God Will Rebuild Quadriplegics

Quite a statement. And strangely enough, it comes from Joni Eareckson Tada (MP3 and transcript), who is still a quadriplegic, and isn’t talking about her future. What is she talking about?

How about Jesus in Matthew 13:15: “For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes–so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them.'”

Joni Eareckson Tada is talking about heart and soul. About receiving God’s joy, happiness and contentment.

Jesus is talking about spiritual healing–giving us eternal life, which is knowing God and Jesus Christ (John 17:3), and being at peace with God by His forgiveness through believing in His death and resurrection, even though we’re sinners and deserve His wrath, much less being in His presence.

Certainly God heals physically all the time. When on earth Jesus healed physically nearly everywhere He went. These were called signs and wonders to point us to His authority to forgive our sins and heal us spiritually, forever.

Many have the priorities backwards. How much more important it is for Joni Eareckson Tada to be healed spiritually, as great as it would be for her to be healed physically, whether miraculously from God or miraculously through medical science. Hopefully it will happen.

Because of living with mental health difficulties, chronic fatigue and chronic pain, I can especially understand how my mind and body are “wasting away” at an accelerated rate but I’m “being renewed day by day”, as we all are. (2 Corinthians 4:16 TNIV)

I pray for physical and ‘mental’ healing, but spend so much more time praying for all of the ways I can be healed spiritually. That’s something that could be spent all day, every day on. This is something God is doing at, I know, a much more accelerated rate than if I didn’t suffer from these things. I’m not yet ready to call it a gift, as I’ve read some older and mature suffering Christians do, but I can call it an opportunity. I pray that someday I will be mature enough and that God’s joy will outweigh the suffering so much that I can call it a gift. When it’s at its worst, it’s difficult to think of it positively at all, although I thank God for what He’ll do through it (Romans 8:28-29; James 1:2-8).

Those who concentrate on and promise physical healing, possibly thwarting God’s will, especially if you give them money, should be mocked, discredited and excommunicated. They are deluded and have no business preaching and teaching because they don’t know the first things about what Jesus is about. They should be sent to an island with only the Bible, for their own good, and not let out. It’s what people desperately want, understandably, but these heretics don’t show them the value of spiritual healing. And people in their denominations or circles don’t speak out against them enough. Giving “seed money” to be healed or having to speak in tongues in order to be saved isn’t seen as a bad thing in some of these circles either.

Real life is spiritual. Let’s keep our eyes on it and want it more than anything.

Colossians 3:1-3 ESV
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  2  Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.  3  For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ISV
Tell those who are rich in this age not to be arrogant and not to place their confidence in anything as uncertain as riches. Instead, let them place their confidence in God, who lavishly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good actions, to be generous, and to share. 19 By doing this they store up a treasure for themselves that is a good foundation for the future, so that they can keep their hold on the life that is real.

4 Responses to “God Will Rebuild Quadriplegics”

  1. 1 Terri Stair

    Can I just have a transcript please? Thank you! And bless you all! Hope you feel better and we will be praying for you!

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    Hi. If you go to that link, the transcript is right on that page below the video. It can be confusing. I prefer the transcripts too.

  3. 3 Scripture Zealot

    And thank you for the prayers.

  4. 4 Scripture Zealot

    Let me give you the link too in case you didn’t notice it.

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