Walking in Divine Health- Boyace Van Harlan Jr., PhD

Walking in Divine Health- Boyace Van Harlan Jr., PhD

 

 

 

ImageMark 6:56

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56 And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.

Jesus Christ, the son of God, is the bread of life! There is healing in His body. When Jesus spoke to His disciples and said to them take, eat, this is my body. There is healing in the body!  The sick had only touch what was touching Him and they received their healing.

Matthew 26:26

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26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

Beloved we need to start confessing that Jesus is the true bread from heaven who took our sicknesses so that we could walk in divine health! He took our diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease so that we could walk in divine health.

Luke 6:19

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19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

Let us touch the body of Christ through His Holy Communion, through His Holy Word daily and live!

Insomnia Linked to Sleep Apnea? – Boyace Van Harlan Jr., PhD

BrainInsomnia Linked to Sleep Apnea? – Boyace Van Harlan Jr., PhD

A study published in the December 2012 issue of Sleep suggests nighttime awakenings experienced by people with chronic insomnia might be caused by sleep breathing problems.

The Sleep and Human Health Institute (SHHI) in Albuquerque, NM, conducted the study on 20 patients who met diagnostic criteria for an insomnia disorder, denied having any classic symptoms of sleep disordered breathing. Patients in the study disclosed that awakenings, which cause or contribute to their insomnia, were usually caused by stress, nightmares, trips to the bathroom, racing thoughts, physical discomfort, worries, anxiety, or unknown reasons. When diagnostic polysomnography tests were conducted on each of the 20 patients, 478 of 531 (90%) total objective awakenings for these patients were directly preceded by sleep breathing events. Only 10% of awakenings were caused by non-breathing factors (leg jerks, laboratory interaction, or spontaneous). Of the 478 breathing-related awakenings, 30 resulted in an awakening interval greater than 5 minutes, a duration that increases the likelihood of an insomnia episode. All 30 of these extended awakenings were preceded by a breathing event.

Know Thyself- Boyace Van Harlan Jr., PhD

imagesCA74NHOJRomans 7:15

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15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

I just finished reading an interesting book entitled ‘Why Good People Do Bad Things Understanding Our Darker Selves by James Hollis, PhD.  In the book, Dr. Hollis asks the poignant question ‘why there is often a split between our intentions and our outcomes. It is very easy to take the path of Adam and Eve and start the blame game. We can all shout ‘the devil made me do it’! It is much wiser however to take a deep look into ourselves and see as Pogo once stated ‘we have found the enemy an it is us’. The human psyche is not a single, unitary, or unified thing, as the ego wants to believe. It is diverse, multiplicitous, and divided… always divided.

‘Each person is a world, peopled by blind creatures in dim revolt against the I, the king, who rules them’ – Gunnar Ekelof

My personal meditation today has been Romans 7:15. Paul states: For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.  It is an interesting fact that  ultimately whatever remains unconscious will continue to manifest in our lives. When we dare take the journey within and take a good look at the complexity which we call self; we suddenly realize that indeed the human psyche is not a single, unitary, or unified thing, as the ego wants to believe. It is diverse, multiplicitous, and divided… always divided. If we can make conscious that which is unconscious; if we name the devil he has to flee! The secret of the universe imparted by Hermes Trimegistus (Thrice-Greatest) in ancient Egypt is that things above are copies of things below and the way up and the way down are the same. Much of what runs our lives operates outside the sphere of consciousness.  If we dare take this journey could it be that we could unlock the root cause of much sickness?

Could pathology be found to be a symbolic expression of what was darkly denied by conscious life?

When to Cry out and When to Stand in God’s Authority- Boyace Van Harlan Jr., PhD

how-to-apply-makeup-for-black-women[1]When to Cry out and When to Stand in God’s Authority- Boyace Van Harlan Jr., PhD

Exodus 14:15-16

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15 And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

Beloved, there is a time to cry out to God and then there is a time to take the authority that God has given us and stretch out our hands and to speak out boldly what God has already established. I believe that most of us have forgotten that God has given power of attorney to speak and declare is the name of Jesus what He has already established.

Over 3,500 years ago God’s people trembled. Behind them, the most powerful army in the world pursued them; in front of them, the Red Sea. There they were in a tight spot! Are you in a tight spot today? By following the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night, by listening to God they land in one of the most militarily indefensible positions of all time. Military history records the stories of many generals who foolishly placed their armies in hopeless situations, but none was ever more hopeless than this. Think about Napoleon at Waterloo. What about General Custer’s last stand? What has the Lord done? Our problem is that we judge the Lord by circumstances.   As we stand with Israel by the Red Sea, is He exposing your heart and mine?

What has the Lord done? A question we must face, and our answer begins right where our text does – our situation needs revelation. Our God is still supreme and regardless of the situation He is still in control. But there’s also the testing of God’s people which exposes their hearts. As Warren Buffet is quoted as saying: ‘when the tide rolls in we find out who is swimming naked’!

Moses is a covenant mediator. He represents God to his people and the people to God. Look at verse 15. Immediately after Moses rebukes God’s people for their complaining, the Lord speaks to him sharply: “Why do you cry to me?” Wait a minute, you say. When did Moses cry out in complaint? He didn’t. But as the people’s representative he is identified with their guilt, he even bears it. The main point here is that God wanted Moses to take his authority to stretch out what was in his hand and to boldly declare what God had already promised.

This was not the time to cry out but to take authority. Beloved, we must learn the difference! In Matthew 10:8 we are commanded to heal the sick! Not pray for them, visit them, but heal them!

Matthew 10:8

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Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Saints lets stand in the authority of God!

Matthew 28:18-19

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18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Lord Lead Us is Our Cry!- Boyace Van Harlan Jr., PhD

images[4]Lord, Lead Us- Boyace Van Harlan Jr., PhD

 

 

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6:13

The father breathed that to my sin sick heart on this morning while preparing for work and out of that came this revelation. My heart cried out to God! Father lead us not into temptation!

Lead us not into temptation…what a paradoxical request! The Bible clearly teaches us that God does not tempt man.

James 1:13

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13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

We are tempted the Bible tells us when we are baited and lured by our own lusts!

James 1:14-15

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14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

The Greek word for temptation in Matthew 6:13 in the New Testament is peirasmos which literally means adversity (that which is moving or working in an opposite direction). It comes from the root word peirazo which means to test, to entice, to examine.

The point here is that the trial, adversity, in itself may present an occasion to sin. Anyone who truly loves the Lord feels remorse and guilt with even the thought of sinning against a holy and righteous God. This request then is actually a ‘crying out’ because the redeemed heart despises and fears sin so much that we would rather avoid sin than defeat it! It is the same cry of our Savior when he cried to the father ‘Let this cup pass from me’! In the Gospel of St. Luke the Bible talks about individuals who, “… in the time of temptation fall away.

Luke 8:13

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13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

The Greek word for time here is the word “kairos” which means a fixed or special time, and is the main word translated in the New Testament for ‘season’. Beloved, now more than ever believers need to be steadfast, and immovable! Let us stand with our God. Let us go through and bear up like good soldiers!