I believe God has given a health and healing message. That message is contained in the word of God which is the bread of life. In order to have health and life we must eat. If we do not eat, we will die.
Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
The word has principles written in it regarding what should be put into our body, what is optimal for our body. In his creation we can see clearly what is given for life. The most optimal food is the word of life. The living word.
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1Jn 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
Joh 6:58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
In these words contain life. And if we diligently follow the principles contained in the word and trust the word as truth we will have life abundantly.
Exo 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
Or in other words he is our physician. The bible says “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the WORD OF GOD”(Romans 10:17). How important is our faith to our healing?
Mat 9:28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
Mat 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
According to your faith will the healing come. But if the faith isn’t based on the word of God and is not willing to be subject to the word of God, it is not a faith that will bring healing spiritually or physically.
Notice the following miracle. This woman had suffered many things from many doctors for many years. Yes the physicians caused her to suffer, they wrongly prescribed her illness. Also it says that they took all of her money or she “spent all that she had”.
Out of all of this she was not better but WORSE. Finally by faith she turned to the true physician, the “LORD that healeth thee”(Exo 15:26) and she was “made whole”
Mar 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
Mar 5:26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
Mar 5:27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
Mar 5:28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
Mar 5:29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
Mar 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
Mar 5:31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
Mar 5:32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
Mar 5:33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
Mar 5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
The way to life and healing is through Christ, he pities the sick and does not wish for any of us to suffer. The way in which to be healed is to look at his creation and to see the Spirit of life in it. To notice the curses that have come on the land, and notice where the true life is.
For instance beasts need to get their life from somewhere. The life comes from the food they eat just as it does for us. The beast gets his food with the living nutrients straight from the plant. It contains all that the beast needs. The man afterwards kills that beast and gets the nutrients from that dead flesh. The nutrients are second hand.
God said to the Church after the cross “abstain from blood”(Acts 15:20, 29) and he also said regarding the rest of the principles and statutes to “Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.”(Acts 15:21) and the gentiles were to go and learn more so that God could bring”none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians”(Exo 15:26).
The closer we get to the raw, uncooked, living food that God created which has not had men’s intervention the more life that is in that food and the more healthy will be the person who diligently considers the living way of the Father.
Jer 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
If we will turn to his word, we will see the curse in the creation and we will see the blessing that is given to us in keeping us free from disease and suffering if we will trust in him to do it.
A Centurion had a sick daughter and notice in the following that all this man did was BELIEVE THE WORD. He said “Speak the word only”. This Jesus called “Great Faith”. If we want healing, it is “done according to our faith.”
Mat 8:6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
Mat 8:7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
Mat 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
Mat 8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
Mat 8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Health is one thing that the Lord wants us to have ABOVE ALL THINGS. Let us take it by FAITH diligently keeping the COMMANDMENTS and STATUTES that God has given in his word.
Mal 4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
Mal 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
Mal 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
“The curse causeless shall not come.”(Pro 26:2). In other words if you are suffering with a disease or maladie, that curse has a cause. But the truth in the matter is this. The true physician, the LORD that healeth thee, has the CURE.
3Jn 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.