What is an illness?
It is the ailment of the body, soul and/or spirit.
Why do we come to the point of living with a sickness if we are children of God?
We are spirit, soul and body, and these last two must be treated and governed by our spirit. But this is not always the case. As 3 John 1:2 says: “Beloved, I wish that you may prosper in all things and be in good health, just as your soul prospers”, there is an intimate relationship between the soul and the body, which leads us to think that many of the diseases are the result of an unrenewed soul, the presence of negative emotions and feelings or long unresolved situations, that end up being deposited in the body, causing symptoms or disease. In addition, an unrenewed soul leads us to make bad decisions, such as choosing not to take care of our body, resulting in sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy eating, not going to medical check-ups, etc. In conclusion, when an unrenewed soul is what is ruling our life, it leads us to act against ourselves and, consequently, against our body. From my point of view, we must use all of the tools in our favor and cooperate with the divine plan; our bodies must accompany us, healthy and strong to fulfill our purpose.
What is pain?
As I stated in the beginning, sickness is an aching condition and pain is the brain’s interpretation of a stimulus in our body. When there is a lesion in the skin, in a muscle, in an organ, etc., that signal travels through the nerves and is transformed into information that reaches our brain (mind) to be processed and decoded to be interpretated. By renewing my mind (thoughts), we could modify that sensation, and could increase the threshold of pain or, directly, stop feeling it. If I replace the thoughts of pain with thoughts of healing (the thoughts that God has), then I could manifest my healing. There are many people who apply this principle and walk on coals or lie on beds of nails, how much more those of us who have a truth to focus on. If, on the other hand, our body is ruling, pain can cause us physical and mental discomfort, which alters our thoughts, emotions and moods and worsens the sensation of pain.
What happens when we get sick?
If we are experiencing a downside in our health, we must first recognize who we are in Christ, and that He is in us and therefore so is divine health. We must connect our faith to believe what God has already done. It is essential to feed on the revealed word and not on the toxic information of our unrenewed minds. Let’s look at an example, when we feed the body with something that intoxicates it (food poisoning), our organism reacts by ejecting that which made it sick (vomiting and diarrhea).This turns out to be a good reference of how our mind should act when it is intoxicated with information or thoughts that harm us. Although, in this case, we have to do it intentionally because it is not an automatic reaction like in our bodies. We have to activate things within us and deactivate others that are not letting our faith act. It is an inner work that each one of us must do.
How did I intoxicate my mind?
In order to not believe something that I am not and discover my true identity, I need the Father, He is the one who knows me best.
Moving away from the original design to a man-made alternative.
Being ruled by the symptoms of disease, and allowing them to become not only part of my body, but also of my mind is a man-made alternative.
What thoughts did we have, do we have and will we have of ourselves? What things have we allowed to remain within us, under the carpet and don’t want to resolve because of laziness, comfort, fear or simply not knowing the truth? We should take time to dive deep within ourselves and see what we left hidden, those things that are not letting us believe and experience healing. We must cooperate with all that is good for us.
As we saw before, symptoms are a product of our mind or body, and this interferes with our belief. There are people who, after losing an arm or a leg, continue to feel it’s presence or even pain or tingling in that limb, even though it does not exist (phantom limb syndrome). If our mind can believe that something that is gone still exists, it could also believe that something that isn’t there is present, whether it is pain, discomfort, a tumor or a disease!
Symptoms come to speak to us, every day and sometimes every hour and every minute. That is why our belief must speak to us louder and more often, in a way that counteracts the symptoms and allows us to choose to put our attention, our focus, on the Father’s words and use the faith, which gives us access to what He has already placed within us.
As John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. He loved and He gave.
What are you waiting for? It’s all within you. It depends upon your getting started.