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My name is Basie Martins. I trust that you are all well and I want to thank you again for listening to this program. For those of you who do not know, we are currently discussing general topics relevant to the church and all Christians and all people. With this series, we want to determine how God feels about everyday things and everyday events in our lives. We want to familiarize ourselves with the will and the ways of God.
We have covered quite a lot of material lately about the origin of sicknesses and diseases and calamities. We discussed the reasons why people get sick, referring to us causing sicknesses and diseases in our own lives and the rare incidents when God makes us sick. We discussed the purposes of sicknesses and diseases. We have proven these statements quite extensively by referring to the Bible and the statements made by God, Jesus, and the apostles about sicknesses and diseases. We have discussed the reasons why many preachers preach and teach the exact opposite.
This resulted in people asking questions about all this. People wanted to know why the opposite is preached about this, by not only medical institutions but also by many other people and groups of people and companies and associations and even by the church? How can all those people and experts and scientists be wrong?
These erroneous teachings by so many are exactly the reason why so many people, including pastors and the five-fold ministry, struggle to comprehend the truth. They struggle to understand the truth although theses erroneous teachings have been exposed by not only authentic teachers in the church but also by doctors and scientists.
We know that medical institutions and food nutritionists “preach” the opposite because that generates a lot of money for both industries. Pharmaceutical companies want to sell their products and food nutritionists also. No wonder that statistics and facts released and promoted by these organizations are not trustworthy. It is fake and that was confirmed by many scientists and doctors. These companies and people have been exposed by science and not only by what the Bible says about sicknesses and diseases.
So in this session, we want to discuss the technical aspects of the causes of sicknesses and diseases. It is not enough to say that we bring sicknesses and diseases over ourselves. We need to explain and discuss how it happens and what happens inside our bodies when it happens. In this session, I am going to refer quite often to the work and the findings of Christian scientists and doctors, who have been enlightened by God. They know the science and they know God and the Bible. Dr. Henry Wright is such a doctor. This is what he has to say about this aspect:
In understanding disease – spiritual, psychological and biological – we will find that the Bible has a lot to say about the subject. I am privileged to be on the “cutting edge”of medicine from coast-to-coast because of this Biblical understanding of disease. There are doctors as well as therapists, psychologists, pastors and individuals across America who consult with me.
It is a funny thing to minister on the “cutting edge” of medicine. It is an enigma to the medical community. As one doctor said, “What is a pastor from Georgia doing messing around with disease?” Well I am messing around with it because my Boss is the Great Physician. I am messing around in it because the Creator of all flesh is the one who knows what is wrong with us. I am messing around in it because God ordained it. I’ll show you in Scripture that the pastor is to be responsible for all of the affairs of God’s people.
I think, and I say this very carefully, God is ticked off at the psychologists being the pastors of America. If there are any psychologists reading this, I love you man, I love you woman. But I do think you have taken some things away from the pastors that are rightfully theirs to deal with. Under Old-Testament law, if anyone had leprosy, in order to be considered cured, to whom did they go show themselves? The priest. In the New-Testament, it goes a little further. James say:
Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sin, they shall be forgiven him. James 4:14-15
– Dr. Henry W. Wright
Dr. Wright knows what causes sicknesses and diseases and he knows what needs to be done to live a healthy life and he also knows how we should deal with sicknesses and diseases. It is for these reasons that we refer to people like him.
We have previously discussed the marketing and the promotion and the distribution of untested and very dangerous psychiatric medication by the marketing campaign of the Psychiatric profession, which was exposed by medical doctors. The medical doctors involved called the campaign “The Marketing of Madness”. The damage and death and sicknesses and diseases and financial losses caused and still caused by this campaign are astronomical. It is directly from hell. People suffer and die just so that a few people can make a whole lot of money. However, this is in a sense, and a lesser capacity true for the medical profession.
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has been on the cutting edge of exposing the criminal enterprise we know as psychiatry. The documentary, Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, chronicled the sordid history of diagnosed mental illness and the birth of the psychiatric industry, and became CCHR’s classic debut in professional documentaries. Their latest documentary, The Marketing of Madness, is professionally produced and well organized – in three parts separated into 13 chapters, including a great booklet for summarizing what was presented, and ending with a list of 11 important actions that can be taken after viewing this shocking and compelling documentary.
The film starts out with a brief history of psychiatry and psychology, and how the drug industry reclassified apparent mental disorders of a soul/psyche basis to a brain disorder that required shock therapy, lobotomies and finally drugs (chemical lobotomies) for treatment. To date, psychiatrists have never had to prove that mental conditions they prescribe drugs for have a physical disease basis in the brain. Furthermore, no nutrient deficiency is ever explored in this Pharma-controlled racket to explain various mental anomalies such as depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, etc., even though countless independent studies using orthomolecular nutrition and diet have been used successfully. Articles printed in medical journals and funded by drug companies claim there is a chemical imbalance in the brain for which psychotropic drugs are necessary to correct the imbalance despite the fact there are no tests performed to support such a claim.
So who was the man historically responsible for this focus on drugging for mental conditions? None other than Sigmund Freud, the man responsible for explaining away parental incest with the Oedipus and Electra complexes, and much more… Freud created a major cocaine epidemic throughout Europe, benefiting Merck and Parke-Davis and making $millions. When this scam was exposed, psychiatrists turned to amphetamines until these drugs were also discovered to be highly addictive, ineffective and toxic.
In 1952 psychiatrists published the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) that listed 112 mental disorders that were based on psychiatrists voting for each disorder that is included. With each new edition of the DSM, the number of voted-on behaviors expanded and now encompasses whole population segments. The latest one being voted on will include such behaviors as internet surfing addiction, religious preoccupation and political conspiracy paranoia, making sure the entire population can be classified as mentally ill to justify the need for drugs. In 2007, the market for anti-psychotic drugs was a $22.8 billion a year industry.
– Ingri Cassel
Medication makes people sick and it eventually kills people. It is a slow process but a fact. Nobody is immune to this. If you use any medication often or continuously, your organs and cells and fiber will be damaged. It is a slow process but people will become sick and they will die prematurely because of that. It is not just the truth. It is a serious problem. This was exposed by a group of medical doctors a few years ago.
Gary Null, Ph.D.; Carolyn Dean MD, ND; Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; and Dorothy Smith, Ph.D. exposed the fact that the medical profession is the biggest cause for sicknesses, diseases, and deaths in America. Their findings are available in an official report titled “Death By Medicine” which is available to be downloaded for free on the internet. These doctors have proven that the medical profession causes more deaths and sicknesses and diseases than heart diseases and cancer combined, which are number two, and the number three causes of deaths in the USA. Not only because of medication but also because of negligence.
When people are sick, one of the first things to look at is how much medication they are using or have been consuming, and for how long. Millions of people caused a lot of damage to their internal organs through medication. Even so-called healthy medication like herbs and plants can be dangerous. Even medication prescribed by homeopaths have side-effects, sometimes dangerous side-effects.
We also discussed the fact that food cannot make people sick and also that food does not have medical properties. Food is not a problem in this regard. Food is good for you and some are not so good for you but it cannot heal you and it cannot prevent sicknesses and diseases. It cannot cause sicknesses and diseases either, except for a few minor conditions. Do not be confused and deceived by all the testimonies and claims made by so many people and nutritionists about food.
Just ask all the pastors who pray for sick people daily. They will tell you that the people in their healing lines are often people who have lived quite healthy before them becoming sick. They have consumed all the expensive health food and products recommended by nutritionists and they have jogged or exercised for many years, yet here they are in the healing line of the local pastor. The healthy lifestyle did not prevent them from becoming sick. Some of them even dying. Many of them die because of terminal diseases such as cancer and so on. So something made them sick and it was not food or a lack of exercise.
Exercise has a positive influence on people. It causes the heart to beat faster and that causes more blood flow. It takes more oxygen to the brain and it cleanses the brain and our organs. It improves our state of mind. It helps to cause more brain cells to be generated and it makes us feel a lot better and more focused. We just feel a lot better when we are fit. However, it cannot heal us of sicknesses and diseases and it cannot prevent us from becoming sick.
The same is true for healthy eating. We feel a lot better when we have healthy diets because of an improved balance of chemicals in our brains and in our bodies and cells. It helps us to live life feeling better and more focused and it helps us to work better and play better. However, healthy eating cannot heal people and it cannot prevent sicknesses and diseases. It is just not true.
To understand this a bit better, I need to explain the influences or the results or consequences that everything that we eat has on our bodies and cells and fiber and fluids and other substances in our bodies.
Of all the things that we eat, on purpose or accidentally, the substances which have the strongest or most severe impact on our bodies are drugs or poison. Poison and drugs and other non-edible substances have very aggressive properties. The chemicals in these substances literally attack our cells and it aggressively changes a lot of things in our bodies.
Non-edible substances and drugs do not heal us though, it makes us sick. However, there are tested drugs that do cause or make specific changes that can and will improve the lifestyle of people. But, it also causes changes in our bodies that are not good for us. Drugs cannot be controlled. Once it enters our bodies it will cause damage to all cells. These types of drugs do good things in our bodies but it does bad things as well. The bad things are side-effects. The reason why these substances can do this is that it has unhealthy aggressive properties. It is these aggressive properties that can make you feel well but it also causes bad things. We are not supposed to consume such aggressive substances. So although these substances can help us, it cannot permanently heal us and in the process, it causes harm to the human body. This is one of the reasons why the medical profession is the number one cause of sicknesses and diseases in the world.
This is what Dr. MK Strydom, a Christian medical doctor, says about this in her book, Healing begins with Sanctification of the heart:
According to the Word, God is not interested in disease management, He is interested in disease eradication and disease prevention. Where health-care is concerned today, there is really no such thing – they should be calling it disease management. Disease management means for example prescribing drugs for a diabetic or a person with high blood pressure for the rest of his or her life. The person is artificially maintained and manipulated by these drugs but the underlying problem that initially caused the disease is not dealt with. I am not saying that it is wrong to take medical drugs, it is sometimes very necessary. For example if I have a patient come in with a blood pressure of 200/110, I have got to give the person medication to get that blood pressure down before he has a stroke and dies. It is an emergency, there is no time to sit down and deal with the issues in his life that lead to perpetual thoughts of fear, anxiety, stress and worry about the future (which is the cause of high blood pressure).
Similarly, if I have a patient that I diagnose with hyperthyroidism, I’ve got to put him on medication as this condition is potentially life threatening. But is that the ultimate solution? It is in science. However, that is not scriptural. We think that disease management is a cure – no, if you were cured you wouldn’t need disease management. Disease management is another form of bondage. Disease management means you’re not free – you are not healed of your disease. But the Bible says that he who the Son sets free is free indeed (John 8 v 36).
I personally will only prescribe medication in the short term to save a person’s life or to get the person into a place of safety so that he or she has time to go and deal with the root of the problem that is causing the disease. Prescribing drugs as a single act is ﬁne but the problem comes in when a person stays on those drugs permanently without the underlying problem behind the disease being dealt with. To those of you who are on chronic medication, I would like to inform you that God does not want you artificially maintained and chemically manipulated by medical drugs for the rest of your life. He wants to heal you and set you free of that disease permanently. But you also have a responsibility before God to get sin out of your life and to line yourself up with His Word and His conditions for healing.
– Dr. MK Strydom
So according to doctor Strydom, not only medication but even the whole medical profession cannot really heal people, it only manages sicknesses and diseases. Apart from some medical procedures and some medication like antibiotics and antidotes and so on, the medical profession actually has limited results. It helps a lot but it cannot really heal people permanently.
Now food is not as aggressive as drugs and it does not have the same properties. Food has far less influences on the human body than drugs. This is the reason why food cannot heal people but it is also the reason why food does not harm people. It cannot really change things.
You see, food was given to mankind to feed them. It maintains our bodies. It gives the cells what it needs to live. It gives energy. It does not have healing properties. We need food and water to live. It keeps us alive. Food is not medication. It cannot heal us and it cannot prevent us from getting sick. Not even drugs, that is thousand times more aggressive and effective as food can heal us or prevent us from getting sick.
Now it is very important to eat healthily. We need to consume all the necessary substances or nutrients that our bodies need. That is why I believe that it does matter what we eat.
We really do not have to eat much food or a wide range of food to be healthy. We just need a steady consumption of a few basic foods or nutrients and that will cause us to live healthily. As long as it contains all five basic nutrients, we are OK.
This is what the “Australian Food and Grocery Council” and the FSC say that we should consume every day:
According to the FSC, a balanced diet for an average adult is made up of the following nutrients each day:
Energy: 8,700 kilojoules
Protein: 50 grams
Fat: 70 grams
Carbohydrates: 310 grams
Sugars: 90 grams
Sodium (Salt): 2.3 grams
Dietary fibre: 30 grams
Saturated Fatty Acids: 24 grams
– Australian Food and Grocery Council
The FSC lists the above reference values for daily intake levels based on an average adult diet of 8,700 kJ. However, an individual’s intake may vary depending on their energy needs and lifestyle.
Now the types of food and the amount of food that we need is not much. We need far less than we usually consume. Most people eat the prescribed daily quota of food in one meal. So it is almost guaranteed that most people do consume all the nutrients that they need every day of their lives. Whatever they do not need is either disposed of or people become overweight because of consuming more than they need.
A very small number of people eat less than the prescribed quota every day. A small number of people eat less than the five nutrients that they are supposed to eat every day. Now whatever I described here will not cause people to become sick. As long as they are not seriously overweight and as long as they are not malnourished, people will always be OK. Food really does not have such a bad or such a good influence on our bodies. It is not medicine to the body and it is not poison to the body. Food does what God created it to do. It gives us energy, it provides the building blocks to maintain our bodies and that is it. It cannot cause miracles. It cannot heal us and it does not prevent sicknesses and diseases. It maintains our bodies.
Do not pay too much attention to food nutritionists in this regard. This is what Dr. Henry Wright says about this:
I am not against nutritionist; in fact, we have two nutritionists that are part of our ministry. I believe in a well-balanced diet. I believe you have to take care of the temple. I believe that when you get your rest, drink enough water, eat the proper foods and so on, you will have overall good health on that basis. However, good nutrition, rest and water in themselves do not heal the defects that come because of separation from God and His word, or deal with sanctification and sin and the resultant diseases. I want to say something to you. Nutrition does not replace repentance.
– Dr. Henry W. Wright
We do not become healthy because of what we eat. We are healed and we become healthy because we repent and because we pursue holiness but this aspect was discussed in detail in previous sessions. Food is not a problem.
There are just a few incidents or situations where food can make us sick or cause problems in our bodies but that is only when we eat too much or not enough. When people do not have enough food they can become sick and even die because of starvation or famine. Our bodies need energy to move, to restore damaged cells and fiber, to fight infection, and to promote growth and so on.
There are five very important nutrients that our bodies need: Protein, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and vitamins. Shortages in these nutrients can cause sicknesses and diseases like scurvy or rickets or it can cause the breaking down of red blood cells and some other conditions. However, if we consume the five nutrients that I mentioned and just a little bit of those nutrients per day, we will be OK.
When people eat too much they can cause their feet and legs and organs to be under the strain of supporting an excessive weight. That can cause undesired conditions in their bodies. And this is about it.
As you can see, food does not cause sicknesses and diseases. It is more a matter of us not eating what we should or not eating enough or eating too much that becomes problems in the lives of people. Food is not a problem.
Allergy is another topic that needs to be discussed. However, food cannot be blamed for allergies. It is actually our immune systems that are compromised that cause allergies and food sometimes worsen allergy reactions. The blame should be put on the compromised immune system and not the food. Our bodies are well equipped to deal with anything that enters our bodies if our immune systems are not compromised.
An allergy is simply a reaction caused by a substance called antigen. An antigen is a substance that causes a state of sensitivity when it comes into contact with body fiber. The reaction that follows the state of sensitivity is called an allergy. Normally, a reaction is not caused by the state of sensitivity but because our immune systems are compromised, we do experience an inconvenient reaction. This is what Dr. Henry Wright says about this. He starts with a few definitions:
An antigen is any substance that, when introduced into the body, stimulates the production of an antibody.
An Allergen is a substance causing an allergy.
An Allergy is a hypersensitive reaction to environmental factors or substances such as pollen, food, dust or micro-organisms in amounts that do not affect most people. So an allergy is an acquired, abnormal immune response to a substance (allergen) and does not normally cause a reaction.
An Antibody is any of the complex proteins produced by B lymphocytes in response to the presence of an antigen.
– Dr. Henry W. Wright
Dr. Wright what happens in our bodies when our immune system is compromised:
The body produces cortisol to suppress the inflammatory response to the attack. Cortisol, a steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex, is over-secreted long-term and you have destruction of white corpuscles and macrophages and killer cells. Too much cortisol over a long term causes cell death at this level.
Many times you have antibodies to antigen occurring in your body in relationship to a compromised immune system. Fear, anxiety and stress compromise your immune system. This is exactly what we are learning from the medical textbooks: Long-term fear, anxiety and stress can destroy your immune system and, when this happens, you have antigen to antibody. This is exactly what an allergy is – a hypersensitive reaction.
– Dr. Henry W. Wright
What Dr. Wright says here is that our immune systems are compromised because of fear, anxiety, and stress. Dr. Caroline Leaf confirms this. According to her, fear, stress, and anxiety cause the following sicknesses and diseases: Heart attacks and other heart diseases, high blood pressure, strokes, arterial rupture, varicose veins, diabetes, cancer, asthma, allergies, Crohn’s disease, eczema, neurodermatitis, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, cramps, stomach ulcers, muscle pains and spasms, fertility problems, growth problems in children, joint inflammation, colds, depression, phobias, panic attacks, fatigue, exhaustion, memory loss, restlessness, lethargy, and sleeplessness. Many of these diseases are caused by a compromised immune system as a result of tension. These facts confirm that the sins of unbelief and fear and worry and anxiety have devastating effects on our lives. Heart diseases and cancer are the number two and number three causes of death. This means that anxiety, fear, and stress caused by far most sicknesses, diseases, and deaths. Except for the medical profession, stress and tension, anxiety, and fear are people’s worst enemy. And the reason for it all is the fact that it kills our immune systems. When people do not trust God, They pay a hefty price for that in their bodies. The human immune system is actually amazing. When it is not compromised, it deals with almost anything that enters our bodies. It is very powerful.
This is what Dr. Leaf says about the human immune system:
An illustration of when your system is out of balance is when your immune system becomes compromised. You may not know that your immune system kills most cancer cells. When cancer cells float around in your body, mighty little soldiers from your immune system destroy them – most of the time. If you are intensely worried, depressed, anxious or angry and constantly thinking of the event or person who caused you to be in that state, you can make stressors (or toxic thoughts) become stronger.
– Dr. Caroline Leaf
According to Dr. Leaf, cancer cells bytes the dust when the soldiers of the immune system called T Cells and Killer cells attack them. Our bodies are wonderfully made. God made us strong and able to cope with anything in life. The immune system can handle dangerous substances like poison, parasites, intruder cells, viruses, bacteria, and other substances effectively. We might not feel so well when these substances enter our bodies to cause us harm but, the immune system will launch and attack these substances and it will kill them effectively.
Dr. Wright confirms this:
You don’t usually see parasites unless somebody has a compromised immune system. People often comes to me, especially with MCS/EI, and they say, I have parasites. I say, Oh well, no big deal. I don’t even bother ministering to the parasite issue. I am wasting my time. If you want to get rid of parasites, let’s go ahead and get the fear and anxiety dealt with because it may cause a weakened immune system.
When your immune system is healed, parasites don’t stand a chance. You can have a compromised immune system because of fear, anxiety and stress.
– Dr. Henry W. Wright
His explanation of how high blood pressure is caused is quite interesting:
So, what happens in high blood pressure is this: As you become one with worry, the mind-body connection, through the limbic system, puts things in motion. The hypothalamus integrates a pathway to produce all kinds of neurological misfirings. The central nervous system, endocrine system and homeostasis are affected until finally you’re like a scarecrow flapping in the wind of a hurricane. All of this is because you think that is just who you are and physiological manifestations are occurring to prove it.
An imbalance of the sympathetic nervous system occurs. This causes the cell membrane of the cardiovascular system to narrow. The opening is not large enough to accommodate the volume of blood. That increases blood pressure. So you take a drug that is a beta blocker. That opens up the blood vessels. It appears you are out of danger.
But, do you still worry? Do you still have fear. Have you been sanctified. Are you a doer of the Word? You are actually maintained by the same kingdom that gave you your disease.
In Galatians 5, Paul called pharmakeia witchcraft, a work of the flesh, because it offers itself as a healing. It is not. It is disease management. Disease management means you are not healed. God does not want you to be managed; He wants you to be free of disease.
– Dr. Henry W. Wright
It is when people trust God and when they have a close and intimate relationship with him that fear and anxiety disappear. When we know the depth and length and breadth and height of his love, fear is driven out and our immune systems are repaired. God did not give us a spirit of fear but of love and self-control. When we really trust God we do not panic or fear or worry or stress about the challenges that life brings to us. We need to enter into the rest of God and we need to learn to relax. We need to laugh a lot and enjoy life.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
This Scripture brings us to another cause of diseases. It says that a broken spirit dries out the bones. A broken spirit is the opposite of a joyful spirit. A broken spirit is a person who is heartbroken. If a person is chronically downhearted or dismayed or downcast, it causes certain conditions in their bodies. We know of osteoporosis and conditions that have to do with the dehydration of the bone marrow.
We are not supposed to live like this. In this life, we have to deal with all sorts of emotions. We cannot allow emotions to rule our lives. We have to deal with emotional pain and grief. We live by faith and not through our emotions. We have so much to be thankful for. We cannot be fixated on something that has hurt us and forget about anything else. If we camp at such a place we have lost our joy. Think of the people that are still in your life or think of the wonderful things and privileges that you still have. Think of Jesus Christ and God who can never be taken away from you.
If anything is or was so important in your life that it causes you to forget about everything else, then that thing is or was an idol. We are not supposed to feel like that about something or to be so attached to someone that their loss destroys our lives. It certainly means that you loved such a person or such a thing more than you love God and that is a sin. It is not so easy to heal or to come over the death of a loved one. But, we need to hand it over to God and ask him to help us to get over it. He is faithful and nothing is impossible with God. He will help you and heal you and H will wipe the tears from your eyes.
More causes of bone-related sicknesses and diseases are wrath, jealousy, and envy. These things are all sin and it causes diseases in the lives of people.
A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy and wrath are like rottenness of the bones
It actually causes quite a lot of bone-related sicknesses and diseases in people’s lives: Osteoporosis, rheumatism, arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout are, among other bone-related and joint-related diseases, a result of the sins of people being jealous and envious and angry or outraged and furious toward other people. We should live in love and peace with other people. When we feel or behave as Proverbs 14:30 describes, chemical and other types of reactions take place in our bodies. This is poison to our cells and if our immune systems are compromised it will lead to bone and joint-related diseases in people’s lives.
Self-hatred is another cause of diseases in people’s lives. Dr. Henry W. Wright wrote in his book, A more excellent way to be in health, that constant self-hatred causes a chemical reaction in the human body. This chemical reaction eventually causes the white blood cells to attack the organs and this causes damage to these organs:
Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the white corpuscles attack the connective tissue of the organs. I ministered to a beautiful lady in California who has been healed of lupus. Lupus is rooted in extreme self-hatred, self-conflict and includes guilt. Performance also may be implicated.
– Dr. Henry W. Wright
According to Dr. Wright, the self-hatred which originated in the spiritual dimension eventually materialized in the physical dimension by causing a person’s body to attack itself. It literally destroys its own cells.
This causes conditions like gout, joint inflammation, diabetes, skin tuberculosis, rash, rheumatism, inflammatory intestines, and belly abscesses. If our immune system is compromised, it aggravates these conditions. This is what Dr. Wright says about this:
Do you know laughter can strengthen the immune system? It has been documented. Laughter causes the body to manufacture T cells and killer cells. A merry heart doeth good like medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones…What is in the bones? The immune system!
A broken spirit destroys the immune system… It is not chemicals or odors causing environmental illness or multiple chemical sensitivities. The immune system is compromised because of fear and anxiety coming out of a broken heart. When you have a compromised immune system, you automatically have allergies.
– Dr. Henry W. Wright
Many people have heard me teaching that we cause sicknesses and diseases to come over us ourselves. It is not the devil making us sick and most of the time it is not God making us sick. We cause these things to come over us because of how we live and what we do and what we fail to do. Most sicknesses and diseases are the automatic results of sin.
In this session, you have heard what I mean by that. Christian medical doctors and scientists have connected the dots. They have seen in the Bible that there is an undeniable link between our behavior and sicknesses and diseases. What we do or fail to do will either cause us to live healthy lives or to suffer all sorts of sicknesses and diseases in our lives. It is up to us. It is not up to God or because of external influences that we have no control over. Yes, there may be external influences but we have complete control over them.
We can choose life or death. We can live healthy and prosperous lives by being obedient to God and his word. By pursuing holiness. By repenting when we fail. By asking God to forgive us and by asking the elders to come to pray for us. This is the word of God. This is the truth.
There are a few very important things that I want everybody to understand about this subject. Apart from sin, the medical profession is responsible for most deaths, sicknesses, and diseases in the lives of people. It is not food or a lack of exercise. It is not accidents or circumstances out of our control. Actually, everything is under our control. We can choose not to sin and we can choose not to make use of the medical profession.
People do not want to do that because they want to sin and they do not have the faith to depend on God and his word to live healthily or to be healed. It does not have to be like this. We can change this as sure as the sun is shining somewhere in this world right now. If you do not have the necessary faith, just look for and find a man or a woman of God who has the faith and ask them to pray for you. They can and will heal you because of their faith. You can change your whole life even though you might not have the faith to so. God made provision for that. Just repent and call the elders to pray for you and start living like God wants you to.
With this session, I attempted to show the listeners just what I mean when I say that people are responsible for the sicknesses and diseases in their own lives. We cannot blame food or other people or influences in life.
This is all for today. See you next time.