Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. Matthew 9:35 (NKJV)
This month I begin a new feature, a book of the month, where I share with you what I’ve been reading beyond my usual Bible time with Jesus.
The Maker’s Diet by Jordan S. Rubin (Siloam, 2004) came to me highly recommended by a prayer warrior and dear friend who has endured health problems in the past. When my friend followed The Maker’s Diet plan, God healed her! The Maker’s Diet is NOT a fad diet to lose weight, it IS a way-of-life with the blessing of good health.
Dr. Jordan Rubin tells the drastic story of his own failing health and search for healing, before finally discovering the diet laid out by God in the Old Testament for the Israelites. This Old Testament diet saved his life. Dr. Rubin shares testimonies from others whom God has healed using this plan, including Dr. Rubin’s own grandma!
If you like scientific facts, Dr. Rubin has those here for you, too. Research upon research, documenting what works and what doesn’t in our diets. My own ideas were shattered as I read Dr. Rubin’s criticism of the vegetarian diet, my favorite for almost 40 years.
In a nut shell (did you know you should soak nuts?), this book gives you the evidence and the plan to put your body on the road to healing, so you are strong and healthy for serving Jesus. The conclusion includes recipes, resources, and a 40-day plan to health — something a person could do between Ash Wednesday and Easter.
If you’ve prayed for healing or if your health has given you troubles in any way…tummy aches, head aches, joint paint, digestion problems, skin rashes…you name it…you need to read this book and decide for yourself that God’s diet plan He gave His chosen people is also the best diet for all people. This is could be God’s answer to your prayers.
So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. Exodus 23:25 (NKJV)
Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? Matthew 15:17 (NKJV)
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
Save me, and I shall be saved,
For You are my praise.
Jeremiah 17:14 (NKJV)
And said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15:26 (NKJV)
Scripture from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.