TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING THE SPIRIT OF INFIRMITIES (SICKNESSES & DISEASES) – Part 1
There are sicknesses caused by natural misuse of the human body, no doubt but many more chronic diseases in the world today are directly the effect of demons. Throughout the scripture, there was no time any case was brought to Jesus and he referred them to medical practitioners because of his inability to heal them. There are cases when Jesus healed all who came to be healed. This shows that there is no sickness that is powerful more than the power of God.
Many sufferings people experienced In the hand of the devil is due to ignorance of what Jesus had already done for them. There is no incurable disease in this world except those that have not been brought to the feet of Christ. The bible recorded that Jesus and the apostles healed all manner of sicknesses and diseases. Before the day of Pentecost, disciples were healing everywhere – Luke 9:6.
In Acts 10:38 says:
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and HEALING ALL THAT WERE OPPRESSED OF THE DEVIL; for God was with him”
The primary assignment of Jesus according to this verse is the healing of the oppressed. There cannot be healing except someone had been sick. Sickness and disease during the time of Jesus were cured spiritually because none was referred to a physician. The verse also gave us the source of the sickness which is the devil. So, the devil is the one that oppresses people with sickness and diseases. Ignorance of this truth has made many to spend unnecessary instead of just resisting the devil and be free.
Many chronic diseases we see in the world are the oppression of the devil through his demons. Examples are; Arthritis, Asthma, Epilepsy, Head pain or continuous body pain, Cancer, Crippling, Thrombosis, Migraine, Sinusitis, etc. This is not the end of the list of sicknesses and diseases because there are many other demons in the world to torment and inflict pain on humanity. Madness specifically is caused mostly by evil spirits. In Matt. 17:18, after Jesus rebuked the evil spirit, the bible says the boy who was a lunatic became healed and was cured.
EARTHLY MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST
In almost all cases where Jesus ministered to the sick to heal them, there is first casting out of demons. Or, almost all the times Jesus cast out evils spirit from people, healing always follows. This further proves that demons are largely the cause of many sicknesses and diseases.
NOTE: There are many people who wouldn’t need an operation in their body if only they would accept Jesus, grow in faith and resist the demon causing that sickness in their body. In some natural cases, God would be ready to heal them if only they would trust God for his healing.
Let’s take a look at the deliverance and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
1. Matthew 8:16 says “When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he CAST OUT THE SPIRITS with his word, and HEALED ALL THAT WERE SICK.
It is evident from the above verse that Jesus didn’t heal them until he has cast out the evil spirit with his words. No matter the kind of medication or surgery carried out on demons possessed victims, without total expelling of the demons behind it, the sickness will return with time.
For example, doctors may cut off those areas affected by demons today but with time, the demon will continue to affect that place or another place until there is a need to cut it again. Many people wondered why the same sickness continue to reoccur after several medical interventions.
2. Matthew 10:1 says “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them (FIRST) POWER AGAINST UNCLEAN SPIRITS, TO CAST THEM OUT, AND TO HEAL ALL MANNER OF SICKNESSES AND ALL MANNER OF DISEASES
Before Christ commissioned his disciples into ministry, the first thing he gave them was power over unclean spirit (demons). The unclean spirit is any spirit that is not of God. The appellation “Holy” in the Holy Spirit is used to show it is holy and clean. Every other spirit outside the Holy Spirit is an unclean spirit.
Another thing to observe is that Jesus didn’t tell them to heal anyone until he has given them power over demons. Why? The majority of the sicknesses are caused by demons, so until the demons are dealt with, there cannot be healing that is permanent. Jesus specifically instructs his disciples to cast that evil spirit out. If we follow the pattern of Jesus today and not demonize those who cast out devils, we would see more of healings in our churches I believe. One of the strategies of the devil against the kingdom of God is to make the truth look evil thereby hiding under our ignorance to thrive.
The evil spirit has three missions in the human body. When they fail in one, they will try another. In some cases, they succeed in all areas. Their mission is to possess, obsess or oppress. When they can’t possess, they seek opportunity to obsess the victim and if that fails, the result to oppression.
Possession is in the spirit, obsession is in the soul and oppression is on the body. We would discuss this later in this series.
We shall continue tomorrow.
God bless you.
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