Day 70: Sickness Comes From The Devil

Day 70: Sickness Comes From The Devil
March 10, 2015 Joel Grantham

“So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.”  Job 2:7

Contrary to popular belief, it was not God who made Job sick, it was the devil.  Sickness does not come from God, it comes from the devil!

In Acts 10:38 it says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all WHO WERE OPPRESSED BY THE DEVIL.”  This scripture tells us that every person that Jesus healed was made sick by the devil.  Not one time during His earthly ministry did Jesus ever tell a sick person that it was not His will to heal them.  We can’t even find one scripture that says it was God who made them sick.

From Genesis to Revelation the Word of God is clear – sickness does not come from God, it comes from the devil.  In Acts 10:38 sickness is called “oppression of the devil”.  In Job 42:10 it is called “captivity”.  Psalm 41:8 calls sickness an “evil disease”.  In Psalm 107:20, sickness is called “destruction”.  And we know that Satan is the one who kills, steals and DESTROYS, not God.  Lastly, in Luke 13:16 Jesus calls it “bondage from Satan”.

One of the main tactics of the enemy is to get God’s people to believe that it is God’s will for them to be sick; that God is somehow using their sickness to teach them something.  However, nothing could be further from the truth!

In the light of all the scriptures that I have just quoted, I’d like you to now consider 1 John 3:8.  The latter part of that verse says, “For this purpose was the Son of God manifested; that He might destroy the works of the devil.”  Jesus did not come to USE the works of the devil, He came to destroy them!  God will never teach us using something that Jesus died to redeem us from!

This verse says that Jesus came to destroy the “works” (plural) of the devil. There is more than one work of the devil.  Yes, sin is a work of the devil.  But according to the scriptures, sickness is also a work of the devil.  This is why Jesus spent so much time during His earthly ministry healing the sick.  His purpose was to deliver people from the works of the devil!

If you’re sick in your body, make no mistake about it, your disease is from the devil not from God!  And in James God’s Word promises, “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”  Do you see the trick of your enemy?  How can you effectively resist sickness if you’re unsure if it is from God or the devil?

 

Confession:  Satan is the author of sickness and disease.  God is the author of health and healing.  Sickness comes from the devil and healing comes from God.

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