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Fighting heat stroke with Bible reading, praying

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LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… The Lord will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish. The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron…” (Deuteronomy 28:22-23, the Holy Bible).

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FIGHTING HEAT STROKE WITH BIBLE READING, PRAYING: The tips which the Department of Health (DOH) issued to address heat stroke—or a condition caused by the overheating of the body—are certainly commendable, especially now that temperatures keep rising on a daily basis now, with the onset of the summer season in the Philippines.

Indeed, there is a need for Filipinos to prevent heat stroke from happening to them since the DOH is saying that this ailment can be fatal—meaning, it can cause death. Thus, as the DOH said, Filipinos must “stay indoors and out of the sun, wear light colored clothes, wear hats, and drink lots of cold water.”

In addition, I would like to add something else to fight heat stroke: read the Bible a lot, and pray without ceasing. The fact is that, heat stroke and scorching heat and burning temperatures were predicted to happen by the Bible, as they are now happening in fact with more frequency.

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HEAT STROKE, HOT TEMPEATURES, PREDICTED TO HAPPEN: Since it was the Bible that prophesied that these disasters would happen, we must also look into the Bible to find the cure, and the preventive measures against contracting heat stroke and related illnesses. Mercifully, the Bible offered its own tips to prevent, fight, and cure diseases brought about by extremely hot temperatures.

First, let us see what the Bible is saying about why scorching heat and burning temperatures will happen. In Deuteronomy 28, it is there written that God’s curses will come upon a people who no longer listen to, and who no longer obey, Him (see verse 15). There are 53 of these curses, listed from Deuteronomy 28:15 to Deuteronomy 28:68.

One of them is the curse of global warming and climate change, particularly scorching heat, burning temperatures, and drought (see verses 22-23), which cause “wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with blight and mildew… with the sky over your head (becoming) bronze, the ground beneath you iron…”

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OVERCOMING HEAT STROKE: Now, if the Bible accurately predicted the happening of these disasters, it should also be accurate in its prescriptions of cure. And if these disasters are happening because people are no longer listening to, nor obeying, God’s commands, the only effective way then to overcome the effects of these curses would be to listen to, and obey, Him.

Sincerely and truthfully, that is, not just a pretensious piety or religiosity. How do we listen to, and obey, God sincerely and truthfully? Joshua 1:8 says, we must read the Bible daily, study and memorize its verses night and day, and then completely obey and fulfill God’s commands. Then, as Joshua 1:8 assures us, we will be prosperous and successful.

Jesus Christ, our God and Savior who is God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, also told us that everything we ever needed would be given to us, if we only seek first His Kingdom and live according to His righteousness. He also said we would be wise, and would be spared from disasters and tragedies and calamities, if we listen to His Word and then obey them. So, now we know how to fight heat stroke! Thank God in the Name of Jesus.

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