DROP THE BATON!
The human body has been known to be a dynamic machine in this world of mechanics. It is believed that as a part of a mechanical device can be changed or modified to keep it working effectively, the body and its various parts can be modified when ill or damaged, hence further researches leading to various breakthroughs in Science and Medicine. The body has been known and believed to respond to external things such as drugs and food. By this understanding, the health and well-being of the body is controlled and managed with external things: food and drugs.
When people are ill, sick or weak, external solutions are proffered; food and drugs in various forms, tablets, capsules, syrups, intravenous, food administration: all, external!
However Jesus said:
“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” – Matthew 4:4
Further breakthroughs in Science has given honour to the Word of God, that material things, external things are not the only things that can modify and control the body. This new field of Science, Epigenetics, which is the study, in the field of genetics, of cellular and physiological phenotypic trait variations that are caused by external or environmental factors that switch genes on and off and affect how cells read genes instead of being caused by changes in the DNA sequence, has revealed that though external or material things like drugs and food can modify and control the body, the greatest modification and control is from within the body!
“Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.” – Matthew 15:11
This implies that I do not have to depend on an external material to control or modify by body; health and well-being! The DNA, in summary, is a carrier of my past (ancestral, heredity, generational), it is my source, where I am coming from.
Epigenetics proves that I can switch off my DNA, where I am coming from; cut it off, make it ineffective! I can switch off my ancestral or heredity traits!
Has not the Word of God already told me this?
“In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge. But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.” – Jeremiah 31:29-30
If I still labour under the yoke of ancestral bondage, either by health or wealth, or by any other way, I should not blame God, but myself! Ignorance is a killer!
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” – Hosea 4:6
Your DNA brings your past: health, wealth, curses, blessings, physiological and psychological compositions; everything about your ancestry were brought into the present by your DNA!
But you have the choice to either accept, reject or sieve through it, picking what you want and dropping what you do not want. You do not have to be hypertensive just because your ancestors were! You do not have to be quarrelsome because your ancestors were “warriors”. You do not have to be a slave because your father and generations before him were slaves! The Word of God has already set you free from these! So drop the baton! Thanks to Epigenetics, now we know we can drop the baton!
But, is this finding new or has it been our ignorance and unbelief that has robbed us of the mind of God?
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” – Hosea 4:6a
While DNA brings the past to the present, the future is determined by the membrane of the cells! They are the ones that interpret or read the DNA and set the pattern for the person’s future. The work of the cell’s membrane is to read the DNA and execute into reality what was “read”. However it could choose NOT to read the genetic blueprint depending on the signal being received from its environment! The genetic makeup in your DNA can be switched off when a strong alternative is presented to the cell.
In Genesis 30, Jacob and Laban had an agreement. Every spotted, speckled and brown or coloured animal was removed from Laban’s flock leaving only animals that were either all white or all black. Jacob perforated the trunk of plants revealing the inner white. He placed the now “black and white” plants before the remaining flock when they came to drink. They conceived before the rods or plants.
“And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.” – Genesis 30:39
Ordinarily they should give birth to either all white or all black animals but Jacob helped them bypass the genes. They “conceived before the rods” mean the “black and white” image of the rods got impressed on their minds. This was the signal or picture that filled their consciousness and overflowed into their subconscious. Having an alternate signal in their environment the cell’s membrane of the animals read this and bypassed the genes in the DNA giving birth to spotted, ringstraked and speckled animals.
It is a spiritual principle that works both in man and in animals. What you see is what you become!
This is where you are responsible. What you bind (disallow) shall be bound (disallowed) on your behalf by heaven. What you lose (agree with), heaven will endorse on your behalf.
“Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” – Matthew 18:18
You have the choice! What have you chosen to see and listen to? What you see and listen to, are the major instruments that shape your thoughts! Only thoughts can make the cell’s membrane switch off your DNA’s genetic make-up. Thought is powerful!
Hear Paul’s conclusion on this matter.
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” – Philippians 4:8
“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” – Philippians 2:4 (NLT)
Everyone wants to make it big. But we should not forget to carry people along. You need people on your way to success and how you relate to them will come back to you. What you give out comes back, be it hand shakes, smile, politeness and likeability, even anger and bitterness! They all come back! Improve on your people relationship.
You do this by:
(1) Getting out of yourself! There is a world out there outside yourself. Think and talk less of yourself. Outdoor has a lot of fascinations; you can love and know about outdoor life, yet be an inside person who still makes time for family.
(2) Take interest, genuine interest in people. Not just for what you can get from them. Remember names, birthdays, etc. Be courteous; thank people for gift or help rendered, congratulate others on their achievement, rejoice with those who rejoice.
(3) Learn to tolerate or endure people knowing that everyone will not be like you!
(4) Be ready to sacrifice for people. Remembering that what you give is what you’ll get. Never be tired of doing good. On this however, I add, mark those who are not serious, who take generosity for granted and stay away!