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Chapter 6: Sickness Is of the Devil
Job 2:7 says, “So went Satan forth from the presence of the L
, and smote Job with sore boils
from the sole of his foot unto his crown.” Who did it? Satan did it.
The New Living Translation says, “Satan left the Lord’s presence, and he struck Job with a
terrible case of boils from head to foot.” Who did it? Satan did it.
Now, just a few verses later, Job says, “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be
the name of the Lord.” It’s good that Job didn’t turn against the Lord or curse Him, but Job did
not know that the devil did this to him. As you read scripture after scripture and chapter after
chapter, you see that Job was completely oblivious to the devil.
Job was in the dark about who was doing this to him, but millions of Christians who are still
accusing God of making them sick have no excuse. We have the Bible, right? If the Bible says
the devil did it, why would you keep saying God is doing it?
Reason number six we are sure it’s God’s will for all to be healed is because sickness is a
work of the devil.
The Bible says, “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” (2
Corinthians 13:1) In Job’s case, here’s one witness: Who does the Bible say made Job sick? It’s
inescapable. According to Job 2:7, it is clear that the devil did it; he made Job sick.
In Psalm 41:8, what kind of disease is it talking about? Do you know of any scriptures that talk
diseases? “An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he
shall rise up no more.” The New International Version calls it “a vile disease.” Sickness is vile.
I want you to see this verse in the Young’s Literal Translation because Young is the same author
of Young’s Analytical Concordance. If you want a really good literal translation, look at that.
It’s not easy to read, but it’s just like the original. He says, “A thing of Belial is poured out on
him.” Who is Belial? Belial is a name for the devil, right? “A thing of the devil.” What is he
talking about? He is talking about disease. So that makes two witnesses.
Did you see that phrase “evil disease”? God is not involved in anything evil, is He? Certainly
not. Is disease evil? The psalm says it is. Is sickness evil? You’ll hear people saying, “Well, we
just don’t really know what’s good and what’s evil. God knows, and we don’t know enough to
know. I mean, maybe we think this disease is bad, but you know, it may be good, and we just
don’t know it.” Have you ever heard people talking like this? Are we really to believe that God
does not want us to know the difference between what’s good and what’s evil? Then how would
we know if we have His will or we don’t, or whether we are doing His will or not?
If someone asks, “Are you doing good?” Do you answer, “I don’t know. I’m doing evil, but it
might be good, because you just never know”?
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