Spiritual Covenant, Physical Health

Spiritual Covenant, Physical Health

Summary: Several recitations designed to conform one’s thinking to scriptural principles.

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“Jesus suffered terribly in his body that I might have wholeness in mine, so in the authority he gave me I declare that by his wounds I have been healed and I now have supernatural health. Thank you, Jesus.”

This is a statement I make periodically in faith to promote good health. After making this statement, I address any physical ailments or problems I have. Allow me to explain.

Every human consists of three parts. Our spirits and psyches (souls) exist in the spiritual realm and will exist forever. Our bodies exist in the physical realm and are temporal. When we accepted Jesus as our Savior, we immediately became children of God and entered a covenant relationship with him, although we didn’t realize it at the time. In that covenant relationship, we have free access to all of the covenant blessings, of which there are many. One of those blessings is represented by the Greek word, sozo, which the Bible uses to describe protection and deliverance from anything that might harm us, such as physical sickness or disease. Because sozo is a covenant blessing, we have free and immediate access to it as needed. That’s our right as children of God. It’s appropriate for us to say we are healed, even if we continue to have physical symptoms, since we spiritually have received healing (sozo). It’s ours and we have legal access to it.

The issue now is causing our physical bodies to experience the full benefit of that covenant blessing. A key is aligning our thoughts with spiritual reality, which includes orienting our minds toward the spiritual realm and acting on spiritual truths even if they don’t make sense rationally.

That shouldn’t be a major problem, since we already rely on physical realities most of us don’t fully understand; such as how electricity and DNA work. Faith may seem irrational to some, but every one of us uses faith when we sit in a chair or turn on a light switch, because we fully expect the chair to support us and the lights to shine.

So why don’t we experience physical healing that belongs to us through our spiritual covenant with God? It’s not because God’s withholding it from us. It’s true that God sometimes heals someone dramatically and suddenly to demonstrate his goodness and build people’s faith. But God’s highest priority is for us to become spiritually mature and complete like Jesus, and that’s a process in which we have an essential role. God provides everything we need, but it’s our responsibility to use what he gives us. As we do our part, Holy Spirit produces the desired results in us.

We need to build up our human spirits so they’re mature and complete, and function as God designed them. We need to align our psyches with our spirits, so they support and fully cooperate with our spirits, instead of assume control as they currently do. Finally, we need to bring our bodies under control, instead of indulging their every desire. We accomplish all of this by submitting to our loving Father – God – choosing to believe what he says and faithfully practicing spiritual disciplines. Spiritual maturity and completeness make us more effective in every aspect of our covenant, which includes experiencing physical health. But perseverance is essential, because growth is inherently slow.

Our culture promotes physical exercise and other disciplines to care for our bodies. As Christians, we must focus on spiritual disciplines to strengthen, care for and develop our spirits, align our psyches with the spiritual realm and bring our bodies under control. As we do, we will function as God intended and more fully experience all of our covenant blessings, including physical health.

Again, God has done everything he needs to do. Now it’s up to us to grow up spiritually and function the way he intends, which includes understanding and operating within our covenant with him. The benefits will be far greater than we’d expect from our efforts and far better than we could even imagine.

5 comments on “Spiritual Covenant, Physical Health

Gerald H George on February 21, 2019 3:47 pm

Thank you for your faith-filled article which I totally agree with. As Director of a Healing room, we encourage our visitors with the very same truths you write and it is wonderful to see them get the revelation and leave happier than when they came in. Well done and blessings to you

Wendy Payne on February 21, 2019 4:22 pm

So true and thank you for this! I am currently battling Multiple Sclerosis! This is the sixth year since my diagnosis. I have just recently had to resort to a walking stick, which irritates me greatly! So I have found this helpful. Thank you.

Vanessa on February 21, 2019 9:25 pm

People tend to want to indulge the flesh & as a result suffer the consequences that God has given plenty of evidence to support the care of our bodies & spirit. As an exercise instructor, I see so many who wish to “work off” all the damage they have done in weakness of the flesh. It is not that simple & our mind, bodies & spirit do work in tandem with one another to achieve His will.

The concept that you teach to bring our spirit under control with a maturity in Christ, is a perspective few are deep enough to consider. Something we should see as a goal for success.

Thank you for your perspective & Thank the Lord for His redemption through Jesus.

Losalini Tugia on February 23, 2019 12:11 pm

Your article has helped me to stay focused on receiving my healing. At times I have given up but God is not giving up on me. This article put things back in perspective for me. Praise God.

Tom Burriesci on February 28, 2019 1:05 pm

I was watching the 700 Club I believe it was on Tuesday and Pat Robertson said a prayer for healing and the first thing he said after completing the prayer was “Someone has a problem with a lot of coughing, you have just been healed receive and start praising the Lord.” My coughing has gradually stopped over the last couple of days after having this persistent cough for the past month. I was about to schedule a doctor’s appointment for his diagnosis but no longer necessary.
I’m 71 years old and have experienced a few healings I have prayed for and have not received a few others that I prayed for.

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