Updated: Sep 7, 2021
I'm sad. A couple of weeks ago, another one of my friends passed away after a horrendous Covid battle. I learned about her illness and heaven-going last week. She was a general in the work of the Lord with a ministry that impacted lives throughout Northern California, Oregon and beyond.
Have you lost someone you love to the virus that seems to always be in news headlines? I am truly sorry, if you have.
I have a hunch that you share my sentiments. I don't want another one of my friends or relatives leaving this life early, and I'm sure that everyone feels the same way about their friends and family. Actually, I can't think of anyone who I want to experience shortness of breath, separation from family, an inability to breath, intubation, a forced coma, and an early death. It's a horrible, horrible way to make an exit.
There is a solution.
First, we look to the Lord and we pray for miracles, as if lives depend upon Him intervening, because they do. Next, we come up with a plan for ourselves and our families, a plan to build immune system strength.
I'm convinced that the Lord wants you to have robust health and vitality. In my mind, it's clear as day. He doesn't want you sick with a virus or other illness. He doesn't want disease to be your exit from this life. In fact, He planned for you to live a long life with robust health.
"Beloved, I wish above all things that you would prosper
and be in health, even as your soul prospers"-- 3 John 1:2.
3 John 1:2 is only one scripture out of many where God's will for your wellbeing is plain as day. For those who think "prosper" means financial wealth, a common misunderstanding of the word, in its original language it means, To do well.
Plenty of Scripture throughout the Bible supports the truth that God wants you doing well and being in good health. Since health and wellness are God's will for you, He has provided highly respected health experts with insights about what actually weakens viruses, including Covid, and what destroys them before they turn into severe infections.
Some of you have been afraid that you or a loved one will get sick and be hospitalized. We do not have to perish during an epidemic.
We do not have to be victims to a disease called Covid.
Listen, let me make it a little more personal..You don't have to be afraid of a virus. The Lord God's will for you is for you to stay well and, if you come down with an illness, for you to overcome it and recover.
God created your body with the ability to maintain excellent health. You are bombarded daily by millions of virus, bacteria and fungi. If you didn't have an immune system, you would succumb to them all. But because your immune system functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you don't notice the attack unless there's a weak point in your immune armor.
Even when there is a weak point in your armor, and when a weapon gets through, your immune system launches a hefty attack and you recover.
The Psalmist was right to praise the Lord for the magnificent work that He did when He created the human body. He wrote,
"For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well"-- Psalm 139:13-14
If you don't already have antibodies to Covid and to its variants then, if you are exposed to them (without God's supernatural protection), your immune system won't instantly launch an attack. But even with new viruses, because God has created you to have health and vitality, your immune system quickly learns that the invading cells are not friendly, and begins doing what it was created to do, which is to protect your life.
The stronger your immune system, the stronger your body's counterattack and the quicker you recover. The weaker your immune system, the weaker your immune system's response, and the longer it takes to recover. This is a primary reason there are Covid symptom variations within the same households. Some people have more robust health. Others do not.
Here on my website, Pamelakoefoed.org, we are going to learn what to do to build health according to God's design. You will have access to succinctly written notes, written to you with practical, do-able steps for becoming healthier and steps that can lead to a vibrant and long life.
Much of what I will share with you will be information from the successful work of the Covid critical care physicians and natural healing experts who have already helped thousands of people avoid Covid complications and recover without the need of hospitalization.
While a little of the information that I share will be targeted to prevention and recovering from Covid, the new Health & Healing by God's Design series is not about a virus. It's about helping you become healthier so that you can fulfill your purpose, live a long life, and bring glory to the One Who created you.
You'll also find, Build Your Health challenges, Bible truths for health and healing, inspirations and encouragement, recipes, tutorials, research results, and links to helpful resources.
I'd love for you to join me here on my website and learn how simple getting healthier can be. Subscribe to receive the first installment of Health & Healing by God's Design in your inbox.
You are dearly loved,
~ Pamela Koefoed
Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor and I do not prescribe, or give medical advice. I am a sister in Christ merely sharing information and resources. I’m a mentor and I’m a learner.