The overall health and capacity of our bodies are very important and in direct relation to our ability to live out God’s will for our lives and thrive while on earth.
What does the bible say about OUR BODY?
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 ESV
After receiving salvation, God’s Holy Spirit comes to indwell our bodies.
The Holy Spirit lives within our earthly bodies. Are we not suppose to take care of our bodies or His temples? YES
His Holy Spirit dwell’s within our bodies, are we not to keep guard or watch over our lifestyle and living? Are we suppose to check ‘ourselves’ making sure we are living in a way that brings glory to Him? YES
What does the bible say about EXERCISE and FITNESS?
But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. I Timothy 4:7-8 NKJ
While exercise, fitness and healthy living is important, according to 1 Timothy 4:8, it profits LITTLE in comparison to godliness, spirituality and our promise of eternal life. We are to “discipline” ourselves for the purpose of living godly. Being in good health and physically fit enables us to do so effectively.
She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong. Proverbs 31:17 ESV
The Virtuous Woman of Proverbs 31 made sure that she maintained her physical discipline while not neglecting her primary responsibilities; her relationship with the Father God, her husband, children, household and business.
What does the bible say about HEALTH?
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. 1 John 1:2
God’s desire is for His children to prosper AND be in good health to mirror the health and prosperity of our renewed soul which is in Him.
Sickness and Disease?
And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer.” Exodus 15:26
The Lord is our healer. He is faithful to heal us of all of our health conditions and ailments.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities; Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit; Who crowns you with loving kindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. Psalms 103:2-5
Our physical health is in direct correlation to the health of our spirit. If we are spiritually ‘sick’, it will often times come through expressed within our physical bodies.
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace. Luke 8:43-48
Jesus healed this woman who suffered from a blood disorder for 12 years. After years of visiting various specialist doctors and spending all the money that she had, she risked everything, including HER LIFE, to scuffle through a crowd of people just to touch the ‘hem of his garment’ or His Talit (edges of His prayer shawl). Jesus instantly knew that someone had touched Him because some of His power and virtue had left.
The Lord Jesus is SO powerful, His very name makes demons cringe and run in fear. He is able to heal us of anything we suffer from with our health.
Healing ultimately comes through God. He heals different individuals sometimes through different or various ways. Some has become healed from cancer through homeopathic remedies. Others were healed through modern medicine and radiation therapy. He’s outlined and appointed a certain level of grace for each of us. He provides remedies to every disease known to mankind within His creation.
I believe that when God created the Earth, He meant what He said when He said “it is good.” He provided cures for most of the common ailments known to man. It is our responsibility to search out these cures and use them within our daily lives in order to live lives full of purpose, satisfaction, healing and overall health.