On the first pages of God’s Word – the Bible, we see that God has created a man as inseparable part of all that is created on earth. Everything what God has created on earth, along with people, we call Nature.
The first humans, Adam and Eve were given by the Creator natural home and everything needed for the perfect preservation of the spiritual and physical health.
In this “health department” concept “health” includes health of mind (spirit), and health of the body, because they are both mutually completely dependent.
Adam and Eve meet a perfect harmony with God, people and nature. Although this harmony was disrupted from the very first people, compliance with God, people and nature will always be a major factor influencing COMPLETE HEALTH.
It is essential to bring into line our relationship with God , so that He could lead us into harmony with people and nature , as He did in His love to Adam and Eve :
Exodus 23; 25
25And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
Shall serve God means; the confidence to accept all his instructions and orders.
Yes, the source of our health is a spiritual origin. It is closely connected with the happiness of our close ones:
Exodus 58; 6,7,8
6Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke
7Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
8Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.
What are the obstacles to our health in relationship with our close ones?
– Am I unfair, dishonest?
– Have I Oppress anyone (violence words, the attitude – attitude)?
– Have I pressed anyone (pressed his conscience unnecessary)?
– Do I share what is mine (Am I being selfish, stingy) ?
– Do I like to help to anyone who is, although fair, poor and homeless with my home?
– Do I realize and satisfy the needs of someone who is hungry, without clothes and shoes?
– What is my relationship with my birth ones?
If I’m dishonest , oppressor , exploiter , miser , selfish , inconsiderate – can I be a healthy mind , body and spirit ?
Mind and spirit that is selfish and self-sufficient, suffering from dissatisfaction (other one never makes enough for him ) and unhappy , is an evil spirit ” who dry bones “; causing diseases of the body .
The correct devotion to God leads us into a right relationship with our close ones.
Matthew 22; 37 – 39
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.
To provide true happiness and good to others, we must first lead ourselves to God for health and strength. Sick and poor cannot be permanently happy with themself or others.
I Cor 6; 19 , 20
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
I Peter 1; 18 , 19
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot
Satan has through Eve’s acceptance of his fraud, gained authority over all people on Earth.
Christ with His blood paid the price of our guilt and thus redeemed fallen humanity. Anyone who wants to , can advert to Heavenly Father with the merits of Christ’s blood that he would be forgiven , be saved from eternal death, destroyed.
This redemption is sufficient proof of the love of God and a reason to trust him completely with everything.
Therefore, we accept God’s rules for the preservation of our health and strength .