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God’s People Must Disclaimer When They are Expressing an OPINION About Sickness and Not Biblical Truth (What God Says About It)

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If we are believing God for healing based on His Word, we must be very careful who we listen to and follow as far as teachers of the Word and even on social media. The church is filled with the opinions of man about sickness and healing that are unscriptural and often leading God’s people astray when one doesn’t get the Word rooted in oneself FOR oneself. The Word instructs us to test all that we are taught by searching the scriptures to MAKE SURE what we are being taught is His truth.

God’s people must stop looking to others to tell them what to believe but to look to God alone that He tells us what to believe.

I just feel so strongly from the Lord that we must speak very plainly and not tiptoe around the truth as too many of God’s people have been and are perishing for lack of knowledge. And a HUGE area the enemy brings confusion to, even deceiving the very elect, is regarding what God says about sickness and healing. Too many are easily being led astray about this.

As His children and representatives in the earth, we must take much better care with our handling of our words as to not mispresent God and His Holy truth. And His truth is that His children are called to hate all sickness because it’s of sin at its root – as in since the fall of man. Death came into the world THROUGH sin.

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned,” (Romans 5:12).

Sickness is a form of death, is referred to by God as a curse, and oppression by the devil.

So why God’s own children seem to love to draw so much attention to sickness, in even a remotely positive way, is baffling.

Again, since sickness came into the world THROUGH sin. And sin and all the “grew” out of it – sickness, evil, death – is of the devil, why are God’s people so inclined to refer to sickness – a work of the devil as per God – as a blessing or something to thank God for? God says sickness is a curse (see Deuteronomy 28 – sickness falls under the “curses” category not the blessing category) and of the satanic oppression (Acts 10:38).

The Word and the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ clearly tells us how to both define sickness and what to do with it.

Sickness = a curse; satanic oppression; a work of the devil born through sin at the fall of man

Jesus says: Heal the sick, pray a prayer of faith so those who are sick may be healed, by My stripes, you were healed.

Nowhere does Jesus teach us under the New Covenant (what we are under now) to praise Him for sickness because He attributes it to a work of the devil.

Let’s create an example of some “bad doctrine speech” (unscriptural opinions of man) you can easily find on social media, so we can see how crazy it sounds when made plain and in line with the Word:

False doctrine example 1:

“I’d rather have this sickness in my body than _____.”

Sickness = a work of the devil according to God.

Translation: “I’d rather have this “work of the devil” in my body than ____.” I left a blank because I have heard a myriad of reasons for someone believing they need to punish themselves with sickness.

Jesus’ truth says: “I bore all the curse of the law on My body for you. The curse includes sickness, so I bore that sickness and punishment for you. I took your place. By My blood and My stripes (broken and torn up body), you were forgiven and healed (Isaiah 53; 1 Peter 2:24). By faith, you can exchange that sickness for what I purchased for you – healing. My finished work of the cross and My shed blood are not only big enough to heal you (and did) but are also big enough to deliver you from the sins you are struggling with (and did). My child, why do you insist on listening to a religious, demonic spirits and those influenced by them telling you that you need to be punished with sickness when I bore ALL punishment for you? When will you believe, like a little child, that my Word and grace are not too good to be true? That I am mighty to save? That I came to give you life and life more abundantly (John 10:10)? Let your faith meet my grace (undeserved favor and help) and receive healing from sickness and deliverance from sin. I command all My children to heal the sick not let My children suffer with sickness that I paid for healing for on My body. This includes you and my children around you.”

False doctrine example 2: “I praise God for this sickness He gave me to teach me a lesson.”

Translation: “I praise God for this “work of the devil” He gave me to teach me a lesson.”

Jesus’ truth says: “I came to destroy the works of the devil. The works of the devil are sin and everything that grew out of it – evil, sickness, death, etc. My kingdom has no agreement with the devil’s as a kingdom divided cannot stand. When some speak anything positive about sickness, they are speaking positive about its origin – sin and the devil. You see who the author of this confusion is – the devil – not I AM. I healed you with My stripes (1 Peter 2:24). Past tense. Receive you healing by faith. Stop punishing yourself – that’s religion. That’s why I rebuked the Pharisees. Accept what I already did for you. I know you think you don’t deserve it, but that’s My grace – paid in full for you. My love is so great you cannot fathom it – only believe Me.”

Christian’s who dote on and call sickness a blessing or anything at all positive are actually praising sin a work of the devil.

Think of it!

We must know the Word for ourselves, so we don’t fall victim to the influence of these religious demonic spirits that have even infiltrated the church.

God hates sin. Sickness entered the world through sin because of the devil (so if of the same root). The Word says we are to hate what God hates.

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil,” (1 John 3:8).

God hates the works of the devil and sent His son to destroy them. God doesn’t expect us to refer to a work of the devil – sickness – as a blessing, to praise Him for it, etc. His will is that sin and all that “grew” out of it be destroyed.

If someone does praise Him for sickness, they are expressing their personal opinion, not His Holy Words about it.

They are also disbelieving (unbelief):

By Jesus’ stripes, we were healed, that Jesus took all the curse for them, that they are under the new covenant of grace, and denying His very name – Healer (Jehovah Rapha).

Healing is not based on deserve but what on Jesus already did – grace. Receive it by faith. No buts.

Here’s an example in the Word of God of man expressing an opinion about God that is not of God nor His truth. He recorded this in His Word so that we can see they were just like us, saying opinions about God that are not His truth:

“But she said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me,” (Ruth 1:20).

The truth was God never told Naomi and her family to go to the godless land of Moab, a people group who hated the children of Israel and worshiped false gods. They chose to go there by their own free will and were met with much trouble and tragedy there.

Also His truth, Naomi couldn’t yet see it, the moment she decided to return to Bethlehem, “the house of bread,” God was setting her up for a redemption so great He recorded an entire book about it in His Word as a shadow (though an utterly beautiful one) of the ultimate redemption through Jesus Christ.

You can read my post here about Naomi and Ruth to better see how Naomi was merely expressing an opinion about God and His dealings with her and not His Words.

I pray this Holy Spirit led post blessed you.

Prayer

Father, I pray Your people know Your Word and truth regarding sickness and say what You say about it as to not lead others astray, and do what You told us to do about it – heal the sick – in Jesus’ name, amen.

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“In Your Face Paul” – The Love of God and People Cares Enough to Tell the Truth

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Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed; for before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision. And the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.

GALATIANS 2:11-13

Out of the passionate love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the true gospel of grace, and his brothers and sisters, Paul got in Peter’s face for bowing to those who were mixing the law and grace.

Hmmm. That doesn’t sound like a loving Christ follower according to the standards of some today. I beg to differ. Like Paul, our passionate love for God, the truth of His Word, and the love of our brothers and sisters should compel us to defend His truth no matter how much it may offend.

Paul didn’t want them to re-enter into even one letter of the law and the bondage it brings. A law no one could ever keep. The fire of God’s love for them in him corrected  them and implored them to rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ and to stop preaching two gospels.

Jesus fulfilled every letter of the law, and it is an affront to all He did for us to mix even a letter of the law into justification by faith alone in Christ and His death and resurrection for the forever atonement of our sins.

I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed,” Galatians 1:6-10.

No mealy-mouthed, marshmallow foo-foo talk here by Paul. I see much of the church talking around the truth, which is technically a lie, because they are unwilling, and quite frankly don’t love God and people enough to speak His truth and defend it.

He tells them they are perverting the gospel and anyone who preaches anything but the one true gospel should be accursed.

Some ways churches pervert the gospel today by continuing to mix the law and grace (or new man-made laws they’ve concocted) to continue to keep His people in bondage and oppression.

Continue to preach the tithe is required and say things like, “That’s why your financed are cursed because you don’t give the full 10% of your gross income.” Speaking of gross, this is a blatant manipulation of God’s Word, a perversion of the gospel, a mixing of law and grace to ensure they collect the money to pay their salaries and bills. The tithe was part of the law which Jesus fulfilled. We are now called to be cheerful givers. This should be confronted by the people in any church this is being taught just as Paul did.

Teach that one can “lose our salvation.” This is one of the most hideous attacks on the blood of Jesus. I’ve seen comments from unbelievers who’ve said, “Why should I choose Jesus because if I mess up, I’ll go to hell anyway?” People take perversions of the gospel too lightly and few are confronting them as Paul did. Hebrews 10:14 says, “For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” Period. Amen.

One truly born again cannot become unborn again. They are perfected forever by one offering. The blood of Jesus is enough. It is finished. Those in Christ have had every letter of the law fulfilled for them by Jesus by faith alone. Once in Christ, God Himself immediately seals us for all eternity and is sanctifying us from glory to glory.

“God puts sickness on His children to teach them a lesson.” Hogwash! I spit on those words and lies against my Lord Jesus Christ. Okay, I just heard myself say that in a Russian accent. This lie too is the mixing of law and grace. Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law. Period. One of the curses of disobeying the law was sickness, and if Jesus redeemed us from all the curses if the law this includes sickness. Because of Jesus, if we get sick, we can pray believing to be healed because since He fulfilled the law, the blessings of Abraham were also made available to us.

Churches who teach God puts sickness on us to teach us a lesson, though we are under grace, are teaching that Christ didn’t really fulfill the law. They are suffering from “the gospel of grace is just to good to be true” syndrome and feel compelled, under the influence of a demonic, religious spirit, to put the law back on people and teach this lie against God. 1 Peter 2:24 says, Jesus “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.” Our Lord Jesus atoned for our sins, to deliver us from the entire law, and so we could be healed in every way, including from sickness.

Regarding sickness and disease, this makes me wonder (not conclude) about when Paul says in Galatians 1:9, “Now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed,” that the reason why many believers get sick and stay sick is because they’ve accursed themselves by preaching another gospel (with the law) that teaches God makes His children sick to teach them a lesson for His glory (which is found nowhere in the gospels and is totally opposite of Him fully delivering us from the curse of the law).

Notice I said, “accursed themselves.” By choosing to preach a false gospel by their own free will, could they be accursing themselves by doing so? I will be seeking the Lord more in His Word and in prayer about this revelation that just came to me as I was writing this.

Categorizing sins as greater than the blood of Jesus or calling things sin that are not. E.g. blaming those divorced as, “You get what you deserve,” or “Sorry, you can no longer minister here.”

Does God hate divorce? Yes, because it’s a form of death and greatly hurts all involved. It’s a terrible and tragic thing. But His Word makes provision for it as well as remarriage as long as it’s a legal divorce* and not merely a separation. With a legal certificate of divorce, remarriage is not sin. I must add that we should try everything possible to avoid divorce. But sometimes, it’s not possible, not wise, or even safe to stay married because of adultery and/or abuse.

Sadly, religious men continue to add to the Word and act as the law, taking it upon themselves to elevate divorce and insist people still be punished, condemned, shunned, and excluded, etc. by them. Punishing them for even what God is not. Jesus paid it all.

Those in Christ have all their sins forgiven – past, present, and future (Hebrews 10:14). That’s grace. Unfortunately, there are many other ways today’s churches mix the law and grace or come up with laws they’ve created to add to or take away from the one true gospel.

“But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter,” Romans 7:6

The words of this post are also a call to pray, to fervently cry out for the church and its shepherds, and for ‘Pauls’ to rise up and defend His Word out of love of God and people, for His namesake and for the sake of the lost who are watching and are being driven or kept away by perverted gospels.

Prayer

Father, burn away every false gospel upon the face of the earth and draw every church, every shepherd, every child of Yours back unto Your one true gospel of grace – the finished work of Jesus Christ on behalf of all who’ve confessed Your Son’s name in Jesus’ name, amen.

*Transparency. I edited the categorizing sins, etc section because I knew the section category and example I wanted to use but went back because I felt I needed to reword the explanation better.