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Transforming Your Home Into a Sanitarium, pt. 2


“And the LORD said unto him, What [is] that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.” Exodus 4:2   


In the book of Exodus 4:1-5, we have a classical example of how God uses the most simple and ordinary means to accomplish His purpose. In the case of Moses, it was a rod. “And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee. And the LORD said unto him, What [is] that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.”


So, what is in your home, your church or dwelling that God can use for the restoration of the sick? To this question, the answer is “Begin to do medical missionary work with the conveniences which you have at hand.” Medical Ministry p. 239


An inspiring example of how medical missionary work can be carried out with the conveniences which you have at hand can be found in the experience of Ellen G. White who lived and promoted true medical missionary work.


“The Lord gave me great light on health reform. In connection with my husband, I was to be a medical missionary worker. I was to set an example to the church by taking the sick to my home and caring for them. This I have done, giving the women and children vigorous treatment.”     Call to Medical Evangelism p. 9


In Australia we also worked as Christian medical missionaries. At times I made my home in Cooranbong an asylum for the sick and afflicted.”    Selected Messages Book 1 p.33


"The cause we knew not we have searched out. There are whole families that this work has been instrumental in saving. This is Medical Missionary work. We had no hospital, but we used our own home as a place to which could be taken the sick and suffering, that they might be restored and saved.”  Gospel Herald, October 1, 1899 


It is said of the greatest medical missionary that ever walked this earth, Jesus Christ, “The Saviour's work was not restricted to any time or place. His compassion knew no limit. On so large a scale did He conduct His work of healing and teaching that there was no building in Palestine large enough to receive the multitudes that thronged to Him. On the green hill slopes of Galilee, in the thoroughfares of travel, by the seashore, in the synagogues, and in every other place where the sick could be brought to Him, was to be found His hospital.     Ministry of Healing p.17   


“In the days of Christ there were no sanitariums in the Holy land. But wherever He went, He himself was a sanitarium.”  Loma Linda Messages, p. 57


It is very important as you embark upon transforming your facility into a place of healing to prepare yourself with knowledge of the work that you will be engaging in. Connecting with experienced individuals in the field of natural health who share the same philosophy and vision will prove to be very beneficial to you as you prepare to implement your program. Some type of formal medical missionary training for lay people can be of great value in equipping yourself. This training does not have to be a long course of study. It can range from four months to a year. Also, you can take the advantage of a medical missionary home study course. This course can be taken through the audio-visual media and written material in the comfort of your on home.


One worker who has been trained and educated for the work, who is controlled by the Spirit of Christ, will accomplish far more than ten laborers who go out deficient in knowledge, and weak in the faith. One who works in harmony with the counsel of God, and in unity with the brethren, will be more efficient to do good, than ten will be who do not realize the necessity of depending upon God, and of acting in harmony with the general plan of the work.--Review and Herald, May 29, 1888.   {Ev 109.3}


The Lord desires every worker to do his best. Those who have not had special training in one of our medical institutions may think that they can do very little; but, my dear fellow workers, remember that in the parable of the talents Christ did not represent all the servants as receiving the same number. To one servant was given five talents; to another, two; and to still another, one. If you have but one talent, use it wisely, increasing it by putting it out to the exchangers. Some cannot do as much as others, but everyone is to do all he can to roll back the wave of disease and distress that is sweeping over our world..--Review and Herald, June 9, 1904.  {WM 120.2}


Much good can be done by those who do not hold diplomas as fully accredited physicians. Some are to be prepared to work as competent physicians. Many, working under the direction of such ones, can do acceptable work without spending so long a time in study as it has been thought necessary to spend in the past.  {CH 538.3}


Many will go out to labor for the Master who have not been able to take a regular course of study in school. God will help these workers. They will obtain knowledge from the higher school and will be fitted to take their position in the rank and file of workers as nurses. The great Medical Missionary sees every effort that is made to find access to souls by presenting the principles of health reform.  {CH 538.4}


In our book, Transforming Your Home Into A Sanitarium we describe in detail how a home, a church or any dwelling in any part of the world can be transformed into a place of healing using natural remedies based on Biblical principles and scientific and clinical evidence. Contact us to purchase a copy.




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