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Leaves for the Healing of the Nations

In the beginning, God created botanicals to sustain the health of His creation. Until just about 100 years ago, the medicinals of this world were botanicals, including leaf extracts and tree bark. Even today, nearly 50 percent of medicines are still botanical extracts.
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Leaves for the Healing of the Nations

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GOD SAID, Ezekiel 47:12:

And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.

GOD SAID, Revelation 22:1-5:

1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

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In the beginning, before sin, God created botanicals to sustain the health of His creation—even the very Tree of Life situated in the midst of paradise.  Adam and Eve were created to live forever, but something went drastically wrong.  In an act of unbelief and disobedience, Eve and Adam partook of the forbidden fruit, and the curse of sin and death fell upon them, their offspring, and all of the earth.  But for the redeemed, that situation is preparing to change. 

When the blood-bought enter the gates of eternity, they are once again greeted by God’s botanicals.  Revelation 2:7:

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Revelation 22:2:

In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

As an aside, the Bible teaches us that, in eternity, we will not be affected by the harmful rays of today’s sun.  Consider the following verses:

Isaiah 49:10:

They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.

Isaiah 60:19:

The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

John 1:6-9:

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Revelation 22:16:

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Jesus Christ is the morning star that outshines the sun.  Great things are coming.  Christ’s Light, botanicals, and living water are foundational to immortality.

Until just about 100 years ago, the medicinals of this world were botanicals, leaf extracts, tree bark, etc.  Due to the high cost of producing botanicals, the pharmaceutical industry busily created synthetic look-alikes.  Even today, nearly 50% of medicines are still botanical extracts. 

In the July 2013 issue of Life Extension magazine, health writer Scott Newman penned a feature titled “Avoiding Cancer Risks of Sun Damage.”  Several paragraphs follow:

No matter where you live, the ongoing depletion of the ozone layer increases your risk of skin cancer. 

Over the past 40 years, melanoma cases increased 800% for women and 400% for men.  Non-melanoma cases increased 153% for women and 64% for men.  Skin cancer now accounts for over 40% of all cancers in the US. 

Topical sun blocks aren’t putting a dent in the rates of skin cancer.  Thankfully, researchers have found a unique botanical extract, that, taken internally, protects skin from solar damage and minimizes the potentially lethal DNA mutations that occur from sun exposure. 

Nearly a decade of rigorous research and clinical trials has shown that the fern plant Polypodium leucotomos has the uncanny ability to shield the skin against the dangerous effects of ultraviolet (UV) exposure.

Scientists have found that an extract of the fern Polypodium leucotomos when taken internally, slows the rate of harmful UV rays penetrating the skin—and prevents the damage caused by rays when they do get through.  Ultimately, this helps avoid cellular changes in the skin that lead to premature aging and cancer. 

Best of all, Polypodium leucotomos offers this protection from the inside out.  The result is an oral photoprotective agent that provides uniform, cellular total-body surface protection (including the eyes, lips, and the scalp). 

One of the early clinical studies on Polypodium leucotomos determined that the oral extract offered significant protection against the sun’s rays.  The study subjects experienced an almost three-fold increase in the amount of time they spent in the sun before their skin began to burn, compared to when they weren’t using any form of UV protection.  Subjects taking medication associated with increased photosensitivity experienced even more impressive results—lengthening the amount of sunlight their skin could tolerate before damage occurred by nearly seven-fold. 

Another study confirmed the ability of Polypodium leucotomos to protect the skin against UV damage.  This particular study consisted of subjects with fair to light skin, which means they were more vulnerable to sun damage in the first place. 

The active group was administered the Polypodium leucotomos extract (7.5mg/kg body weight, a dose that translates to 525 mg for a typical 154-pound person) and was then directly exposed to varying doses of artificial ultraviolet radiation.  Once again, the subjects taking the Polypodium leucotomos extract experienced a significant decrease in the reddening of their skin—but the microscopic effects were even more impressive. 

Polypodiumleucotomos offers photoprotection against one of the most extreme forms of sun damage—sun poisoning.  Those who suffer from sun poisoning can break out in a rash even after limited exposure to the sun.  This condition is known as polymorphic light eruption, which belongs to a category of UV-induced skin disorders known as idiopathic dermatoses.  In a recent study, 57 patients with idiopathic dermatoses took 480 mg per day of Polypodium leucotomos orally and then exposed themselves to sunlight.  The Polypodium leucotomos extract significantly reduced symptoms in 73% of the subjects. 

This study had nearly identical results to a previous study of patients with idiopathic dermatoses.  In that study, the subjects took 480 mg of oral Polypodium leucotomos and then exposed themselves to sunlight—and an astounding 80% of the patients reported benefits from its use. 

In study after study, Polypodiumleucotomos has proven its ability to decrease the short-term consequences of sun exposure, such as redness and sun-burn cell formation. But the long-term benefits are equally impressive. 

In a recent study, scientists studied the impact of Polypodium leucotomos on both UV radiated and non-radiated fibroblasts in vitro.  They wanted to determine if it would have an effect on matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), which are enzymes stimulated by UV light and that break down elastin and collagen, the proteins that are responsible for keeping your skin supple and firm. 

The researchers determined that Polypodium leucotomos could both prevent and repair damaged skin. 

In an article published in Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, Dr. Salvador Gonzalez, a renowned physician-researcher in dermatology and photo-medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, reviewed several proposed mechanisms by which the natural ingredient appears to work:

  • It inhibits free radicals.  Polypodium leucotomos slows the proliferation of free radicals that are normally seen with sun exposure and normal metabolic processes throughout the body. 
  • It prevents DNA damage.  Polypodium leucotomos prevents damage to and decomposition of DNA and natural elements that protect the skin (such as Langerhans cells), and prevents UV rays from killing skin cells and supporting structures. 
  • It acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory—especially in skin tissue.
  • It inhibits photo-immunosuppression.  Polypodium leucotomos prevents UV rays from suppressing immune function, which is important in preventing harmful cellular changes that could lead to the development of skin cancer. 

Polypodium leucotomos not only has short-term effects such as inhibiting reactive oxygen species (free radicals) production and DNA damage, but the short-term effects “translate into long-term prevention of photoaging and photocarcinogenesis,” Dr. Gonzalez said. 

  • It protects the entire skin surface, including the mucous membranes and the scalp.
  • It cannot be rubbed off or removed by perspiring or bathing.
  • It provides quick, easy sun protection for everyday use.

*If you are planning on being in the sun for any period of time, it’s best to combine the use of oral Polypodium leucotomos extracts with a high-SPF sunscreen for added protection. [End of quotes]

In the beginning, God established the laws of life, and botanicals were crucial to immortality.  In eternity, botanicals will continue on as a central player forever.  God’s Word is true and righteous altogether—a place to build a life, one that lasts forever. 

GOD SAID, Ezekiel 47:12:

And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.

GOD SAID, Revelation 22:1-5:

1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

MAN SAID:  The irrelevance of the Bible is plain to see.  Every educated person knows there is no God and therefore, He has no book. 

Now you have THE RECORD.

 

References:

Authorized King James Version

Newman, S., “Avoiding Cancer Risks of Sun Damage,” Life Extension, July 2013

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