Health is one of the most important issues of a human life. Without good health, no matter how much money we have, the money is meaningless; for the money will be spent in the attempt to attain good health.
Remembering that GOD does not change, GOD is no respecter of persons, and all the promises of GOD are yes and amen in Christ Jesus . . .
Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever.
Act 10:34-35 Then Peter opened his mouth and said, Truly I see that God is no respecter of persons;
35 but in every nation he who fears Him and works righteousness is accepted with Him.
2Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God by us.
. . . we must understand that the Apostle John wrote by inspiration of Holy Spirit:
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Let’s look at 3 John 1:2 with its definitions to get a better understanding of what Holy Spirit is saying through the Apostle John.
Beloved (dearly loved [of GOD]), I wish (I greatly desire) above (through, across, beyond) all things (all things, every thing) that thou (that you [singular]) mayest prosper (are helped on the road, succeed in reaching, succeed in business affairs) and (and also) be in health (have sound health, be well in body), even as (just as, inasmuch as) thy (your [singular]) soul (psuche, breath, spirit, soul [human individual soul]; as different from pnuema [current of air, breath, spirit, soul, that part of man that is of the Spirit of GOD, spirit man, inner man]) prospereth (are helped on the road, succeed in reaching, succeed in business affairs).
As this applies to our health, Holy Spirit is saying through the Apostle John to us:
Beloved, I greatly desire above and through all things in this life that each one of you live in sound health even as your soul is helped along the way and reaches success in the things of the Kingdom Of GOD.
Put another way, Holy Spirit greatly desires each one of us to live in good health according to how our soul (mind, will, and emotions)(we, individually) succeeds in growing and maturing according to the WORD Of GOD (the Way of the Kingdom Of GOD).
In simpler terms, our (own individual) health is to be a physical mirror of the health of our (own individual) soul, prospering in body, as we prosper (live in and according to) in the Ways of the Kingdom Of GOD.
Many will take exception to the following statement, and many will argue against almost everything said on this site concerning our physical health and how our physical, mental, and emotional health is very often a corresponding reflection of our spiritual state and how each of us submits on an intimate, personal level to the Kingdom (Rule and Reign) Of GOD and His Righteousness.
We must NEVER allow ourselves to use the physical, mental, or emotional condition of another to affect how we see them; for every one is a dearly beloved person created to be the image and likeness of Almighty GOD, our Abba Father. If we see anyone other than through the eyes of the Love of GOD, we ourselves are falling short and in need of repentance.
We must rather look at ourselves and search out the spiritual roots that are producing the fruit that is being displayed in our own body, mind, and emotions; and we must do so according to the Holy Spirit and grace of Almighty GOD. At the very least, we will learn to walk more circumspect and closer to our Abba Father.
There are a number of people who have been doing research in this area for a number of decades, and some of their work will be cited on this website.
1. All Holy Scripture is given in the King James Version, 1769. Bold emphasis is added.
2. Definitions are taken from Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.