It is Saturday morning, July 1st. I am back from the three nation whirlwind tour of Europe with a really solid feeling of good seed on good soil.
Running in the background was the medical research project. It really caught me off guard and showed how absolutely pernicious low faith is. I KNOW God said this is a year of harvest. But I EXPECTED only two or three people to respond to my appeal for medical readers.
Low faith. Reminds me of the pastor who called his church members to a special prayer meeting to pray about breaking a drought. Only one person brought an umbrella!
In my case, in spite of no umbrella at my prayer meeting, dozens replied. I have built a big old spreadsheet and am in the process of contacting each one and finding out how to build this out. Clearly God has very big plans and I need to start peddling furiously to catch up with HIM.
Our strategy in the research is to look at the existing research that has been done in a particular field, to find the evidences of the human spirit or the Holy Spirit. When a researcher does not have a grid for the spiritual, they call the odd data “outliers” or “artifacts.”
For the most part, we don’t need to do fresh experiments. There are billions of dollars of well documented studies which we can explore to find the evidence we need of the spiritual factor involved.
Then we will develop a hypothesis for cleansing or healing or empowering and have our wonderfully willing guinea pigs test them out.
At present, we have formed six teams.
The first is the cardio team. We believe there are immense treasures – and spiritual defilement – in the heart. We will start running EKGs this month since we have a top-of-the-line doctor ready to work with us in interpreting them, to see if we can find patterns that indicate spiritual dynamics.
The second team is the brain team. There are endless things to explore there. We will start with the thalamus and add the hypothalamus and the pituitary. I would love to have a deeper understanding of how those three partner.
Recently the Lord had me do some spiritual work on my thalamus and the changes in how I see the world and how I process fear have been immense.
The third team will look at autism. There is such an abundance of information out there on the biological dynamics. I suspect we can find some spiritual spots here and there that will enhance the physical tools that are already in play.
The fourth team will look at prenatal and perinatal issues. Our material is all years old. It is time to get caught up with the latest fun stuff.
The fifth team will look at autoimmune issues. If ever there was a medical topic that is primarily spiritual, it would be this!! We will begin with Hashimoto’s since I already know a certain amount of spiritual dynamics of the thyroid, so that will give us an edge as we feel our way along in a new field.
The final team is hospice. Jacob is a great example of someone who knew his time had come, who finished his business, then released his spirit. For the most part, our spirit is evicted from a tired shell that just can’t manage any longer.
I wonder if there could be some training for the spirit in the 30 years leading up to death so that we could die with ease and dignity, without assisted suicide or physical ugliness of most deaths.
So there we are. A wonderful team of people reading the granular research done by others. Project managers keeping the different teams moving forward with some degree of focus, without being so neat that we miss the treasures.
And me looking over the shoulder of the different team leaders, asking the relentless questions that will result in some solid results, not mystical mythology that is becoming altogether too prevalent in the Christian community today.
Starting each of these teams will be predictably messy. No concerns there, but we would value your prayers for keeping them inspired through the uninspiring slogging seasons.
I am still working through the list of volunteers from our newsletter, seeking to find the right spot for each reader. Lots of work still to do in placing all these treasures.
But my heart is singing over this new level of harvest in the Mercy Season key of music.
Copyright July 2017 by Arthur Burk