SPIRITUAL HEALING VS. PHYSICAL HEALING
Part 3: Christ Jesus: The Mercy of The Cross (I Corinthians 2:2)
Peace be unto you. Every waking minute and second we give thanks to God. In our dreams as we slumber and sleep we are also grateful to Almighty God who saw that we can be spiritually healed through our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. We know this by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Thus for all these blessings we are grateful.
Peace and Love, Carl A. Patton a willing slave of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal November 29, 2006 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
Beloved Christ Jesus on the cross came directing us to Spiritual Healing. However Spiritual Healing is not like Physical Healing. Spiritual Healing is ever-lasting while Physical Healing may last only until the breath leaves the body.
I Corinthians 2:2: “For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”
The word know in this verse means,” to pay attention, observe, have regard for, cherish.” Therefore Paul declares that he was steadfast in being only concerned with the story of the cross. Thus staying in the Spirit of God and Christ is Spiritual Healing.
In Galatians 6 Paul gives a final warning to the brethren in verses 11-18. However we will note verse 14 for a scriptural reference to our discussion.
Galatians 6:14: “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”
When you accept Christ you become a new creature. However those that claim an acceptance of Christ that do not move to be renewed are still lost. The lost cannot see nor can Spiritual Healing come upon them.
The figurative use of the phrase “crucified it” means, that something has been killed or put out of action. As Paul rejected the world his Spiritual Healing came by his acknowledgement of Christ’s death on the cross. Therefore his service was due to his knowledge that Christ was a living sacrifice to all of humankind.
The knowledge of Christ Jesus is the most important thing in the lives of the believers. Sadly many contemporary Christians still cling to the world that holds money/wealth as supreme. We find another scriptural reference at Philippians.
Philippians 3: 8: “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,”
Paul realized the great advantage in knowing Christ. However this knowledge of Christ comes with a sacrifice. Even his own life was not too valuable to not sacrifice it for Christ (see Acts 20:24). Dung is used in a figurative sense to mean something worthless. Therefore the believer must not be lax in denying the world. The world must be shunned as a vessel of filth and the believer must be steadfast in his objective to stay with Christ.