How to be a steward of your own body, created in God’s image, for a purpose.
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. (I Corinthians 6:19-20)
We may have heard the importance of being a steward of our holy temple, our body so beautifully designed by God, but how many truly understand the gravity of what is happening in the state of our current environment to negatively impact our health? Never before in history have we been so bombarded by an onslaught of synthetic chemicals, toxic pharmaceutical drugs, environmental pollutants, and a toxic/processed food supply far from God’s original design. I believe a major contributing factor hindering many Christians from fulfilling their purpose in God to the fullest is their choices when it comes to food! This may sound shocking, but it’s true. Processed food is not truly food, but instead toxic to the body and when consumed, ultimately results in disease.
I firmly believe there is a disconnect among many believers when it comes to understanding how much our physical bodies are affected by our natural environment and our daily choices. If we were stewarding our bodies as God designed and intended, we would not be seeing such a dramatic negative trend towards sickness and diseases in our society today. The United States is the most diseased nation in the world. We pay the most for healthcare, but have the worst care. We have the highest rates of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Our infant mortality rate is abysmal and hospitals are about the most unsafe environment to which you would want to expose your family. We are blindly trusting a system built on greed, profit, synthetic chemicals, and cut/slash/burn methods of “health.” We fight toxicity conditions (cancer) with more poison (chemo and radiation), rather than dealing with the root cause of toxicity and allowing the body to heal itself as God designed.
We are fighting the body God created instead of partnering with Him in the healing process!
There is a solution to his problem, and it is found by gazing upon the beauty of God and what he has already given to us! Paul tells us that we must not be fashioned to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2). Our current methods of healthcare are not addressing the root cause of disease. God did not design a body that attacks itself, such as we see with autoimmune diseases. He did not design a body that cannot restore itself, from even the most difficult circumstances. In fact, everything the body does is an attempt to heal itself. For example, tumors often form to protect the body from toxic waste that has been trapped in the body. Arthritis is the depositing of contaminants in the joints of the fingers and toes, only to keep the poison as far away from the internal organs as possible. These are all life-saving mechanisms to keep the body functioning despite toxic burden. God’s brilliant design and master plan of the human body is revealed as we discover that even after the fall of man into sin, the body is fully capable of self-healing in the face of injury and disease.
The ways to restore health have been given to us by God in overwhelming abundance all around us! The reason for illness comes mainly from two sources. First, God designed a physical body that needs specific nutrients provided to us from the earth. After all, we are created from dust of the earth. Nutritional deficiencies are prevalent in a society where we don’t eat fresh, living foods and instead eat processed non-foods completely devoid of the nutrition required for a physical human body to function properly. And second, we have contaminants entering the human body that interfere with its ability to function and heal itself properly. These come in the form of heavy metals, chemicals, toxic foods and immune system challenges.
Yet God has given us a body that can and will heal itself based on His design! We know that if we cut our hand, it heals! We can snap a bone completely in half and it heals, sometimes even stronger than before! So why are we believing the lies of the enemy and a medical system that says you are sick and diseased for life, with no options, except synthetic drugs and invasive surgeries?
God has given us better solutions, such as raw, living, unaltered, unpolluted food that brings life, health and restoration to the physical body at the cellular level. If we remove toxicity from the body such as toxic food, heavy metals, chemicals and infections, we will take the burden off of the body and see the amazing self-healing design come to life! This is literally life and death to millions of believers around the world and we need the Holy Spirit to bring understanding and truth in this area of health. We know with absolute certainty that our God provides miracle healings on a daily basis. We must also understand that our God desires our partnership with Him to restore our sick bodies using the abundance of healing foods, plants and minerals He has provided. As we do this, we will begin to see the prevention of illness and the regeneration of our bodies as we become the stewards He has instructed us to be!
And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. (Genesis 1:29)
This is an issue that needs attention in the body of Christ if we are to be equipped to care for ourselves and our loved ones. I feel God calling me to boldly speak the truth regarding the state of our health in America and I am eager to help educate the body of Christ to stand against the tactics of the enemy set to destroy human life.