by Tammy Phillips
October 28, 2020
When we attribute death, destruction and disease to God, we blame Him. To blame is to assign or impute fault; to blemish; to injure. We often blemish and injure God’s name when we give him credit for things that He did not do.
God is not the author of death, sickness, disease, accidents, nor natural disasters. It is not His fault. Adam and Eve experienced perfect life with God. They did not know sickness before sin and Satan, Prince of the Air, entered. Sin and the devil crept in and began to attempt to decay and destroy God’s good creation. We need to be on purpose and place blame where it rightfully belongs.
- Satan is the Destroyer; Jesus is the Savior.
- Satan is the Inflictor; Christ is the Healer.
- Satan is the Oppressor; Jesus is the Deliverer.
- Satan is the Thief; Jesus is the Protector.
- Satan is the Death: Jesus is the Life.
- Satan is the Liar; Jesus is the Truth.
God only gives good and perfect gifts.
Jesus came that we might have life and more abundantly.
Satan came to steal, kill, and destroy. (John 10:10)
Jesus came and bought back what Satan stole in the garden.
Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil and do the works of the Father. (1 John 3:8)
Jesus said in Luke 9:56, “For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.”
“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. (Acts 10:38 NKJV)
God appointed and anointed Jesus.
God anointed Jesus with Holy Spirit and with power.
Jesus went to work “doing good.” “Doing good” is the Greek word, euergeteō, which means bestowing benefits. It is a derivative of euergetēs, which means benefactor, a philanthropist, a worker of good. It is what he did. He was sent to do the work of His Father. Jesus went to work healing all who we oppressed. Oppressed is the Greek word, katadynasteuō, which means to exercise harsh control over. If sickness and disease are not harsh control over the body, I do not know what is? Healing is a benefit from the Father supplied by Jesus!
Psalm 103:2-5 reminds us not to forget the benefits of the Benefactor: “Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good [things], [So that] your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
The Lord crowns us with life, loving kindness, and mercy, not corona, nor anything else. If God was the deliverer of sickness and disease, if it was His will for us to be sick to teach us something, why would we want to get better? Satan is the oppressor and gifter of sickness and disease in attempt to steal time and energy from us; to kill us and ultimately destroy us. Sickness is not, nor has ever been God’s will nor His gift. Jesus is our gift and Deliverer.
God will use everything that is thrown at us and turn it for good. And, our responsibility is to believe and confess God’s word. We are not to believe in the future tense of one day “we will be healed.” Our bodies our made to heal themselves; we will be healed. The word of God says, “By his stripes we ARE healed.” It doesn’t say we are going to be healed. It says: “BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE and WERE HEALED.” (1 Peter 2:24 and Isaiah 53:5). Healing is present and completed. It is done. It was done 2000 years ago.
I enCOURAGE you not to blame God. It is not his fault nor His will, but He always is the answer. Confess with your mouth. “God loves me. He gives only good and perfect gifts. He uses everything the enemy meant for evil and turns it for good. By His strips I am healed. “I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD.” (Psalm 118:17 NKJV)
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