by John Greene
“Bless YHWH, O my being, and all that is within me, bless His set-apart Name! Bless YHWH, O my being, and do not forget all His dealings, Who forgives all your crookednesses, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with kindness and compassion, Who satisfies your desire with the good, your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. YHWH is doing righteousness and right-ruling for all the oppressed. ” – Psalms 103:1-5, ISR98
Could this be true? Most certainly.
The Bible says that your Heavenly Father loves you. I know He does because He sent His Son to come and die for all, that is everyone that will listen. While He was here on earth, He healed people of their disease and cast out demonic spirits. The disciples did this, the 70 in Acts did this and the first century disciples did this. After that the teaching of the Word was diluted and corrupted as Christianity entered a dark age of ignorance and outright rebellion. This has persisted to this day, in line with Bible prophecy! (“Ongoing Corruption of Christianity“; “Religion, Politics, Power & Financial Corruption“)
In the Bible, people have been raised from the dead, healed and more. Everyone that lives today has access to a better covenant through Yahshua [Jesus] Messiah.
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” – 3 John 1:2, NKJV
“Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of YAHWEH in Messiah Yahshua toward you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Prove all things, hold fast that which is good. Keep back from every form of evil. And may the Elohim of peace Himself fully sanctify you, and may your whole spirit and life and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Master Yahshua Messiah. Faithful is the One calling you, who also will perform it.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, HRB
Elohim’s [‘God’, YHWH] people struggle with life, health and healing. Why? Very often because we don’t pray and believe His truth, don’t give thanks because complaining is easier, quench the Holy Spirit [Sanctified, Set Apart Spirit] with negative attitudes and unbelief, and fail to learn enough so that we have spiritual discernment. Even as you become a new man in Messiah, old attitudes and conditioned behaviors die hard, especially when you look at the wrong source in your life. Multitudes of those that profess to be ‘God’s people’ are deceived by the world around them and distracted by efforts to live in this world. So many live as baby Christians and carnal proclaimers without real spiritual foundation.
Because of our imperfection from Adam, sin continues to live within and tempt. The old man of corruption, as well as the world around you, tempts and pulls at you. (“Understanding Sin“; “What Is Washing By The Word?“; “Strongholds & the Armor of YHWH“; “How YHWH Marks His People“)
“For we know that the Torah is spiritual, but I am fleshly, having been sold under sin. For I do not know what I do. For I do not do the thing that I want; But I do the thing which I hate, this is what I do. But if I do what I do not wish to, I agree with the Torah, that it is good.
Now then, it is not I who do it, but the sin which dominates in me. For I know that it does not fully dominate me, (that is in my flesh) but as far as good is concerned, the choice is easy for me to make, but to do it is difficult for me. For it is not the good that I desire to do, that I do. But it is the evil that I do not desire, that I do. But if I do what I do not desire, it is no longer I who do it, but the sin which dominates me.
I find therefore that the Torah agrees with my conscience, when I desire to do good, but evil is always near, distracting me. For I delight in the Torah of YAHWEH according to the inward man; but I see another law in my members having warred against the law of my mind, and taking me captive by the law of sin being in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from this mortal body? I thank YAHWEH through Yahshua Messiah our Master! So then I myself with the mind truly serve the Torah of YAHWEH and with the flesh the law of sin.” – Romans 7:14-25, HRB
At times, you and I feel pulled and torn, a condition that Paul describes as wretched. The Holy Spirit as divine Counselor and personal discernment of the Word is our answer. (“Holy Spirit 101“; “Listening to the Holy Spirit“)
“My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the proving of your belief works endurance. And let endurance have a perfect work, so that you be perfect and complete, lacking in naught. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of Elohim, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it shall be given to him.” – James 1:2-5, ISR98
When you separate yourself from Elohim, either through ignorance or rebellion, you place yourself at a distinct disadvantage. When you separate yourself from Elohim willfully or through ignorance, you aren’t fully sanctified in faith. Because of this, Christian disciples reap the fruit of ignorance and rebellion, just as the world does. We easily become double minded in a world full of confusion and rebellion. (“Disciple: The Pattern of Your Life“; “Mind Filters“; “Delusion & the Tightening Noose of the Beast System“)
YHWH, your Heavenly Father is unable to bless your sin or my sin, and as a result, we will suffer more than if we were to abide fully in Him through faith and the Holy Spirit. This separation from YHWH results in strife, sickness and disease in life. (Deuteronomy 24:16; 28:15-63; Exodus 20:5-6) In many cases, the sins of previous ancestors may try to rain on you. While you don’t carry that sin in faith, your personal epigenetics, as well as the example of your parents and their parents may predispose you to behavior and similar lifestyle attitudes. These curses and their potential are very real! (Ezekiel 18; Romans 5:12-19; 1 John 1:8-10; John 3:36; Acts 3:19)
The good news is there is plenty that you can do about this. You simply need to let the Good News of scripture change your heart. This will be evident over time in your lifestyle as you continue to learn and apply YHWH’s Word. This spiritual journey will continue to change your thinking and the fruit in your life through sanctification. As you progress, your life changes, your spirit heals and you begin to more fully reap the benefits of YHWH’s Word through the Holy Spirit. It’s that simple.
The difficulty remains in rooting out the spirit of the old man, while keeping the hounds of the world out of your mind so that you can continue to be purified in faith and obedience. You don’t need to bear sin of the past or the sins of previous generations. You simply need to learn how to change your life through faith in Yahshua [Jesus] Messiah and by learning the importance of YHWH’s Word. This is applied through obedience and evidenced by spiritual fruit in your life. (“The Struggle for Purity of Heart“; “Purity Starts Inside: A Lesson Through the Ages“; “Woes of the Hypocrites“)
Behavior and belief change the very fabric of your physical life through spiritual life and healing. This deliverance (salvation from the past) can begin right now, as you live today and in the future.