This blog is a continuation of a discussion that began in the Noble Subject blog. Click here to read the article entitled “Spiritual AIDS.”
The question of the hour is whether our brain can limit or hamper the range of our spiritual authority.
On the surface, it seems counter-intuitive. After all, we put the spirit in the primary position and use the spirit to heal the brain.
However, as I pondered it more, I realized that we have a Catch 22 situation here. Think back to the clip I did a long time ago that is available on YouTube entitled “Brain Rot.” I showed from Scripture how our bad choices (when our brain was clear enough to choose) swiftly caused damage to our thinking processes, so that we could not choose clearly over the long run.
The same sequence would apply here. Of course the spirit is primary. But if the spirit sins grievously, there are always consequences. Could some of those consequences be in the area of brain function? Certainly. We don’t know for sure that the brain would be compromised, but since most of our bad choices manifest in the body, it is within the realm of possibility that sinful thoughts/actions could manifest in the brain.
That does not keep the spirit from being a healing agent. While there may be brain damage resulting in limited spiritual authority at some point, the spirit is not completely neutralized, and the very spirit that sinned and caused the damage would still have the authority to repent and partner with the Holy Spirit in healing the damage.
While this spirit/organic theory is still on the table, we are also looking at a totally spiritual explanation. On a much more plebeian level, what if one portion of Fred’s spirit is compromised? Even though the whole of his spirit walks in high authority, wouldn’t he be vulnerable in those 2% areas if one portion still had unhealedness, or worse, some overt “junk?”
This would be a much simpler explanation than the spirit/organic one, and we like the cleaner modalities.
So on Friday, Fred will do the EEG to see how it stacks up to the other two in our little test group.
And on Saturday, he will work with a team mate, checking out each of the seven portions of his spirit, to see if he can find an open door there.
Vulnerable Fred may be. Lazy . . . not so much.
Copyright November 2012 by Arthur Burk