For Healing, All Three Areas Must Change: Spirit Soul and Body 

By Emily Dotson

By telling all that I did in 1983, when I regained my health and came back from near death from lupus, hopefully I may help someone. After my spirit was healed by confessing healing promises from my KJV Bible, then nutrition had a big part in helping to restore my body.  I changed my bad eating habits and supplemented my diet with natural vitamins as well, after my good nutrition doctor advised me to do so.

Though I attacked lupus from both the 'spirit and the physical-realm', it took one year to turn my health around, as I was so near death. God's Word healed my spirit, therefore it started my soul on a search that changed my negative medical report. At last, my covenant promises had started my 'mental-health' on my way to recovery.

Yet, I knew my body must be taken better care of, or else, my weakened immune system would cause my body to malfunction and drag my spirit back down. I knew no one is helped that is unwilling to change their mind and their ways. Nothing can change our mind like God's promises, so I started in Psalm 91 and began claiming my Covenant promises.  Then slowly I began exercising to rebuild my muscle tone. I was more dead than alive, yet I turned my health around. So can you also if you are alive.

This article only scratches the surface of the many ways to restore your health. I am not a certified nutritionist, and you do not need one to seek help, as I found information to rebuild my physically weakened body by studying nutrition. My health climbed for a while when I took good nutrition, and then, down again I went, because I would catch a contagious virus going around. I did not know my problem back then, but now I can inform you, so that you do not get attacks like I endured, because I did not know how to care for my triune being of 'my spirit,' 'my soul,' and, 'body.'

God made us a three-part being, in His Image.  He is a three part being. He is: (1) Father God, (2) God manifest as Jesus, and He is (3) The Holy Spirit. We are: (1), a spirit, just as is God a Spirit. (2) We have a (soul,) containing, mind, will and intellect. (3) We have a (physical body) as to contact others. However, angels are spirits, without physical bodies; they can be with us, but unless God opens our spirit eyes we cannot see, or touch them, as they have no form of body to touch them as we have.

Though we are a spirit, we must deal with our body, as well, as our spirit rules our body, as Proverbs says, "A broken spirit who can bear?"  The spirit of a man is a candle (or a light). Our spirit candle must always be lit to shine brightly, or else, our mental soul and our body will get weary.  Our spirit has 'a mind' to know happiness or sorrow, just as our intellect has 'a mind' to make our decisions with.
Jesus said that man cannot live by bread alone. Though as important as nutrition is for our body, yet, we must deal with 'our spirit, plus our soulish mind, and body. So we change in three areas: How we 'act', how we 'think', and how we 'eat'. So, if one part of our three-part-being is fragmented and not in harmony with the other two parts, then, that will upset our entire physical body's very delicate system.

God said that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. We aren't made to carry weights of worry. Jesus said to cast our cares on Him, as He cares for us. Worry or stress is proven to kill, as it destroys the body. So first, we must cast our cares on Jesus and let Him deal with them. Next, we must train our mind to think godly thoughts by reading the Bible, as Jesus said that we cannot live by bread alone.

Here is how I made my change: I read Psalms 91 to the end and I claimed my long life promise in the last verse, as it tells us that God will satisfy and show us His salvation. Salvation means, for our spirit, soul, and body. Therefore, we are satisfied to live a long, healthy life if we follow God's Laws.  Also, I read and obeyed Joshua 1:8; so, I stayed on target, as to obey this makes us successful in everything.  Then, at the health-food store I inquired of a nutritionist about what nutrition would benefit me.

I changed my diet and ate right. I took vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, as food today is void of the nutritional value of foods our ancestors ate, because of polluted soil, air, and water from factory fallout, etc. Food today is harvested days and weeks before it's eaten, so it's basically nutrition-void of the food straight from a garden.  I had tried living on store-bought foods and almost died. I had thought if I ate a variety of foods that I would be healthy, but I was not. Then, I supplemented my diet and enforced God's Word on the enemy and in one year, I was healed of lupus, and am still healthy.

My article is here to create hunger, so you will seek for health answers. I do not say that my information will be your answer. So, ask God for wisdom concerning your problem. My article is meant to inform you of things you can do to change and turn your health around, just as I turned my life and health from defeat to victory in 1983.

Nothing is too hard for God, but faith must accept Him and His promises. He will not go beyond our faith level.  He made us free moral agents, with free will, mind and emotions.  He can't violate our free will. Make up your mind to cooperate with His plan.  He wishes above all things that you prosper and be in health (3 John 1:2).

I will soon have my second website called "Emily's Nutrition Corner." See you there. Read my articles and get your spirit healed first.  Then, take care of your body and ask yourself, "Would Jesus eat this kind of food?" If not, why do you?" Your body is God's temple if you are born again, so treat it well.  As long as there is life, there's hope in the Lord, and in His Word. God bless you!  'Emily'

Emily Dotson was supernaturally healed of lupus. Now she teaches others how to overcome disease through the power of God. Visit her web site at

Scripture taken from the King James Version or New King James Version. Copyright 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.



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