The Cancer Connection
Articles - Prophetic
by Patricia King
Over the last few years, we have seen an increasing number of believers attacked with cancer. This year, one of our team has been fighting a ferocious battle with this very disease. As I was praying for her, the Lord gave me this clear prophetic insight:
Most of the time, when cancer is detected, it is found within the natural body. It begins to assault healthy cells and organs from within. If not stopped, it spreads into other areas of the body and eventually, if unchecked, will bring death to the whole body. There is a parallel between the natural and the spiritual. The Lord revealed that the increase of physical cancer is a sign of a growing destructive spiritual cancer in the Body of Christ.
A dictionary definition of cancer is; any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division.
The key word that the Lord highlighted for me here was division.
He then led me to meditate on 1 Corinthians 11 and revealed some key phrases and thoughts in that chapter.
Another insight about cancer:
In using a spiritual parallel, what is normal cell activity in the Body of Christ?
What then is abnormal cell activity in the Body of Christ?
If these "abnormal cells (attributes)" grow out of control, then it is cancerous to the Body and could bring death to the Lord's purpose for our generation if not arrested.
Often, cancer cells travel to other parts of the body where they begin to grow and replace normal tissue.
A Prophetic Warning
Beware, lest a spiritual cancer bring death to the entire Body. When we judge, criticize, spread discord, and promote division, we are opening the doors for destruction. "But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another." Galatians 5:15
Love must be our greatest aim (1 Corinthians 14:1 LB). The Lord is ready to release increased manifestation of His power through His church. It will be the greatest display of Kingdom manifestation we have ever seen...BUT, this plan can be thwarted if we do not love. Many people will be healed of incurable diseases, resurrections will increase, and those who feel weak will be strengthened when we repent from sins that wound others. May we embrace with sincerity the prayer of Jabez, "...that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!" 1 Chronicles 4:10 NKJV
Jesus said to Jerusalem that their house would be left desolate until they said, "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord." (Matthew 23:38, 39). Even though the Lord's plan for us is for blessing and fruitfulness, it can be thwarted if we do not make right choices.
We must walk carefully in this hour. Let's put away critical attitudes, slander, back-biting, evil reports, and judgments. Let's walk in love. May love truly be our greatest aim.