#40: Spiritual Roots of Sickness

June 19, 2021

Every weakness, dis-ease and sickness in the body has, at its foundation, a spiritual root.

Did you know that? But we aren’t talking about this in the Church today because we don’t want to “make” people feel guilty or to think that we’re “blaming” them for being unwell.

The truth is that dis-ease in the body comes from misalignment in our triune being — spirit, soul and body. This may seem like an oversimplification to you since dis-eases can be overwhelming and severe with disastrous results, but it’s really not. The concept itself is simple; it’s the walking out of the process of realignment and staying on truth in faith that’s tough.

And what’s even harder is tearing down the strongholds of familiar, generational lies that drive some of the deepest spiritual roots found underneath sickness and dis-ease in the body. But, here’s the thing:

When the Blood of Jesus is involved, these seemingly difficult or even impossible things become possible and doable in the power of the Spirit. And there are things we can do to get realigned and to overcome the “inevitable” fruit that is born into the body out of these tainted spiritual roots. As we step into this process and see realignment come, we will also start to see a more robust health — and even supernatural healing — flowing through the body fairly quickly.

So if this is something you just know you’ve got to get breakthrough in, I want you to lean in to this episode. Grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How scripture provides a basis for the truth that all weakness, sickness and dis-ease in the body has a spiritual root or roots underneath it;
  • Why we’re not talking about this in the Church today (to our detriment);
  • Some examples of how spiritual roots produce distinct types of weakness, sickness and dis-ease n the body;
  • And 6 steps we can start doing today to apply this knowledge to get freedom from these spiritual roots and their power they wield to drive weakness, sickness and dis-ease in the body.

Scripture References mentioned in this episode:

John 5:14 —
Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.”

Deuteronomy 5:9-10 —
You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

John 9:1-3 —
As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.

Links to Resources Mentioned in This Episode

If you’d like to continue with me as we explore The Truth About Health and Healing with our church community, REVIVE Church of Tampa, join The ROCC and dig in with us with intention. We stream live on Fridays at 7pm and Sundays at 10am and 11am, all times Eastern.

Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.

REVIVE Church of Tampa

REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:

Live Services – Fridays at 7pm ET and Sundays at 11am ET

If you’re interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:

The ROCC: REVIVE Online Campus Community

About this podcast:

Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.

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