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Remove taxes from all medical equipment

Published:Monday | November 2, 2015 | 11:00 AM

Nobody likes or wants to be sick, but as life happens - and technology and global pollution increase - things get more difficult, stress intensifies and our health comes under great attack from all angles.

The question is, are all parties in the health industry - especially pharmacologists and research scientists - more interested in treating rather than curing?

Health services are among the most lucrative industries, and the most political. In fact, this is an issue I have been speaking on for years. Even prophecies God has given to help individuals and nations, as well as His recommendations, have been ignored.

At the rate we are going, only the rich will be able to be offered health care.

God wants us to be healed more than we desire to be healed; so much so, that while Christ was on earth, it was his number one ministry.

"When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him, and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them." (Luke 4: 40)

He even commanded the Church to ensure that healing be their number one priority (Mark 16: 18; Luke 9:1). God even gives the gift of healing to individuals for them to administer to those who are sick. He created plants, leaves and herbs for mankind's health.

With the amount of money each person spends during his/her lifetime to deal with the common cold alone, they could make Forbes' list of billionaires. The greatest wealth transfer from the rich to the poor is in the area of health - and this is the area wherein God wants to do His greatest work. This is why the Church should no longer be afraid of the media, theologians, the medical sector and heretics to carry out the healing ministry.

The very symbol used in the global medical field - the two serpents and the rod - is inspired by Numbers 21 and John 8: 36. Further to this, it was Jesus who died for us to receive healing.

Healing is not for the logical. You can be given several instructions -like Naaman received to dip seven times; or like the woman who was operating in a broken health system, but was forced to change her mindset in order to receive her healing as she put her faith totally in God.

 

MANY WAYS TO BE HEALED

 

There are many ways God can heal us - through surgery, advice of medical doctors, through the laying on of hands by praying elders and mothers in the church (James 5: 13- 8). God can allow medicine to be used, He can heal you supernaturally; He can use bushes and plants (II Kings 20); He can instruct us to fast for healing - three-day or seven-day fasting. We can be healed by giving to the poor. Many doctors speak about the power and benefits of fasting. However, consult your doctor before engaging in a fast.

Additionally, you can anoint yourself with oil - as is found in Exodus 15: 26. God promises physical, emotional and spiritual healing. One of His names is Jehovah Rophe, which means 'God is our Healer'. You can also receive your healing as you forgive! Wherever the greatest problem lies is where the greatest solution will be found.

Revelation 22: 1-2 and Ezekiel 47: 12 let us know that the fruits and leaves of the tree are for the healing of nations. The Caribbean, Africa and other poorer nations need to open their eyes and begin to put plans in place - building labs, engage in increased agriculture, acquire machines, remove taxes from all medical equipment which will create many jobs for the regions. There will be great regret if we don't put these in place.

The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal regarding good health and well-being is one which countries need to work on achieving, which will ultimately make a positive contribution to poverty eradication.

- Steve Lyston is a biblical economics consultant and author of several books, including 'End Time Finance' and 'The New Millionaire'.