Identity of the Soul Pt. 3
Let’s keep talking about 3 John 2, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” Last time we talked about the fact that God’s will for you to prosper in mind, body, soul, finances and health. Let’s take a look at the scriptures we studied last time:
For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future.
We clearly see in this scripture, that God, out His great love for us, desires that we prosper.
Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.
Today we are going to talk about God’s desire for us to be in health. God’s will for your life IS health in your body and in your mind. God is so exact on this that He has given us a body that is designed to heal itself. For example, the moment that you cut yourself, your body begins a process of healing itself. The blood will start to clot within a few minutes or less and stop the bleeding. The blood clots dry and form a scab, which protects the tissue underneath from germs. If it is a really serious cut, the body will do the same process. Over the next 3 weeks or so, it will begin to repair broken blood vessels and new tissue grows. Red blood cells help create collagen, which will form the foundation for new tissue. The wound starts to fill in and new skin begins to cover this new tissue. As the wound heals, the edges pull inward and the wound gets smaller. Glory to God! We see in this process that God designed us to walk in health.
Below are two examples of scriptures where God talks about how healing is His desire for your life.
1 Peter 2:24
Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.
God so loved us that in His precise creation of us, He made sure that we have prosperity and health in our lives. He wrote it in His word and gave us examples of it in medical science. All He is asking, from us is that we believe His word and act on the promise. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. I encourage you this week to get in His word and meditate on these truths. Watch your faith grow as you do it.