Day 83: I’ve Got Symptoms

Day 83: I’ve Got Symptoms
March 23, 2015 Joel Grantham

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.  He guards all his bones; not one of them is broken.”  Psalm 34:19-20

God’s Word never promises that we will never experience difficult times.  It does however promise that the Lord will deliver us out of every trial!

Just because God’s Word promises that you and I do not have to be sick, does not mean that we will never experience symptoms of sickness and disease.  The body of Christ needs to understand that there is a BIG difference between having SYMPTOMS and being sick.  Sadly, most Christians do not know the difference and end up losing out on God’s promises of health and healing.

There is a difference between having symptoms of sickness and actually being sick.  Symptoms are to sickness what temptation is to sin.  It is not a sin to be tempted.  It only becomes a sin when we give in to the temptation.  In the very same way, you need to understand that just because a symptom has attacked your body does not mean that YOU ARE SICK.

I have seen too many Christians lose their healing because they did not understand the difference between symptoms and sickness.  James 4:7 tells us to “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”  Just like the devil uses temptation to try and get us to yield to sin, he also uses symptoms to try and get us to yield to sickness.  We should resist sickness just as aggressively as we do sin!

Symptoms are a trap of your enemy.  He wants to see what you will SAY and how you will react when it touches your body.  If when a symptom of pain or sickness afflicts you and you say something like, “It feels like I’m coming down with the (you fill in the blank),” or something like, “I’ve got the flu,” or “I’ve got cancer,” then guess what?  You just opened the door for sickness and disease to come in your body.  You fell for one of Satan’s oldest tricks!

You see, we are not the sick who are trying to get healed.  No, God’s Word says that we are the healed the devil is trying to make sick.  We have already been healed (1 Peter 2:24)!  The only way that the devil can make you sick is by deceiving you, and his number one trap is called “SYMPTOMS”.  Don’t be fooled!  A symptom does not mean you are sick any more than a temptation means that you have sinned.


Confession: I resist every symptom of pain and sickness in my body.  I do not accept them.  My body belongs to Jesus Christ!   


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