IN Leviticus the 11th chapter, the ETERNAL ONE addressed His prophet Moses, and high priest, Aaron regarding the animals HIS people could consume and the ones they shouldn’t. Thus, we are declaring this a big win for the LORD’s dietary law in the US.
This has been disregarded in our modern-day by erroneous doctrine and uncareful ministers who do not tell the depths of the true manner concerning this issue. One of the animals that are not supposed to be consumed is the swine, known to us today as the pig.
Now that Aaron and his sons have been set aside as priests, it is time to instruct them on one of their major duties, that is, helping God’s covenant people understand the difference between purity and impurity.*
Impurity is a constant challenge and threat to holiness, and God has called His people to be holy. But many actions and circumstances in life put holiness in jeopardy. God knows that His people need help figuring these things out. That’s one of the reasons He sets aside Aaron’s family as priests and gives them these instructions.*
Purity is Important, Even in Diet
It is important to note that purity and impurity, as understood here, are much more than what is sanitary or unsanitary. The ritual purity instructions encompass nearly every aspect of social and religious life in Israel.*
Eternal One: 2 Go talk to the Israelites and explain to them which animals of the earth you may and may not eat.
3 You are allowed to eat any animals with split hooves divided into two parts or that chew the cud.
4 But from those animals with split hooves or that chew the cud, you are not allowed to eat camels. Because they only chew the cud and do not have split hooves, camels are impure to you.
5 In the same way, the rock badger chews the cud but does not have split hooves. Therefore, rock badgers are impure to you.
6 Also the hare chews the cud, but it does not have split hooves. Therefore, they are impure to you.
7 The pig has split hooves divided into two parts, but it does not chew the cud. Therefore pigs are impure to you.
8 Do not eat their meat or touch their dead bodies, for they are impure to you.**
Some Animals the Cause of Many Diseases
New York (CNN Business) One of the country’s largest pork processing facilities is closing until further notice as employees fall ill with COVID-19. The closure puts the country’s meat supply at risk, said the CEO of Smithfield, which operates the plant.
“The closure of this facility, combined with a growing list of other protein plants that have shuttered across our industry, is pushing our country perilously close to the edge in terms of our meat supply,” the meat processor’s chief executive, Kenneth Sullivan, said in a statement Sunday.”It is impossible to keep our grocery stores stocked if our plants are not running,” he said. “These facility closures will also have severe, perhaps disastrous, repercussions for many in the supply chain.”
We aren’t celebrating the fall of a company and the loss of employment associated with it. However, the fall of a company that operates opposite the covenant of the ETERNAL-ONE of Israel is worth noting and commenting on.
* taken from the Voice translation of the bible
** taken from the Voice translation of the Bible
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