This will be the first of 6 successive articles regarding health. God revealed much of this to me during my son’s recent hospital stay. He gave me clarity about the oppressive situation in this country that was unlike what I have experienced before. Our last 8 years of experience and the pieces of everything we’ve discerned finally gelled into a big picture.
In October, our son Cole went to Nigeria with a missions group. After he returned home, he became very sick with a pile-up of infections which lead to an intestinal blockage —again. We prayed and asked the Lord what was going on, knowing full well that not everything that happens is only what we see at face value.
As usual, we humans seek information when we approach God. We were hoping for answers — are we supposed to move forward with what the doctors are proposing? Will Cole need to have surgery?
The reply from Him was, “Satan is making a mistake.”
🤔 That was interesting. We didn’t know what that meant, but we are already pretty good at trusting Him through hard things. After all, faith is only built when we are walking blind. I have a little more understanding of what He meant now, as God allowed this time period to reveal many things and continue to build our faith for what He wants to do. Even when we go though difficult circumstances, God is always taking what the enemy means for evil and turning it for our good.
Before we get started, three disclaimers:
- This information will be controversial. God often likes to challenge long-held mindsets that are detrimental to us…. just look at the words of Jesus in the Bible and you will see what I mean. Growth and healing only come from un-learning things sometimes and re-learning the truth, even if in the middle there is a period of inner turmoil to work through.
- The truth can be jolting. Often people cannot receive truth because it would mean the destruction of a belief system they’ve held for a lifetime. It is overwhelming to face that, and some can’t bring themselves to do it, preferring to continue in a type of comfortable deception. Funny thing about truth, though — ignoring the truth doesn’t make it any less true.
- We’re going to talk about spiritual warfare. Some people get freaked out by that. Respectfully, warfare is all around us whether we recognize it or not. In fact, there is an intense agenda in place that keeps people from being able to recognize it.
To understand the evil agenda that has been in place over our nation, we have to start at the beginning. The first place in the Bible where God addressed the subject of health was Exodus 15:26:
If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all his decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the Lord who heals you.
We talked about God’s original intent for healing in —-> The Answer for Healing. We were, in close, personal relationship with God, to receive from Him all the direction we need for our health and wellness.
With this in mind, there has been a specific agenda against man since the beginning of time to cause us to enter into an agreement with a series of lies pertaining to health. This agenda of Satan uses fear and manipulation to enslave people and move them further and further away from what God intended. Everything is driven by the spirit realm first, then manifests in the physical realm as a result. Remember the enemy’s purpose is to STEAL, KILL and DESTROY, while Jesus offers ABUNDANT LIFE. Oppression, bondage and darkness is ALWAYS from Satan. Freedom, wholeness and health are ALWAYS from God.
When we refer to spiritual warfare over what has become our medical system, remember that we are not wrestling with people (Eph.6), but we are wrestling against the demonic realm that is BEHIND the system. It’s peeling back the layers of what we can see with our eyes, to discern the REAL strategy behind why things happen, how people get used as pawns, and how it takes over the prevailing thinking of an entire culture.
To my friends that are medical professionals: First I say thank you. Doctors and nurses have saved the lives of everyone I love; you are involved in a high and noble calling. You entered into your education and careers with good hearts and with the desire to genuinely help people. There is nothing needed more than Spirit-filled professionals who infuse the atmosphere with the presence of God. I’ve talked with some of you to hear your perspective, and I know God gives you special grace to work in places of pain and suffering. What I say next may be surprising to you, or it may confirm what you already know.
There is an enemy stronghold over the medical system that the Lord would like to dismantle. Medical professionals fall under the education of this system and therefore unwittingly contribute to the continuance of it without full awareness of what is happening in the unseen realm. Does this mean that there is never good that comes from medical treatment? No, of course not. I’m referring to the influence behind the overall system that causes people to come under certain beliefs. The goal is to enslave the masses under layers of oppression systematically, by gaining their agreement with the agenda in place. This began from the point that man decided to stop listening to the voice of God in all decisions relating to health.
The bondage begins with a series of lies proposed to us. I will outline these lies and their effects in the next articles, followed by the will of God concerning health.
LIE #1: Spiritual relationship with God is completely separate from physical life. This prevailing thought assumes that God only cares about spiritual aspects, but we are on our own to manage our physical bodies.
The Truth: There was never supposed to be separation between the two. Relationship with our Father that was paid for by the blood of Jesus includes submitting to His management for our physical lives as much as any other part. Believe it or not, when we live in relationship with Him, He will even direct our decisions regarding eating habits, exercise, rest, and seeking medical help.
The Lord says, I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. (Psalm 32:8)
We sometimes errantly think that He only cares about big picture issues, but that is far from the truth. For more on this, read Psalm 139 which shows the intimate knowledge and care our Father has for each person. When we grasp the revelation that He cares about every decision, the stress melts off. He truly means for us to live a burden-free life. This is possible only when we relinquish the heavy weight of decision-making to Him in trust.
God may sometimes lead us to make a decision regarding health that goes against the flow of culture. For example, when my twin boys were 2 months old, through a set of circumstances the Lord told me “no additional vaccinations” for them. Back then that was a radical decision… there were no Facebook groups, no easy access to unbiased information for or against them, no voices in culture to cling to… I cried for 3 weeks, then decided. [👉🏻Inner turmoil often ensues when a choice is presented to us that defies prevailing reasoning but is directed by God. In fact, the inner turmoil is the indicator that the decision is more than just a common physical decision.]
I know now that it was a spiritual battle over my choice to make a decision out of TRUST or listen to the other voice, FEAR. I made the unpopular decision and never looked back. [👉🏻 Making any decision out of fear is always the wrong motivation.]
Fast forward 20 years, Cole recently needed mandatory vaccinations to travel to Africa on his missions trip. He received them, and did it in complete trust knowing he was supposed to go on the trip. He is, of course, an adult and now makes his own decisions.
In the next part, we will look at more of the specific lies that Satan uses to enslave people using the medical system. After that, the following ones will explain the exciting plan of God that He has in mind for mankind….
…if we will only choose to believe it.