Restoring the Whole Person

Healing and transforming prayer, properly understood, focuses on the restoration of the whole person – body, mind, soul and spirit. Such prayer helps Christians to experience more of the abundant life (John 10:10) and be ever more rooted in, and built up, in Christ (Col. 2:6-7). Therefore, we must avoid biological, physiological, psychological, or spiritual reductionism in the pursuit of wholeness. This message gives examples of the forgoing with some of the unfortunate limitations experienced by people in need of deep healing.

What is health? We readily think of this in biological terms, but it turns out that “health” is quite a relational concept according to the Scriptures. Relationships are in three dimensions – with God, self, and others. Can you readily receive God’s love? Not everyone can, surprisingly. Do you accept yourself, or do you reject or even hate yourself as some Christians do? Are you reconciled to others? Do you have that deep shalom, the peace that surpasses all understanding? Modern medicine claims that over 60% of chronic illnesses have an emotional, relational root. So we see the strategic importance of healing, transforming prayer among God’s people. This message gives the wider context for the practice of healing and transforming prayer for the whole person, excerpted from a teaching seminar.

Restoring the Whole Person: Dieter K Mulitze, PhD

Author: Dieter K Mulitze, PhD, Author and Speaker

Dieter has written three books on the ministry of transforming and healing prayer. One of Dieter’s main roles in this ministry is teaching the seminar series and speaking at conferences. Dieter’s three books serve to articulate and strengthen the theology and practice of the ministry of transforming prayer for the whole person. Dieter graduated from the U. of Guelph (BSc) and holds a PhD in quantitative genetics from the U. of Saskatchewan. Dieter was an associate professor with the University of Nebraska, and has co-authored scientific papers in several professional journals. He is a graduate of Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., with the Master of Christian Studies (MCS) degree, concentrating in spiritual theology. Dieter has served as an elder in a number of churches. Dieter is bi-vocational, serving as the Chief Scientific Officer for Agronomix Software, a software development company which develops, distributes and supports a software application for plant breeders and agronomists worldwide. With his experience in the corporate world, Dieter has also taught on the theology of work. Dieter is no stranger to international travel – having lived in Syria and Morocco for a total of 6 years and travelling to over 50 countries worldwide for business or ministry. Dieter and his wife Ellen live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They have one daughter, Karissa, who lives in France with her husband and children.