THE BLESSINGS OF TOTAL HEALTH – 3

Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!

We bless our God & the Father of our Lord & Saviour, Jesus, for the past 21 days in this month, Who has been faithful to His Word of Total Health in our lives.

To Him alone be all the glory forever, in Jesus’ most colourful name!

On Thursday evening at KING’S DELIGHT CHURCH GLOBAL, in our Glory to Glory Word Hour, we continued in the third part of our teaching series: THE BLESSINGS OF TOTAL HEALTH!

We considered two more blessings:

1. Total Health makes the Christian to deploy his/her resources to other matters of value.

From the experience of that woman recounted in Mark 5.25-26, it is clear that sickness saps the victim dry of all resources – finances, energy, time, etc:
Mark 5.25-26(Weymouth’s New Testament translation):
25 “Now a woman who for twelve years had suffered from haemorrhage”,

26 “and had undergone many different treatments under a number of doctors and had spent all she had without receiving benefit but on the contrary growing worse”,

Mark 5.25-26(KJV):
25 “And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years”,

26 “And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse”,

A man met me some few years ago, who was a victim of an unknown ailment.

As of that time, he had spent about a hundred million Nigerian naira, home & abroad, yet to no avail.

He returned home amid a great loss & gave up all hope, that was when a relation of his brought him to me.

According to him, he’s so afraid because in their family, the male don’t live up to forty years of age & if they should, they don’t go beyond sixty.

As of that time, he was nearing sixty years of age but glory be to the Lord Jesus, by the Lord’s mercy & encounter with the Word, he’s still alive today, nearer seventy years in age.

Beloved, our Father doesn’t encourage waste but that’s part of the devil’s ministry & he afflicts people’s health to do that but glory to Jesus, He came to destroy ALL the works of the devil – 1 John 3.8(Amplified version):
[8]”[But] he who commits sin [who practices evildoing] is of the devil [takes his character from the evil one], for the devil has sinned (violated the divine law) from the beginning. The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done]”.

Colossians 2.14-15(Weymouth’s New Testament translation):
14 “The bond, with its requirements, which was in force against us and was hostile to us, He cancelled, and cleared it out of the way, nailing it to His Cross”.

15 “And the hostile princes and rulers He shook off from Himself, and boldly displayed them as His conquests, when by the Cross He triumphed over them”.

Colossians 2.14-15(Amplified version):
[14]”Having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared completely out of our way by nailing it to [His] cross”.

[15]”[God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross]”.

Beloved, EVERY POWER OF DARKNESS, HOSTILE & RANGED AGAINST US WITH THEIR EVIL WORKS, INCLUDING SICKNESSES & SUFFERINGS, OUR FATHER THROUGH JESUS, DISARMED & SHOOK OFF FOR US – YOU & I – SO THAT WE SHOULD ENJOY TOTAL HEALTH & ALL OTHER BLESSINGS! HALLELUYAH!

No wonder, the Father Himself tells us in Malachi 3.11-12(Amplified version):
[11]”And I will rebuke the devourer [insects and plagues] for your sakes and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine drop its fruit before the time in the field, says the Lord of hosts”.

[12]”And all nations shall call you happy and blessed, for you shall be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts”.

The devourer is a waster of resources & blessings & Daddy says He would rebuke it, disapprove & turn back the devourer, so that you & I, His children WILL BE HAPPY, BLESSED & DELIGHTSOME & RECOGNISED AS SUCH EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME!

Jesus came to rebuke the devourers on our behalf, He did it & said, “…It is finished” – John 19.30.

It is finished with every case of sickness & disease in your body, in Jesus’ most colourful name!

That will be your own personal testimony concerning your TOTAL HEALTH from this moment, in Jesus’ most colourful name!

2. Total Health establishes the truthfulness & power of the Gospel of Christ, the Word of God.

In Romans 1.16-17, we understand that the Gospel of Christ is God’s power for helps for anyone who believes:(Weymouth’s New Testament translation)
1.16 “For I am not ashamed of the Good News. It is God’s power which is at work for the salvation of every one who believes–the Jew first, and then the Gentile”.

1.17 “For in the Good News a righteousness which comes from God is being revealed, depending on faith and tending to produce faith; as the Scripture has it,

When you put your absolute FAITH & TRUST in God’s Word, then His power to help you out of any dilemma is released & flows in you – Matthew 8.16-17; 1 Peter 2.24; Romans 8.11:
Matthew 8:
16 “When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick”:

17 “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses”.

1 Peter 2: 24
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed”.

Romans 8.11(Weymouth’s New Testament translation):
11″And if the Spirit of Him who raised up Jesus from the dead is dwelling in you, He who raised up Christ from the dead will give Life also to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who dwells in you”.

When you’re in TOTAL HEALTH, you give credence to the truthfulness & the power of the Gospel of Christ, the Word of God!

Sometime ago, I was still in business then, I felt a slight pain in my right eye & saw that a boil was developing there.

I promptly took charge by rebuking the pain & growth.

Later in the day, a lawyer whose office wasn’t too far from mine on the same floor, saw me & asked if I had boil on my eye, & I replied him, “No”, to which he jokingly mocked that I had been deceived by the fake & false faith message, to which I replied him that since he’s the one looking at me, maybe the boil is on his eyes.

Interestingly, by the following day, I no longer felt the pain & the growth also had disappeared but when I saw the lawyer, there was boil in his right eye.

More interestingly, he’s now a member of the church I was attending then, & not only that, he’s even an ordained Elder there, promoting the faith he once mocked!

How Do You Get These Blessings?
We’ll look at a point here:
Desire the blessings because of your LOVE for God & your neighbour – Matthew 22.37-40:
37 “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind”.

38 “This is the first and great commandment”.

39 “And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself”.

40 “On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets”.

Every promise of blessings of Scriptures are mobilized by the motive & attitude of LOVE at work in the believer!

It’s your desire that has been reserved for & will be delivered to you – Proverbs 10.24:
“The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted”.

You should wish for Total Health & the blessings accompany it, then translate your desires into action by carrying out the instructions of Scriptures, & it’s all yours.

Remember, you first obey the Lord because you LOVE Him – John 14.21,23(Weymouth’s New Testament translation):
21 “He who has my commandments and obeys them–he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will clearly reveal myself to him”.

23 “If any one loves me,” replied Jesus, “he will obey my teaching; and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him”.

Also, remember that you must LOVE your neighbour as yourself – Galatians 6.9-10(Amplified version):
[9]”And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint”.

[10]”So then, as occasion and opportunity open up to us, let us do good [morally] to all people [not only being useful or profitable to them, but also doing what is for their spiritual good and advantage]. Be mindful to be a blessing, especially to those of the household of faith [those who belong to God’s family with you, the believers]”.

You should & must enjoy total health because you’re ordained to be a blessing to others.

As far as the Father is concerned, you’ll be blessed to the measure that you’re ready to be a blessing – Genesis 12.2-3(Amplified version):

2 “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others]”.

3 “And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses or uses insolent language toward you; in you will all the families and kindred of the earth be blessed [and by you they will bless themselves]”.

When you operate as commanded, your faith will surely deliver because faith will only produce in the atmosphere of LOVE – Galatians 5.6(Amplified version):
[6]”For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love”.

As the Lord lives & is on the throne, you’ll celebrate the remaining days of your life in SOUND & TOTAL HEALTH, in Jesus’ most colourful name!

Praise God!

Take grace to be in fellowship with the saints tomorrow as you honour the Lord in LOVE & stay blessed with better than good testimonies, in Jesus’ most colourful name!

PEACE!

JESUS IS LORD!

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