My understanding of biology is pretty primitive, but I am going to float a model and see if I get piled on by the scientists and doctors in our midst.
Broadly speaking, each cell was made to participate in exchange. A cell receives something of value from the surrounding ecosystem, converts it to something of greater value to the ecosystem.
Broadly speaking, cancer cells receive and consume. They exploit the assets of the rest of the body to build their own empire at the expense of the health of the person.
I share that because it seems to fit the picture of an Egyptian Curse. When the Hebrews were in the brickyards, they were building for the benefit of the Egyptians and were not permitted to participate much in the benefit of their labor.
If we embrace that picture, then chemo therapy becomes an interesting picture. It is, at the end of the day, just a fancy word for poison. You poison the body to try to kill more bad cells than good cells. As one friend said, “Surviving cancer is no big deal. Surviving cancer treatment is a real big deal!”
The dream treatment in oncology is to be able to target the cancer cells while doing the least damage to the rest of the body. That is part of the premise of radiation – you can point at a specific spot and not have to make the whole body toxic.
So I wonder what would happen if someone invoked the ten plagues as a model for chemo. For the final seven plagues, God targeted the Egyptians with ruthless death and destruction, while exempting the Hebrews from the death. Science has not been able to focus the chemo on just the cancerous cells, but I know God can.
If any of your friends are enduring chemo at present, why don’t you call their spirit to attention, explain the concept and encourage their spirit to partner with the Holy Spirit to funnel the chemo to the areas where it is needed instead of the whole body.
Obviously we can’t watch the process while it is going on to see what the changes are after that prayer, but if a person is already in the middle of the treatment and has a baseline, I would expect that they would have far fewer side effects when the poison is being concentrated in the right place.
This is clearly just one of my half baked potatoes. Listen to your spirit and the Holy Spirit to see if it is even a road you should go down, but if you do, let me know the results – even if there is no change at all.
Copyright January 2016 by Arthur Burk
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