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
God gave us a remedy to sickness and disease, but we MUST receive it and exercise our faith in it…IT is the blood of Jesus!! Like in salvation, the shed blood of Jesus does not free us automatically, it must be received by faith and acted upon daily.
Similarly, when it comes to our health, we must choose to believe and receive the finished work of Christ on the cross for the sin of the world. Notice I did not pluralize the word sin…this was intentional. Although He did die for our sins, but He died for the sin committed by Adam that brought death and all of its symptoms.
Sickness & disease is a symptom of death and God never intended His children to ever be under its rule. Because of this, Jesus paid the price to redeem us to God. Our exercise or practice of faith in this will set the foundation to drive sickness out of our bodies. No, I am not saying to deny the sickness you have or may experience; but I am saying to deny it’s right to be in or on your body…for you have been redeemed from it!
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“Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. Do you remember the Scripture that says, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”? That is what happened when Jesus was nailed to the cross: He became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse. And now, because of that, the air is cleared and we can see that Abraham’s blessing is present and available for non-Jews, too. We are all able to receive God’s life, his Spirit, in and with us by believing—just the way Abraham received it.” – Galatians 3:13 (MSG)
Amen…it is finished! & according to our faith, we are healed! Thanks for this. Appreciate you.
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You’re welcome and thank you! I agree with you on your stand in faith! Understand that whatever God has done…IS DONE! As you stated…”it is FINISHED!”
DOES WHAT A MAN THINKS AFFECT HIS SALVATION? BY STEVE FINNELL
Does what a man thinks alter the fact of a man’s salvation?
Can a man say that he believes that Jesus is the Son God and then say, however, I do not think that it is essential for my salvation? Can that kind of thinking save anyone? (John 8:24 ‘Therefore I say to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”)
Is it possible for someone to assert they they were baptized in water and say, however, I do not think it was not essential for me to be saved? Can that kind of thinking save anyone? (Mark 16:16 He who has believed and been baptized shall be saved…)
Is is plausible that a person can profess that they believe the God raised Jesus from the grave and then say, however, I do not think it is essential to believe that, in order to be saved? Can that kind of thinking save you? (Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.)
DOES WHAT A MAN THINKS ABOUT GOD’S TERMS FOR PARDON AFFECT HIS SALVATION?
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Hello Brother Steve! That is an interesting question. It is difficult to believe and doubt at the same time. It takes clarity to discover and follow God’s will for our lives. This is why we need the clear preaching of the Gospel and not just Theological ramblings. Thank you for checking in and commenting on this post!
“Sickness & disease is a symptom of death” is right on. As human I will die a physical death. God has not frowned on me if I die by cancer any more than if I get run over by an ambulance. When we are weak God is strong for us. Some years ago I was sick and would have died had my wife not persisted in insisting the hospital find a diagnosis. Was I in an inferior state of faith? God taught me more in and through that than in any healthy period. I stood, as it were, with one foot in heaven, a blessing which still leaves me in great wonder. So it is not that I disagree with your teaching. I just wonder if it might be too wide a brush. God works in wondrous ways, and God’s ways are not our ways, God’s thoughts are above our thoughts, and so I wonder. While The Kingdom of God is within us, only eternal life promises the absence of all pain and trouble. Of course God is the Healer, all glory to Creator, but if it comes down to it I would rather be faithful in sickness than forgetful of God in health.
So I am merely thinking out loud (by writing), not intending any disrespect.
My Brother, let me start by saying that there is no disrespect or offense taken in this discussion. You are definitely welcome to “think out loud” and your opinions are welcomed here. Now to my point:
God wants us to win; this is proved out in His giving Jesus to a lost and dying world. Yes, sickness and disease is a symptom of death and death is an enemy. Although we should show faithfulness in whatever circumstances we find ourselves, we should never embrace any “symptom” of death.
Sickness, is in this world is a result of sin and sin alone. The fact that we are hit with sickness is not due to God’s intent for us to be sick or wanting to use it to “teach” us anything. Yes, we can learn in the midst of affliction, but that does not mean God uses it in anyway or at any time.
Unfortunately, many teach and believe that to have faith in God means you should never go through anything. That is erroneous and that is not what I believe nor teach. God is a healer and deliverer; whether that is ‘divinely’ or through medical science, healing belongs to God and He always want us well and whole. (Let’s continue the conversation)
No disagreement with you on this. Perhaps I am reacting to this false teaching which you point out, that with faith we become rich and strong and never have trouble, which I meet so often. God does want to give us abundant life (John 10:10b) so we are 100% agreed on that.
I suppose my thinking has to do with the fact that we do live in a broken world, and can we expect God to keep us from all brokenness? Or is brokenness a tool God also uses because of our context? And how does God’s discipline work? And what about Job…
You’ve got me thinking deep from the deeps of my soul, Brother.
My Brother, we ALL have to think and seek deeply. We cannot afford to assume anything.
Yes, we absolutely live in a world that is seriously broken. We can pray for God to keep us from the evil or “brokeness”; but we should always believe Him to give us power to overcome it! God gets no pleasure or glory when we are overcome by the circumstances of life.
As for God’s discipline, could it also be we experience some things because of our disobedience more than the discipline of God. In other words, could these things be there because of the condition of the world and our willingness to submit to it…rather than submit to the Love and Word of God?
Please email me so we can continue this via, email, Skype or possibly the phone.
With Much Love
Oh, by the way, I did not forget Job. Please read Job 4 and focus on vs. 25 in light of his calamity.
Awesome message Sebastian! Hugs and blessings my brother!
Thank you Brother Wendell! Many Blessings to you and yours!
A redeemed life in Christ exercises their faith to be a new identity in Christ. That takes practice for it so much easier to exercise our human nature. Good thoughts.
Thank you for your comment on this post, they are much appreciated!