Health means different things to different people. For me, health is functioning in God's best in spirit, soul, and body. My definition of health is; "Total alignment with God's ways; spiritually, mentally, and physically." So the key is understanding what God's ways are, for these areas. His ways will include the balance of His wisdom and power. We need both for complete health. God's grace gives us the wisdom to discern what to do, the authority to demand results into the natural, and the power to accomplish those results. Our belief is that God created our bodies with such intricate detail, that if we will simply give it the nutrition required for spirit, soul, and body, it will do what God designed it to do; heal and protect itself.
The "nutrition" needed is not just food nutrition, but the proper things each area was designed to have. We could simply say, provide each area the good things while keeping out the bad things! If you have not done so, we recommend downloading our free eBook; Living Healthy Beyond 120. It will give you a good foundation for health.
Here is our model for health.
We cannot leave out part of our makeup and expect to function in a healthy manner. Your overall health is in direct proportion to the individual health of your spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. According to our model, our spiritual, mental, and physical components are influenced by two factors; nutrition and toxins. Our health is determined by whether we are receiving the proper nutrition in all 3 areas, along with whether toxins are hindering those areas. We were designed to resonate with our Creator in all three areas and when we are out of alignment with Him in any of the areas, we will not walk in His best.
Our model is patterned after the 3 Greek words used for healing throughout the New Testament.
SOZO, (Strong's #4982)
To heal or save, mainly speaking of our spiritual healing, but sometimes used for the physical.
IAOMIA, (Strong's #2390)
To heal with an instantaneous miracle.
THERAPEUO, (Strong's #2323)
To heal with the process of medical service or therapy.
The Apostle Paul used the balance of all three methods of God's healing on the island of Malta:
"And it came about that the father of Publius was lying in bed afflicted with recurrent fever and dysentery; and Paul went in to see him and after he had prayed, he laid his hands on him and healed him." [Iaomia-instantaneous miracle]
"And after this had happened, the rest of the people on the island who had diseases were coming to him and getting cured [Therapeuō-medical process]."
Acts 28:8-9 NASB (Emphasis Mine)
We, of course, know that he applied Sozo-spiritual healing, as his mission was to preach the Gospel unto salvation and would not have healed without introducing the people to the Healer!
With the balance of these methods used in the Bible, we can be assured that they are for us today as well. God spoke over us and said we are blessed and will multiply. This is a directive, which every part of the universe immediately went to work to create, as God declared. The problem is that no matter how much good is trying to get to us, we have the power to stop it. Why would anyone want to stop good? People don't realize they are stopping God's blessings by what they align their heart to. Man always thinks his way is the best way and then suffers the consequences later.
All of life, springs forth from our heart (Proverbs 4:23). It is the combination of our spirit and soul, and is programmed by our thoughts. Our thoughts are either aligning us with God's ways to receive His best, or they are perverting our heart and blocking His blessings from getting to us. God's blessings are constant and faithful, but we have to position our self, to receive. We are not earning His blessings. They are constantly flowing, just as He said, but we are aligning our life to resonate with what He spoke forth, so we can receive all His benefits. God is not the problem... we are!
When we are resonating with Him, we are operating in health, in spirit, soul, and body. Once you learn the balance between God's power and His wisdom in practical application, you will always walk in His best! Our bodies were designed to function with certain nutrients that 99% of people don't get. This lack of alignment is creating sickness and disease. God designed our souls to function in peace with positive emotions. The problem is that 99% of people are creating wrong emotions, which leads to sickness and disease. We were created to function with only positive thoughts that align with truth, but 99% of people are creating sickness and disease with wrong thinking. We were designed to function free of stress (fear) and harmful toxins, but 99% of people are doing all the wrong things which allows stress and toxins in their life, creating sickness and disease.
Are you starting to see a wholistic pattern and balance here? It is no wonder we see such decline in health today with chronic sickness and early deaths, even among people of faith. The reason is that people are missing the balance of the healing God has provided through the application of His 3 methods of healing as mentioned above. Health is a choice. You do not have to be sick. It's not your fault! We have not been taught the truth with proper balance. You simply need to get a foundation for health in all areas of your life. If you have an immediate health concern, go to kreitton.org/inevitablehealing/ and start taking charge of your health!
Health is not about doing everything perfectly... it is about making better choices in spirit, soul, and body. Isn't it time for you to redefine life and start receiving what is yours? Isn't it time to step into the health and healing that God says is yours?
It's time to align 'all of you' so you can be 'all you were meant to be'!