A Global Health Alert

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We are not well.  A cancer is spread throughout us.  This disease would go undetected but, to those of us who are not in denial, the symptoms are plain to see; the telltale signs are as evident in us … as they are apparent all around us.

You could be missing it in self-examinations.  Or are you trying to ignore a hint of foreboding from something about you that does not seem healthy?

Have you ever felt a bitter sensation that, when most disagreeable it, burns down to the pit of your stomach?  You could have this feeling with many indications of the affliction; some of them would be ever so subtle, while others would be quite obvious.

We should all seek treatment from an expert.  No one is immune; whether we are born to paupers or to persons of privilege, we all suffer from this hereditary condition that proves to be fatal when not remedied.

We allow ourselves to go so long that we grow numb to the ill effects; people from all walks of life and professions — to name a handful: politicians, reporters, business executives, teachers, laborers, and clergy as well — could be accustomed to the sick feeling of the malignancy that would encroach a lifetime of happiness and success.  How could we become so comfortable with such an unbenign tumor that would poison a mind with the delusion that God Himself is the devil?

Before I left my mother’s womb, the cyst in my heart reached its first stage; yours too would have no less advanced.  My personal battle against this common cancer began, not when I drew my first breath but, much later … once I shed the last teardrop of my early childhood innocence.

Such an aggressive growth would take various forms — impatience, unkindness, pridefulness, selfishness, short-temperedness, and unforgivingness — as it progresses through stages to metastasize in us as fully developed hatefulness.  Until we seek the help of the great physician who has the skills to achieve complete remission in His patients, we are at risk of ulcerating until we erupt and then contagiously exasperate the inflammatory carnal masses of the untreated souls with whom we come into contact.

Hate, and all that bleeds from hate, come naturally to humankind.  Love, and all that flows out of the goodness of the one true love, come supernaturally.  Without this love, how could we ever be healed and then care for each other with sincerity?  Without this love, our vision is obscured; we could see love itself as hate, meekness as weakness, right as wrong, and hope as mere wishful thinking.  We should know and have this love so that, when another driver cuts us off or someone plays politics, we are fit to act as God would will us to respond.

We should accept the diagnosis, given by the Spirit of the living God, so that our individual and societal prognoses would improve. 

My strong recommendation is not solely aimed at people who do not know God.  This is for all who consider themselves to be healthy in spirit; in this spirit, if it is genuine, the heart desires peace above all else.

If we are tolerant of the infirmities of our unchecked hatred — however inconsequential they might seem and inasmuch as we cannot hold onto God’s noble principals that bring peace — we would become hopeless as we race against one another toward destruction.

Now that we know what is good for us, please let us stand together for the conviction of our hatefulness toward all of God’s children.  Surely, we must humbly accept the truth about our unhealthy ways so that, one day, we would be freed from the death of this life.

Criminal conviction is for punishment.  But the alternative “conviction,” to which I am referring, is spiritual and is for shackles of the flesh to be removed so that, by God’s mercy and with His help, we could unchain ourselves from all things that are of hate and that shall ultimately pass away.

May your heart be made healthy and free by the One who defined His love for us; as His meaning is written in His Word,

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” – See 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NASB)

Do you have, or would you like to have, a heart that is truly healthy? 

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13 thoughts on “A Global Health Alert

  1. This is a beautiful post; just this past week I picked up friend’s Spanish version of the Old Testament. My Spanish is not that great, so it’s a good way to improve, by reading in Spanish texts that I know in English… I thumbed until I found the Corinthians quote above, savored it in Spanish — and now here you are repeating it here…. Another confirmation…

    I’m not online often but am happy to see your blog and your gentle way of sharing with others.

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    1. Hello and welcome! Thank you so much for your positive feedback. This is very encouraging since, as you could see, I started not long ago. And I was not sure how my writing would be received; I know my style can be a bit heavy sometimes, but I cannot help but express myself as I feel led. You encouraged me today, and I greatly appreciate it. I say to anyone as well that word-of-mouth through sharing about what I’m doing here is golden.

      I know exactly what you’re saying about confirmation moments. I rely on them as well. If our eyes are open, then we can see what’s in front of us. If our heart is open, we can see all that God has for us in full 360°.

      You made me wonder how it would be to properly translate a post such as this to Spanish or other languages to see how well it would be received. This is an intriguing thought, although I am not multilingual. And I don’t consider google translate necessarily sufficient for such a purpose, especially since I do not always speak in the vernacular; I know this helps simplify translation.

      I’m going to follow you as well. I had a few minutes to take a peek, but I am at work.

      Blessings to you this day.

      Again, thank you very much for taking the time to write me today.

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  2. Reblogged this on Walking On Water Ministries International and commented:
    For thus saith the Lord, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous. There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines. — Jeremiah 30:12-13

    When I read this over the weekend, my Spirit leaped with joy on the inside.

    Then I read Psalm 3:8:
    Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

    Again, my Spirit leaped.

    The bible study lesson this week will be about faith. Faith has many lessons and many courses. One of them has to do with the undetected sickness that many of have or has had and are unaware of. This is the reason for me reblogging this post. It is discussing the very same thing we learned about this morning. And the Holy Spirit spoke the same words UNDETECTED SICKNESS/ILLNESS.

    Be encouraged. Be inspired. Be who God created you to be.
    Apostle Bella Grace

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    1. Wow. If I understand you correctly, you and I were in sync on this topic without knowing until now? I know and have experienced God work this way plenty of times in my life, but I love when it happens; these are moments when Faith becomes sight. This is how God clicks on Like. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Pastor. When did you order? Message me. I I don’t recall seeing anything ordered from your area. Also, even after you read the book, I continue with new material out here (like this post).

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