It’s not God’s will for you to be sick…

Christ did not come to give us Disease Control, but rather disease eradication…

1 John 3:8b
Expanded Bible

“…The Son of God ·came [was revealed; appeared] for this purpose: to destroy (all) the devil’s works [Matt. 4:1–11; 12:25–29; Luke 10:18; John 12:31; Rev. 12:7–12; 20:1–3]” – Including sickness and disease!

There cannot be any disease in God’s presence.

Disease entered into the world as a result of Adam and Eve’s high treason against God.

God had already instructed Adam that, “You must not eat from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die” (Gen 2:17).

God had originally given to Adam Dominion in this world

Genesis 1:26

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.

And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

It was here that God made Adam the god (small g) of this world.

When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, after Eve was tempted of the devil, it was at that point that Eve and then Adam committed high treason against the Lord.

Mind you though it says in 1 Timothy 2:14 that, “Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.”

So if Adam was not deceived, the question is why did he follow Eve in this mortal sin?

I believe it was because of his love for Eve and his not wanting to be without her.

And that is the exact same reason why Christ came to redeem us, out of love for His bride the church.

Nevertheless, it was at this point, after having gotten Adam and Eve to disobey God’s command, that Satan came in and usurped Adam’s position and Satan then became the god (small g) of this world.

But Christ reversed all that at Calvary’s Cross:

Colossians 2:13-15

13 “And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He (Jesus) has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,

14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us.

And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”

In the Book of Revelation we are told,

John Speaking: “Then He placed His right hand on me and said: “do not be afraid.

I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever!

And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” (Revelation 1:17b-18)

When it comes to sickness and disease in the world, that has never been God’s will for His Covenant children.

How do we know that?

Because the Bible tells us, in no uncertain terms, that Jesus paid in full for our healing, through the 39 lashes, from a cat of nine tails, on His back; also Jesus disfigurement was owed to the fact that he was beaten to a pulp, to the point He didn’t even look human anymore.

Also the Bible tells us that when Jesus hung on the cross He bore ALL the sicknesses and diseases of the world in His body, so the question IS, if He bore it why would He want us to bear it too?

Matthew 8:16-17

When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.

This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.

Matthew 8 was a fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy regarding Jesus:

Isaiah 52:13-15, 53:1-4
New Living Translation

The Lord’s Suffering Servant
13 See, my servant will prosper;
he will be highly exalted.

14 But many were amazed when they saw him.

His face was so disfigured he seemed hardly human,
and from his appearance, one would scarcely know he was a man.

15 And he will startle many nations.
Kings will stand speechless in his presence.

For they will see what they had not been told;
they will understand what they had not heard about.

53:1 Who has believed our message?
To whom has the Lord revealed his powerful arm?

2 My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot,
like a root in dry ground.

There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance,
nothing to attract us to him.

3 He was despised and rejected—
a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.

We turned our backs on him and looked the other way.

He was despised, and we did not care.

4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;

it was our sorrows that weighed him down.

And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!

5 But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.

He was beaten so we could be whole.

He was whipped (with 39 lashes on his back) so we could be healed.

And Peter re-emphasizes this point in 1 Peter 2:24, wherein quoting Isaiah 53:5, he says by his stripes we have already (past tense) been healed.

In other words, our healing has already been bought and paid for, so why wouldn’t God want us to have it?

In 1 John 5:14-15, we are told,

14 “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask ANYTHING according to His will, He hears us.

15 And if we know that He hears us, WHATEVER we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
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In order for us to avail ourselves of these Covenant benefits, which we already have been given in Jesus, pursuant to His propitious sacrifice and shed blood on Calvary’s Cross, it’s necessary as an act of our will, through our faith, that after having been born-again, that although we are living on the world, we are no longer living in the world.

The good news of the gospel tells us that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, and so it’s up to us now to change our address from living in the world, to living in God’s Kingdom.

This happens as we receive Christ and are born-again, and so each morning as we get up we underscore that decision by giving Jesus permission to sit on the throne of our lives, recognizing that because of the Cross of Calvary our lives no longer belong to us, but we’ve been bought with a price.

By reckoning this to be true each day, we are taking ourselves out of the realm of Satan’s domain (this sin-ridden, corrupt World System where disease and sickness exist), and instead we recognize our position in Christ, seated in Heavenly places with Him.

Ephesians 2:4-6
The Message

He Tore Down the Wall
2 1-6 “It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin.

You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live.

You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience.

We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat.

It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us.

Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us.

He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ.

He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.”

So whatever the hold is that Satan has had over our lives from the past, that may have given entree of sickness and disease in our life, we repent and renounce those things and leave them in the past.

This frees us up to live in the very presence of God, and coming into the Secret Place of the Most High, as we are invited to do in Psalm 91.

Come join the Adventure!

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Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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