Day 42: Sickness Is A Choice

Day 42: Sickness Is A Choice
February 10, 2015 Joel Grantham

 “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.”  Deuteronomy 30:19

Every day we make choices.  We choose what clothes to wear, what music to listen to on the radio or what to eat for breakfast and lunch.  The quality of our life is determined by the choices that we make.

God has given mankind free will, which includes the power of choice.  He will not force His will or blessing upon us.  He has left it up to us to choose to serve Him, to walk in His ways and to enjoy His blessings.

Have you ever stopped to consider that God does not choose who goes to Heaven and who goes to Hell after they die?  God has already chosen for ALL to be saved when He sent His Son to die for the sins of the world!  (See 2 Peter 3:9)  However, where we spend eternity is a choice that each of us must make as individuals.   God does not send people to hell, people send themselves to Hell.  The only reason that people die in their sins and spend eternity in Hell is because they never CHOSE to make Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior.  Heaven is a choice and Hell is a choice!

According to Deuteronomy 30:19, ALL of God’s blessings are choices that we have the power to receive or to reject.  God has given you and me the power to not only choose Heaven or Hell, but also the power to choose between health and sickness.   I’ll never forget the day that I realized that sickness was a choice!

The reason that people are sick today is the very same reason that people spend eternity in Hell.  It is a matter of choice.  According to 1 Peter 2:24 Jesus has already paid the price for every sickness and every disease on this planet.  Because of this, no one has to be sick ever again!  Just like no one has to die in their sins ever again!  All you have to do to be saved is to CHOOSE Jesus as your Savior, and all that you have to do to be healed is to CHOOSE Jesus as your healer.

Sickness and disease is rampant in our society today.  Hospitals across this nation are overflowing with patients.  It seems like there is a local pharmacy on almost every street corner.  As a matter of fact, it’s rare to meet an adult who is not on some sort of prescription medication.  Yet, it does not have to be this way.

Sickness and disease is a choice.  That is exactly what God’s word says!  It saddens me greatly to think of all the people suffering with pain and disease today.   Many of them feel so helpless against their struggle against sickness.  It is even worse when you realize that they are in this situation because they CHOSE it.  However, we are not helpless victims, we are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ!

Sadly, many of these people do not know how to choose healing, so by default they have chosen sickness.  God’s blessings are not automatic.  They must be appropriated on purpose.  If you do not actively choose Heaven, then by default you have chosen Hell.  In the very same way, if you do not actively choose healing, then by default you have chosen sickness.

You see, most people are sick today because they are ignorant of God’s will concerning healing and of how to receive it for themselves.  You cannot receive a blessing that you do not know that God is offering.  The first enemy that has to be conquered if you are going to walk in divine health is the enemy of ignorance.  You are not a helpless victim waiting for God to sovereignly intervene on your behalf.  God has already intervened two thousands years ago when He sent Jesus!  You have the power to choose LIFE!

 

Confession:  I choose God’s blessing of health and healing for my physical body.  I reject sickness and disease and tell them to leave my body in Jesus name!

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