He’s Healer, Not Destroyer
1 Peter 2:24 (NKJV) says, “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.” When Jesus died on the cross, He took all of our sin and all of our sickness upon His own body so that we wouldn’t have to live in it. From the fall of man until the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, death reigned on this earth (Romans 5:14). But Jesus! Jesus came so that we wouldn’t have to live in the error of Adam anymore, but that we could be restored back to the blessed plan God had for us from the beginning.
So many people, even Christians, think sickness and disease are some sort of loving spanking from God the Father. It’s as if He’s punishing a child for stealing a candy bar by forcing them to starve and die. It’s ridiculous thinking! God is not the author of death. He’s not the author of disease! He’s the author of life! And of that life, more abundantly! It’s always been and will always be, the plan of the devil to destroy mankind. Look at John 10:10 (NKJV), “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
Who comes to destroy? The thief, Satan, not God, the Almighty, loving Father and not Jesus! Look at the next verse, John 10:11 (NKJV), “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” Why would Jesus have come to live and die to take our sins and yet, all along God wants to put sickness and disease on us anyways? Why would God be His own enemy? Why would our advocate also be our opponent? This is backwards, confused thinking, folks.
1 John 3:1 (NKJV) tells us a very important truth, “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” The ultimate example of a good father is our Father God. Look at Matthew 7:11 (NKJV), “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” The Word of God describes our love towards our own children as evil compared to His love towards us! Yet, I don’t know any good mother or father who would willingly put sickness on one of their children. “Here, Sweetie, let me inject you with cancer today.” That’s so sick and twisted you’d be seeking justice, lock them up without a key type justice, if not worse. Why do people, even God’s people believe the lie from the enemy that God the Father wants to punish us and teach us a lesson through sickness and disease?
God is Love! (1 John 4:8) He is a love more extreme, more wonderful, greater, higher, deeper and wider than we can imagine, yet His love is not opposite what we know about love. Love wants the best. Love watches out for safety. Love blesses. Love doesn’t destroy. Love doesn’t kill. Loves doesn’t make sick.
Hosea 4:6 (NKJV) says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” I encourage you, find the truth about God through a good Bible teaching local church. Get knowledge and get to know the one true living AND loving God.