Our health should be a primary focus of intercession. God has spent many years raising us up, equipping us, and training us. Yet we are aware that “unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short” (Matthew 24:22). We have gone through many things in the dealings of God. We have gone through testings and temptations. Only recently has there been enough maturity in the Body of Christ that it can start to come together like we read about in Ezekiel’s vision. By the Word of the Lord, various members of Christ’s Body are beginning to find a connection with one another, joint to joint and bone to bone. The sinew, the ligaments, the muscles, and the flesh are beginning to form (Ezekiel 37:7–10). God has taken great pains to bring His Body together. So satan’s greatest assault is to try to kill God’s sons. Our mortality is still our greatest weakness and limitation.
At the beginning of the Church, the apostles were the target of satan’s destruction. It was not many years after the Church was born on the Day of Pentecost until satan was successful in destroying those who had the wisdom, the understanding, and the revelation to lead the Body of Christ. We wonder why the Church has gone through so much trouble. It is because the apostolic head was destroyed, and the Body wandered blindly in darkness. But now the Church has experienced years of restoration. God is recreating globally those who can bring together and lead the Body of Christ. We cannot allow our own mortality to cut this off prematurely. We must bring an end to the access that satan has to destroy us, to destroy mankind, and to destroy the world. Health is more than medicine. There are ways of health; there are revelations that God is beginning to show us about how to maintain our health. We believe in resurrection life, but on the road to resurrection life, we believe in divine health. We believe in God’s intervention for our physical bodies. More than just healings like we have known, we need divine health and strength.
This is something that God’s people had in the days of Moses. Moses, Joshua, and Caleb had it. Their strength was never abated (Deuteronomy 34:7; Joshua 14:11). They lived in health. They lived in strength. We do not have that kind of health anymore. It has been too long since the world has seen true health, divine anointing, and glory resting on human vessels until their strength does not dissipate. Throughout the wilderness wanderings, Israel had none of the diseases that were on the surrounding people (Exodus 15:26). Yet today our minds have been perverted by the deception of satan to believe in sickness, to believe in losing our health and our strength. We end that perverted thinking! That is not the way men like Joshua and Caleb lived. Their strength did not abate. Israel had such a force of life and health in the wilderness that even their clothes and shoes did not wear out (Deuteronomy 29:5). Futility was suspended.
We should contend before the Father and pray, “Give us life! Give us strength!” If we have been buried with Christ in baptism, then we should be raised with Him into His newness of life and into His resurrection (Romans 6:4–5). Lord, let Your Spirit and Your life course through our veins.
 All Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995).