Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What's wrong with you anyway

Psychoneuro-immunology or PNI, as Robert Ader defines it, is the study of the connection between the brain and the immune system. According to Wikipedia, “The main interest of PNI is the interaction between the nervous and immune systems, and the relation between mind processes and health. PNI studies, among other things, the physiological functioning of the neuroimmune system in health and disease.”

Where do the conflicts and where do the quarrels among you come from? Is it not from this, from your passions that battle inside you? James 4:1

We have conflicts and wars in our own mind. Our flesh wants something right now, or pride tells us not to be humble or forgive, or the devil puts lies in our head and we listen. This thinking causes our passions to rise up and brings strife, uncertainties, and unbalances within us. How we think affects our physical body. Accepting the enemy’s word is accepting corruption. Corruption in our hearts cause all fightings. These thoughts cause us to not seek God with our whole heart, which leads to sin.

Jesus said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’” This is the first and greatest commandment. Mathew 22:37-38

We are to love the Lord with everything in us. This includes all of our thoughts. This is for our good. To love God takes action on our part. It means to be loyal to Him, which is obedience to His every Word. Obedience because we want to. Obedience because we know and completely trust our Heavenly Father. If we love the Lord with all our heart, soul and mind, there’s no room to desire anything else, no desire to please our self. We are pure at heart, clean, spotless, and blameless. We are full of the goodness of God. When the heart and mind are pure, so is the body.

All is pure to those who arepure. But to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their minds and consciences are corrupted. Titus 1:15

To the corrupt and unbelieving though, nothing is pure. Corrupt comes from a word which means defiled, tainted, or contaminated. There is corruption within the heart mind and soul. When the mind is impure, the body will be also. The mind listens to and takes on the lies of the devil. What is thought and believed is what the body will respond to. PNI studies are finding this to be true. The unbeliever does not know the Good News of Jesus Christ. He does not know he can be set free from all dis-eases.

So keep the commandments, statutes, and ordinances that I today am commanding you to do. The Lord will protect you from all sickness, and you will not experience any of the terrible diseases that you knew in Egypt; instead he will inflict them on all those who hate you. Deut. 7:11, 15

Believing in God’s every Word and keeping His commandments keeps us from sin. We are totally pure inside and out. This keeps us dis-ease free. No evil no lie is within us. Not all Christians are pure and healthy, not all unbelievers are sick. An unbeliever only has to accept the Lord as his Savior to be made whole. A Christian has to accept that he has been made whole and walk in our Fathers footsteps.

God made us in His image, just like Him. We are made of His love, truth and goodness. Our heart knows His heart. He has written His Word in our heart. Unfortunately, evil enters the picture and tries to take this trust, knowledge, and love of God away from us.

All dis-ease and curses come from evil. Adam gave the devil an open door, and now we know sickness. We no longer have that complete trust in the Lord with every fiber of our being. Falseness has crept in. When falseness takes place of trust, life is sickened. When evil takes place of good, darkness can take over. When the devil takes the place of Jesus, death takes over. When doubt takes place of faith, damnation can take the place of salvation. If corruption or defilement stays within us, it takes the place of what use to be God’s love. Separation is beginning. Falsities destroy the life of understanding the Truth. Lies kill, steal and destroy the spiritual life which are made of faith and love. The spiritual life corresponds with the natural body so evil within the spirit can manifest itself into a sickness.

Believing anything but Gods Word can cause sin, confusion, hopelessness, disobedience (which causes grief and suffering), unforgiveness, strife, fear, and anything else that is not from our Father.

Hosea 4:6 says we are destroyed for lack of knowledge (of His Word). Our perfect likeness of God is destroyed when we let deceit in. Our image is less like Him when we believe a lie. Truth leaves while untruth prevails. The misleading of the devil takes us away from our Truth. If we let the enemy have his way, he will take over and kill us– mind, spirit, soul and body. Love brings life, evil brings death.

Believing a lie is taking the devil’s word over God’s Word. It’s believing in something that is not real. Can we call God a liar? Accepting the enemy's word is accepting punishment. Satan comes to kill, steal, and destroy. When we continue to believe and live in untruth, an evil seed is planted. When this negative seed is planted, some part of the body or soul is destroyed. This little root starts taking up space within the body and can manifest into a big ugly mess that can eventually take over the body and life and ruin it completely.

There is a reason for every dis-ease, a cause for every curse.

As the sparrow in her wandering and the swallow in her flight, so the curse does not come without a cause. Proverbs 26:2

Somewhere down the line, whether you, your parents, or grandma’s dad sinned, it has brought a curse. This curse can be passed down and manifested within you if it is not taken care of. A dis-ease represents the hurtful things in the spirit. A dis-ease is the breaking down of life within. When the spirit is contaminated, the beginning seed of wrong is planted and starts to root when the first offense takes place. This bad seed could have been planted yesterday or generations ago.

Having mercy on thousands, overlooking evil and wrongdoing and sin; he will not let wrongdoers go free, but will send punishment on children for the sins of their fathers, and on their children's children to the third and fourth generation. Exodus 34:7

We probably have no idea what great grandpa did, but accepting Jesus, confessing sins, and asking forgiveness breaks the curse. We don’t want any sin between the Lord and our heart.

...I am confessing the sins of the Israelites that we have committed against you – both I myself and my family have sinned. We have behaved corruptly against you, not obeying the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments that you commanded your servant Moses. Nehemiah 1:6-7

Ask God where this root of hurt came from and confess that sin. Forgive the offender. Could be yourself.

Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear; But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that He will not hear. Isaiah 59:1-2

Sin separates us from God. Disobedience and disbelief in the Lord are wrong. The wages of sin are death. Not believing in the Lord is not trusting His love for us. We have to love and trust the Lord with every thing in us, and know that He is good. We are commanded to love Him with all of our heart, soul, and mind. We have to accept God’s Word completely. This means total trust in every Word He says, every Word that He has written to us. Know how much we are loved by Jesus.

If we could accept God’s Word in it’s entirety, our whole body would be at peace, therefore healthy. No stress, not even a bit of untruth or unbelief within us. The mind would have the body completely calm and be anxiety free even in troubled times. We can be totally immersed in His love for us. Jesus Christ is the Word of God that we are to believe in. (John 1:1, 1:14)

The enemy doesn’t want us to know this. He doesn’t want us to know Jesus. The Good News and the Truth is:

But He lifted up our illnesses, He carried our pain; even though we thought He was being punished, attacked by God, and afflicted for something He had done. He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds, crushed because of our sins; He endured punishment that made us well; because of His wounds we have been healed. All of us had wandered off like sheep; each of us had strayed off on His own path, but the Lord caused the sin of all of us to attack him. Isaiah 53:4

Our Lord has set us free… He’s delivered us from evil. He’s forgiven all sins. Jesus died on the cross so we could have life– not sickness, death, or even lack. He let our wrongs attack Him instead of us. He took our sins, our curse, our punishments away so we could be whole - mind, soul, spirit and body. Our Shepard stepped out in front of us and took the blow from the enemy Himself. Jesus sacrificed His body to save ours.
If we could only get this into our head, the body would respond.

My son, be attentive to My words; incline your ear to My sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to him who finds them, and healing to all his flesh. Keep your heart with all vigilance; for from it flow the springs of life.Proverbs 4:20-23

The Word of God is the cure for every dis-ease. Keep it in the heart, it is healing to all flesh. God’s Word keeps the heart pure, therefore the body is dis-ease free.
Believing in Jesus makes us whole. Our faith in the Word is our healing. Acknowledging that Jesus is the Son of God, knowing He heals, forgives, saves and delivers lets us receive all of His goodness.

He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” Mark 5:34

We are made whole. We are made in His image - nothing broken, nothing out of place, nothing bent out of shape, no-thing wrong. This means disease free, no sickness, no curse, not even hopelessness. Everything Jesus heals is spiritual, which manifests into the physical. He says your faith has healed, now go in peace. The body is at peace when the mind is. We enter into the complete peace of Jesus Christ when we accept Him. We are to walk with Him in faith, He is our peace. Don’t walk in unbelief and lies. Jesus died to cover everything that could cause an unhealthy life. He took death and destruction and replaced it with a life of abundant health and prosperity.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. John 10:10

When we understand that our Father in heaven loves us just the way we are and we receive His goodness, we will find that healing has taken place. We will know that deliverance has come. Knowing who we are in the Lord truly sets us free.

We easily believe what the devil says... “you have a headache, you have cancer, there is no cure for this disease, you have four months to live…” yet the devil is the father of lies. Why can’t we just as easily believe, and accept the Truth?

The Truth is we are healed, the Truth is we are children of God, the Truth is we are blessed, the Truth is we are forgiven completely, not partially. The Truth is we are made whole in our spirit, mind, soul, and body.

Christ carried our sins in His body on the cross so that freed from our sins, we could live a life that has God's approval. His wounds have healed you.1 Peter 2:24

It's finished. It’s done. No more sickness. It’s all gone. Accept it. Believe it. Embrace it. When we have no doubt that Jesus loves us this much, peace and joy takes over including complete deliverance.

Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

God wants His children to be in His love and perfect peace where there is no sin or sickness. (He put us in the Garden of Eden in the first place.) He says don’t worry about anything, talk to Him and tell Him your needs and requests. Tell Him your hearts desires. Let Him know all about it. He already knows, but He wants you to recognize Him as your Provider, your Healer, the One who loves you, your Heavenly Father, the Almighty God. He wants a personal relationship with you. He guards your heart and mind when you lean on Him. His peace, your healing, is presented to you in His presence.

The opposite is also true. If we are not in His presence, we don’t have His peace. We can’t have the Lord’s blessings if we aren’t walking with Him.

Your misdeeds have upset all this, your sins have deprived you of these blessings. Jeremiah 5:25

Fortunately, God is a God of restoration. We mess up occasionally, but our Heavenly Father has provided a way for us to turn around and come back to the perfect relationship that He wants us to be with Him in. Jesus is that way.

So submit to God. But resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7

When we can submit our self to God alone, and not even give the devil a second thought, we can have this life of abundance our Father wants to hand to us. We don’t have to accept the lies of the devil, we don’t have to be in bondage. Diseases aren’t aloud to touch us. Yield to God, hear His Word, resist the devil and his ugliness has to leave.

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

If we are God’s temple, the Truth is in us. The enemy can’t live here. We are holy and we are to treat ourselves as such– physically and spiritually. If we let sin abide in His house, it’ll destroy our relationship with our Father and cause separation. We are to remember that we aren’t our own, we are bought and paid for by Jesus Christ.

Finally, brothers and sisters whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things. And what you learned and received and heard and saw in Me, do these things. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9

There is a definite connection between the mind and the body. Think about things of the Lord. Don’t dwell on misleading thoughts. Know what the Lord knows– know His peace, His forgiveness, His Truth, His love, and know beyond a shadow of a doubt you are healed.

1 Corinthians 2:16 ... we have the mind of Christ.

When we have Christ in our heart, we have His mind, we have His thoughts. His Spirit resides in our body. We are His temple, remember?

The bottom line is to have Jesus Christ completely saturate your heart, your life. The relationship between you and God is the most important part of your healing. Stay in His presence, obey His Word. Repent daily, remain pure and receive His peace, His goodness, and your healing.

Having Christ live in your life is as simple as saying a prayer from the heart-Lord, I know you love me just as I am, no matter where I have been or what I have done or how I feel. Jesus, I thank You for forgiving and dieing for my sins which can cause sickness and taking every one of them away. I want all the good and perfect things You have for me. Come and cleanse me, live in my heart.

That’s all it takes– you can now start living in all the blessings of God. Receive His perfect peace, perfect health, live in His abundance. Read His Word and know it is Truth, don’t believe anything else.

Please see more at -Body/Dis-ease, -How Fear Affects the Body and for spiritual roots and diseases.