November 2017 Newsletter - "Spiritual Nephrectomy" by Dr. Roni Burton
Shalom saints! Someone recently asked me, “How long did it take for you to become a doctor?” My answer was measured in years but felt like a few seconds, an instant really. There was the 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, and 3 years on internship and residency training. My degree was earned, which allowed the 20 years of practice and experience as a doctor of internal medicine. But the true answer is that I was selected to be a healer before Yahua said, “Let there be Light.” Since my resurrection from the dead about three and a half years ago by pastor Michael Petro through the revelation of the secrets of Yahusha (The Word/Jesus), life has been radically different. That’s because the living Word, the mystery that is Christ, the anointing, has changed me.
Seeing the scriptures prophetically as they were intended has opened a depth of understanding in my thinking (Rom 12:2) and power (Act 1:8) which is the path or means of ushering heaven into earth as Yahusha prayed (Matt 6:9). Abba Father is the “voice of many waters,” (Ezek 43:2, Rev 1:15 and many other references).
We are counseled to study the Word to show ourselves approved unto Yah, rightly dividing the Word of Truth (2 Tim 2:15). A recent Torah study (Deut 24:8) included in that text the word “all.” On the surface not much is seen, but “deeper” we see that word in the ancient Hebrew is KOL or whole, all, complete and several other meanings.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that our kidneys represent containers for the emotions. When we are tamed for the yoke as Yahusha said, “Take My yoke upon you and learn of me…” (Matt 11:29), related to the word “all” kol are the kidneys as containers of emotion. Part of the high priestly duty was to properly prepare the sacrifice. In Exodus 29:13 is where it is first mentioned about removing the fat over the kidney or reins and putting them on the fire a sacrifice to purify our emotions. We are made holy, sanctified by Truth (John 17:17). If one is run by emotions versus the revelation of the Word, then like puppet strings or the reins of a horse, sin (ignorance of Truth) will roam in the body (see Romans 7).
Thus, the need for a spiritual nephrectomy (the surgical removal of one or both kidneys). First the natural then the spiritual (1Co 15:46). Without proper flow of urine from the body, which is the “job” of the kidneys, several “negative outcomes” can result, including acute renal failure, delirium, metabolic acidosis and subsequent respiratory arrest and possible death, hydronephrosis (a dilation of the tubes that drain the kidneys into the bladder) to name a few. Thus, through the Word we are counselled to let the mind of Christ (the anointed One) rule. The mind of Christ is not emotionally driven but is run by the Spirit of Yah. Through the process of revelation of the mysteries of Christ (Matt 13:11), our minds become progressively transformed until Christ is fully formed in us.
So if the emotions have been getting the best of you, it’s time for a nephrectomy. The Holy Spirit is the expert surgeon and will restore the balanced scales until Christ be formed in you and me, “the hope of Glory”. Blessings!
Pastor Roni Burton