The Human Spirit can Overflow to Health

God’s Word is the medicine we need to receive our healing. Studying your Bible and meditating on the Word of God is like the alternator of a car.  It keeps your battery (spirit) charged with the life and electric power of the Spirit and will keep the life of God continuously giving you medication for your flesh.

Main Point

It’s so important to know how to receive health from your human spirit.  In fact, this is a topic that really doesn’t get enough discussion.  We’ve all heard it said that healing was purchased at the cross but how do we get access to that healing?

The good news is that Jesus paid for our life with His!  He bought us a place in His family and that comes with a whole host of blessings including but not limited to…

  • Health
  • Peace
  • Love
  • Joy
  • And so much more…

Today we are focusing on what our heart has to do with our healing.

Our Text

20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 4:20-22 KJV

Your SPIRIT is the Source of an Overflow to Health

Before we go any further, I want to remind you of something.  You – the real and actual you – are a spirit.  The Bible doesn’t write to you as a soul or as a body.  It talks about those things, but the truth is that the Bible talks directly to you as a spirit. 

That means that everything Jesus said He purchased for you starts from your spirit and works its way out.  Healing is no different.

The Human Spirit received healing when you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

The “all things” that Jesus is talking about here is truly ALL things.  When you accept Jesus, He restores ALL the things that you lost to the devil.  That means He gives you healing as part of those all things.

Healing is stored in the heart (aka the human spirit)

I’m hitting this pretty hard because it’s really important to understand that healing isn’t just something that you can wish into existence in your body.  There are specific action items that you and I can do to receive our healing.

Jesus has done all that He will ever do to heal us when He went to the cross. That means if we want to be healed and aren’t seeing it happen in our lives then WE must be doing something wrong. 

Scriptural Proof

If you’re like me, you want to see where it says this in THE WORD which is what really matters.  In Proverbs 18:14 we see that the spirit of man sustains his infirmity.

14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

Proverbs 18:14 KJV

The same idea is conveyed just a few verses before in Proverbs 17:22.

22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Proverbs 17:22 KJV

We don’t have time to go too in depth with what a “merry heart” is, but in short.  

A merry heart is a heart that is overflowing with THE WORD of God because you have continuously been meditating on, confessing and allowing your heart to bubble over with the Word of the God.  This is otherwise known as joy.

It’s your job to “medicate” your body by allowing your heart to overflow with the Word.

Just like medicine that we would take from the doctor we are supposed to continuously medicate ourselves with God’s Word.  

Just like medicine that we would take from the doctor we are supposed to continuously medicate ourselves with God’s Word.  

Note: This is the key to continuous health and not just sometimes healing.

Our text for today expresses this quite clearly when it says that it’s “health to all their flesh”.  The margin says that it’s medicine to all their flesh.  

What I’m saying is that when we fill ourselves with the Word of God and allow it to flow out of us we are medicating our bodies with the cure to sickness. 

As I end this post, I want to give you a few very practical action steps to keep you living in health every single day.

#1 KEEP the Word in your heart by reading & studying it EVERY SINGLE DAY

Our text says in Proverbs 4:21…

“Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.”

It’s clearly saying that there is a correlation between looking at the Word and keeping the Word in your heart.  If you aren’t looking at the Word, then you aren’t keeping it in your heart. 

Example: Think about your car’s alternator

Think about your car.  It has an alternator that translates the movement of your car’s wheels into electricity that will eventually charge your car battery.  If your alternator goes out, it’s not going to keep charging the battery as you’re moving and pretty soon when something causes you to stop, you won’t be able to get going again… 

Keep yourself moving forward with God – don’t lose your alternator (your personal time with God)

The same thing happens when we are going through life!

If you are going through life and you’ve neglected your alternator (aka your personal prayer time with Jesus), then when something happens and causes you to stop it’s going to be very hard for you to keep going because your batter (spirit) is drained.

Things happen (period).  We might stumble or someone might be less than kind to us and give us an opportunity to stop or quit.  

Just like Samson who didn’t realize God was gone until He tried to step out, you too can end up getting your battery (spirit) so drained that you don’t know you need a charge until you step out and nothing works! 

Studying your Bible is like the alternator of that car.  It keeps your battery (spirit) charged with the life and electric power of the Spirit and will keep the life of God giving you medication for your flesh. 

#2 Look at it EVERY DAY

Yes we already covered this but it’s THAT important.  If you don’t believe me just look at this…

8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Joshua 1:8-9 KJV

This also dispels the lukewarm idea that you should just “find a few minutes” to spend with God if that’s all you have. 

By all means start there.  But don’t STAY there.  You’re in a relationship with God.  If you started dating someone and give them the same amount of attention (or less) 30 years into your relationship as you did when you first started dating, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG. 

The same goes for your relationship with Christ. 

#3 Confess it OUT LOUD

I know a lot of people who would want to argue with this statement because it’s uncomfortable if you aren’t used to it, but here’s the thing. Just like we saw in our text today…

20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

Proverbs 4:20 KJV

You have to be HEARING it.  What better way to hear it than to say it yourself.  This does a very important thing. 

It focuses your attention. 

When YOU are saying it and you aren’t just listening to it on a podcast or on your TV, then you are having to engage your brain.

#4 Protect your heart

See The Human Spirit MUST be Guarded Diligently for a more in-depth study on this topic.

Protecting your heart is extremely important.  What you’re full of WILL come splashing out when your bucket gets bumped.  That’s the WHOLE POINT.  

We want to make sure that we aren’t undoing all the good we’ve done by turning around and listening to unbelief.  

Example: Working out to Eat Bad

Ok so think about it like this.  You just woke up early, ran 4 miles, took a cold shower, ate your breakfast and then decided to sit on the couch the rest of the day and eat potato chips and pizza. 

Spiritually we do the same thing when we wake up, confess scriptures over ourselves, read and study our Bible and then watch TV for 4 hours. 

That’s not an exaggeration either.  According to one study by Statista the average adult American watches around 4 hours of TV per day.

We fill ourselves with what God says for a few minutes or maybe an hour and then all the music, TV, video games, books, magazines and even people around us dump doubt, unbelief and negativity into our lives and hearts. 

This is a recipe for disaster spiritually speaking.  

Now don’t take this to the extreme.  We aren’t saying that all TV is bad, but your time spent with God should at least be equal to the time you spend on fleshly things.  

If you truly want to live in victory, the time you sow to the spirit HAS to be more than the time you sow to your flesh. 

8 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.

Galatians 6:8 KJV

TRUST ME I don’t like hearing that any more than you do, but it’s the truth. 

Wrapping things up

Ok so that was a lot!  But I hope I at least gave you some things to think about.  The truth is that we all have room to grow in these areas and no one is perfect, but the more we can keep the Word of God in our lives the better our health is going to be – period. 

I’m not saying there won’t be attacks or opportunities, but I am saying that when they come you’ll be ready to handle them not from your flesh or mind, but from the overflow of the Word stored in your spirit. 

When your bucket gets bumped, what you’re full of WILL splash out. Make sure you’re full of the Word and you have nothing to worry about.

Thank You!

I appreciate you staying to the end of this blog post. I want to ask a favor of you. Please take the time to write a comment below with something the Lord spoke to you about on this blog post. You never know if that thing could help someone else searching for answers too.

If you have questions or need prayer for anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out either in the comments section below or by emailing [email protected].