What The Bible Teaches Us About Our Body? God’s Plan For Your Body: Derek Prince Sermon (Transcript)

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Derek Prince – Bible Teacher

What I’m going to speak about tonight concerns you personally, because I’m going to speak about the body. And every one of us has one thing in common here tonight, otherwise we wouldn’t be here. Each one of us has a body that brought us here.

And my theme tonight will be: “God’s Plan for Your Body.”

I want to say right at the beginning I thank God for doctors and nurses and hospitals and all who minister to the sick. I’m in no sense a critic, nor am I a competer. We’re all on the same team working towards the same end: the relief of human suffering. But we just have to say this one thing: the power of doctors and nurses is limited. The power of God is unlimited. The things that are impossible with men are possible with God.

So may that encourage you as you listen now to God’s Word. I’m going to give you an outline of what the Bible teaches about our body, because if you can grasp these truths and accept them in faith, it will give you a solid Scriptural basis for receiving health for your body here tonight.

HOW YOUR BODY WAS MADE (GEN. 2:7; PS. 139:13–16)

First of all, the Bible is the only book that tells us how our bodies were made. And so marvelous is the revelation of Scripture that it’s all in one verse. How many scientists could tell all that story in one verse? It’s in Genesis 2:7.

Genesis 2:7: “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

So there’s the origin of man. It has two sources. Partly he is from beneath, from the dust, from the earth, from the clay; partly he is from above, from the Spirit of God. And I think all of us who’ve lived at least into the teenage years have experienced in ourselves at some time the double tug, the tug of the flesh downwards and the tug of God upwards. There is this built-in conflict in a human being, something in us drags us down and something in us pulls us upwards.

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One reason why I believe the Bible record of Creation is that it explains me to myself. I’ve been a professional philosopher, I’ve studied many other theories. But none of them corresponded with the reality of my own experience. The Bible record does.

Let’s picture for a moment. This is very vivid to me, I’ve never seen a vision but it’s very vivid to me — here is the Second Person of the Godhead, the One of whom the New Testament says that, “By Him were all things created, and without Him was not anything made that was made.” (John 1:3) The Person who was manifested thousands of years later as Jesus of Nazareth, a divine person, the Word of God.

And in this beautiful garden which God has created for man, and all the other creatures have been made, but there’s no one to supervise the garden, there’s no one to put in charge of it.


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