How are you today? I fear that many of us may find ourselves either horizontally or vertically sick! I think very few people really experience what it means to be ‘in health’.
I believe that it is God’s will for us to walk in divine health – in spirit, soul and body. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. (3 John 1:2) Your spirit is your God-conscious part of you, the part that relates to God. Your soul is your self-conscious part of you, the part that relates to yourself i.e. your mind, will and emotions. Your body is your world-conscious part of you, the part that relates to the world around you and other people. Just like God is a triune God – Father God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, so are we triune beings – we ARE a spirit, we POSSESS a soul and we LIVE in a body.
In order to be HEALTHY IN SPIRIT we need to be delivered and healed from our sin. Sin is to the spirit what sickness is to the body. Both have the ability to destroy us. Jesus Christ came to earth to save us from our sin. To be ‘born again’ spiritually is to move from sin and death to righteousness and life. A divine exchange takes place. You give Jesus your sin and Jesus gives you His righteousness! Born-again believers are alive to God and once supernaturally connected to God can walk in divine spiritual health.
Healthy in Spirit
And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1) Easter is the perfect time to come alive to God when you recognize what Jesus Christ accomplished for you personally on the Cross of Calvary. A healthy spirit has successfully sustained me through 30 years of Rheumatoid Arthritis. The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, But who can bear a broken spirit? (Proverbs 18:14) Accept Christ as your Saviour and you, too, can walk in spiritual health and experience the joy of Easter.
In order to be HEALTHY IN SOUL (your mind, will and emotions) the key is to allow God’s Word, the Bible, to renew your mind. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2) The many loud voices of the world shape the lives of unbelievers but it is the small still voice of God that shapes the lives of believers. God has a specific purpose for your life and His heart is to restore back to you everything that Satan and sin has stolen from you. I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten (Joel 2:25) Bibles should be the most popular Easter gifts.
Healthy in Soul
Faith rises in the heart of all who read God’s love letter. Think of your Bible as a long email from God. His Words bring abundant life as they supernaturally enter your heart, then your mind and ultimately your life. He restores my soul (Psalm 23:3) Read God’s Word and enjoy soul health like you have never known. Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16) God wants you to be able to say “It is well with my soul”.
In order to be HEALTHY IN BODY we need to eat food that God made and turn away from man-made processed food. Advertisements and supermarket alleys are full of worldly temptations loaded with sugar, salt and the wrong fats. ‘Temptation Trail’ lies between you and the check-out point!
Healthy in Body
Of all people Christians should care for their bodies the best because we know that our bodies are ‘temples’ that house the Spirit of God …do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1 Corinthians 6:19,20) Your body was designed to be active so keep moving, eat good, wholesome food and bring glory to God.
Wishing each one a divinely healthy and peaceful Easter! Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)