Healing and Health - Cal Pierce
We have entered into an amazing season. God is doing new things and pouring out new wine. He doesn’t want to pour new wine into old wineskins and have the wine lost.
Over the years we have come to realize that we are trying to get healing into sickly bodies and it isn’t working well. People get healed, go back into an unhealthy lifestyle and just get sick again. We now realize that God’s ultimate goal isn’t healing, but what healing produces; a body with no sickness. We are not to be healed so that we can become sick again. Healing deals with our condition, being healed deals with our position. God wants our position to be – I AM HEALED. If we are healed then we are not sick.
We not only have the responsibility to teach God’s people how to receive healing, but we must begin to help them to achieve health. The problem we are having is that we live in a world that supplies us with food that is depleted of nutrition, which breaks down our immune defense against sickness and disease. Our food industry is profit driven, not health driven. Then the answer to our poor health is a medical and drug industry that is also profit driven. Our current population is the unhealthiest in our history. Those born here in the United States between 1946 and 1964 (what we call the “baby boomer” generation) consume over 70% of the prescription drugs, and account for over 50% of all doctor’s visits.
It is not God’s will that we are unhealthy. He desires that we prosper in all things, including our physical bodies. Our physical bodies are the temple of God and need to be in good health to fulfill the will of God on the earth. In III John, verse 2 we read,
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”
Here we see that we are not just to be healthy in spirit, but also in our physical bodies as well. Healing prepares the way for us to prosper in health. We have a spiritual immunity through redemption, but we also have a physical immune system that is to provide an immune defense against sickness. When the two are combined, sickness cannot get a foothold.