There are many places in scripture where God has promised, that his children will not be afflicted by disease and infirmity. What is permitted to affect and inflict other, is not permitted to affect us. It is according to the measure of our faith that we will remain safe. We can give into the fear and panic that surrounds us or we can claim the promises in the word of God. We declare that sickness and disease is not our portion and what is permitted to affect others is not permitted to affect us.
In Exodus 12, the Israelites in Egypt were instructed to place the blood of a lamb over their doors. This would protect them from the plague that would pass over Egypt, to take the lives of all of their firstborn children. We don’t kill physically lambs anymore, because Jesus Christ shed his blood as the ultimate sacrifice for all mankind. But we are saved through the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross.
As we apply the life giving blood of Jesus Christ to our lives, we can declare that no evil shall befall us neither any plague come near our dwelling. Another story in Acts which comes to mind, is when Paul travelled from Rome to Malta and while collecting wood to build a fire, was bitten by a snake. “He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm” (Acts 28:5). The people around Paul watched and waited for him to swell up and fall down dead. When they realised that no harm came to him, they concluded that he must have been a God.
Paul was not the Supreme God, but God lived in him and the blood of Jesus Christ also flowed through him. Paul understood the power and authority that he carried, so he did not panic or run to seek help when he was bitten. I am not saying that we should not seek medical help when we feel unwell. It is also important that we adhere to medical advice and take practical steps to protect ourselves. That being said, our faith transcends what is happening around us and if we have faith then no harm can come to us. “And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die” (Revelation 12:11).