Jun 5, 2017

Plans for Peace - Part 1 - By Pat Stanton

The Word of God shows that we can have spiritual and mental wholeness. Mark 5:15 gives the end results of the Lord's ministry to the Gadarene demoniac. "And they came to Jesus and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind..."

Luke 5:11-32 also shows a man who was oppressed by the devil and yet would not be considered as a "mental case" by today's standard. Yet he was oppressed and tempted by spirits of lust, greed, and rebellion.

Verse 17, 18 states, "And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,..."

The Word of God says that we can have mental health if we follow the principles that the Lord gave for our well-being.  We must heed the words of Christ:

1.  "Don't worry, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be known unto God..." (Philippians 4:6).

2. "That ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service" (Romans 12:1).

3.  "And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and accectable, and perfect will of God" (Romans 12:2).