Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as

your soul prospers...3 JOHN 1:2

In this Scripture passage, John is not only praying for the brethren to prosper

well in God's provisional material things in this world, but also to prosper in

the good health of body, mind and Spirit...but most importantly along with

the good health of our souls...

Most Christians understand the importance of a healthy soul needed for 

eternal life...Paul tells us in Romans 3:23 F
or all have sinned and fall short of

the glory of God...In coming to Christ, we have all experienced how falling

from Grace endangers the overall good health of our soul, therefore,

a Spiritual healing treatment of
Repentance and Forgiveness is needed to

restore our souls back to good health...The Psalmist David experienced a

Spiritual Health Crisis in his life when he fell from Grace and needed healing

for his soul...He recorded this treatment in Psalm 51:10-12...
Create in me a

clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me...Do not cast me

away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me...Restore

to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit...

Being separated from God by his sin, David
's afflicted soul affected the

overall good health of his body, mind and Spirit as well...For David, Healing

Was a Process that took time for complete healing and restoration to take

place...Once David repented, God forgave him and in time, God's Healing

Process restored all he had lost in body, mind and Spirit...

I was inspired to write this article by a devotional reading below that was sent

to me by my joint outreach ministry partner Miriam in Africa during a Health

Crisis I was facing having to endure two major surgeries inside of a few days

of each other in June of 2017...Although we share daily devotionals, I believe

this one was prompted by the Holy Spirit through her to minister to me in

perfect Divine timing to strengthen my faith and encourage me with the

words I needed to hear as I struggled daily through my healing process...

Our physical bodies when afflicted with illness
or injury can also affect our

overall good health of
body, mind and Spirit...From 1 Corinthians 12:20,26

But now indeed there are many members, yet one body....Vs.26) And if one

member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored,

all the members rejoice with it...Vs.26 clearly reveals what David had to go

through to receive complete healing...Once his soul was healed, his body,

mind and Spirit that had suffered along with it, was now rejoicing with it...

David wasn't the only one who was affected by his fall from grace in body,

mind and Spirit...David was king so everyone around him, the people, the

body of Christ, also suffered...
"If one member suffers, all the members suffer

with it;"

The same holds true when one or more parts of our body
is afflicted with a

physical illness, injury or facing a health crisis :
" if one member suffers, all

the members suffer with it; "...The total body is affected if even only one part

of the body is afflicted...but over time as the body begins to heal itself day by

day, and we start to feel better then :
" if one member is honored, all the

members rejoice with it "...meaning, once that afflicted part going through the

Healing Process starts to feel better or is healed, the entire body rejoices in

in feeling better too...

Read this wonderful devotional below on how the Bible describes and

explains that Healing is a Process as God designed it to work in our Temple

and you will receive a true, Scriptural understanding on how God works to

heal us...

From 1 Corinthians 6:19,20
Or do you not know that your body is the temple

of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God,and you are not

your own? Vs.20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your

body and in your spirit, which are God’s...

                                      Healing Is A Process

Mark 16:17-18 And these signs will follow those who believe...18) They will

lay hands on the sick, and they will recover...

A major misconception is thinking that all healing must be instantaneous...

The truth is that healing is a process evolving over time...

Sometimes it is quickened up, but not usually...If you have ever cut your

finger or scraped your knee, even though the body immediately begins the

healing process, you know how healing normally works...It takes time...

God uniquely designed the human body in such a way to always heal

itself...Unless there is some lack of nutrition or some hindering force, the

human body will always heal...And God's power can always bring healing,

regardless of any lack or hindrance...

James 5:15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise

him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven....James does not

say the sick will always be raised up instantly...Just that they will be raised...

In other words, they will recover...

All healing both Spiritual and physical is a process that happens over time

as you continually improve...With God, healing can sometimes be so

quickened up that to us it seems almost instant, but this is not the normal

way God’s healing works...Yes I'm quite certain Almighty God could just 

say the word and we'd be healed...Miracle healings happen every day...

But Jesus taught us that God’s Kingdom works like a seed planted in the

ground which grows and produces over time (Matthew 13:31).

The important thing is what God’s Word promises is the end result, not

how long it takes
...Many people who have not understood that healing from

God is a process involving time, have chosen to give up on their faith when

they're answer to prayer did not have an instant miracle recovery result...

Patience and trust in God is a learned virtue over time in our faith walk...It is a

Scriptural error in thinking to believe otherwise...God chooses how and

when He will heal us...Sometimes God will use someone for His glory for our

healing to take place, like a knowledgeable doctor for a correct diagnosis and

treatment or a gifted surgeon who can repair the damage to our body...

Don’t allow the enemy to steal from you and rob you of the joy of God's

healing power through this wrong thinking what God's Word promises to us

and what Jesus paid for you on the Cross to have!...The Bible tells us that

healing is ours, ( By His stripes we are healed Isaiah 53:5 ) because Jesus

paid for it... Peter confirms this in 1 Peter 2:24...But the Bible never says we

will all receive healing instantly...Sometimes it can be very quick — and we

know it is a miracle
...Other times it can take awhile, but no matter how long it

takes, we have the promise of God that healing is ours, giving us Divine

assurance that we will be healthy and whole!...( 3 John 1:2 )

Although many were, not all the healings of Jesus during His ministry on

earth were instantaneous...Mark 8:22-25 is an account of Jesus ministering to

a blind man...After Jesus laid hands on the blind man he could see men like

trees, walking." In other words, he could see, but not very well...Only when

Jesus laid hands on him again did his sight become clear...Although a long

period of time was not involved, it does show a healing that was a process —

not instantaneous....

                                         More Scripture examples:

Luke 17:12-19 NKJV 

Ten lepers who were healed "as they went." Healing was not manifest while

they were in Jesus’ presence, but only after they left Him...So when He saw

them, He said to them, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And so it was

that as they went, they were cleansed...

John 9:6-7
NKJV tells of another healing involving some time...
When He had

said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and
He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.
And He said to him,

“Go, wash in the pool of Siloam”
(which is translated, Sent). So he went and

washed, and came back seeing.

John 4:52
NKJV mentions a time "when he began to get better" indicating a

process of recovery...
Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better...

And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”...

In this case, the delayed reaction healing was intended to bring glory to God

that the servant would be healed as Jesus told the Centenarian soldier he

would be because of his faith...
but it wasn't
instantaneous but the soldier

believed what Jesus told him out of faith...

                                          Comfort in Suffering

2 Corinthians 1:3,4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4) who comforts us in all our

tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with

the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

So never accept that healing is not God's will just because it does not happen

instantaneously...Because we are God's most precious creation, created in

His image and likeness, our Heavenly Father is always working on our behalf

for our good health for He loves and cares for us !

Believe this: Healing is a process !!!

Remember this:
The important thing is what God’s Word promises is the end

, not how long it takes...

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