In my book, Slam the Door on Cancer and Lock It Out of Your Life, I discuss the actual impact of BOTH chronic emotional and physical stressors in the “cascade of physical events” that lead to “dis-ease” and, ultimately to conditions like (but not limited to) cancer. I give some real life scenarios in appendix five of the book.
In my FREE ebook available at my original blog, www.realhealthhope.com , I cover this issue with fresh insights for body, soul, and spirit. Further, I discuss the TRUTH that cancer, indeed disease, is never random but always has a cause that must be addressed in order to Obtain Your Healing and Keep It (title of the FREE ebook).
Below, I re-post one of Pastor Joseph Prince’s daily email devotionals that succinctly provides the Scriptural insights we absolutely need to embrace as we realize our healing and wholeness. I have found Prince’s teaching to be absolutely bursting with HOPE and I highly recommend you visit www.josephprince.com .
Romans 8:1, NASB
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
When you have a plant with sickly leaves, it would be foolish to just treat the leaves without knowing the root cause of the problem. Similarly, when “leaves” of sickness, poverty and destructive habits start sprouting in your life, you need to know what the root cause is.
Experts will tell you that it is stress. They may go a little deeper and say that it is fear—fear of the future, of rejection, of loss, of death and so on. But is fear really the root? Or is there something deeper than fear?
The Bible shows us that the most fundamental cause of problems in our lives is condemnation. With condemnation comes
fear. Fear then induces stress which brings about the symptoms of the curse.
This is what happened to Adam. Long before he faced poverty, sickness and eventually death, he had stress. Because of his sin, God told him, “In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground.” (Genesis 3:19) Sweat speaks of stress. But before there was stress, there was fear because Adam told God, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.” (Genesis 3:10)
But what made Adam fearful? Adam only feared when, seeing his nakedness, he realized that he had sinned against God. He felt so ashamed and condemned that he hid himself. God then asked him, “Who told you that you were naked?” (Genesis 3:11) There was no one else in the garden other than Adam and Eve, so we know that it was probably the devil who told Adam that he was naked.
My friend, condemnation is the root cause of the symptoms of the curse manifesting in your life. That is why you need to know that at the cross, God took all your sins, put them on Jesus and unleashed the full fury of His wrath against them until Jesus cried out, “It is finished!”
All your sins have been completely punished in the body of Christ who was condemned for you. The root cause of all your problems has been dealt with. This means that the devil cannot enforce the curse in your life apart from your receiving condemnation. So come to the place of no condemnation and no sick leaves will sprout in your life!