All over the Kefar (the Village of Peace in Dimona, Israel-home of the African Hebrew Israelite Community), the people are planting food and herbs. With the advent of Ben Ammi's Restoration Village Document and DVD (2005/06) as the root and inspiration of this motion, there has been a rekindling of the passion for growing food in many individuals, and an instilling of a new energy in those who had never before grown anything. The Kefar is jumpin’ with Divine Green Consciousness!
The Ministry of Divine Agriculture headed up by Sar (Minister) Yadiel has essentially branched out and assisted the saints in being able to transform any and every available space or plot of dirt into a divine agri-garden area.
Ahk Elinatan, Ahk Avichai and the rest of the team of Divine Agri-Scientists are making an impact on the spirit of the people as Sar Yadiel’s years of experience; dedication and efforts continue to bear fruit. Halleluyah!
As you stroll through the Kefar today you can witness the growing of a variety of herbs and vegetables, some of which are even being grown in pots and on windowsills.
What gives this idea motivation is the variety of reasons that one might take to start gardening. Most surveys show that the majority of people who garden and grow vegetables say that they want that special homegrown flavor and the satisfaction of sustaining themselves by growing their own food. Others grow their own food to save money, and still other people garden just to have a nice hobby that provides pleasure and pride.
The pleasures of divine gardening are indeed many--getting outside, exercising, putting your hands in the sacred soil, growing things, and the special pride that comes with the harvest.
An even more profound concept on why a Son or Daughter of Yah should endeavor to garden and grow things is because of the relationship that we are fostering with Yah (the Creator) and His life-giving creation. It would literally be disrespect to the Creator to never cultivate a relationship with the Creation, plants in particular.
The contemporary mainstream society has directed the attention of the people towards “SELF”. It is however essential to “know thyself” but self-alone cannot be the focus of the life that you have been given. Yah is the source of our life and we should venture to serve and bond with Him while gleaning divine wisdom from all of those many experiences.
"For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations."
The disrespect that was spoken of earlier is of the same type that supports the idea that there can be such a man on this earth (in leadership) that can acknowledge that “God” created the whole planet, yet there is no continent, country, state or city in this so-called civilized earth/society that is governed by his laws and ways. Think about it! Change begins with you and I. We are to learn from the creation around us. Observe and be attentive.
“If you love it enough, anything will talk with you. Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.”
The Yah-inspired saints are the driving, motivating force that empowers the Kingdom. You provide energy to all the living. In this season plant a seed and grow a life.
Some Kefar keys to Living Divinely Green
* Eat enzyme rich foods and consider organically grown food as an investment in your health.
* Freeze leftovers and reinvent unsuccessful dinner experiments. Never throw anything away if it can be prevented.
* Grow sprouts and herbs indoors. Sprouting can be a very inexpensive and health vitalizing practice.
* Give edible gifts. They are greatly appreciated and can be healthier and less costly.
* Buy seasonal produce. It has a tendency to taste better and it costs much less.
* Cover what you are cooking. Water will boil faster and you’ll use less energy if you cover the pots while you cook.
* Use cloth napkins and shopping bags. Aside from being less costly and environmentally friendly, they are much more attractive than their paper and plastic counterparts.
* Carry your own lunch. This is a habit that will save you thousands; and protect your health.