In this column an analysis of how people can stay health by using the Word of God and mixing it with faith is devulged; it gives a detailed account on how the Spirit of God through the ministration of the Word is on its own a solution to the medical problems man have failed to solve through lack of medical know-how.
“My people are ruined because they don’t know what’s right or true. Because you’ve turned your back on knowledge…” Hosea 4.6 (Messages Bible) The Word of God clearly outlines that the cause of ruin is lack of knowledge; the inability to know what to do when one is in trouble. The bible says man was made in the image of God which means he is in God’s position when he is on earth hence the need for him to use the scriptures as a manual on how to live a godly life and be able to rule and conquer circumstances.
A review on King Asa’ s ignorance will elaborate on how sickness can ruin individuals if they lack knowledge.2 Chronicles 16:12, ” And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians”. The Word of God says Asa forgot how God had helped him before but rather chose to seek assistance from physicians and scripture explicitly reviews that the disease was exceedingly great which meant it was beyond human reach. The result was that King Asa died as a result of his sickness.
The allegory of King Asa is an epitome of the mindset of many Christians today who are caught in betwixt religion and the truth. They align themselves to the hype of fear labelled on certain diseases like HIV/AIDS, Cancer, and other viral infections beyond man’s medical know-how. They get the fear of these diseases into their system to such an extend that when they are infected by them they immediately begin to plan their death like any other ordinary individuals and the result is that they perish according to the Word of God. The problem is not they got infected but it is the fear that they would have put in their system and lack of knowledge that kills them. The truth is nothing in this world is able to kill a Christian as the Word said that no weapon fashioned against a Christian shall prosper this means a gun cannot kill a child of God they only die coz they don’t know they are not supposed to die a vernomous snake could not kill Paul. Acts 28:3 “And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. 28:5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm”.
As I explain this I would like to give a personal testimony of how I got to discover what I have explained: years ago as I grew up we were used to visit the village on school holidays and despite being young my life was moulded in prayer and in the Word of God. As I was in the rural areas I was given poisoned goat meat with foes of the family who hated us for our urban background. The interesting part was that I did not know I was given poisoned food, so I braaid the meat and ate it and even kept some to eat in the bus as I was set to return to the urban areas on the morrow. However, as I was travelling in the bus with a brother the food that I had eaten was shaken in the bus and I vomited profusely till everything came out. Obviously before we had travelled we had a habit of praying; everyone in the bus shouted “poison!” because of the dark blue colour and smelly stuff that came out. The end of the story is obvious: I survived that is why I am writing this article.
The deal is that if I had been warned that I had eaten something poisonous I would not have prayed before depature but would have looked for the nearest clinic. Moreover, fear would have reigned in and that would have been the end of me but the inability to know the things of the world and ability to know the Word of God which instruct that, “… men ought always to pray, and not to faint;…” Luke 18.1 (King James) delivered me out of the inevitable doom of the cessation of life that I faced. Feeding oneself with wordly facts is disastrous especially when you are a child of God.
It is important to note that there is a difference between abstinence from sex because one fears HIV/AIDS and abstinence from sex because one fears God. The reason being that one who feeds on worldly information is highly unable to do that because of the temptations that come from the world whereas one who feeds on spiritual information even if they might fail because of temptations they are highly favoured to get back up by the virtue of seeking the knowledge of the word of God like what King Asa failed to do.
Isaiah 33:24 “And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity” (King James) This was a prophecy by Isaiah of those that are in the church and full of the Holy Spirit. Their confession is not aligned to how they feel but on where they belong and who they are. Jesus went about healing the sick and performing miracles but he left the earth and blessed the Christian with the same Spirit that made him to perform healings and miracles. When Jesus healed he did not say he did so because he was powerful but it was as a result of faith of the individuals that required healing. Precisely what this meant was that those that have the Holy Spirit do not require anything special to be health but faith.”… your life of faith is a response to God’s power, not to some fancy mental or emotional footwork by me or anyone else”. God has power but this power works on our behalf by faith.
Furthermore, faith overides sin which is said to be attatched to sickness probably in religious circles. Hebrews chapter 11 vividly relates how faith overshadowed sin to the salvation of people like Rahab the prostitute who did not perish because she believed. Even though wordly facts are a tool to condemn those that do not follow them they are halted when one is flooded with the gospel of Jesus Christ which is the spiritual truth and prohibits condemnation to those that are in Christ. In the next article I will expound on how one can get out of disease, sickness and