Hansen’s Disease, or Leprosy, is an infection caused by a slow-growing bacteria which primarily affects the skin and nerves of extremities.¹ Its appearance is repulsive to others and may strike fear in anyone coming in contact with a person who has the disease.
Historical accounts of the disease confirm it was more prevalent at one time. However, advances in the medical arena regarding the cause and treatment, have greatly reduced its occurrence, particularly in the United States.
Although Leprosy may appear to be a terrifying illness, today’s environment shows that humanity is suffering from other massive, unhealthy conditions of body and mind which manifest its symptoms through physical and spiritual illness. A strain of decadent secular bacteria is running rampant, attempting to declare victory over otherwise healthy physical and spiritual organisms.
Some of these rapid-moving bacteria profiles:
When these toxins and others invade our bodies and minds, healing (being made whole) and restoration (bringing back to its original state) are the counterattacks against this degenerate type of bacteria that seeks to declare victory over our minds, emotions, and physical bodies.
Being made whole begins when we allow the Divine Physician to possess our souls and spirits and irrigate our minds to cleanse us from “stinkin’ thinkin’.” Restoration begins when we humble ourselves and cease doing it our way:
” Trust in the Lord…” “If my people…” (Proverbs 3:5-6; 2 Chronicles 7:14)
I have always questioned our seemingly desperate need to trust the secular medical/psychological community for whatever ails us. Some of these may prove to be successful treatments, but in many cases, only mask the symptoms and leave an ugly, stubborn root to continue to grow. Secular intervention may make us feel better, but also might possibly have adverse side effects.
We all have wounds of some kind for which we need healing and restoration. Many of our veterans hold deep wounds physically and mentally. Some children and adults are being physically and sexually abused, and many children will carry these wounds into adulthood. Healing is needed for the abused and the abuser.
For serious physical, mental, and spiritual wounds, there are no microwave-like cures. Faith in our Divine Physician will give us the courage to name Him as our primary physician.
There is no doubt that in many cases we could need the knowledge and wisdom of a medical professional, and we are grateful for this option, when necessary. But while waiting, our faith should be sealed in the power of God to make us whole and restore us to health. His Son came to set the prisoners free. (Luke 4:18)
Each one of us, our country, our families, our children, are in critical need of restoration and healing. Total healing with medical assistance, is at best illusive and temporary for complete wholeness.
Let us strengthen our immune systems by trusting and renewing our faith in God to restore and make us whole. (Isaiah 53:5)
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