Cannabis in the Old Testament
Not everything was written into the Word that’s mankind’s guide but our Creator has endowed people with and the ability to reason out things so we are expected to make use of the common sense.
Leviticus 16:12 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) “Then he must take a firepan full of fiery coals from the altar before the Lord and two handfuls of finely ground fragrant incense, and bring them inside the veil.” The incense burners the preists made use of burned not only substances which were used in spiritual purification but also for an aid in their meditation to help them in seeing visions. The priests who lit incense burners did not smoke cannabis but they did inhale the fragrance that smoked from from the burners. It produced the same effect as if they’d had smoked some joints.
After the flood Yahweh gave this Command – Genesis 1:30 “for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth—everything having the breath of life in it. I have given every green plant for food.”
Remember we already emphasized that moderation is the key. When Jesus was on earth he recommended wine which is also used to alter a person’s perception if enough is consumed. As with all things including cannabis – you must do them in moderation.
Deuteronomy 20:18 “so that they won’t teach you to do all the detestable things they do for their gods, and you sin against the LORD your God.”
Yahweh specifically lists things that She does not approve of. Cannabis is not on the list. It’s a natural seed bearing substance and our Creator gave all seed-bearing plants for mankind to consume without a single restriction except for the Tree of Life’s fruit. Over time mankind has learned what is detrimental to one’s health and what is not. Johnson grass produces seeds, and apple trees produce seeds, but you don’t eat Johnson grass or the seeds of apples because those things will make you deathly ill.
Genesis 1:29 God also said, “Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you,”
Yahweh considers one food for the fleshly body and one for the spiritual body, but both can be derived from a single source. Cannabis can be cooked and eaten and produce the same effect as if you had smoked it, but as applies to all things – a person is not to over indulge in anything they do. Cannabis has never been proven to be detrimental unless its used in excess – and so what about wine? If you indulge heavily in drinking it or any alcohol you can blow out your liver – but with all good things there are limitations – even excessive amounts of water can kill a person. To much of any quantity taken in at one time including water can be detrimental on one’s health, so moderation in all things should be taken to heart because that’s not a law but is instead Yahweh’s wise advice. Ultimately, each of us is responsible for our own decisions because of free will choice.
MODERATION is the key.
Although the Word provided to those still living does not specify everything burnt in Yahweh’s Sanctuary, the Great Hall of Records gives detailed information about many of the things burned – and cannabis is specifically mentioned as an aid in spiritually connecting the priests to Yahweh’s visions.
This discussion eventually boils down to whether we should reason thing out or whether we should reject antyhing that is not spelled out nicely in the Scriptures. That is the decision each individual has to make. Just because something is not specifically mentioned in the Word provided mankind – it does not mean other writings don’t exist. If everything Christ had done was recorded the world could not contain the writings but it does not take away from the validity of what he did.
Ezekiel 41:1-10 “Inside the Temple. Next he brought me into the great hall and measured the pilasters; on each side the width of the pilaster was 10 and a half feet. The width of the entrance was 17 and a half feet, and the sidewalls of the entrance were eight and threequarter feet [wide] on each side. He also measured the length of the great hall, 70 feet, and the width, 35 feet. He went inside [the next room] and measured the pilasters at the entrance; they were three and a half feet [wide]. The entrance was 10 and a half feet [wide], and the width of the entrance’s sidewalls on each side was 12 and a quarter feet.”
Yet everything Jesus did on earth was written down – just not all of it in the Word. The Great Hall of Records is an extension of the Word and is so voluminous the earth could not contain a fraction of what’s recorded there. It’s an ongoing repository of all things happening even now. The things the Israelites built were symbolic of the real things that exist on the other side; at best, they were a poor facsimile of what Yahweh’s Only Begotten Son brought into existence.