This morning I listened to a sermon by Ivor Myers about the 3 Angels Messages about health. It was so powerful and I want to share what I learned. I encourage you to listen to it for yourself
Above is the official medical symbol of healing!! This is crazy; this is magnificent. The doctors have it right. We have to look to God the Great Physician and we can be healed!
You see this symbol represents a great Bible story found in Numbers 21:4-9. The Israelites grew impatient and the Lord sent venomous snakes among them that would bite to kill. When Moses prayed the Lord told Moses to make a snake and put it on a pole so that anyone who was bitten could look at it and live.
So when we grow impatient and troubles come our way, what must we do? We cannot focus on our sicknesses, our sinful diseases, our problems, we must look UP. We must fall on our knees and cry out to the God of the Universe. He will heal us.
90% of all disease results from our mind.
Stress is killing us off and is a benevolent factor to almost every disease imaginable.
Heart disease, cancer, colds, flu, insomnia, tumors, drug addiction.. the list can go on and on. Sure we all know that stress is bad, but do you really realize that Stress is the killer, released by Satan.
Another target word for stress is Adrenaline.
What does stress do to the body? It triggers your fight or flight response and the hormones adrenalin and cortisol are released. These hormones speed up the heart rate and blood flow and stop digestion. When your body has too much, insomnia, headaches, jaw pain, back and neck pain, stuttering, heartburn and nausea, nervousness and anxiety, fidgeting, nail-biting, lateness and trouble focusing, and a lack of interest can occur.
So why is stress the problem? Stress is our immediate response to problems and troubles. We try to fix our problems on our own, we have to stop trying and look to God. When we worship we surrender to God and release stress we are holding onto. Christ doesn't want us to stress or to worry about problems on our own. I challenge you, next time you encounter a problem or a worry, stop and pray. Don't stress. Give it to God. The Great Healer and Maker can handle whatever you are dealing with.