The True Source of Issues–and Healing

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Jesus climbed into a boat and went back across the lake to his own town. Some people brought to him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, 'Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven.'
  But some of the teachers of religious law said to themselves, "That's blasphemy! Does he think he's God?"
  Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, "Why do you have such evil thoughts in your hearts? Is it easier to say 'Your sins are forgiven,' or 'Stand up and walk'? So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins." Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, "Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!"
  And the man jumped up and went home! Fear swept through the crowd as they saw this happen. And they praised God for sending a man with such great authority."–Matthew 9:1-8 (NLT)

This passage from the Gospel of Matthew fascinates me. Before Jesus heals the paralyzed man, he declares the man's sins are forgiven.

The usual interpretation is that Jesus said this to make a point that he is God. Only God can forgive sins. No doubt that is the point, but I think there's something else here that can be missed. The man's deepest need was forgiveness of sins. Jesus seems to indicate that this was the source of the man's physical issue of paralysis. Until this source issue was addressed, the man would not be healed.

Though Scripture says over and over that spiritual reality is the source of physical reality, most people don't really accept this. Yet as Dr. Alex Loyd shows in his book, The Healing Code, the best scientific minds are now discovering that indeed, the unseen world is the source of what is seen. He says our physical issues have a nonphysical root, the issues of the heart. And unforgiveness is one of the key inhibitors to healing any issue, physical or emotional.

Jesus mentioned forgiveness both because it was the paralytic’s root issue, and also to prove that he had the authority to forgive sins, showing he is God. Only God can get at the root causes of our issues. Only God can forgive and heal at that deep level. Whatever kind of healing you need, realize that God is the ultimate source of healing. Medicine (whether energy, alternative, or traditional), psychology, and even religion can only address symptoms. Only God himself can get at the source of your problems and heal. Go to God for full healing!

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Irene Hubert

Diane, I was reading Bonnie and Anna's comment on praying in tongues doing the healing codes and the results of 35-40 percent increase in the immune system.  Just recentl I did not plan on praying in the spirit but it just happened.  I was wondering also if Alex has tested this in anyway.  

Bonnie

One day while doing the healing codes it occurred to me that I could pray in the Spirit, meaning pray in tongues while I do the healing codes.  Since the Holy Spirit knows and directs you when praying in tongues I felt like it would be a good thing to do.  There was a study done at a christian university in which it was reported that the study showed that while praying in tongues, you activate a part of the brain that is not used for anything else and that you release a chemical that stimulates the immune system and… Read more »

Anna

I have wondered the same thing Bonnie and also heard of those scientific studies too.  Has there been any feedback on praying in tongues while doing the healing codes?  I would still start off with the prayer of intent and have the love picture in front of me knowing that it is God who is at work giving me a future and a hope.

Francis Harvey Davids

Diane,  I reread your first blog and once again I want to congratulate you on your insight in the scripture.  I personally learned a great principle; that of the unseen expressing itself in the seen.  This coinsides with II Cor. 4:16-18.  While we look not at the seen,. . . it is the unseen that controls.  We conclude that we need to emphasize in our focus statements that it is God who "does the work"  Phil 2:13.  Keep up te good work  

Diana

Although it makes so much sense… I never made the connection that in that passage, forgiveness of sins would help receive the healing of the physical paralysis… Thank you for helping me see that in the Scriptures!

Holly

I have much to learn about the inner power of forgiveness and look forward to future guidance.
Finding inner peace and joy has been a struggle as I have felt, for the most part, on the outside looking in.
Your insights have inspired me to seek a stronger relationship with God.  Many thanks.

Sharon Gibson

I think one of the reasons, Jesus said to him, "Your sins are forgiven is because when we feel a sense of condemnation for our sins, we will self punish and sometimes even by allowing ourselves to get sick. Also condemnation brings fear and fear can paralyze. So it is very possible that fear of being punished and condemnation is what the man's physical problems were. Jesus then reassured him that his sins had been forgiven and so he no longer needed to punish himself or live in fear and it healed him.
Just my two cents,
Sharon

Suzanne Burroughs

Thank you for the reminder. We get so caught up in looking "out there" for solutions to our problems, and I am now reminded to seek within myself, at my deepest connection to my source, where all answers can be found. God is waiting for me to check in!

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