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An upset mind will create an upset body – Words to Live by

Dr. Lonnie G. McCowan, pastor of Miracle Center of Ventura

By Pastor Lonnie G. McCowan

January 18, 1991, Saddam Hussein, launched his first SCUD missile attack, on the nation of Israel. The doctors noted something that I find very incredible. The death rate on that day in 1991, of heart attacks went up by 54%, here’s what’s amazing, the death rate that went up from heart attacks were not from those who had been hit by the SCUD missile, but from those who had the fear of the SCUD missiles landing.

In other words, that day there was something greater attacking their minds than the missile that hit their land. You would be surprised how many people are wounded psychologically in life and as a consequence it has an effect on the body.

The Lord wants to move everything from your mind that is stressing you out so you can move forward to a healthy place. There’s over 200 hills in Jerusalem and the enemy made a big mistake when he picked the hill called Golgotha to crucified our Lord, Golgotha means the place of the skull, the skull protects and insulates the mind, I find it interesting that where our Savior died was in the place to fight for our minds. That’s really what the enemy is, after your mind; the battle is in your mind. The Lord fought for your sanity and he fought for your thoughts on that day why he was on the cross; please don’t underestimate the totality of your salvation.

When Jesus was crucified, it was not for cars, clothes, and money, it was so, our thoughts could be set free. You are set free from everything that has been holding your mind hostage, you are set free positionally and from authority, but you may not be set free in your own experience.  This is because most people don’t know their free.

And like the elephant whose chain to the ground when it is young, even after the chain is removed it still never moves outside of its circle, even though the chain is off the leg of the elephant, the chain never leaves the mind of the elephant…and this, my friend is what keeps people in bondage. An upset mind will create an upset body.

Researchers have found that a mind which is the psyche produces sickness in the body, which is Soma, and as a consequence we have something called psychosomatic. In other words, the mind has a direct impact of what’s going on in the body. 2/3 of doctor visits are a result of what’s going on in the mind. Psychosomatic in some cases can be traced to diseases, strokes, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, allergic reactions, and many more most of these begin with the mind.(I realize there are different cases and I’m not saying that all of these attacks are just in the mind, what I am saying is they all start their)  So what happens with the mind has a direct impact and effect to what’s going on in the body.

When scientists try to figure out a remedy, or prescription for certain diseases. I’m always amazed how they use laboratory animals, and I know much has been accomplished through this. However, what puzzles me is laboratory animals are two dimensional beings, they have a mind, and a body. What separates us from any other animal in the animal kingdom, is not that we live in houses, go to school, have jobs but the most important thing is that we are made in the image and likeness of Almighty God, and we are spirits. The animals cannot boast that claim.

Psychosomatic leaves out a missing ingredient need for our healing. We are not just Psych, which is the mind or Soma, which is the body we are also Pneuma which is a spirit. This is very important because our healing comes from our spirit. The third dimension, that’s connected to Almighty God, It then sends a message to our mind that sends a message to our body. When we disconnect from God our spirit can no longer receive from God. Therefore, it sends no signals to the mind for victory, healing and peace as a consequence; the mind cannot send those messages to the body. Every human being has a spirit that is hungry and yearning to stay connected to God. This is called holistic healing, because it heals the spirit, soul and body. Inner healing comes first outer healing comes second. Remember, put God first in everything you do live your life and passion, and I’ll see you at the top.

Lonnie G. McCowan is pastor at The Miracle Center of Ventura, in Ventura, CA. He can be contacted through email at or by

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