the health message

Jesus said “I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly” – (John 10:10). It is through this gift of life that we are more than conquerors in this world. And this is the great purpose of HIS sacrifice and for revealing to us his mes- sage on health reform. We shall have life more abundantly if we accept HIM and his sacrifice for us but also HIS great message of grace and mercy in health reform.

So, what is the health reform message?!

Simply put, it is an important principle of the gospel message. Inspiration writes, “The health reform is one branch of the great work which is to fit a people for the coming of the Lord. It is as closely connected with the third angel’s message as the hand is with the body”. Additionally, “Health reform is to stand out more prominently in the proclamation of the third angel’s message. The principles of health reform are found in the word of God. The gospel of health is to be firmly linked with the ministry of the word. It is the Lord’s design that the restoring influence of health reform shall be a part of the last great effort to proclaim the gospel message.”

One can see that the health message is tied to the gospel to be preached to the world in tying it to the third angel’s message (Rev. 14v9-12). The everlasting gospel is manifested in the three angel’s messages—the message to be carried by the GOD’s people. As we are all given the great commission to teach and preach the gospel to all nations, it is important to firstly accept the health message and secondly, to teach it to others.

GOD aims to heal all nations through his gospel— saving us from sin and its results in diseases and ultimately death. Thus, the health message is part in the principle of the gospel in saving souls! Consider this quote from the pen of inspiration, “I have been instructed that we are not to delay to do the work that needs to be done in health reform lines. Through this work we are to reach souls in the high- ways and the byways.

Furthermore, the testimonies state, “For years the Lord has been calling the attention of His people to health reform. This is one of the great branches of the work of preparation for the coming of the Son of man”. It is truly a message to prepare us for the second coming of our Lord and for Heaven! The health message is of great importance, especially in these last days. It is to prepare a people physically, mentally but most importantly, spiritually. Accepting the message is paramount to a life or death decision!

Indeed, the health message is to point us back to GOD in highlighting HIS physical laws of the human body in correlation to HIS moral Laws. The pen of inspiration states, “It is as truly a sin to violate the laws of our being as it is to break the ten commandments. To do either is to break God’s laws. Those who transgress the law of God in their physical organism, will be inclined to violate the law of God spoken from Sinai.

The Lord lived a sinless life to encourage and empower us to do the same. The health message is thus important in creating a victorious, triumphant church “without spot or blemish” (Eph. 5v27).

The health message is certainly a timely one to prepare a people who will stand before GOD and live. It is present truth! As GOD’s chosen people, we should make in our business to not only know it but to wholly adopt it.

There are several pneumonic highlighting the principles of the health mes- sage such as GOD’S PLAN, NEW START, CREATION, etc. These principles will be highlighted more in-depth in future issues. While it may seem challenging in learning and adopting these principles, it is essential that we go to the Source for strength and encouragement in this undertaking through prayer. For as it is written, “The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much” (James 5v16) and “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phil. 4v13).

Written by Marvin Randall, MD

“I came into the SDA faith in 2016 and from the very begining
GOD has impressed upon me the importance of HIS health message. My aim is to use the knowledge and experience GOD has imparted to me regarding health and the human body to spread HIS Gospel. My mission is to lead others to health the way GOD intended but ultimately to everlasting life”

– Marvin Randall ([email protected])

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