The Ultimate Plan for Health, Healing, & Conquest
By Jay Etzel (Excerpt from Principles of Life and Health)
Man is a dynamic, created being that is made up of mind, body, and spirit. Every aspect of his being must be taken into consideration when it comes to achieving real vitality and victory in his life.
In the most simple, straight forward terms, all battles relating to health and life can fundamentally be reduced to the influence of light and darkness upon the individual, where more light needs to be brought into the existing equation in order to produce a favorable shift in the balance of power and create true, positive lasting change.
Therefore the ultimate plan for health and victory is one that allows the individual to freely and fearlessly pursue his health and healing, with great expectation and joy, because that plan is not only the most powerful and productive one, but also the one that is the most natural and life giving. The process involved must be entirely consistent in nature and expression with the desired outcome of goodness, with no shadow or variation, or violation of the natural and spiritual order.
This is only possible when the individual is fully cooperative with nature’s first law, which is self-preservation at the highest order; “where every particle of matter within the individual’s total being is ceaselessly striving for perfection of health and life at all times, in all ways, and under all circumstances.” This means that the individual must be fully engaged in the health process, which is the process of renewal and regeneration of life. Every action, whether mental, physical, spiritual or emotional, must be working with, and not against, the designs of the body and soul in order to produce a unified, singular effect that is sustainable over a lifetime.
In essence, it is where the individual is clear enough (he perceives the reality of life), determined enough (he puts no conditions to his becoming fully alive again), and courageous enough (he pushes past visible and invisible barriers) to throw his entire being into the light to the best of his ability, because only in the fullness of light, which is (God’s true presence), is there endless life and perfect life. Health, conquest, and all forms of healing (including miracles) naturally flow from being centered in this utopian place.
In order for this to happen, he must go through a process of total transformation that includes every area of his life. He must invest his total resource base – mind, will, emotions, faith, creativity, etc.- in ordering his life according to the requirements of the victory to be gained, and securing the correct life elements to be used in the process. When he uses and incorporates the correct life elements progressively into his total lifestyle, there will be increase and new power created in which to overcome with. Once momentum is gained, and sustained long enough, the increase will be constant, and he will reverse his condition. To the degree that he transforms, is to the degree that he will conquer.
He must be willing to see, think, and feel things differently – with no existing aspect of his life left unchallenged. For life emanates only from life, and health only from health.
He must not think in terms of luck or vague hope, but of certainty. This means not tentatively approaching that which doesn’t belong to him, but aggressively appropriating that which was once his, and was always intended to be his by his Creator.
He must go for that which he has never gone for before – a true vision quest without hesitation or reservation. He must exhaust himself on life so that he can renew himself with life.
While concentrating and intensifying the force of life that goes into his being, he will literally change his internal energy and chemistry. By changing the energy and chemistry internally, he will change the manifestation externally. This is true even if his health and healing requires an absolute miracle, for virtually every miracle recorded in the New Testament was preceded first by faith and expectation which germinates from the mind and heart.
He can pursue this whole course of life with great expectation, knowing that he need not concern himself about controlling what happens at the right destination, but only in making sure that he is heading for the right destination. For whatever results are possible, in whatever realm of existence, weather on this side of eternity or on the other side, he will he will run directly into them as he is driving into the light and moving deeper into the abundance of life. It is in this wonderful dimension that as Jesus said, “all things are possible.”