Exposing The Spiritual Roots Of Disease

Day 7 of 9 • This day’s reading

Devotional

The Spirit-Soul-Body Connection


We Christians need to understand that we are triune beings. “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:23). We also must learn the truth of how the enemy attacks the whole man—our spirit, soul, and body.


“May the God of peace sanctify you wholly.” Note that the word here is not spelled H-O-L-Y, even though the word sanctified does mean “holy.” Instead, it is spelled W-H-O-L-L-Y. All of us, spirit, soul, and body, is to be sanctified for His glory.


Why is this important? You are a spirit, you have a soul, and you live in a body; you are a triune being. The body is like a mobile home—some of us have fancy roofs, some of us have thatched roofs, and some have no roofs at all. We like to focus on the outward part. There’s nothing wrong with managing your external house. After all, we paint our homes, put shutters on them, plant flowers around them, and enjoy the beauty.


But the truth is, the real you is not your physical body, no matter how much poly plastic or Mary Kay you use! Somehow, we forget this because that is what we see. We become the product of our five physical senses. However, you are impacted by more than just what you observe through those senses. You are also impacted from within, at the spirit level. That’s the part that too many people in the church don’t understand. Our whole man must be made well.


In the church, we need wholeness centers. Places where we can be healed in our spirit, soul, and body. Where we can be healed in our relationships with God, ourselves, and others. Each local church should be a wholeness center where we are made whole. The medical world doesn’t understand God and how He desires to heal us and make us whole. When people face sickness, they often just look to man to “fix” them from the effects of the kingdom of darkness with medicine and therapy. That’s not God’s best for His children. That’s merely the management of disease. We don’t want just the management of disease, but freedom from disease.


The wholeness God wants for us is defined in the above Scripture where it says, “I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless.” The church should be taking care of the kingdom of God and putting it back in its place. But that is very difficult if we don’t understand the spirit, soul, and body, and if we don’t recognize that disease is a planned event from the enemy of our souls.


My desire is to open your eyes to God’s truth concerning freedom from disease. I want you to join me in this walk of freedom. I want you to embrace life. I want you to defeat everything that God hates. I don’t want to offer you a counterfeit of humanism—I want to offer you the truth from God’s Word. “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). I want you to live in freedom from the bondage and curse of disease. Satan may have his devices, or tactics, but God will show us how we can defeat him and be in health. 


Be blessed,


Dr. Henry W. Wright


Talk to God About It


Ask Father God, in Jesus’s name, to begin to open your eyes to the areas in your life that need to be restored to His nature. Ask Him to help you switch your focus from the physical to the spiritual aspects of your existence and to help you walk in wholeness according to His ways.