STEPS TO EDEN

FOR A WHOLE NEW YOU!

THE GREEN MIRACLE

It all happened about 1 month ago after church when we were invited by some friends to go to a home where a woman was in need of prayer. As we entered the home we were introduced to Elizabeth (not her real name) who was then 9 months pregnant. She was diagnosed with severe anemia and the doctors were saying that she would have to have a transfusion of blood during labor and delivery. She looked very lethargic and pale.

Before we prayed over her and anointed her with oil in the name of the Lord, we shared with her about the "RIGHT ARM" of the gospel, which is the message of health. We encouraged Elizabeth to begin making 2 to 3 LARGE GREEN SMOOTHIES everyday. She began doing this immediately and as a result, when she went to the hospital to deliver the baby, the doctors ordered that blood be drawn for testing. Upon seeing that the blood drawn was NORMAL, they ordered that another vial be drawn. Then another and another. To their amazement, the doctors exclaimed, "there is NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU." The delivery of the baby went normal and a healthy baby was born.

TRULY THIS WAS A GREEN MIRACLE! This woman came to church very happy 2 days later! Her skin was reddish and she was FULL OF ENERGY. The baby was HEALTHY and this woman was so excited about the MIRACLE OF GOD'S POWER working through the SIMPLE AGENCY OF NATURE.

What is a GREEN SMOOTHIE? It is a blended drink consisting of GREENS and FRUITS with water or juice. WHY blend GREENS? Due to our depleted soil and the depletion of minerals in our bodies we need to take in MORE GREENS in order to obtain enough CHLOROPHYLL, PROTEIN, AND ENZYMES AND MINERALS that will heal our bodies and rejuvenate our immune systems.

In a book entitled "Green for Life" by Victoria Boutenko, she describes the healing benefits of consuming large amounts of dark leafy greens. It was noted in the book that we cannot chew our dark leafy greens to a creamy enough consistency to be able to absorb all of the nutrients available in them. By blending them with fruits we can "rupture the cells" and release all of the enzymes, minerals, and vitamins, thus making them easier for quick absorption. Also, the chlorophyll in the plants is likened to liquefied sunshine that brings energy and healing to all the cells of the body. "Chlorophyll has been proven helpful in preventing and HEALING many forms of cancer and arteriosclerosis. Abundant scientific research shows that there are hardly any illnesses that could not be helped by chlorophyll." She then lists about 1 page of benefits of Chlorophyll. "It is difficult to find a better way of consuming chlorophyll than drinking green smoothies." Page 95

It must be remembered that God had given these GREEN LEAFY foods in the ORIGINAL DIET IN GENESIS. "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat."

The word "herb" in this text means "green thing" in the original Hebrew language. God had given the "green" things that bear seed as part of the ORIGINAL DIET along with the fruits of the tree. Thus, LEAFY GREENS were part of the ORIGINAL DIET along with fruits. These RAW FOODS in their NATURAL STATE were the ORIGINAL foods that God had prepared for humans. By returning to God's ORIGINAL PLAN in partaking largely of these LEAFY GREENS and FRUITS of the trees we will experience better health that will be a blessing to us and to others.

In the book Ministry of Healing on page 296 we read, "Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. These foods, prepared in as SIMPLE and NATURAL a manner as possible, are the most healthful and nourishing. they impart a strength, a power of endurance, and a vigor of intellect that are not afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet."

Below are some healthy recipes for GREEN SMOOTHIES. We recommend drinking 1 quart a day for at least one week. Then let us know how you feel and what are the benefits, side effects, detox symptoms or healing crisis you feel. We want you to "taste and see" for yourself the healing miracle of these green smoothies. We sure do want to hear from you so please take the time and e-mail us or write to us about your own green smoothie experience.

Green Benevolence

6 to 8 leaves Romaine lettuce, 1 cup red grapes, 1 medium orange, 1 banana, 2 cups of water

Strawberry Field

1 cup strawberries, 2 bananas, 1/2 bunch Romaine, 2 cups water

Blueberry Delight

1/4 cup blueberries, 2-3 frozen bananas, 6-8 leaves of Romaine or 1 handful of Spinach leaves, 2 cups water

(All but one of these recipes are taken from the book "Green for Life" by Victoria Boutenko). These are great sample recipes. You can create your own and enjoy the blessings of the GREEN SMOOTHIE. Share with us your own green smoothie creations. We love trying out new things.

We will be sharing more about the healing properties of green smoothies next time. We also want to share with you more green miracle stories. For now, make a commitment to incorporate green smoothie in your daily regimen and allow God to lead you step by step to "a whole new you" May God bless each of you with HEALTH AND HAPPINESS in using God's simple blessings found in NATURE.

James and Daryl Kirtley

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