The Lord has given us all things to enjoy on the earth. This includes healing and good health for the body. But the extent however to which we are able to enjoy His goodness, is dependent on our abilities to be able to do exploits with our faith. God can’t do anything for you, if you don’t have and use the faith that you have in Him.
For example you can’t get healed by just wishing to get healed. There are many who think that wishful thoughts about healing and good health, is all that they need to be healed and be in good health. You can wish for many things in life, but you won’t have them; until you believe with your heart that you have them, as you ask God for them. A wishful thinking to get healed can’t heal anyone. You must ask God in faith for your body to be healed, and then you will be healed.
The soundness of the physical body and its prosperity is therefore dependent, on how strong and healthy you are in the spirit man from where your faith works.
The Apostle John wrote as he began his third letter:
“Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.”
3 John 1:2 NLT
God wants you to be healthy in the body and strong in the spirit. Being strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10); is what gives strength to your spirit man, so that you are empowered to do exploits with your faith. You are not strong in yourself, but in Him alone. Those who are strong in their own abilities can’t do exploits by faith before the Lord. Their faith is not in God, but in their own abilities. Their sense of responsibility for healing and good health is always in their own personal abilities, and not in God’s.
The prosperity of the total man (spirit, soul and body) is therefore the responsibility of each believer in Christ Jesus. God is not responsible for what we are doing with our physical bodies, so as to prosper with healing and stay healthy. We are the ones who are responsible for taking care of the body that He has blessed us with. The Lord has strengthened you in the spirit man. He had given you the faith in His word. You are responsible for what you are doing now with your faith. Faith is yours. Use it to prosper yourself with healing and good health.
God is never responsible for how you are using your faith, to prosper on the earth today for every other things that you may need. He had given you His word for you to use, so that you can be able to have faith in Him. Look into His word for what you need, and it will be given to you, as you release your faith to believe in what it says.
You can have faith to be healed and get healed. But just because you got healed doesn’t means that your faith walk is finished. The devil is doing everything possible to steal your healing away from you. That’s why the Bible says that we are to hold on to the confession of our faith (Hebrews 10:22-23). We are to keep on fighting the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12), with His word through those confessions of healing and good health.
In the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) you will notice that each of the servants received talents from their master. The master gave them talents in accordance with their spiritual abilities. The master left them alone and travelled to a far country. He was not responsible for what each of the servants did with their talents.
In the same manner Jesus had gone to the Father with a promise to be back for us. But He had given us all things to enjoy until His return. One of the things that He had given us to enjoy is the healing of our bodies with good health.
You are responsible for what is not going on well in your body. God does not make the decisions about what you are eating or drinking for you. It is your personal decision. You are responsible for it, and not God. You eat and drink whatever you want daily. It’s your daily choice and decision.
Meanwhile the devil is aggressively exploiting and polluting science in the world today. He is constantly planning to bring new diseases on the earth. His ultimate goal in this is to destroy all of God’s creations. The devil does not want you to be enjoying the healing of your body with good health. He is always doing something to make people sick.
But as the people of God we had been given the authority in the name of Jesus to stop him. We are responsible for stopping the devil on his reckless track of the destruction, of everything that God had created. God can’t do anything on the earth without our partnership with Him, so as to hold the devil accountable for his havoc on the earth.
You however have to be enjoying what God had blessed you with, in order to be able to do exploits with them. Your healing and good health are important to Him.
We are the ones who are responsible for making the choices of our lifestyle, either to be enjoying being healed with good health, or to be enduring being sick.
You will be surprised to know that there are people who actually do like to be sick. They use it to attract attention to themselves, so as to manipulate their loved ones. The devil exploits the love and care that they are getting from such people, during their sick times to manipulate them; so that they can continue to have the unnecessary attention, which they are used to receiving while sick.
And because they like the attention that they are getting while they are sick, the devil finds it easy to exploit and manipulate such ungodly tendencies in them, to control and run the lives of those loved ones.
That’s why it’s important to be very careful with such manipulative people. Being manipulative of others to have one’s way in life, is a form of witchcraft. And God hates it (1 Kings 21).
The protection of your own health is more important above anything else. God has an assignment for you to fulfill in good health. Don’t allow unnecessary things to take your attention away from God’s calling.
The body is not meant to be abused
You do have the right to receive or reject what God has made available for you to enjoy. It is a matter of your personal choice. It’s just as Adam and Eve had the choice to obey God’s command, about the tree in the midst of the garden (Genesis 2-3). God gave them everything in the garden to enjoy, except for the one tree in the midst of the garden. But by making the wrong choice to disobey God, they lost the glory of God.
God will never force anyone to receive and to be enjoying His goodness. It’s a choice that we all have to make in life. However the unwillingness to act by faith on the word of God, is making some people to be enduring being sick. Although they ought to be enjoying healing and good health, but they had rather chosen to be enduring being sick.
Others are not able to hear God’s voice anymore about the healing of their body, because of what they are doing in abusing their physical bodies. The body was never created and given to us by the Lord to be abused or mistreated. It was given to us by God to enjoy while we are taking care of it.
When God told Adam and Eve not to eat of the fruit from the tree in the midst of the garden, it was for their own good. They however chose to abuse the privilege that they had in the garden. And consequently lost everything. The fruit of that tree was their tithe to the Lord. They were instructed by the Lord not to eat of it. But they ate from it, and lost God’s glory that was covering them.
In the same manner God had given us free air to breathe, but there are people who have chosen to be abusing that freedom. They have chosen to be breathing other things that are making them sick. Good health was given to them by God to enjoy by breathing clean air. But they have rejected God’s offer, for what the devil is offering them to destroy their bodies.
In the same manner it’s not all the foods in the world that are good for you. Yes, God created everything for us to enjoy, but it is not everything that are necessarily beneficial to you personally. What is good for one person may not be good or healthy for you to be eating.
As the Apostle Paul said:
“It’s true that our freedom allows us to do anything, but that doesn’t mean that everything we do is good for us. I’m free to do as I choose, but I choose to never be enslaved to anything. Some have said, “I eat to live and I live to eat!” But God will do away with it all. The body was not created for illicit sex, but to serve and worship our Lord Jesus, who can fill the body with himself.”
1 Corinthians 6:12-13 TPT
You can’t be eating what you know is unhealthy for your body, and then be praying later that God will heal you, and save you from your unhealthy habits. You are responsible for what you are eating. God is not responsible for what you are eating and drinking. You are the person who determines what goes through your mouth into your stomach.
So if you do get sick from eating what is unhealthy for your body, you brought it upon yourself. You will need to correct your bad eating and drinking habits by yourself, before God can heal you, and start working with you to give you a healthy body. Stop tempting God and His word with those unhealthy desires and bad habits in your life.
Repent of them completely. Turn away from bad eating and drinking habits; and then the Lord will help you. Stop saying that you can’t resist the temptations of unhealthy breathing, eating and drinking habits. You know within yourself that you can, if only you have it on your mind to resist being tempted with them. God will help you, if only you are willing to help yourself by cooperating with Him.
Foods were created for us to be eaten. But it’s not everything that is healthy for you and me to be breathing, eating and drinking. I am praying that God will open your spiritual eyes, to see the abuse that you are doing to your own body.
No one is judging you by what you are breathing, eating and drinking. God is the One who will judge us all. But I do have a personal responsibility as your Christian brother to warn you, of the dangers that those unhealthy food choices will bring on you to make you sick. You are responsible for what we are taking into your body system.
God treasures good health for everyone of His children. He however had created us all differently for a reason. And that’s why we all have different callings in the work of the Lord. He wants us all to be successful with those callings, and to be in good health while we are fulfilling those callings.
Some people do like to drink everything that’s being offered to them, without even considering what they are drinking. God gave us water to be drinking for the body. Yes, He created water for the use of the body, so that we can be healthy and strong to do whatever He has called us to do. Drinking water is good and healthy for you.
But some people are drinking what they know is harmful to their physical body. And as a result of this they have fallen sick, even to the point of being dead. They are abusing their body system with what the body does not need to be strong and healthy. They actually think that they are enjoying life with those things, but they are slowly destroying and killing themselves.
Even though you are breathing, eating and drinking what you are not supposed to be allowing into your body system, the Lord still loves you. He is merciful and full of compassion. He can and will heal you, if only you will put your faith to work for your healing and good health.
But after healing you and you choose to continue with those bad breathing, eating and drinking habits. You will get the warning signals from Him, to stop abusing your body by taking those things into your body system. God will warn you about those dangerous things to your health. He is warning you right now, as He had privately warned you before. Are you ready to start using your faith to effectively change your bad breathing, eating and drinking lifestyles? A change that will bring your healing to manifest quickly and give you good health.
Be a good steward of your body
Many people have died early in life, because they are not paying attention to those warnings from the Lord about their health. They are paying more attention to the desires of their flesh. The enemy is making sure that they are listening more to their flesh, instead of listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will always warn you about those bad habits. Are you listening to Him?
We must therefore become good stewards of our physical bodies. It’s difficult for you to be hearing God’s voice when you are more focused on doing the things, that are getting you weaker and sicker in the physical body. When your health is deteriorating, you do have the tendency to be listening more to the voice of the body, than to the voice of your spirit.
Your body has a voice. It speaks to you at all times. Your spirit man has the ability to hear God’s voice from your heart. And your mind has it’s own voice also from the information that had been stored up in your brain. Whose voice are you paying more attention to? God’s voice, the body’s or the mind’s? As the body speaks louder and louder, the tendency is for you to be paying more attention to it, than to the voice of the Holy Spirit who lives in you.
Make the decision today to flee from those things that are dangerous and harmful to your health. You and your Heavenly Father have so much to do on the earth. You can’t afford to be allowing the things that are temporary in this world, to deny you of God’s very best. The choice is yours.
But you have to remember that you do have only one life to live on the earth. Live to glorify God in your body. Stay healthy. Breathe, eat and drink healthy.
Your life on the earth is temporary. There is a better place for you in Heaven. Jesus had gone to prepare your forever home for you (John 14:1-4).
You have nothing to loose on the earth, that is in comparison with what is awaiting you in eternity with God. Stop abusing your body with those bad habits, while you are still alive on the earth. You can be enjoying good life in your body, so as to live longer, while serving the Lord in a healthier body.
Make the decision to change today. To live and not die by proclaiming these words everyday of your life. Start proclaiming them daily, until faith for your healing with perfect health, arises from your heart into the reality of what you are proclaiming by saying:
“I shall not die, but live,
And declare the works of the Lord.”
Psalm 118:17 NKJV
Now stay away from bad breathing, eating and drinking habits. Stay alive. Live long and stay healthy in the blessing and prosperity of the Lord.