I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. (Psalms 82:6 KJV)
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. (3 John 1:2, 4 KJV)
It is so important that we pay close attention to what is being communicated when we study the scriptures. It is a common occurrence that God’s children miss the blessing that they read or hear just because they’re not paying attention. This is why having the Holy Spirit working in your life is vital. He’s the one who opens your mind as you receive the Word and shows you how to fulfill God’s will for your life (John 14:26 AMP). Jesus demonstrated the teaching ministry of the Spirit while with His disciples, “Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,” (Luke 24:45 KJV).
Someone can read the scripture from 3 John 2:1 and think, “Oh, that’s great that John would wish such a nice thing.” However, it’s more than just a man’s wish. This is the will God concerning you and I today. The Bible says “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16 KJV). If all scripture is given by inspiration of God, then clearly He wants you to function in divine health all the time. No matter what happens to your physical body, walk with the consciousness that you will not be defeated and that your body will remain whole.
As a new creation, being in health is your neutral state and the consciousness of the power of God’s Sprit will keep you that way. Some people say, “I’m always getting sick. It’s a miracle if I go through the year without taking any medication or going to the doctor”. That’s the wrong mindset to have! The Bible says “No one living in Zion will say, “I am ill”…” (Isaiah 33:24 NIV).
If there is any character from the comic universe that parallels these truths, it is nigh invincible Wolverine. Before becoming the superhero known as Wolverine, James Howlett grew up sickly young boy who was often bed ridden due to various allergies. This changed dramatically when he became an adolescent and the remarkable secret of his mutant DNA rose to the surface. Due to his biological makeup, Wolverine has the ability to heal extremely rapidly from almost any type of injury. This process can happen anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours depending on the wound, but regardless of the affliction his body always returns to its original state with absolutely no sign of damage.
In my last post I talked about Elixer, who can consciously heal himself. However, Wolverine’s power works very differently; there is no thought or effort required on his part whatsoever. It is his body’s natural state to be in perfect condition. Aside from healing from any wound, his body builds fatigue toxins at an extremely slow rate, allowing him to exert massive amounts of energy over a long period of time without slowing down. He also has a retarded aging process which makes him look like a man in his 40’s although he was born in the late 1800s. Furthermore, his immune system is highly developed, rejecting poisons and alcohol much faster than the average person (Mark 16:17 KJV).
Since discovering the extent of his superb healing abilities, (not to mention the unbreakable metal that is bonded to his skeleton) Wolverine has built a reputation of being one of the boldest fighters in the Marvel universe. Knowing that it’s nearly impossible for him to die, he has jumped form fatally high places, charged through a hailstorm of bullets, and single handedly defeated an entire army of enemies. His knowledge and understanding of who he is makes him unstoppable. As John phrased in the opening scripture, he walks in the truth.
Just as Wolverine’s power is triggered by his mutant DNA, your life of health is triggered by your divine DNA! Not to say that you should seek out dangerous things to see if you’ll survive them. That would be foolish. It’s more of a matter of always being aware of the life of God that is at work in you when your body is afflicted in any way. Child of God, your life is the life of the Sprit and no weapon formed against you shall prosper!