Heaven Ministries
February 2005
Volume 3 Issue 17

  Heaven Ministries Newsletter              


Cultivating Spiritual Intimacy

Bible study

How do  you know if you're going to heaven?

"Toxic Overload"
Psyllium Husk Intestinal Cleanse


For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans:14:7


Cultivating Spiritual Intimacy
by Omaudi Reid

When two people - destined for each other, come together, there is often an incredible amount of combustibility. Combustion occurs when two or more substances react chemically together, resulting in the giving off of heat and light; often called burning. In the same manner, two people joined together by God can spiritually set each other on fire.

However, after being married a while that sense of combustibility can easily be lost if the spiritual life of the marriage is not cultivated. But, a couple that intentionally, and actively engages in maintaining the spiritual life of the marriage continues to be a strength one to another, and ignites new sparks that blazes through every area of marriage and family. I believe that through personal devotion, mutual support, joint devotions, spiritual dialogue, and spiritual activities, a Christian couple can maintain spiritual intimacy in their marriage.

First, each spouse must keep their fire burning. Each partner keeps their fire burning by maintaining a growing and intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus, through personal prayer and Bible study. When we first got married, my wife and I mistakenly thought we could depend on each other’s spiritual life for our personal growth. I thought to myself “my wife is such a great Christian, she will be able to help me solve my spiritual struggles”. The mistake we made was instead of pursuing the Lord for our personal growth, we began to depend on each other. Eventually instead of helping, we began to drain each other. What we learned is that we must maintain intimacy with the Lord in order to have true spiritual intimacy with each other.

Once our personal lives are burning with spiritual fire, then we can conduct that heat to our partners. If you have ever touched a hot pot, then you understand what a conductor is. Metal pots are good conductors because they transmit the heat coming from the stove. The person whose spiritual life is hot and on fire can conduct that spiritual strength to their partner.

To be spiritual heat conductors we must intercede for our mates in prayer, and support them with our encouragement. An effective intercessor believes God for the success of their partner. Exercising faith in prayer for your partner is crucial. Why? Well, we know more than anyone else the strengths and weaknesses of our partners. We see their faults, joys, and sadness. Thus, not only do we have the opportunity to intimately intercede in faith for them, but also our encouragement means a lot to them. Essentially, we must be our partner’s own spiritual cheerleader – fanning the flames.

In addition to the above, a Christian couple spreads the spiritual flames through joint spiritual habits. The most obvious of these is having scheduled devotions. In devotions couples pray and share biblical truths with each other in an open and transparent way. I recommend not only having a scheduled time of devotion, but also allowing that time to develop into a natural habit. In our experience, my wife and I, have found it best not to allow our scheduled time to become a rigid formality; instead, it serves as a training time for the natural flow of our spiritual connection. So that in times of difficulty praying and sharing together will be as simple as breathing.

A natural outflow of a joint spiritual life is spiritual dialogue. Although often neglected, spiritual dialogue is an important part of spreading the flames of spiritual intimacy. I define spiritual dialogue as qualitative and interactive conversation concerning our application, thoughts, feelings, and conclusions on spiritual matters as it relates to our life and society. Put simply, it is enjoyably talking about how spiritual things affect our life and the world around us.

Spiritual dialogue is qualitative and interactive. It is more than surface talk, such as “Pastor preached a good sermon today”. It involves sharing our deep spiritual thoughts to each other, such as “this is how I’m going to apply the sermon to my daily life..”, or “the Lord showed me weakness in that area”. Remember to interact, and allow each other ample time to share insights and thoughts.

Going to spiritual events together provides opportunities for spiritual dialogue. Sometimes we can make religious activities such a duty that we drain all the joy out of it. Couples, however, can enjoy spiritual activities together. The spiritual activities couples can share together goes beyond the regular Sunday services, and weekly conferences. Volunteering to work side by side in a Christian ministry, and working together on Christian projects are good activities to share together.

Along with that, today there are Christian movies and television programs that you can watch. Many Christian organizations today are making Christian videos more than ever. Perhaps you and your mate can buy a video, and watch it together, then discuss it afterwards. Simply enjoy your joint spiritual life; you are heirs together of God’s promise.


Are You going To Heaven?

How do you know if you're going to heaven? 

Here is a great example of understanding how all this heaven stuff works:

Suppose you had murdered someone and were standing before the judge being tried for your crime. The judge must be fair and obey the law so he pronounces you guilty and sentences you to death for your crime. Then, the judge takes off his robe, steps down to where you are and says, " I love you. I don’t want you to die. I will take your punishment for you. I will die in your place. This is the only way the law can be satisfied and you get set free at the same time. This is what God did. We were guilty of sin and deserving of death but He took our place." Now, His blood can pay for our sin if we ask Him to save us. All we need to do is believe that He died for us (and rose from the dead) and receive His free gift of eternal life.

What is Eternal life? Jesus Christ clearly tells us in John 17:3 "Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.  

Eternal life or heaven requires that we have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. How can we go to heaven if we don't know Jesus? Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven and when we admit our sin(s) and turn away from them, Jesus will begin living in us by the Holy Spirit. That means Jesus will show Himself to us through our very own bond that we have with Him. 

How is eternal life different from life now? Jesus says in John 3:16-17 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not parish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."

In heaven there will be no crying, suffering, or death. That is why it is called eternal life because it is forever.  

God has set the foundation of true love. God paid for our sins with the life of his Son, which is the highest price he could pay. Jesus accepted our punishment, paid the price for our sins, and then offered us the new life that he had bought for us. Are you taking up your cross and following Jesus? 

Why is the gate to heaven narrow? Because we are sinners and most people just do not want to turn away from their sin and live for Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, most people like living in the way they want, carousing around and carrying on like there is no consequences. But there is consequences because of our actions. If we act as if we don't know or believe in Jesus Christ, the consequences will be no heaven and no eternal life. All Christians are accountable to God and His son, Jesus Christ. John 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

What do I need to do to become saved?
Many people try to do the things that make Christians grow when they have never been born into God’s family first. Some churches even teach that our works somehow make us acceptable to God. Nothing could be further from the truth. Isaiah 64:6; "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags;" Eph. 2:8-9; "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Titus 3:5; "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us," The Bible is clear that nothing we can do can save us, help save us or keep us saved.

A simple illustration below may help explain what receiving Christ means: 
"The seed and the dirt.":
        When you put a seed in the dirt it will grow a tree (or plant). Dirt is 100% stupid. It does not know how to grow a tree, the seed knows how to grow a tree. If the seed is left on the kitchen counter it will not grow. A seed left on top of the ground will not grow. The dirt must receive the seed. The two work together in a marvelous way. The seed grows and the dirt simply provides a place for it to grow.

Jesus is like the seed. He knows how to make a new person in us, we do not. We are like the dirt, all we need to do is receive the seed and let Him grow in us. It is amazing to watch the changes that happen to a person who receives Christ. Ask God to guide you. I would be glad to answer any questions you may have as you grow in God’s family.

Toxic Overload
              By A. J Lewis-- Heaven Ministries Press

A thirty-six-year-old construction worker withered in pain as the ambulance rushed him to the hospital. Andy’s cramps were excruciating and he thought he was going to die. The doctor told him that his gall bladder would need to be surgically removed and there was no time to waste. Three hours later, this otherwise apparently healthy young man lay recuperating in his hospital bed minus a vital organ needed to help the body system run properly, similar to a car with a leaky gas valve. And where do the gallstones go now since Andy had his gallbladder removed?

A fifty-six-year-old widowed secretary and grandmother of six began experiencing severe abdominal pains, throbbing back pain, nausea and vomiting. Abigail was told about a simple intestinal cleanse that might alleviate her condition, and maybe even eradicate her symptoms, but she was skeptical and didn’t believe a cleanse would really work. She continued with her way of eating and hectic lifestyle. Six months later, this wonderful woman had her colon removed, she now expels bodily wastes into a bag attached from her waist that she hides under her smock.

Modern-day diets are clogging our pipes and suffocating vital organs that are needed to run our bodies mechanisms efficiently. But there is something we can do. Cleanse the body of these toxic overloads. “Every tissue is fed by the blood, which is supplied by the bowel. When the bowel is dirty, the blood is dirty, and so on to the organs and tissues.” Dr. Benard Jensen

Our intestines are like a sewage system, because they too need periodic maintenance to keep running properly and effectively. When the toilet becomes clogged and you flush it, what happens? It overflows all over the floor. Either the toilet itself is clogged, or maybe it is the sewer line a thousand feet from your toilet. You try fixing the problem by using a plunger, but the toilet still overflows, because you are not attacking the source of the problem. Now you have to call rotor rooter to unplug the sewage line where it is clogged. In the same way with our intestinal tract, if it is clogged we need to unplug the intestinal pipes, so that the toxins can escape. Rotor rooter can’t do this for us, we need to cleanse our bodies by flushing out the old waste and deposit buildup. By fine tuning the entire intestinal tract by cleansing, we are attacking the source of numerous health problems, and eventually many disease systems that cause numerous health problems.

How will you know if you have clogged intestines? Do you have, aching joints, high mucus levels, nagging backaches, allergies, obesity, boils on the face and back, persistent headaches, irritable bowl syndrome, pains in the gut, pot belly, sluggishness? Do you catch the common cold or flu easily, and do you feel weak and rundown? All of these are symptoms of toxic overload. The funny thing is, these symptoms don’t show up at the place it is overloaded, but at the weakest part of the body.

When I was a teen, every morning before school, I would eat sugary boxed cereals for breakfast and wait at the bus stop with a coke. When I came home from school, I ate toasted pop-tarts. My taste buds liked the sweet sugary sensation, and I was addicted to sugar and caffeine. Candies, cakes and cookies lined our cupboards and kitchen counters, we even had a drawer called the junk drawer that was always filled with processed snacks for the taking. Sound familiar? When I was young, eating this way did not phase me, I was a top runner in track, arm wrestling champion for the girls middle weight, and won several school presidential awards for my athletic ability.

But soon this all changed. I got married and had three children, and started eating a little bit better, only because my husband was more health conscience than I. About eight years later, my athletic and muscle toned body began taking on a new shape and feel. I didn’t like the way I felt. At thirty years old, I had persistent nagging lower back pain, I could barely sit down or get up without looking like the hunchback of Notre Dame. For two years, I carried around a consistent throbbing in my lower back, not knowing what the problem was. Also, I had huge pimples on my shoulders even though I scrubbed them vigorously with a loufa pad every day. I wasn’t fat, but I began exhibiting a pot belly, and days would go by without a bowl movement. 

My back, obviously being the weakest part of my body was severely getting worse. I went to the doctor, and was told, I was healthy as an ox and nothing was wrong. He told me to do several exercises that would help lessen the pain in my back. He also informed me that lower back pain runs in 70% percent of the population at sometime in their lives, and is something most people just learn to live with. 

I tried the exercises, and it helped for a little while, but soon the throbbing came back. With two babies and a toddler, I certainly couldn’t lay on the floor all day doing exercises. At this point, besides always being tired, I became frustrated, edgy and nervous, but I was still determined to find the cause. I eliminated all processed foods from my diet, and bought a juicer and drank fresh juiced vegetables and fruits daily, my three boys, and husband were enjoying the variety of fresh fruit juices and they were healthy.

I bought diet and herb books, and I even grew my own herbs and greens. Sprout sandwiches became the normal lunch in my home. My diet consisted of half raw foods and half cooked foods. Still, I had the lower back pains, not as bad, but I still couldn’t sit down like a refined lady supposed to sit down, I had to crouch my whole body into a semi- roll before sitting and I needed pillows under me for the persistent and aggravating hemorrhoids I got from always being constipated, and another pillow behind me for back support. This went on for over two years, yet the doctor told me I was healthy.

“Every tissue is fed by the blood, which is supplied by the bowel. When the bowel is dirty, the blood is dirty, and so on to the organs and tissues.” Dr. Benard Jensen

When I was almost thirty-four-years old, a miracle cure was brought to the attention of our Pastor, Paul Revere who now writes, publishes, and distributes the book, “Cleansing or Surgery” The naturopathic doctor said my symptoms were so closely related to the effects of toxic overload that he was sure the cleanse would indeed work. Promise and hope came back into my spirits. My husband even decided to take the intestinal tract cleanse with me. The great part about the intestinal cleanse, we could still eat the same foods we had been eating before!

We took the three month intestinal cleanse, and my backache, constipation, potbelly, pimples, hemorrhoids, and my groggy and tired feeling is completely gone. And since then, I have done my own extensive research into why, when I changed my eating habits, by eliminating processed foods, and eating half of my food intake raw, I was still showing and feeling the toxic overload symptoms. Simply because I wasn’t going to the source of the problem, but rather covering up the root of the source and health problems, which was a cloggy, caked up intestinal tract.

“When the intestines are caked with hardened fecal matter, nutrients and wastes cannot be transferred efficiently.” Said Pastor Paul to me one day. The Pastor explained it to me. The available nutrients in the foods I was eating were not absorbing into my blood stream properly because of my clogged up intestinal tract. Now, after six years, and doing much research, I find how all of this makes so much sense.

The intestinal cleanse is effective at relieving these afflictions: Constipation, chronic fatigue, asthma, flues and colds, allergies, backache, respiratory disorders, digestive problems, such as gas, indigestion, and abdominal pain; prostrate troubles, headaches, and skin disruptions, colitis, and much more.

“Every system in the body will function better once the intestines are cleaned” Pastor Paul

Intestinal Cleanse Ingredients: 
You may contact Angie if you have any questions about doing the cleanse.

1) Premium quality whole psyllium husks- These husks provide fiber and lubrication for the bowels. When taken with liquid, they expand into a gelatinous mass, scrubbing the intestinal wall, by gathering up old fecal matter and caked on waste deposits. You can buy this at your local health food store. Do not by the tablet form or powdered form, they do not work. Get only the whole psyllium husks that you mix with water. The tablets and powder are already broke down and processed, therefore will not scrub the walls of the intestines like the whole husks do.

2) Blackstrap molasses- Blackstrap molasses is a rich source of minerals and vitamins. It is a bowel regulator and helps prevent constipation and colitis. Blackstrap molasses doesn’t digest entirely in the stomach like most other sugars. It only partially digests in the stomach, than goes into the intestinal tract and is consumed in the intestines. Because of this, nutrients are available in the intestinal tract where they are needed to help assist in the cleansing process. Molasses helps to regulate the bowls while on the cleanse, and is an essential part of the intestinal program.

Whole Psyllium Husks and Blackstrap molasses are the only two ingredients needed for the intestinal cleanse. You may need to call your health food store ahead of time to make sure they have the whole husked form in supply.

Doing the Cleanse:

First week, take four times per day before meals.

1 level tsp. whole psyllium husks

1 tsp. blackstrap molasses

Dissolve in 8 to 10 ounces warm water

Drink immediately

Drink another 8 to 10 ounces water

Advance to full dosage, four times per day before meals.

1 level tbs. whole psyllium husks

1 tsp. blackstrap molasses

Dissolve in 8 to 10 ounces warm water

Drink immediately

Drink another 8 to 10 ounces water

Do this cleanse for a full three months for complete digestive tract cleansing.  After the three month period is over, you may discontinue taking the psyllium husks. 
           Happy Cleansing!!

The most important thing we can do for ourselves is to keep an open mind to the cleansing possibilities regarding our health. After all, If I had not had the knowledge of this cleanse, or even worse, was skeptical of its properties, I could have very well ended up in my later years with a bag attached to my waist. Yet, here I am enjoying life to its fullest, completely healthy and grateful to the talented and open minded people who have discovered ways to clean up our bodies without the use of conventional medicines, drugs and surgery. “It is the bowel that invariably has to be cared for first before any effective healing can take place, “ Dr. Benard Jensen.

Try the intestinal cleanse and see the results for yourself, it is unbelievable the end results. Best wishes to you and your health, as you experience the natural properties of cleansing without surgery.  
                        Angie Lewis


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