So you’re a believer, are you. God, the “Creator of all living things.” The “Alpha and Omega.” The “Final Authority,” and all.
Yeah, well. We’re going to put that to the test.
Not that this piece, this forthcoming idea, is strictly for believers. Although how are non-believers to react? All hopeless, desperately clinging to the prescriptive guidance of their political and scientific, if equally mortal, gods—their earthly superiors and betters.
“Follow the science!” these subservients bleat.
Yeah? Well, which science is that? The science constantly misstepping, moving the goalposts, misleading the public, and fomenting fear, desperation, disharmony, and enslavement—over a virus with a 99% survival rate? Or the science actually using the data, encouraging people, and prescribing confidence and calm—for a virus with a 99% survival rate?
Because there are two distinct scientific realms here, two opposing beliefs not only in regard to the proper curative course for America’s—the world’s—populace, but to the appropriate god(s) to obey and serve.
The average liberal person—typically the aforementioned “non-believer,” and ardent, never doubting, never wavering worshipers of mere mortals—it’s obvious where they place their confidence and hope. Scared for their equally mortal lives, they are jumping from one foot to the next, rather, from one mask mandate and lockdown to the next, at the Cotton Eyed Joe-like fiddling of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the CDC, and their liberal establishment gods—
“Grab your partner and swing’er round, ‘cause we’re maskin’ ya’ up and lockin’ ya’ down!”
~insert frantic fiddling and foot stomping~
Of course, seeing the fallibility of one’s chosen gods isn’t just a difficult task for cult members. Per cultism’s Rule Number One, it’s actually forbidden: “A cult’s god(s) shall be and shall remain infallible!” So, subordinates know better than to examine their chosen divine and supreme. Unquestioning, unwavering belief—that’s the subservient liberal’s response to their political and scientific gods. No matter how many times their mortal gods lie, how many times the god’s ideas and prescriptions fail, how much they doublespeak, and how much flagrant hypocrisy they demonstrate. The gods must remain infallible, so that cult members can claim the same, and can continue their unwavering belief and steadfast worship.
Who wants to worship inferior, pathetic gods, right?
That’s why the gods are kept infallible—regardless, and in deference to “The Rules.”
Only, these liberal gods are grossly error-prone, and provably so. Their ideas and prescriptions a smoldering, twisted metaphorical heap strewn for miles, they’re a literal train wreck of fallibility. In fact, if were one to be in the market for solid, dependable gods, selecting these gods is tantamount to choosing Moe, Larry, and Curly.
“Nyuk. Nyuk. Nyuk. Whyyy, soyently!”
“Wiseguy, ay!” Doink! Bonk! Slap!
Now, these liberal gods aren’t really so plastic and inept. They are quite learned and capable, actually. They’re just, corrupt. As in, evil—a hallmark of liberal gods. Qualified though they are, they simply lack, you know, honesty and character and integrity. Of course, with cultism’s Rule Number One in place— “A cult’s god(s) shall be and shall remain infallible!”—they don’t have to concern themselves with repercussions from their nobility and morality failures. The cult’s gods, they just bark, “Do as I say!” to their worshipers, who then cast their collective gaze to the floor in humbled submission, and leave nobility and morality unquestioned.
But, I digress …
We aren’t here to talk about these deistic pretenders or their servile followers, either one. In terms of authentic deity and authority, we’re here to talk about the real thing, the genuine article:
The “Creator of all living things.”
The “Alpha and Omega.”
The “Final Authority,” and all.
Amazingly, this particular deity leaves humankind a beyond remarkable book—remarkable for its astounding cohesiveness, despite being written over hundreds of years and by some 60 different authors of various trades and status—wherein he takes full credit for the entire universe and the human experience both. And yet certain of us, eh-hem, liberals, choose instead to glorify comparative, mortal Stooges.
In any event, God. The real one. The only one, actually. The only legit one, anyway, at least to believers. And of course, this would include his manuscript to humankind, The Human Experiences’ Guidebook: The Bible. Liberal sorts know little about this book, other than to hypocritically whip out a well-known verse on occasion to teach right-wingers, the enemy of their liberal gods, a lesson that really isn’t a lesson. They know little because, to investigate the Bible’s contents and dicta means questioning the legitimacy of their gods and breaking hallowed Rule Number One of the sacred cultism code, which shall not be done.
Still, these dicta are indeed out there for all to discover and evaluate, something all should endeavor to do, incidentally. Because, well, God is an unopposable force that controls absolutely everything in the universe, mainly. But more to point, he has everything to do with the health and well-being of humankind and represents its ultimate cure.
Imagine a world where everyone talks about problems but refuses to explore the source of those problems. Where it concerns God and his authority and power over the entire universe, this is precisely what happens. There is the mortal world’s view of things, and all the prescriptions for life the world issues to humankind. Yet people aren’t subject to the world or the mortal advisors who comprise it. They’re subject to God, to his view of things, to his prescriptions for life, and to his pleasure or displeasure with their individual behavior as it relates to his authority and rules.
In other words, the universe has a baseline: God. Or as he prefers to be known: The Truth. In a created world there is no truth deeper, something Christ himself confirmed: “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” However odd and seemingly ambiguous, the term “truth” actually means something in this registry of spiritual truths from Christ, something deeply important. Having created everything, and thus obviously able to destroy everything, there can be no deeper truth than God. The baseline for all life and the ultimate truth of the entire universe, God is the answer to all questions, and the end of all discussion and confusion. And where are God’s pronouncements and instructions collected, these deepest, unopposable truths of which we speak?
So, people—the world—can say whatever they want. But in a created world, the prescriptions are only as true and credible as their alignment with God, with his view, and with his prescriptions and rules.
It is to say: the universe subject to Almighty God, matters simplify very quickly.
God is boss, and humankind serves him.
Within these worldly “prescriptions for life” are also prescriptions for health. The world has plenty to say about human health—what to do, what not to do, what to eat, what not to eat, and so on. And the instructions go beyond physical health, and into the mental and emotional realm. Basically, the world behaves as if it is the authority on the entirety of human health, and on life and death by extension. Yet, however learned and skilled and experienced these mortal authorities on human health, a created world demands a superior. And we have one:
The baseline to all life, where is he in these worldly prescriptions?
“Suffering with physical maladies? Seek God’s help.”
“Struggling mentally, emotionally? Seek God’s help.”
Other than the Sunday morning worship hour, where in the world are these advisories being issued?
They aren’t being issued anywhere else, and perhaps that isn’t so inappropriate. Healthcare is healthcare and church is church, after all. Even so, there is a baseline to all life which must be recognized by the world and every participant soul of the human experience. And other than worship hour, where is the acknowledgment?
Of course, all this isn’t to suggest science and modern medicine can’t and don’t help people; they do. These are industries constituted by knowledgeable and experienced people with superior insight about their subject: the human body and human health, all of whom are undeniable assets to humankind. The point is that, the source of all life, God, has been largely and widely disregarded as a remedy for all matters human health. And in that disregard, the world is effectively ignoring the cure.
As with every other aspect of the human experience, human health is also God’s domain. A case for his authority and control in this regard is pretty simple to make, too. Belief? Well, that’s another matter.
God created the human body—out of dust, and into it breathed life. So as to who best understands the human body, and also controls it, the answer should be obvious. And as to the control, nothing says total, unopposable command over the human frame like global flotsam.
The author’s Bible consists of 1,341 pages. God created the earth on page 1 and, via the flood, destroyed nearly everything and everyone on it by page 7. From this, two things obvious: one, humans have been failing and angering God since their inception. And two, able to end the lives of human beings by a multitude of means and at any time he pleases, God undoubtedly controls the human body. Hence, this personalized and perhaps discomforting implication:
It’s not your life. It’s God’s life.
Although God can clearly destroy the earth’s entire human population at one time. As the Bible’s Uzzah proves, he can also take a more targeted, individual approach to death. Transporting the Ark of the Covenant across rugged terrain via a team of oxen, the Ark became unstable, prompting Uzzah, a servant of King David, to instinctively grab hold and steady the cargo. For this human breach of the Divine, God struck Uzzah dead on the spot.
So, whether it’s a global flood or an errantly placed, singular hand on a sacred Ark. God can clearly take human beings out any time he wants, and thus presides over the human body, life, and death. Yet even so, death neither benefits God nor serve his interests. Are humans able to worship and glorify God from the grave, things he not only commands but professes to enjoy? Are they able to serve God? To do his will? To be openly rewarded as examples of his goodness and righteousness?
Hence, God favors life. He wants people alive, which he actually professed via the prophet Ezekiel:
“For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God. Wherefore, turn yourselves [from sin], and live ye.”
Life, human beings living and breathing—this serves God’s interests, not death, which would then explain his patient and thus far ceaseless implorations to humankind to return their maker’s care and protection. Still, death is incontrovertibly under God’s sole control. And if death is under his command, then so must be human health. Proving this so is King Hezekiah.
The King was man who feared and served God. Ailing and bedridden, he was informed by the prophet Samuel that he was to soon die. Hearing the dire news, the king wept bitterly, and prayerfully begged God for more time. For the king’s fear and loyalty, God extended his life fifteen years.
As for proof of God’s control over both human life and health, King Hezekiah’s experience is the proverbial “smoking Gun.” Yet, there remains evidence even more compelling and convincing.
Preparing Moses for his upcoming task, freeing the Jews from Egyptian slavery, God directly and unmistakably demonstrated that he alone controls human health via, in this case, directly issued and rescinded disease. Moses, the book of Exodus:
“And the Lord said furthermore unto [Moses], Put now thine hand into thy bosom [robe]. And [Moses] put his hand into his bosom, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow. And [God] said Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And [Moses] put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.”
In other words, Moses was completely healthy, then suddenly afflicted with disease, leprosy, and then made immediately healthy again in a span of seconds.
And as if God’s power over disease and the human body were not satisfactorily demonstrated via the incident, there were his ensuing remarks. Post demonstration, God told Moses to see to his assigned task, and to do so in full confidence of this freshly demonstrated and exercisable power. At this, Moses balked. “I’m ineloquent,” he basically said. “Slow in speech and tongue. Maybe I’m not the guy for the job.”
In further evidence of his power over the human body, God:
“Who has made man’s mouth? Or who maketh the dumb, the deaf, or the seeing or the blind? Have not I, the Lord?”
Hence, the indisputable conclusion: the human body, physical disabilities, disease—they’re all under God’s control.
The skeptic might say, “Well, it would be more convincing if God just came out and said he was responsible for disease, instead of all this implicative evidence.”
Well, he did. Via a Davidic Psalm:
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Who forgiveth all thine inequities; who healeth all thy diseases.”
If God can heal all thy diseases, then he can issue all thy diseases.
Now. To complete this case for the cure, there is Christ—first name, Jesus.
Christ did many positive, encouraging things to further his father’s kingdom during his short time on earth. Primarily, he died for the sins of humankind, and then overcame the grave so that human beings have an opportunity at eternal life in the aforementioned kingdom. He also taught kindness, forgiveness, love, patience, and service. But to the point, he did something else:
He healed people … of their diseases.
After healing Simon’s wife’s mother on one occasion, who’d been taken with a “great fever,” Christ went on a healing spree. The disciple Luke—a physician, incidentally:
“Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.”
Gee, wonder what the worldly physician, Luke, made of all this supernatural healthcare, it being beyond the scope of normal scientific and medical understanding, and all.
Of course, the record—the four New Testament gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John—in its entirety reveals that Christ healed the deaf, the blind, the maimed, those with “issues of blood,” persons demon possessed, and that he even brought people back from the dead. The list of miraculous healing is not only extensive, but virtually all inclusive. If people suffered from it, Christ healed it. Endowed with his father’s, the creator of all living things, power, Christ brought an end to not just human suffering but, more specifically, to the diseases responsible for it.
So, it’s clear. God not only controls human life, but human health, and is thusly responsible for both disease and healing. And God preferring that people live, and that they be obviously and ultimately healthful, then what might that say about the various and numerous health challenges of the human experience?
Perhaps it means that God issues and utilizes those challenges to encourage people toward his care and protection. If people die, they’re no good to God. They can’t worship or glorify him, can’t show compassion and care for their fellowman and further God’s kingdom. People clearly die, from disease and by other means. But if they’re sick and suffering, and yet living, then they still have hope—hope ultimately not found in the limited science and medical industries or their worldly prescriptions for life. Health challenges are a mechanism by which God gets people’s attention, or at least tries to get their attention. In regard to human health, the creator of all living things is the only hope for cure. And the fact is, he can be both harsh and mercifully tender in response.
The trick is to remain, with fear and discipline and obedience, in God’s good graces. Although, this is no guarantee of a disease- and challenge-free life, as Job’s inequitable and horrific example clearly demonstrates. As a painful benefit to the human experience, God has set adversity and prosperity against one another, as King Solomon wrote. Thus, God purposefully puts people through things, health-wise and in other ways. And no one human being is exempt from these adversities, either. Because all require the “refiners fire” to cleanse their ever-recurring impurities.
Ever-recurring because, well, we’re human.
In the darkest hours of Job’s nightmarish ordeal, he spoke an extremely important truth. “Seeing [man’s] days are determined,” he said, “the number of his months are with [God], thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass.”
Basically, it means that God is in complete, unopposable control and that everything that happens to people individually from birth to death is his will. A point later echoed by the Apostle Paul: “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
That’s, thanks in “everything,” to include life’s many challenges, health and otherwise.
So, whether it’s personal health matters or viral pandemics, it is abundantly clear who is in charge of not only the matters and pandemics, but the cure. God decides, and it’s likely true that as many “believers” need a reminder of that as worshipers of mere mortal liberal gods need exposure to the news.
The person in singular control of human life, is God.
The person controlling the health of all humankind, is God.
The person controlling of the duration and quality of every individual’s life, is God.
And in regard to all, the person controlling destiny, is you.
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