Jesus Used It, Gandhi Broke the British With It, Alexander the Great Refused To Go Into Battle Without It—Could This Plant Be God’s Gift For Your Health?
What gave one of the most potent men in history his power?
Why did the Ancient Greeks including Hippocrates, the ‘Father of Medicine’ himself, prize this legendary plant so highly? Why did the disciples in the Bible use it for Jesus too? Which plant was it that Gandhi said was his ‘secret force’ during his marathon fasts that broke the British Empire and drove them out of India? Did all these know something we ‘sophisticated’ modern westerners have completely missed and… can a herb this potent still be safe for Christians?
When Alexander the Great set out to conquer the known Ancient world there was one plant he absolutely insisted be taken on military campaigns… (in fact those fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan need it’s punch even now because of it’s sheer power for accelerated healing in wound treatment. This BBC report also shows that scientists are now considering using it for treating battle wounds sustained in modern warfare).
Anyhow, back to Alexander…
Aristotle knew well the healing properties of Aloe and advised Alexander the Great (who was his student) to seize lands growing it, notably Socotra off the coast of East Africa. Socotra was a central hub for medicinal aloes at the time and Alexander took the island in 333 BC. He then replaced Phoenicians living there with Greeks to ensure safe Aloe supplies in future.
So as we ponder Alexander’s mental brilliance, peak virility and invincible physical prowess for a second, could a big part of his astonishing success even be traced back to this humble plant that grows like a weed anywhere the sun shines?
If so, maybe we can start throwing out what lurks in our toxic medical cabinets (and 95% other useless alternative ‘cures’ too) and try and learn about the only plant we may ever need if we love rude health because… it’s even better now than when Alexander and his army used it way back in 300BC.
First though look at these two scriptures, and then I’ll tell you the astonishing results I had by eating this incredible plant myself.
Consider this first…
“Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19 NKJV)
There are three points concerning what Paul says above.
- Your body is God’s house—He lives there (if you’re born again that is).
- You better look after it—don’t put JUNK in it, (maybe even some so called medicines!).
- This is because God wants to fulfil His plans and therefore your destiny, in and through your body. If it breaks down, then your destiny could be cut short unnecessarily… because you die.
Now this next scripture reveals my own closely guarded, personal health secret… (Jesus knew it too!)…in fact in 2003 when I went to the synagogue in Capernaum where Jesus actually preached, this plant was still growing WILD right in the rough ground beside it!
In fact, it was also growing less than a stones throw from the Apostle Peter’s house in Capernaum very near the synagogue too!
“And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.” (John 19 v 39 NKJV)
Think on this…
One hundred pounds in weight is a lot.
In all probability the bulk of the weight would have been made up by our our very special wonder plant… ALOE VERA! (ie ‘aloes’)
Now why would the the body of Jesus be prepared like this (besides any normal Judaic burial customs?).
To be honest we could really dig deep here, but for the sake of brevity, here’s my take on it…
Jesus knew he was going to be raised from the dead in three short days, and to be frank He knew that the effects of the cross would be horrific (please stop and take a two minute look at this must video—I deny anyone not to be moved btw http://youtu.be/Imn-ljNJK2s ).
Now God being God, of course He could have just miraculously brought Jesus back to life with a new “super-perfect” body, but He didn’t want to do that, He wanted us to see the nail pierced hands of His original, scarred body one day when we stand before Jesus in heaven… so He appointed that His Son’s body be prepared for burial by coating it in quite possibly the best skin care herb that there has ever been… Aloe Vera.
Now, as I say, I could write reams on this stuff and why it’s amazing for skin care etc, but that would mean that I’ve less time to tell you about what folks have discovered concerning what it’s done with ulcers, IBS, Crohn’s disease and other digestive disorders, high blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrone, burns, diabetes, and colon cancer …just to start with!
But first, here’s what it did for me…
Back in Bible College, I developed such severe carpal tunnel syndrome in my right arm that it became very painful for me to play guitar for more that fifteen minutes, and my right hand was noticeably weak, and lacked strength when trying to grip things or pick heavy weights up.
However, three years later I was encouraged to drink 100%, pure, unrefined Aloe Vera gel (in liquid format) by a friend, but they said I needed to wait for about three months to really notice the benefits. Well, I was shocked… one morning three weeks later I was getting out of bed and I pulled on the side of a cabinet, and suddenly noticed that I had full power back in my hand and arm!
I started playing guitar, and was 100% pain free. I continued to drink this gel (one tablespoon in morning, one at night) for about seven months, but from the beginning of that three week period I’ve never had any carpal tunnel syndrome whatsoever.
But there was more…
I noticed my skin looked amazing!
My hair, really lustrous and shining.
I felt vibrant, exceedingly healthy, and had a zinging, yet calm sense of physical well being.
Then I burned myself really badly…
One day I poured nearly half a kettle of boiling water directly on to my bare right foot. It was agony! It was instantly scalded and came up with a terrible and painful red welt.
I grabbed some of the clear gel, and gently applied it directly to the burned area. The effect was instantaneous—the pain instantly disappeared, and the red swelling went down straight away too!
Then I started telling my neighbours about it too; one chronic IBS sufferer, within weeks swore by it, saying not only had it healed him, but that it was the only thing that had ever helped, and nt only that, he said he now had loads of extra energy.
Anyhow, time is running short today for me to go further really, but remember, Gandhi also used this as his sole source of nutrition when all the eyes of the world were on him,as he fasted as past of his peaceful protests to oust the Brits from ruling India… and won! What might it do for you?
If you are facing any of the health issues I mentioned above, I’d strongly urge you to research Aloe Vera, because almost every person I have encouraged to try it, has had very positive results.
Do remember though; you need to either cut open your own fresh Aloe Vera leaf from a live plant and extract the fresh, raw clear gel and eat that, (or treat your skin/burn etc with it) or get 100% Aloe Vera Gel in a liquid format (normally in 1 litre bottles), sold by commercial companies.
This particular organic company also sells it in organic, naturally processed flake format which is even more convenient and has a shelf life of two years. This page also details some of the benefits of Aloe Vera too.
Okay time for me to go now, but let me know how you get on, and for the serious researchers there are some scholarly papers for you to get stuck into below.
Just look at the condition you are most interested in, but to be honest, in hot countries this stuff grows like weeds, and is often eaten with lime/fresh fruit and brown sugar as a breakfast boost.
What an awesome way to start the day!
After all if you treat your body truly as the “Temple of the Holy Spirit” shouldn’t you consider looking after it properly?