The Human Body:
The Masterpiece of YHVH
by Mary Louise;Town Jaqua, Hallelujah Acres Health Minister
Everyone has a body, but what do we know about it?
How well do we know ourselves? Apart from the daily
exercises of eating, sleeping, bathing, dressing, and
physically moving around, how much do we know
about our body? Suffice to say, learning what's going
on inside of our physical frame can be the discovery
of a lifetime.
It has been said that life is a miracle and, in many
respects, this is true. Anyone who has held a new-born
baby in his hands is awed by the wonder of such a
tiny one. Indeed, life begets life. He Who is life
expresses Himself as He will in His creation.
The account of the Almighty's creation can be found
in Genesis, the 'book of beginnings,' where we read
the story of how the Ever-Living spoke the world into
existence: light, darkness, day, night, waters above,
waters beneath, land, sea, sky, stars, planets, fish,
reptiles, and more. After completing His creation in
six ages, the Almighty declared all the work of His
hands to be good (perfect) and then took a rest
(Genesis 2:2-3). His crowning achievement, however,
came later when He formed Man.
The Ever-Living YHVH afterwards formed
Man from the dust of the ground, and
breathed into his nostrils the life of
animals;* but Man became a life-containing
soul. * reflective or intellectual life. See 1 Cor. 2:12, 3:3
(Genesis 2:7- Ferrar Fenton Bible)If we research the word 'dust' in the original Hebrew using Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, we find that it translates: dry earth, dust, powder, ashes, earth, ground, mortar, rubbish 1a) dry or loose earth 1b) debris 1c) mortar 1d) ore Likewise in the Old Testament Hebrew-English Lexicon by Brown-Driver-Briggs we find the following: dust (as powdered or gray); hence clay, earth, mud:ashes, dust, earth, ground, morter, powder, rubbish.
If we take the words 'dust' and 'clay' and reference
them in Noah Wester's 1828 Dictionary, we find
these definitions: dust- Fine, dry particles of earth
or other matter; and clay- the name of certain
substances which are mixtures of silex and alumin,
sometimes with lime, magnesia, alkali and metallic
It is the conclusion of this writer that the 'dust,' 'clay,'
and 'substances' as found in the original Hebrew
and defined by Webster and are none other than
atoms. Atoms are the building blocks of life and
combine to form minerals, substances which, when
activated by the the breath (Spirit=electricity=energy)
Thus the search to find ourselves often begins with
our physical body. What is this frame in which we live?
How does it work, and more importantly, how should
we best care for it?
Indeed the answers to these questions have been
well-researched for many years and the inner
workings of the human body investigated by
countless sources. Nevertheless, in case you
missed the reports, here are facts about yourself
that you may not know:
Your body contains 10,000,000,000,000,000,000
000 000,000,000 atoms which is more than the
number of stars in the universe. Ninety percent of
your atoms are replaced annually, while one hundred
percent are replicated every five years. In one hour,
one trillion trillion of your atoms are placed.
- Your body contains between ten and one hundred
trillion cells (and each cell contians approximately
a trillion atoms). These cells are continually being
torn down, remodeled, and replaced.
- Every couple of days the cells of the intestines are
replaced. The cells of the epidermis are replaced
every couple of weeks.
- Different cell types have differing life spans. Many
cells live less than a day. Your platelets live only a
couple of days, while your red blood cells live four
months. Some of your muscle cells live for several
years. Your nerve cells can live one hundred years.
- Each cell generates its own electrical field which at
times is larger than the electrical field near a high-
voltage power line.
- Each cell has its own internal clock, switching on
and off in cycles from two to twenty-six hours,
- Your body manufactures over two million red
blood cells every second.
- Laid side by side, your red blood cells would
stretch 100 thousand miles.
- Each of your blood cells returns back to your
heart every minute.
- A red blood cell circulates 200,000 times
before ending its journey in the spleen on its
Your Blood vessels
- Your body has 60,000 miles of blood vessels, a
distance that is nearly two and one-half times
around the earth at the equator.
- Your capillaries are the size of a red blood cell,
thus often causing cells to flow single file and
even distort themselves in order to fit.
- Capillary walls contain pores that permit the
exchange of various molecules such as water,
glucose, oxygen, electrolytes, carbon dioxide,
and small proteins.
- The walls of your capillaries are so delicate that
they would rupture under a tension one three-
thousandth of that required to tear toilet paper.
- Your smallest capillary vessels have seventy
thousand square feet of surface area.
- There are 190 capillaries in every square
millimeter of your active muscles.
- Every breath that you inhale contains 150 million
molecules. You breathe about 23,000 times per
day and 630 million times in an average lifetime.
- The average speed of one of your sneezes is
sixty eight MPH.
- As an adults you produce one quart of respiratory
- The lung cilia that sweep the mucus up your
trachea (like an escalator) vibrate 1,000 times
- Your adult body has over 200 bones that are as
strong as granite in compression and twenty-five
times stronger under tension.
- Your femur is stronger than reinforced concrete
and is capable of supporting a force of six tons
before it fractures.
- Your skeleton totally replaces itself about every
- Your bones produce a trillion blood cells daily.
- Your eyes can distinguish millions of shades
- You blink automatically about every two to ten
- Your cornea has exraordinary sensitivity to touch
Thus anesthesiologists test the corneal reflex to
assess depth of anesthesia prior to general
- Your tears are salty because they are derived
from the salt of your circulatory system.
- Your tears are sterile because they contain
- Your ears have a million moving parts and
can vibrate 20,000 times per second.
- They can hear sounds over a range of intensity
that varies by a trillion and can distinguish
- The inner surface of your eardrum contains
the smallest bones in the body.
- Your ear is a microphone, an acoustical amplifier,
and a frequency analyzer. It can guage direction
of sound origin based on a 0.00003-second
difference in its arrival from one ear to the other.
- Your ear contains a sophisticated balance
detection ability as well as a righting mechanism
with over one hundred thousand hair cells that
function as motion sensors.
Your sense of smell
- Your sense of smell is estimated to be about
10,000 times more sensitive than the sense
- Your nose can distinguish 10,000 different
Your sense of taste
- Your tongue has 9,000 taste buds.
- Taste and smell are closely related senses.
Loss of smell is usually accompanied by loss
Your sense of touch
- Your body has 450 touch cells per square
inch of skin that can detect ('feel') depressions
of the skin to .00004 inch.
- Your human brain weighs three pounds and is
considered as the most complex and orderly
arrangement of matter in the universe.
- Your brain makes over one thousand trillion
computations per second.
- Your brain triples in size from birth to adulthood,
but does not add any new neurons. Neurons are
do not replace themselves or regenerate, since
they have a life-span of 100 years. However,
when they die, they die.
- Your brain can hold information that is equivalent
to that contained in twenty five million books,
enough to fill a bookshelf 500 miles long. In
contrast, the Library of Congress has seventeen
- At fourteen weeks in utero, your heart pumped
seven gallons of blood per day compared to two
thousand gallons per day as an adult.
- In a life time, your heart beats over two billion
times and pumps sixty million gallons of blood
through sixty thousand miles of blood vessels.
Given the above glimpse into the inner working the
human body, one cannot help but marvel at its perfect
design. Surely our bodies did not evolve nor did they
happen by accident! The human body is the revelation
of the intelligence of YHVH Himself Who is the Master
Architect of the universe. The psalmist David spoke it
well when he declared,
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully [and]
wonderfully made: marvellous [are] thy
works; and [that] my soul knoweth right
well. - Psalm 139:14
Your body: the temple of YHVH
Since we are the workmanship of YHVH and owe
our life to Him, should we not be good stewards of
the body He has given us? For many years I have
held that life is a sacred trust, a gift from YHVH that
deserves to be lived for Him. It has been said that
the true purpose of man is to glorify YHVH and enjoy
Him forever. I agree. Therefore should we not
reverence our body by taking good care of it?
Know ye not that ye are the temple of YHVH,
and [that] the Spirit of YHVH dwelleth in you?
If any man defile the temple of YHVH, him
shall YHVH destroy; for the temple of YHVH
is holy, which [temple] ye are.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
Since our bodies are purposed to be YHVH's dwelling
place, it behooves us to live a clean, pure life so that
we do not grieve the Spirit nor negate the presence and
power of YHVH in our lives. Thus the apostle Paul
rightly encourages us toward pursuing a holy life. We
do this by living according to YHVH's commandments,
one of those being to eat a plant-based diet as
recorded in Genesis 1:29.
And YHVH said, Behold, I have given you
every herb yielding seed, which is upon
the face of all the earth, and every tree,
in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed;
to you it shall be for food:
A natural diet of fresh, raw fruit, vegetables, seeds,
nuts, and whole grains is the Almighty's ultimate plan
for our health and longevity. Likewise, proper exercise,
fresh air and sunlight contribute to keeping our temple
whole (healthy) in body and spirit.
Building a healthy body in which YHVH can dwell is a
process of choosing what is good for us as opposed
to what will destroy us. If we are to glorify Him, we
will be glad to leave the Standard American lifestyle
behind, replete with its processed, chemically-laced
'foods' and habits that are harmful. Toxic influences,
whether they be food, habits, or attitudes, need to
be eliminated. To entertain and/or partake of known
evils is to flirt with destruction. YHVH cannot be
glorified in a body that is ravaged by reckless eating
habits, laziness, drinking, smoking, abusive behavior,
negative thinking, poor attitudes, etc. He cannot dwell
in a house that is filled with garbage nor should you.
Therefore it is time to clean up our lives and start
respecting our body temple for what it is and Who
made it. It is time to eliminate unclean food from our
diets: that lunch meat, soda pop, coffee, cheese,
french fries, steak, lobster, bacon, marshmallows,
potato chips, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, twinkies,
hot dogs, etc. and embrace clean, raw foods: apples,
oranges, pears, lettuce, kale, spinach, squash,
radishes, onions, garlic, almonds, etc.
'Living clean' is what life is all about. Begin building
a daily exercise routine that includes fresh air and
sunshine. Learn to slow down, relax, and simplify
your life. Open up your spirit and begin talking to
Messiah. While building a clean, holy body temple
does not happen overnight, consistent effort in the
right direction brings the blessings of YHVH.
Without a doubt, the human body is a masterpiece
that attests to the glory of the Almighty Who is Artist,
Architect, Engineer, Chemist, Mechanic, Physician,
Saviour, Deliverer, Healer, Comforter, and Friend.
Given an opportunity to dwell in us, remarkable
results can and do happen! He can rescue us from
our physical, emotional, and spiritual ills. He can
give us a new life. He is able!
That He has created us for His habitation is both
awesome and sobering. May we henceforth not
take our lives and our bodies for granted, but live
according to His will and purposes that we may
prosper in all good health to the glory of YHVH!
To whom YHVH would make known
what [is] the riches of the glory of
this mystery among the Gentiles
(nations- Ed.); which is Messiah
in you, the hope of glory:
More Than Meets the Eye- Richard A. Swenson, MD
The First Book of Moses called Genesis-
translated direct from the Hebrew by Ferrar Fenton
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