We are in the middle of a challenging flu season. Emergency rooms are full and there are some tragedies for both young and old. Do you know that all flu viruses are not the same. There are a least four different strains of the flu virus. There are two influenza A viruses, H3N2 and H1N1 and two strains of influenza B. The sad news about this, if you get one, it doesn't protect you from coming down with the other three in the flu season.
The most vulnerable to contracting the flu viruses are elderly people, baby boomers, and those with certain health challenges like diabetes, asthma, heart conditions and cancer.
According to CDC ( Center for Disease and Control) website, everyone, six mths and older should have a vaccine to protect them from these flu viruses. Statistics state its effectiveness against H1N1 and influenza B is in the 50% to 60% range and 30% range for the H3N2 virus. In some cases, it is only 10% effective. The medical profession advises that people should take the flu vaccine to keep them from getting sick and going to the hospital.
We can see that even taking the flu shot, there is no guarantee that you would not come with one of these viruses. As we know no human medicine is 100% guaranteed to get us well and keep us well. So what can we do as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. We must turn to Him for healing and to prevent us from getting sick. His Word is powerful and not only great for the spirit and soul but for our bodies. Hebrews 4:12b says that His Word penetrates to the deepest part of our anatomy, our bones and marrow. Our marrow, is the place where our red and white blood cells are manufactured. White cells are from multipotent cells in the bone marrow known as hematopoietic stem cells. Our white blood cells are the fighters against disease. They are part of the immune system to fight against viruses, parasites and foreign particles in the body.
I find this amazingly wonderful that I can employ His word on a daily basis for my body, trusting the Lord to strengthen my white blood cells and my immune system in the middle of this flu system.
His Word will not return to Him void but it shall accomplish what He pleases and purpose and shall prosper in the thing for which He sends it. Isaiah 55:11 Amp.
We have to establish His Word in our hearts to see the manifestation in our lives. In Derek Prince's book God's medicine bottle, he emphasizes this powerfully. God's Word is not a magic pill or bullet. We must meditate on it day and night and look to Him who is the health of our countenance. Let's walk with Him, fellowship agree with Him. Embrace His thoughts towards you because they are thoughts of wellness, wholeness so you can fulfill their destiny. Jeremiah 29:11.
Don't forget to take your Heavenly prescription, His Word.