Who kills, steals and destroys? Who gives life?
“The thief (satan) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I (Jesus) am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.“
Where do good things come from? Is sickness and disease good?
Deuteronomy 28:21-61 is a whole list of curses among which are diseases, plagues, fever, inflammation, severe burning fever, scorching, boils, tumors, scabs, etc.
Obviously, God does not consider sickness to be a blessing, but instead a curse on Man.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
Who freed us from that curse?
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us-for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”
How many iniquities? How many diseases? And who does this?
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1 Peter 2:24
“were” healed… past-tense… 2000 years ago. Jesus took those stripes for our healing… scripture says so. If God gave us sickness… if God gave us disease… if God gave us all these terrible things, then Jesus “stripes” were in vain and contradictory of His own Father. Jesus cared and healed anyone who came to Him in faith. Why would Jesus heal someone, if God wanted that disease in that person? God never contradicts Himself. He is a healer!
But when Jesus heard this, He said, “This sickness is not to end in death, but for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it.“
This is dealing with Jesus raising Lazarus from death. What did God receive glory from… the sickness and death? Or the healing after satan brought about the sickness and death?
- If satan comes to kill, steal and destroy…
- and God does not consider sickness, disease, etc, as blessings…
- and all good things come from above…
- and Jesus paid the ultimate price for our healing…
- and God receives glory from healing… not from sickness…
- and Jesus healed all who came to Him in faith and He never contradicted His Father by doing so…
Then I’m trying to find…
Where does scripture say that God brings sickness and disease and why do people say “God gave me this sickness”?