contending for our health - part two

Strategies to enjoy Healing                                                                                                                    

This bog flows on from part one of the same title, in which I outlined the case for the requirement, that all who are disciples of Jesus need to cooperate with God in their ongoing salvation.  I endeavored to support this with passages of scripture showing that we are in a covenant relationship and we have our responsibilities to work with God.  If you have not read that blog it may be wise to do so before proceeding with this blog.

I will attempt in this blog to outline the pro active cooperation that is expected of us in regards to safe guarding our calling and finishing the race.

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election.  2 Peter 1:10

These steps include the responsibilities that I have taken and are still taking as I battle my benign prostate enlargement.  I have also included a number activities suggested by Doug Addison.  It is my contention that we cannot presume that God will take total responsibility for our healing every time we ask for healing.

If you do what is right, will you not be accepted?  But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.  Genesis 4:7

The following accountabilities, I content are part of our convent with God in staying healthy.  Let us therefore with God’s help rule over sin in our life.

1/ Stand on the promises that when born again we have become a new person.  We have been redeemed, sanctified, justified, healed, set free, transferred out of darkness into light and freed from any curse.  We must see ourselves as God sees us.  We need to repeat and confess these truths daily until we believe them with unwavering confidence.

2/ Thank God continually for the blood of Jesus that has set us free; for by his stripes we have been healed.  Again confess this truth daily unwavering in the conviction that Gods word is true.

and by his wound we are healed.  Isaiah 53

3/ Acknowledge and confess that God is your chief healer and that he will work through your doctors and medication.  I know this is a fine line but it must be declared that God is Jehovah-rapha and doctors are secondary to Him

4/ Dedicate and sanctify your meds. to God asking for his blessing and power to be upon them, confessing that he will use the meds for his healing.

5/ Surround yourself with others who will continually intercede before Gods throne day and night on your behalf.

Is anyone among you sick?  Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.  James 5

6/ Treat your body as the temple of the Lord.  This means eating natural foods.  My wife and I have ceased purchasing processed food and have cut out grains and are attempting to consume less sugar in our diet.

7/ Be aware of what you watch and listen to in the media, social media and magazines.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.  Philippians 4

8/ Cut off generational ties to sickness. Repeat until you sense you have break-through.

9/ Learn to forgive others as God has forgiven you and pray for those who despise and say all manner of evil against you.

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3

10/ Get plenty of exercise and a good eight hours sleep practicing intermittent fasting at least once a week.

11/ Use natural healing strategies where possible – for me homeopathy has been most helpful.

12/ Go on a fast from any negative thought and talk. Stop listening to any negative talk radio or Internet videos.

Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. 2 Timothy 4

13/ Be willing to quickly repent if and when necessary.

14/ Create declaration prayers of wholeness.

Do not be wise in your own eyes fear the LORD and shun evil.  This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.  Proverbs 3

This is not an exhaustive list and the points are in no particular order.  I believe I have laid out my case for the need to contend for our healing and health in partnership with the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ and for the Glory of God our Father.

Today is the day to begin a renewal of our mind.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.  Romans 12

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

 John Knox
I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 5 years, 9 months and 4 days.
I have published 719 blogs and 3,406 comments.
K Reynolds (@kreynolds)

The first time I actually remember meeting my neurosurgeon after suffering a ruptured aneurysm (I'm told I had previously met him several times before but had no memory of it), a group of people followed him into the room. After greeting me, he turned to the group and calmly informed them that the woman sitting up in bed who just greeted them was in fact, a miracle. Then he proceeded to tell them why. I found it interesting that despite everything he and others had done to save my life with the help of modern technology, he still told these medical professionals that my outcome was a miracle. I would hear that numerous times.

Never once has a non-Christian ever wondered why I wasn't "healed". Never. Instead their eyes widen when they learn about this as well as cancer and they begin to talk about God and miracles.The only people who have ever expressed concern that I "was not healed" have been Christians. :doh:

Deepa N (@deepaanne)

interesting and good. thanks for sharing.