|In the recorded history of the Bible there have been five
periods of either prohibition, or permission for flesh eating. Please note
the difference between permission and God telling the people to
actually do something.
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First Period, 1656 years—prohibition
- The original Eden diet of fruits, nuts, and grains
- Vegetables added. Genesis 3:17, 18.
- Note why vegetables were added.
- Did not shorten man's life. Genesis 5:3-32; 9:29.
- Before eating flesh, the average life of man for the FIRST TEN
generations was over 900 years! (See the table below).
- Enoch is still living, therefore his life not added in for the average.
generations 8210 years
the flood, average years 912
The Flood 2348 B.C.
Second Period, 857 years—permission
- Flesh never was a good food. Genesis 9:5.
- Flesh added because of sin. Genesis 9:3.
- Only the clean to be eaten by any one. Leviticus 11:1-47.
- Popular dishes of flesh food today, the unclean meats. Leviticus
11:6, 7, 10.
- The blood and the fat never to be eaten. Leviticus 3:17
- Abraham ate flesh food. Why? Genesis 18:1-8.
- Can we justify ourselves behind Abraham? Isaiah 66:17.
- After eating flesh food man's life shortened. The average of the
NEXT TEN generations was a little over 300 years. Genesis 11:10-32;
- Note that Genesis 9:5, first part, was fast fulfilling.
generations 3171 years
the flood, average years 317
Third Period, 40 years—prohibition
Israel entered Canaan—1451 B.C.
- All things a type. 1 Corinthians 10:1-11.
- Egypt and Canaan were types.
- Flesh food gone. Exodus 16:3.
- Tried tapering off. Exodus 16:12.
- All were well. Psalm 105:37.
- Not to be sick, on conditions. Exodus 15:26.
- They were sick afterwards, and why? Numbers 11:4, 20, 33.
- Lust, unlawful desire. Romans 7:7.
- Fish, shell fish, and birds are flesh. Leviticus 11:11; Numbers
11:4, 5, 13, 18, 21, 22, 32, 33; 1 Corinthians 15:39.
- Priests ate of the sin offering. Why? Leviticus 6:26; 10:17; 1 Peter
- If they ate flesh, can we? Isaiah 66:17.
- Why did not Christ bless the quails?
- How many of the old stock of Israel went into Canaan?
- Why was all this written? Romans 15:4.
- What should we not do? 1 Corinthians 10:6.
- Lusting for flesh is what? Romans 7:7.
Service for 1522 years
- Last day of
each year a type of the period since 1844. Daniel 8:13, 14; 9:24-27.
- Four things Israel were to do—Leviticus 23:26-28.
|In the TYPE
- Afflict the
soul; fasting. Psalm 35:13; 69:10
- Ezra 8:21, 23; God heard them
- Isaiah 22:12-14; God did not hear
The result. Isaiah 22:17; Jeremiah
Antitypical fast—Daniel 10:2, 3.
Fourth Period, 3295 years—permission
- Only the clean to be eaten. Deuteronomy 14:1-20.
- Diet of John the Baptist. Matthew 3:4.
- Diet of Christ, and why? Isaiah 7:14, 15.
- Why did Christ bless flesh food in this period?
- The Elijah type—
- 1st. Bread and flesh. 1 Kings 17:1-7.
- 2nd. Oil and bread. 1 Kings 17:8-16.
- 3rd. Bread and water. 1 Kings 19:4-8.
- Where are the people of the antitype in their experience?
- Christ's first temptation, and why was it made the first?
- Can we justify ourselves behind the saints of this period? Why not?
Fifth Period, to the end of time—prohibition
1 Corinthians 10:6, 11; Romans 7:7
Second deliverance of Israel from all
nations—1844 A.D. to the Second Coming of Christ
- This period the antitype of the 40 years period. 1 Corinthians
- This period the antitype of the last day of each year, from 1491
B.C. to 31 A.D. Compare Leviticus 23:26-32, with Daniel 8:13, 14;
- Flesh food taken away, because unlawful. 1 Corinthians 10:8, 11;
- The Remnant Church, the antitypical Israel, return to the original
diet. 1 Timothy 4:1-6; Genesis 1:29
- We must overcome as Christ overcame. Revelation 3:21, 22.
- Why was he tempted on appetite first? Genesis 3:1-6.
- Will Christ be less particular with the remnant than He was with the
type? 1 Corinthians 10:31, 6.
- Then can we expect Christ to bless flesh food for us? He will not.
Study Numbers 11.
- Antitypical fast illustrated. Daniel 10:2, 3.
- Beware lest we be found fulfilling Isaiah 66:17.
- Our duty at this time. Joel 2:1, 15; Isaiah 58:1.