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And the Lord said, “CHARANTIA”

June 15, 2024 1:51 PM

June 15, 2024

In early May, when I read about the Dengue Fever epidemic in Brazil and Peru, I asked the Holy Spirit if there existed a low cost and natural remedy that could help the people. Because I don’t often get a reply during or shortly after my prayers, I went on with my daily chores. Frequently, the Holy Spirit will give me a word of knowledge unexpectedly when I have completely forgotten my question or request. While driving in the car or even taking a shower, I’ll suddenly hear a word or a sentence and then have to remember to connect it to a previous inquiry. So, a few days after my prayer request, I was simply walking down the steep driveway on my hill when I heard in my spirit the word, “CHARANTIA.”

Our Father in heaven gives good gifts to those who ask him! In scripture, Jesus tells us that when we ask the Lord for something, it will be given to us. In Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV), Jesus says, 7 “seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

Curious about the word of knowledge the Holy Spirit had given me, upon returning to the house, I went to the computer and looked up the word “Charantia”—it was the second word in the binomial botanical name “Mormodica charantia.” This plant is better known by its other names such as bitter melon, cerassee, goya, bitter apple, bitter gourd, bitter squash, balsam-pear, karavila, and karela. When I typed into Google both the terms “dengue” and “Mormordica charantia,” immediately, a scientific article on PubMed popped up—an in silico study of how the Momordicoside-I compound could inhibit the DENGUE VIRUS.

This finding led me to search further on the antiviral properties of the bitter melon. I found published medical studies on how compounds in the bitter melon, particularly in the seeds, have inhibited viruses such as HIV, Epstein-Barr, and different subtypes of Influenza A—from H1N1 and H3N3 “swine flu” to H5N1 “AVIAN FLU”. A protein extracted from the seeds of M. charantia, called MAP30 (Momordica Anti-HIV Protein), is used not only to inhibit viruses but also to treat several forms of cancer.

Since the beginning of Creation, God has provided us with seed-bearing plants for food and medicine. In Genesis 1:29 (NIV), God says to Adam and Eve, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” Eating the bitter melon gourd, its fruit and its seeds, is not only nutritional but healing.

Here are just a few links to the many published studies I came across about the antiviral and anti-tumor properties of M. charantia:

“Selected phytochemicals of Momordica charantia L. as potential anti-DENV-2 through the docking, DFT and molecular dynamic simulation”

Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37676311/

“Ribosome inactivating proteins (RIPs) from Momordica charantia for anti viral therapy”

Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19747115/

“Antiviral Protein of Momordica charantia L. Inhibits Different Subtypes of Influenza A”

Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23935676/

“Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) is a cornucopia of health: a review of its credited antidiabetic, anti-HIV, and antitumor properties”

Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21568930/

“Momordica anti-HIV protein MAP30 abrogates the Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen 1 dependent functions in host cells”

Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38027600/

Years ago, at the beginning of COVID, I had asked the Holy Spirit what treatments—preferably natural ones—would help people not only in the COVID pandemic, but also in the future pandemics. The Holy Spirit had pointed me repeatedly to the anthelmintics (dewormers), and M. charantia is also a DEWORMER!

“An Update Review on the Anthelmintic Activity of Bitter Gourd, Momordica charantia”

Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28503051/

I thank the Lord and claim the Lord’s protection of all who love Him as stated in Psalm 91:3-7 (NIV):

3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.

Praise be to God Almighty, world without end. Amen.



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