete with each other and will reduce the levels of the other. This is one of the reasons pumpkin seed oil is so effective at reducing cardiovascular disease, prostate inflammation and inflammatory disease.

Pumpkin seed and seed oil reduces the risk of getting many types of cancer.

Because of over farming and the use of toxic farm chemicals most foods are low in minerals causing many to be deficient in many nutrients. Magnesium deficiency has been found to be very common and cause many health problems. Pumpkin seed oil is very high in minerals especially magnesium. Low magnesium causes insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. It is also high in zinc. Zinc is needed to regulate hormones and the immune system. Zinc and magnesium improves the quality of sleep.

Because of the nutrient content in pumpkin seed oil it dramatically improves hair growth and hair health.

Pumpkins seed oil is also high in phytochemicals that have been found to improve eye health and brain health. It has also been found to help reverse rheumatoid arthritis.

Pumpkin seed oil seems to have very few side effects though I have seen some get nauseated from it. I believe they were consuming excess amounts of it. Anything in excess can have negative effects on the body.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/seed-cyclingEach type of seed has it’s own benefits, this is why I believe it is better to alternate between the types of seed oils used. For example alternate between taking flax seed oil, sesame seed oil, pumpkins seed oil, and sunflower oil or even consuming the seeds has been found to help normalize hormone levels more quickly then just taking one of the oils or consuming one type of seed.

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Benefits of Rehmannia.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor

This is not medical advice I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Chinese foxglove (Rehmannia glutinosa)

Rehmania helps to prevent insulin resistance which causes type 2 diabetes.

Rehmannia is neuroprotective so prevents nerve damage and improves brain function. Rehmannia also protects the brain from glutamate toxicity. Because rehmannia prevents glutamate toxicity it would also help to reduce convulsions because it would improve the function of the GABA receptors.

Rehmannia protects the body from the negative effects of endotoxins. It has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Rehmannia is best taken at night because it has sedative effects.

Rehmannia my help prevent osteoporosis.

Rehmannia improves mitochondrial function which increases ATP levels. This is also why rehmannia increases exercise endurance. Rehmannia also prevents muscle atrophy. This would also prevent obesity and diabetes but when first taken it can cause hypoglycemia. I would never take this excessively or in high doses.

Rehmannia my prevent fibrosis in the lungs.

Rehmannia does help to prevent type 2 diabetes but can cause hypoglycemia. Rehmannia also improves the health of the pancreas.

Rehmannia helps to prevent some of the effects of aging by turning on the antiaging genes. It also stimulate autophagy which helps to clear infection, clean junk out of the cells and improve mitochondria function which would help prevent obesity and diabetes.

Ok this study has to be read separately. The reason I say this is because it helps to prevent Parkinson’s. It does it by inhibiting the very things that herpes viruses use to infect cells. Is Parkinson’s actually an infection with a herpes virus? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7448250/

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Benefits of Pau Darco.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Pau Darco (Tabebuia impitiginosa or Tabeuia avellanedae)

It is very high in querciten which is one of the most potent anti-inflammatory and most potent antioxidants. It contains napthoquinones which are very potent against many types of infection. It has been found to be very effective against fungal and yeast infections. Pau Darco prevents H pylori overgrowth without effecting the good microbes in the gut. Another great thing about Pau Darco is it protects from the inflammation caused by endotoxins which are produced when an infectious agent dies off. Pau Darcos anti-inflammatory properties are almost as potent as NSAIDs. Pau Darco is also high in selenium which has antiviral properties.

Pau Darco’s antioxidant properties come from the fact it is an Nrf2 activator which is the master regulator of the antioxidant system.

Pau Darco balances the immune system helping to prevent autoimmunity.

Pau Darco inhbits cancers that are caused by estrogen.

Has been shown to reduce inflammation in the prostate.

Pau Darco helps to prevent depression and anxiety by preventing over activation of the NMDA receptor.

Pau Darco helps prevent and reduce the symptoms of arthritis.

If consumed excessively a person can get diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, and it can cause vomiting.

Pau Darco prevents excess blood clotting.

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Benefits of nicatinomide.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Nicatinomide

Nicatinomide increase NAD+ which is needed by every cell in the body. As we age or get chronically ill we lose the ability to produce NAD+ in adequate amounts. Nicatinomide is a form of niacin (B3). Nicatinomide has been shown to reverse many of the effects of chronic illness and aging. It is needed for glycolysis which is involved in burning fats stored in the liver to produce glucose for the body. NAD+ is also involved in fatty acid oxidation which is the bodies way of burning fats to produce glucose for the body. If glycolysis is inhibited a person will develop fatty liver disease, if beta oxidation is inhibited a person will develop diabetes and hypoglycemia. NAD+ is involved in the proper function of all the antiaging genes. NAD+ is also involved in many of the function that protect us from infections including viral infection. So nicotinamide helps to prevent diabetes, obesity and many age related diseases.

Nicatinomide helps to prevent neurological damage and damage to the brain and improves brain function. It improves learning and memory. It has been found to help prevent depression. It also prevents damage to the brain by improve the function of many pathways in the body preventing toxic metabolites from being produced.

Nicatinomide improves function of the antioxidant system which would protect DNA. Nicatinomide also improve DNA repair. Nicatinomide also improve RNA processing and protects it from premature degradation.

Nicatinomide improves indurance and stamina by improving the bodies ability to burn fats for energy. Fat is the bodies main source of energy. When it cannot burn fat for energy and has to rely on glucose a person will develop frequent episodes of hypoglycemia. With hypoglycemia a person may experience headaches, lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitation, feeling flush or hot and may even sweat severely. The reason for the frequent boughts of hypoglycemia is that glucose is rapidly consumed for food and the glucose from fats is released slowly which keeps the glucose levels stable in the body.

Nicatinomide helps to prevent autoimmunity by keeping the immune system balanced. It also improves the ability of the immune system to respond to infection. It helps to prevent many types of viral infection including herpes, corona, the flu and many others.

Nicatinomide also improve the function of the circadian rhythm our bodies natural clock.

Nicatinomide also improves function of the citric acid cycle.

Because NAD+ reduces oxidative stress and inflammation it also helps to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Nicatinomide also improves muscle endurance and strength. It also prevents muscle degeneration.

NAD+ also helps prevent the build of of fibrotic tissue in the body which can cause organ failure so it helps to protect the organs.

It should be taken with food because if taken on an empty stomach a person will experience nausea, fatigue, headaches, diarrhea, stomach discomfort and indigestion. It should not cause flushing like niacin does. From what I could tell a person can take up to 1000 to 2000 mg daily but I would research which is the best amount to take. Excess nicotinamide consumption can inhibit growth of new cartilage and it also inhibits the genes that protect the body from cancer. So once the health issue is addressed that required the consumption of nicotinamide I would recommend pulsing it or discontinuing it’s use if it is no longer needed. I would not take super high doses of nicatinomide.

Nicotinamide has been shown to reduce the occurrence of acne.

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Benefits of coconut oil.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I a writing the for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil contains monolaurin which has very potent antimicrobial properties against just about every type of microbe. It even helps to fight candida. It even has antiviral properties. I got very ill when I first took coconut oil because candida die of, or even die off from and infection causes endotoxins to be released so if you have an infection you may want to ease into taking it.

Coconut oil is very high in electrolytes so could help replenish many minerals in the body.

Coconut increases ketones in the body which can protect from metabolic diseases like diabetes. Ketones also help to fuel the brain during times of glucose deprivation.

Because ketones help to prevent seizures coconut oil helps to reduce the occurrence of seizures in those suffering from epilepsy.

Coconut oil helps to reduce triglycerides and improve cardiovascular health.

Coconut oil improves the health of the skin and reduces episodes of eczema and other skin diseases. It also protects from the negative effects of UV rays.

The ability to use glucose for energy is inhibited in Alzheimers. Coconut improves brain function in Alzheimers by giving the brain an alternative source of energy. This should help those struggling with hyperinsulinemia which causes hypoglycemia.

Since coconut oil increases ketones it would also increase life span because ketones have been shown to slow down aging.

Ketones improve mitochondrial respiration and improve function of the citric acid cycle which would improve the bodies ability to burn fat for energy which would help to stabilize insulin and glucose levels in the body. This is why coconut oil can prevent obesity.

C-reactive protein levels get high during Covid, Lyme and many other infections and can cause sepsis and even death. Coconut oil helps to reduce C-reactive protein levels which could help prevent the damage caused during infection.

Monolaurin in coconut oil helps to prevent over activation of the immune system which can help prevent autoimmunity. This could also help with asthma and inflammatory diseases.

Coconut oil can cause hypoglycemia if taken in excessive amounts and can actually cause weight gain if taken in excess. A tablespoon a day at most, should be enough.

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Benefits of CoQ10.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10)

CoQ10 is used by the heart as a source of energy. When you are chronically ill or as you age levels decline. This can damage the heart. CoQ10 is also a very potent anti-inflammatory so reduces inflammation in the heart. You can increase levels by eating organ meats, oily fish, chicken and cruciferous vegetables. Ubiquinol is the most active form and probably the most beneficial for those who are chronically ill.

CoQ10 also improves immune system function. CoQ10 also improves the function of other antioxidants such as vitamin E, D, C and selenium.

CoQ10 reduces the symptoms of chronic fatigue and Alzheimers. CoQ10 has been found to help protect the brain from neurological damage preventing many types of mental diseases.

CoQ10 improves mitochondrial function. This can result in the cells and mitochondrial having an improved ability to remove toxins. This can make a person feel sick at first until all the toxins have been removed from their mitochondria and cells.

CoQ10 helps reduce blood pressure in those who have hypertension. It can also help improve heart tissue regeneration and heart function.

Increasing CoQ10 levels in the kidneys prevents high levels of hydrogen sulfide from being produced. High levels of H2S can cause issues with sulfation and cause a person to feel sleepy. This can also cause high ammonia levels in the body. CoQ10 also improves sulfation by reducing oxidized sulfides. In doing so it improves function of the citric acid cycle and mitochondrial respiration. CoQ10 salvages sulfide: quinone reductase. SQR enhances energy conservation and synthesis of ATP. SQR also protects the body from hypoxia. CoQ10 increases oxidatative phosphorylation. Which means it increases the mitochondrias ability to burn fat for energy thus reducing the amount of fat the body stores.

CoQ10 antioxidant properties are not direct. They are through it’s ability to enhance and salvage antioxidants and the antioxidant system. Also by enhancing oxidative phophorylation it prevents excess production of reactive oxygen species.

CoQ10 helps prevent inflammation in the lungs.

CoQ10 helps prevent obesity and fat build up in the liver.

CoQ10 improves muscle function and reduces muscle fatigue.

CoQ10 improve health of all organs including the brain and eyes.

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CoQ10 deficiency makes a person more prone to infections and sepsis.

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Benefits of betaine (TMG)

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Betaine (trimethylglycine) (TMG)

If you have health issues preventing the production of stomach acid you can become bloated. Your food will sit in your digestive tract and ferment instead of digesting. This also causes and overgrowth of bad microbes. Betaine (TMG) prevents that from occurring. Betaine helps to improve nutrient absorption. It is best to get plant based betaine. To reap the benefits of betaine we have to make sure we are not deficienct in vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. If the body is not producing enough betaine it most likely is not producing enough pepsin. So a supplement with betaine should also contain pepsin. If the meal you are eating lacks protein then it would be best not to take betaine. Betaine should be taken with meals that contain protein. Betaine and betaine hcl are not the same thing. TMG HCL is hydrochloric acid made from betaine.

Some may have problems taking choline which I will not get into in this article. Betaine is a choline derivative and often times those who react to choline can take betaine and the body will use it as a source of choline. Choline deficiency can cause liver failure. Another way choline helps the liver, it is a methyl donor. Those who react to methyl donors my be able to take TMG without reacting as severely.

TMG also prevents low BH4 levels. BH4 is need for proper hormone levels and for maintaining adrenal health. By reducing homocysteine by consuming TMG this prevents BH4 from being depleted. TMG also aids in recycling BH2 back to BH4. BH4 deficiency also causes cardiovascular disease and excess blood clotting. BH4 is critical for the regulation of Nitric oxide levels in the body. Natural ACE inhibitors also increases BH4 levels.

Betaine helps to prevent high homocysteine levels which can cause high histamines because TMG support the conversion of homocysteine to methionine. High homocysteine levels causes blood vessel damage, cardiovascular disease and hardening of the arteries. Methionine is used by the body to remove free radicals and toxins so TMG can help to reduce toxins in the body. Methionine is also a potent antioxidant so it helps to prevent damage from oxidative stress. TMG also improves cardiovascular health by preventing excess blood clotting.

Betaine has potent anti-inflammatory properties.

Betaine , sorbitol and taurine help maintain water balance in cells, this also helps to stabilize the proteins in cells.

Betaine increases PEMT enzymes which can help to prevent fatty liver disease. It also helps improve sulfation which can improve hormones and digestion.

Betaine inhibits many of the inflammatory cytokines caused by endotoxins so it can help reduce the effects of endotoxins. It also inhibits NLRP3 inflammasome which is high in interstitial cystitis and inflammatory bowel diseases. TMG increases heme oxygenase. Betaine also activates digestive enzymes which helps to increase the beneficial microbes in the gut while reducing the inflammatory microbes.

https://ojrd.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13023-019-1036-2

Betaine helps to increase AMPK and oxidative phosphorylation which increases fat burning which prevents hypoglycemia and obesity. This will also help to prevent fatty liver disease. When OXPHOS is inhibited glycogen can build up in the liver and a person can develop fatty liver disease, insulin resistance and hypoglycemia. TMG helps to prevent that from occurring. It helps to prevent type 1 and 2 diabetes.

Betaine prevents endoplasmic reticulum stress, this would prevent mitochondria damage and DNA damage.

Betaine helps to prevent high ammonia levels which improve brain function, muscle function and function of many organs and is cardioprotective. Betaine also reduces muscle pain and fatigue.

When a person is chronically ill , have sepsis or inflammatory disease they experience what is called psuedohypoxia, this causes tissue ischemia. Betaine has been shown to prevent this from occuring by reducing hypoxia inducible factor. Betaine would prevent oxygen deprivation of organs.

Betaine has been shown to increase tolerance to stress and prevent stress induced schizophrenia. Those with schizophrenia have been found to have low levels of TMG in their bodies. Betaine has effects on the opoiod and GABA receptors having a relaxant type effect. TMG improves brain function in those with Alzheimer disease.

Betaine helps to prevent candida overgrowth and other fungal infection. Betaine also improves tight junction barrier function which improves nutrient absorption and prevents food particles from entering the blood stream where they do not belong. Food particles entering the blood stream which occurs in leaky gut causes one to become allergic or sensitive to certain foods.

If a person has CBS issues they will develop high sulfite levels and many sulfation pathways will become inhibited and homocysteine levels will become high. Folate, B6, B12 and betaine help to prevent this. If a person does not address this they will develop a sensitivity to high sulfur foods and meat. If not addressed the gut inflammation it causes will make them sensitive to other foods.

Though studies show it may be safe to take during pregnancy it is a protease enzyme which can cause the placenta to degrade so I am skeptical of those studies because most protease enzymes are not safe to take during pregnancy because of their effects on the placenta. TMG does normalize fetal growth in mothers who have diabetes but if taken during pregnancy I would make certain you was under the guidance and care of a functional medicine practitioner.

If betaine is taken with steroids, hormones , or over the counter pain killers it can cause severe stomach irritation. If a person is taking phosphotidylcholine they should take it with the betaine because it could cause an overgrowth of certain microbes and taking it with betaine would help to prevent this form occurring.

Safe dosage is usually around 15 grams.

https://healthygut.com/4-common-betaine-hcl-mistakes/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5976740/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7843873/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6835719/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32583209/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8229178/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8224793/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7352895/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7736280/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6817125/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7057534/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4935403/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4038990/

https://ojrd.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13023-019-1036-2

Benefits of black cummin.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a functional medicine practitioner.

Black seed (Nigella sativa)

Also known as black caraway, or black cumin. It is more potent against many super bugs then antibiotics. Black seed also has potent antifungal properites. Black seed also has some antiviral properties. This effect is most likely because black seed increases white blood cells. This is also why black seed has been found to fight many types of cancer.

Black seed should be used at night because it can cause drowsiness. Black seed increases serotonin and GABA levels which are our feel good hormones and they help improve sleep quality.

Black seed has very potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This is most likely why black seed has been shown to improve liver function.

It activates AMPK which helps prevent metabolic disease, diabetes and obesity. Black seed has been shown to normalize insulin and glucose levels.

Back seed is cardio protective. It increases Nitric oxide levels, reduces almost all inflammatory cytokines that are found in autoimmunity, sepsis and inflammatory diseases. It decreases triglyceride levels in the body which is an indication the body is healing. Black seed oil also things the blood.

Black seed is neuroprotective and improves memory and learning. Blood seed reduces the occurrence of seizures.

Black seed improves thyroid function.

Black seed reduces histamines which would help with asthma and allergies.

Black seed helps with osteoarthritis it reduces joint inflammation and injury. Black seed also reduces sensitivity to pain.

Black seed prevents inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract. It also can help to prevent necrosis in the digestive tract, but if taken in high amounts it can irritate the gut.

In super high doses black seed can damage the liver and kidneys but that is true about most things including vitamins. It can also cause rashes in some people, most likely those with high white blood cell levels. Black seed slows down uterine contractions so should not be taken by women who are pregnant when they are ready to conceive. Taking high dose black seed can cause drowsiness and fatigue. If taken in excess black seed can cause nasal dryness and diarrhea.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/36448004_Antimicrobial_activity_of_Nigella_sativa_Linn_seed_oil_against_multi-drug_resistant_bacteria_from_clinical_isolates

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23543440/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33140312/

https://www.jofem.org/index.php/jofem/article/viewArticle/15/15

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23777875/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33981219/

https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ejbmb/article/view/60802

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/

Benefits moringa.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Moringa (Moringa oleifera)

Moringa improves kidney and liver function because it has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It also protects the liver from ischemia. It is high in sulfur so sulfation or sulfite issues should be addressed before using it. Moringa is high in antiaging compounds.

Moringa is high in phytosterols that increases estrogen.

Moringa helps heal stomach ulcers and reduce gut inflammation.

It is effective at fighting staph infection and candida.

It activates Nrf2 which is the master regulator of the antioxidant system so it has very potent antioxidant properties.

It reduces inflammation often times found in sepsis, chronic illness or in severe infection.

It helps to reduce insulin resistance and reduce liver gluconeogenesis. Moringa helps balance blood glucose levels.

Moringa helps to prevent damage in the liver and kidneys and has been found to reverse some damage.

It has been found to be effective at preventing many types of cancer.

Moringa improves thyroid health, improves energy preventing fatigue. It helps prevent moods swings and improves sleep quality.

Side effects of moringa can be uterine contractions, lower blood pressure, slow heart beat, consumption of high amounts of moringa seed can cause cell mutations.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5964242/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4490473/

Benefits of alpha keto gluturate.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Alpha keto glutaric acid

A-keto glutarate is needed to metabolize protein. It prevents the toxic build of glutamate and ammonia in the brain. It is also involved in the transfer of cellular energy into the citric acid cycle. It prevents excess ammonia from building up and damaging organs. It helps to balance nitric oxide levels. AKG is needed for wound healing throughout the body. Excess insulin secretion can cause the body to excrete AKG. AKG is also involved in the production of muscle cells.

AKG can restore immune system homeostasis and extend lifespan. Most likely because of it’s anti-inflammatory and potent antioxidant effects.

AKG helps to prevent colitis. It does this by increasing the butyrate producing and anti-inflammatory microbes in the gut.

AKG levels are high in fatty liver disease and obesity. A deficiency in vitamin B3, magnesium, zinc or manganese cause cause high levels. When the PH of the blood determines if AKG is reabsorbed or not. If the blood is acidic it gets reabsorbed , If it is base it gets excreted. High ammonia levels will cause blood to become more of a base. So the excretion of AKG is prbably part of the process of removing ammonia and most likely and indication the person has health issues that need addressed like sulfation issue or high uric acid levels. Also high levels of HIF-1a can cause high AKG levels. This is a sign of tissue ischemia from inhibited blood flow, anemia or something causing low oxygen levels. Another thing that can cause this to occur is sulfonimide medications and sulfonylurea herbicides. To correct this a person needs to increase their glucagon levels, increase glutathione, increase manganese, molybdenum and zinc. Also those will cause low nitric oxide levels so they would need to increase nitric oxide. AKG accumulation indicates the citric acid cycle has slowed down. This happens when HIF-1a levels are high. This also indicates oxidative phosphorylation in the mitochondria is not functioning correctly. In those injured by Sulfonylurea based drugs or herbicides leucine and diets high in animal proteins will increase ammonia levels and cause hypoglycemia. Opening the K+ATP channel can help to correct this. Ketones and inhibiting glycolysis opens the K+ATP channel.

AKG is involved in maintaining aerobic and anaerobic respiration.

AKG increases fat browning which prevents obesity.

https://healthmatters.io/understand-blood-test-results/alpha-ketoglutarate

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4703346/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19028544/

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/19382014.2020.1802183

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fonc.2017.00286/full

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6601488/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1899954/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974731/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7425480/

Benefits of lactoferrin.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Lactoferrin has potent antibacterial and antiviral properties. So much so they are now looking at it to see if it will prevent Covid infection. It is an ACE inhibitor which would prevent Covid from attaching to cells. NETs are over activated during Covid infection causing a lot of damage. Lactoferrin helps to reduce the expression of NETs which may prevent the damage if someone is infected with Covid. Lactoferrin has been found to inhibit viruses like herpes, papillomavirus and many others from attaching to cells.

Lactoferrin reduces inflammation in the gut and increases the good gut microbes. Lactoferrin helps reduce the risk of intestinal cancer. Lactoferrin helps to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis.

Excess iron or excess FE3 iron can cause damage to the body and brain. Lactoferrin helps reduce oxidized iron and helps to restore iron homeostasis. IL-6 is upregulated during infection which causes iron homeostasis to be disrupted. This can cause a person to show symptoms of anemia even though they may show high iron levels. The iron is in a form the body cannot use. Lactoferrin inhibits IL-6 while reducing oxidized iron which restores iron homeostasis.

Lactoferrin also helps prevent sepsis during infection. It helps to balance the immune system and prevents excess upregulation of TH1. Lactoferrin is also a very potent anti-inflammatory and inflammation causes autoimmunity.

Lactoferrin has been found to reduce lung inflammation and improve the health of the lungs.

Lactoferrin was found to inhibit certain types of cancer.

Lactoferrin has been found to be effective at preventing urinary tract infection.

Lactoferrin can improve the health of the eyes.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2020.01221/full

https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2000/10/report_lactoferrin

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7551115/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7953442/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6758950/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7271924/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7175311/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7554921/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6480387/

Benefits of hawthorne.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice , I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Hawthorne (crataegus spp.)

There are many species but their phytochemical makeup is very similar. If you cannot get the fruits then the leaves and bark will provide many of the same benefits but the fruits are higher in nutrients.

Hawthorne has been found to improve respiratory and cardiovascular health. It has very potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It improves blood flow and is an ACE inhibitor so may help protect from Covid infection. Patients who have had heart failure and were treated with haw throne had dramatic improvements in cardiovascular health, reduced heart palpitations and increased stamina. Hawthorne was found to be very effective for reducing high blood pressure.

Hawthorne can prevent obesity by correcting issues involved in lipid metabolism. Because it improves lipid metabolism it can also prevent memory loss because the brain is mostly fats. But it can reduce glucose levels so I would recommend taking with food if you tend to be hypoglycemic.

Hawthorne is gasoprotective because of it’s potent antioxidant effects and it has antimicrobial properties against bad gut microbes.

It has been found to prevent and reverse many types of cancers.

It is high in procyanidins which are the most potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances. They can help to reverse inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

The fruit of hawthorne does have relaxant type properties so it has been found to calm a persons behavior.

Many studies show it can take up to three months to start feeling the benefits.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27655074/

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1520-037X.2000.80355.x

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15353901/

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https://www.springer.com/journal/40199

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26825354/

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8124274/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6838887/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4586556/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5553438/

Benefits of horny goat weed.

Written by Lee Stevenson , sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice , I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium)

It boost testosterone at very high doses. In low doses it improves bone health. It can increase estrogen in women. It is high in berberine so will have the same anti-inflammatory , antioxidant and antimicrobial effects as others plants that contain berberine. It increases male sexual stamina and increases male fertility. It seems to normalize a womens hormones if they are estrogen dominant. It improves blood flow by increasing nitric oxide. It may help to stimulate repair of damaged heart tissue.

Horny goat weed can actually help nerves to grow back after being damaged. It may protect the brain from damage and help to prevent alzheimer. Because horny goat weed stimulates the growth of neurological tissue it can also stimulate healing in the brain.

It can reinvigorate hair follicles and help with baldness by increasing insulin like growth factor 1 which is usually low in autoimmune disease and inflammatory diseases.

Honey goat weed helps to heal the adrenals and help restore immune system balance. This results in reduced pain.

In high doses horny goat weed can irritate the stomach.

Horny goat weed correct issues in many metabolic pathways including those involved in burning fat.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5377361/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20141584/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32545153/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32973420/

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/174313209X459183

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S009130571530054X

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ced.13043

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0024320515000442

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378874115302087

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.2042-7158.2010.01241.x

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1934578X19856789

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/483942/#conclusions

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1570023216310455

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/sci/2021/9974625/

Tribulus good for men may not be for women.

Written by Lee Stevenon, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is written for educational purposes it is not medical advice. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Megatribulus (Tribulus Terrestris)

Tribulus is an adaptogenic herb which means it increase tolerance to stress. In some studies it has been found to increase libido. It helps to prevent hyper tension. Tribulus reduces hbA1C levels because it improves insulin signaling. Tribulus increases IGF-1 which improves glucose uptake into muscle which would increase endurance and prevent muscle injury.

Tribulus increases luteinsing hormone. This increases fertility in men in women who have irregular periods it could help to normalize their cycles especially if taking tribulus was timed correctly. For women if they took it when the egg is getting ready to drop then it should reduce the pain and cramps that are experienced during menstruation.

Tribulus is very effective against many bacteria that infect the gut. It increases aldose reductase which is inhibited by endotoxins and can cause type 1 diabetes.

Tribulus stimulates insulin secretion.

To be honest with you the studies on tribulus are contradiciting and confusing but when you consider all the studies and compare the data tribulus seems to normalize glucose and hormone levels but the research is not done very well and leave so many questions that I do not trust any of the research as being valid but I do know it increases endurance and feeling of well being.

Tribulus is very good at reducing pain and inflammation. It is also very good at preventing kidney stones. It protect neurons from damage during oxygen or blood deprivation.

For women if taken at the wrong time it could increase menstrual bleeding, if timed correctly it could help with menstruation. If researching this herb more deeply women would have to time it so perfectly that I believe this herb would be better for men but should be used with caution by women.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7277861/

https://www.yourhormones.info/hormones/luteinising-hormone/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8069229/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31685914/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28748172/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29938333/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7277861/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3931200/

Benefits of rhodiola.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes.

If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Rhodiola Rosea

There are a variety of Rhodiola spp but Rhodiola Rosea is the species used for healing. Rhodiola has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Rhodiola been shown to reverse some effects of aging. It enhances physical, and mental performance and decreases the effects of emotional, chemical, and physical stress on the body. It activates Nrf2 the master regulator of the antioxidant system. It has been found to reverse fibrosis in the lungs so would help with COPD.

Rholdiola activates mTOR to stimulate tissue repair in the body but in cancer cells it inhibits mTOR which would inhibit cancer growth.

It activates PARP-1 which stimulates DNA repair. Those who have a herpes virus usually have inhibited PARP-1 so this should help reduce the symptoms the herpes viruses cause.

Rhodiola increases TH1 but down regulates inflammatory cytokines. It also increases Sirt1 expression known to increase life span.

Rhodiola increases MAO enzymes. MAO inactivates neurotransmitters preventing levels from getting too high. This would increase progesterone and prevent aggressive like behavior. MAO deficiency causes muscle twitching, those with MAO deficiency often times have nightmares and cognitive impairment. Those with MAO deficiency also have difficulty with impulse control and will act on impulse. MAO deficiency also causes skin flushing, diarrhea and headaches. Rhodiola can help prevent MAO deficiency. Those with MAO deficiency tend to crave junk food. Those with MAO deficiency will have high tyramine levels so should avoid high tyramine foods. If a person is deficient in MAO they will react to the tyramine in aged or fermented foods. Ischemia can cause decreased MAO levels.

Rhodiola improves the function of dopamine receptors which would prevent depression. It prevents physical and mental fatigue. Rhodiola improves the felling of well being, improves attention , improves the ability to be subjective, improves cognition, and improves the ability pay attention. Rhodiola helps balance serrotonin and dopamine without causing fatigue. Rhodiola increases Beta endorphins which reduces pain and gives the feeling of well being.

Rhodiola prevents the buildup of lactic acid in the body which would increase muscle endurance and prevent muscle damage. Rhodiola also improves the ability of the body to use oxygen. It also improves adrenal health.

Rhodiola increases tolerance to pain.

Side effects of rhodiola seem to be mild but can cause dry mouth.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6208354/

https://examine.com/supplements/rhodiola-rosea/

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13651501.2017.1417442

Benefits of gingko.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

I am writing this for educational purposes this is not medical advice. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Gingko (Gingko biloba)

Gingko is good at improving blood flow and preventing high blood pressure. The leaves contain high levels of some of the most potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Because of it’s ability to improve blood flow, reduce oxidative stress and reduce inflammation it prevents brains swelling and improves cognitive function. One side effect when someone first starts taking it if they have damage from sepsis or chronic illness the improved blood flow to those areas of the brain could cause pain temporarily. This happened to me and and the headache and eye pain it caused after about three days cleared up and and my cognitive function started to improve. I would not take high dose because it has very potent anticoagulant properties.

Gingko has been shown to improves hearing and prevent hearing loss. It improves motor health and emotional health. Gingko reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety. Gingko also improves sleep quality.

Gingko prevents glutamate toxicity which would improve NMDA receptor health. High glutamate levels is noticeable by the headaches that occur. It causes headache so severe it seems as if the skull is going to split open.

Gingko prevents prancreatitis and prevents pancreatic infection.

Gingko reduces symptoms of PMS. Gingko improves sexual function especially in women.

Gingko improves eye health and has been found to prevent pink eye.

Gingko helps prevent cardiovascular disease by improving blood circulation, reducing inflammation and oxidative stress and increasing nitric oxide levels. Because gingko improve blood flow it promote healing throughout the body.

Gingko improves skin health.

Gingko is effective against many bacteria that causes gut infections. Gingko has been found to inhibit the herpes simplex virus and many other RNA viruses.

If you take excessive amounts you can experience nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and headaches. High doses of gingko can damage the liver. Also if it is taken for more then three months it can start to damage the liver. I have known people who have taken it long term without liver damage but I see no reason to take it continually once a person has healed. In studies showing it causes liver damage excessive amounts were given for extended periods of time. I do doubt the studies showing it causes liver and kidney damage because gingko is an Nrf2 activator which is the master regulator of the antioxidant enzymes. Humans are exposed to excessive amounts of light now days which damages the photoreceptors in the body. Gingko helps prevent this from happening. So the studies showing the harm it does are suspicious to me.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6373469/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7247675/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4588569/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5215564/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8027744/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8027744/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7826900/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8338821/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7075884/

Benefits of velvet bean.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Velvet bean (Mucana pruriens)

Velvet bean has been found to be neuroprotective. It has been shown to prevent or reverse the effects of Parkinson’s disease. It is a good source of protein for those who have sulfation issues because the proteins in velvet bean are low sulfur proteins. It does contain anti-nutrient substances so should not be taken near meals. It contains a trypsin inhibitor which could help those with COPD but it inhibits the breakdown of proteins in the body. The levels of antinutrients in Velvet bean are very low so it would take very excessive amounts to cause negative health effects. It can cause damage to the pancreas. This is why I believe Velvet bean should be pulsed. Velvet bean contains L-dopa which can help increases dopamine levels the feel good hormone. This can help to reduce the effects of stress helping to protect the adrenals. When the adrenals are upregulated and get depleted or damaged the body will shunt progesterone to produce adrenal hormones the can have dramatic effects on the hormones in the body and can make menstruation very painful for women. By protecting the adrenals you can reduce the risk of this happening. Most beans contain trypsin inhibitors . It is when we consume high amounts that it can be a problem. Velvet bean is high in tryptamine. If tryptamine levels get too high it can cause a reaction similar to that of histamines. Velvet bean has an insulin mimetic so can decrease glucose levels in the blood which would help with certain types of diabetes. Velvet bean enhances memory and improves kidney function.

Velvet bean can help to improve sleep quality and increase tolerance to stress.

Velvet bean has been shown to reduce some of the effects of aging, arthritis and inflammatory disease. It has been shown to help prevent high blood pressure. Velvet bean also has potent antioxidant properties. Velvet bean increases antioxidant enzymes.

It can decrease body temperature but increases tolerance to pain. It also neutralizes Cobra venom. It increases sexual stamina and fertility. Because velvet bean improves the health of the HPA axis it would help to restore normal hormone levels. It also could help restore hormone levels because it restores the membrane potential in mitochondria which means nutrients could be taken into the mitochondria and waste could be removed more easily which would also improve the mitochondrias ability to burn fat.

Velvet bean stimulates the release of growth hormone which is usually inhibited during chronic illness. It would prevent muscle atrophy and increase muscle growth.

Most recommend starting with 5 grams a day. Side effects if taken in excess are headache, pounding heartbeat, psychosis-being easily agitated, confusion, delusions or hallucinations. Velvet bean consumed in excess can cause stomach ulcers. Do not take velvet bean during the day or when driving it reduce motor function in the body. If used in moderation velvet bean is actually gasoprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7522945/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7239958/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3942911/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33194526/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265915246_Agrobotanical_nutritional_and_bioactive_potential_of_unconventional_legume_-Mucuna

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29524268/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23349947/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2816389/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3678452/

https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article-abstract/62/3/466/2674613?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Benefits of angelica.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Angelica (Angelica Sylvestris)

Angelica Sylvestris is the most research. Most are chemically very similar. The newer highbrid forms of angelica I have not seen studies on so most of the studies I post will be on the old world strains of angelica. It most likely would help with corona infection because it prevents leukopenia which is what causes most death in covid illness.

Angelica has a variety of health benefits from protecting bone marrow to helping to heal the gut. Angelica helps to prevent upset stomaches and nausea. It helps reduce the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. Angelica is high in coumarins so it does prevent blood clotting. There is not a lot of research surrounding it but it is related to celery and has a mild celery taste. Celery can balance hormones so I suspect Angelica can. If you look at the phytonutrients many of the nutrients it contains are known to help balance hormones. I am partly inclined to believe this because Angelica does decrease the risk of breast cancer.

Nocturia is a conditon where someone has to wake up to frequently urinate. Angelica helps to reduce the symptoms of nocturia.

Angelica root has potent antibacterial properties. It inhibits IL-6 which is what causes most of the damage during Covid infection.

From personal experience many have used it to relax and prevent muscle spasms. Angelica has been shown to reduce anxiety. It has potent anti-inflammatory effects.

Angelica has been found to inhibit the formation of oxalates in the body. It does this by reducing oxidative stress, reducing inflammation and increasing citrate levels. Citrate prevents the formation of oxalate crystals. It also reduces expression of KIM-1 which prevents renal tube damage. It is high in vanillic acid which prevents liver fibrosis or fatty liver disease. Vanillic acid also helps to prevent obesity.

The leaves and stems of angelica contains phytosterols that are known to reduce and prevent arthritis.

Angelica activates Sirt1 which is an antiaging gene. It also prevents the negative effects of endotoxins on the body. Angelica also improves bone marrow health.

Angelica increases T regulatory cells which help restore immune balance in autoimmune diseases. Angelica also inhibits mTor which promotes longevity and prevents muscle atrophy. Many of the nutrients found in Angelica are known to prevent memory impairment. Angelic improves brain function and promotes healing of neurological tissue.

Side effects , it could cause uterine contractions which could cause miscarriage. Consuming excess amounts of angelic can cause photosensitivity.

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Teasel for joint health.

Written by Lee Stevenson,. Sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the assistance of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Teasel (dipsacus spp)

Dipsacus fullonum is the species most are used to seeing but there are other species and because the phytochemicals are very similar I am going to speak about depsacus spp as a whole. Teasel contains a chemical that has been found to prevent soft tissue degeneration and reduce soft tissue inflammation. Most of the experiments with Dipsacus species have been on animals but my experience I have seen first hand many of those experiments to translate over to humans which is rare in animal experiments.

Teasel contains a chemical that helps prevent neurological and brain damage. Many species of teasel were shown to be effective against a variety of borellia species which causes Lyme disease.

Teasel is effective against many types of gut bacteria that causes inflammation and may be why it improves joint health and prevents joint inflammation. It also is effective against many types of fungus infections. Lyme can cause bone deteriation. Teasel has been shown to reduce bone deterioration.

Teasel has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Benefits of astaxanthin.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

You have to be careful buying astaxanthin there is synthetic astaxanthin and it can cause many health problems. Get it from food sources like eating salmon or krill oil or only use supplements that contain astaxanthin acquired from natural sources. Astaxanthin has a pretty good safety record. Astaxanthin is better absorbed when taken with an oil.

Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants. Because of it’s potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties at can reverse some of the effects of aging and has been found to improve eyesight. It has more potent anti-inflammatory properties then steroids. Astaxanthin prevents the negative effects of blue light from cell phone and computer screens.

Astaxanthin reduces wrinkling and improves the health of the skin. It prevents the harmful effects of UV light to the skin.

Astaxanthin reduces cognitive decline, improves BDNF which increases brain plasticity which means it will improve cognition, brain function, and the ability to retain memories. It improves brain blood flow and prevent damage from oxygen deprivation in the brain.

Astaxanthin improves blood flow. Prevent cardiovascular disease, protects the heart from damage and improves blood pressure.

Astaxanthin improves mitochondrial function which would improve the health of the whole body. This would also improve the ability of mitochondria to break down fat to use for energy and improve the mitochondrias ability to produce ATP.

Astaxanthin improves muscle endurance and recovery during exercise. This may be because astaxanthin helps improve insulin and glucose balance.

Astaxanthin has been found to prevent and even reverse many types of cancer. Astaxanthin can also prevent the negative effects physical trauma has on the body.

Astaxanthin can prevent fibrosis in the body which can cause fatty liver and dementia type diseases like Alzheimer. It also prevents liver damage by improving bile duct function. It prevents fatty liver disease from improving the bodies ability to break down and burn fat for energy.

Infection and toxins can cause excess inflammation which can cause loss of smell and hearing. Astaxanthin help prevent loss of hearing and smell from excess oxidative stress and inflammation.

During infections, vaccine injury, toxins like glyphosate in our foods and environment can cause excess inflammation and oxidative stress. This causes tissue ischemia, astaxanthin prevents the damage when that occurs. Those prevention is the best medicine we cannot control everything in our environment. It also help to prevent neurological disease. Astaxanthin actually improves the function of stem cells.

Astaxanthin turns on many of the antiaging genes which are inhibited by Covid and herpes.

Endotoxins and inflammation can cause tryptophan metabolism to shunt and produce toxic metabolites that cause dementia and depression. Astaxanthin prevents this from occurring. It also increases the microbes in the gut that could cause bad tryptophan metabolites to be formed and increases the microbes that reduces inflammation. Astaxanthin helps restore gut immune homeostasis.

There is a reason flamingos are pink if you do not want your skin or eyes to be pink do not consume excessive amounts of astaxanthin. It is what causes flamingos to be pink. Excess astaxanthin consumption can cause low blood pressure. It can also cause excess hair growth. Excess astaxanthin consumption can cause low calcium levels. Astaxantin increases progesterone in cows so may have this effect in humans though I have found no research to support that idea.

I can tell you from personal experience of people who have taken it. It dramatically decreases joint pain. If taken in high dose it caused headaches. Those who took high doses also experienced acid reflux. I do not recommend high dose astaxanthin. Many complain it messed with their hormones. Many other said it got rid of their acne so I suspect it increase their progesterone levels. It does seem to restore hormone balance and until the body gets used to the new hormone levels a person may feel bad.

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Benefits of chlorophyll.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

You can get it powdered or in liquid form. I have found the liquid form worked best for me. I got much quicker and more positive results. Chlorophyll has a very good safety record and is non toxic. Chlorophyll blocks the uptake mold toxins into cells. It has very potent antioxidant properties so prevents DNA damage. We have enzymes in the body that can activate procarcinogenic toxins. Chlorophyll blocks those enzymes from activating those toxins so preventing the possibility of them inducing cancer. It has been found to block ribonuclioside reductase activity which has been found to prevent certain types of intestinal cancer and to actually cause cell death of the cancer. Chlorophyll speeds up wound healing. It prevents the growth of bacteria that causes bad breath. Chlorophyll speeds up metabolism which could help with weight loss. Those who are obese experience frequent episodes of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels), liquid chlorophyll has been shown to prevent this from happening. It helps to turn off inflammation in the body.

Chlorophyll has been found to be effective against many types of cancer cells. Chlorophyll reduces inflammatory microbes in the gut and increase ones that reduce inflammation which would farther help to reduce the risk of cancer. Chlorophyll also prevents cancer by speeding up the degradation of carcinogenic substances in the body. Because chlorophyll prevents free radicals from being produced it would also prevent types of cancer caused by excess oxidative stress.

Because clorophyll reduces inflammatory cytokines including IL-6 which contributes to the lymphopenia that has caused some to die when contracting Covid it would prevent the detrimental effects of Covid if someone contracted it. Studies have shown at least 95% of the people who contract Covid show no symptoms it is better to be safe then sorry.

High TMAU levels have been linked to cardiovascular disease. It can cause a persons body and urine to smell like fish. Liquid chlorophyll and activated charcoal reduces TMAU levels. TMAU has been linked to diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

One of the most interesting things about chlorophyll is the body can capture photoelectric energy from chlorophyll to produce ATP so it helps improve ATP levels. Because of this chlorophyll along with light therapy can help to prevent diabetes.

One of the side effects of chlorophyll it can make the poop greener. Also to make sure copper and zinc is balanced a person should take zinc when taking chlorophyll.

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Benefits of nattokinase and serrapeptase.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the advice of a qualified and experienced medical practitioner.

Nattokinase prevents excess blood clotting and the build of of excess fibroid tissue in the body found in many diseases that deteriorate the brain and organs. It has very few side effects other then excess bleeding when injured. It has been found to prevent the damage that Covid infection causes. Serrapeptase can break down scar tissue and prevent blood clotting but does not have as many benefits as nattokinase. Nattokinase is better at preventing blood clotting but serrapeptase is much better at breaking down and preventing scar tissue build up in the body. Nattokinase can help prevent high blood pressure. Nattokinase is a potent NRF2 activator meaning it has potent antioxidant properties. Nattokinase prevents the inflammation and oxidative stress caused by endotoxins.

Nattokinase prevents the build up of amyloid plaque and prevents neuro inflammation which can cause organ damage and brain damage. Nattokinase reduces many cytokines that cause sepsis and inflammatory disease.

Many types of inflammatory bowel diseases, interstitial cystitis and organ failure can be linked to inhibited blood flow. Nattokinase can help to prevent this.

Some side effects of nattokinase if taken in too high of dosage it can cause low blood pressure. If you have issues with blood not being able to clot you should never take nattokinase.

Because serrapeptase and nattokinase break down and prevent fibrin build up they can help prevent Alzheimer disease. The benefits of serrapeptase is a bit different though because it can prevent fluid and inflammation accumulation in damaged areas of the body and speed up healing. Serrapeptase also reduces cyst caused by fibrin build up in the body. Often times fibrin cyst are mistaken for breast cancer. Studies have shown that the largest percentage of the time when someone has been diagnosed with breast cancer the diagnoses was incorrect and they actually had fibrin cyst.

Serrapeptase reduces the thickness of mucus produce when ill making it much easier to expel. Serrapeptase has very potent anti-inflammatory properties. Serrapeptase is more potent at reducing inflammation then most NSAIDs. It has been shown to dramatically reduce the damage caused by Covid. Serrapeptase has been shown to reduce symptoms of many things like acne, osteoarthritis and many other things. Serrapeptase helps to inhibit the formation of biofilms by pathogens.

Serrapeptase was found to dramatically reduce pain and symptoms of allergies. It has been found to be effective against thyroid cancer. It prevents the build up of amyloid plaque which causes organ damage and Alzheimer.

Serrapeptase also prevents excess blood clotting and fibrin build up in the body but is much better then nattokinase at breaking down scar tissue. Nattokinase and serrapeptase can inactivate many viruses including herpes. Do not take high dose serrapetase it can cause the break down of healthy tissue in the body and can actually damage the lungs instead of healing them . High dose serrapeptase also causes nausea, muscle and joint pain, weight loss and skin rashes or itching. There is no reason to take high dose serrapeptase if you cannot find low dose then pulse taking it.

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Benefits of phosphatidylcholine.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Posphatidylcholine (CDP-choline)

Phospholipids (PC) are involved in how our genes are expressed. It is not genetics that determines how genes are expressed but epigenetics. Phosphatidylcholine is needed for the formation of those phospholipids. Pollution, toxins, many medication, aging, stress, bad diets, consuming non organic foods can all and chronic illness cause phosphatidyl choline deficiency. A deficiency in phosphotidylcholine causes sphingomyelin to build up and LDL levels to increase which causes liver, kidney , neurological and brain damage. PC is needed to transport waste out of cells and nutrients into cells. So it is needed for cellular health. Phosphotidylcholine is not the same as choline. Though phosphatidylcholine can increase choline and acetycholine levels. The body uses choline to produce many other things.

Posphatidylcholine improves brain function and prevents neurological damage. It improves memory and helps prevent dementia. Phosphatidylcholine may increase life span. Phosphatidylcholine helps prevent diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and many metabolic disorders. Cholesterol is needed by almost every cell in the body and is needed for proper function of the brain. If phosphatidylcholine is low then many processes in the body becomes inhibited and brain damage and reduces function of the brain occurs. PEMT overexpression combined with phosphatidylcholine deficiency can cause obesity. CDP-choline deficiency can cause muscular dystrophy, fatty liver disease, neurological and brain damage, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, reduces fertility, and causes miscarriages.

CDP-choline is needed for liver regeneration. CDP-choline deficiency makes the lungs prone to infection and injury.

Low levels of CDP-choline causes ulcerative colitis and inhibits nutrient absorption. Low CDP-choline levels can cause muscle fatigue and muscle loss. Because vaccines and glyphosate found in high levels in our foods can damage the metabolic pathways involved in the production of CDP-choline I would not doubt those getting infected by Covid and other contagious illnesses that damage the lungs are deficient in CDP-choline and have most likely been vaccine injured or injured from eating processed foods and GMOs. One thing that has me convinced of this is the fact that CDP-choline is also needed for good gut health and those prone to lung infection and injury usually have inflamed guts.

Foods high in CDP-choline are meat, sun flower seeds, eggs, fish, and oysters. If you supplement with it, liposomal CDP-choline would be the best to use. CDP-choline and alpha GPC seem to be the best options for supplementing phosphatidylcholine.

CDP-choline protect from cardiovascular disease and artherosclerosis. Low CDP-choline levels can cause high homocysteine levels which can damage organs, damage the brain and cause high histamine levels. CDP-choline prevents high homocysteine levels.

I believe CDP-choline would protect from herpes infections and Covid because they inhibit beta oxidation and CDP-choline prevents that from happening. Systemic inflammation inhibits beta oxidation. Vaccine manufacturers claim they need vaccines to stimulate inflammation in order for them to work. Most processed foods especially GMOs cause systemic inflammation. Drugs especially fluoroquinolones inhibit beta oxidation. Those prone to herpes virus infection and Corona have been found to have systemic inflammation.

Because proper PEMT function is important for the proper metabolism of phospholipids if you have PEMT issues I would recommend supporting sulfation and research the benefits of betaine. If you have sulfation issues or PEMT issues you may react to CDP-choline. Those should be addressed before taking it. Some side effects if a person takes too much is nausea, excess sweating, and diarrhea. It would be best if someone took it with food.

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Benefits of cleavers.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Cleavers (galium aparine)

Cleavers is also known as bed straw or goose grass. Cleavers is very effective at cleaning out and improving the function of the lymphatic and thyroid system. Cleavers is a super food , it is very high in a variety of nutrients. Cleavers has very potent antifungal and antibacterial properties. Cleavers is a very potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Cleavers increases white blood cells called T and B lymphocytes which are involved in fighting infection and developing immunity. Usually immune system stimulation would cause inflammation but because cleavers has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties it stimulates the immune system without causing excess inflammation. This immune stimulating effect can help to prevent certain types of cancer. It is high in chlorogenic acid which helps prevent autoimmune diseases. Cleavers has been found to kill a certain type of breast cancer cells. The speed that cleavers cleans out and reduces lymphatic swelling is very surprising.

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The good and the bad of Calcium D-gluturate.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Calcium-D-gluturate

Calcium D-gluturate gets converted to glucaric acid in the body. CDG is sometime called D-saccharic acid. Calcium-D-gluturate helps to prevent the body from producing ammonia when you consume a high protein diet. If you have sulfation issues and have not addressed them you may react to CDG, it requires sulfation for the body to properly use it. If you are going to use it I would suggest supporting sulfation with things such as Pyridoxal-5-phosphate, vitamin B12, betaine, molybdenum and vitamin C. Calcium-D-gluturate helps to prevent high estrogen levels. A disruption in our gut microbes can cause high beta-glucuronide levels. High beta-glucuronide levels can cause toxins the body is trying to remove to be reabsorbed this includes carcinogenic hormones and xenobiotics. Calcium-D-gluturate prevents beta-glucuronide from disrupting the removal of toxins from the body. Calcium-D-gluturate prevents estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance can cause breast cancer.

Calcium-D-gluturate helps to balance the immune system by activating the anti-inflammatory parts of the immune system. A deficiency in iron, magnesium, calcium or phosphorous can increase beta-glucuronidase activity. Calcium D-gluturate may reduce testosterone because it is removed with glucuronidation and CDG increases glucuronidation. Green tea inhibits glucuronidation this is why in men green tea increases testosterone. Beta glucuronidase activity has been found to be high in those with cystic fibroids and cancer in the breast. Calcium D-gluturate may help prevent that from occurring. Calcium D-gluturate has been found to help with many types of cancer including skin cancer. Resveratrol found in grape skins and grape seed extract amplifies the effects of CDG.

Cholesterol is needed by almost every cell in the body especially the brain. When LDL levels are high it indicates the body is dealing with excess inflammation and oxidative stress. Calcium-D-gluturate reduces LDL levels by reducing the oxidative stress and inflammation freeing up cholesterol to be used in other areas of the body to maintain health.

Our bodies produce a little CDG and we get some in our diets from the white parts of citrus fruits, tomatoes, bean sprouts, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli or cabbage, grapes and cherries. But if under a lot of stress, chronically ill, come in contact with a lot of toxins, eat a lot of processed or inflammatory foods, or if we have adrenal fatigue levels can become low. Most recommend 200 to 500 mg twice a day. They also recommend starting with the lowest dose first because detoxing for the first time can be very unpleasant. CDG helps prevent certain types of cancer in men and women. Reading message boards most take DIM and CDG and they stated after about a week of taking them they started to react to them, but the started pulsing them which means taking them in a spaced out manor like every other day they continued to reap the benefits without reacting to them. Because CDG detoxes adrenal hormones I suspect it may reduce the levels of adrenal hormones if taken daily. Something to take note of DIM is an aromatase inhibitor. Aromatse inhibitors can cause endometrial problems, blood clotting, heart palpitation, osteoporosis, and joint pain. So just as with any nutrient if used in excess it can start having a negative impact on the body. Though I cannot find studies to show that CDG causes magnesium deficiency many on message boards said they became deficient in magnesium when taking it so one may want to increase their magnesium intake when taking CDG. Another thing to take note of is CDG will open up detox pathways so a person may feel worse at first when taking CDG until the toxin levels come down. If the CBS pathway is upregulated and sulfation is not addressed a person may react to CDG. A person low in iron, magnesium or vitamin B12 may react when taking CDG. If a person has high mercury levels CDG can free the mercury, it would be wise to take alpha lipoic acid so they can fully detox the mercury.

People who react to plant phenols have high histamines, low copper, or high sulfite levels in the body. Increasing intake of methyl groups, and taking choline may help along with taking CDG. People who have senstivity to plant phenols will react to foods high in phenylalanine and tyramine. Consuming cheese, chocolate or green tea will cause these ones to react. Biotin can help to reduce certain hormone excess but will cause a vitamin B2 deficiency. So if you are taking biotin you will need to increase your intake of vitamin B2 deficiency will also inhibit sulfation so I would only take biotin when hormone levels are at their worse or get it from food sources.

A person with lysosomal storage issues should not take CDG. It can make the symptoms worse. It can increase mucopolysaccharoidosis. Mucopolysaccharides will build up in the liver. I suspect consuming excessive amounts of CDG could also contribute to this condition. It is why a person should work on achieving balance and learn to listen to the body.

Klotho is known to extend ones life span it is a beta glucuronidase. In science literature they list all beta glucuronidase as bad. This is not true, so we have to look past the flawed science and use common sense. If CDG inhibits beta glucuronidase it most likely is inhibiting klotho. Klotho prevents inflammation in the body and helps prevent aging.

Though there are many benefits to taking CDG I would recommend correcting the health issues causing a person to have to take certain nutrients and as they get things corrected rely on food sources of the nutrient and stop supplementing it. This would prevent them from causing other health issues from taking too much of something.

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Benefits of carnitine.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practictioner.

Carnitine

There are two forms sold by supplement manufacturers. L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine. The L in front means it is bioavailable to the body, in other words the body can readily use it. Acetyl-L-carnitine and L-carnitine do act differently in the body. Many get them mixed up and I will see websites describing the effects of carnitine when it is actual acetyl-L-carnitine effects they are describing. The body has to convert carnitine to acetyl-L-carnitine first so the effects are different. I am going to only discuss the effects of carnitine. I may describe the effects of acetyl-L-carnitine later in this article.

Carnitine increases far burning, and endurance. Carnitine also enhances muscle performance and brain function. Supplementing with D-carintine is not good because it can block the effects of the other canitines L-carnitine and Acetyl-L-carnitine. Carnitine also prevents muscle damage. Carnitine improves insulin sensitivity and improves glucose metabolism. Carnitine prevents aciduria which often times occurs in chronic illness. Carnitine prevents neurological and brain injury and improves their function. Canritine helps to prevent systemic inflammation.

Carnitine prevents the production of trimethylamine N-oxide, it has been linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is what causes fish smell disease where the urine and body odor has a fish like smell. Carnitine is also cardioprotective because it reduces oxidative stress and inflammation. Up to 80% of heart failure has been linked to carnitine deficiency.

If carnitine levels are low from liver inflammation , chronic illness, or nutrient deficiency the body will switch from using fats for energy and use glucose for energy. This can cause high lactic acid levels and chronic fatigue. This can cause fat build up throughout the body causing damage to the organs and obesity.

Carnitine prevents excess oxidative stress and prevents DNA damage. Carnitine helps protect the liver and kidney from damage. Carnitine down regulates the markers that cause sepsis and chronic illness. Carnitine increase fertility in males and females. Carnitine deficiency causes fatty liver disease.

Carnitine improves mitochondrial function and improves the mitochondrias ability to remove toxins. Carnitine has been shown to reverse the damage caused by PCOS.

Carnitine improves the bodies ability to use vitamin C and improves the bodies ability to metabolize sulfur which almost every cell in the body needs.

Carnitine prevents joint deterioration and joint pain. Carnitine improves function of liver , heart and muscle even in those who have severe liver and heart damage. Canitine improves pancreatic function even in those with pancreatic cancer.

Carnitine has been shown to increase lifespan. As you can see carnitine deficiency cause many types of chronic illness and leads to early mortality.

Asparagus, cheddar cheese and whole milk are good sources. Many are deficient now days. The body can produce carnitine from lysine and methione. Oily fish are also good sources of carnitine. Up to 2000 mg a day could be taken without side effects.

Carnitine deficiency is very common now days. The most common causes of carnitine deficiency is nutrient deficiencies, antibiotic injury or consuming foods that damage the gut causing malabsorption of nutrients and vaccine injury causing inhibited blood flow to the gut. Our food is so toxic and just about everyone is vaccine injured so I would say in order to correct carnitine deficiency a person would have to work on healing the gut.

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Benefits of DIM.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

DIM (Diidolylmethane)

DIM is created in our guts from consuming cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage. DIM helps balance estrogen levels in the body. Often times it is seen as a supplement for women but it is beneficial for mean and women. It helps the body to produce less toxic and more beneficial type of estrogen in the body. DIM also reduces the effects of the bad estrogen in the body. DIM prevents types of cancer caused by excess estrogen. In men DIM prevents testosterone being converted to estrogen. This would help prevent prostate cancer and improve prostate health. DIM helps prevent acne caused by hormonal imbalance. DIM helps reduce pain associated with PMS. It helps prevent man boobs in men by reducing estrogen levels. Because it increases good estrogen in women it would reduce oxidative stress because the good estrogen are anti-inflammatory have antioxidant properties. DIM helps to prevent estrogen dominance in women. DIM helps prevent the types of cancer caused by excess estrogen and xenobiotics. DIM also helps to prevent intestinal cancer. DIM also helps prevent liver and kidney injury. DIM helps prevent both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. DIMs positive effects on estrogen also helps improve thyroid function. DIM is an aromatase inhibitor. Many say they reacted to taking it at first but after a few days started feeling better. Also DIM requires sulfation so a person who is using DIM should support sulfation when the take DIM. Something to take note of DIM is an aromatase inhibitor. Aromatse inhibitors can cause endometrial problems, blood clotting, heart palpitation, osteoporosis, and joint pain. So just as with any nutrient if used in excess it can start having a negative impact on the body.

Low carbohydrate diets can put the body into a state of believing it is being starved. This turns off the fat burning genes because the body believes it is starving. DIM can help to turn the fat burning genes back on. DIM also enhances the positive effects of butyrate.

DIM protects the body from damage caused by hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) and ischemia. Ischemia is caused by inhibited blood flow. DIM also protects the body from excess cell death during infection. DIM also protects the brain from injury from overexpression of cyclin. Herpes viruses cause and over expression of cyclin. DIM down regulates cyclin.

Something to take note of is if you have sulfation issues and you have not addressed them you may react to DIM and have an allergic type reaction . Make sure you support sulfation if you are going to take DIM.

DIM helps to prevent endometriosis. When dealing with any type of chronic illness you still need to address the cause or DIM will be of very little use.

Side effects can be gas, darkening of urine, vomiting, skin rash, nausea and diarrhea. It should not be taken in high doses because it can reduce sodium levels in the body. DIM should be taken with food.

Xenobiotics are estrogen mimetic. They disrupt hormone levels in the body and can cause cancer. DIM reduces the effects of xenobiotics on the body. If taken in excessive amounts it can cause skin swelling, rashes and hair loss. Taking excessive amounts of DIM can also cause joint pain in hips and knees. If you experience any of these while taking DIM then you may want to stop taking it for a while.

DIM upregulates CYP1B1 enzymes. I do not know the effects of this if DIM is taken long term.

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Benefits of red sage.

Written by Lee Stevenson

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill place seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Red Sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza)

In chinese medicine it is referred to as Danshen. Red sage improve cardiovascular health and has been shown to prevent strokes. Red sage has potent antioxidant properties. It also has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Because of red sage antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties it helps to prevent fibrotic diseases like cirrhosis of the liver and Alzheimers disease. Though I have found no studies to support this statement I believe it would help with interstitial cystitis and inflammatory bowel diseases because it inhibits NLRP3 which is over expressed in those diseases. Red sage prevents diabetes induced eye injury and vision loss.

Red Sage improves brain function and cognition. It does thin the blood and prevents blood clotting. Most message boards that I have read on people who used it recommended only taking it for a month and then taking a one week break. Red Sage prevents high blood pressure by increasing nitric oxide levels. Nitric oxide is also one of the most potent antivirals used by the body. Because red sage improves blood flow and increases nitric oxide it prevents ischemia (tissue damage from inhibited blood flow).

Red Sage inhibits NADPH oxidase which is upregulate in inflammatory , and autoimmune diseases it inhibits beta oxidation and increases oxidative stress. Inhibiting NADPH oxidase would increase fat burning in the body and decrease oxidative stress. In order for that to occur mitochondrial respiration would have to increase so it would be safe to assume it improves mitochondrial respiration.

Nrf2 is the master regulator of the antioxidant system. Red sage is a potent Nrf2 activator which would increase antioxidant enzymes in the body.

Red sage increases mitophagy which is inhibited by RNA viruses like the herpes viruses. It also prevents autoimmunity by decreasing IgE levels which would prevent excess mast cell degranulation which would decrease histamines preventing and allergic response. It would also prevent over expreassion of TH2 immune response.

Red sage reduces oxalate levels in the body.

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Rooibos the best herb ever in my opinion.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice this is written for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis)

Rooibos has very potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It prevents high blood pressure and is cardioprotective. Rooibos helps protect the body from the negative effects of toxins. Rooibos helps protect the lungs from infections such as Sars-Covid because it is a potent ACE inhibitor. Rooibos helps prevent the damaging cytokine storms and oxidative stress caused by toxins and infection. Rooibos protects the liver and kidney from damage and improves their function. Rooibos reduce uric acid levels which can damage the renal system and bladder. High uric acid levels also causes joint pain and joint inflammation. RNA viruses like herpes and Covid damage the insulin producing cells. Rooibos prevents this from happening. It also prevents insulin resistance by by increasing glucose uptake into muscles cells and by increasing the secretion of insulin in pancreatic B-cells. Rooibos inhibits RNA virus replication and prevents them from entering the cells. Rooibos increases short chain fatty acid production by the microbiome which has many health benefits. Rooibos also increases Beta oxidation which would increase the bodies fat burning and increase cellular ATP levels which would help prevent obesity.

Another very interesting property of rooibos is it restores proper function of TH1 immune response. Sometimes when TH1 cannot respond properly it will be upregulated but because of excess inflammation it cannot respond properly. Rooibos inhibits IL-4 and increases IL-2 which would help restore TH1 homeostasis. The would improve the bodies ability to identify and remove offending pathogens.

Rooibos improves mitochondrial function in many ways which would prevent many types of chronic illness. Rooibos improves mitorchondrial respiration which increases fat browning this prevent s obesity. The phytochemicals and nutrients in rooibos prevents osteoporosis and improves bone health. Most herbs that prevent obesity would not be safe for those with type 1 diabetes but the many ways rooibos prevents obesity is through it correcting the issues that cause obesity. Another way rooibos helps with obesity it corrects leptin levels. Many who are obese develop leptin resistance and their bodies not longer respond properly to leptin. Rooibos seems to correct this.

Rooibos helps with gut inflammation and leaky gut because it blocks the effects of endotoxins which prevents them from damaging the gut. Rooibos health benefits are so obvious that they started researching it’s effects on health clear back in the 1700s.

High LDL and low HDL levels indicates the body is under a lot of inflammation and oxidative stress. Rooibos reduces LDL and increases HDL.

There are studies showing rooibos can damage the liver. Those studies used incredibly high and unreasonable amounts of rooibos. Water can kill you if you drink too much because it will flush the electrolytes from your body causing the heart to fail. Rooibos actually stimulates liver regeneration. Because of the many beneficial effects of rooibos it would be safe to assume it can help correct many autoimmune issues and inflammatory diseases.

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Bitter melon is it worth the risk?

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of an experienced and qualified functional medicine practitioner.

Bitter Mellon (Momordica charantia)

Bitter melon is also known as bitter gourde, and some call it winter mellon. It should not be used during pregnancy it can induce bleeding, contractions and cause miscarriage. Bitter melon restores phagocytosis. Phagocytosis is involved in digesting and removing microorganisms from the body. Phagocytosis is also involved in removing dead cells from the body. It can be induced by microbes, cytokines and inflammation. If it is suppressed the immune system becomes inhibited and wound healing in the body becomes inhibited. Herpes, HIV and other RNA viruses inhibit phagocytosis. Bitter melon has potent antibacterial and antifungal properties. Bitter melon has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It activates AMPK which inhibits many viruses, increases mitochondrial beta oxidation which would help prevent weight gain and diabetes. Endotoxins and inflammation increases glycolysis and upregulates the tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA). This causes increased blood glucose levels and decreased insulin levels. This is a result of insulin resistance and glucose intolerance. Bitter melon decreases glycolysis and TCA activity. When glycolysis is upregulated it causes high lactic acid levels. The body usually burns fat as it’s main source of energy but switches to burning glucose when endotoxin, oxidative stress or inflammation levels are high. Bitter melon inhibits glycolysis preventing the body from using glucose for energy instead of fats. When the body switches to using glucose for energy instead of fats it creates an inflammatory state in the body. Bitter melons inhibition of glycolysis would also help reduce inflammation.

Those who are G6PD deficient should avoid bitter melon it can induce favism. Excess use of bitter melon can also damage the liver. Bitter melon consumed on an empty stomach can cause low glucose levels which can result in coma. In my opinion I would not use it unless it was for treatment of cancer where excess glycolysis is the cause and I would make certain a person is aware of their glucose levels to prevent comas occurring from the low glucose levels. Bitter melon does reduce fibrosis and the build up of fibrotic tissues so may help with diseases like liver fibrosis. Those with type 1 diabetes should definitely avoid bitter melon.

Bitter melon has also been shown to dramatically reduce fertility in male and females. It decreases estrogen and progesterone.

There are some benefits but with all the negative things that can occur I just could not see this one being a reliable herb to use for treating anything. It would act more like a pharmaceutical drug with all it’s side effects. It is an ACE inhibitor and prevents excess blood clotting and can even help with cardiovascular fibrosis but this one would have to be used with extreme caution.

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