Biblical Insights into the Specific Profile of Psoriasis and Its Possible Spiritual Roots
(A 5 Minute Read)
Autoimmune diseases are one type of disease that can come when a person is separated from the love of God and when the enemy has done a work in their lives to rob them of their identity as a child of God. When we look at the specific profile of Psoriasis, we find that the need to be loved and an internal struggle to able to receive love freely can have some serious physiological affects on our body.
There is so much confusion about what love is and where it comes from. In order to understand it to its fullest extent, we need to understand the kind of love we were created to need.
In the English language alone, there are many different meanings for the word “love.” You can love ice cream and you can love another person. In other languages, they have many different words for love that specify the type of love that is being expressed or felt.
It’s also important to understand the source of where we’re expecting love to come from. When you eat ice cream, a chemical is released into your body called serotonin which is the “feel good” chemical. But we know that ice cream cannot love you, so it cannot fulfill that God designed need. That same chemical is also released when we receive a hug from another person and when we feel good about ourselves.
The most essential love to us, the love that we were all designed to need, and that can satisfy, is God’s perfect love. The Word says that God is love; that is His nature. Therefore, He is not capable of being anything other than love.
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16 KJV
The Word says that He never changes; He is the same yesterday, today and forever. It also says that every good and perfect gift comes from Him.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17 KJV
The kind of love that He offers us is that perfect love that casts out fear.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 KJV
This love is so profound and unwavering that we can find our rest and peace and trust completely in it and, thereby, fear is driven out!
So what happens when we are separated from that love? The enemy knows that when he can convince us to believe that we are not loved and not accepted, he can bring all kinds of fear and torment. He’ll accuse God to us and tell us that we are unworthy of His love. He’ll accuse us to ourselves and tell us that we are unlovable and unacceptable for whatever reason. He’ll even influence others to speak or to act against us in a way that reinforces his point.
One autoimmune disease that is specifically rooted in the need to be loved is Psoriasis. As in all autoimmune diseases, the person’s body is attacking its self because the person is attacking themselves and their own identity spiritually.
For Psoriasis, a spirit of infirmity reprograms a person’s immune system to target their skin tissue and then their white corpuscles attack it and eat away at it causing ulcerations, rashes, and bleeding.
What we are looking at here is a battle with self-rejection and unloving. A person with psoriasis may have been raised in an environment where their parents or guardians were unable to properly represent God’s love to them. Or perhaps they are currently in an unloving environment. This person may have been trained to believe that they need to do well, act perfect, or look just a certain way in order to be loveable, but no matter what, they never can fill that void where that need is. The enemy can use this dynamic to convince them that they are unlovable and unacceptable. Therefore, they turn on themselves, maybe unknowingly; they begin to reject themselves and who they were created to be because they believe that they are not good enough. They may try to fabricate and develop coping mechanisms in order to feel accepted, yet no matter what they do; they never feel like they can fit in or measure up. They might feel like an outsider.
In the area of unloving, it’s important to realize that our parents and loved ones are not perfect. They are just humans like everyone else. They may not have learned how to receive God’s love for themselves or to freely give it either. No human can possibly fill that void. There is no perfect person. At some point or another, our loved ones are going to let us down, even if they try their best, and if we have our hope and need in them, we will be entirely derailed.
Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. Jeremiah 17:5-6 KJV
The mercy is that God’s love is greater than the failures of any human being. As His children, we can go directly to the source! If a person doesn’t feel loved, they feel rejected and are unable to love themselves that is a good indication that there is a disconnect with God at some level; they are not able to receive His love either. They may have an identity in the world or even the church, but their identity is not in God as their source.
In order for a person to be healed from psoriasis, they need to rediscover who they are, not in what they’ve made themselves to be, but in who God created them to be. The Word says that we were created in God’s image. It’s essential for all of us to understand God’s nature and how He thinks.
They need to realize that they are not rejected by God, that they are, in fact, accepted and beloved. They need to make self-rejection and all thoughts of unloving and unloveliness their enemy and choose to reject those thoughts. They need to choose to accept what Father God says about them. The fullest and most whole place a person can come to is in discovering themselves for who God created them to be. That’s when they can be most at peace with themselves, most fulfilled in what they do and begin to thrive.
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8 KJV
The beauty of God’s nature is that He is always close at hand to those who reach out to Him. He is excited and always willing to help and pour out into us what we need, by His Spirit and His Word, if we will open our hearts up to Him again. It’s essential that we be diligent to remove anything that will get in the way of that relationship with Him, anything that will block fellowship and worship with Him, and keep on pressing in with a heart expectant to receive from Him. He will honor your faith and He will abundantly restore all that the enemy has tried to steal by the power of His love.
The Be In Health® Team
Be in Health offers a full, one-day seminar, “Real Solutions to Autoimmune Disease.” We will dive into the biological, physiological and spiritual dynamics of autoimmune diseases and help you to understand, not only what is going on physically and spiritually, but also how to overcome this type of disease in your life.