The pathogenesis of ancient Israel’s spiritual heart disease followed a similar path as that of physical coronary heart disease. They first started by craving a spiritually deficient diet of refined foods that were sweet to the ear but did nothing to nourish the inner man. What started as an occasional indulgence became a habit exacerbated by tepid messages from corrupt prophets and priests (Micah 3:11). With the passage of time, Israel became spiritually lethargic, sedentary, and rebellious. Slowly spiritual atherosclerosis set in and their hearts became more and more detached from the Source of life. They killed God’s prophets who warned them against apostasy (1Kings 19:10). As the condition progressed so did denial and self-deception: “Didn’t God choose them from among the nations of the earth (Deuteronomy 7: 6-11). Didn’t He pin-point Jerusalem as the place where He would place His name?” The disease culminated into the deportation of the entire Northern Kingdom and the Babylonian captivity of the Southern Kingdom. Heart disease continues to be the number one killer both physically and spiritually in our day. The risk factors remain the same. But, praise God, The Perfect Prescription is available and easily accessible. Check it out in the book, The Perfect Prescription by Reigh Simuzoshya on Amazon.com and http://youtu.be/MWkIVDKfh9w

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