Now that we have looked into the eight laws of health, maybe it is a good time to take a step back and try to establish some foundational principles and some goals and objectives when it comes to health. Having worked in health food stores for the last four months, I am surprised to see so many people without a foundation or objectives when it comes to health. Many compile information (which is often conflicting) and try to analyze the information and to come to the conclusion that will give them the best results usually with the least amount of work or change. This is not true health from a biblical perspective.
Looking at health from a biblical standpoint, let’s start with the basic premise that when Jesus made a person whole the person was exactly that, “made whole.” So, when it comes to Bible health, we must begin with the fundamental principle that it is God’s desire to make us whole. This includes reflecting God’s image in body, mind, and spirit because we were made in the image of God. “Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Corinthians 6:20) We must come to the conclusion that true healing deals with the physical, mental, and spiritual. If we fall short in any of these areas we cannot claim to be 100% healed in the truest sense of the word. Also, the mind, body, and spirit are so interrelated that we cannot have true healing in one area if the other areas are lacking or have not been addressed. We can see improvements in each area separate from one another, but this doesn’t constitute complete healing.
Let me give you an example. Let’s say we have a non-believer who is depressed, on a bad diet, and feeling very poor. This person can start eating better and implementing the eight laws of health. He will feel somewhat better. However, until he addresses the mental and the spiritual he will not have complete health or purpose in life. This same principle applies to each aspect of the being. For example, one can give his life to God and he will not start to totally feel better until he starts taking better care of the body. One can address mental issues also, but he will not have complete health until the spiritual and physical are addressed.
If God is infinite in knowledge and the source of all happiness, it stands to reason that only when we are living up to what we were created to be, we experience complete happiness. Are you not glad that God, in His infinite wisdom, will not let us experience complete happiness until we are living up to His purpose for creating us? The bottom line is that the image of God in man was lost when Adam sinned. Christ came and perfectly reflected the image of God. This is God’s intention for man. So when the mystery is finished, “Christ in you the hope of glory,” then, and only then, will God’s complete purpose for your life be fulfilled. Let us accept Christ today, and every day, and others will see the “true health” that only comes from God.
In closing, I would like to put out a Macedonian cry, if you will. I have found that through meeting man’s physical needs an avenue is opened to the soul and a better opportunity is afforded to address the mental and the spiritual needs. Being in the health field, I see much physical healing in which God does not get the credit. It is a sad situation to see spiritualism or witchcraft bring partial healing to people, usually using principles that, in part, come from God. The Lord has put a burden on my heart to establish lifestyle centers and health food stores in the cities before a knowledge of God is totally gone and the world is once again ripe for destruction as in the days of Noah. If there are those who have a burden for God’s healing ways and have talents that could help the work go forward please contact me to discuss the issue. This is truly a great venture but, with God, all things are possible. Oh, what a marvelous thing it will be to see this earth once again filled with the glory of God.
Until next time, I wish you God’s blessings.
(The above article was provided by Curtis Kline, Director of Bible Health Solutions. For more in-depth information he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit his website at: www.biblehealthsolutions.com. While we believe the principles in this article can be helpful, we are not responsible for any negative effects resulting from the use of remedies or recommendations herein. Use them at your own risk. Editor)