Faith Supports Your Spiritual Immune System
“By faith Abraham, when he was put to the test [while the testing of his faith was still in progress], had already brought Isaac for an offering; he who had gladly received and welcomed [God's] promises was ready to sacrifice his only son.” (Hebrews 11:17, AMP)
The spiritual realm and the physical realm both operate according to certain laws and principles. Fire or heat will raise the temperature of water and at 212 degrees will cause it to boil and produce steam. Stress and physical exertion will raise our heart rate, respiration rate and blood pressure. Physical injuries to the body make us more susceptible to illness. Our bodies are made up of a highly complex and sophisticated immune system that is designed to defend us against millions of bacteria, microbes, viruses, toxins and parasites that try to invade our body and destroy our health every day.
In a similar fashion, in the spiritual realm, our spirit is protected by our faith.
As Christians, we must realize that when we are tempted, face trials or difficulties, or encounter attacks by Satan, our faith activates our spiritual immune system and goes on the defensive to protect us. The key to having a high concentration of faith and strong spiritual immune system is the Word of God. Think of it this way, the Word of God produces “faith cells.” Failure to plant God’s Word in your heart and mind reduces the number of faith cells. Small amounts of the Word result in a low level of faith cells. In contrast, high doses of the Word produce high levels of faith cells. Our faith cells operate like our white blood cells in our body. They identify and eliminate demonic spirits either by attacking them directly or by engulfing them and causing them to flee.
We must develop a habit of studying and meditating on God’s Word and spending regular time in prayer to ensure that we have high levels of faith cells and a healthy spiritual immune system. Child of God, ask God to diagnose the strength of your spiritual health. Spend time with Him in prayer and in His Word to ensure that your faith is strong and that you are ready to face the enemy!
Lord, thank You for the power of Your Living Word. Give me the desire to study and meditate on Your Word and obey You so that my faith may be strong and able to pass every test by the enemy. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.