I was listening to Pastor Joseph Prince this morning (on my way to work) and he said something very funny (with a hidden message of course!). When he was a young boy, he was into eating health foods and would eat a lot of salad greens. He quipped with a ‘So people think that eating carrots and greens like rabbits will give them health!’ He later went on to say that people confuse the ‘Health and Fitness’ issue with gaining health by eating/exercising right however, ‘Fitness’ comes from going to the gym and ‘Health’ comes from the Lord!
Pastor Prince was preaching on the topic of ‘Grace’ but I got inspired to write on ‘Divine Health’ today!
God's will that the human race be healthy was revealed in the Garden of Eden. Man was made in the image of God, possessing a perfect physical body that was free from sickness. "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die" (Gen.2:17). If Adam and Eve had obeyed God's command not to eat the forbidden fruit, they would have lived indefinitely in the Garden, enjoying the gracious bounty without sickness, disease, pain or death. Though man was created mortal, God intended that he should ultimately be immortal. The Tree of Life was planted in the midst of the Garden. If our first parents had resisted the temptation to disobey God's command, eventually they would have partaken of the Tree of Life and, as a result, lived forever. In fact, after they sinned, they were banned from the Garden to guard against that possibility. Until the fall, Adam and Eve had enjoyed the glory and vigor of ‘Edenic’ youth, without worry or care. But afterwards, life changed. There was generation after generation of sorrow, sickness and suffering. Man eventually turned back into dust from which he came. And, in the process, he experienced pain and suffering, incapacitating disease, the physical deterioration of old age and finally death.
Therefore, here’s The Bible Secret of Divine Health: Adam and Eve experienced divine health in the Garden of Eden before their fall. Sickness came as a result of sin. We are redeemed not only from sin, but also from sickness— the curse that follows sin—a double cure for a double curse!
(Please reflect on: 1Pet 2:24 below…..UNDERSTAND IT WELL and CLAIM IT! IT will guarantee you DIVINE HEALTH)
1 Pet 2:24 -“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”