Have you ever dared to trust God for healing through Christ and not seen a breakthrough?
What were you praying for? Were you praying for healing or were you asking God what the cause of the sickness was?
If you are eating donuts everyday and asking God to help you lose weight or deal with your diabetes, you may end up being disappointed.
So often in life we are too focused on the natural manifestation or symptom of a problem to be able to get a breakthrough. The solution is to find out the cause of the problem and then address that. And this answer often comes through prayer, fasting and waiting on God.
We experience sickness and disease from one of 2 things:
– Spiritual breach
– Natural breach
A spiritual breach relates to those matters of the heart and are the most deceptive and hardest to address because the cause is so deeply hidden. Anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, jealousy and the like ultimately manifest in the Body with severe health implications. In making these choices the only people you harm is yourself and those that are closest to you. You cannot hold a grudge against another person and think your resultant bitterness will not seep into and affect any of your relationships with loved ones. My advise is never hold anything against any person no matter what their evil towards you was or is.
Forgive them and earnestly pray for them until you have no bitterness in your heart towards them. Only then are you delivered from the devil’s authority in the matter. Of course bloodline influences can also affect your life and it is beneficial to ask God for revelation of any sins of the forefathers. These things do carry through and affect future generations.
Other spiritual intrusions come through the occult, submitting to clairvoyants, demonic activity such as murder / abortion / other evil, lusts and perversions and physical traumas which allow the devil access. In all things seek of God the root cause. Pray and meditate – do not give up, even if you have to prayer a 1000 times. God will come through. If God reveals any sin as a contributing factor; repent, renounce and make right what is wrong. Then pray earnestly for the healing. Let faithful brethren lay hands and anoint you and prophecy healing over you.
Then there are natural intrusions, mostly through what we eat or the environment which is becoming fouler by the day. My advise in this regard is to do the following:
1. Fast regularly, which, besides the spiritual benefit, allows your body to detox itself.
2. Drink purified water and organic food where possible to avoid chemicals, pesticides, antibiotic and hormones which can build up in your system.
3.As we get older the body is less efficient at removing toxins so always consider if your diet is balanced. We form habits with age and tend to consume more of certain things than we should which can overload and imbalance our system.
4. Think carefully before taking medicines and vaccines which are some of the biggest killers in this age. We live in the age of information, so study the side effects of any substances your doctor recommends. Chances are he hasn’t. Pray first and give God a chance to convict you of a better way of treatment.
5. Bad eating is often a symptom of a spiritual breach. Seek of God to find what is causing you stress. Not just what the cause is, but why it is stressing you.
You have 2 choices when facing sickness. Prayer or worry. Both have a very different outcome, so whenever you think of the condition you have or face, make the right choice. Even if it is a 100 times a day.