- This suffering is punishment for my sins.
- I am reaping what I have planted.
- God is angry with me.
- God is teaching and disciplining me with this suffering.
- God is using this sickness to help develop patience in me.
- Healing isn’t for everyone.
- God is sovereign and He will pick and choose who is healed.
A major obstacle to not receive healing is not knowing God’s Will is to heal.
“my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “ Hosea 4:6
Your faith will go only as far as your knowledge of God’s word.
Some believe that healing isn’t for us today. Healing died out with the apostles of the New Testament. Others believe that God gives you sickness to teach you something.
How does one explain Jesus going about doing His Father’s business – healing all who were sick? Was Jesus countering his father’s will?
Either healing is God’s will or being sick is His will, not both. If sickness is God’s will why do we pray for healing? Why do we pray to get out of God’s will? We should shut down all hospitals and doctors offices IF sickness is from God.
I have heard people say they don’t believe God will heal them because they have been too sinful and are unworthy, or are just not good enough.
I have found it is a bad idea to base your faith or belief system on your past experiences or other people’s stories.
Healing is a gift, like salvation, already paid for at Calvary. All I need to do is accept it by faith, just like salvation.
I heard the salvation message, believed it and received it - by going forward to the altar, NOT because of what I heard someone say!
Every promise of God is received the same way. Hear the message, believe it and receive it.
When God created man, there was no provision for healing because there was no sickness. Adam and
Eve lived and walked in divine health. Then sin entered the world and the earth became Satan’s property.
The moment Satan took control, everything about the earth became cursed because Satan came to steal, to
kill, and to destroy (John 10:10).
Sickness, disease, despair, and destruction spread. The earth was cursed.
Enter Jesus, the last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45) and his sacrificial death on the cross redeemed us from the curse.
We see in Galatians 3:13, Jesus has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for
us. So sickness is under the curse and we are redeemed from that curse, so we are redeemed from
Christ redeemed us from the curse of sickness but people are still sick. He died so people can go to heaven yet people are still going to hell.
If you read both the Old and New Testaments, you will find many scriptures about healing. God has always provided healing for His people.
God gets no glory from our sickness or disease. He is ONLY glorified when we are healed! He takes no pleasure in harming us, and He never will.
There are several places in scripture that point to the source of sickness. Here are a couple:
Luke 13:16 “Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?"
Jesus called sickness bondage from Satan, Jesus came to set her free. He came to set all of us free.
Acts 10:38 “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.”
More support that Jesus came to heal the sick who have been oppressed by the devil.
Jesus destroyed things that are of the devil – Poverty, sickness, strife.
Bottom line – Sickness and disease is from Satan, period. We have to be confident that we are fighting against Satan not God. God's will is to heal ALL, just like it is His will to save ALL.
Next time we will talk about receiving healing.