Deuteronomy 28:61 (Important because it says that EVERY SICKNESS AND EVERY DISEASE IS A PART OF THE CURSE – ITS LISTED IN THE LIST OF CURSES – THEREFORE WE KNOW ACCORDING TO GALATIANS 3:13 – WE ARE REDEEMED FROM IT.
The Origin of Sickness
ANOTHER REASON we are sure it is God’s will for all to be healed is because of the origin of sickness.
If God didn’t create sickness and disease, it is not part of His original plan, will, or purpose for us. When everything is fixed, it will be gone again.
So how did sickness get here? Where did it come from? Romans 5:11-12 tells us. He said, “…but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement,” or other translations say “reconciliation,” “wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”
How did death get in? Was there death in God’s original creation? No. But this is all we’ve ever known: thorns and briars, viciousness of nature, storms, and aging. That’s all we’ve known since we’ve been here. People think this is normal, but it is not normal to God.
When everything is restored, Isaiah said, the lion is going to lie down with the lamb. A little baby is going to play at the snake’s den, and nobody is going to get hurt. (Isaiah 11:6-8) There will be nothing to step on and get hurt. The animals are not going to kill each other anymore.
You ask, “How will that work?” Carnivores will be vegetarians. The Bible says that the lion will eat straw like an ox. All of this violence of animals tearing each other apart was never meant to be. It’s not God’s plan and will, and neither is men killing each other. How did this terrible death get in here? Sin. We should not make light of sin. People sometimes just sin and sin, and you try to talk to them about the seriousness of it and the repercussions of it, and they say, “I’ll just apply 1 John 1:9 (“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”) to it. What’s the big deal?” The big deal is what sin has done to us, and what it took to get sin off of us, the price that had to be paid. Sin is serious.
We should not take sin lightly. We live in a society where the church belittles sin. They don’t even want to use the word anymore. People don’t have sins, they just have problems in today’s society. They have problems that they’re working on, which means “leave me alone, and I’ll change if and when I get good and ready.” It’s a big problem. Did you know it pays to sin? Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death…” What are wages? Wages are “pay.”
You ask, “Did I read that right? It pays to sin?”
You read it right. It pays to sin. What does it mean? “The wages,” the pay, “of sin is death.” It pays to sin, but the pay is death.
You say, “Yes, but I’m in the new covenant, and we’re under grace today, so I can just sin.”
No, you’re going to get paid. You cannot just sin and sin and sin. What people don’t understand is that crying because you got caught is not repenting. What does repentance mean? “Repent” means “to change.” You can cry all night, and if you don’t change the next day, you didn’t repent; nothing has changed. Since you didn’t repent, you’re going to keep getting paid, with death.
This is something I think a lot of people don’t understand. They want the blessings of God, but they want to do what they want to do. Can you just yield to your flesh, have all kinds of affairs, hurt people left and right, steal, and lie, and then live a long time, stay healthy, and prosper in God’s best?
Some say, “God will forgive me.” He will, and He loves you, but it will cost you. Even though God loves you and forgives you, you can still disqualify yourself from His best in your life.
Don’t belittle sin. Sin is serious. Sin is why this world is in a mess, and it irritates me that people blame God. Religious people do it all of the time. “Well, we just don’t know what God is doing with all of these wars and shortages and famines…”
Maybe they’re trying to couch it in nice tones, but they’re saying that God is behind these little children dying from AIDS. They’re saying God has some mystical purpose in whole nations of innocent people being wiped out because they’re a different religion from someone else. They’re saying God has all of this in control, and we don’t know why, but He’s got some purpose in it. No! No! A thousand times NO! God is a good God. He made everything perfect, and sin messed it up.
Why are all of these terrible things happening today? Because man has a free choice, and man has chosen to sin and disobey. But even in the middle of it, you can choose to believe, submit, and obey, and you can be blessed. In the midst of an ugly, mean world, you can be protected. In the midst of a germ-ridden, disease-filled planet, you can be healed. In the midst of shortage and economic upheaval in the world, you can be prosperous. Yes, you can! You can if you’ll obey, listen, and believe.
Where did sickness come from? God didn’t create it. It’s not part of His plan. Sickness is a part of death. By one man, sin entered in, and death came because of that sin, because the wages of sin is death. (Romans 5:12)
You say, “It doesn’t say ‘sickness.’” Yes, it does. It also says poverty. It also says every kind of harassment and confusion and any form of death. If you get enough poverty in your life, you’re dead. Enough poverty means you don’t even have enough food and drink to keep your body alive. If you get enough sickness in your body, you’re dead, right? It’s just different degrees of death. None of it would be here if it hadn’t been for sin, and to say that sickness—which is a product of sin—is the will of God, is tantamount to saying that what caused it is the will of God. You might as well say, “Sin is the will of God.” If there had never been any sin, there would never have been any death, sickness, or poverty.
John Alexander Dowie said this: “Sickness is the foul offspring of its father Satan and its mother sin.” He said that at the turn of the century. “Sickness is the foul offspring…” and it is foul, “of its father Satan and its mother sin.” To say sickness is the will of God is equal to saying sin is the will of God, because sickness is the product of sin. I know that’s a strong statement, but disprove it.
We’re sure it’s God’s will for all of us to be healed today because if there had never been any sin, there wouldn’t have been any sickness or death or any such thing. So the products of sin cannot be the will of God. Now don’t take that and twist it into something that I didn’t say. Some would say, “Are you saying I’m sick because I’ve sinned?”
Well, you have sinned—that’s a given. The Bible says, “Death passed upon all men for that all have sinned.” (Romans 5:12) Death is on the planet because sin is here, and whether you knowingly violated laws or whether you just ignorantly didn’t resist death, it is here because of sin. You can’t say, “Well, Adam, you and Eve messed this whole thing up for us. You messed it up!” No, you sinned too. Death passed upon all men because all have sinned.
But glory to God, there’s been a cure for sin, and if there’s been a cure for sin, then why can’t you be healed? If sickness is the result of sin, and sin has been taken care of, then why couldn’t a man be healed? Well, you can. You’ve got just as much right to be healed as you do to be forgiven; it’s based on the same work of Jesus.
Remember in James 5:14-15 when he said, “Is there any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he hath committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” Forgiven and healed, in the same prayer.
Jesus looked at the person and said, “Rise, take up your bed and walk,” after He said, “Your sins are forgiven.” Why? He asked, “Which one is easier to say?” They’re the
same, because the fix for sin is the fix for everything that came as a result of sin. Glory to God.
*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.