- "You are the salt of the earth
- But if salt looses its flavor, how shall
it be seasoned?
- It is then good for nothing but to be
- and trampled underfoot by men."
- Matthew 5:13
offerings must be seasoned with salt…"- Numbers 18:19
is a vital part of YAHWEH’S
its symbolism teaches many important spiritual and physical
spiritual lessons teach us
that the children of YHWH are joined to HIM through a Covenant of
Salt (Num.18:19; 2Chr.13:5; Mat.5:13).
Salt is a time proven and consistent preservative, that prevents
decay and corruption. It is
eternal, enduring, purifying, never changing, and abiding forever, it is
the very symbol of YAHEWH’S character and reliability.
And the term “Covenant of Salt,” is indicative of the
everlasting nature of the Covenant relationship between the children of
salt, and their CREATOR YAHWEH.
In the above quote from
Matthew 5:13, Yahshua himself was cautioning his followers not to lose
their flavor, which is their spiritual knowledge, and to be the
preservers of YHWH’S Divine wisdom.
This is in direct contrast to the Babylonian system of religion,
which is known by their temporal and shifting doctrines, highlighted by
short-term commitments from the worshipper and their perception of the
particular god that is in vogue at the time.
It is YHWH’S desire to
be sealed with us in an eternal covenant of friendship seasoned with
salt. Historically, salt was a means by which friends solidified
and preserved their commitment to each other with a covenant of shared
salt. Today this spiritual
symbol of friendship continues by the faithful.
It can be invoked before a sacred
meal – table fellowship – or at the beginning of any of the
Covenant Rites of Baptisms, anointing, or laying on of hands, by sealing
their friendship with a sharing of salt.
All participants share a dish of sea salt by passing the dish
around, lick your finger, dip it in the salt, or put a pinch of salt in
the palm of your hand, and eat the salt together.
It is a symbol of friendship, and it means all in attendance are
right with each other and our CREATOR.
heals the spirit –
when you settled a dispute with a loved one, family member, friend, or
neighbor, you would invite the person into your home to share a dish of
salt. Each of you would lick your finger and dip it in the salt, or
put a pinch of salt in the palm of your hand, and then eat the salt together. This
is the symbol of friendship that heals the rift.
is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatted calf with
hatred," Proverbs 15:17. Never
settle an argument over a meal because it upsets the digestive system.
Historically any disputes would be settled with the shared salt
before a meal. Then it can
be followed by sharing a Sacred
meal, or table fellowship, which is considered a symbol of intimacy and
as a sign of peace.
Also, if any ceremonies regarding the Covenant Rites are planned
with a meal they would be preformed first, and then followed by the
Sacred meal. Remember, the
salt that honors YAHWEH’S
table is pure, unrefined, living sea-salt.
heals our sins -
There are times when the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak and we
need to ask forgiveness and change our ways.
When you have recognized the error of your ways, and offered your
prayers of repentance, seal your prayers with a lick of salt.
It is the symbol of renewed friendship between you and YHWH that
heals the rift. This can
also be used on the annual Holy
Day of Atonement. After
a day of fasting, end your prayers of repentance with a lick of salt and
begin your renewed life under YHWH’S Divine protection.
protects the spirit -
is interesting to note only the dark side forbids the use of salt.
You will not find any salt on the table or in the food served at a black
witch’s sabbath or in any pagan religious offering. The
dark side does not like salty believers, and it
is believed that salt is able to drive off demons.
The physical lessons of
the Salt Covenant comes to the public stage when they were a required
supplement to all the offerings given at the Temple (Lev.2:13).
The Temple offerings are more then just fulfilling religious
rites, they are lessons in lifestyle that the faithful should learn and
adopt. We know that YHWH
required only the best items to be offered in the Temple services, and
many of the faithful miss the symbolism that is being shown.
For example barley / wheat grass was a required offering at the
temple and today we know from scientific evidence that barley /wheat
grass is a superfood, meaning it is loaded with active organic
nutrients. Drinking a glass
a day is a great natural medicine and cleanser for the body.
It is the same with pure unprocessed sea-salt, because it is
loaded with many essential
minerals. In medieval
times the saying was to take a little salt every day to keep the demons
out of your body. Today,
science tells us that all the minerals in sea-salt promote good health
and a sound mind.
Salt is life - The best
way to maintain your health is to replenish it with natural organic
elements contained in real sea-salt, not synthetic substitutes.
The body runs on salt. Without
salt, we run out of electrolytes, and without electrolytes, our
batteries die out. Sea-salt’s
organic elements in their natural state are easily assimilated by the
body’s digestive system, which then recharges the cells, and energizes
the mind and body. I believe that taking sea salt is like taking a
vitamin pill - it is the way our CREATOR designed it.
Depending on your size, how active you are, and how warm the
climate is, take 1/8-1/4 teaspoon, 1x or 2x a day (morning and evening)
with a glass of water. Also, add it to your food, (especially on your Sabbath and
Holy day sacred meals), it will enrich the taste of your meal.
When cooking with sea salt, add it towards the end of the cooking
time so the active ingredients of the salt are not cooked away.
baths are Divine - The
antiseptic and hygienic healing powers of salt-water baths are well know
from the ancient world to modern times.
It is a Divine requirement that newborn babies be rubbed down
with moist salt (Ezek.16:4). And
during the middle ages the baptismal fount was filled with salt water. And if it beneficial for babies it is also beneficial for
skin is not only an organ of elimination, it is also an organ of
absorption, which is why salt-water baths, washes, and rubs, are a
healing therapy. Salt baths
are rich in minerals and microelements and have wonderful therapeutic
properties. Today this is
called “thalassotherapy,” (pronounced: thah-lah-sso therapy).
“Thalasso” means “sea” in Greek, and thalassotherapy is
the science of therapeutic and prophylactic application of sea salts,
water and other sea products.
it works like this. Via the
process of osmosis, the
ions and elements from the seawater move from the epidermis to the
dermis, where the ions and elements are taken up by the capillaries. From there the ions are then carried from the capillaries
into the bloodstream, where they will be circulated throughout the body.
The healing properties salt baths effects the rehabilitation of
many parts of the body such as skin conditions, immune system,
circulatory system, respiratory system, and more, click for the full
not necessary to go to a seaside spa
or to the specialized center of thalassotherapy for the procedures; one
can easily do it at home. The
basic ingredients are pure sea salt and water.
For a face wash or full bath use water that is a couple of
degrees warmer the body temperature.
(Hot water is not good because causes reverse osmosis, meaning it
will drain minerals out of the body.)
For a face wash fill a small basin with water and add 1/2
teaspoon up to 1 tablespoon of sea salt.
For a full body bath add 1-2 cups to 2 pounds of sea salt.
Whether taking salt internally or in a bath, don’t over do it.
Depending on your body type and the effect you need to produce,
you may have to experiment a little.
Some people use only 2 tablespoons in bath water for general
maintenance, and for serious illness more salt is needed for a strong
isotonic healing solution. The
best time for a therapeutic bath is in the morning because the body had
a nights rest and time to repair itself, and this is the time when the
toxins are pushed out towards the skin.
Aware - Salt is an irritant. At
first when salt is put in an open wound it irritates, hurts, and stings
as it kills the germs, eventually it begins to sooth and feel good as
the healing process begins. The
analogy is that at first the salt of YHWH’S truth always causes
irritation in the religiously prideful and blind, along with those set
in their manmade ways. Rather
than hearing and seeing their need for medicine and healing (YHWH’S
Word - Bible), they act out against the salt, as if the salt is to
true belief in our CREATOR and HIS Messiah is a lifestyle not just
doctrine. By living GODLY
lives the faithful become stinging irritants to those around them who
are wounded by false religion and may cause them to lash out as a knee
jerk reaction against you. The
best remedy is the “Selah.” When the Hebrews read their Bible, the momentary silence between
passages was called “the Selah,” it means to pause and
consider, or give a rest. The
analogy is do not argue, step back for a moment of silence and rest, and
let the salt do it’s work. In
time as the healing process begins then more salt can be added.
your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt…”
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