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Chapter 9: Sickness Is Part of the Curse of the Law from Which
Christ Has Redeemed Us
Galatians 3:13-14 in the Young’s Literal Translation says, “Christ did redeem us from the curse
of the law, having become for us a curse, for it hath been written, ‘Cursed is everyone who is
hanging on a tree,’ that to the nations the blessing of Abraham may come in Christ Jesus, that the
promise of the Spirit we may receive through the faith.”
The King James Version says, “Christ hath redeemed us.” He did it. Christ
redeem us. This is
not something that’s ongoing. This is not something that He’s going to do in the future. This has
been done. Most Christians of any persuasion, if asked, “Do you believe Christ has redeemed
us?” would answer, “Oh, yes! Yes!”
If you asked them, “From what?” They might answer, “Well, from hell.” But that’s not what this
verse said. This verse is very specific about what Christ has redeemed us from. From what has
the Anointed One redeemed us? He has redeemed us from the curse of the Law.
The ninth reason we are sure it is God’s will for all of us to be healed today is because
sickness is part of the curse of the Law from which Christ has redeemed us.
Now, you don’t know what you’ve been redeemed from if you don’t know what the curse of the
Law is. It is very clear in the Old Testament, in the Law. We see it in Leviticus 26 and in
Deuteronomy 28. The good news is this: If it’s bad, and it’s in the curse of the Law, we’ve been
redeemed from it.
The Amplified Bible says, “Christ purchased our freedom….” That is what “redeemed” means,
that you’ve been “bought back” from something. “Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us]
from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation].” Now, I like that because it agrees
with many other scriptures on this subject. Condemnation and death go together. Sickness is a
manifestation of death, and so is poverty. Sickness and poverty are insipient death. Let me give
you a further illustration.
Some say, “Sickness is not death.” Yes, it is. If you get enough of it in your body, your body is
dead. Is the sickness making your body more alive? No, it isn’t.
Some say, “Poverty is not death.” If you’re poor enough, and if you don’t have anything to eat,
can you die from that? There’s no telling how many people have died from poverty. How many
people have been shot in the street trying to rummage up something because they were too poor?
How many have gotten into things they shouldn’t have? Many have been hurt, killed, or cut off
short, when if they would have had plenty of resources, they wouldn’t have even been there,
involved in that.
I hate sickness, and I hate poverty. Yes, I said that I
it. Do you know why? God hates it. I
use the term advisedly. Don’t take my word for it; look it up. God hates what it does to His
creation. Now, you love sick people, but you hate sickness. You love poor people, but that
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