In view of our most recent post regarding the placebo and nocebo effects, I was amazed to find the free daily devotional I receive from Pastor Joseph Prince dealt with the “mind/body” topic from a profoundly wise perspective–a Biblical perspective. I am compelled to share this devotional message and to highly recommend you subscribe to Pastor Prince’s daily messages
as well as his encouraging daily podcasts. Pastor Prince’s website is www.gracehope.com . Your faith will soar as you receive Pastor Prince’s insights.
The Mind Of Christ Doesn’t Grow Old
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Posted By Lu Martinez On October 24, 2009 (10:43 am) In Own Your Grandeur, Own Your Happiness, Own Your Health
Note: At Real Health Hope, we believe we are created to heal when we work with rather than against our Creator. Hosea 4:6 teaches, “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge..” which undergirds our efforts to bring helpful and healing knowledge.
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|My grandson, Alex, whom I would have never met if I hadn’t fought pancreatic cancer and won…Yeah God!
Alex loves to cook just like his dad (our son Brad)
Here is another link that will give you the site featured in this post plus another resource for already made sprouted grain products.
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Believing IN God and His willingness to heal us is absolutely NOT the same thing as believing God’s promises to heal us. Proverbs 5:20-22 reads like a prescription. Proverbs 4:20-22 (Young’s Literal Translation) 20 My son, to my words give attention, To my sayings incline thine ear, 21 Let them not turn aside from thine eyes, Preserve them in the midst of thy heart. 22 For life they are to those finding them, And to all their flesh healing.
Healing for the Soul–Healing for the Body=a Double Knock-out Punch For Healing (Health)
A very popular and wise minister, Joyce Meyer, whose website is: www.joycemeyerministries.org shares “The Hebrew word for “health” in vs 22 of Proverbs 4 is “medicine.” God’s Word is medicine to all our flesh. Isaac Leeser’s translation of Exodus 15:26 reads, ‘I the Lord am thy physician’. The medicine He prescribes is His Word.”
Meyer says that saying ‘I believe in healing’ without actually taking the medicine (the Word) is like saying “I believe in food” without eating. Her point, I think, is that the soul can starve just as the body can and readers of this blog have many posts to review discussing the importance of healing the soul to remove blocks to healing the body.
Meyer draws an interesting comparison of the parallels between God’s medicine and natural medicine. (I refer to a 2008 pdf document entitled “Healing Scriptures” available free online from a Google search.) I highly recommend you go to this link for that complete document which contains the comparison of God’s medicine and natural medicine as well as pertinent Scriptural references. http://www.faithandhealthconnection.org/new/wp-content/uploads/Healing-Scriptures-Joyce-Meyers.pdf
She discusses the points:
“God’s Word is a healing agent, just as natural medicine is a healing agent of catalyst.”
“We might say that medicine is no respector of persons. It will work for anyone who takes it. It is not a matter of if God is willing or not willing to heal any individual, but whether or not the individual will receive healing by taking the medicine that produces it.”
“Medicine must be taken according to directions to be effective.”
“Remember that it takes time for medicine to work. Most people give natural medicine a lot of time, patience and money to work. They diligently refill prescriptions over and over. They don’t just take one dose and expect a miracle. Keep taking God’s medicine. Give it time to work.”
In this pdf document, Joyce Meyers includes absolutely wonderful confessions of the Scriptural references that I urge you to speak out loud and to be diligent about it until your healing manifests. That manifestation may be gradual or it might be surprisingly quick. In either case, keep confession the Scriptures until the enemy gives up–and he will give up because he cannot stand against God’s Word or the name of Jesus. He is finished; he’s just doing some guerilla warfare trying to convince us he is not yet finished.
Recent work in quantum physics has shown the physical impact words have on matter and, of course, our bodies consist of matter and do respond to sound waves as well as light waves. Future posts will expand on this encouraging information from science; however, Christians know from Scripture how much power the tongue (words) have. Proverbs 18:21 tells us that “life and death are in the power of the tongue.”
I have mentioned other resources for “taking God’s Word” as medicine and I’ve shared my own experience driving away the last enemy attack of the symptoms that accompanied the type of cancer I had. Perhaps you were unable to order or obtain the materials I cited. In that case, I hope this free publication will bless you. It is quite powerful. Even if you have other Scriptural Confession resources, this one can be very helpful. Joyce Meyer is an encouraging minister of God’s Word in a very practical way. She teaches to “Enjoy Everyday Life” and I recommend you check out her teaching.
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Moving through the “cancer experience”, a person experiences many challenges of body and soul. It takes our bodies about two years to fully heal and return to full health is we follow the path built in to our natural healing…..of course God can make it happen in an instant. Whether it is a process or instantaneous (probably in worship), the enemy doesn’t usually give up easily. The enemy of our souls is exactly as Peter describes:
I know personally that this “accuser of the brethren” came back at me with real symptoms like fluctuating blood pressure and some of the other symptoms of the type of pancreatic tumor I had. It was just a few weeks before I was scheduled for regular follow up scans and labs and, of course, I could have given way to the symptoms and the worry that comes with them. But, in my spirit, the Lord had told me before to “stand up and fight” and the words of James were alive in my soul, “submit yourself, therefore to God; resist the enemy and he will flee.”(James 4:7) But I needed a weapon or a tool. The one that works ALL the time is God’s Word.
Charles Capps’ little book, God’s Creative Power, gave me exactly what I needed to get through the attack and enjoy scans and labs that were so good the doctors were amazed and shaking their heads. This book is available from www.amazon.com or from www.charlescapps.com . Capps explains that the it is spiritual law to speak God’s Word and expect it to manifest every time. Capps says, “God never does anything without saying it first. God is a faith God. God released His faith in Words.” ….”Ephesians 5:1 literally tells us to be imitators of God as children imitate their parents. To imitate God, you must talk like Him and act like Him.”
How does reading God’s Healing Promises out loud actually heal real symptoms? Turns out it’s both scientific and spiritual.
Capps explains the principle of the creative power in speaking God’s healing promises so well in this book that it builds your faith for healing while you release the power. The enemy cannot read your mind but he can certainly hear the Word and that makes him flee because he realizes you haven’t “bought his lies”.
David VanKoervering, a wonderful Christian physicist and teacher, explains the science (Quantum Physics) in several media forms (books, DVD’s, mp3 downloads, etc.) available on his website www.davidvankoervering.com . He explains how our bodies which are, of course, matter must respond to words because matter takes in information. Matter has memory. If you want to underpin your faith with science, go to David’s website and download some of his mp3 teachings. He is very easy to understand. His own healing testimony is absolutely amazing as well…..he has a brand new heart God gave him after he had 12 heart attacks.
One other resource is a small booklet called, Quantum Faith, by Annette Capps. Available from amazon.com on kindle or paper as well as from www.annettecapps.com. Annette explains, “Words are energy and energy affects the matter in your life. ” She points out how you will have what you say so you must say what you want to see manifest.
Jesus taught us to “speak to the mountains” in our lives. God spoke creation into existence. James said that life and death are in the power of the tongue. YOU HAVE THE POWER….speak the healing word. All the “side effects” are wonderful!
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Dr. Andrew Weil, MD. “hit it out of the park” with the following post so I am sharing it with you. Remember “anti-inflammatory” means slightly alkaline and that means no joint pain, a body chemistry cancer hates, happy cells because of good healthy cell membranes, and good mood. It means HEALTH throughout the body. The standard western diet is VERY inflammatory so Dr. Weil suggests some adjustments. This is one of his best posts.
Every Monday in January we present tips on the what, why and how of the Dr. Weil-recommended anti-inflammatory diet. Get started today!
Want to prevent inappropriate inflammation, reduce the risk of age-related diseases, and promote optimum health at any age? Then try an anti-inflammatory diet. By aiming for variety, including as much fresh food as possible, minimizing processed and fast foods, and making fruits and vegetables the foundation of your meals, you will be well on your way. Here are some simple steps to get you started:
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