Christianity Oasis Ministry has provided you with this free Overweight counseling program to deal with and overcome overweight discrimination from others and from even yourself with an enlightening message as to enhance your be-you-tiful lifestyle.
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Christian Walk Bible study program. This is our Overweight Counseling study taking a look into being Overweight and how a different perspective on this topic can enhance your You-nique Christian walk.
Is being overweight a sin? Is overweight discrimination a sin? Can
being overweight keep you from God?
Get "over" weight!
Let's talk about it ... Honestly.
I'd like you to know first of all, that this is not a program
designed to help you lose physical weight but will lift quite a
burden off of your mind and heart. I'd like to share with you the
Truth that being overweight may not be the big problem that most make
it out to be, but may be (in some cases) God's solution to a problem
that once existed or it may be the prevention of a problem that could
happen if you weren't overweight.
Let's talk about the effects that your weight gain can have on your
flesh. Most people today think that being overweight is a bad thing.
There's no question that in excess it can be harmful to your health,
just as anything else can, and many people who are overweight, suffer
from physical illnesses that are definitely caused by overeating.
Christianity Oasis does not suggest that anyone over-eat or
over-fast. A balanced diet and/or a diet approved by a physician to
be safe and healthy for you is recommended. This is simply Overweight
Counseling for overweight discrimination.
Excess of anything is not good. However, most people who are
overweight are affected even more deeply by the effects that it has
on their spirit, rather than on their flesh.
Being overweight seems to have a stronger emotional effect on women,
than it does on men, but many people, both men and women, live in a
constant state of depression because of their weight. It's very
disheartening to step on the bathroom scale each morning, praying
that the number is lower than the day before. It can even affect your
spirit for the whole day. You often despise yourself for losing
control of your weight.
It doesn't have to be that way. All you have to do is look at it from
a different point of view, like many other problems. The world
doesn't like people that are overweight. If you're living to please
the world, then being overweight is definitely going to hinder your
'success' ... But, if you're living to please God, being overweight,
may just be a feather in your cap.
The worldly souls can be amazingly cruel sometimes. In this day and
age, if you're not physically fit, attractive, young, and financially
secure ... You will not be accepted in most worldly circles. Some
people don't care about your feelings either, making jokes within
earshot at the grocery store, at work, in restaurants, at school ...
Actually, it doesn't matter where you are, people don't care, they're
just plain insensitive to people who are overweight.
Overweight Counseling Truth
Overcoming Overweight Discrimination
The Joke is On Who?
I would like to introduce a rather unique view of being overweight to
you that you will not see on television or hear from whispering
friends. Let me ask you a simple and direct question ... Are
overweight people as likely to participate in all the 'worldly' lures
of our enemy (Satan) that thinner people participate in? Let's take a
look at some of the lures the devil uses to entrap God's people.
Fornication, infidelity, adultery, flirting, indecency, bar scene the
list goes on and on.
Let's face it, the main reason most people want to be thinner, is to
impress the worldly people around them ... They want to be more
attractive to themselves and to other people. But the underlying
question is ... Why? The answer is selfish pride.
Now, I want to take this time to say that I do not believe that all
thin people are sinners or that you have to be overweight to be close
to God. That's just silly. I am saying the world has a trend of
overweight discrimination that has identified thin and beauty as
being a sexual preference. The Television, movies, radio and even
whispers from friends confirm this. You just remember that your body
is the Temple of the Holy
Spirit and you must take care of it. I believe that one should
try and maintain a healthy weight. But I do not believe Christians
should be out there trying to please the worldly and letting the
weight issue overwhelm them and affect their Christian walk.
That Being Said, Ponder on This Truth ...
You just don't hear many people say ... Ya know, if I was thinner, I
could be closer to God, or if I wasn't so portly, I could sing better
praises to my Lord, or, I could be a more loving person, if I were
only thinner. If you think you'd be a happier person if you weren't
overweight, it may be time to reevaluate your reasons.
What would be different if you weren't overweight? Remember, we're
talking honestly now. Nobody here but you and God.
- Will people find you more sexually attractive? Probably.
- Will this make you more flirtatious? Probably.
- Would you go out more often? Probably.
- Would you become more promiscuous? Probably.
- Would your morals change if you were thin? Probably.
- Would you find yourself drifting away from God? Probably.
- Can you see God working through you in any of those things?
Would you be more qualified to accept the Spiritual gifts from God? No.
Would you be a more compassionate person if you were thinner? No.
Would you be a better spouse, parent, child, student or employee? No.
Who would you say tends to live a more sinful lifestyle ... Overweight
people, or thin people?
Overweight Counseling for You
Overcoming Overweight Discrimination Reason
Have you ever stopped to think that maybe God made you overweight for
Look again ... The things that would change, if you weren't
overweight anymore, are all things that would separate you from God.
God doesn't use a scale to weigh flesh ... His scale weighs sin and
Faith. God doesn't care what you look like. Your body is dust, and it
returns to dust when you die. It's your soul that really counts. God
created you, you are made in His image ...
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.
No matter what you look like outside, you are beautiful to Him inside.
1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward
appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
Sounds to me like ...
Fat is where it's at!
Check out what God says will happen to those who pridefully flaunt
their beauty. It's not a very "pretty" picture.
16 Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion
are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes,
walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of
the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their
18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of
their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their
round tires like the moon,
19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the
headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
21 The rings, and nose jewels,
22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and
the wimples, and the crisping pins,
23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the
24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell
there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of
well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of
sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.
25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the
26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being
desolate shall sit upon the ground.
If you were thin, would you be at a Christian web site seeking for
the Lord's guidance in your life? Honestly ... No. If you were thin
would you be too busy to look into more Christian programs and
studies that you've discovered here at the Oasis? Honestly ... Yes.
Would you have other things in mind and heart that would take
priority over strengthening your relationship with God?
Be honest ... Yes.
When this day is over, would you rather say to yourself ...
I have pleased man or I have pleased the Lord.
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
13 Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall
flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they
shall be fat and flourishing;
And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in
drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered
garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Here's another little surprising fact. If vanity is something that's
got a hold on you, and your appearance is more important to you than
perhaps it should be, take a look. Did you know that Satan became
prideful because of His beauty? He was the most beautiful of all
God's Angels in fact. God gave him everything, and he was perfect
until sin was found in him, then he brought sin to the world. So,
knowing that, doesn't it make sense that satan would use beauty as a
tool to coerce people into sin? It's the perfect trick. But in the
end, God will destroy him, and those who follow his deception.
12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of
Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the
sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every
precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond,
the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and
the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy
pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have
set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast
walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou
wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled
the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I
will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will
destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou
hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast
thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of
thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I
bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and
I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them
that behold thee.
19 All they that know thee among the people shall be
astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be
Overweight Counseling Warning
Overcoming Overweight Discrimination Danger
Don't be fooled by this world and it's lies that being thin is a
ticket to happiness. The world has convinced people that being
overweight is ugly. But the world has also taken beauty and turned it
into something nasty, so now people think filth is beautiful.
Now That's Ugly!
Only you and God know why you want to lose weight. If you feel
like the difference in your health would be make a significant change
in your spirit and in the name of righteousness, you could better
serve God, by all means, go for it. But, if being fat makes you
unhappy because you feel like the world expects you to be thin and
attractive. Who are you seeking to please?
Don't get me wrong now, God certainly doesn't want you to be
depressed and unhappy about being overweight, but He will use drastic
measures if necessary to prevent you from other evils. Take a look at
your heart. Evaluate honestly whether or not you would be influenced
by the evil of the world more readily if you were thin.
If you feel like you would maintain a strong relationship with God
and shun the evil that the world will inevitably offer if you lost
weight, then perhaps God was pruning you. Or taking something away
(your vanity) in order for you to produce new growth (a closer
relationship with Him). It may be that your pruning period is over
with and your Faith can now withstand the temptations that it may
have been too weak to handle before.
Again, don't get me wrong, many people just like to eat. They have
strong relationships with God and resist the temptation of the world
as well as any other Christian, and they are still overweight. Being
overweight is either God's plan, or a result of our choices. Once you
realize which one it is, then it becomes easier to deal with if it's
something that bothers you.
Sometimes God uses different ways to get our attention, and maybe as
your flesh started growing, you in turn, turned to God. You just
never know. With God, all things are possible, and what seems like a
bad thing, may have saved your soul.
So, for those to whom this Overweight counseling for the unrighteous
overweight discrimination study was directed. It boils down to this
... Do you want to trade up your pleasingly plumpness for some more
God may have led you here to show you that He's working through you,
and not to worry about being overweight, or He may have led you here
to show you that you're ready to lose some weight for your health's
sake, but with caution to resist the temptation that will arise. Ask
Him that His will be done, that He remains strong in you, and reveals
to you what He wants you to do to best glorify Him. Ask Him for His
guidance if your weight has become a health issue or an emotional
burden in your life. Just be sure that when you lose weight, you
don't lose God.
Now let me talk to you straight up. Let it be known that God oft
times allows and even creates stumbling blocks where we will be
unwanted by the world so that we will crawl into that secret place
within ourselves and find Him.
Overweight Counseling Insight
Overcoming Overweight Discrimination Freedom
Once we gain understanding by way of Overweight counseling, we are
then set free from this place and allowed to walk unencumbered among
mankind again but this time with an inner strength and above all ...
Truth. This is when we are allowed to choose to overcome the
stumbling blocks that prevented us from being worldly.
The number one question a Christian soul will ask of itself when we
tell ourselves we want to change something is ... Why.
You do not even know this process is ongoing because it takes place
in the spirit of your mind. Many call this the subconscious mind. It
is that part of you that drives you home when you are thinking about
something else and you look up and you are in the driveway. It is
If the inner child which is growing Spiritually in Truth and having
the Laws placed within by God does not buy the reasoning you give for
wanting change or sees that it has the potential of having you back
in man's world if you succeed ... It will create circumstance to
Sooooooo, you best know what you want and why and it better be in
harmony with what the inner child within which has been reborn is
heading towards lest you find yourself warring against yourself. One
is flesh and one is Spirit.
See the little pure Reborn one within knows that the flesh returns to
the dust and that it is Spirit that matters so it wants one darn good
reason why you wanna mess with success. It knows that you found God
in this condition and has no intent on going back where you came
from. So again ... The question it wants to know is ... Why?
That is why when you are tempted to eat you say to yourself ... Why
not. It knows God has no scale in Heaven. It knows that if a person
judges you by such things they are unworthy of friendship much less
Now health issues come into play here and if that is why you want
change and you reason with the little reborn child within, and they
will hear and be in harmony and say to your spirit ... Let it be. And
it will be. (See the Trinity study.)
My friend ... Like it or not the Christian walk is a process. All
these people that say they believed in Jesus and everything was
peaches and cream after that are lying. Those that say they have not
sinned are lying. Doubt is a sin. Have they never doubted? To look
upon another with lust is sin. Have they not done this? Are they
perfect? We are to strive to be perfect but it is a process.
Paul's soul screamed out ... Oh wretched man that I am ... I do that
which I would not do.
He is saying that he does what the little reborn child within ...
Would not do.
Jesus was a sacrifice.
Long ago the sacrifices covered one sin.
Jesus is not that type of sacrifice. His blood covers a multitude of
Past, present and future.
Wanna get a leash on this stumbling block?
First ... Determine if it is God's Will. If you cannot discern ...
Second ... Determine if it is a stumbling block.
Mankind used to think thin women were nasty. Now they think the
I saw in the grocery store the other day a magazine that showed women
striving to be thinner than the next, and they looked like walking
Is this why you seek to stop eating?
Your reborn child knows the heart as this reborn soul is you.
Third ... Determine if this stumbling block is gone, are you strong
enough to stay on the path?
Because the little child within ... Knows Truth and will fight you
every step of the way if they think for a second that you may fall
away and blaspheme the Holy Spirit.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once
enlightened, and have tasted of the Heavenly gift, and were made
partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 And have tasted the good Word of God, and the powers of
the world to come,
6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto
repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh,
and put Him to an open shame.
This is returning to your old ways like a dog to his vomit.
2 Peter 2:21-22
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the
way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from
the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true
proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that
was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
Overweight Counseling Facts
Overcoming Overweight Discrimination Time is Now
If you are thinking ... Wow is this guy weird or what. Typing about
two people in me.
Not two people. Two personalities that were created.
Think Spiritually ...
I have a question for you.
When you were reborn ... Where does the other you go? You know ...
The one that pops up from time to time.
It is living in the flesh crying out for the old ways that it became
addicted to. It will continue to be there as we die in Christ daily.
This is a step at a time, day to day procedure.
This is a conversion. During the conversion of a butterfly, there is a
metamorphosis occurring where it is part caterpillar and part
Allow the process to finish.
Now some LOVE to say ... Ohhhhhhh, but the body is the Temple of God.
Am I not aware of that which I teach? And yet you do err in
understanding as you see things in a carnal light and not Spiritual.
Yes, the body is the Temple of God, but God is a Spirit.
It is not the physical which goes into the body that is sin but the
spiritual which comes out.
18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so
without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing
from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the
belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
20 And he said, That which cometh out
of the man, that defileth the man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil
thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit,
lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the
Overweight Counseling Summary
Overcoming Overweight Discrimination Can and Will Be Done
You want to watch what you take into your Temple?
Avoid taking in that which creates drama, gossip, violence, lust,
greed, fear, doubt, anger, jealousy and any other foul emotion that
defiles the Temple.
Excess in any thing oft times finds it's way to become sin, but one
best find the origin and reason behind what they do before they allow
someone to stereotype or classify them into some neat little man's
world filing system.
Their beliefs do not define you.
To those that can hear:
For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's
womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men:
and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the
kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him
One more thing ... Ever seen a group of butterflies?
Ever sit there and say ewwwwwwwww that one is fat?
Of course not ... You say ... How beautiful.
The butterfly does not think such things. Nor does any other species.
Only mankind thinks this way.
Who taught them this?
Or the enemy of our souls?
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There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
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