Does God Really Want to Heal You? Final Thoughts – blog
Some people like to view things as a process or journey to help them know where they started, where they are now, and where they will end up. So, I am going to do that today with the process of healing that God is doing and will continue to do in your life until you are perfect.
It would seem like that process should begin the day you became a Christian by accepting Christ as your Savior or perhaps on the day you were born. However, even though our physical life and our spiritual life did begin on certain days our actual salvation began before the creation of the world. We are told this in Ephesians 1:3;
“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love, he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will…”
I take from this that our existence began in the mind of God who chose us to be in Christ and predestined us to be adopted as His children. We came into our physical existence on the day we were conceived and nine months later we were born. Yet, before the creation began, He knew who we were, what we would be like, everything we would think, do, and say and decided to choose us and to adopt us as His children. By grace, we are saved and given the gift of eternal life.
Then, at some day in history, we were born and at another day we were born again. On that specific day, God’s healing in your life began. As I mentioned yesterday, we all went from being spiritually dead to being spiritually alive. Just like on our physical birthday we came out of a womb, on our spiritual birthday we came out of the tomb. Born of water and then born of the Spirit.
I was born on April 26, 1953. I was born again in September 1972, while a sophomore at Villanova living in apartment J-203 in Devon Strafford, PA.
Another passage we need to know is from Psalm 139:16;
“Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.”
Our journey on earth which began on our birthday, got a whole lot better on our spiritual birthday and every day of our life has been ordained by God. In other words, He knows when our days will end.
And we read in Job 14:5;
“A person’s days are determined;
you have decreed the number of his months
and have set limits he cannot exceed.”
At some point in our life here on this earth, we will die. The last day that God has determined will come and we will have gone from womb and tomb into a room prepared for us by Jesus in heaven. Jesus said He would go and prepare a place for us and when we die, He will meet us and take us to that place. But place does not rhyme with womb and tomb, so room will have to do.
At the instant of our death, absolutely everything we have known about our sinful evil desires, our sinful sex-saturated world, and our battle with sexual addiction will be forever gone. We will be perfect people with perfect bodies and living in a perfect place … forever.
My friends we need to stop looking at the disasters we have created in our pasts, turn around by doing a 180, fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith and put every effort into living a holy, Spirit-filled and Christ-centered life today. Paul tells us this precious and great promise in Philippians 1;
“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
God started this work in eternity past when He chose you before the creation of the universe and decided to adopt you as one of His children. He initiated your existence when you were conceived in your mother’s womb and were physically born. He started your eternal life as one of His children on the day you were spiritually born, and for the rest of your life here on earth, He wants to be completing this work of making you like Jesus.
Here is the key question – Are you going to be working with Him or against Him today? Will you be surrendered to Him or choose to continue to rebel and go back to your vomit? Today is a day to taste and see that the Lord is Good!