He was serving in a healing ministry, and would watch tons of sick Christians come up for prayer. But, over time, he noticed many of them returning to the alter again and again. They were not receiving their healing!
When Dr. Colbert's sought God to find out why so many Christians were not receiving their healing, He began to show him something. Once those Christians finished praying for a touch from the Lord, he saw them outside the church, eating and drinking things that were tearing down their temples.
Without their knowledge, they were undoing the very healing
was working in their bodies. And yet, they had no idea why
they were not receiving their restoration.
As someone battling for my own health, hearing this really woke me up to the importance of Christian nutrition! I had been to healing services, memorized scriptures, and done everything else on my Christian healing to-do list. But, I had never stopped to think about doing battle in the natural realm too.
As I heard Colbert say this, I could tell that the Lord was talking directly to me.
Using his background as a medical doctor for the good of the kingdom, Colbert now has an entire Christian nutrition ministry based on the many truths that God has shown him in regards to health and healing.
In his ministry, he teaches Christians about the vital importance of what he calls the Seven Pillars of Health : drinking water, getting sufficient sleep and rest, eating living food, getting exercise, getting rid of toxins in your body, supplementing your food choices, and dealing with stress.
After implementing some of the biblically sound truths that I learned from his teachings on Christian nutrition, I can personally say that battling in both realms makes a HUGE difference!
not deceived; God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption
but he that soweth to the Spirit
shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
The New Living Translation translates it even more clearly. People who sow to the desires of their bodies will "harvest decay and death." (Galatians 6:8 NLT).
Well, you may be surprised to know that the things that your flesh craves are usually the things that will kill it.
Now, in Sarah's case, her flesh craves smoking. When she smokes, is she sowing to her flesh, or to her spirit?
How about someone who craves sweets or salty food. When they eat things that are detrimental to their health because they enjoy the way that they taste, are they sowing to their flesh, or to their spirit?
Of course, they are sowing to their flesh.
When we allow our minds to be controlled by our flesh instead of our spirit, and the wisdom of God, whether it is in the case of food or illicit sex, it can only lead us to sickness and pain.
Christian Nutrition Bible Study
Having a Christian perspective on nutrition can prepare your body for God's restoring hands of healing. In Lesson 2 of your Christian nutrition Bible study, we will look at how going back to the Bible for God's ideas about nutrition can create an atmosphere for healing in your body.
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Lesson 2: Bible Nutrition: Creating an Atmosphere for healing
Lesson 3: Choosing Bible Foods Can Save Your Life
The rest of the course builds upon these foundational lessons. Whether you need a healing in your body, emotions, or your spirit, these truths still hold true.
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The Seven Pillars of Health: 50-Day Journal
By Don Colbert, M.D.
Designed to be used with Colbert's book, The Seven Pillars of Health, this 50-day journal provides you with a way to implement what you have learned along the way. There's ample room for recording action steps and tracking your physical habits and behavior. You'll also receive encouragement through motivational thoughts and progress notes as you journey toward better health - physical, emotional, and spiritual. Document your choices one day at a time!