Health and Healing

“You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you”(Exodus 23:25).

God’s promise to Israel before their entry into the promised land, included health and healing. God promised to bless their bread and water. Water supplies were not as sophisticated during those times and there were no modern methods of purifying water for consumption. Nevertheless, God promised to bless their water and the food that they would eat. This was so that they would not become ill from polluted water or contaminated food.

Earlier in the same chapter, God made them a promise saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer” (Exodus 15:26). The Jews would have observed many illnesses overcome the Egyptians during the plagues. God used these signs to force Pharaoh to release his people from bondage.

It can be hard for people to be around sickness and diseases and not become fearful. What God was reminding his people was that, the state of sickness and infirmity was not their portion. God’s people were covered through the blood covenant and the angels of death passed over their doors. The Passover covenant was established when the death angel moved through Egypt. God’s people put the blood of an animal on their doorpost and this acted as a seal of protection.

Jesus Christ became the ultimate sacrifice for mankind, so that we no longer have to use the blood of animals to protect us. The blood of Jesus Christ speaks life and is a better sacrifice than animals. As his children, our salvation brings us into this blood covenant which acts as a seal of protection. The blood covers you at work; covers your home and your family; covers your finances and covers your health. Sickness and disease is not our portion and we do not have to be sick a day in our lives.

We are healed through the blood of Jesus Christ and his blood covers us. “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony” (Revelation 12:11). Jesus took our sins and every infirmity and disease and he nailed it to the cross. “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).

A.P.-Y.

10 thoughts on “Health and Healing

  1. Glory to God! It can be hard for us a belivers to be experiencing this pandemic and other diseases and not become fearful. I like it when you said though Israel was in Egypt watching people plagued, it was not their potion.So let it be so in our lives .Let sickness not be our potion

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  2. “Sickness and disease is not our portion and we do not have to be sick a day in our lives.” I’m sorry, Anneta, but this is a wrong teaching. When the Bible says we are healed, this is a spiritual reference referring to our eternal states.

    The blood of Jesus protects our souls, not always our physical lives. Millions of Christians over the years have been martyred for their faith. And millions of godly and righteous believers have succumbed to sin and disease.

    Unless I’m missing something, this looks like errant prosperity-doctrine teaching to me.

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  3. “But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man” Heb. 2:8-9

    Faith reaches beyond what we see… and it brings us to what God has determined. We don’t see all things under Him yet, however faith embraces the full. Peter walked with God and people would place the sick out hoping that his shadow would fall on them and be healed. The depth of our faith determines our walk and our ability to receive of His grace. It is only the carnal who attempt to use faith for the unrighteous mammon. True faith grows and develops as we abide in Him. Often Jesus rebuked His disciples for their lack of faith in healing and deliverance.

    The promises of God are true and our faith must stand in His Word not in our experience.

    “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” James 5:15-16

    The Word of God is paramount to our experience. Our confession is based on His Word. The prosperity gospel is a false and perverted presentation of the truth. Nevertheless His Word is True.

    Blessings
    BT

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    1. Amen 🙏🏾. Bless you thanks for sharing such a profound response. God be praised! I don’t believe that there is any such thing as a ‘prosperity gospel,’ but the gospel of Jesus Christ. “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
      ‭‭3 John‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬. This verse says that we should be prosperous and healthy. Like anything good, there are always attempts to pervert the truth. My aim is to read, understand the word, claim the promises in the word and to use the word to edify others. Stay blessed.

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  4. The Life of Christ brings us from the poverty, perversion and death of self into the ‘glorious liberty” of His sons!

    “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Cor. 2:9

    If we love Him let not our expectations in Him be soured by our experience. We need to lift up our eyes to see what He has and is calling us unto…

    “Beloved, NOW are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” 1 Jn. 3:2-3

    They who believe and know within their hearts of greater things to come… “purify their hearts EVEN as He is pure”. Let us hold fast and confess His riches and proclaim to the world… Jesus is Lord!

    Love the heart and the word shared!

    BT

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