Over the course of the last two-plus years, one of the things that I learned about being purified is the event that I thought I needed healing from was the single event that brought everything to the surface bringing my life to a head. That single event caused an explosion to occur or simply put, caused everything to burst open that I had buried on the inside of my body.
Imagine having toxins flowing through your body and no outlet to be released. An ensuing infection starts to manifest in your body. As the body’s natural response to the toxins causing the infection is to ward it off. In this response, the infection gathers in an area of the body creating a boil (abscess). Signified by a round encapsulated red lump, then filled with pus as white blood cells rush in to fight the infection (Web-MD).
If you ever had a boil, then you know you can feel the pressure surrounding your skin as it begins to grow. It causes the area to be tender and painful until the pus is released. Just recently, I had one around my nose. I felt the pain before it ever formed or saw it.
The day it formed a head, I applied a warm compress to it. I saw the pus rush to the surface. As painful as it was, I took two fingers and pressed on it. Pus went everywhere, an explosion from the release of pressure. The infection finally had an outlet, a place to be released.
You may think, Brandy, did you have to be that descriptive? My answer is yes. Just as I described what toxins can do to the physical body, toxins can also cause harm to you spiritually. Just as in the natural, spiritual toxins can also invade our bodies. Our heart tries to ward off the spiritual toxins, but the weight becomes too heavy. If undealt with spiritual toxins can also build up causing sepsis. Some examples of spiritual toxins are brokenness, being spiritually lost, hurt from death, different forms of abuse, the negative opinions of others, emptiness, and depression.
Imagine letting all these toxins sit and fester, dwelling on the inside of your body for years, and never dealing with them? Allowing all of them to pile up year after year until you are so sick spiritually you don’t even know who you are anymore. And where did the infection set in? For me, it was my heart and spirit.
You can’t love, you have no emotion, you can’t cry, you can’t worship, literally in a spiritual coma. What’s at the center of all these things? A heart that’s beating but dead. A heart that’s dark, hardened, and nothing can seemingly penetrate it.
So, while the toxin of abuse at the hands of my son’s father was the single event that brought my life to a boil, it went so much deeper than that. I had to deal with the events that caused me to spiritually die long before this event occurred. For two years I watched the layers/strongholds (catalysts that lead to the build-up of toxins) fall from around a darkened heart and awaken a comatose spirit.
I didn’t recognize I was broken and I had to be gracefully broken by Dr. Jehova-Rapha to be healed spiritually. Hence, being given a prescription to “Purge through writing”, a powerful spiritual detoxification used to cleanse my spirit.
When we are given a prescription (mainly an antibiotic), the doctor informs us to take all of them prescribed to keep the infection from coming back. Antibiotics as defined by webmd.com, are medicines that help stop infections caused by bacteria. They do this by killing the bacteria or by keeping them from copying themselves or reproducing. The word antibiotic means “against life.” Any drug that kills germs in your body is technically an antibiotic. But when you start feeling better, it’s easy to stop taking the medication. I am guilty of this.
2 Corinthians 7:1 NIV states “Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.” This is significant as it gives us instructions about what we need to do, “purify ourselves of every contaminant.
Not taking the complete dosage led me back to the doctor in the natural and in the spirit. I had to continuously seek Dr. Jehovah-Rapha each time, sicker than I was before. He didn’t change the prescription, I just had to complete the full dose of what He had already prescribed.
My mentor tells me all the time that I was in the situations I was in for years, being purified of them doesn’t happen in one single event. It is a process.
As you read this, I ask this of you, “Trust the Process”. You deserve to be free and to be whole. Seek Dr. Jehovah-Rapha, and you too can be free from the toxins that have consumed you.