Healing is primarily spiritual before it becomes physical. Every spiritual causes of sicknesses and diseases has to be removed, before the physical symptoms can be eliminated. In most cases the physical symptoms will disappear on their own, as soon as the spiritual underlying causes are removed.
It’s the presence of sin in any life that points directly to the type of spiritual problem in that life. As soon as sin is being dealt with, the door will be opened for the blessing of the Lord, to start pouring into that life.
Every blessing is first spiritual before it can physically manifest. You however will need to use your faith to be able to see the blessing first in the spirit. Faith manifests the blessing physically. Faith releases what is seen in the realm of the spirit, through the spoken word into the physical realm.
The healing of the physical body is a blessing from God. That’s why it’s important for every child of God to flee from the appearances of evil. Every appearances of evil is the temptation to sin.
The Bible says:
“Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.”
I John 3:6 NKJV
Whenever sin becomes exposed to a sick person by the illumination of the Light of God; a decision has to be made to repent of it. That’s when God’s Light will begin to shine through the heart as a result of repentance, causing darkness with its sinful nature to disappear.
Spiritual healing takes place as sin is being eliminated, thereby opening the door for physical healing. Physical healing begins as Light shines through the heart, to begin the process of bringing life and restoration of health to a diseased body.
Spiritual healing is very crucial for physical healing to take place. A sinner must turn away from a sinful life and then receive the forgiveness of sin. It is spiritual healing that brings deliverance to the soul from the works of the devil.
The Healing of a sick or diseased body comes by the stripes of Jesus Christ. Nothing can stop its flow. The stripes of Jesus Christ has all the power in it to heal you today. But to be able to receive your healing, it’s important to understand that it is God’s Holy Spirit Who works in bringing it at all times.
The Holy Spirit is the conduit of the power from the stripes of Jesus Christ. That’s why it’s difficult to understand people who wants God to heal them, but who don’t want to learn how the things of God’s Kingdom works. They want to receive the miracle of healing without listening to hear the word of faith.
God’s primary way of healing is through His word
Jesus declared in the Amplified Bible Translation of Matthew 6:33:
“But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.”
Matthew 6:33 AMPC
Getting to know God’s way of doing things positions us for the very best from Him. When we are acquainted with “His way of doing and being right”; we will know the best approach for us to make our requests known to Him in prayer.
The Christian walk becomes easier when we are following God’s way of doing things. When we are assuming that we do know His way of doing things, without listening to hear His word, we will miss the opportunity to get to know God more intimately.
When we are seeking God’s Kingdom and righteousness, we are also seeking His method of healing the sick. This translation of the Bible says – “His way of doing and being right”. God’s method of healing the sick, is His way of doing things and doing it right. You can’t miss your miracle healing when you know what it takes to get it.
We can’t miss God for as long as we are following His way of doing things. The healing of sicknesses and diseases is one of the things that God does by the Spirit. And He has countless means of healing a diseased body (1 Corinthians 12:9); just as He has countless means to bless you. Healing is one of the blessings of God (Psalms 103:3).
But the primary way for God to heal us is through His word, even though the conduit is the Holy Spirit. Healing always flows from the stripes of Jesus Christ, and the primary way of its manifestation is through His word. God’s methods of healing are countless but His word brings it to you.
As an example all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit reveals God’s methodologies of doing things in the Kingdom. The gifts may manifest to us through visions, images or other spiritual means. But they will always manifest something that our own words can only describe for us to understand. And that may be His spoken word or perfect will for us to follow. As long as we are diligent to follow through with what He is showing us, we will see the manifestation of His glory.
The Apostle Peter was once praying at Joppa, when He fell into an open vision (a trance). He saw an image of unclean animals. He initially could not understand what it meant. But as he followed through in obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit, he was finally able to interpret the image with words later at the house of Cornelius. And this is how God often deals with us also.
Peter had said to the crowd in Cornelius’ house:
“ .. You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean. Therefore I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me?”
Acts 10:28-29 NKJV
Peter finally understood that the image of the unclean animals that he saw in the vision, had everything to do with the gentile’s (sinners) world. To the Jews the gentiles are unclean. And according to Jewish law (the Torah) they are not supposed to be associated with the gentiles in any way.
We saw an example of this in the way that Jesus answered the gentile woman, who wanted Him to heal her daughter. The Bible says:
“The woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter. But Jesus said to her, “Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”
Mark 7:26-27 NKJV
Jesus had referred to this woman as “little dog”, because of the Jewish law which forbade Him from associating with them. Jesus was being obedient to the law, so that by His act of full obedience to the law, the law itself might become fully completed in Him.
But by the time when Peter had the vision of the unclean animals, Jesus had already ascended into the Heavens. The Holy Spirit had descended on the believers in Christ and was already living in them. The shedding of the blood of Jesus Christ had finally opened the way into the presence of God for the gentile (sinners) world.
Peter was being led through the vision that he had seen, into the perfect will of God in a very dramatic way by the Lord. God’s word was being revealed to him in a manner that he never knew before. God’s way of doing things in the Kingdom was revealed to him at this time. The gifts of the word of knowledge and the word of wisdom will often come to us in this way also.
God is still speaking through visions and dreams today. It’s important to learn how to listen to His word through them.
The healing of sicknesses and diseases, including the deliverance of the captives can come through visions and dreams. But each interpretation will always reveal what God wants to do, in a manner that we can understand and articulate with words.
That’s why the Bible says:
“He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.”
Psalms 107:20 NKJV
God’s word is the primary source of all healings. That’s why it’s important for us to be meditating on God’s word. Spiritual Truth from God can only be understood through His word.
A lot of people often make the mistake of dealing solely in visions and dreams. They are being ignorant and misguided about the ways that God works. God may speak to us in visions and dreams. But His primary means of speaking to us is in His word.
That’s why it’s important to interpret every vision and dream based on the foundation of His written word. And as long as you are staying focused on God’s word even while in the spirit, you will never miss God’s assigned method for your specific purpose.
People who are carried away with visions and dreams are easily entangled in the net of the devil. He knows how to use them to confuse those who are solely relying on them, as the basis of everything that they are doing in the name of the Lord. When you are meditating more and more on God’s written word, it becomes difficult for the devil to confuse or deceive you.
The Lord may use any of the gifts of the Spirit to reveal His will to us, but the source of all that He does is always in His written word. And His word is Spirit and life (John 6:63) – be it spoken or written. The Spirit is the carrier of His word to us, with the purpose of impacting His life into our lives. Healing takes place when we are open to receive God’s word from the Holy Spirit.
Don’t get deceived by the devil
That’s why we always need to be careful about the words that passes through our thoughts. The devil has the ability of using such words to manifest himself with sicknesses and diseases, just as God manifests with His word to heal the sick body.
As an example the coronavirus pandemic must had originated with word of the devil in the heart of one person. Someone was opened with the thought of it from the devil. Once the word of the devil is conceived in the heart of those who do believe in it, it manifests the works of evil into the earth. Evil is increasing daily on the earth, as people who are becoming more and more opened to be used of the devil. They are receiving and conceiving the words of the devil from their thoughts into their hearts.
There are people on earth today who are involved in silly experiments which are demonic in nature. A lot of young people in the world today have gotten themselves into trouble by experimenting with drugs, sex, alcohol and even witchcraft. They are seeking to be dominant in their peer groups. And their silly quests for dominance and fame has become a trap that the devil is using to get them.
The devil uses words to entice them. He uses words to manipulate and control those who are paying attention to him.
That’s why the Apostle Paul advised us in spiritual warfare to be:
“casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”
II Corinthians 10:5-6 NKJV
As Christians it’s important to always bring every thought that comes to us, down to the obedience of Christ. Thoughts will always come to us in words that passes through our minds. Those devilish thought-words about being sick or being involved in an accident, must always be brought down immediately, to the obedience of the words and promises of God to us.
For example to bring every thought of being sick to the obedience of Christ, you’ve got to be ready in season and out of season, to resist the words of being sick immediately it crosses your thought pattern. Cast it down immediately and affirm everything that Christ had already accomplished on the cross for your healing.
Don’t give any room in your thoughts to the devil at all (Ephesians 4:27). Jesus had destroyed all the works of the devil, including sicknesses and diseases. There is no need for any child of God to be sick at all. Don’t ever entertain the thought of it at all. Cast it down to the obedience of the promises of God about healing and good health, by confessing those promises of God, instead of confessing those negative thought-words about being sick. No sicknesses and diseases including the ongoing pandemic can touch you, for as long as you are under the covering of the blood of Jesus Christ.
This means that we must be prepared to fulfill our act of obedience to the Spirit of Christ in our lives. The blood of Jesus can’t cover any act of disobedience to His word. There is no protection of His blood for being disobedient to the word of God. And when you are not confessing the promises of God over your life, you are being disobedient to the word of God. Don’t let the devil deceive you into being quiet or silent. Speak God’s word to fight those devilish thoughts.
It is the blood that makes atonement for our sins (Leviticus 17:11). And without the shedding of the blood there is no atonement for sin. The blood of Jesus places an edge over the life of a Christian, for as long as that Christian is walking in the Light of Christ.
A Christian who crosses the blood line to enter into sin, is exposed to the attacks of the devil. The devil will do everything possible to entice anyone into sin. He doesn’t care about who you are. He will try to tempt you and entice you into sin. But no one needs to be taking his baits.
And just because you might had sinned before without any consequence for it, doesn’t means that you are okay. Satan is luring you into his net. He knows how committed you are to the Spirit of Christ in your life. He will not attack you so quickly. He knows that your commitment to Jesus is dangerous to him. He recognizes that you still have an effective authority over him.
He will wait until sin dominates your life completely and totally, before going on the onslaught to attack you. He will wait for you to get well established in sin, before going after you to bring you down with sicknesses and diseases.
This is what he does always in targeting strong Christians, who are dangerous to him. Sin can open the door for sicknesses and diseases into the life of an unrepentant Christian.
That was why the Apostle John said:
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:8-9 NKJV
The Apostle John was not writing in this letter to non-Christians. He was writing to Holy Spirit filled and Bible believing Christians. And he was advising them here not to be deceiving themselves, while they knew that they were living in sin. There are a lot of Christians like this today also, who will even plead the blood of Jesus Christ and His name, in an attempt to shield themselves away from the consequence of unrighteousness acts.
It’s important to repent of any sin in your life, flee away from sin and every appearances of evil. And start living for righteousness immediately.
The Bible says:
“But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.”
James 1:14-15 NKJV
James (the younger brother of Jesus) was writing here also to Holy Spirit filled, Bible believing Christians. He was advising them to flee away from sin. And he even went further to explain to us how a Christian can be tempted to fall into temptation. You are not a super hero who is too spiritual for the devil to come after. Don’t allow yourself to be enticed with evil desires to fall into temptation.
When sin is fully grown in any life it will eventually bring death. Spiritual death will come first to separate them from fellowship with God. That’s when such Christians will stop hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit. The presence of sin in the life of any Christian will hinder the voice of the Holy Spirit from being heard. The Holy Spirit is speaking to the Christian, but sin has separated that person from His voice. Eventually physical death will manifest as a result being sick to take such life away completely from the body.
But this can be bypassed by quickly repenting and getting back into fellowship with the Lord. God wants to heal everyone of His children. He doesn’t want anyone of His children to come back home through sicknesses and diseases. He desires that you come home peacefully, without necessarily going through the agony of pain through sicknesses or diseases.
Walk in love always, to stay healed and healthy
The Bible commands us (the Passion Translation):
“Yet we can be assured that we have been translated from spiritual death into spiritual life because we love the family of believers. A loveless life remains spiritually dead.”
1 John 3:14 TPT
Spiritual death is separation from God’s life. It is a root cause of sicknesses and diseases. But when we are resolved to stay in love with one another, we will experience His spiritual life. Spiritual life is healing and good health.
A spiritually healthy Christian loves all believers in Christ. They may not be of the same denomination or Church with one another, but he knows that he has been called to love them.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 13:34-35 NKJV
Don’t ever be caught saying that you hate another Christian. Saying such a thing will bring you separation from the love of God. If you want to live long life in good health, open your heart to embrace your fellow believers in Christ. It gives you the protection of Heaven from sicknesses and diseases.
Those who can’t love other Christians cannot live long. Stay in love no matter the price. The road to staying in love with all Christians is not smooth. Jesus never said it will be easy. That was why He said it to us as a command. Loving fellow Christians is a command from Jesus to you. It is never a matter of opinion, choice or option.
Are you open to obey this command? It will keep you healed and healthy in life. It will cause you to have the boldness of approaching God at anytime for anything. It will keep you at peace with all men and protect your joy in the Holy Spirit.
That’s why you need to be prepared to live for the Lord at all times. There is a high price to pay for falling into the trap of the enemy. Don’t make yourself his target.
Stay in love. Live life – be healed and stay healthy with the joy of the Holy Spirit every moment of your Christian life. That’s how to live a fulfilled Christian life in good health.