SPIRITUAL HEALING VS. PHYSICAL HEALING
Part 7: Get Your Heart Right To Receive Spiritual Healing (I Corinthians 2:6)
Peace be unto you. We are grateful to Almighty God for another day. We also realize that the way to the Father is through Christ Jesus. This we can see with the Holy Spirit. For this divine Trinity we are thus forever thankful.
“There was once a man who relied on the world’s wisdom. When he came to the church he brought this flawed wisdom with him. However the church leaders thrived on this same lost world wisdom. Thus wisdom saw money and material things as important at home, church, school and throughout the landscape.
Meanwhile John thrived daily on the Spirit of God. He carried the wisdom of God upon his heart. His heart also impacted on his mind and his actions. The people of the world did not know that the heart was more valuable than all the money, gold and silver upon the land. For the good heart would endure death and render resurrection and everlasting life.”
Peace and Love, Carl A. Patton a willing slave of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal December 3, 2006 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
Worldly (philosophy) wisdom was a main staple of Greek civilization, (Corinth was in Greece). This is the same principle practiced by many intellectual’s today that claim they believe in nothing that one cannot absolutely prove.
However Paul seeks to disprove the notion of worldly wisdom. Thus we see some parallels between divine truths and science. (For the record the FreedomJournal is completing a book entitled “The Methodology For Obtaining Truth” which looks at this question and many more in detail). While there is a barrier between philosophy and divine Truth many people fail to understand science and in the process refute divine Truth. We can see this by viewing the historical development of religion and philosophy. Brethren this is why knowledge of the history of the church is so important.
I Corinthians 2: 6: “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought”. (Also see I Corinthians 1: 18; 1: 24).
Perfect refers to those that are called. Those that are called respond favorably to the Gospel call. These people Jew and Gentiles (Greeks) were free from the yoke of philosophy (prejudice) and accepted the story of Christ. For Christ to them represented both the power and wisdom of God.
Therefore those that accept the Gospel from the heart will see God. The wisdom of God thusly will be beyond all comparison to that of the world. Turn now over to Ephesians for a related scripture and some very important notes on the way to Spiritual Healing.
Ephesians 4: 13: “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”.
In verses 8-14 Paul reveals important information about Spiritual Gifts and the Holy Spirit. When Jesus ascended back to the Father He prayed that the Holy Spirit would be sent down to the Apostles (see John 14: 16-17). Meanwhile the Spiritual Gifts ceased when the disciples embraced the unity of faith. The church depended on Spiritual Gifts during the infancy of the church. However with the completion of the New Testament and the passing of the Apostles the Spiritual Gifts of miracles would come to an end.
We now refer to the New Testament Book of Hebrews for another related scripture that will allow us Spiritual Healing if we walk in obedience to God’s laws and scripture.
Hebrews 5: 14: “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”
Do not turn from the High Priest Christ Jesus for He will render Spiritual Healing if you truly accept Him. The mature of age will come to eat solid food. The Bible has to be used to be understood. Thus we have to read and study the Bible. We also have to follow God’s instructions. If we follow God’s instructions in life we can discern between right and what is wrong. Accepting right will render Spiritual Healing and this will come through the heart.