Many think that the Elohim law for food According to Acts 10:9-23 has been abolished, or they say it does not apply to Christians today.
THAT IS TOTALLY FALSE. LETS SEE
Act 10:9-15 “And the next day, as they passed along on the road, and drawing near to the city, Simon Peter went up on the roof to pray about the sixth hour. And he hungered and desired to eat. And while they prepared for him, a stupor fell over him. And he saw the heaven being opened and a certain vessel like a great sheet coming down on him, being bound by four corners, and let down onto the earth; in which were all the four-footed animals of the earth, and the wild beasts, and the creeping things, and the birds of the heaven.And a voice came to him, Rise up, Peter, slay and eat. But Peter said, Elohim forbid my Master, because I never did eat anything common or unclean. And again a voice came to him a second time, What things YHWH made clean, you do not make common”.
Peter does not want to eat because he is observant of the Torah and follower of the Mesias Yeshua. But to which it refers YHWH when it says: “What Elohim has cleaned, do not call it you impure”?.
See the verses: Acts 10:34-35 “And opening his mouth, Peter said, Truly I see that YAHWEH is not a respecter of faces, but in every nation the one fearing Him and working righteousness is acceptable to Him”.
Conclusion: Elohim was not speaking in Acts 10:9-15 of animals, but of men. So the law on food is in effect.
LETS EXAMINE HOW YHWH’S LAWS ON FOOD ARE APPLIED
Vayikra (Lev) 11:2-3 “speak to the children of Israel, and say to them,” These are the animals that you can eat from all the animals on the earth. From among the animals, everyone who has a split hoof, thus forming split hulls, and ruminants, this eat “(clean animals).
Clean animals. ruminant mammals: Antelope, bison (buffalo), Caribou, cattle (beef, veal), deer (deer), Elk, Gazelle, giraffe, goat, deer, wild goat, elk, ox, reindeer, sheep (lamb, lamb), tapir. The milk of these animals is acceptable.
Impure animals with dirty characteristics (DO NOT EAT): swine, wild boar, Peccary, pork (pork, bacon, ham, lard, pork, most sausage and pepperoni), canines, coyote, dog, Fox, hyena, Jackal, Wolf, felines, cat, cheetah, leopard, Lion, panther, Tiger, equine, Donkey, Horse, mule, wild asses, zebra, armadillo, badger, Bat, Bear, beaver, Camel, elephant, Gorilla, marmot, hippopotamus, kangaroo, Llama (Alpaca, Vicuña), Mole, monkey, mouse, musk rat, opossum, porcupine, rabbit (Hare), raccoon, rat, rhinoceros, Skunk, Slug, nail (snails), squirrel, Wallaby, Weasel, Wolverine, guinea pigs, worm, rattlesnake and squirrel
Reptiles (DO NOT EAT): Crocodile, alligator, crocodile, lizard, snake, turtle.
Amphibians (DO NOT EAT): Worms, frog, Newt, Salamander, Toad.
Vayikra (Lev) 11:10-12 “” but all those who have no fins or scales in the seas and rivers, among all that moves in the waters and among all the living creatures that are in the water, will be abomination; Ye shall be abomination, not eat of their flesh, and abominaréis their bodies. All that in the waters does not have fins or scales, it will be abomination to you. ”
Fish with fins and scales (clean): Anchovy, Barracuda, bass, black Palometa (or Monchong), Bluefish, fish, carp, cod, type of fish, Drum, flounder, Grouper, Ronco, haddock, hake, Hardhead, herring (or Alosa), Carita, mackerel (or Corbia), Mahimahi (or Dorado, Dorado [not to be confused with the mammal Dolphin]), Minnow, mullet, Perch (or sea bream), pike (or Pike or the cat), Pollack (or Pollock or Boston blue fish), fish, salmon, sardine (or sardine), Shad, Silver hake (or Bacaladilla), melt (or fish frost or ice fish) , Snapper (or EBU, JobFish, Lehi, Onaga, Opakapaka or Uku), Sole, Steelhead, Piglet, Sunfish, Tarpon, Trout (or whiting), tuna (or avian and human influenza, Aku, albacore, Bonito or Tombo), turbot (except European turbot), whitefish.
Marine animals without fins and scales (impure DO NOT EAT): catfish, eel, European turbot, Marlin, spatula, shark, Stickleback, squid, Sturgeon (includes most caviar), swordfish, shellfish, abalone, clam, shell, crab, crayfish (crabs), Lobster, mussel, clams, scallop, shrimp (prawns), soft body, cuttlefish, jellyfish, limpet, octopus, squid (calamari)
Marine mammals (DO NOT EAT): Dolfin, otter, porpoise, seal, walrus, whale.
Devarim (DEU) 14:11-20 “of all the clean birds eat but these are those that DO NOT EAT:. The eagle and the Gier-eagle, the Azor and the Glede, and the Falcon, and the Milano according to their species, and all crow according to their species, and the ostrich, and the Night of Falcon, and the sea-MEW, and the Sparrowhawk according to their species, the owl, and the Great Owl and the horned owl , . And the Pelican and the Vulture, and the cormorant and the stork, and the heron according to their species, and the Hoopoe, and the bat, and all winged reptile (duck, goose, and Swan) are unclean: they must not be eaten. Of all the clean birds you can eat. ”
Clean Birds: chicken, pigeon, grouse, Guinea fowl, partridge, Peafowl, pheasant, pigeon, prairie chicken, Snow partridge, quail, Sagehen, Sparrow (and other songbirds), Trullo, Turkey. The eggs of these birds are lawful to eat.
Filthy birds (DO NOT EAT) prey, scavengers and others: Albatros, Bittern, Buzzard, Condor, Coot, Cormorant, Crane, Raven, Cuckoo, Eagle, Flamingo, Grebe, Bird, Seagull, Hawk, Heron, Kite, Lapwing, Loon, Magpie, Osprey, ostrich, owl, Parrot, Pelican, Penguin, Plover, Rail, Raven, Roadrunner, Wagtail, Gull, stork, Swallow, Swift, vulture, Water hen, carpenter.
Vayikra (Lev) 11:22-23 “Even these of them eat: The lobster according to their species, and the bald lobster according to their species, and the cricket according to their species, and the grasshopper according to their species but all winged reptiles which has four feet, are an abomination“.
Clean insects: Types of locusts that can include crickets and grasshoppers
Unclean insects (DO NOT EAT): All insects except some in the family of the lobster
Bereshit (Gen) 1:29-30 “and Elohim said: Behold, I have given you every plant that gives seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree that has fruit that gives seed; This will serve as food. And to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the heavens, and to all that moves upon the Earth, and which has life, I have given them every green plant for food. And it was so ”
Clean vegetation: Not all the “grass” carries the seed, and not every tree bears fruit. Most of the vegetation we eat every day is clean.
Unclean vegetation (DO NOT EAT): mushrooms (not photosynthesis), and algae. And some mushrooms that grow near the trees.
Vayikra (Lev) 17:14 “for as far as the life of all flesh, his blood is his life. Wherefore, I said unto the children of Israel: Eat not the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is his blood; Anyone who eats will be exterminated. ”
Bereshit (Gen) 9:4 “but flesh with his life, which is his blood, not eat.”
Vayikra (Lev) 22:8 “That thing fading or snatched from the beasts, he does not eat, to pollute himself in it:-I am Yahweh.”
Preparation of kosher meat is based on washing with water several times and then using salt to “suck” the remaining blood for several hours. Make a real attempt to get as much blood out as possible. Then when you cook put some herbs and spices to give flavor.
Vayikra (Lev) 07:23 “Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, eat not any fat of ox, or sheep, or goat.”
In today’s society we love to eat juicy meat with a lot of fat, knowing that it is not good for human consuption. That’s why we have so many problems with heart disease and clogged arteries. The beautiful burgers we are used to eat are 30% or more clogged with fat. In addition, the kidneys, tongue and skin should be discarded due to their fat content. If we love God we follow his food laws, then we will enjoy the benefit.
Blessings to all
Rabbi Yosef Ben Marques © 2016