Archive for Perspectives from Scripture

Several people responded to my article on anger, in which I mentioned the soul and spirit, asking the question, “What’s the difference between the two?”

I responded in the Comments for that post, but thought I’d make it more visible here.

Some people don’t distinguish between spirit and soul, but Arthur Burk makes some useful distinctions, based on 1 Thessalonians 5:23: “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The soul is the mind, will, and (conscious) emotions, and is somewhat tied to the physical. So, for instance, the soul develops as the brain develops. We can help the soul grow by developing better thinking habits.

Soul memories may be more tied to brain development. These kind of memories can often, I believe, be healed through traditional psychological interventions, such as cognitive therapy. The soul is important. But the soul and body both are actually quickened by the spirit.

The human spirit is the completely non-physical part of us, and I believe starts at conception (if not before, with God; not sure how that works). The spirit has memory and feeling (deeper than emotions). The spirit memories are, I believe, what science now calls “cellular memories.” That is why one can have a “cellular memory” from the time in the womb.

Notice that in the scripture above, the order is “spirit, soul, and body.” Spirit comes first. That is why Arthur Burk can report such great results when mothers and fathers start blessing their baby’s spirit in the womb. Arthur says it gives the babies about a 10-month lead, because the “soul” doesn’t start to develop until the myelin sheath in the brain develops to a certain point. But the spirit records everything in every cell (cellular memory), and the spirit also, I believe, interacts with both soul and body.

My schematic is that the human spirit is meant to be connected to God’s Spirit, and then the human spirit is supposed to control both body and soul.

That is why, when you heal the wounds of the spirit–“heart issues”–everything improves. Physical health improves because the spirit is able to instruct the body how to heal, and the blocks to healing have been removed. The soul heals because the spirit is informing and infusing emotions and thought patterns with truth and love.  Thus relationships and one’s ability to succeed improve.

And that’s why, when you heal your spirit/heart matters with something like The Healing Codes and/or healing prayer, everything else improves.

Always focus on healing the spirit and getting it in right relationship with the Source of all life. Everything else just seems to flow from that. God’s Spirit, connected with your spirit, flowing life and love to body and soul. . . .

Jul
28

It’s All about Frequency . . .

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I just listened to an interview with Dr. Gerald Smith on Energy Medicine, as part of the Immune Defense Summit.

What strikes me is the essential truth that health is all about frequency.

Toxins emit low vibrations, and low vibrations lead to disease and dysfunction. High vibrations (found in real, healthful food, clean air and water, loving relationships, plants without pesticides, etc.) bring health and healing.

I was so fascinated by Mike Adams’s presentation where he captured the sounds of various substances–actually translated the frequencies of the elements of the Periodic Table into audible range. Have a listen–it is amazing!

And this is key: When you replace low vibrations with high vibrations, the high vibrations cancel out the low vibrations.

It is a spiritual principle. “The light [high vibration] shines in the darkness [low vibration], and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)

High vibration–love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, humility, self-control (9 of the categories of The Healing Codes, based on the biblical fruit of the Spirit), always conquer and cancel out the lower vibrations of hatred, depression, fear, impatience, unkindness etc.

And that is, I believe, why The Healing Codes work so well: you are deliberately replacing fear (low vibration) with love (high vibration), lies with truth.

By doing that, you are raising the overall vibration of your body, as well as changing the frequency of the information energy pattern (i.e. image, belief, or memory) in each cell, from low vibration to higher vibration.

And that creates an overall positive effect wherein the body can heal itself.

I thought it was also interesting that Dr. Smith mentioned that praying over your food can actually change it. I wrote about that here.

It also made me think about the HALO Light System–how the special frequency of the light, shining through the selected botanicals, picks up the energy and transmits it to the body. These high-vibration, healing botanicals have the ability to “overcome” the lower-vibration toxins (viruses, molds, bad bacteria, pesticides, etc.) on the cellular level, so that the cells can repair themselves.

I highly recommend this Immune Defense Summit, which unfortunately is almost done as far as the free broadcasts go. But, sign up and I think there will be a replay. Every single person I’ve watched is top in his/her field, articulate, and on the cutting edge of health. This is a terrific series! I’m about to go finish the interview with Dr. Raphael Kellman on the Master Key of the Immune System (which is the biome)….
Immune Defense Summit

 

Apr
11

Can Intention Change Matter?

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We live in a world awash in toxins, from the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the medications and vaccines we allow to be put into our bodies. (More on the vaccine issue at The Truth about Vaccines, which airs for free April 12-19.) How to correct this without spending a fortune on supplements and other devices?

That was what I’ve been pondering for a few months now.  And I have been experimenting with an innovative, faith- and science-based approach to dealing with the things we can’t control in our environment.

It may sound very strange to some, but let me explain it and then see if it makes sense to you.

Faith

The faith part is simply that prayer makes a difference. Prayer is based on faith, the faith that when we pray to God, something actually happens. Things can actually change.

And what is faith? I think there’s no better definition than Hebrews 11:1: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” [My emphasis.] Jesus taught his followers to pray that God’s kingdom would come, “on earth as it is in heaven.”

There is an image of everything, an intention in God’s mind for how things should be. Scripture talks about there being books in heaven, in which are written all kinds of things, including a book in which every day of your life is written (Psalm 139). When we pray, we connect with God’s intention and “pull down” from heaven that vision (“the conviction of things not seen”) to manifest it on earth (“the substance”).

Now for the science behind this idea that intention can change matter. Read More→

Mar
25

Perfectionism, Failure–and Good Friday

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One day in church–it was  Good Friday, as I recall– I was sitting in the back of the church and a dad was quietly explaining what was going on to his young son.

I thought, “I never did that with my kids. No wonder they say they don’t believe in God now.” I felt guilty, and confessed my failure as a parent.

Guilt and a sense of failure is something I hear a lot from clients. It’s one of the “heart issues” that few people can get away from.

God’s reaction to me that Good Friday took me by surprise. Very distinctly in my spirit, I sensed him say, nonplussed, “Of course you failed.”

He added, “I don’t expect anything else. That’s why I died. And remember, I rose, and it’s all okay, because I’M the one who makes it okay.

“You are forgiven….”

I realized it’s my own perfectionism (and pride) that make me think I can be anything but a failure. I’m not beating myself up by saying this; quite the opposite.

I’m free to fail, as a parent or in any other way, because I am a sinner and Jesus is the one who took care of sin, once and for all. So now I’m forgiven and can stand in the truth that he can redeem anything.

If only I believe … but even then, if I don’t believe “enough,” that’s okay, because I can’t do that either, and Jesus believes for me.

Isn’t Jesus wonderful?

That was my personal Good Friday sermon.????

Jun
04

Do You Know Your Calling?

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Colorful Music Background Vector IllustrationI listened the other day to an inspiring message by Kevin Miller on "calling." I was especially interested in the topic because helping people find their calling has always been part of my calling.

Kevin built his message around the Frederick Buechner definition of calling: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

That got me to pondering what my own calling is. I've known it for quite some time, but it feels like God keeps refining and clarifying it for me.

My calling is actually based on another quote, this time from Henry David Thoreau: "Most men live lives of quiet desperation, and die with the song still in them." My "deep gladness" has always been to help people to hear and express the song God put in them to sing.

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Oct
13

A Healing Love Picture

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In my healing work with clients, a key practice is to focus on a Truth Focus Statement or a Love Picture that counters the negative pictures in the heart and/or the lies that have lodged there. (By “heart” I mean the inner person–conscious and unconscious parts.)

What we are doing is replacing the false, negative images and beliefs with true, positive ones. It’s a form of meditation that is part of doing a Healing Code.

You don’t have to do a Healing Code, however, to benefit from Love Pictures.

To me, Love Pictures and Truth Focus Statements are a form of prayer and meditation. Prayer is not just about saying words. That uses only one part of the brain. Dr. Alex Loyd teaches that words are the language of the mind, while images are the language of the heart. Both the mind and the heart need to be healed.

Images go deeper, because images are what we had as babies, before we knew words. Using healing images will heal the deeper parts of us.

Here is my favorite Love Picture, which many of my clients enjoy using as well. I believe it heals many of the deepest hurts and fears. It speaks to the sense of being insignificant. It speaks to fear. To feeling like “it’s all up to me.” It speaks to insecurity, to feeling unloved, to worry.

If it resonates with you, use it. Let God change it for you. Listen to what he may be saying to you personally. Take it and make it your own:

Picture yourself as a child, crawling up on Jesus’ (or your Heavenly Father’s) lap. He welcomes you, and holds you securely with one arm–his left arm.  With his right arm he is conducting all the affairs of your life and indeed, the whole world, as a conductor would conduct an amazing symphony.

In this picture he is also singing. With you on his lap, he is singing about how much he loves you, how delighted he is with you. He is singing, “You are my beloved son/daughter, with you I am well pleased.” He tells you to rest, since he has done everything that needs to be done. All you have to do is receive all he has for you. He is bursting with joy at all the gifts he has for you..

He also rejoices in his own ability to conduct the affairs of your life and the whole world, how he will make sure everything is OK. Every atom in the universe is subject to him, and he is Love, and wisdom, and he is the mighty warrior who has conquered everything and will one day finish what he started, to make all things right and all things new.

He has already begun that work, in you. He is shining his light into all your dark places, he is working all things together for your good, he is straightening out the bent places and smoothing out the path before your feet. His life-giving light shines all the time, and it brings complete healing, peace, and right relationships with him, with yourself, and others. His life-giving light brings peace, and joy, as he fills you with his love.

Listen to him singing; feel his love and delight in you, as well as his quiet confidence in his ability to save and to conduct the affairs of the whole universe. From the smallest subatomic particle to the details of your life to whatever it takes to keep the heavenly bodies in place, he is quietly confident in his ability to take care of anything and everything and to work it all into a beautiful harmony.*

*This Love Picture is based on many scriptures, but especially from Hebrews and my favorite verse in the Bible, Zephaniah 3:17. The Bible is so full of beautiful “love pictures” that I believe will have a very healing effect as we meditate on them. That’s why they were given!

For Truth Focus Statements based on the Bible, visit www.ChristianHealingFromTheHeart.com.

C.S. Lewis, one of my favorite authors, wrote that "good literature reads you." It's like a mirror you can look into to see more truly who you are.

Perhaps that's why one particular ancient book has remained on the bestseller list since such lists have been compiled.

I'm referring to my favorite piece of literature, the Bible. To me it's not a rule book. More than just a great collection of ancient stories about people who lived long ago, this book is living as it reflects my life back to me. It shows me realities that only true Light can reveal. I believe it is the very Word of God.

Key to this is the concept that the stories and principles contain a pattern of Reality that repeats itself. (I'll explain this more in another post.)

Thus, the story of the Hebrew slaves in Egypt from Exodus is really Everyone's Story. Read More→

"Whatever is in your heart determines what you say."–Matthew 12:33b

Our words matter–perhaps eternally.

We will “eat” the fruit of our words—and so will others. (In my work as a Healing Codes Coach/Practitioner, I regularly deal with the destructive effects of words on the hearts and even bodies of my clients. Words can leave invisible wounds that destroy lives.)

Words are a barometer of the heart’s condition. Jesus went on to say, "A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart.”

Want to know what’s in your heart? Pay attention to your words. Are they critical? Perhaps there is unforgiveness or pride in your heart. Do you use foul language? There may be anger lurking inside.

Pay attention to your words, and deal with any heart issues they reveal. Notice other people’s words, too, as indications of what is in the heart.

Words can also heal. With The Healing Codes, we replace the unhealthy beliefs–the lies we've come to believe–with the truth. (For my Truth Focus Statements based on Scripture, visit www.christianhealingfromtheheart.com and scroll down on the left.)

(Note: This was an expanded version of one of my Abundant Gifts from the Word devotionals. To subscribe to these daily email messages for free, sign up at www.abundantgiftsfromtheword.com.)

Apr
22

When Healing Began

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There is a specific point in history which, I believe, was the genesis of the possibility of all true, lasting healing.

As I write this, I, along with millions of people from around the world, commemorate a particular weekend in history.

I am referring to when Reality changed in a fundamental way. When the Light that is the Source of all things absorbed darkness, and then conquered it. Read More→

Mar
11

What We Really Want

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Do you get as tired as I do of the endless marketing that assaults us at every turn?

And what is most of it all about?

Money. Feeling good. Power.

Of course, what the advertisers want us to believe is that we will get these things if we buy their products. The real underlying message is, “You need something from outside you to make you feel good.”

That sure doesn’t sound like we’re very free. We’re dependent on other things, outside of us, that we can’t really control, to make us feel significant, valued, secure.

I don’t buy it!

My identity and security IS tied to something outside myself, but it’s not a “thing.” It’s a Read More→

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