Thank God that we live in a day when faith based
interventions are more and more acceptable. In
the past maybe 5% were healed supernaturally, as in
miracles. Although supernatural healing was a major part of
the New Testament times, we are finally in this decade,
experiencing a major new wave of God's miraculous
intervention in our quest for health.
We are beginning to believe
God's promises again:
all of our sins and heals all our diseases. (Psalm
103:3) The Bible has always pointed out the "body,
soul and spirit" connection . (l Thess. 5:23) Can we
pray for healing of incurable illnesses with
integrity? Can we expect to be able to discern
spiritually rooted illnesses?
Or their spiritual roots?
Newsweek 1990 - "The Power to
Heal:" – Said that religious specialists of today
have little to say about healing but the Bible says in James
5:14, "If any among you are sick, call the elders ... ."
Supernatural healings are increasing rapidly and these
healings validate faith based healing for today. The healing
question of all time seems to be, "Why are some miraculously
healed right away and some are not?"
Scriptural promises of healing are
usually conditional on obedience. Unresolved
interpersonal conflicts not only lead to decreased immunity
but open the door to what we call "blocks to healing." Let
me give you an example. Think of someone who has injured you
badly. Feel that ping go off in your chest or stomach?
Unresolved conflicts not only leave spiritual blocks in our
bodies but also in our souls and spirits.
"Etiology unknown" is a common red flag
pointing an illness that may have spiritual roots. When
there is no know cause or cure, we ask is it psychosomatic
or spiritual? Possibly more than 80% of all illness has a
spiritual root component Actually, this should give us hope.
We don't have to settle for disease management or cures. Our
goal is prevention of illness by understanding how
spirituality affects our body-soul-spirit connection.
Psycho-immunology, or the mind's role in helping
the immune system to fight disease, will become a vitally
important clinical field in the 21st century.
Healthy thinking is an integral aspect of prevention and
treatment. Exodus 20 states the sins of the father are
passed down to the third and fourth generation. Doctor's
offices always asks for the medical history of our ancestors
as well as our own.
Studies at Duke showed that faith
of any kind increases our ability to heal. It has
been documented that genetic code changes have
occurred after healing prayer. Prayer for healing or prayer
for a creative miracle can actually correct our DNA, making
USA Today published
the results of the survey: "Where
do women turn when they are sick?"
50% said their primary care physician
24% look in health care magazines and newspapers
7% learn from TV and radio
5% ask a relative or friend
5% read self-help books
4% take school courses
2% ask a pharmacist
(It seems that we are
looking everywhere for healing for our incurable, "etiology
unknown" or our spiritually rooted diseases. People are
turning to New Age modalities for spiritual healing and
allopathic medicine to manage symptoms with medications.
All of our treatments for diabetes and Cancer have barely
even extended life expectancy.)
God's most perfect will is NOT to
heal us; God's plan is to prevent disease with Godly
responses and Godly ways of life.
"My people perish because of a lack of
vision (purpose, destiny, hope.)" (Hosea 4:6)
I am amazed that some still say that God made them sick to
teach them something. Well then, if God gave you the
illness, then don't go to doctors!! Don't pray for healing
if you believe that God wants you sick!
What do you believe
about your heavenly Father? There are about 150 references
to healing or curing in the Bible. Of course, if you choose
to believe that God will not heal you today, don't worry, He
The First or Greatest Commandment is God's Master health
plan. Deut. 6:5 says, "Love the Lord your God
with all your heart ... love thy neighbor
... as thyself. (So often, instead of being able to
love ourselves, we are blocked by self-doubt, self-hate,
self-rejection, self-accusation, etc. etc.)
are unable to love our brothers well because we do not know
how to love ourselves. (1
John 4:20) If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his
brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his
brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not
There are many spiritual roots to
our inability to love. Many families are
intact but the children are still basically fatherless. Many
who are married are actually spiritual widows or widowers.
Jesus prayed that we would be one. (John 17)
Yet some are well adjusted in spite of these challenges.
Some learn to respond in healthy spiritual ways rather than
to react negatively, becoming bond slaves to their own
unhealthy reactions. Its not what is done to us,
but how we react to stress and trauma that makes us sick.
Some are able to release the situation or individuals to God
and some carry resentment, bitterness, jealousy, rejection,
fear, judgments etc. like a ball and chain all their lives.
It is separation on three levels that
destroys our immune systems, resulting in
spiritually rooted illnesses or SRI. a)
Separation from God. (Father God doesn’t love me like
___.) Lie: God is trying to teach me something.
b.) Separation from self. (Do you like yourself?)
Autoimmune disease usually has roots of self-hatred or
c.) Separation from others. (Is hurt just a memory or
do you still carry the emotions of hate or resentment or
Healing begins with making peace
with God, self and others.
You can begin to prosper body, soul and spirit as you
renew your mind. (Rom.12:1) When the church attacks itself
it is opening the door for spiritual autoimmune disease in
the whole church body.
Bad roots grow bad fruit, both in individuals and
are some blocks to healing and spiritual roots to illnesses:
Strife while praying and fasting; God blocks His
Blaming others for our sinful reactions vs.
Fear that prevents love, power and a sound mind.
(l Timothy 1:7)
(l Cor. 11:30) Many are weak, sickly and die
because they do not discern the body rightly.
Roots of bitterness spring up to trouble you and
defile others. (Heb. 12:15)
"Eye for an eye" living (done away with by Jesus
in Matt. 5:38-44)
Cursing yourself: "This is killing me! I am sick
and tired ..."
Grudges, resentments, ought against our "brother"
prevent worship in spirit and truth. (Matt. 5:22)
Many today are still settling for substitutes for healing
and palliative care even though adverse reactions
to prescriptions are the 4th cause of death. Side
effects can be worse than the illness; i.e. Blood pressure
medications and Prozac can cause impotence which certainly
does not help one to feel better about himself! Our
discernment and conscience has been dulled by medications.
We have emphasized "nutrition" more than resolving
our conflicts, maintaining right relationships and
repentance for our negative reactions. These issues have
left negative residue in our lives that block our path to
healing and health.
(Prov.17:22) A merry
heart does good like a medicine but a broken spirit dies up
the bones. God's plan is
healing broken hearts, delivering us from captivity,
healing our illnesses and setting us free from bondages.
(Is.61) Where did this plan break down?
You might ask yourself, "Who broke
When did I begin to be separated from myself, others and
God? What is blocking my ability to love?"
Looking for the spiritual roots in
the Bible, we find that there is cause and effect in the
spiritual realm just as there is in the natural realm.
Just as laws of gravity are impartial, so are
spiritual laws. We reap what we sow, unless we repent. What
we condemn, we reap more of - more and later than we sow.
Although we are not saying that all illnesses have
spiritual roots, here are some examples of some
conditions that CAN have spiritual roots vs. just natural
aneurysms, strokes, hemorrhoids, varicose veins,
epilepsy, cancer, leukemia, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's,
psoriases, histamine disorders, fibromyalgia,
chronic fatigue, MCS-EI, allergies, asthma, breast
cancer, ovarian and prostate cancer, PMS, osteoporosis,
osteoarthritis, addictions, anxiety, stress, fear, panic
disorder, alcoholism, dissociative disorder, SRA, STDs,
acne, colic, irritable bowel syndrome, hypo- or
hyperthyroidism and depression.
(Please come to see us at Cross
Walk Life for ministry for the possible spiritual roots to
these physical illnesses. They are too numerous
to list here.) Mental health issues maybe more easily traced
from spiritual issues to physical symptoms. i.e.
Depression causes a
reduction in the production of seratonin
Chronic Depression - may have roots in lack of
self-esteem, anger, often due to a lack of nurturing in
childhood that leads to a
Paranoid Schizophrenia - malfunction of
imbalance of seratonin, dopamine and
ADD - deficiency,
self-esteem, rebellion, occult
Migraines - guilt, self-hatred, fear and anxiety,
imbalance of seratonin, histamine, swelling of
blood vessels, presses sensitive nerves
Hypertension - cell wall rigidity,
vasoconstriction, fear, anxiety
Regardless of the illness, the
answer is the same: get into agreement with your creator!
Recognize the root, repent of your negative reactions,
renounce the lies, release truth, and resist the temptation
to block your own health again!
CONTACT US and invite Jesus, the Spirit of Truth to heal