Let's say it was a terminal illness that's going to eventually take their life. You watch them suffer for months and even years. They go through all kinds of hellish sufferings.
This person has served God all their life, and has been faithful to do whatever God asked them to do. But now they are suffering such unbelievable misery and had everyone they know to pray for them but getting no better fast. "Why don't God heal them", you ask? I just don't understand it". Then one day the person is dead. Why did this happen to this fine Christian? Why were they not healed?
At this point, people because of their ignorance of the Word began to speculate. They say things like; healing has passed away, it's not for us today. Or it must not be God's will to heal everyone or surely He would have healed this fine upstanding Christian. Or, maby they suffered that way and died because of some awful sin they had committed in their life. This is the one I despise; maby God was trying to teach them something. It could have been somehow for the glory of God. NO! all these things are wrong! Sickness is not the teacher of anyone!
Sickness is from the devil! He's the author of sickness and disease. Jesus bore our sickness and pain and any disease that will ever come upon mankind, so we don't have to bare them. He got healing for you the same as forgiveness of sins, but not very many preachers are telling us about that. I suppose they don’t know themselves or they would.
A lot of the responsibility is on us to. We are to study the Bible so we can know what belongs to us. Healing belongs to every Christian; it’s a free gift just like salvation. All we have to do is accept it and thank Jesus for it and walk free from sickness forever. There's no disease or sickness that Jesus didn't bare for you. You are healed of terminal cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, heart problems, diabetes, mental disturbances, and whatever else you might have. There is no sickness or disease that wasn't covered at Calvary.
So when you see a good Christian die from cancer or some other disease, you don't need to wonder anymore why. They just didn't know or didn't accept the free gift of healing that Jesus provided for them. They may have never heard about it, or if they did, they didn't believe it. You must hear and believe what the Bible says for it to do you any good.
I Peter 2:24 says, He (Jesus) bare our sins in His own body on the tree; and with His stripes we WERE healed. Did you get that? You WERE healed, not going to be, you already are! All you have to do is believe that, accept it, and thank God for your healing and you've got it.
Preachers have got to start preaching this until the people get it down in their spirits. Then you'll see good fine Christians walking in divine health and living out their days on the earth and going home to heaven without sickness and disease. You don't have to be sick to die. That's the devil's way, not God's.
Jesus paid the price and bought this free gift of healing and gave it to you and me. Picture him standing in front of you holding a package wrapped and tied with a red ribbon on top and on the side of the box it says "Healing", and he says; "take it, it’s a gift from me to you, I bought it for you". Take it and thank Him for it and healing will become a reality in your life.
Being ignorant of the Word can kill you. Do you see that? I've seen many good Christians die because they didn't know healing was provided for them. The Church of Jesus Christ has got to hear this message again. Some where along the way, satan stopped it, but it is being revived again in these last days. Jesus is coming back for a healed and healthy church, not a sick and diseased one.
Written by Ruth Napier
August, 17, 2008
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