Series 1: God’s Plan for Natural Healing
The scripture says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” – Hosea 4: 6.
A lack of knowledge based on truth is accountable for much of the untold sufferings and miseries of humanity.
The fundamental principle of true healing consists of a return to natural habits of living. These natural healing techniques as contained in the Bible, Qur’an and Nature; will save money, sufferings and often, premature death.
In Genesis, Chapter 1 verse 11, it is written, “And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself upon the earth’, and it was so.” And in verse 29 of the same chapter, “And God said, ‘Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth.”
In the same book of Genesis, Chapter 3 verse 18, it is written, “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee, and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.” In the book of Ezekiel Chapter 47 verse 12, it is written, “And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all the trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed; it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary; and the fruit therefore shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine”. Similarly, in Romans Chapter 14 verse 12, it is written, “For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.”
The wiser-than-all-kings, Solomon discovered the gift of herbal healing and possessed knowledge of the various species growing in Judea, Samaria, Galilee, Phoenicia and Lebanon. The aromatic herb of the genus Hyssopus was first used medicinally by Solomon. No wonder, the Hyssop twigs are used till today during the purification rituals of the Hebraic liturgy, as mentioned in Psalm 51 verse 7, which says:
“Purge me with Hyssop and I will be clean, wash me and I will be whiter than snow”
Also, in the Gospel of Saint Matthew, Chapter 2 verse 11, it is narrated that the infant Jesus was presented with gold, frankincense and myrrh, by the wise men as He laid in his manger in Bethlehem. The latter two gifts are herbal products of spiritual value. Similarly, a mixture of the herb Aloe vera and myrrh was used to wrap and embalm the body of Jesus, in accordance with Jewish burial customs, as documented in John chapter 19 verses 39-40.
Furthermore, Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Chapter 22 verses 1 and 2 says,
“And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of nations.”
Similarly, the Holy Qur’an makes reference to the virtues of plants and the vegetal resources existing on earth, as sustenance for God’s servants (Sura 36: 33-35; Sura 50: 9-11 and Sura 79: 30-33).
From the above examples, it is obvious that there is a wonderful science in nature, in trees, herbs, roots and flowers, which man has never yet fathomed. God has provided a remedy for every disease that might afflict us. Satan cannot afflict anyone with any disease for which God has not provided a remedy.
It should be clearly understood that the greater the magnitude of sinful acts, atrocities, ignorance and negligence of man associated with the occurrence of a disease, the greater the severity of the problems and hence the more difficult it would be to find a lasting solution through the conventional medical practices. In such situations, a combination of natural care, spiritual counseling and prayer can be of enormous help.