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Monday, August 23, 2010


By Definition; Parkinson's disease is a debilitating, progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, often starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand.  While tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes a slowing or freezing of movement.

The nature of Parkinson action is so gradual it is hardly noticeable, growing until it affects the entire being. That which I have called Spiritual Parkinson’s works along the same line. A malady that is so subtle that it is almost unnoticeable until the person is consumed by it.

Spiritual Parkinson’s attacks the faith of the Christian. The signs are similar to the physical disease which is;

Tremors; the Christian fears every report, economic, health, security; any little issue causes them to seek a hiding place other than Christ.

Bradykinesia; slowed motion, unable to get started, almost in a frozen state. The command; “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might,” is ignored as is, “Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus.”

Rigid muscles; when someone approaches you stiffen up afraid they will require you to do something. There is a withholding of any expression that could lead to further interaction such as friendship. This also affects the relationship with GOD. “A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.”

Loss of automatic movements; a loss of the things the normal Christian would do; such as praying, worshipping, Bible reading, and love for the brethren. These are signs that should be heeded for these are things that can still be corrected before the paralysis sets in and after that, recovery is questionable.

Speech changes: this is one of the first noticeable changes in the believer, how they speak to others. Words they normally wouldn't use, unkind, harsh, vulgar, coarse, even to using curse words in the presence of friends.

Dementia; your view of Christ and his church are distorted. Spiritual values are diminished. Prayer and worship are not essential part of your life.

Who or what can separate us from the love of Christ….. What is the answer?


A normal response to this disease is “why me?” the answer is found in Ephesians 6:12 For, our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

Be strong in faith and in the power of his might, and be healed of Spiritual Parkinson’s Disease.
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