Exposing The Spiritual Roots Of Disease

Day 5 of 9 • This day’s reading

Devotional

What Is the Root Cause of Disease?


So, what is the root cause of many of our diseases? From my studies I believe the root cause of 80 percent of disease is spiritual and is the result of separation on one or more of three levels:


1. Separation from God—from His person, His love, and His Word.


2. Separation from yourself.


3. Separation from others.


You need to follow this closely because these separations are the spiritual root of so many diseases that plague us. If 80 percent of all disease involves these separations, then 80 percent of all healing begins with reconciliation to God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), reconciliation to yourself, and reconciliation to others. Let me repeat: the beginning of healing starts with the restoration of your relationship with God, yourself, and others.


Mankind—including Christians—is diseased first of all because we are separated from God, His love, and His Word. We must realign ourselves with God, and we must embrace the truth of the Father’s love for us. Do you think the Father would have sent His Son to die for us if He didn’t love us? Jesus showed us the deep love of the Father by dying on the cross for our eternal redemption.


The Bible assures us of God’s love: “God is love.… And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him” (1 John 4:8, 16). To be free and healed, you must believe God’s Word that He truly loves you.


Regarding separation from ourselves, over the last thirty years, I have seen thousands of people who have battled intensely with self-hatred, self-loathing, self-bitterness, and guilt. These are deep-rooted lies from the enemy that carry with them many disorders, especially autoimmune diseases.


If this is your struggle, you must learn to accept yourself in your relationship with God and love yourself as God sees you, not embracing the deception of self-hatred and guilt. God loves you! He declares it in His Word. Do not deny the truth of His love for you by believing the lies of the enemy.


Separation from others opens the door wide to spiritually rooted disease. The Word cautions us, “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled” (Hebrews 12:15). Unforgiveness and bitterness can become a root deep inside you that defiles those around you and makes your body very susceptible to disease. Make peace with your brothers, your sisters, and anyone else who has injured you.


In all three of these spiritual separations, the enemy of our soul finds a place to bring destruction, for “the thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” (John 10:10). When we embrace the enemy’s lies, we end up suffering at his hands. The Bible warns us not to be “ignorant of [Satan’s] devices” (2 Corinthians 2:11). That word “devices” means methods or practices—the ways he tries to destroy. You need to know how the enemy is doing it. You need to understand his devices so that you can cut him off at the pass in your life!


The key roots of disease are elements of Satan’s kingdom of darkness: bitterness, accusation, envy and jealousy, fear, anxiety and stress, anger and hostility, rejection, shame, unloving spirits, self-hate, occultism, and addictions. The work of my lifetime is to pass on the truth about these spiritual roots of disease to as many people as I can.


Be blessed,


Dr. Henry W. Wright


Talk to God About It


Do you recognize any area or areas in your life where there is separation from God, yourself, or others? Ask Father God, in Jesus’s name, to bring to your mind anyone (including Himself or yourself) that you have held bitterness and unforgiveness toward in your heart. Take this time to repent for that unforgiveness and make a choice to release the one whom you have held guilty in your heart and forgive them. Now ask God to help you look forward in your journey and not backward, and to walk in healing in your spirit. Ask Him to restore His mind and His image in your life so that you can walk in love, peace, healing, and freedom.