For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ unto God, among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.
God’s will for His children is to live in good health and prosperity. His will is that His children do not get sick in the first place. That is why Jesus came.
John 10:10 - “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)” .
Millions of people are dying every year of diseases like heart attacks, all types of cancer and AIDS; people who could return to health if they had the discernment and knowledge to discover the real roots of the problem at hand. Other examples of classic health problems today are miscarriages, women not being able to conceive, diabetes etc .
The Brainy Dictionary defines health as “ The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain.” (*1)
The World Health Organization defines health as " A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and does not consist only of the absence of disease or infirmity. "(*2)
A disease is any abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort, dysfunction or distress to the person affected or those in contact with the person. For this study the term will include injuries, disabilities, syndromes, symptoms, deviant behaviours, and atypical variations of structure and function. One of the largest and well-known categories of disease, infectious diseases are those caused by transmissible infectious agents such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, and prions. Closely related (though not infectious) diseases in the strictest sense are parasitic diseases caused by protozoa and worms.
There are also:
genetic diseases caused by the presence or absence of genes in the affected person's DNA;
toxic diseases caused by exposure to environmental toxins such as heavy metals;
nutritional diseases caused by lack or deficiency in certain nutrients;
conditions caused by injury, malformation, or disuse of parts of the body;
autoimmune diseases caused by immune system attacks on the body's own tissue;
diseases caused by the patient's own beliefs;
diseases caused by combinations of these,
and totally unknown causes.
The purpose of this study is to look into spiritual roots which could cause physical diseases and illnesses. Note that there is no definite guideline to be laid down to assist in identifying the roots. Each problem needs to be studied individually. However God did give us His Spirit to help us in discernment and guidance of these day to day challenges. When it comes to identifying the causes or roots of diseases two distinct categories can be recognized:
Physical influences: daily intake of the wrong kind of foods; shortage of exercise; drugs and chemicals.
People are exposed daily to drugs and chemicals that suppress brain function and clarity of thought. These among others include Aspartame, Prozac, Ritalin and Fluoride. Not enough exercise and bad eating habits such as too much sugar, junk food etc. can also be the cause of many health problems. For the purpose of this study this will not be explored.
Spiritual influences (For the purpose of this study this will be explored further.):
Heart sins - The Bible is clear when it states that whatever you sow, you will reap. For every action there will be reaction. Heart sins are not the ones seen with the eye or heard with the ear but are hidden within the heart of a person and drives the persons intentions and motivations e.g. unforgiveness, bitterness, jealousy, hatred etc.
Curses – any person (including oneself) speaking death over ones life and family (knowingly or unknowingly) can bring on harm to a person.
Occultic practices and influences – Diseases can be caused by ones own involvement in the occult or can be caused by other people’s actions whether through direct or indirect involvement with the occult. Including people that are active in the occult executing white or black witchcraft with the primary aim to influence another person’s life for the good or bad e.g. Satanists, new agers, occultist, etc.
Bloodlines – the legal right through the bloodline can bring on disease and illness on a person or family.
Other e.g. trauma, rejection etc.
(*2) - http://www.nlsclinic.com/