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May God bless the Pastors and Bible Teachers all over the world, we thank God that Sermons to the World is now reaching 148 countries and all 50 States and The District of Columbia in the U.S.

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Vision: To reach the world on the internet to fulfill the command of Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20 – “to go into all the world and teach all nations”.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

HEALING AND HEALTH



Good Health is the True Wealth - Sometimes Not Fully Appreciated Until Lost!
While a surprise to most people, even Biblical scholars, the most prevalent topic of Christ in the New Testament was health.  "...God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and ...he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with Him.   “ Acts 10:38
"You were bought at a price [Jesus death on the cross].  Therefore honor God with your body."         
 1 Corinthians 6:20
"Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear [respect] the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones." Proverbs 3:7-8
“The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised and the Good News is preached to the poor."  Matthew 11:5
"...But I know this, I was blind, but now I see!"  John 9:25  "Your faith has healed you. Go in peace." Luke 8:48  "A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones." Proverbs 14:30
How often is Jesus or the Lord described as "The Great Physician" in the Bible?  In fact not even once in the Old or New Testament is Jesus or the Lord referred to as "The Great Physician."  Then how did our Lord become known as the "Great Physician" in a description universally recognized and accepted as fact by those of faith?
In the Old Testament in Exodus 15:26, the Lord told Moses, "...for I am the Lord, who heals you" confirming the role of the Lord as the Great Physician in our health. Laws of hygiene and healthy eating were given in detail to the Israelites by the Lord that are as applicable and valid today as in the time of Moses! 
Did you know the four Gospels in the New Testament - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - record more instances of Christ healing than of His preaching and teaching?  The point is Christ's ministry was one of preaching, teaching and healing - both the spirit and the body.
“Surely He hath borne our sicknesses and carried our sorrows.” Isaiah 53:4   "sickness" also meaning infirmities; "sorrows", pains, diseases.
If you don't watch where you're going, you'll go where you're headed!"  Where are you going with your health today?  If you don't change your lifestyle, where are you headed? 
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will involve the patient in the proper use of food, fresh air and exercise."   Thomas Edison
To Gain Better Health, Relationships and Success, Know Your Life's Mission, Keep Your Focus on the Positive and let Your Life Shine reflecting His Glory!
Your life goals may need adjusting to focus on the positive instead of the negative!  Go to the light instead of the dark side of life and the Son! Take some quiet moments and assess how you are doing in telling others the message of the Savior, serving God each day, and maintaining or regaining your health in an emotional, spiritual and physical sense.  Happiness and fulfillment depend on your success in these areas:
If you want better health, focus on the lifestyle and knowledge to achieve better health instead of focusing on poor health and illness. 
If you want more loving, committed relationships - focus on being more loving to others and yourself while avoiding dwelling on loneliness, stress and strife. 
If you want more success in your career or work, focus on perfecting your talents, learning new skills, and improving your work habits to do your best in what you are doing, instead of on failures, shortcomings and envy. 
If you Pray, the Lord Jesus is listening.  He may or may not heal you immediately, but He is in the Healing Business.  "You Have Not, Because You Ask Not".  James 4:2.  The Lord Jesus wants you to be in good health, but we have some responsibility in taking care of own health by living a healthy life style. 

Let us try to put the "Care" back in healthcare from a spiritual perspective that today is all too often missing.  

Let us make our goal prevention - to not get sick - as we acknowledge a healthy lifestyle combined with faith, wisdom and hope yield success in attaining and maintaining a quality life. 

Let us pray for good health and be thankful for it when we have it.  "Do not be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God."  (Philippians 4:6).
"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." (I Thessalonians 5:18).