Health Care And Faith

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.  3 John vs. 2….Does everyone really believe what God’s Spiritual Servant Believed?  

Healing appears to be a basic tenet in both the Old and New Testament.  Healing of the Spirit, Soul and Body requires proper attention by individuals who are empowered with the gift or talent to make healing possible.  Jeremiah the prophet asked, “is there no balm in Gilead, is there no physician there?  Why then is the health of the daughter of my people not healed?  Jeremiah 8:22  Balm was the salve extracted from the inside of a tree or root grown in Gilead and was known throughout the region for it’s healing powers.  The reader also find in the same verse an inquiry about a physician.  Physician in the Old Testament and in 2013 references someone who has the ability to heal.  Throughout many area’s of the world people are familiar with the word “rafha” which means in various forms; to heal, the healer, to make healthy.  The uniqueness of the word lies in the diversity of applications.  People require healing in their spirit, physical body, as well as their soul which is the seat of thoughts, emotions, feelings and life experiences.

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Not always is it possible for all services to be provided by one person.  It is common for an individual to be equipped to assist others with spiritual struggles but not with mental health matters such as Bipolar Disorder, Paranoia, PTSD, etc.  It is equally as common for a person who is capable of helping people with mental health matters not to be equipped in areas of physical aliments such as heart trouble, strokes, skin diseases, hearing impairments, vision impairments and such like.  This writer would point out that only Jesus was able to heal specific diseases that people struggled with and often had spent all their earnings, savings and any other resources seeking healing.  Jesus in a span of three years modeled compassion upon those who were sick by providing them with Universal Health Care.  For three years Jesus invited everyone to come to him for healing and he promised them that he would not send them away because of an inability to afford treatment.  The Spirit of God anointed Jesus to cry out good news to the indigent “rafha” or healing of their hearts which continually were being broken by life’s disappointments, those who sought vision from blindness, and those who had been trampled upon and were on the brink of giving up hope.  Luke 4:18

Now this is the tragedy of the story.  Government has always run concurrent with Old and New Testament Religion.  Wherever Israel dwelled whether in their on land or in captivity or in the wilderness, God expected his people to always be treated with dignity.  God’s wrath would be unleashed upon Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Edom, or anyone else who failed to provide proper provisions for sustaining a dignity of life to his people.  Even when Israel was in the Wilderness, God himself provided clothing and shoes that never wore out, meat and bread each day, clouds to shield them from the desert heat and pillar of fire at night to protect them from the cold night winds.  Doing the infant stage of the New Testament Church, the Roman Government was in control of most of the eastern world including Jerusalem the seat of Christianity.  God always required of his people a respect for the Government and a respect of Government toward his saints.  Government was sanctioned by God and were to operate as “servants” of God toward his people.  The people were not to be afraid of Government and Government was assigned the task of insuring that it’s citizens who were also citizens of God’s Heavenly Kingdom were taken care of regarding safety, health, and a non hostile environment to worship and serve their God who dwells in Heaven.  Romans 13:1 – 14

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Before Jesus left this earth, he issued a very stern warning to those who were assigned the task of making sure that citizens of God’s Kingdom in this earth.  The warning was very short but very clear, “be careful how you treat these little ones, because their angels are always before the throne of God”.   Jesus was charging Government Officials, Religious Leaders, and anyone who handle his people to treat them with Justice.

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Justice means that which is right.  Justice means that which is normal.  That which is clearly without controversy.  Affordable Health Care is not a debate it’s simply right.  Affordable Health Care in the eyes of God has always been normal for people to receive and those refusing to adhere to God’s normal have always been held accountable.   Affordable Health Care is nothing to debate unless there is a spirit of disobedience in the hearts of those who God has allowed to serve for a season in Government Offices.  Remember, we must all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ and give an account of whether we have made sure God’s people received the care that Heaven is pleased.


One Response

  1. Health care is for everyone and it is a disheartening thing that people are fighting so hard to stop it. I will pray that this will not last and some sense can flow into our leaders. Thank you for your words that encourage.

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