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Is Sickness The Will of God?

Reasons Why God Wants you well.

What is the Will of God? Does God really uses sickness or disease to discipline us? Is God the author of sickness? What is God’s mind towards my health and wellbeing? Is it that He wills for me to suffer with sickness/disease? These are some questions in the heart and lips of many believers today. In many cases, we Christians are uncertain or at worst ignorant of God’s will concerning our health. While ignorance or uncertainty [in any aspect of our lives] is costly, it even becomes costlier when we don’t know God’s will concerning our health. As that has led many people (believers inclusive) to submit and yield to sickness and diseases as being the will of God. Therefore, we established in our first article that God’s will is that everyone should live in [divine] health – free from sickness and disease. Again, in the previous article we discussed the origin of sickness and disease as a biblical reason we are certain that God wants everyone healed and whole.  These biblical reasons will help tear down unbelief, and again, assure and convince our hearts that God wants us to receive healing and live in [divine] health respectively. As such, in this article we will be discussing another solid biblical reason why I believe God wants us well. That is…

 

We know it is the will of God for everyone to be healed because of the will of God in heaven and in the world to come.

One of God’s purpose for the world is to see his will in heaven come to pass on earth. In essence God desires that heaven [and its system of operation] should be replicated here on earth. Jesus in his earthly ministry taught the disciples to pray… “Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.” – Matthew 6:10. For Jesus (who is God) to instruct this prayer to the disciples establishes to us that, God is ever longing for the earth (our dwelling place) to become like heaven (His dwelling place) in every aspect. Now, there are many facets of heaven that we can study individually to understand the consequences of Jesus’ prayer pattern. Nevertheless, for our topic, let’s look at the health system of heaven. Of course even the most naïve Christian knows that there’s no sickness nor disease or any evil in heaven let alone a hospital or some ministry of health kind of thing. The bible tells us in Revelation 21:4 “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” This is a glimpse of heaven where there’s no such thing as death (sickness/diseases), pain, or sorrow. Again, we see another validation of the absence of sickness and disease in heaven from the Parable of Lazarus and the rich man in Luke 16:19-31. The story in a nutshell tells us that Lazarus on earth was a poor man who ate crumbs and remnant from a certain rich man’s table. The bible records that, while on earth, Lazarus had a sore disease on his body, of which dogs often come to lick. The two died. The rich man went to hell. Lazarus was taken to a place of comfort – Abraham’s bosom (Heaven in this context) where there’s no record of [his] sickness or disease, but continual comfort. Now these goes to prove to us that heaven is free of any kind of disease and sickness. Hence, for Jesus to instruct that we pray for God’s will in heaven to come to pass here on earth, we therefore imply that God desires that the earth (our habitation) becomes sickness and disease free as heaven is. Of course this will of His hasn’t fully come to pass yet as we still see our world being plaqued with all sort of sicknesses and diseases. Nevertheless, to ensure  this “His will” is probated and comes to pass, God has made provision for things like healing and [divine] health that are available to everyone through the atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ ( see 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:16-17).

Therefore, child of God. Do not submit to sickness and disease in ignorance. God’s will for your health is that you live in [divine] health and receive healing respectively. I mean! If God wanted us sick, then he would have at least modelled it in his home (heaven). So that, when heaven is being replicated here on earth [as he desires], sickness will be replicated as well. Praise God he didn’t model such evil in heaven. Rather, He made provisions for us to enjoy the health system of heaven here on earth through the atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore do not let the devil keep you in bondage with lies, telling you that sickness and disease is God’s will [for you]. Or God is using sickness to discipline you. No! God is not the author of sickness or disease, Satan is. God’s idea of our world is that it becomes a facsimile of heaven – free from pain, sickness, disease, and every evil. In the next article we will consider another reason why we are solidly convinced it is Gods will for everyone to be healed and live in [divine] health.

 

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