When we ‘think’ our sickness, disease and tragedy is caused for our good by the God of The Bible, it really does give HIM a ‘bad’ reputation. Have you thought about His goodness? What does it mean that ‘God is GOOD?’ We say in churches, “God is Good” with the response “ALL THE TIME” and “all the time, God is good.” Then I hear people say, God gave them some sickness, disease, cancer, a car accident………..”What part of these are GOOD? If you were describing your parent here on earth to someone and you were telling them how ‘good’ they were, but then you went on to say, they gave you cancer, let you suffer terrible pain and torment through chemo, then they put you on the tracks of a train and let it hit you, to teach you. How would you respond? Are they still “GOOD?”
Recently someone was challenged as I taught about God’s healing and our inheritance as believers. In sharing that God provided healing for all of us here and not just for when we die. They responded by saying, “But this is my testimony. and that “we all must carry our cross!” I asked them why we would have to carry the cross when Jesus did it all for us? If we add anything to HIS sacrifice then we nullify what HE did for us! That same week another person challenged by God’s healing told me that we never know who God will heal and that not everyone gets healed. They were challenged by the fact that I said it was NOT GOD’S fault, He is not the one who is NOT healing. Again I see many challenged by those statements when I share it is OUR fault or our surroundings, teachings, etc. and NOT God’s fault or that HE is not the one allowing these things.
Just this last week again, another person said more than once. “God gave them cancer,” and “God is good but He is NOT SAFE” When I questioned them on this. The walls came up and I could see that…”This is my belief and NO one will change that! This is my Testimony!” Sometimes I ask because if I am wrong, I want to know. Even when I shared scriptures that says God IS SAFE, and that God tells us many times that HE IS SAFE. They told me an author quoted these words…. “God is a good God, but He is not safe.” Hmmmm… we want to believe a writer of fiction but Not God? People do not want to have their beliefs challenged. (My people perish for lack of knowledge). When I am wrong, please give me scriptures and references from His Word. I do not want to believe something that is not correct. His Word trumps mine, yours or an author any time.
If you believe it is your fault that we are not all healed, because of many reasons. Lack of knowledge. wrong teaching wrong believing, or simply just not knowing, there is hope in that. If we believe God picks and chooses who gets healed or who gets struck with cancer, then there is little hope. I would rather believe and KNOW it is something on my part. It again paints a bad picture of MY LORD if He is blamed for all the junk in this world. The terrorists attacks on 9/11 the 55 million abortions in the U.S.! Does that describe a ‘Good God’ to you?
God has a better way to lead us to a life IN HIM. He said He sent His Word, (Jesus) to save (Sozo – healed, prospered, forgiven, set free ) us. – Not sickness and disease, tragedies and torment.
He has given us an inheritance that allows us to heal the sick, raise the dead, open blind eyes.
After one of these conversations I was asked why I get sick. First, I seldom do, but the reason is because I entertained it received it and it came about. I then had to begin to speak against it. People speak negative sick words over us, we hear things on TV, and other places and we take them on sometimes. I am not in perfect health – but I AM. I have all the health and healing living in me I just some times receive those lying words of cold or whatever other sickness and it manifests. We can speak life and health and hear life and health and receive either one. We really do have a choice. And ‘No weapon formed against me shall prosper.’ So if I let it take hold for a moment, I now have the power and authority to tell it to GO!
It stung my ‘pride’ a little when I realized it was my lack of understanding (My people perish for lack of knowledge) and that perhaps had I known more earlier in my walk with Christ, I could have impacted others lives to lead them to healing. God does tell us in James 5: 14-15 that we are to lay hands on the sick, anoint them and they will be saved. The translation again in this scripture for saved = healed, prospered, forgiven, set free. I do not have it all, all the time. But all the time I have it. I just don’t receive all God has for me all the time. I have it more than I ever did. WOO HOO… And next year I will have even more. As I learn of His extravagant LOVE for us, I receive more understanding (and belief) of His Inheritance that I have.
He tells us – “CHOOSE LIFE”
I Choose to believe Him and not a Doctors diagnosis and a world filled with unbelief and sickness. He has all we need for life and health here. He says we will be doing even greater things than He, healing the sick, raising the dead… most are not even doing the least of things how will they believe to be doing the greater. But I guess if you don’t believe or know you have the same raising from the dead power and authority living inside of you, you are never going to be doing those things.
God has given us the tools to live in health, joy, peace, freedom, and to be laying hands on others for their recovery.
My testimony says, God heals all and I am taking it all. He is a loving, good, safe God who healed all.
Contact Connie at: firstname.lastname@example.org 720-308-4333
Some Scripture References:
Proverbs 18:10 – The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
Proverbs 1:33 – But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
Proverbs 29:25 – The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.
Matthew 10:8 – Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
John 14:12 – Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Isaiah 54:17 – No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.