What the Bible Plainly Teaches About Health Issues, Healing, and Health
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Be reminded that this world changed kingdoms—from God’s government to Satan’s government. And God delivered to Adam the catastrophic news:
“Cursed is the earth because of you…” (Genesis 3:17‑19; Proverbs 26:2).
Corruption, dis-ease, and death now reigned on the earth (Romans 5:12). Adam and Eve were now under a cursed, fraudulent government system. Satan’s kingdom could not freely provide what the human race needed, including health & wellness. Stress (fear) came.
Our health & wellness are limited because of that impotent kingdom. Death obviously reigns and usually it’s the result of progressive issues or dis-ease.
This perverse system is what we were raised in—it is ‘normal’ for us. This mindset is deeply ingrained in each of us. It even operates below the conscious level. And because of this cursed world government system, fear (stress) is now ‘normal.’
But Isaiah 9:6,7 promised this about Y’shua Messiah (Jesus the Christ): “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given. And the government shall rest upon his shoulder… an ever expanding, peaceful, never ending, fair, and just…kingdom.”
GOOD NEWS! Healing, Health, Wellness, Peace, and Wholeness—Already Paid For in Full
Divine healing and health is a definite act of God through faith in Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, and the precious blood of Christ, whereby the human body is cured, healed, repaired, delivered from health issues and their power, and made whole, sound, and healthy.
And God’s government healthcare plan is already paid for; Jesus the Christ paid the price in full!
GOOD NEWS! What the Bible Plainly Teaches About Health Issues, Healing, and Health:
1. That divine healing for the body is scriptural (Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24).
2. That health was normal before sin entered (Gen. 1:26-31; Gen 2:17).
3. That death entered through sin as part of the (above mentioned) curse (Genesis 3:17‑19; Rom. 5:12-21).
4. That the first prophecy and promise of redemption included healing for the body through Jesus the Christ (Gen. 3:15; Isa. 53:5; Matt. 8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24).
5. That issues originated with sin and are still being propagated by the rulers of this cursed world system—Satan and demons (Job 2:6-7; Matt. 4:23-24; 15:22; 17:14-21; Luke 13:16; John 10:10; Acts 10:38).
6. That the first recorded healing in Scripture was by prayer (Gen. 20:7,17).
7. That the first recorded bodily affliction was the consequence of disobeying God and that when conditions were met, healing was received in answer to prayer (Gen. 20:1-18). Note this event and principle is prior to ‘the law’ of Moses.
8. That in all cases of healing in Scripture, prayer, atonement, and spiritual means were used instead of human remedies (Gen. 20:7,17; Ex. 15:26; Ps. 103:1-4; Ps 105:37; Ps 107:20; Acts 10:38; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24; Matt. 8:17). See Cases of Health Issues and Healing in the Old and New Testaments
9. That spiritual means to heal health issues and diseases is all that God has provided for people (Ex. 15:26; Matt. 8:16-17; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24).
10. That spiritual means is all that God has promised and commanded to be used in health issues (James 5:14-16; Ex. 15:26; Ps. 91; Matt. 8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24).
11. A curse came on people who did not trust Him in health issues and disease (2 Kings 1; 2 Chron. 16:12-14; Jer. 17:5-10; Deut. 28:60).
12. That there is no case recorded in the Scriptures where people got benefits from any other source than by spiritual means (Ps 103:1-4; Ps. 107:20; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24). See Cases of Health Issues and Healing in the Old and New Testaments
13. That multitudes have been healed by spiritual means (Acts 10:38).
14. That no Scripture encourages human remedies to cure dis-ease (Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:14-16).
15. That Bible characters used spiritual means in times of health concerns (Ps. 38; Ps 103:1-3; Ps 107:20; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24; Matt. 8:17). See Cases of Health Issues and Healing in the Old and New Testaments
16. That God made a covenant with His people to heal them (Ex. 15:26; 23:25; Lev. 26:3, 14-14; Deut. 7:15; 28:1-65).
This was made with Israel and all who desired or chose to come under the covenant of God as given to Moses. It was in two parts:
(a) Diligently hearken [attentive obedience] to God's voice (Exodus 15:26; Leviticus 26:14-15)
(b) Do that which is right in His sight (Exodus 15:26)
(c) Give ear to His commandments [instructions] (Exodus 15:26)
(d) Keep His statutes [regulations] (Exodus 15:26; Leviticus 26:3,14-15)
(e) Serve the Lord (Exodus 23:25)
(a) "I will allow none of these diseases upon you" (Exodus 15:26). See also Deuteronomy 7:15; 28:58-61.
(b) "I am the Lord who heals you" (Exodus 15:26)
(c) "I will take away sickness [health issues] from the midst of you" (Exodus 23:25)
This covenant was made a part of the new covenant, for Christ "took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses [health issues]" (Isaiah 53; Matt. 8:16-17; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24).
17. That God kept His part of the covenant (Ps. 103:1-4; Ps 105:37; Ps 107:20; Matt. 8:17; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24).
18. That only spiritual means were used by Israel in the wilderness (Ex. 15:26; Ex 32:7-28; Num. 11:1-3; Num 12:13-16; Num 21:1-9; John 3:14; Ps. 105:37; Ps 107:20).
19. That healing was promised on condition of obedience to God (Lev. 26; Deut. 28; Ex. 15:26; Ps. 91; 107:17-21).
20. That the brazen serpent, a foreshadow of Christ, caused healing (Num. 21:1-9; John 3:14). Should we expect less of Christ, the antitype, than from the type of Christ? (See also John 10:10.) This is good news!
21. That healing always came unless certain ones had sinned and were under the curse of the law, which had to be upheld (Lev. 10; Num. 11:19-20; Num 25:1-14).
22. That the heathen outside the covenants of God were not promised healing until they came under the terms of the covenants and lived up to them (e.g. Ex. 15:26).
23. That all the plagues upon Israel occurred because of sin (Lev. 26; Deut. 28:15-68).
24. That eleven out of thirteen plagues upon Israel in the wilderness were caused by the misuse of the tongue (Ex. 15:24-26; Ex 32:1-6; Num. 11, Num 12, Num 13, Num 14, Num 16, Num 21). …as seen in the Old Testament cases.
25. That Satan had permission to afflict Job, but that God used the affliction to purify and refine him (Job 2:6-7; Job 42:1-7). God did not leave him sick all of his life; so this is no example to prove that modern believers should remain sick. After the test God healed him; so if we today claim we are under a trial like Job, let us also learn our lesson and get healed. Let us believe the good news—God will heal us as He did Job! And consider that Job’s lesson is prior to ‘the law’ of Moses.
26. That God, to bring sinners to repentance, does permit Satan to afflict them (Job 33:12-30; 1 Cor. 5:1-5; 2 Cor. 2:6-11).
Please note that an accurate New Testament definition of ‘sin’ is, “a shortcoming continued” (1 John 3:20; 2 Cor. 3:6-16; Heb. 7:22; 8:6; 1 Pet. 4:8; Rom. 3:23; 6:13; 14:23; 1 John 5:17).
27. That God always healed when the lessons were learned and people came to repentance (Gen. 20:7,17; Num. 11:2; 12:13-16; 21:1-9; Job 33:12-30; 42:1-12; Ps. 103:3; James 5:14-16).
28. That Satan has permission to afflict God’s people when they go astray (Ps. 38; 103:3; 119:67-75; Num. 12:13-16; 21:1-9; 1 Cor. 5:5; Gal. 6:7-8).
29. That bodily healing is taught in both Testaments, in every division of the books of the Bible, and in almost every book of the Bible, as seen in the Scriptures in the points above and below.
30. That health issues are the only means God can use to wake some of us to our need of God and bring us to repentance (Job 33:12-30; Hos. 6:1; 1 Cor. 5:1-5; 2 Cor. 2:6-11).
31. That divine health as well as divine healing was promised when certain Kingdom contractual conditions were met (Lev. 26; Deut. 28; Ex. 15:26; Ps. 91; Prov. 3:1-8; 12:18; 13:3; 15:4; 18:8, 21; Isa. 58; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 3:10-11).
32. That Christ came to redeem us from the enemy’s impotent cursed world government system back to God’s Kingdom (government system). Isaiah 9:6 promised: “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given. And the government shall rest upon his shoulder… an ever expanding, peaceful, never ending, fair, and just…kingdom.”
Christ came to redeem from both sin and health issues (Isa. 53; 61:1-2; Matt. 8:16-17; 9:1-10; Gal. 3:13; Rom. 8:11; Acts 10:38; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 3:8). That’s good news!
33. That healing is in fulfillment of prophecy (Isa. 35:1-10; 53:1-12; 61:1-2; Matt. 8:16-17; Acts 10:38; 1 Peter 2:24).
34. That Jesus proved His claims to Sonship by healing people (Matt. 4:23-24; 11:3-6; Luke 4:18-25; 13:32,33; Acts 10:38; 1 John 3:8).
35. That Jesus authorized the twelve to heal as they went preaching (Matt. 10).
36. That Jesus also authorized the seventy to heal as they preached (Luke 10).
37. That the disciples were successful in healing and casting out demons before Pentecost (Matt. 10; Luke 10; Mark 6:7-13).
38. That the disciples were authorized to carry on the work of healing throughout this age to confirm the Word of God (Matt. 28:20; Heb. 2:3-4; Mark 16:17-20).
39. That the early believers did confirm the Word by healing (Mark 16:20; Acts 2:43; Acts 3:1-12; Acts 5:12-16; Acts 6:8; Acts 8:7-13; Acts 11:19-22; Acts 14:3,27; Acts 15:4,12; Acts 19:11-12; Acts 28:9; Rom. 15:18-19,29; 1 Cor. 16:10; Heb. 2:3-4).
40. That all disciples throughout this age are commanded to observe all things Christ commanded the early disciples (Matt. 28:20; Acts 1:1-8).
41. That Jesus commanded the disciples to get definite power to confirm the Word of God before they went out (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:1-8; Mark 16:15-20; John 14:12-15).
42. That Jesus sent the Holy Spirit into this cursed world to carry on the healing ministry that He had started (Acts 1:1-8; 2:33-34; 1 Cor. 12:7-11; Heb. 2:3-4; John 14:12).
43. That Jesus promised such power to every believer (Mark 9:23; 11:22-24; 16:15-20; John 14:12-15; 15:7, 16).
44. That the gifts of healing are part of the spiritual equipment of the church (1 Cor. 1:7; 12:9; Rom. 12:6-8; 15:18-19,29; Heb. 2:3-4).
45. That healing is part of the church work (James 5:14-16; 1 Cor. 12:1-11).
46. That it is always God's will to heal His children in the new covenant (Matt. 6:10; 7:7-11; 8:3, 7, 16-17; Mark 9:23; 11:22-24; 16:15-20; John 14:12-15; 15:7,16; 16:23-26; Heb. 11:6; James 1:5-9; 5:14-16).
47. That healing is in the atonement (Isa. 53:4-5; Matt. 8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Cor. 11:23-32; John 3:14; James 5:14-16; 3 John 2).
48. That apart from the atonement God would have no right to answer prayer for healing, for death was the penalty for sin and the law must be upheld; the sinner would have no right to ask God for healing in the cursed world system, for s/he is under the death sentence; Christ would not have healed, for there would have been no legal and just means of forgiveness and healing; He would not have authorized His ministers to carry on His work; the Spirit would have no basis for working among people; and not one part of the penalty for sin or the results of sin could be legally done away with (Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24).
The atonement is the basis of all God's mercy of any kind to people. When sin is atoned for, naturally the results of sin are likewise atoned for. When sin is removed out of the human race, there will be no more health issues (Rev. 21).
Please notice that an accurate New Testament definition of ‘sin’ is, “a shortcoming continued” (1 John 3:20; 2 Cor. 3:6-16; Heb. 7:22; 8:6; 1 Pet. 4:8; Rom. 3:23; 6:13; 14:23; 1 John 5:17)
49. Jesus promised every believer, not only ministers, power to do the works that He did (Mt. 17:20; 21:22; Mk. 9:23; 11:22-24; 16:15-20; Jn. 14:12-15; 15:7, 16; 16:23-26; Acts 1:4-8).
50. That healing is part of the children's bread and their (our) right by virtue of redemption (Matt. 7:7-11; 15:22-28; Mark 7:29; Luke 13:16; John 3:14-16; 14:12-15; 15:7,16; 16:23-26; 1 John 3:8,20-22; 5:14-15; 3 John 2).
51. That healing is part of the work of the Holy Spirit in believers (Rom. 8:11; 1 Cor. 12:7-11; Heb. 2:3-4; Acts 1:8; Luke 24:49).
52. That failure to appropriate healing by faith in the wounded body and shed blood of Christ frequently has resulted in health issues and premature death (1 Cor. 11:27-32). Appropriate means to take possession of.
53. That healing proves that the Holy Spirit is ministering (Rom. 8:11; 1 Cor. 12).
54. That healing proves that there is a full-fledged believer in all the truth of the gospel involved (John 14:12; Mark 16:15-20).
55. That healing proves that Jesus Christ lives today (Heb. 13:8; John 14:12).
56. That healing proves that the individual has exercised faith and has claimed and received their redemptive rights (Mark 11:22-24, 16:15-20; John 14:12-25;Jn 15:7,16; 16:23-26; Heb. 11:6; James 1:5-9; 5:14-16).
57. That healing is one of the signs that were to follow believers (Mark 16:15-20).
58. That healing is in God's plan for this age as well as in the Millennium (Mark 16:15-20; John 14:12-15; Isa. 30:26; 33:24; 35:1-10).
59. That healing proves that God's promises are true (2 Peter 1:4-5; James 5:14-16; Rom. 8:11; Mark 11:22-24; John 14:12-15; 15:7,16; 2 Cor. 1:20).
60. That because full instructions how to get healed and stay healed are carefully given in Scripture, healing must be the will of God, and that such benefits will be realized if instructions are followed; otherwise the whole thing is a farce (Isa. 58:1-14; Jer. 17:5-10; Ps. 34:12-13; 37:1-8; 91:1-12; 103:1-3,Ex. 15:26; Lev. 26; Deut. 28; Prov. 3:1-8; 12:18; 13:3; 15:4; 18:8,21; Matt. 7:7-11; 17:14-21; 21:21; Mark 9:23; 11:22-24; 16:15-20; John 14:12-15; 15:7,16; 16:23-26; Rom. 4:17; Heb. 11:6; James 1:5-9; 4:7; 5:14-16).
61. That healing is included in our salvation, for the original Hebrew and Greek words for salvation include the ideas of healing, health, preservation, and soundness (Rom. 1:16).
62. That healing is to be expected as a manifestation of the Fatherhood, love, and will of God for His children as it would be of any earthly parent (Matt. 6:10; 7:7-11; Mark 9:23; 11:22-24; Luke 11:1-13; 18:1-18; John 14:12-15; 15:7,16; 16:23-26; Heb. 11:6; James 1:5-9; 5:14-16). Is God the only Father who desires that His children be always sick and dis-eased? Is He the only one who does not love His children? Is He the only one who would prefer His children to have weaknesses, failures, sins, illnesses, material wants, and constant defeat by their enemy? Does He love His children less than earthly parents? Is He the only one who is a respecter of persons and will heal one and not another, will help people in one age and not in another, will provide healing for some and not for others, and will love and benefit some of His children but not all others? Is He the only Father who promises unlimited benefits for His children and then refuses to give them such blessings when they are needed? No! No way. No! God loves His children outrageously and wills for them the best in life, as any true father does and He will always give His children what He has promised and what they want if they will have faith in Him.
63. That healing is the natural result of meeting certain conditions, and that all the powers of darkness cannot keep a believer sick if and when these conditions are met (Isa. 58; Prov. 3:1-8; 12:18; 13:3; 15:4; 18:8, 21; Ps. 34:12-13; 1 Peter 3:10; Heb. 11:6; James 1:5-9; 4:7; 5:14-16; Mark 11:22-24; John 14:12-15; 15:7, 16).
64. That healing is on the same basis as forgiveness of sins and is just as easy to access (Matt. 9:1-7; 13:15; Acts 8:27; James 5:14-16).
65. That healing proves the resurrection of Christ (Rom. 8:11; Acts 3:15-16).
66. That healing is one of the best means of attracting people to the gospel (John 6:2; Acts 3:1-11; 5:12-16; 6:8; 8:1-20; 9:32-42; 14:8-16,27; 15:4,12; 19:11-20).
67. That healing is one of the quickest ways of getting people converted (John 4:46-53; 11:45; Acts 4:4; 5:12-16; 8:5-8; 9:34,35; 19:11-20; 28:4-10).
68. That healing is the best means of glorifying God (Mark 2:12; Luke 13:17; Acts 3:8). How can we who are defeated and held in bondage by Satan’s fraudulent cursed world system be free to glorify God for permitting us to stay in bondage? How can we glorify God for the work of the enemy in us? How can God's work be carried forward when God's people are defeated and helpless?
69. That life requires a choice (Deut. 30:19; Joshua 24:15). When God sets a choice before us, we have to make that choice. To make no choice is to choose the cursed world (impotent) system. Healing & health is a personal choice just like forgiveness of sins and personal salvation (Matt. 7:7-11; Mark 11:22-24; Heb. 11:6; James 1:5-9; 4:7; 5:14). That’s good news!
70. That there is no reason for children of God to be sick and defeated by Satan, for all things are possible to him or her who trust in, rely on (believe) (Mark 9:23; 11:22-24; John 15:7,16). That’s good news too!
71. That it is God's highest will and wish for His children to be happy, healthy, and prosperous (3 John 2; Ps. 1:2-3; Mark 11:22-24; John 15:7,16; Matt. 7:7-11).
72. That if Satan has the power to bring all kinds of diseases upon people, he also has the power to remove them if he can get people to follow some unbiblical program that will eventually damn the soul (Matt. 7:21-23; 24:24; 2 Cor. 11:13-15; 2 Thess. 2:8-12; Rev. 12:9; 13:2,13). We have the choice to reject these benefits from Satan and seek and receive them from God, and then no part of the gospel will have to be rejected.
73. That Colossians 1:13 gives followers of Jesus good news—that we have been translated from the enemy’s impotent cursed world (government) system into God’s Kingdom (government) of abundance, meeting our every need, if we continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel (Col. 1:23).
Satan cannot touch God's people without attaining permission from their heavenly Father; so let us walk faithfully in truth as we receive it, and may Satan attain no permission
(1 Cor. 11:29-32; 1 John 1:7; Ps. 91).
74. That God's people, if they earnestly desire to live clean and holy lives, can enjoy long life free from health concerns (Ps. 91; 3 John 2; 1 John 1:7, 9; Eph. 6:2; 1 Peter 3:10).
75. That God has provided all necessary weapons to defeat sin, illness, and all the works of Satan (2 Cor. 10:4-5; Eph. 6:10-18; Mark 16:15-20; John 14:12-15; John 15:7,16; Gal. 5:16-22; Rom. 8:1-39; James 4:7; 5:14-16; 1 Peter 5:8-9).
76. That God's program of healing is the same today as ever (John 14:12-15; John 15:7,16; Mark 16:15-20; Acts 1:1-8). The enemy is the same. His works are the same. His power in the lives of people needs to be broken today as ever. God is the same. His works and will are the same. His power is still available for believers to destroy the works of Satan. The only thing remaining for the church is to awake to its rightful place in the gospel and launch a hell-defeating campaign by getting back to New Testament living and power. Believers should ask God for the power He gave the early church (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; Jude 3); carry out the great commission to the letter (Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-20; Acts 1:8); keep the commandments [instructions] of Christ (John 14:12-15; 15:10-17); follow Christ in speaking and working (John 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 12:49; 14:10-12) and in living (1 John 2:6; 3:7; 4:17; 1 Peter 2:24); walk in the Spirit (Gal. 5:16-24); let die the carnal traits contrary to the will of God (Rom. 8:1-13; Col. 3:5-17); and practice literally the gospel of the New Testament as it reads, not as we interpret it to read. When we do these things we see New Testament power and experiences.
77. That the gospel is still the power of God unto salvation (Rom. 1:16). Healing is included in salvation, for this word means deliverance, healing, soundness, and preservation for body, soul, and spirit (Luke 1:69-71; 18:42).
78. That chronic issues will not come upon God's people unless they turn from holiness to sin (Ex. 15:26; Lev. 26; Deut. 28). If this was true of preservation from illness in the old covenant, it is much more true of people under the new covenant, which contains greater promises and a greater glory than the old one did (2 Cor. 3:6-16; Heb. 7:22; Heb 8:6). In Ps. 91 we have a whole chapter which promises immunity from health issues, and this applies to the new covenant times as well as to the old covenant period. It may be only the sin of unbelief, as is clear in Points 45-57 above. In Isaiah 58 we have another chapter promising divine health, providing we do the things listed in this passage.
Please note that an accurate New Testament definition of ‘sin’ is, “a shortcoming continued.”
79. That illness is never the will of God for His people. Believers in the new covenant have the privilege to ask "what ye will" (John 15:7); "whatsoever" (Matt. 21:21; John 14:13; 15:16; 16:23-26; 1 John 3:22; 5:14-15); "anything" (John 14:14; Matt. 18:18-20); "what things so ever you desire" (Mark 11:22-24), and “how much more" than earthly parents would or could give their children (Matt. 7:7-11). What could be more all-inclusive and unlimited than these promises? What could express the highest will of God more than these? What could be more definite than these to prove that “all things are possible to those who believeth?!" (Matt. 17:20; Mark 9:23). If then it is left up to the will of each believer to access what we will, and if it is God's will for each of us to receive what we will, then why should we will to be sick when we can will otherwise if we choose? We will be in the perfect will of God by so doing. We will be healed. That’s good news!
80. That God answers prayer even after judgment has been pronounced upon the sick one (Isa. 38; Num. 14:12-20; Ex. 32:10-14).
81. That healing demonstrates the power of God over the power of Satan (Acts 10:38; 26:18; 1 John 3:8; Luke 13:16; John 10:10). Dealing with health issues, then, should be on the same basis as dealing with sin and Satan. Please be reminded that an accurate New Testament definition of ‘sin’ is, “a shortcoming continued”.
If we will recognize the true source of our troubles and that God wills to heal and will heal if He is asked to do so in faith, we will get a speedy deliverance from the enemy of both God and humankind. As long as we think health issues are God's will for us and that God is causing the trouble, then we believe lies and the truth cannot make us free.
God is obligated to move within His own spiritual laws (principles) and they are constrained because of unbelief; because of the refusal of the sick one to clear God of all guilt for their trouble; because of belief in lies instead of truth; because of co-operation with another instead of with God; and because of the exercise of unbelief instead of faith. God works upon the principles of faith and truth, and He is not partial to any person (Heb. 11:6; James 1:5-9; John 8:21-32).
Be strongly encouraged to view this important illustration and brief explanation.
God really does want us to enjoy skating on His lake of joy while we are on this earth, but He also wants us to keep away from the area marked Thin Ice! This is simple to do, for He has clearly marked the warning signs in the Bible (see scripture passages above).
Psalm 119:67,72,75 contains a lesson about affliction and the purpose of affliction and why affliction comes in our lives and how we Christians should respond to affliction. After all, there’s nobody who won’t encounter affliction at some time or another in his or her life. Be encouraged to listen to what the psalmist says about affliction and what he learned from it:
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word. It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous and in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
Note that the psalmist didn’t view affliction as a disaster. He saw it as a kind of corrective medicine. It was something that he needed to adjust his life. He says, “Before I was afflicted I went astray and I paid for it, but now,” he said, “I obey Your word. I’ve learned my lesson. It pays to obey.”
And then he says at the end, “O LORD... in faithfulness you have afflicted me.” You didn’t do it because You were cruel or because You were angry with me. You did it to straighten me out, to bring me back from my own evil way into Your way, to find the way of peace.
The New Testament tells Christians, “All things are for your sakes” (2 Cor. 4:15; see also John 15:1-2; Rom. 5:3; 8:28; 1 Cor. 11:32; 1 Thess. 5:18; Heb. 12:5-7; James 1:2-5, 12; 1 Pet. 1:6-7; Gen. 50:20; Judges 3:1-2; Ps. 51:1-12; 119:67,72,75; Jer. 29:11) It is necessary for us to grasp that. God’s principles and purposes — they are all for us. They’re all working out that which is good for us and they control the universe. Many other factors may seem to enter in, but ultimately its God’s laws and our associated choices that settle our destiny.
When we are in the midst of affliction, we needn’t fight. We needn’t argue with God. We need to ask Him the reason. God permits our affliction in His faithfulness. He has a reason. (Be strongly encouraged to review Lessons 28 and 73b above.) His spiritual principles and purposes are for us to turn us back from something, to bring us out of the dark and bring us back under His covering — a life of continual yielding to His instruction (John 14:15; 8:31; 1 John 5:2-3). (consider reviewing this inspired illustration).
His guarantee is unlimited. And, there are still warning signs to make it work for us. A red light flashes at a railroad crossing when the train is coming, to prevent us from getting killed. A fire engine sounds a siren to warn us of its approach. An ambulance and a police car flash lights when there is danger, and the wail of their siren warns us to pull over and get out of the way. A fever warns us of sickness and infection.
All of these signals are good, and so are God's warning signs. They are just as effective to keep us from getting killed (spiritually) as the flashing lights at a railroad crossing are to keep us from getting killed physically. God loves us so much He has posted warning signs all along the lake of joy, just for our protection! —Derek Prince, and Pastor Buck Roland
Lessons Are Necessary for Healing and Health
Obviously the above lessons are contrary to the current cursed world doctrine. These lessons need to be learned, the truth must be yielded to, and faith must be exercised without wavering before God is obligated to deliver a person with health issues from the hands of the devil. Satan is the prince of this wicked, impotent cursed world system. If you are with health issue(s) it will pay you greatly to meditate upon the above lessons gleaned from a study of the Scriptures and the Bible cases of health issues. You can be healed, many times instantly, when you believe the truth. It will automatically make you free (John 8:31-32).
Let go of ignorance and unbelief completely. Don’t be satisfied with defeat. Take an aggressive stand against sin (shortcoming continued), unbelief, illness, and Satan, and all the demons out of Hell cannot hold you in bondage. Jesus loves you outrageously and has come to set you free; so believe it and yield to Him for the deliverance. He said, "The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).
We have an abundance of proof in the above points that it is God's will to heal, but this is not enough proof for some of us. To those of us who are honest and open-minded to truth these facts will be sufficient to prove that it is always God's will to heal.
What Divine Healing and Health is Not
It is not healing and health by natural remedies, imagination, will power, personal magnetism, metaphysics, spiritualism, immunity from death, presumption, insubordination to God's will, mind over matter, denial of the plain facts of sin, health issues, and disease, or natural healing by inherent laws and creative powers in humankind's body (i.e. our God-given immune systems, endocrine systems, lymph systems, limbic systems, etc.)
The plan of God is to end evil and suffering forever (Exodus 34:6-7; Matthew 13:37-43; I Corinthians 15:24-28; Galatians 6:7-8; 1 Timothy 1:5; Revelation 21-22). The ultimate purpose of God in all His present dealings with man is to bring him back to the place where he was before the fall (beloved fellowship) and purge him of all possibility of failing in the future. “The object and purpose of our instruction and charge is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, and a clear conscience, and genuine trust (faith).” —1 Timothy 1:5
Thank you Finis Jennings Dake, Dake Publishing, and their book entitled God’s Plan for Man
Thank you Derek Prince Ministries and his book God’s Word Heals