*NOTE* All scripture passages are from The Scriptures 1998+ unless otherwise noted.
Mostly I want to talk about inner and spiritual healing from a biblical perspective. However, scripture reveals the way to physical health and healing as well and I will share some of that in this article.
Let me begin by saying that true healing can only occur through serving Elohim and obeying his Torah. The Scriptures outline how to live a quality life through Elohim’s design. Physical health and healing begin by eating right not only by rejecting things not classified as food, but also eating food that is not poisoned by man’s methods to speed agricultural growth and monetize his harvest. He uses poisons in his field to kill the tares (darnel) so the harvest is not choked by them which is also absorved by the food that you eat. This is why so many people are turning to organic food because the price of it is worth the health benefits. But even in the spiritual harvest of the Lord he tells his servants not to remove the darnel because in doing so they will lose a portion of the harvest. In an agricultural application this would hold equally as true.
Another parable He put before them, saying, “The reign of the heavens has become like a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel among the wheat and went away. And when the blade sprouted and bore fruit, then the darnel also appeared. And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? From where then does it have the darnel?’ And he said to them, ‘A man, an enemy did this.’ And the servants said to him, ‘Do you wish then, that we go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the darnel you also uproot the wheat with them. ‘Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I shall say to the reapers, “First gather the darnel and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my granary. Matthew 13:24-30
The Torah is Elohim’s lifestyle for us, not just “the law” as many describe it. In it we find instructions and commands for a healthy diet.
When Yeshua the Messiah came, he showed us how to live a spiritually healthy lifestyle that would bring is true peace and contentment and rid us of the fears that so often effect us as people. It’s easy to understand that we are to cleanse the inside of the cup because then the whole thing will be clean. But many have not focused on that nor understood it as well as they should. I’ve focused on biblical inner healing for many years. And even though we can read through those instructions in a short time, it takes many years to undo the fears that have been instilled in us.
Only through loving and forgiving one another can we truly rid ourselves of the fears that have infected us from the past. Those who continue to run others down and claim they are so wounded from those people are neither obeying Messiah or walking in the light. Inner healing brings the type of inner strength that no matter what others do to us, we remain unaffected. We’ve seen this example through the life of Messiah as he was abused more than any man and never once reviled when he was reviled. He never defended himself or ran another person down because of what they did to him.
For to this you were called, because Messiah also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps, who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth, who, being reviled, did not revile in return; suffering, did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;
1 Peter 2:21-23
Those who continue running others down time and time again are serving Ha Satan, they are not serving Yeshua. They are not meek, they are wolves in sheeps clothing. Remember, he told us you will know them by their fruit.
Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brothers, this should not be so. Does the fountain send forth the sweet and the bitter from the same opening? My brothers, is a fig tree able to bear olives, or a grapevine figs? So neither is a fountain able to make salt and sweet water. Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good behaviour his works in meekness of wisdom. James 3:10-13
Because the gate is narrow and the way is hard pressed which leads to life, and there are few who find it. But beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are savage wolves. By their fruits you shall know them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles? So every good tree yields good fruit, but a rotten tree yields wicked fruit. A good tree is unable to yield wicked fruit, and a rotten tree to yield good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, by their fruits you shall know them – Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens. Mat 7:14-21
If you took a drink you would know by the taste of it usually if it is good or bad. We all prefer a good tasting drink and we prefer to have friends who have good things coming out of them. But if evil things proceed from them then we know they are not serving Messiah.
If we are truly serving Messiah, we won’t be busy pointing out other people’s faults. Warning people about ill behavior and what not to do is a different story, even Messiah did that as well as the prophets. But we do not bash people as those do who are without the Ruach.
The real test is when we are under stress what comes out of our mouth and actions. This is what reveals the spirit within us. Anyone can be nice and good when all is going well, but stress will reveal what is in us whether that be good or evil.
I read a story quite a long time about about a preacher who was building is house. A little boy would come by every day and watch. Until finally the preacher asked him why he came by to watch so often? The little boy said, “I want to know what a preacher says when he hits his finger.”
This is what reveals our true selves. How we act and what we say during times of adversity. Do we take it well or does evil come out of our mouth?
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the crooked ones. For this is favour, if because of conscience toward Elohim anyone bears up under grief, suffering unrighteously. For what credit is there in enduring a beating when you sin? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure, this finds favour with Elohim. For to this you were called, because Messiah also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps,who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth, who, being reviled, did not revile in return; suffering, did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His body on the timber, so that we, having died to sins, might live unto righteousness1 – by whose stripes you were healed.
1 Peter 2:18-24
Anyone can take things well during good times, some can take things well if they are accused of things they know they have done wrong, but it is the righteous who take things well even when accused wrongly.
We have endured so very little in comparison to what Yeshua the Messiah endured, and yet we are so “wounded.” Why is this? Because we have not forgiven. When every little thing affects us and causes fear, we do not have love. More importantly, we do not have the Father’s love. This is what Messiah has and why he was able to endure what he did. We haven’t even resisted unto blood and we cry and belly ache about what somebody did to us. Until we grow in love, we will not have true spiritual health, we will not have the peace that passes all understanding since love and forgiveness are the only way to find that.
We too, then, having so great a cloud of witnesses all around us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race set before us, looking to the Princely Leader and Perfecter of our belief, יהושע, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the stake, having despised the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of Elohim. For consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and faint in your lives. You have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. And you have forgotten the appeal which speaks to you as to sons, “My son, do not despise the discipline of יהוה, nor faint when you are reproved by Him, for whom יהוה loves, He disciplines, and flogs every son whom He receives. Hebrews 12:1
Without love, we cannot have true spiritual health and maturity, this is the only true way. And it only comes through forgiving others. If we have not forgiven others we will constantly run them down, it will show very clearly.
And we have known and believed the love that Elohim has for us. Elohim is love, and he who stays in love stays in Elohim, and Elohim in him. By this love has been perfected with us, in order that we might have boldness in the day of judgment, because as He is so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear holds punishment, and he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. If someone says, “I love Elohim,” and hates his brother, he is a liar. For the one not loving his brother whom he has seen, how is he able to love Elohim whom he has not seen? And we have this command from Him, that the one loving Elohim should love his brother too.
1 John 4:16-21
Scripture makes it clear that we cannot have true love and love others while we have fear. And if we do not love others how is it we can claim to love the Father? We have to get these things in order, it is the first and second commandments. On these hang all the Torah and the prophets. This is key to your service to Messiah and this is key to your eternal salvation.