2nd September, 2010
The scripture says â€œMy people are destroyed for lack of knowledgeâ€ (Hosea 4:6). Lack ofÂ knowledge based on truth is accountable for much of the untold sufferings and miseries ofÂ humanity.
The fundamental principle of true healing consists of a return to natural habits of living.Â These natural healing techniques as contained in the Bible, Qurâ€™an and Nature, will save money,Â sufferings and often, premature death.
In Genesis, Chapter 1, verse 11, it is written: â€œAnd God said, â€˜let the earth bring forthÂ grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed isÂ in itself upon the earthâ€™, and it was so.â€ And in verse 29 of the same chapter: â€œAnd God said,Â â€˜behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth.â€
In the same book of Genesis, Chapter 3, verse 18, it is written: â€œThorns also and thistlesÂ shall it bring forth to thee and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.â€ In the book of Ezekiel,Â Chapter 47, verse 12, it is written: â€œAnd by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side andÂ on that side, shall grow all the trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall theÂ fruit thereof be consumed; it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, becauseÂ their waters they issued out of the sanctuary and the fruit therefore shall be for meat and theÂ leaf thereof for medicine.â€ Similarly, in Romans, Chapter 14, verse 12, it is written: â€œFor oneÂ believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.â€
The wiser-than-all-kings, Solomon, discovered the gift of herbal healing and possessedÂ knowledge of the various species growing in Judea, Samaria, Galilee, Phoenicia and Lebanon. TheÂ aromatic herb of the genus Hyssopus, was first used medicinally by Solomon. No wonder, theÂ Hyssop twigs are used till today during the purification rituals of the Hebraic liturgy, asÂ mentioned in Psalm 51, verse 7, which says: â€œPurge me with Hyssop and I will be clean, wash meÂ and I will be whiter than snow.â€
Also, in the Gospel of Saint Matthew, Chapter 2, verse 11, it is narrated that the infant JesusÂ was presented with gold, frankincense and myrrh, by the wise men as He laid in his manger inÂ Bethlehem. The latter two gifts are herbal products of spiritual value. Similarly, a mixture ofÂ the herb, Aloe vera and myrrh, were used to wrap and embalm the body of Jesus, in accordanceÂ with Jewish burial customs, as documented in John, chapter 19, verses 39-40.
Furthermore, Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Chapter 22, verses 1 and 2 says: â€œAnd heÂ showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of GodÂ and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, on either side of the river, was the tree ofÂ life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of theÂ tree were for the healing of nations.â€
Similarly, the Holy Qurâ€™an makes reference to the virtues of plants and the vegetal resourcesÂ existing on earth as sustenance for Godâ€™s servants (Sura 36: 33-35; Sura 50: 9-11 and Sura 79:Â 30-33).
From the above examples, it is obvious that there is a wonderful science in nature, in trees,Â herbs, roots and flowers, which man has never yet fathomed. God has provided a remedy for everyÂ disease that might afflict us. Satan cannot afflict anyone with any disease for which God hasÂ not provided a remedy.
It should be clearly understood that the greater the magnitude of sinful acts, atrocities,Â ignorance and negligence of man associated with the occurrence of a disease, the greater theÂ severity of the problems and hence the more difficult it would be to find a lasting solutionÂ through the conventional medical practices. In such situations, a combination of natural care,Â spiritual counseling and prayer can be of enormous help.
â€¢Professor Dayo Oyekole is the Chief Consultant of Mosebolatan Holistic Lifecare Centre. ForÂ further information and consultation, call him on 0803-330-3897 and 0807-646-4610 or e-mail:Â [email protected]; website: www.holisticlifecare.com.