The U.S. Center for Health Statistics defines chronic disease as disease that lasts 3 months or more. Neither vaccines or medication prevent it, nor does it just disappear. And it’s taking a terrible toll on us. The Milken Institute reports:
- More than 109 million Americans report having at least one of the seven most common chronic diseases, for a total of 162 million cases.
- The total impact of these diseases on the economy is $1.3 trillion annually.
- Of this amount, lost productivity totals $1.1 trillion per year, while we spend another $277 billion annually to treat it.
- On our current path, in 2023 we project a 42 percent increase in cases of chronic diseases.
Chronic disease is the number one killer in the U.S. today with heart disease taking top honors, followed closely by cancer. And living with chronic disease is no picnic. It’s expensive to treat and painful to live with. It costs marriages, families, relationships, retirement savings, homes and dreams.
And despite advances in medicine, it’s not getting any better. In 5 years we expect to see a 42% increase in chronic disease. It’s clear that something is dramatically wrong with the current system. Why is chronic disease at its current level and increasing? Why is our medical system seemingly powerless to stop it? How can we heal from chronic disease?
Form Follows Function in Mankind’s Composition
Here at All Things New we’re all about doing things God’s way. And we believe God has the answer to the epidemic levels of chronic disease and modern medicine’s inability to cure it, as well as the answers to how we can heal. It’s all in His Word.
“Now, may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit, soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23
See, function follows form and when we understand how God created us we will understand how we’re supposed to function. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 reveals mankind’s God-ordained composition and purpose. Our form is a 3-in-1 composition of spirit, soul and body. We are made in God’s image and since God is spirit (John 4:24) we too are spiritual beings in our truest form. We also have a living soul which was created when God breathed his spirit into the dust that was to be Adam (Gen. 2:7). And we have a body formed from the dust of the earth. Therefore, we are spirits who have a soul and dwell in a body.
Our spirits are the source of our truest selves. It’s where we derive our identity. It’s also the place of our God-consciousness, where we experience God’s presence and relate to Him. Our soul is our unique God-given personality. It the place of our self- and other-consciousness, where we relate to ourselves and to others. It consists of our mind (believer and thinker), emotions (feeler) and will (chooser). Our body is the tent for our spirit and soul. It’s the place of our world or material-consciousness. It’s our doer and the brain and nervous system control it.
See, God’s intention was that the whole organism would be subject to the spirit, which in turn was to be rightly subjected to Him. In this way, God would express His Love-life in and through his children inside loving relationship. Our purpose was to express the Spirit of Love in a material world by being loved and loving. The soul was the key, serving as the interface between material and spiritual. And with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the design was perfect. Adam and Eve lived in perfect loving unity and relationship with God, with themselves and each other and with creation. There was no separation and God provided everything they could ever need or desire inside His love.
And then it all broke. Satan makes his fatal inquiry…”Did God really say?” and confronts Adam and Eve with an alternative to God’s truth. Now they must choose: God’s way or their way. They chose their way as we know, betrayed God’s love and renounced His order of creation. Their sin and disobedience separated them from God, themselves, each other and creation. Their spirits went dark and died leaving them only their soul and body to live from. And where once there had been perfect loving relationship and harmony now all of creation fell into separation and death. And every human since Adam is born into this fallen world; spiritually dead, lost in sin, destined to die and live in hell, eternally separated from God, with no hope of returning.
But God in His mercy came as Jesus to save us from our sin, reconcile us to the Father and bring our spirits back to life with His life. He did this on the cross and for those who choose to trust Him, they receive not only forgiveness for sins and reconciliation with God, but also a new spirit with a new nature, a new life, a new identity, a new family and a new inheritance. They have been restored spiritually and are being restored soul and body to God’s original form and function.
This is the problem with chronic disease today. Mainstream medicine is trying to do it their way instead of God’s way. Because they almost only ever look at the body and try to heal from the outside in by managing symptoms with drugs or surgery they will never heal chronic disease. Scripture shows we are 3 parts in 1 and must address all three parts of our being if we are to experience healing. What happens in the spirit expresses in the body and soul. What happens in the soul expresses in the spirit and the body. And what happens in the body expresses in the soul and spirit. Therefore, chronic disease in the body is pointing to a deeper problem in the soul and spirit.
See, God’s way is to heal from the inside out. He began by fully healing the spirits of those of us who trust Christ and His work on the cross. We have been spiritually perfected. And yet, we are still in process while the Holy Spirit works out into our souls and bodies what God has worked into our spirits. The Bible calls it sanctification. It’s a done-doing-will do scenario and scripture is clear that God is the author of our faith and perfecting. Most noteworthy, He guarantees He will finish it and fully restore to us our original state.
But we do play a very important part in our sanctification. Romans 12:2 tells us what it is:
“Therefore, do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Our role is to stop doing it our way – the world’s way – and choose to do it God’s way. Do it the way Adam and Eve should have done it back in the Garden. We are to actively seek a transformation which comes by renewing our minds with God’s truth. See, when we placed our faith in Christ we became a new creation and received a whole bunch of new stuff. But we did not receive a new soul. Hence, we must still renew our souls. It’s an ongoing process we experience until we die. When we do, God completes the work in both our souls and our bodies when He brings us home. Meanwhile, God wants us to renew our minds, emotions and choices and cooperate with His work and life in us. As we do, we’ll find ourselves doing things more and more God’s way and experience more and more healing in our whole lives, including our physical health.
How to Heal Chronic Disease
That’s where All Things New Health & Wellness comes in. We practice 3-in-1 Medicine™ which is root cause medicine or functional medicine. It seeks to identify and understand the spiritual, soulical and physical root causes of symptoms and chronic disease based on your unique physical, emotional/mental (soul), and spiritual characteristics so you can heal your whole being. We are different from other practices in that All Things New 3-in-1 Medicine™ is Christ-centered, biblically-based and God-honoring in every aspect. First and foremost 3-in-1 Medicine™ leads you more deeply into the already on-going process of sanctification. You’ll grow closer to God and gain a deeper understanding of your new creation, identity and inheritance in Christ and what it all means for your health and life now. Most of all, you’ll learn how to rest in God’s love for you. You’ll experience increasing peace that passes understanding flowing out of your spirit into your soul and body to empower healing from chronic disease and abundant and victorious life here and now.
How it Works
First of all, your All Things New practitioner/counselor is a godly detective who gathers past and present clues from your spiritual, soulical and physical story:
- where you grew up
- present and past family situations
- traumatic events
- health history and symptoms
- environment, mental/emotional and physical toxic exposures
- social life and relationships
- stress level and response
- diet and nutrition
- exercise habits
- sleep and rest habits
- spiritual beliefs and practices
- thought and emotional life
- relationship with God
Secondly, they use this information as well as the results of functional lab tests to piece together your unique health puzzle in a 3-in-1™ Medicine Matrix which reveals the spiritual, soulical and physical antecedents, triggering events and mediators contributing to or causing your symptoms or chronic disease. In addition, the matrix marks a clear path to healing that partners with the Holy Spirit’s sanctifying work in your life. Finally, we create a tailor-made plan just for YOU to meet your unique physical, soulical, and spiritual needs and goals. It will include a variety of healing and therapeutic approaches such as: pastoral counseling and spiritual formation/discipleship, nutrition, botanical medicines, nutritional supplements, mental and physical detoxification, prayer and laying on of hands, as well as lifestyle shaping to incorporate stress-management, exercise, hydration, play/rest and toxin-reduction into every day life.
In conclusion, 3-in-1 Medicine™ is godly medicine based on God’s word, and it can heal your chronic disease. If the “medicine” of the world system has left you disappointed, frustrated and still suffering from chronic disease, don’t give up. There is another way which brings hope. There is God’s way.
We invite you to take the next step and learn more about All Things New Health & Wellness and 3-in-1 Medicine™.
Schedule your FREE Health Discovery Session today to see if All Things New is the right partner for your healing journey.