“As a human being, we are made up of three parts,” Poss began, pausing to allow the first statement of the teaching to be translated from English to Tok Pisin, or as it was otherwise known, Pidgin English.
I had listened to this teaching done by various members of the team fourteen times during my two trips to Papua New Guinea, and about four times at various training and teaching days in Australia. Yet, every time it was given, I received a fresh revelation. Now, I was preparing to go back to Papua New Guinea to listen to the teaching again, and perhaps even give it myself.
It was a very valid teaching, and as Poss continued, she likened our body, soul and spirit to the layers of a coconut. If you took a bush-knife to the coconut to cut it open for some refreshment, you would first cut through the shell, our physical body, and then the meat, our soul, until the milk, our spirit, spilled out.
This was likened to the instance of a man leaping out from the tall kundai grass with his bushknife and slashing you. Not only was your body affected, where you felt the physical pain, your soul, which consists of emotions, mind and will were affected. Anger circulated immediately, resentment built up and you planned to get even. These emotions began would begin to poison your spirit if it was not controlled by the Holy Spirit, and every part of you was affected.
This might seem like somewhat of an obvious truth but what if you applied the principal that you were made up of three parts to your health?
The Bible clearly states that our physical health is connected to that of our spiritual and emotional well being.
“A sound heart is life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” Proverbs 14:30 (NKJV)
“A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart, the spirit is broken.” Proverbs 15:13 (NKJV)
Victorious Ministry Through Christ, the group I ministered with in Papua New Guinea, was founded by an Anglican woman by the name of Anne S. White, not to be confused with Ellen White. Anne’s son suffered severely from asthma and the doctors had tried everything to heal him but to no avail.
In the midst of one of his coughing fits, Anne was seeking the Lord and He revealed to her that she must forgive her mother-in-law for various offences committed against her, in order for her son to be healed. Although these offences were relatively minor, she confessed and repented of holding unforgiveness in her heart, and as she did so, her son gave one last cough and never suffered from asthma again.
This started Anne on what she called her, “Healing Adventure,” also the title of a book she wrote on the topic. After making the connection between physical sickness and spiritual health, she began thoroughly researching the scriptures to find out more about healing.
Soon she had taken the revelation to her minister who blessed it, and Anne went out to share it among the churches. People were prayed for and set free from unforgiveness, bitterness, jealousy, abuse, generational curses and addictions. Often there were physical as well as spiritual and emotional healings. The ministry spread across the world and VMTC is now an international, interdenominational, Holy Spirit led, prayer ministry run to benefit Christians and see us set free from all past and present issues that can hold us back from being all we were supposed to be.
Now you may think as a Christian, that you would not benefit from this ministry. Think again. At age 14, having been brought up in a Christian home and sheltered from much worldly influence by home schooling, I was of a similar school of thought. However, once I lowered my barrier of pride, which in itself is a sin, I began to benefit greatly from the teaching and prayer given by VMTC.
Today, at age 18, I have had numerous emotional, spiritual and physical healings by a man and a woman praying for me and applying God’s Word to my life and particular issue we are dealing with. I have seen such amazing freedom come to people through this ministry that I am now training to pray for others and looking forward to my third mission trip to Papua New Guinea in three weeks time.
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