Adam’s Sin of High Treason Was Not God’s Will
Genesis 3:1 – “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
God had given Adam dominion, but by his own will he made Satan lord over himself.
The nature of spiritual death replaced God’s life in his spirit.
Sickness came into the world order on the wings of spiritual death.
Romans 5:12 – “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.”
As soon as sickness has advanced beyond the power of nature to recover, it will result in death in every case unless removed by the power of God.
Man was not sick before he died spiritually.
Sin is manifested in the spirit. Sickness is manifested in the body. Neither is from the hand of God but is the work of Satan.
God Has Always Desired Healing for His People
Healing was not introduced during the ministry of Jesus.
God has always provided healing for His people through His covenant.
God revealed Himself as the Great Physician to Israel.
Exodus 15:26 – “…I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.”
Ecclesiastes 7:17 – “…why shouldest thou die before thy time?”
Psalm 90:10 – “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”
Exodus 23:25-26 – “…I will take sickness away from the midst of thee…the number of thy days I will fulfil.”
Healing was provided though the Levitical Law.
Leviticus 14:15 – “And the priest shall take some of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand.”
A Universal State of Health Continued as Long as God’s Conditions Were Met
Because of sin, 14,700 people were destroyed by the plague.
The plague was stopped by atonement.
Healing was provided through atonement.
When they again met God’s conditions by confessing their sins, He again provided healing for all.
Nineteen years later, they were cursed by fiery serpents.
Condition: Every one that LOOKETH
To be occupied and influenced with what we are looking at
Attention: to hearken diligently and do all
The Blessings of the Law
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 – “And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God” (v.2). Healing was not an automatic blessing but was conditional to obeying God’s Word.
Disease came though disobedience. Forgiveness for disobedience brought healing.
Psalm 107:17, 19-20 - “Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them…”
God had provided an umbrella of protection through His Word.
As long as they kept the Covenant, there was no disease powerful enough to come upon them.
The Thief Is Not God
The Laws that govern the earth came into being at the fall of man.
Many blame God for accidents, death of loved ones, storms and floods.
All natural laws were set aside by Jesus whenever it was necessary to bless humanity.
Satan is the author of all bad things. When he is finally eliminated from human contact, these laws will stop functioning.
Revelation 21:4 – “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
Satan is a thief.
John 10:10 – “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…”
Until you find the Word that belongs to you, Satan will continue to manipulate your life.
Psalm 103:3 – “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.”
Psalm 91:16 – “With long life will I satisfy him…”
All the authority that the church does not actively enforce is under the sway and power of Satan.
Your authority doesn’t work automatically; it must be enforced.
Jesus Incapacitated And Paralyzed Satan
Colossians 2:15 (AMP) – “[God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing
over them in Him and in it [the cross].”
The Name of Jesus is greater than the curse. The Word is greater than the curse. The Holy Spirit is greater than the curse. THESE WEAPONS MAKE THE BELIEVER
MORE POWERFUL THAN THE CURSE OF SIN, SICKNESS, FEAR, AND POVERTY.
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