SPIRITUAL HEALING VS. PHYSICAL HEALING

 

Part 21: Those Raised In Righteousness Are Spiritually Healed

(Romans 8: 11)

 

Greetings Brethren,

 

Peace be unto you. Almighty and all wise merciful God we give thanks for your presence in our life and we are forever grateful that you sent your only Son Christ Jesus to save all of humankind from sin. Lord thanks also for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

 

All of humankind will be raised from the grave. Some to life everlasting and some to a lake of fire. (See Mark 9: 44, 46, 48).

 

Peace and Love, Carl A. Patton a willing slave of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal December 18, 2006 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

 

In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth

 

Romans 8: 11: “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you”. (Also see Romans 6: 4-5; I Corinthians 6: 14).

 

Brethren the good and the bad will all be raised through Christ. We note once more that the good the righteous will be raised to everlasting to life.

 

Turn with us now to the Gospel of John where Jesus brings Lazarus to life. In the first part of John 11 Jesus spoke of the physical death of Lazarus.

 

John 11: 25-26: “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

 

“And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this”?

 

These verses also correspond to Revelation 20: 5-6. Jesus is speaking of spiritual death and life.  Jesus is the giver of life thus the phrase “I am the resurrection”. We can determine that Jesus is the giver of life (the resurrection) in two ways:

  1. Through Jesus all of humankind will be brought to life physically at the last day good or bad (see John 5: 28-29; I Corinthians 15: 22).
  2. The phrase “though he be dead:” refers to the spiritual death of men in sin. One is saved from sin if they believe in Christ. Being made alive through belief in Christ includes obedience to the Gospel. He thus becomes one of the person noted by the word liveth. Belief also comes by a faithful life as a Christian. This person has the assurance that he shall never die.

 

For a final thought on this particular point turn to I Corinthians Chapter 15.

 

I Corinthians 15: 49-53: “And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.”

 

“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption”.

 

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,”

 

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed”

 

“For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality”.

 

Those who die in Christ will come from the dead with a heavenly body. Only the righteous have been promised a body like that of Christ. It is necessary for those that will enter the Messiah’s Kingdom that they must be changed from a body of flesh and blood to a spiritual body like Christ. However this is not necessary for the unsaved.

 

Therefore Brethren Christ is the answer to Spiritual Healing and everlasting life. The Spirit dwells in the heart not the body. If your heart is right your body can and will be transformed to a spiritual one with Christ.

 

Cont. Part 22: The Gospel Unlocks The Spirit (Romans 8: 14)

 

 

 


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