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Origin Of Sickness

When it comes to sickness it is vital that we, as followers of Christ, have it settled within ourselves the definition of sickness, who it comes from, and its origin. In Romans 5:12 the relationship between sin and death is revealed, “just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned” (NKJV).

We must see sickness the way God sees it; sickness is the result of sin. As we saw in the previous paragraph death became a part of this life only when Adam sinned. Death, or “returning to dust” (Genesis 3:19), is the verdict of the curse that Adam’s sin had brought forth. That is where it was first introduced. Sickness and death through sin can always be traced back to Satan. Death is sickness matured, and the “law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set you free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2 AMP).

Scripture does not back us up when we try to convince ourselves that sickness is the will of God, or it is something that God gives us to teach us lessons. The book of Job has been interpreted with a skewed eye so much that people try to pin the tragedies in Job’s life to God. Job 2 makes it clear that it was Satan’s idea to attack Job, and that he was the one who departed from the presence of the Lord, thus striking Job. Satan asked God to stretch forth His hand toward Job, but God responded to Satan that Job was in his hand. Satan has a role to steal, kill and destroy, and the attack will come from his hand, according to his nature that has been since the beginning.

Jesus is the Christ, which means He is the Anointed One. Isaiah 4:8 explains the reason behind His anointing, “to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of the sight of the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” Who was the oppressor? Acts 10:38 explains that this anointing Jesus walked in prompted him to do good and heal all who were oppressed by the devil. In the same way that Satan cannot cast out a devil, thus dividing a kingdom (Matthew 12:25), Jesus cannot be the distributor and healer of sickness.

Job 2:7 says that “Satan [departed] from the presence of the Lord” and struck Job. In the presence of God is healing, wholeness, restoration, complete freedom from death and sickness. The Bible says that we are seated in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus, that hope is the anchor of the soul that enters the Presence behind the veil. Therefore, Satan has to dislodge you from the presence in order to attack you. When we stay in the presence of God through constant relationship, we are keeping ourselves in God’s untouchable zone of immunity. Also in this life of devotion to God, Holy Spirit will keep us by the revelation that He gives. In this place is where we will be convinced of God’s will to heal all and remain healed.

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