Gods desire is that His children to walk in divine health, hence he does not want us to be ignorance of this fact. It is important to note that in the kingdom, we gain dominion by our understanding and rule by the degree at which our eyes of our understanding has been enlightened; meaning the rate at which the eyes of our heart has been flooded with light. Hence, it is possible to be a minister of God, greatly used by God and not walking in some realities which God has called us to walk in because of ignorance in this area. This was one of the reason why the book of 3John was written so that Gaius could understand and be assured it is God’s will to walk in Divine Health, even though he had a good relationship with Paul the Apostle as we will see in the book of Acts of Apostle, Epistle to the Romans and the First Epistle to the Corinthians. I hope that this will enlighten us and bring us into the reality of divine health.
Hezekiah was a man who has worked for God for so many years, still he was terribly sick to the point of death until he cried out to God and God intervene.
Let us read,
“2 kings 20:1-7(KJV) In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live. Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, saying. I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying. Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord. And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake. And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.”
It has never been God’s will that sickness should befall his people and it will never be God’s will. However, even God’s people might continue in sicknesses if there is no proper understanding of what is theirs in Christ. The book of “Hosea 4:6 (KJV) says, my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
Therefore, as many that are in Christ Jesus, their sins have been forgiven, their diseases have been healed and they can henceforth walk in divine health by their understanding. “Psalms 103:3(KJV) who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.” However a believer in ignorance can walk in a light that his sins are forgiven but his diseases has not been healed.
HOW DO WE WALK IN THE REALITY OF OUR DIVINE HEALTH
In psalms 103:3 we saw that God has healed our diseases and sicknesses. Does this means I won’t feel pains or have symptoms of sickness at all? Or if I am previously prone to malaria, will I still have symptoms of malaria?
These are questions that comes to our mind and we sometimes ask that if Christ has healed me why then do I feel pain? Well the truth about it remains that just like you have headache and you use paracetamol and you have malaria and you use anti-malaria drugs, the same way God has made provision for your healing as long as you are in Christ Jesus and that is through His word. “Prov 4:22 (KJV) for they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.”
Immediately you receive the life of Christ when you accepted him as your Lord and Savior as a response to His redemptive plan for your life, sin, sicknesses and diseases no longer dwell in you. But now Christ dwells in you through His Spirit which is the Holy Spirit. Hence, your body is not just the physical thing it used to be, but the temple of the Lord, It is a house for the Spirit of God. That is where God Himself dwells.
So then understanding this fact, we can either give a place to the devil in us through our mind to deprive us of our healing.
IT TAKES FAITH TO WALK IN DIVINE HEALTH.
So many times the devil comes with different gimmicks just to make us self-conscious instead of Christ conscious, making us feel we can’t be healed without the drugs or tablets we use. However, we can only stand on God’s word to claim what belongs to us in Christ Jesus. And so many people can’t face the pains that comes and walk through by faith instead they use tablets and drugs. They sometimes feel why the need for faith when they can afford drugs. Well, the choice is ours but it’s God’s will to walk in divine health.
Let’s take a closer look at this:
There are some facts that will help us in this passage of the bible
“Eph 6:10-18 (KJV) finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”
From the above, we can see the first statement there, “be strong in the Lord and in the Power of his might”. Don’t be ignorant of what God has actually done. Be rooted in it and stand firm on it. Be empowered through your union with him. Put on the whole armor of God this is so that you need to stand against the wiles of the devil. Wiles here means schemes, tricks, deception of the devil. For our battle is not a physical battle which needs battle instrument like that of David and Goliath. This battle is a battle of the mind. It is a battle to stand against every wiles, schemes, and deception of the devil. Hence, we stand by the help of the whole armor which God has provided for us.
Our loins must be girded about with Truth: This implies that we must hold fast the truth which we have heard this truth about Christ and what he has done for us. Only the truth sets free. Jesus is the truth and his word is truth. So when he says you are healed and signs of sicknesses come, you speak the word of God to yourself and declare your freedom from sickness through the finished work of Christ in His name. Then you walk in that reality. The word of God is the sword of the Spirit with which you use to cast down every darts of the wicked.
Some other people feel the reason why they have not been walking in good health is because they have not done enough good works. Well, that is a thought from the devil. The reason why you have not been walking in your victory is not because you have not done enough good works but because you have allowed the schemes of the devil to overcome you by his evil wiles. You don’t walk in divine health because of your good works but simply because of your faith in what Christ has done for you. That is why the shield of faith is important as this helps to quench every darts of the wicked. Hence, your breastplate of righteousness must always be in place to stand the wiles of the devil indicating that you have been justified by God not by your own works but by Faith in Christ Jesus. Hence, you are not righteous by your good works but by your faith in what Christ has done. Moreover, a righteous man doeth righteousness. Be rooted in the Gospel of peace. For the devil not to cheat you, you must get your head covered up with the helmet of salvation. A continuous understanding of your Salvation (deliverance) in Christ Jesus and what Christ has done for you would help you walk in victory. Then pray continuously so that your Spirit is always in a close communion with the Holy Spirit as you set your heart above on things eternal. Then you are very sensitive to communion with God and darts and deception from the devil.
Lets look at something in a similar passage,
“2cor10:3-5 (KJV) for though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong hold. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
From this passage we see that although we walk in the flesh, our warfare is not after the flesh. The war there is the same as contend, so we do not contend against the flesh. vs.4 goes on to explain to us that the weapon which we use to contend are not canal meaning they are not earthly or physical like the ones used by men in battle , but they are mighty i.e. they are able, they have the capability to destroy or pull down every strongholds.
What are these strongholds?
We saw earlier that these battles are not physical battles but that of the mind. So I think it is important that we note that these strongholds are actually in the mind. They are series of false realities in our minds which makes us not to see realities the way they are. So a believer can actually continually fall sick and he sees it as norm when Christ has actually healed him. So the devil attacks him with ignorance and thoughts that makes him feel he has either not gotten to a stage where he can walk in divine health, or his sins are too much for him to walk in the reality. But the weapons of our warfare, are not canal but spiritual and are mighty through God to destroy every stronghold.
So how do we use our weapons?
We saw earlier the use of the whole armor and the use is very similar to this one. Vs.5 will help us with how we use our weapon
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
So casting down here means destroy, to pull down every imaginations, thoughts, arguments, and every high thing which means barriers that challenges one’s knowledge of God so as not to experience the realities of our Divine Health, and bringing to captivity (i.e. under control ) every thoughts to the obedience of Christ .
What does it mean to bring every thought to the obedience of Christ?
Bringing every thoughts to the obedience of Christ in this context of the scripture is not bringing every of our thoughts to obey Christ as some may think. Then what does it mean? Let’s check this part of the scripture
“Rom 5:19 (KJV) for as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”
So we bring every of our thought to the obedience of Christ. So what Is the Obedience of Christ? The obedience of Christ is everything he did to make you righteous and all that he did from his earthly walk to the cross then to the throne.
So your weapon is to cast down every of this imaginations and high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thoughts to the obedience of Christ, i.e. what Christ has done for you. He redeemed you, forgave your sins, made you righteous, holy, and healed your sicknesses and diseases. So we should walk as one who has been redeemed, whose sins are forgiven (not making practice of sin anymore), walk in righteousness and true holiness and divine Health with Christ as our example.
“Isa 53:5 (KJV) but he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
So this is what the word of God says. You are healed. Thank God for this. Meditate on these things and walk in the reality. God bless you.