Plenty of the Very Best

"There is no sickness of any kind, no injury, no virus or disease, no mental confusion in Him."

GOD CREATED MAN in His image so that He could be created in theirs. Man was made IN HIS LIKENESS, meaning physical appearance. Though God is spirit, He has hands and feet and back parts. This can be proven in His Word. Man was also made IN HIS IMAGE, as a spiritual being. What many refer to as a “hole” that needed to be filled is, in fact, their spirit man that was dead to God and alive to sin until Jesus’ blood cleansed it and the Holy Spirit made them brand new. Not refurbished, as an old piece of furniture, but entirely new. God is forever making things brand new.

Think of the story of the fish in the gospels. Jesus commanded the disciples to cast their nets back into the lake, and though they were exhausted from toiling all night to no profit, they obeyed and pulled in a great haul of fish, so many their nets threatened to break. Now it could be these were fish from the lake, except twice Jesus multiplied the bread and the fish given to Him from single digits to enough to feed thousands. There is also the water turned into wine. It was water, but the power of God made it into wine. God, who made man from the soil, breathed life into his flesh, which was not yet living, and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). So just think of that. At Jesus’ command, God made plenty of the very best fish, and Peter fell to his knees and cried out that he was not worthy.

“The Lord knows the spirit of a man. He knows him completely.” (Proverbs 20:27 EasyEnglish)

God has made us worthy. Though we were not good enough for Him, He chose to do what was required, at His own expense, the death of Himself, in order to make us good enough, for good. It is a complete work, nothing has been left out of it. In the word “salvation” is included the rebirth of our spirit man, the healing of our bodies, the renewal of our minds, and our deliverance. God wanted us to have everything He is. People doubt this, saying sometimes it is not God’s will to heal, but nothing is further from the truth. His Word is truth.

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:10)
Salvation, soteria – noun; rescue or safety (physically or morally): - deliver, health, salvation, save, saving.

There are many examples of this, but in the gospel of Luke, Jesus spoke of two trees saying, a healthy tree bears healthy fruit, and a sickly tree bears worthless fruit. No sickly tree bears good fruit. No healthy tree bears sickly fruit. But a tree is known by its fruit. Well, Jesus’ tree bears good fruit. Here is healing. He heals the spirit and the mind and the body. He cannot bear sick fruit. That is the work of the enemy.

This is also reflected in the book of Romans. Here, explaining grace, the apostle Paul speaks of wages. What we work to earn is not a gift, but our salvation is a gift. The Message Bible says it this way, “If you’re a hard worker and do a good job, you deserve your pay; we don’t call your wages a gift. But if you see that the job is too big for you, that it’s something only God can do, and you trust him to do it—you could never do it for yourself no matter how hard and long you worked—well, that trusting-him-to-do-it is what gets you set right with God, by God. Sheer gift.” You can’t cure yourself. It’s something only God can do, and HE WILL DO IT. There is no other desire in Him but to do good. HE IS GOOD, and you can’t get anything but good from Him (Psalm 119:68). A good God planted good trees, which a bad devil has tried to destroy. But Jesus came to bring life and for that life to be abundant and ONLY GOOD.

James 3:11-12 in the Passion asks, “Would you look for olives hanging on a fig tree or go to pick figs from a grapevine? Is it possible that fresh and bitter water can flow out of the same spring? So neither can a bitter spring produce fresh water.” The fountain of life has only fresh water, anointed with the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, who is love, joy, peace, goodness, meekness, gentleness, and self-control. God’s children are washed in His fountain, filled with His river, and grafted into His vine, to bear much good fruit. There is no sickness of any kind, no injury, no virus or disease, no mental confusion in Him.

He does not “deviate from His design for life (James 1:13, Remedy).” He does not tempt man away from His goodness and out of His eternal life (quality of life). He is not the source of darkness and death, nor does He use these to teach us wisdom. Wisdom comes from His Holy Spirit, who speaks to us continually of Jesus.

The Spirit of God knows man intimately, as He created him. Jesus knows man intimately, as He is human. He felt all the pressures we feel and because of His crucifixion, on a scale we cannot imagine, yet He gave into none of them BECAUSE OF the Spirit of God in Him and upon Him. We know this but put Him on a higher plain, unfeeling, when we are suffering. No, He is on our side always. He understands our foibles, our weaknesses, and forgives and strengthens us to overcome them. Knowing this and casting your care on Him when the walls seem to cave in will prevent you from giving into all those opportunities of mental collapse that the devil sends your way.

Remove the options, all those other ways to react, and make God’s love your only response, your only fall back, both from you (you respond in love) and to you. God loves you. That is the only option.

“For there is no good (healthy) tree that bears decayed (worthless, stale) fruit, nor on the other hand does a decayed (worthless, sickly) tree bear good fruit. For each tree is known and identified by its own fruit; for figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor is a cluster of grapes picked from a bramblebush.” (Luke 6:43-44 AMPC)

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Suzanne D. Williams, Author