MESSIANIC MUSCLES

 


A lot of time has passed since my visit to the Zion Fitness Center. It was a very interesting visit, indeed, and I really wanted to start the training. Umfortunatelly under the pressures of everyday life I forgot it. Despite of rare occasions of recollection it stayed out of my mind untill I saw their advertisement. It said like this: 'Now all the citizens! Inefficent muscles caused by the easy living will be trained to heavenly shape by traditional though effective work out. This method quarantees that every dedicated trainee will have downright messianic muscles.' Can you refuse this kind of offer! Certainly not. So I rustled up my stuff, and headed toward Zion Fitness Center.

My acquaintance, working in that gym, was there waiting for me, and at first he guided me to the locker room where I changed proper clothing: " Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace." (Eph.6:14,15) After changing my clothes I was ready for challenges. My acquaintance guided me to the hall, where people of various age, size and look made different types of work outs. He told me that these people had chosen a hard road, which gives though so much inner satisfaction and energy. Besides disregard for these fitness issues inevitable causes some serious consequensies concerning heath and constitution. Specifically the experts are warning about carnal mind, which has very serious consequencies: "For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live." (Rom 8:13) After hearing this I really was glad about my decision to start training. I followed my acquaintance with exitement when he introduced me various types of equipments, and their effects on different kind of mucles.

First he introduced me equipments which were good for starting the training. Each gadget is for training own, special group of mucles. Experts in fitness business call this group temptation or seduction. First there was an equipment by which a group of mucles called self-control are trained. Training with this one strenghtens the user getting rid of temptations entering through senses, such as materialism or other things weakening the muscular condition. Other, similar one lifts up user's absolute stimulus threshold. He introduced me many other gadgets, too. He mentioned that training won't be any good if the trainee hasn't zeal and persistence in his efforts. Price for persistent training goes beyond any words: "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him." (Jam. 1:2-4,12)

I payed attention to an equipment which had so few users. I wondered why. My acquaintance didn't wonder. Training with this equipment called Persecution is very hard and demanding. That's why its popularity isn't very high in the western world. Undoubtedly together with the increasing fitness exercising entusiasm among the citizens, even this equipment will find users: "Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution." (2.Tim. 3:12)

Finally he gave some tips concerning proper nutrition. In order to get full benefit one should abandon junk food. He counted all the products of Entertainment industry to be junk food. Unfortunately people are content with enjoying light, liquid type of nutrition from the Bible group of products: "For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." (Heb.5:13,14)

Anyway, I decided to begin my fitness exercises in earnest, and surely I tell about this to my friends, too.

With muscular greetings
J. P.

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