by John Greene
For generations you’ve heard the science of the genetic code, static genetics and old theories regarding DNA, which render everyone powerless to do anything about the health of the human body. In this model you are a victim of your heredity. Since you can’t change your genes, essential elements of your life are predetermined, and because of this, you have very little control over your health. Recent science, it seems, has shattered this myth. Yet, the common sense approach of the Bible always has pointed the interested reader in the right direction. You may not need a prophet to tell you that you are out of sync with wellsprings of life. You are living a fast lane life and you know it. You are focused on fear and worry, striving after the pursuits of life. (“Breaking the Hold of Stress“; “The World, Your Emotions and Your Health“)
When the trumpets of science sound you hear words like “control” instead of healing. How much control do you really have over your own life in general and your health in particular? That depends on who and what you believe. These questions have puzzled many, yet even most Christians have overlooked Bible truth about their health and personal relationship with their Heavenly Father because of the lack of proper mainstream teaching coupled with the influence of the world. Your health is driven by many factors, but spiritual warfare looms large, a factor that is often misunderstood or outright denied by multitudes. Yet, the lack of understanding regarding spiritual warfare in the world you live directly ties into what recent science has discovered. The problem is that mankind finds itself in a less than powerful position when a magic pill can’t be prescribed to wash away a problem. In fact, history fully demonstrates mankind’s inability to deal with disease in man’s own power, in large part because of the inability to resist exploitation and attitudes of sin that plague the world. The science known as epigenetics puts forth many ideas that the Bible has held from the beginning. (“Vaccines in the News“; “Bible Prophecy and the Rise of the Corporation“; “Disease & Spiritual Roots“)
According to this science, changing your health can be as “simple” as changing your thoughts and beliefs. Even psychology has recognized that improved feelings of self-worth improve the emotional state of people. The problem is that using the polluted thinking of the world doesn’t truly have the power to heal. Yet, personal belief and attitude have a large impact on personal biology and the ability to heal. When properly understood, the Bible, through the power of the Most High has the power to heal in ways that are only now just beginning to be recognized by the world, even when YHWH doesn’t get the credit. Science wants that credit, even if they must stretch the truth to get it.
As early as 1988, the old theory of genetics began to fall apart when it was discovered that bacteria changed in response to its environment. In that day, this was a radical idea. You may recall the Human Genome Project launched in 1990 and largely contemplated in 2003. The mission was to map out all human genes and genetic interactions, which would than serve as the basis for ‘curing virtually any disease.’ In this season of discovery, scientists came to realize that all life has far fewer genes than previously believed and that these genes do not operate as they had previously predicted. What has been discovered is that a master control turns these genes on and off, allowing the expression of certain traits and illnesses.
Life is based on relationships and genetics is no different, which impacts every living thing in the world. Genes can be activated and deactivated by signals from the environment. Genes often change expression depending on what is happening outside the cells or outside the body. You are much more than a biological machine. By modifying parts of YHWH’s living creation, health is changed. Through quantum physics, though often not well understood, scientists have decided that the invisible realm is more important than the material realm. Real Bible students already know this! Your thoughts and beliefs shape your environment more than physical matter!
As if genes changing expression in response to environmental factors such as nutrients wasn’t enough, other researchers have demonstrated that this “environment” that your genes respond to also includes your conscious thoughts, emotions, and unconscious beliefs. Cellular biologist Bruce Lipton PhD is one of the leading authorities on how emotions can regulate genetic expression, even though some of his personal expression of ideas fall on the side of New Age thinking that isn’t Biblical. The fact is that you can’t lie to your Heavenly Father, even if you can delude yourself. Caution is always required when listening to science. (“Health & Bible Truth“; “Gene Science: Another Power Grab for Authority in Your Life“)
The secret to life isn’t within DNA, but within the mechanisms of the cell membrane created by Elohim [YHWH]. Each cell membrane has receptors that pick up environmental signals (many that aren’t well understood), and this mechanism controls the translation of the genes inside your cells. Your cells are grounded in signals being received from elements of the environment, especially in the creation of new cells or replication. Having a known cancer gene in your DNA does not automatically mean you will express cancer. This genetic information does not ever have to be expressed. It can be blocked through the epigenomic mechanism. Because of this, you are not controlled by your genetic makeup. Instead, your genetic expression is primarily determined by your thoughts, attitudes, perceptions and the power of Elohim in your life! This is what makes the teaching of Yahshua [Jesus] so important. When your life is grounded in a more accurate understanding of the Bible, you are less the victim of the world. (“What is Washing by the Word“; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“)
While your goal is not to be the master, when YHWH is your Master and Yahshua [Jesus] your ‘Heavenly High Priest’ as well as your Salvation, with the right attitudes and lifestyle, and strongholds of the dark spirit forces rooted out, you are the one to benefit. (“Life Healing & Belief“; “Disease & Spiritual Roots“; “Spiritual Fruit & Renewing Your Mind“)
Nutrition also alters genetic expression. Two years ago, a study performed by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University was showcased at the annual Experimental Biology convention. The study demonstrated how “histone modifications” can impact the expression of many degenerative diseases, including cancer, heart disease, bipolar disorder and aging. What scientists call aberrant gene expression is actually demonic influence through spiritual strongholds. Spiritual strongholds, through the roots of genetic expression, will damage chemical reactions within the body. Proteins known as histones can hold DNA so tightly that expression of many genes can be blocked. When a gene is suppressed that needs to be expressed, disease often proliferates. Certain foods act as histone inhibitors, which allow the body to fight illness like cancer. By consuming these foods and through detoxification, you support your body’s ability to fight disease. (“Health in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Has Science Gone Too Far?“; “News: The Truth About Genes & Science“)
Your environment, how and what you think and what you take into your body dictates your tendency to express health or disease. When you take ownership of your environment and your thought life, you begin the process of healing, restoring the health that your Loving Father originally provided or intended. In this way, the beautifully made body that YHWH granted to you can be restored to healthy or healthier function. As you grow in the Holy Spirit, He reminds your body to dwell in healthy function so you can be free of disease. By rejecting the roots of demonic strongholds and filling your heart and mind with the goodness of YHWH, you embrace better health and continue to improve your heart and mind.
Even in cases where epigenetic effects began before birth, positive changes can be made. Poor nutrition and poor environment can be overcome or improved with the right influence. While it’s tempting to place the emphasis on diet and nutrition, attitudes and strongholds of the heart, even through generations may need to be overcome to reverse the negative life effects. In some cases, you may not even be aware of the need for change. You are able to turn genetic expression on and off with emotions as well. Life trauma often adversely affects health. You must be willing to change, personally desiring and actively seeking whatever change is needed. That is why an open mind and heart are essential as you seek the truth of why you are in the condition that you are in. With practice, commitment and love, change can become positive and permanent. When you don’t lie to yourself and live a toxic lifestyle, you can begin to heal from the toxic effects of demonism that are so prevalent in the world around you. Just keep in mind to abstain from the ways of the world, to be set apart to your Heavenly Father as you bring your life into closer accord with His Will. (Romans 12:1-2; James 1:22-24) Remember that YHWH was here long before the science of man. Since science is merely the observation of man, you must come to know your Source, your Most High YHWH rather than the imaginings of men. Through this process of repentance and forgiveness, you will see real life results as you put on the new man in Messiah! You will come to realize that no inoculation, drug, herb, diet or ritual therapy, either by itself or in combination can solve the problems that result from a global cosmos of man. Man’s thinking cannot be reformed without Elohim, specifically the power of the Holy Spirit in your life. We must use the advice of scripture and change our ways to conform with the teaching of Yahshua [Jesus]. (“Divine Health & Prosperity“; “Brave New World: The Dilemmas of Vaccines & Modern Medicine“)