Article written by Dr. Michelle Strydom MD
If you have cerebral palsy, you do not have a sin issue and there is nothing for you to repent for – you are the product of inherited iniquity. I explain the spiritual and physical basis of inherited diseases on page 153.
For years the medical community has believed that cerebral palsy is caused by injury to the brain during pregnancy (for example Rubella infection) or complications during birth where the baby’s brain was deprived of oxygen for too long. However new research has shown that this is not the case at all. Cerebral Palsy is now considered to be an autoimmune disease that afflicts the baby while it is in the womb during the fourth month of pregnancy. The mother’s immune system together with the child’s immune system begins to attack and destroy the nerves in the baby’s brain. What causes an autoimmune disease? Turn to the chapter on page 200 which explains this.
In his ministry Henry Wright has done several case studies on this and they have found that these mothers had a conflict in their marriages, in their lives or in their homes during the fourth month of pregnancy. Guilt, shame, self-hatred and self-rejection were found to be strong in every woman they looked at. This is what is behind cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy is now considered to be an autoimmune disease that afflicts the baby while it is in the womb during the fourth month of pregnancy.
I must emphasize that if you have had a child with cerebral palsy, please do not allow the devil to use this information as an accusation to bring you under judgment and condemnation. Please don’t do that. Guilt and condemnation is from the devil and it doesn’t solve the situation, it will just cause you more health problems. Furthermore if you get into offense, it will blind you to the truth in the principles that I want to share. The problem is that as Hosea 4 v 6 says, we perish for lack of knowledge. So I have to teach these principles, I can’t avoid telling you the truth because it may upset you. The information in this book is intended to reveal the plans and strategies of the enemy so that he can no longer rob you through your ignorance. So rather than responding to this message by getting offended or going into guilt and condemnation which will only exacerbate the problem – I encourage you to rather be grateful for this knowledge and insight because now you know what needs to be dealt with in order to set healing in motion.
In the chapter on genetically inherited diseases I mentioned that there have been testimonies where the parents came before God and repented of the sin, and the children were often instantly healed of diseases without prayer for healing even occurring on their behalf. When the curse is broken on that level, it is amazing to see God’s provision and healing for children that are not yet at the age of understanding. The Bible says that children are sanctified by the believing parents.
1 Corinthians 7 v 14: “For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean, but now they are holy.” KJV
In cerebral palsy, the brain has been irreversibly damaged. When you cut yourself, your body naturally heals itself by forming a scab which is eventually replaced by new skin. However when the brain is damaged, it is not able to heal itself. Therefore as well as repenting for the original sin that lead to cerebral palsy (explained above), you need to operate in the gift of miracles. It is going to take a creative miracle by God and ministry to restore this type of damage. This is explained in detail on page 123 under the heading “Sometimes You Can’t Do It Alone”.
If you struggle with a low self-esteem, self-hatred, self-rejection, guilt and condemnation behind, I recommend that you turn to the chapter “Who You Are In Christ” on page 498 which will help you. The only way to develop a healthy self-esteem is to know who you are in Christ, place your sense of self worth and identity in Him, and learn to see yourself as God sees you.
Prayer for a person with Cerebral Palsy: “In the Name of Jesus I release you from the guilt your mother was dealing with that allowed her immune system to attack your nervous system. I speak a creative miracle into your nerves and command those nerves to be formed in the Name of Jesus. I command strength to come into those muscles and I break the power of that curse and release your body to begin to grow again in the Name of Jesus.”
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