Where Did We Go Wrong About Living in Divine Health? by MARK SHERWOOD for Charisma News
What are our true expectations as believers in regard to living in divine health? Is it only disease management, where we seemed to have excelled? Are we expecting a pill to cure our ill?
Is this really the best God can do? Certainly not. So what really happened to get us off course?
Let’s go back to the beginning and try to establish a clear picture of what God’s kingdom and His healing principles are really like.
“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth'” (Gen. 1:26).
The key point of the scripture is that God gave man dominion. That was dominion over all these animals and birds as well as the earth. Dominion means to prevail, reign, rule over or dominate. Let’s keep that in mind as we move forward.
“Then God said, ‘See, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is on the face of all the earth and every tree which has fruit yielding seed. It shall be food for you'” (Gen. 1:29).
It is interesting to note that God gave dominion to man over the same earth that yields food for man’s existence. Please note that God actually gave appetite for plants when he created us.
Therefore, the appetite that we may battle, whether to have non-nutrient anti-foods that yield disease or God-created life-giving foods that yield health, is really a choice between giving complete control to God or succumbing to self, which is our greatest destructive force.