Is Gluttony a Sin?
In the turn of the century, early 1900’s you hardly heard of heart attacks, cancer, and other types of diseases like today. The bible does talk about drunkenness and gluttony. Did you know drunkenness and gluttony is a spirit? Do you feel good about yourself? It is an unloving spirit working on you to overeat. Is Gluttony a sin!
Sin of gluttony in America is a problem. In the turn of the century we eating 4 pounds of sugar a year. Today, we are consuming 130 pounds per person per year. Not only that most of your prepared food and even spices have sugars added to them. In the early 1900’s diabetes were very few and now over 10 million.
On saturated fats is much higher in our foods. Also in the turn of the century, heart attacks were unheard of. The death rate annually from hardening of arteries and degenerative heart disease in the United States is the highest in the world compared to everywhere else. Life Insurance Companies has shown that a man 45 years of age, who increases his weight by 25 pounds over standard weight, reduces his life expectancy 25%.
The reason is the types of fat we eat. People are misled by the polyunsaturates in margarines and oils. They don’t look for hydrogenated on the labels. The hydrogenated in your oil or butter is plastic.
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How to Overcome Gluttony?
We are overweight and eating all the wrong things. So, what does a person need to eat? I say the caveman diet. What is the caveman diet – eliminating processed foods. You want to lose weight? Then Eat as natural as you can such as:
- Fruits ad vegetables, including leafy greens
- Eat meat 3 times a week
- Eat less and more often.
- Don’t eat junk food
- Eat less sweets
- Stay away from boxed dinners
- Less carbohydrates and starches from bread
Include exercise such as a rebound trampoline in your house to jump while watching TV to overcome overeating. If you cannot control your food intake and overeat for comfort, you may have a spirit of gluttony. You may need deliverance from sin of Gluttony then you are able to overcome gluttony.
Other reasons of a spirit of gluttony is because of how we handle our emotions. When you feel rejected do you eat for comfort? Need for love? Do you, when you feel lonely reach for cookies? When you feel stressed, need to drink some type of alcohol to deal with your stress or some type of food? That is a false pathway to peace called comfort food or drink. That is when you use something else besides God to take care of your need.
Deliverance From Gluttony
Read this prayer of deliverance from a Spirit of Gluttony out loud to overcome gluttony
Father God I forgive those who rejected me and hurt me. I let go of any bitterness I have towards anyone. Amen. Father God, forgive me for eating food as a false pathway to peace. Instead of going to you because I feel lonely or rejected or stressed, forgive me for not going to you.
Forgive me father for drunkenness and gluttony and any other addictions such as to sugar, coffee, etc. or to any drugs or medicines. Father God, I come against these spirits of gluttony, addictions, false pathways to peace, loneliness, rejection, etc. I repent, renounce and I cast these spirits out of me and send them to dry places now in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Father God, I know addictions to food comes from not loving myself and when I feel depressed, I go to food for comfort. I repent and renounce for not loving myself and having a spirit of self hatred. I also forgive myself for all my past sins and regrets. I let myself go free and choose to see me as a child of the most high God who is the king of the universe. I also see me as God’s perfect handiwork. Amen.
I also address these other spirits by repenting and renouncing these spirits related to gluttony:
- Compulsive Eating
- Murder with the tongue
- Bondage to food
- Spirit of Fear
- Diet pills
- Self hatred, self-rejection
- Past regrets, self pity
- Addictions to food
- Craving for Alcohol
- Craving for Particular Foods
- False Pathway to Peace
- Not taking care of the temple
- Addictions to any kind
- I like to eat
Overcome gluttony spirits: I bind these spirits, break its power off of me, cast these spirits to the dry places now in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.
Father God, fill me with your love, your peace and hope and with your spirit of self control in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Help me to run to you instead of food. Amen. Thank you for the deliverance from Gluttony.
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Immoderate appetite can occur for many reasons, mostly psychological. Eating food in unlimited quantities leads to a stretched stomach, excess weight, obesity and heart problems, which is why the fight against gluttony should start as early as possible.
Instruction how to overcome their gluttony
Be aware of the problem. Not many in time to understand what is happening to them. The transition from the category of “lovers eat” in the gluttons is fast and not always noticeable. If you can not hold back and eat a lot and often, even when you do not feel hungry, have noticed a problem with the weight, then you have time to do their regime pitaniya.Zavedite food diary for a week and write down everything that you eat. So you can understand the magnitude of the tragedy.
Reduce portions. Use a small plate, preferably white (bright colors stimulate the appetite). Imposes a meal once, do not expose on the table, large plates with all that cooking. It is better to eat more often, but less – so you gradually begin to decrease the volume of the stomach, consequently, the amount of food consumed. Carefully chew food, increasing the time of its use.
Drink water. Before each meal 15-20 minutes, drink the glass or two of clean water. The maximum that you can add to it, – a slice of lemon. Water will fill your stomach and you will be physically difficult to use a large number of familiar food. Often confuse hunger with thirst simple. Therefore, he felt another fit of hunger or having reacted secretion of gastric juice on a beautiful dish, drink water first. Perhaps in this way you will get rid of two or three extra meals.
Stock up on fruits and vegetables. If at first you find it difficult to restrain in food, and hands and reach for the fridge – fill it with useful and low-calorie foods – fruits and vegetables. It is much better eaten sandwich or a piece of fat meat.
Replace meals tea. To reduce appetite drink warm tea with honey and lemon. This liquid stomach will be taken as a food, and after its use for an hour, or even two, you will not want to eat. Note that it is necessary to drink tea instead of coffee, since the latter only increases the appetite.
Discard the spices. Hot and spicy food is fueling the appetite and makes allocated gastric juice intensively. Try to cook food using only a small amount of salt and black pepper.
Breathe properly. Diaphragmatic breathing can help reduce the volume of the stomach, as well as massaging the internal organs, increasing blood flow to them. Perform this exercise once a day for 15 minutes, and the results will amaze you. Lie on your back on a hard surface, breathe deeply, working without the chest and abdomen. On the inhale the maximum bulge of his, and as you exhale draw the.
Weight loss is a long, gradual process, and when you love to eat, one of the hardest parts can be continually resisting temptation. Some battles will be tougher than others, but there are several simple strategies you can employ every day to stay in control and on track to reach your goals.
Create Healthy Surroundings
If you’re constantly looking at a food, it’s natural to want to eat it. When you prepare and eat most of your meals at home, 93 percent of the total food you eat comes from what you have stocked there, according to Dr. Tim Harlan, founder of DrGourmet.com. That means if you regularly overeat, you can do a lot more damage by demolishing a few bags of cookies than a tray of fresh-cut veggies. Control your gluttony before it starts by not buying junk food at the grocery store and instead stocking your kitchen with fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean meats, beans, legumes and nonfat dairy.
Cravings are different from hunger, and understanding the distinction is important if you want to lose weight. Hunger is a physical need for food to refuel your body, but cravings are emotional or psychological, are more likely to lead to overeating and are typically for a specific food, like chocolate or chips. If you get a craving, distract yourself temporarily, and it may disappear. In one study published in 2014 in the journal “Appetite,” participants who played a computer game when cravings struck had significantly less desire for the food when the game was over.
Use Smaller Plates
If you find your eyeballed portion sizes too big for your stomach, it’s possible that your dinnerware is too big. According to a research review published in 2007 in the “Journal of the American Dietetic Association,” people who are presented with inflated portion sizes on large plates eat up to 50 percent more calories. Even an inch or two can make a big difference. If your dinner plates are currently 12 inches in diameter, for example, try 10-inch plates instead.
Drink Water, Eat Fiber
Water takes up room in your stomach and makes you feel fuller, although it’s completely calorie-free. According to research conducted by Virginia Tech associate nutrition professor Brenda Davy, drinking two glasses of water before each meal can help dieters lose about 5 additional pounds every three months. Fiber-rich foods have similar effects to water because they typically have high water contents — plus, because they’re slow to digest, they prolong feelings of fullness. People who eat the most fiber typically have the lowest body weights and body fat contents.
I read a sobering article a few weeks ago that stated gluttony, or excessive eating, is the most accepted sin in the Christian community. And it is one of the focus areas of a Christian weight loss approach.
If excessive eating is a challenge for you, I’ve got a picture that can change your life.
I think of gluttony as getting drunk from food. Think about it…how do you feel after stuffing yourself from Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t you feel lethargic…sleepy?
The bible itself lumps drunkenness and gluttony together in Proverbs 23:21:
“For drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.”
Both alcohol and food have a profound effect on your mental state. Alcohol has a depressive effect and lowers your inhibitions. Certain foods have a chemical makeup that can either make you feel calm or more mentally alert, depending on the food.
While God created food for you to enjoy and allows you to drink alcohol, moderation is key. The problem comes when both are done to excess and you are unable to control yourself. My issues seemed to get worse at night.
I learned recently that the root word of gluttony means “to gulp.” How fitting! When I used to overeat, I was less concerned about what I was eating and more about getting it down as fast as I could to get to the mental effects the food would bring me. I was using food to self medicate.
Is that true of you?
And then after the excessive eating, when my stomach was stretched and aching, I would be overwhelmed with shame and guilt…and regret. I was frustrated and depressed, wondering why I seemed able to control every other area of my life but this one.
It also impacted my spiritual life. As I made excuses for my behavior in this area, it became easier to make excuses for other behavior in my life that wasn’t pleasing to God.
Do you have peace about your eating habits? Gluttony can be a destructive habit at any size. I’ve seen people who are slim, but are secretly bulimic. They eat excessively then purge themselves afterwards.
While my faith helped me to renew my mind regarding eating healthy, it took longer to overcome my tendency to overeat. To this day, there are times when my mind still wants to keep going even after my body says “Enough.” Especially if the food is good!
But with God’s help, I have gained the self control to say “No” to the temptation.
So what picture was I referring to earlier? A couple of weeks ago, I was fasting and praying, and a picture popped into my head of a man with horizontal lines going through his body. Before the image left me, I took a piece of paper and drew it out. I called the image “Temptation Anatomy”.
Once I looked at the picture, it became clear to me as to why gluttony became a habit for me. I believe this picture can be the key to overcoming every other negative habit that you might be struggling with.
Take a moment to look at the picture below:
The reason people fall victim to temptations is failure to make the cut between your thoughts and imagination when it comes to destructive thinking habits. Just having a thought about a temptation is not a sin. However, when you start indulging your imagination about that thought, involving your heart and emotions by picturing yourself engaged in that act, that’s when it gives birth to sin.
In the bible, Jesus said that if any man looks on a woman with lust in his heart he has already committed adultery with her (see Matthew 5:28). This is true because the act of imagination breeds desire, desire a decision to do it, and finally, the decision to act.
If it is a habit you’ve practiced a long time, you may not even be aware that you go through these steps…because you’ve done them so many times that you move to Action with lightning speed.
I realized with my gluttony habit in the past, I would often think about going to buy a Pepperidge Farm coconut cake. Then I would generate mental pictures and movies in my head about how good it would taste, which would make me desire to have it. Then, I would decide to go get it. Finally, I would take action and drive to the store. I would end up eating the cake with abandon, even on occasion eating the whole thing.
So you see, a diet will NEVER fix the tendency to gluttony. It is an external solution to an internal problem. Sure, you can restrict your food intake, but unless you learn to exercise self control at the Imagination level, you will go back to your old habits as soon as the diet is over.
Here is the mistake most people make: They have the thought, start imagine doing it, desire to do it…then try to exercise self control at the Decision level by talking themselves out of it.
That is way too late! Once you start imagining, it is very hard to stop yourself from moving to action.
So the easiest thing to do is to stop it right at the Thought level…imagine cutting the temptation off at the head as in the picture. Then, patiently replace the thought with something else because the mind cannot hold onto two thoughts at the same time.
What is the best thing to replace your thoughts with? The word of God. That is why it is so important that you study the bible so that your mind is renewed and you can be transformed. My favorite scriptures related to this habit are Romans 14:17 – “For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
And Galatians 5:22-23 is another good one: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”
Print the “Temptation Anatomy” picture and post it on your refrigerator or any other place where you need the reminder of how temptations work.
Pray that God grant you wisdom in your eating habits and trust that he will answer your prayer. SLOW DOWN and really taste your food. Enjoy it. You must eat slowly in order to hear when your body says “Enough.” And when it speaks, listen and stop eating. Put the fork, spoon, bag or box down. What the enemy means for harm, you can allow God to work the situation out for your good.
Your mind will protest as you start this new habit, but smile and simply tell yourself, “No.” Speak it aloud if you have to. What the mouth speaks, the ears hear, and the soul absorbs.
You will be amazed at how powerful this little word will make you feel. And each time you say it, it will get easier.
Finally, learn about other ways you can relax and calm down. I’ve have found that most people overeat in response to stress. There are far more effective ways to manage stress than to eat. One simple, but overlooked technique is to practice deep breathing regularly when you feel tension in your body. Another is simple stretching exercises. Praise music is also a great relaxation tool. Find some alternatives that work well for you.
The bottom line is that your body is not your own. Remember, because you are a disciple of Christ, your body houses God’s spirit – an honored guest! Keep this in mind as you welcome that guest by allowing him to cultivate those fruits of the Spirit within you, including the fruit of self control.
Then by your faith and positive action, you will be truly asking God to “Take Back Your Temple.”
Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,
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I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey, but I discovered that “Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald
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