God's Will To Heal - page 43

Chapter 5: The Origin of Sickness
Reason number five we are sure it is God’s will for all to be healed is because of the origin
of sickness.
If God didn’t create sickness and disease, it is not part of His original plan, will, or purpose for
us. When everything is fixed, it will be gone again.
So how did sickness get here? Where did it come from? Romans 5:11-12 tells us. He said,
“…but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the
atonement,” or other translations say “reconciliation,” “wherefore, as by one man sin entered into
the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”
How did death get in? Was there death in God’s original creation? No. But this is all we’ve ever
known: thorns and briars, viciousness of nature, storms, and aging. That’s all we’ve known since
we’ve been here. People think this is normal, but it is not normal to God.
When everything is restored, Isaiah said, the lion is going to lie down with the lamb. A little
baby is going to play at the snake’s den, and nobody is going to get hurt. (Isaiah 11:6-8) There
will be nothing to step on and get hurt. The animals are not going to kill each other anymore.
You ask, “How will that work?” Carnivores will be vegetarians. The Bible says that the lion will
eat straw like an ox. All of this violence of animals tearing each other apart was never meant to
be. It’s not God’s plan and will, and neither is men killing each other. How did this terrible death
get in here? Sin. We should not make light of sin. People sometimes just sin and sin, and you try
to talk to them about the seriousness of it and the repercussions of it, and they say, “I’ll just
apply 1 John 1:9 (“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness”) to it. What’s the big deal?” The big deal is what sin has
done to us, and what it took to get sin off of us, the price that had to be paid. Sin is serious.
We should not take sin lightly. We live in a society where the church belittles sin. They don’t
even want to use the word anymore. People don’t have
, they just have
in today’s
society. They have problems that they’re working on, which means “leave me alone, and I’ll
change if and when I get good and ready.” It’s a big problem.
Did you know it pays to sin? Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death…” What are
wages? Wages are “pay.”
You ask, “Did I read that right? It pays to sin?”
You read it right. It pays to sin. What does it mean? “The wages,” the pay, “of sin is death.” It
pays to sin, but the pay is death.
You say, “Yes, but I’m in the new covenant, and we’re under grace today, so I can just sin.”
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