Healing / Health / Quality of Life
It is interesting to note that after Jesus healed a man once He told him to sin no more less something else happen to him. (John 5:14) We now know that sin is not an issue but what we believe about sin still has a major influence in our lives. Many times I have heard of people being healed and then at some point in their lives either something similar once again tries to destroy them or possibly even something totally different. Why is this? It is usually because though they received healing, and this usually through someone else releasing it, their heart was never persuaded to believe the truth in that they are part of the body of Jesus, one with Christ, in fellowship with God and in Him there is no lack. Because there is no lack, no weakness, in Jesus then as we gain revelation and persuasion in our heart to the truth of our unity with Him we walk as He is and not as man was. We died with Christ, not Him as us or in our place, and we rose with Him as well. (Rom 6:4-8, 2Ti 2:11-12) In just these few of many scriptures we see this union as noted “with Christ” or “with Him” and not “as us”. He took the physical part of this for us but this does not nullify we were with him in spirit. Just like Eve was one with Adam and then God separated them so they could fellowship together as one, we were in Jesus the whole time through all He went through so that once He defeated death we were born again and taken out of Jesus in a renewed spirit to fellowship with Him as one being. Many find this hard to understand or perceive how because they relate to their physical bodies and this world, but what I am referring to is in the spirit. We focus too much on our physical bodies and let that which is temporal define us when the truth is that it is our spirits that our true nature and the body is just a housing to enable us to interact in this seen or physical world. For us to allow our bodies to have so much control over our lives is wrong. It is almost as crazy as us getting in a car and the car telling us where it wants to go and refusing to go where we want to. Or a closer to home analogy is it is like when the food we eat controls our lives. Food is necessary to sustain life but was never meant to be in control of the life it sustains. Our bodies are necessary to sustain our existence in this world but were never meant to be the controlling factor in our lives.