Luke 13:16 (This verse clearly states that satan is the one that makes people physically ill and binds them.)
1 John 3:8
Sickness Is of the Devil
Job 2:7 says, “So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.” Who did it? Satan did it.
The New Living Translation says, “Satan left the Lord’s presence, and he struck Job with a terrible case of boils from head to foot.” Who did it? Satan did it.
Now, just a few verses later, Job says, “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” It’s good that Job didn’t turn against the Lord or curse Him, but Job did not know that the devil did this to him. As you read scripture after scripture and chapter after chapter, you see that Job was completely oblivious to the devil.
Job was in the dark about who was doing this to him, but millions of Christians who are still accusing God of making them sick have no excuse. We have the Bible, right? If the Bible says the devil did it, why would you keep saying God is doing it?
Reason number six we are sure it’s God’s will for all to be healed is because sickness is a work of the devil.
The Bible says, “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” (2 Corinthians 13:1) In Job’s case, here’s one witness: Who does the Bible say made Job sick? It’s inescapable. According to Job 2:7, it is clear that the devil did it; he made Job sick.
In Psalm 41:8, what kind of disease is it talking about? Do you know of any scriptures that talk about good diseases? “An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.” The New International Version calls it “a vile disease.” Sickness is vile.
I want you to see this verse in the Young’s Literal Translation because Young is the same author of Young’s Analytical Concordance. If you want a really good literal translation, look at that. It’s not easy to read, but it’s just like the original. He says, “A thing of Belial is poured out on him.” Who is Belial? Belial is a name for the devil, right? “A thing of the devil.” What is he talking about? He is talking about disease. So that makes two witnesses.
Did you see that phrase “evil disease”? God is not involved in anything evil, is He? Certainly not. Is disease evil? The psalm says it is. Is sickness evil? You’ll hear people saying, “Well, we just don’t really know what’s good and what’s evil. God knows, and we don’t know enough to know. I mean, maybe we think this disease is bad, but you know, it may be good, and we just don’t know it.” Have you ever heard people talking like this? Are we really to believe that God does not want us to know the difference between what’s good and what’s evil? Then how would we know if we have His will or we don’t, or whether we are doing His will or not?
If someone asks, “Are you doing good?” Do you answer, “I don’t know. I’m doing evil, but it might be good, because you just never know”?
Or, “This thing on your life—is it bad or good?” Do you say, “I don’t know. God is so high above us and beyond us, we just can’t understand His ways, and I know it feels bad, and I don’t like it, but it could be good.”
Then you are hopelessly confused as to whether you’re in the will of God or out of the will of God, or whether you should receive something or resist it.
People say, “I feel confused, but that’s just the way it is.”
No, that is not the way it is. Ephesians tells us not to be foolish or unwise, but to understand what the will of the Lord is. (5:17) That’s why He gave us the Bible. That’s why He gave us the Holy Spirit. He’s not trying to hide things from us. He wants us to know plainly and clearly. If it’s good, receive it. If it’s evil, resist it. If it’s good, do it. If it’s evil, stay away from it. He wants us to be crystal clear on what’s good and what’s evil. Well, what do you need to convince you that sickness is bad? We have two witnesses already. What’s a witness in Job? The devil did it. Who made Job sick? The devil did it, as plain as you can read it.
The psalm says that disease is a thing of the devil, and it’s evil.
There are some more witnesses in the New Testament. In Luke 13, a woman was bent over for 18 years and couldn’t straighten herself up. Jesus spoke to her that she was loosed. He laid His hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and glorified God. Nothing is said about her glorifying God those 18 years that she was stooped over. But as soon as she was loosed and straightened up, it says that she glorified God.
In verse 14, it says, “And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.” Hypocrite! They never had a healing day. They never had a day when they were going to lay hands on her and get her straight. They had 18 years with her, and nothing happened. Verse 15 says, “The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite…” “You hypocrites.” When Jesus calls you a hypocrite, you’re a hypocrite. “Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?”
What was wrong with her? She was physically bent over. You’ve seen folks like that, who couldn’t straighten up. She was bent over. People might have called it “curvature of the spine,” or just arthritis. It was some kind of disease that had her bent over, and what did Jesus say it was? That it was His Father teaching her something? No. Where did this come from then? Who did that to this woman?
Some might say, “Well, now, it said in that specific instance that the devil did it. But, sometimes it’s the Lord working out…” “Sometimes it’s the devil, and sometimes it’s the Lord, and you just never know what God’s going to…” Do you see how ignorant this is? Do God and the devil ever swap jobs? There are people who will try to tell you that sometimes the devil heals people, and there are a lot of people who will tell you that God makes people sick for numerous and varied reasons. They are just completely ignoring verse after verse of Scripture.
Here’s a third witness. It ought to be established by now, in the mouths of two or three witnesses. Job 2:7 says that the devil made him sick. Psalm 41:8 says that sickness is an evil thing, a thing of the devil. In Luke 13:16, Jesus, the Head of the Church, Who knows what He’s talking about, calls this woman’s physical problem “satanic bondage.” Doesn’t he? I accept that.
Say this out loud: “Sickness is of the devil. It’s evil, satanic bondage.” We’re quoting the Bible.
We are sure, convinced, and persuaded that it’s God’s will—His perfect will—for all of us to be healed today. Why? Among other reasons, because sickness is a work of the devil.
How about another witness? Acts 10:38 says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good…” Did He ever do any evil? Of course not. He only did good, and what was part of the good He was doing? “He went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.” According to the Holy Spirit, speaking here through the Book of Acts, everyone to whom Jesus ministered healing was oppressed of the devil. It didn’t say He went about doing good and healing people who were oppressed of God, or that God put sickness on them to teach them something. No, everyone who Jesus healed, the Scripture says, was satanically oppressed. According to Acts 10:38, sickness and disease are satanic oppression.
We could keep going, but are four witnesses enough? How many more do we need? In the mouths of two, it can be established from the Bible.
Let’s go over these again. Job 2:7 says that the devil made him sick. It doesn’t say God did it. The devil did it. Psalm 41:8 says that disease is evil, a thing of Belial, a thing of the devil. Luke 13:16 says that sickness is satanic bondage, and to the woman who was bound, Jesus said, “She ought to be free. She ought to be loosed from this satanic bondage.”
You never hear Him saying God was teaching her something, or that it wasn’t God’s timing for her to be healed yet. You hear that out of the mouths of preachers, or in seminaries, but you never hear it in the New Testament.
Jesus ministered to a lot of people. The Bible says that multitudes were healed in one day— multitudes being thousands. (Matthew 12:15; 19:2) It says that as many as had this or that wrong with them, when they brought them to Jesus, again and again they were healed—every one of them; they were all healed. Not even one was told, “It’s not time. Sorry, not for you. No, not yet.” No, all were healed. It says all of them that were healed—and there were many—were all oppressed of the devil. The devil did it. It was a thing of the devil, satanic bondage, satanic oppression. Is that enough for us to believe that sickness is bad and that it is a work of the devil?
Could God want “a work of the devil” in us? Could it please Him? A work of Belial? An evil thing to be working in us?
I’m telling you, God hates this stuff. He hates disease. Now, don’t feel bad if you’ve got some symptoms or problems in your body; don’t go that direction with it. You just need to know what to resist and what to receive, and you must be crystal clear that God’s not wanting you to yield to this or to have this. This is not something that’s pleasing Him on any level. When God made man, He made man spectacular. He made Adam and Eve beautiful and glorious. But disease has taken this beautiful creation and twisted it, deformed it, and messed it up until at times, I’ve seen disease put such a force on a body that it didn’t even look human. How could God be pleased with something that messed up his perfect creation like that? No way. It displeases Him. It is not His will.
What does that mean? It means you have every right to stand against it. You have every right to resist it, and to say, “No, I don’t have to yield to this because it is not the will of God for me.”
Say this out loud:
Sickness is not the will of God for me. Disease will never be God’s will for me. It cannot be. Healing is His will for me.
REVEREND KEITH MOORE – GODS WILL TO HEAL
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.