Monday, March 7, 2016

The Word- the Best Medicine

UV 1693/10000 The Word- the Best Medicine
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Psalm 107 v 20

Our self destruction buttons are situated deep inside our souls, our spirits and minds. These self destructive tendencies rob us of our peace and keep us from fulfilling our potential and obeying the will of the Lord. It could be a self destruction button like excessive anger or fear, or hatred, nervousness, jealousy, greed, lust, pride, prejudice, extreme sadness or depression. It could be a false belief that has grown in us to become a stronghold of oppression of our spirits. Negative beliefs severely limit us and keep us from growing. When we read or hear the Word, it moves like a spiritual scalpel deep inside us, in the very core of our being and removes these negatives. The Lord sends His specific Word to heal us of different hidden afflictions and predelictions.

Not only are the self destruction buttons removed but new creative and helpful buttons or tendencies are set afoot in us by the deep work of the Spirit in us. He sets us free from wilful sins as well as mistakes that we commit unwittingly. The Word along with prayer acts swiftly, effectively, precisely inside us. He keeps our feet from stumbling and our eyes from tears. He heals our stony hearts so that we are once more sensitive and responsive. He removes the bitterness from our hearts so that it does not turn venomous and harmful to us. The Word heals us not only of physical, mental, emotional, social diseases but also of spiritual diseases.

The pain that we have suffered often in our lives becomes a cause of depression. The Lord will send His apt Word to heal us of such deep seated depression or destructive sadness. We are also set free from emotional issues like conceit and egoism. The Lord quickens or enables us to be able to forgive others and to let go of resentment and grudges. Jesus is not only the Physician, the Specialist of Specialists of all fields of holistic medicine but He is the Balm of Gilead or the very medicine that heals us of all our diseases of spirit, mind and body. Meditating on the Word is the best medicine. It is both preventive and curative. When we pray, we are applying the medicine to our bodies, spirits and souls. He not only heals us but He heals our relationships.

Prateep V Philip

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