Instead of saying that someone "gets cancer," cancer researchers now say that everyone "has cancer." In other words, there are always cancerous cells among the body's trillions of cells. Our health goal is to continually strengthen the body's immune system--our God-given shield of protection--so that rogue cells can be overcome and eliminated, removing their opportunity to multiply and spread.
Following the apostle Paul's practice of comparing the Body of Christ to the human body (1 Corinthians 12:12-31), we can apply the same strategy to maintain spiritual health: the spiritual body is only as healthy as its weakest part. Or, the local church is only as healthy as its weakest member. The admonition to the church at Sardis given by Jesus Christ applies: "Strengthen the things which remain." Physically and spiritually, we are on a lifelong quest to strengthen every cell of our body and every member of Christ's body.
The Christian is strong or weak depending upon how closely he has cultivated the knowledge of God. A. W. Tozer
Make today a day of self-examination. Strengthen the Body of Christ by strengthening your walk with Him.
Peace and Joy,