“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” (Ps. 139:14)
A reflex is an action or movement that is made automatically without thinking. And a Reflex Hammer is a medical tool used to test reflexes. In a vision this morning, I was shown this medical instrument but instead of having only one head at the top, it had two heads. The top head was larger and the other head at the bottom was smaller. While wondering why there were two parts to this hammer, the word “Balance” was spoken. The vision was immediately understood.
The top part of the hammer relates to the Head (the mind) whereas the bottom part relates to the body. In brief, this particular Reflex Hammer symbolically conveys that many in the Church Body mentally react to external stimuli without thinking things out. (Respectfully noted). I am hearing “Stress”. And stress, from a Psychoneurological perspective, produces reactions in the Autonomic Nervous System by directing rapid involuntary responses throughout the body. Over time, bodily organs are affected, our immune systems run down and we become more susceptible to bacterial and viral infections. Debilitating conditions and chronic illnesses can also be the outcome. There is no denying that the mind and the body are intricately and neurologically connected.
The Church Body is being called back to a point of Balance. Although we are physiologically wired to react to stress, we were not created to live under its influences. During these days of pandemic, of global changes, of so much negativity in the world and of life’s pressing demands, challenges and conditions, the Church is called to shift the way it thinks. It is called to keep the faith in Christ’s finished works in order to counteract these stressful bombardments. Only then can it effectively eliminate distractions, simplify what needs to be simplified, be tranquil, have peace of mind and enjoy life. Simply said, Believers are called to become more responsive to the Mind of Christ who is the Head of the Church (Col.1:18); by doing so, it will help bring balance and better health to the Body.
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You. Because he trusts in You.” (Is. 26:3)
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 2:5)
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Rom. 12:2)
“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Cor. 6:19-20)
Keep the Faith. Our Loving FATHER wants HIS Church fit to accommodate HIS precious Holy Spirit. He wants HIS Church balanced and healthy! I am hearing: “Immunity” again (Ps. 91).
Praise GOD and thank you Jesus Christ!