[Author’s Note: I have studied physical and emotional healing for 20 years and the Lord continues to deliver new ah-ha’s! The effects of extreme negative emotions on the body, in particular fear, are undeniable. This article addresses “inherited” generational physical conditions. This will be new information for many of you. ]
II Timothy 1:7 AMP For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven, cringing and fawning fear), but [ He has given us a spirit ] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. [ The 2nd letter of Paul to Timothy written while Paul was imprisoned in Rome. ]
In preparation of writing this article, I found these public definitions helpful :
Timidity – a lack of courage or confidence.
Fear – a painful emotion or passion excited by an expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger. Fear expresses less apprehension than dread, and dread less than terror and fright. The force of this passion, beginning with the most moderate degree, may be thus expressed; fear, dread, terror, fright. Fear is accompanied with a desire to avoid or ward off the expected evil. Fear is an uneasiness of mind, upon which the thought of future evil is likely to befall us. Fear is the passion of our nature which excites us to provide for our security, on the approach of evil. [ Definition from the KJV Bible ]
It is interesting that Fear as defined is more related to apprehension or expectation of evil rather than the actual occurrence. The damage of Fear occurs more in the build-up to the unknown and in the unexpected where it blooms, builds, breeds and then bleeds. It is in this breeding that Fear seeps from the mind into the soul and then into the physical body. Fear is the Red Carpet on which every single negative emotional spirit confidently strides into the realm of a person’s soul. Fear is the devil’s key that turns, unlocks then swings wide open the door into the soul of a person that buys into its effects.
The conditions that stem from fear, anxiety and stress are numerous. [ The spiritual root cause of stress is fear; a lack of trust, and unbelief. ] The following are just a few conditions that are medically proven to have a spiritual root cause based in a spirit of fear: angina, hypertension, arrhythmia, mitral valve prolapse, all number of cardiovascular issues, coronary artery disease, strokes (also related to anger and rage), IBS, Colitis. < ref. A More Excellent Way, Dr. Henry Wright > The roots of fear and condemnation are typically at the base of practically every disease.
Emotional damage from specific external circumstances are detrimental to the human body: the after effects from abuse, shame, trauma, rejection, and abandonment are the most damaging to the human mind and soul, requiring immediate healing attention before their effects take root and flow through the body. Typically the damage comes from protracted, or consistent occurrences of these negative emotions ( fear, abuse, shaming, trauma, rejection and abandonment). Exposure to these extreme occurrences must be dealt with through spiritual means; spirits must be dealt with by The Spirit.
There are numerous references to evil spirits, foul and unclean spirits in scripture. The following are found in the New Testament –
Matthew 10:1 AMP And Jesus summoned to Him His twelve disciples and gave them power and authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out, and to cure all kinds of disease and all kinds of weakness and infirmity.
< Example of an unclean spirit today would be an STD >
We have authority and dominion over our own bodies, our emotions and our physical well being.
The Jews thought even Jesus was possessed by a demon ( which was a very bad move on their part ) – and recognized spirits and demons as harbingers of disease and mental illness: John 8:48 AMP The Jews answered Him, Are we not right when we say You are a Samaritan and that You have a demon (that you are under the power of an evil spirit)?
Referring to actions of the Apostles – Acts 5:16 AMP And the people gathered also from the towns and hamlets around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those troubled with foul spirits, and they were all cured.
Acts 8:7 AMP For foul spirits came out of many who were possessed by them, screaming and shouting with a loud voice, and many who were suffering from palsy or were crippled were restored to health.
These same evil, foul and unclean spirits are alive and moving with great intentionality on the earth today. Medical science has now simply given them a sophisticated name. If a person is not delivered from a spirit – that spirit can remain in them throughout life. What happens in the next generation to the child of that parent that comes into the same disease, condition or infirmity ? What we call “inherited”, typically was simply legal access opened by a spirit of fear or traumatic event, a spirit that should have never gained entrance in the first place.
Scenario: Your parent goes through a traumatic occurrence; divorce, car accident, extended job loss with no income, etc. There is tremendous fear, trauma and possibly shame and if divorce is involved then rejection. This parent then develops cancer. This parent then develops fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis. This parent then suffers a stroke. Whatever the scenario – from that point forward – in the history of the child, it is assumed that they have an inherited “chip” for the disease that the parent developed due to their bodies response to an extreme emotional circumstance. They are now in fact considered predisposed to a disease, because an emotional spirit gained access causing a disease, infirmity or condition due to an extreme event that was not managed or delivered.
Do you see how important it is when Jesus exhorted us to ‘ Fear Not ‘? What diseases are in your family line ? Are you aware of the history leading to the onset of the disease ?
We do not have to live at the mercy of our ancestors emotions or external occurrences that opened doors to disease nor our own emotional wounds that turn into physical conditions. As Christians we have been gifted with the Great Stabilizer, the Son of God, Christ Jesus. When we walk in knowledge of Who He is and What He has done – it has an immediate affect on our bodies.
The following are focus points for all who believe –
1) Deep understanding of the authentic, infinite and immutable love of God and that His heart is always turned toward you 2) The Finished Work of Jesus through His sacrifice 3) A thorough knowledge of the New Covenant benefits, those promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in Genesis 4) When walking through seasons of lack, an unbending focus on Jesus who is ALL SUPPLY 5) Recognition of the advocacy and the leading of the Holy Spirit 6) Understanding a lack of faith will block the flow of the favor of God.
For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them and the
careless ease of the (self-confident) fools shall destroy them
But whoso hearkens to me [ wisdom] shall dwell securely and in
confident trust and shall be quiet, without fear or dread of evil.
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