Do You Like Pineapple? Now You will Love it!

 

A Simple Pineapple

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The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family.  It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today.

It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual floweret’s that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower.

Pineapples stop ripening the minute they are picked.No special way of storing them will help ripen them further.  Colour is relatively unimportant in determining ripeness. Choose your pineapple by smell.If it smells fresh, tropical and sweet, it will be a good fruit.

The more scales on the pineapple, the sweeter and juicier the taste.

After you cut off the top, you can plant it.  It should grow much like a sweet potato will.

This delicious fruit is not only sweet and tropical; it also offers many benefits to our health. Pineapple is a remarkable fruit.

We find it enjoyable because of its lush, sweet and exotic flavor, but it may also be one of the most healthful foods available today. If we take a more detailed look at it, we will find that pineapple is valuable for easing indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis.

The juice has an anthelmintic effect; it helps get rid of intestinal worms.

Let’s look at how pineapple affects other conditions.

Pineapple is high in manganese, a mineral that is critical to development of strong bones and connective tissue. A cup of fresh pineapple will give you nearly 75% of the recommended daily amount.

It is particularly helpful to older adults, whose bones tend to become brittle with age.

Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme, is the key to pineapple’s value.  Proteolytic means “breaks down protein”, which is why pineapple is known to be a digestive aid. It helps the body digest proteins more efficiently.  Bromelain is also considered an effective anti-inflammatory.

Regular ingestion of at least one half cup of fresh pineapple daily is purported to relieve painful joints common to osteoarthritis. It also produces mild pain relief.

In Germany , bromelain is approved as a post-injury medication because it is thought to reduce inflammation and swelling.

Orange juice is a popular liquid for those suffering from a cold because it is high in Vitamin C. Fresh pineapple is not only high in this vitamin, but because of the Bromelain, it has the ability to reduce mucous in the throat.  If you have a cold with a productive cough, add pineapple to your diet.  It is commonly used in Europe as a post-operative measure to cut mucous after certain sinus and throat operations.

Those individuals who eat fresh pineapple daily report fewer sinus problems related to allergies. In and of itself, pineapple has a very low risk for allergies.

Pineapple is also known to discourage blood clot development. This makes it a valuable dietary addition for frequent fliers and others who may be at risk for blood clots.

An old folk remedy for morning sickness is fresh pineapple juice.  it really works! Fresh juice and some nuts first thing in the morning often make a difference.

It’s also good for a healthier mouth. The fresh juice discourages plaque growth.

And You Thought You were Dressed to the Nines

By Adrian Rogers / Now in Heaven

Dressed in Rags

Pix from Dr Guido pageBIBLE MEDITATION:
“…We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags …” Isaiah 64:6

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
What a beautiful, wonderful life Adam and Eve lived in the Garden. But when they disobeyed the Lord, immediately they were stricken with guilt. They tried to cover their guilt by making suits of fig leaves. But when God came walking through the Garden, they hid themselves from His presence. What had looked good to them could not stand under the gaze of a holy God. He demanded something else, so He shed innocent blood to make them coats of skin—which is the picture of the covering of righteousness that we receive in the Lord Jesus Christ who died for us.

So many of us have tried to dress ourselves in the rags of our self righteousness. We need the blood of Jesus.

ACTION POINT:
Examine your heart. What fruitless efforts are you making to sew a fig leaf covering for yourself? What is the only thing that will wash away sin and bring you purity, cleansing and righteousness? Apply that to your heart today.

 

One Word: Him

Him—Just Him                                                                                        By Adrian Rogers / Now in Heaven

“For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.”      Second  Timothy 1:12

Adrian_Rogers pixI heard of a lady who memorized so many verses of Scripture, that she quoted them back to the Lord in praise to His name. When she grew old and began to lose her memory, she could only remember one verse, “For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.” She would quote it over and over.

Soon her memory deteriorated more, and all she could remember was just the phrase “committed unto Him.” It brought her much comfort. Finally she came to a place where all she could say was “Him.”

You can distill the Bible down to that one word, “Him.” Can you tune all of your life to that one note of praise? Him.

Dr. John R. Rice Answers a Hard Question

Did the Scriptures Exist Completely in the Mind and Plan of God Before they were Given for Men to Write Down?

AAAA John R Rice Pix1. Some Scriptures seem to teach so.  Psalm 119:89 says, “For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in Heaven.”  Was all the Word of God, including the part yet unwritten, settled in Heaven when this Psalm was written?  On the same line, Psalm 119:152 says, “Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.”  I note the past tense.  That seems to teach that they were founded before they were written down.

In Acts 15:18 we read, “Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.”  That is recorded as a statement of James,  but I regard it as an inspired and authoritative statement.  If so, does not that mean that all the Bible, in detail was known unto God from the beginning of the world?

2. Consider the ceremonial law.  The Tabernacle in the wilderness, and its furniture and appointments were evidently copied after a heavenly tabernacle which Moses saw in Heaven.  Hebrews 8:2 speaks of Christ as “a minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.”  And verse 5 says that earthly priests “…serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.”  Would that not mean then that all the ceremonial matters involved, and their spiritual meaning, were already planned out in every detail before the Scriptures were written down?

3. The whole matter of the crucifixion of Christ, the types picturing it, the allusions to it, and the doctrines involved, were evidently planned before God killed innocent animals and made garments for naked Adam and Eve and before righteous Abel offered a sacrifice that pictured Christ.  It seems that is involved in the mention of Christ as “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” in Revelations 13:8.

I am deeply concerned to see the truth about this, and if what I am suggesting is true, then the Word of God and whatever human color, testimony, feelings and experiences are incorporated in the Word of God were planned of God ahead of time and thus incorporated in the Bible.  If I am not understanding these Scriptures correctly in the light of some other Scripture or Bible truth, I honestly want to know it and will welcome any counsel or criticism that may come to mind.

Editor’s Note: Dr. John R. Rice wrote to a select group of Bible scholars and asked them to prayerfully consider these questions and more that he submitted.  You can read their answers in Dr. Rice’s classic book, “Our God-Breathed Book–The Bible.”  The book is available from Sword of the Lord Publishers, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   SwordoftheLord.com

 

 

 

 

 

The Whole Machinery of Salvation

Here is a strong Bible sermon on the simplicity of salvation, emphasizing the “whosoever will” aspect, by the man called the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, pastor in his day of the great Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, England.

The Whole Machinery of Salvation

By Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

[Preached at Metropolitan Tabernacle, Sunday, August 18, 1889]

Charles H Spurgeon
Charles H Spurgeon

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” – Romans 10:13-15

Click the following link for the complete sermon by this great preacher of the past.  http://www.biblicalevangelist.org/index.php?id=469&view=Sermons&issue=Volume%2037,%20Number%205

Is The Title Clear?

Dr. T De Witt Talmage
Dr. T De Witt Talmage

❊ You have a valuable house or
farm. It is suggested that the title is
not good. You employ counsel. You
have the deeds examined. You
search the records for mortgages,
judgments and liens. You are not
satisfied until you have a certificate,
signed by the great seal of the state,
assuring you that the title is good.
Yet how many leave their title to
Heaven an undecided matter! Why
do you not go to the records and
find it? Give yourself no rest day or
night until you can read your title
clear to mansions in the skies.
—T. DeWitt Talmage