On Cows, Clabber and Eternity: Experiencing God’s New Earth

When Abraham the patriarch of Israel was thirsty, he drank of the milk of his flock. Fresh and alive, without additives or preservatives, that milk sustained him. Herdsmen enjoyed milk straight from the goat or cow for thousands of years. And, milk in its natural state — historically called fresh milk — has qualities that make it a tremendously healthy food.

Clabber: Fresh Milk’s Greatest Miracle

Fresh milk teems with beneficial bacteria and nutritional factors that make it nourishing. It also comes with a built-in preserving factor. God has given it a process, called clabbering, that guarantees it will stay edible for several days in any climate. “Milk’s leap toward immortality is cheese,” they say, but its first step there is clabber.

Clabber forms when fresh milk is allowed to stand in a warm environment. The milk naturally sours as the solids and liquids separate. This souring process makes it more digestible as the bacteria in the milk convert less digestible compounds into nourishing ones.

The resulting product is curds and whey, which is full of life-giving nutrition and probiotics. The whey is a protein liquid with many uses, including culturing fermented vegetables and leavening baked goods. The curds are a solid fat substance that can become cheese with the right treatment.

Clabber Was Once Appreciated, but We’ve Lost the Knowledge of this Miracle

Historically, clabber was held in high regard. In the familiar children’s nursery rhyme, Little Miss Muffet had her helping of curds and whey. And, in Job 10:10 of the Bible, one of the earliest of its books, the curdling of cheese is mentioned. People loved fresh milk for thousands of years, and letting it stand to sour into clabber was natural for them.

It’s only recently that we’ve begun pasteurizing milk. That process kills all of its beneficial bacteria, which unfortunately causes it to turn rancid at room temperature. Clabbering pasteurized milk is impossible, so God’s great gift of clabber is brought to nothing by man’s bumbling.

Our God-Given Systems of Renewable Resources Can Bring Us Life

God’s gifts like herbal medicines, fermenting, brewing bone broths, and clabbering milk are some of the natural blessings He’s created to maintain our health and happiness. Renewable resources are part of God’s plan for man and they are a tremendous blessing to us. All of the resources people used in the days of early agriculture were renewable.

Only God could make a system where something as simple as grass can become milk, butter, cheese, and whey products. Cows are the go-between. We’ve been given gentle, domesticated animals to bless our lives on this earth, and God’s renewable resources are the answer for our planet’s ailments.

The sad reality is that man’s way in industrialization is bringing about global warming and the end of a liveable Earth as we know it. (Which was prophesied of in Revelation 16.)

A New Earth is Promised

The good news is that we have a New Earth ahead of us, an eternal planet that will be alive forever.

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” (Revelation 21:1)

“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.” (Isaiah 66:22)

God’s New Earth Will Flow With Fresh Milk, Forever Renewing Itself

The Bible teaches us that on the New Earth we’ll live of food and drink that has eternal staying power:

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD” (Joel 3:18)

Milk-giving cows, goats, sheep, and other domesticated animals will live with men in a cooperative and peaceful manner. It will go on forever on our perfect New Earth. God’s natural systems are part of what will allow it to last forever, because their renewable nature will mean that they don’t cause damage to the overall ecosystem.

God is So Good to Give Us An Everlasting Planet

God will give us these things for free, and our resources will endure for all time. Though man cannot make this happen, God will. He gives us these things freely – it’s simply His way:

“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” (Isaiah 55:1)

Believing in Jesus Christ is the Way to the New Earth

There is a door open for every person to live eternally on the new earth, That door is believing in our Lord Jesus Christ. The gospel is that He is the Son of God, and that He died and rose again. When you believe in this and confess it to God in prayer, you become a child of God. We’ve been made to be God’s children, so living a life of wholeness can only come through being reconciled to God through belief in Jesus.

Eternal Life on the New Earth Will be Wonderful

Eternal life will be very special. Goodness will rule all things because God and Jesus will rule. There will be no more pain, sorrow, or tears (Revelation 21:4-5), and the sufferings of this earth are not worthy to be compared to the glory that will follow on the new earth (Romans 8:18-21). God has a plan for man, and when we follow it only blessings come to us.

Do Accept the Gospel

If the gospel interests you, do make it a life-changing message by accepting Christ. Knowing God and serving Him is a blessing He wants everyone to have, and we have an unending future to enjoy what He provides. It’s available to everyone. God is just that good.

Closing Prayer

I pray that everyone who can be helped with this message finds it, and I pray that you’ll believe in Jesus Christ, and that your walk with God will be successful on this earth. I pray that you’ll receive Christ and be able to partake of the goodness of God in this life and in the life to come. God bless you in all things. Amen.

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