Most of us live according to the visible realm. What we see, we believe. What we experience with our five senses, we deem to be reality.
If you're sick with Lyme disease and you see spirochetes swimming around in your blood under a microscope, you assume that the bugs are why you feel bad. Logically.
But what if the invisible realm held more sway over our lives than what we see? What if our beliefs, our words, and recognition of the spirit world and its power to influence our health were more highly regarded than an antibiotic, herb or other medical treatment that most of us rely upon to kill that spirochete?
What if a thought or a word from the Spirit of God could kill that spirochete in 60 seconds flat, faster than an antibiotic or herbal remedy?
Well...it can. The problem is- well at least for me- is that my life's experiences have trained me to expect a greater effect from the things of the material world.
Yet according to the book of Genesis in the Bible, God spoke Creation into existence. Hebrews 11:3 says,
"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible." So if you believe the Bible, it was the invisible that created the visible, not the other way around. Words became physical substance. Words set in motion the creation of the world.
Words also set in motion healing and wellbeing; or disease, death and destruction. "The power of life and death is in the tongue." (Proverbs 18:21).
And while science has proven that our thoughts have frequencies that affect the health of every one of our cells (check out Bruce Lipton's book, "The Biology of Belief"), when we speak the Word of God over ourselves according to the Bible, the power to positively transform our cells comes not only from the energy of our thoughts, but from the infinitely greater power of the Holy Spirit.
Words aren't just words. Words attract supernatural powers, for better or for worse. Those powers influence the health of the body. The greatest and highest power in the universe comes from God, who has given all those who have accepted His Son Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, "...the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy." (Luke 10:19).
It's not our will and innate human energy that has the highest potential to heal- although there is great power in the human mind. Greater than the human mind, however, is the human spirit and the Spirit of the living God, who communes with our spirits and has authority over the mind and body to heal them, according to God's Word.
God's intentions are for us to be whole, in body, mind and spirit. But when we operate on the level of the body, and have greater faith in the resources that God has placed on the earth for us to use than in the God who is the Source of all resources, we are harnessing healing on a lower level than what God intended.
That's not to say that God doesn't heal using the things of the natural world, but a herb has greater power to heal when it's infused with a person's faith in the living God to bless it.
It might seem as though the spirochete is what makes a person with Lyme sick, but the Bible says,
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." (Ephesians 6:12) NIV
Dark forces and the devil set in motion death and destruction in the invisible realm, through the power of words, which they send into our souls to get us to think toxic thoughts about ourselves and others. If enough toxic thoughts accumulate, the immune system becomes depressed and susceptible to you guessed it- a manifestation of disease in the physical realm, such as Lyme disease.
But if the power of life and death are in the tongue, and the visible realm was created by the invisible, and all authority on heaven and on earth have been given to the resurrected Christ- and that Christ lives in the true followers of Jesus - then that spirochete doesn't
stand a chance. That is, if we know the power and authority that has been given to us to speak to that spirochete and tell it to get lost.
If we know that the power of God is released every time we speak His truth over our bodies, minds and spirits. If we know that His Word contains more power to move mountains than a thousand bulldozers...if we know that His will is for us to be well...If we know that the spirit realm is as real as the air we breathe.
If we know that when Jesus Christ died on the Cross, He conquered the power of sickness and every work of the powers of darkness, and that because of His work, that power has been transferred to us by His Spirit. As it says in Isaiah 53:5 "By His stripes we are healed."
Amen, Jesus. Amen.