“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him,and by his wounds we are healed.” ◄ Isaiah 53:4-5
Congratulations and welcome again to August 2022, my month and your month of unquestionable dominion over all manner of sicknesses and diseases.
From scriptures, we have realized that because of the bad choices Adam and Eve made, a curse came upon the earth and everything became perverted. Man then began to suffer physical, emotional, mental; and spiritual afflictions. Thankfully, In His infinite mercy, God devised a means of escape for man through Jesus who came and gave himself as a propitiation for our sin. On the cross of Calvary, Jesus sacrificed His life and took away all our sins, sickness, shame, poverty, curse, and spiritual death so that we can have eternal life. Against this backdrop, all through this month, we will be exploring a series titled: Walking in Dominion Over Sicknesses and Diseases.
In Luke 13’s account of the healing of a woman who had been crippled for eighteen years on the Sabbath day, the Bible identifies the root of that affliction as the spirit of infirmity This implies that there is a spirit behind every sickness. Luke 11:13 calls it the spirit of deformity while 2 Tim. 1:7 identifies it as the spirit of fear.
As a consequence of the original sin of Adam and Eve, someone can become sick as a result of personal/parental sin (Psalm 38: 3/107:17), paranormal activity (Job 1:12/2:6), personal irresponsibility (1 Corinthians 13:31); or providential activity (John 11:4). Thankfully, regardless of what the specific cause of infirmity is, God’s Word remains the “balm of Gilead” for all the hurting people of the world.
When the light in God's Word breaks forth, one’s health springs up speedily (Isa. 58:8/ Pro. 4:20-22) and because the dominion of light over darkness is instant and unquestionable (John 1:5/Job 33:21-25), when used in any issue of concern, God's Word transmits divine nature, which is immune to sickness and disease (2 Pet. 1:4/ Ezk. 2:2)
God's Word is medicinal (Pro. 4:20-22/Job.33:21-25), surgical – (John 1:1-3/Gen. 1:17-18/Heb. 4:12), Creative (Gen. 1:1-31/Act. 3:6-9/Mat.9:27-29), Prophetic (Ezk 37:1-14/2 Pet.1:20-21) and is able to quicken our human body (John 6:63/Isa. 58:8). Today, Jesus is the ultimate physician who binds our wounds and restores us so as I sign off this week, I will like you to remember that there is a balm in Gilead, to make the wounded whole; and heal the sin-sick soul.
Jesus is the Balm in Gilead!