Reconciling Medicine and Divine Healing

Reconciling Medicine and Divine Healing

Who is Best Equipped to Handle Disease?

There are some in the medical field has claimed that 80% of disease begins in the mind. It goes further than that. It begins in the spiritual dimension.

Spiritually rooted disease is the result of the violation of God’s law of love. It is no accident that Psalm 103:3 links sin and disease. It is not coincidence that records Jesus’ words, “which is easier to say, ‘thy sins are forgiven thee,’ or, ‘take up thy bed and walk.’”

If 80% of disease is spiritually rooted…
and: Spiritually Rooted Disease is the result of separation on three levels:

1. Separation from God, His Word, His Love.
2. Separation from our selves.
3. Separation from others.

Who is best equipped to handle it? Unregenerate mankind or the Church?

Disease Management vs. Restoration

The third leading cause of death in America today is from prescribed medications and adverse reactions to them. Yet, the best any of the following medical venues has to offer is disease management. As we roll up our sleeves as ministers we are fighting not to maintain but destroy the work of the enemy in the lives of those who come to us.

What God saw in the Garden of Eden

When God saw Adam and Eve in the Garden, He saw you and me in them; three dimensional in our creation, yet one in function. We are created to give and receive love in spirit, soul and body. When God foreknew you in the Garden of Eden, He saw someone who is created to freely give and receive love on three dimensions. The good news is, if you look in the mirror and see something that is not love, it can be removed.

The 1 John 4:18 Dynamic

God is our Creator. We are his creation. By design we are built to flow in love. When we flow outside the realm of love, we are flowing outside of our God-given dimension. When we come into agreement with sin we are asking our spirit, mind and body to operate outside of their designed capacity trading our peace for dis-ease. 1 John 4:18. says, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment [a state of dis-ease]. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

Ministry vs. Medicine: Psychiatric Disorders

Fear is at the root of Psychiatric Disease. Perfect Love casts out fear, fear has torment. Part of ministry to schizophrenia includes getting the person to see they are accepted at the highest level, so we could bridge the lack of love from their earthly fathers.

We are very chemical in our creation. For every thought we have, our body responds with the suppression or over secretion of certain chemicals, hormones and impulses. When a person is delivered of all the fear and rejection, etc. in the schizophrenia profile, the brain will no longer be over secreting nor epinephrine or dopamine. Doctors will see that and be able to adjust, or eliminate drugs.

Anti-anxiety drugs are not the answer for fear; they are neurological blockers and calming agents with extremely dangerous side effects. Drugs are a poor substitute for the peace of God. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid,” Jn 14:27

General Questions about using Medical Profession

When do I go to, or refer someone to a doctor? Anytime there is a problem that requires one. Who determines when a problem requires a doctor? Encourage diagnosis or treatment, then minister to them to release them from the situation.

Why do I go to, or refer someone to go to a doctor? We go for treatment of accidents, health crises, diagnosis of condition, or monitoring of a previously diagnosed condition. We use doctors to meet us where we are at, until we can get to where we are going. Doctors are valuable resources when it comes to helping us minister to disease. They are able to tell us what is going on so we can pray according to knowledge. Their findings can help us discover spiritual roots behind a situation so we can lead a person to repentance and restoration in that/those areas.

When do I take medications? Again, we do not play with people’s lives. Medications may be necessary to keep a person alive or well long enough to get the victory on a spiritual level. It is up to each person to decide based on their relationship with God and consultation with their doctor. We do not judge anyone for the medications they take or do not take.

Ministry vs. Alternative Medicine

Many treatments come with ties to eastern religion, cloaked in scientific sounding terms and explanations. Eastern religion believes in manipulating yin and yang — good energy and evil energy. God did not make us “good and evil.” We are created “very good.” Many forms of alternative medicines and therapies try to manage the evil energy. We seek to deliver people from it. In ministry we need to deal with numerous types of occultism and be prepared to lead people into repentance for occultism and deliverance from it. Occultism is a MAJOR stronghold to address at a later time.

Yoga and Reincarnation deny our individuality in God’s sight. We are told to divest ourselves of identity. The truth is however, we were born for relationship, not to be absorbed into a cosmic nothingness for eternity. Jesus wants to give us a perfect peace, for good. It is to be a way of life for us, not a diversion from life.

Nutrition: Supplements and Herbs

Fear will keep your body from absorbing nutrients. Fear of Man, Fear of Rejection, Fear of Failure, Fear of Abandonment, Fear of Food — What are you afraid of? Fear of Disease? Fear of Dying? You can put all you want in your mouth and it just passes through. Deal with the fear and get rid of it. Then our bodies will be able to receive all the goodness God made them to receive when we eat.

1Ti 4:1-7 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

If we are trying to jump start our body in order to bypass the penalty of sin, we have a problem.
We do not tell people what to do or not do with their herbs and supplements anymore than I do with medicines.

Conclusion

1Thessalonians 5:23 “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The sanctification of spirit, soul and body, when done “wholly” is what removes spiritually rooted disease from our lives. Psychiatry, psychology, allopathic and alternative medicine all maintain a level of bondage to prescriptions, time for appointments and the extra work to pay for them. We know, “Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.”

What do YOU think?

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  1. lotuseskimo says:

    What do you mean by ministering? I have schizophrenia, and it was really bad in the begining of it, I had faith it would go, the worst of hallucinations, and it went, now a days, I had a time where I thought am I manageing this less awful schizophrenia? Didn’t make complete sense..
    I wrote in other posts my situation, entitled hi hey hello, please please help me more?

    • Timothy Luke says:

      Hi LotusEskimo!

      Please forgive me for not replying sooner to your question regarding ministering. Ministering to a person with schizophrenia is a process of tearing down strongholds of the enemy he has set up in your life. There is much torment, as you know. The Bible says “fear has torment.” So with Schizophrenia we need to walk out of fear and into believing God with our lives. Ministry involves examining a myriad of areas that have fed into this condition and aligning our hearts and minds with the Word of God, repenting for areas of sin where we have believed lies about God, ourselves, and others. Looking for areas where we have not extended forgiveness to ourselves, or others, or even God (if we have harbored accusation against him for anything).

      I want to share a testimony from Wellspring Ministries in Alaska. Their website is http://www.akwellspring.com and I invite you to check them out. I know Dr. Art Mathias who heads the ministry and I recommend them for those needing ministry help.

      “My father is a paranoid schizophrenic and was bi-polar when I was a child. My father’s behavior was brutal and crazy and my family and I live with the aftermath of his treatment. I have seen my mother beaten by my father. Since my father was paranoid there was always as sense of suspicion, distrust and secrecy in our home. Everything was kept in the house. I did know I was abused, born out of wedlock, and I now suffer from auto-immune diseases.

      I hated myself, I was ashamed of myself, and I especially hated the way I looked. I could see so much of my father in myself. There was just ugliness staring at me when I looked at a mirror. I never thought I was anything but homely. I really believed that.

      Art prayed breaking the authority of the bastard’s curse over us that one night and I felt this lifting in my spirit. I started to apply the Wellspring Prayer on the bookmark Art handed out. I chose to forgive myself and not blame myself for what happened in my childhood. I chose not to hate myself. I started to forgive the painful memories of my past. I tried to take to heart what God says about me: “I am the apple of His eye.”

      One day after that meeting I passed my mother’s little stand with the 8×10 picture of my two daughters and myself taken eighteen years ago. I dislike intensely how I look in pictures. I glanced at the picture and it went out of focus. I stopped and stared at it. It was all fuzzy and I had my glasses on! Suddenly everything cleared up and I was staring at a very pretty woman and her young children. I had never seen myself look like that before. Who am I to hate what God has created in His own image? I was in tears and awe.

      Bit by bit as I strive to work through each and every memory that crops up in my mind a little bit of bitterness goes. A little bit of anger dissipates. A little bit of resentment is lifted. A little bit or a lot of offense is dissipated. I get a little bit freer and a little more joyful. It’s all a process. It is often slow but there are those major ones like the one above that really shouts out to the world, “Hey, this stuff works!” It takes diligence and persistence. If you do the work, it works.” (Illinois)

      Blessings and Peace,
      Timothy

  2. michael says:

    Thanks Tim, that was a great read. Very helpful. I look forward to more on this subject from you. God bless,

    Michael

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