Living in Divine Health
by Bayo Omoyiola, Jr
Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers - 3 John 1:2
(Other references: 1 Cor 12:9b, John 6:53,57, Prov. 4:20-22, 17:22, 12:14a, Exodus 15:26b, Mark 5:25-34, Exodus 23:25)
Our God desires us to live in divine health. He spoke prophetically through John`s personal writing to Gaius and said - Beloved, I wish above all things that you should prosper and be in health as your soul prospers (3 John 1:2). That is God`s will for you. It is will for you to live continually in divine health and be free from sickness and diseases.
Divine Health is one of the packages and fringe benefits that comes from our walk with God. It is one of the blessings of salvation and tokens of our covenant with God. If you would serve God whole-heartedly then diseases and sicknesses will be far from you.
I would like to share with you some seven gracious nuggets for receiving divine healing and living in divine health:
The Place of Love, Holiness and Service to GOD
Walking in Love is one sure way to living in divine health. Any time you are out of Love, make sure you get back into Love as fast as you can so you could always remain under God`s cover. God has promised you divine health and if you will keep his word by walking in Love, he will always protect your body from sickness and diseases. Avoid living in sin and avoid bitterness, anger and every form of unforgiveness. Uproot them and get rid of them each time they come to you. They are the enemies of your health. Say no to them. Service to God is also one of God's principle for good health as I mentioned earlier. God said in Exodus 23:25 - "you shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of you". Don't neglect your service to God. Keep on serving God. You shall be free from sickness in Jesus name.
The Place of Faith
Beloved, God can heal any sickness and disease. He said- I am the Lord that heals you (Exodus 15:26b). Is there any sickness or disease in your body? God can take it away. Just believe him and receive your healing by faith in his word. Faith can move mountains. Demons can't stand your faith in Jesus Christ. They will leave any christian that walks by faith in God. The woman with the issue of the blood got healed by faith (Mark 5:25-34). Therefore walk by faith and not by sight.
Th holy communion is one of the powerful spiritual prescriptions for living in divine health. When you take it regularly and abstain from sin, your body will be preserved for God`s service. Many diseases and sicknesses have been cured by God through people`s faith in the blood and flesh of Jesus Christ. I love taking it every week and I encourage you to do the same.
The Place of Joy
When your heart is merry and joyful, it does good like medicine. Your whole body will respond to the river of joy that flows from your heart and that could bring healing. God heals when we praise and worship him. Always maintain an atmosphere of Joy around you by thanking and praising God often. Then watch and see the result it would bring. One day, I told a friend that he should never allow anything steal his joy. He returned to me with a testimony and said what I told him is true and has been working for him. He felt better. It will work for you too in Jesus name.
The Place of the Word and the Name of JESUS
The word of God is mighty and if you will believe it, chew it and digest it - it will produce healing for you. It would be health unto your bones and body. God sends his word and it heals. Always meditate upon God`s word and believe every word he speaks to you. Speak the word and act upon it. Any time, you are afflicted with an illness, lay hands on your head and command the sickness and disease to flee in Jesus name. Make sure you use the name of JESUS. It contains all power in heaven and on the earth. Use it to claim your healing and to do miracles.
The Place of Fasting and Prayer
The prayer of faith will raise the sick. When you pray rightly, God hears and that could result in healing. The prayer of agreement of the elders & ministers heals the sick so also does the prayer of agreement of two or more believers. Some people are specially gifted with the gifts of healing. When they pray for the sick, they get healed. You can covet this gift if you dont have it and you so much desire it. Praying and anointing the sick with the anointing oil in Jesus name also works. Fasting can also help you to be healthy. Fasting and praying can bring a powerful deliverance and healing for those with stubborn afflictions.
The Place of Water, Good Food, Fruits, Exercise and Rest
The place of water, good food, fruits, exercise and rest should not be taken unseriously. Make sure you eat good food. Avoid fatty foods. Eat balanced diet and also make sure you eat vegetables and fruits and rest well. You are expected to sleep for about 8 hours every day. Drink a lot of water everyday. By so doing you would avoid dehydration. Also do a lot of exercise to keep fit. The word says - bodily exercise profits little (1 Tim 4:8a) but we can maximize that little profit to our own advantage. Take your bodily exercise seriously and also take the spiritual exercises highlighted above seriously. It shall be well with you in Jesus name.
Prayer: Father GOD, give me good health and cause me to live and walk in divine health all the days of my life. I pray with thanksgiving in Jesus name.
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