A Tranquil Heart is Life to the Body Sin, Sickness & Healing

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Editor’s Note: This blog is by an unknown author. My compliments to him or her for totally capturing my sentiments on maintaining good health. I’ve taught similar content for many years.

This topic seems to be controversial yet it is the foundation behind what this ministry is all about. From a personal standpoint, I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t well. Why, even though I had been a Christian for so many years, I wasn’t getting better, only worse in my health.

So I ventured out into this teaching by Pastor Henry Wright, at Pleasant Valley Ministries, and found what I was looking for. I saw the connection between sin and sickness, life and death, truth and lies, and more.

At this time, I began writing a journal which later turned into a book of my journey from fear to faith called “A Matter of the Mind.” I had to come to grips with the realization that most of my problems started with my thoughts rooted from a spirit of fear. Later I realized how my body responded to thoughts and saw the parallel in my own life.

I pray this information proves to be helpful for you to understand the truth behind the mind-body connection (Sin and Sickness.)

Why are people sick (even Christians?)

Where there is no peace, the body is sick. Peace is the “stuff” we need to be healed and stay healed. When we have peace our body’s chemical’s balance out. When we have peace, we don’t worry, fret, stress out, fall into depression, anger, jealousy, and the like. And as you know each of these things listed does not produce peace!

The Bible says to follow after peace. And at the end of most of the letters written, it says, “peace be with you.” Even Jesus said this in his parting as he ascended up to God, “My peace I leave with you.”

Peace is what causes homeostasis – balancing of our chemicals. Disease is a direct result of imbalanced chemicals, that is why we are given drugs, to balance out chemicals. There is a better way! God’s way.

We need to take our peace – “The God of peace sanctify you wholly, and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” We need God’s peace to sanctify us, to run through our blood and our thinking, so that our body’s are not condemned with disease.

III John 2: “Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

When our soul prospers (which is our mind, will and emotions) our body will respond with good health. If our mind is filled with wrong thinking, our body will respond with poor health. When our heart is at peace, without guilt or condemnation, our body is at peace resulting in good health.

Is Disease from a curse?

The blessings and cursings are revealed in Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26. The scriptures say that if we obey Him, we shall be blessed, if we don’t, we shall be cursed. And as we see the listing of curses, they are diseases AND situations.

God says that if we listen to Him and line up with Him, He will bless us by taking away the diseases that our disobedience caused (Deuteronomy 7:12-15).

There is one scripture that sums up all obedience scriptures as found in Matthew 23:38-40 and Mark 12:29-31. “We are to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and mind, and love our neighbor as ourselves, upon these two commands hang all the law and the prophets.”

When we “love” God, ourselves and neighbors, we “DO” all the laws and commandments of God. This is where the breakdown is. We don’t! We can’t seem to get past the crabby neighbor, or the mean boss, or forget and forgive those who hurt and abused us as children, or even if God really loves us. All these things play in to our lives, resulting in our health.

How is this remedied?

Christ redeemed us! Galatians 3:13-14, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us, for it is written, cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”

Isaiah 53:5 and I Peter 2:24 tells us that by Jesus’ stripes (his scourging and beating) we are healed.

Why are Christian’s still sick then?

The provision of healing must be appropriated through confession and repentance of sin, sanctification, prayer and ministry. Just as each individual must appropriate salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, so each individual must appropriate their healing provided by Jesus’ stripes through faith in Jesus Christ. But more than faith is required for healing of disease.

Disease is a curse. Proverbs 26:2 says that to every curse there is a cause. The cause is sin and evil spirits. The cause (sin and evil spirits) of the curse (disease) must be dealt with before the blessing (healing and health) comes from God.

“As you have believed, let it be done unto you…..” (Matthew 8:13) comes to mind. In my own healing, I first had to believe I could be healed. I had to believe God’s desire for me was to be healed. I had to believe that God did not give me a disease. I had to believe God existed, God loved me and God was in charge. All these things I did not even see! I was taught that our disease is from God. I was taught that we are not healed because we don’t have enough faith. I have heard countless individuals say that their disease has brought them closer to God. That is not what God intended. But God uses all things to draw us to Him, including being sick, but that was not His choice. He wants you to draw to Him because you want to, not because you have to. And when we say God gave us the disease we make him evil. Remember, our diseases come from our own sin. Jeremiah 5:25 says, “Our sins and iniquities ministry. Just as each individual must appropriate salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, so each individual must appropriate their healing provided by Jesus’ stripes through faith in Jesus Christ. But more than faith is required for healing of disease.

Disease is a curse. Proverbs 26:2 says that to every curse there is a cause. The cause is sin and evil spirits. The cause (sin and evil spirits) of the curse (disease) must be dealt with before the blessing (healing and health) comes from God.

“As you have believed, let it be done unto you…..” (Matthew 8:13) comes to mind. In my own healing, I first had to believe I could be healed. I had to believe God’s desire for me was to be healed. I had to believe that God did not give me a disease. I had to believe God existed, God loved me and God was in charge. All these things I did not even see! I was taught that our disease is from God. I was taught that we are not healed because we don’t have enough faith.

I have heard countless individuals say that their disease has brought them closer to God. That is not what God intended. But God uses all things to draw us to Him, including being sick, but that was not His choice. He wants you to draw to Him because you want to, not because you have to. And when we say God gave us the disease we make him evil. Remember, our diseases come from our own sin. Jeremiah 5:25 says, “Our sins and iniquities prevent good things from happening to us.”

I had to believe it was possible for me to be healed, then mixed with truth of my own sin, and confession began the sanctification process. It is a process. Many can be healed by miracles, but I have found that if the sin issue wasn’t dealt with in that individual after healing by a miracle, they end up getting it back! Cancer is an example. It seems that when people go into remission, it comes back – it’s because the sin issue of bitterness, self-hatred, and unforgiveness was never dealt with.

We need to participate in this process. Confession of faults and sins are needed in order to be healed. James 5:16 says “Confess your faults one to another and pray one for another and you shall be healed.” John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

It’s not enough to only believe, the devils even believed! But as Christians, we believe by taking action to receive forgiveness of sins confessed.

God does heal:

Our job as believers is to believe, believe the whole word! All of it, not just the parts we like. We need to believe that obedience brings health. We need to believe that we are healed when we put into action the conditions for healing. This has nothing to do with salvation. Once you have received Christ into your hearts as your Lord and Savior, that puts into motion the ability to live out what God wants for you. (I believe that a person who truly has received Christ, is saved for all eternity, because they’ll whole desire will be to live for Him not for self.)

Matthew, Mark, Luke John and Acts demonstrate the power and will of God to heal through the many recorded miracles, signs and wonders. God showed us that healing is available because Jesus bore our sicknesses in His body on the cross. (Matthew 4:23-24; Matthew 8:16-17; Matthew 12:15; Matthew 14:14; Matthew 14:36: Luke 4:40-41; Luke 6:17-19; Acts 10:38; Acts 5:12-16.)

Romans thru Jude emphasize the sanctification of the believer. The putting off of the old sinful nature and putting on of more and more of the nature of Christ through the work of the Holy spirit. Part of the reason for this emphasis on sanctification is to show that without sanctification there will not be the healing of disease, because it is the lack of sanctification (sin and spiritual problems) that is causing the disease. (I Thessalonians 4:3: 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 4:21-23 and rest of chapter; Ephesians 5:26-28, Deut. 7:11-15, 2 Corinthians 7:1.)

 

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