I want to share with the world one of my many theories. I encourage you not to spend much time being offended with my theory. Whether you agree or disagree, I value your perspective, if you want to share it with me. I don’t have everything all figured out and that is why I am in search of answers. God requires us to have answers for our beliefs. And frankly, it’s embarrassing having no answers or having an answer that clearly reveals you don’t know God’s character and promises. However, I reserve the right to revise my theory upon revealed truth. God is still God and Judy is a work in progress where His Holy Spirit resides.
In this week’s sermon, the pastor professed that sickness is not necessarily the result of sin. In my heart, I strongly disagree. Did I stand up in the service and declare my opposition. No, because I want to be a vessel that encourages unity and harmony. I think, he believes that some sickness is the result of sin, like maybe sexual sin can produce diseases such as herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV but mostly, it’s just your unfortunate luck. He stated that God may or may not heal you, that it is in God’s control, not yours.
So here’s my theory. In the beginning was God. Then He created man and after that He created woman for man, not as a lesser being but as a suitable companion, his equal. In the Garden of Eden, life was perfect. The only time, perfection existed on the earth! No sin, no sickness, no sorrow and no pain. Then one day the serpent came along to beguile Eve. She was persuaded to do something God asked her not to do. On the upside…….she shared with her husband? Regardless, disobedience became an earthly reality. Disobedience was the first sin. As a direct result of Sin, sickness also became an earthly reality.
At the mention of obedience, I’ve noticed that people get their undies in a knot. Obey God? Obeying the law is negotiable. Just don’t get caught. Disobedience is considered a minor sin compared to Murder. Truth is, Murder is disobedience to God. The earth groans, as if in pain, waiting for God to fix the faux pas that took place in the Garden. Jesus died for the Sin of the World and then went around healing everyone that was sick. He healed ALL that came to Him. God’s will is for us to live in Health. He wants His temple/church to be without blemish. God wants His people, not only individuals but also the collective to be healed and healers. Firmly established in the Truth of His Word and completing the work Jesus started.
When you pray for your healing or someone else’s, stand firm and don’t doubt. Encourage those who are waiting for their healing and build up their faith. Don’t try to explain why they aren’t healed yet. God holds all the answers to our problems. He knows why you are sick and He always wants to heal you. On the other hand, the devil wants to steal your health and your healing.
In the mind of a desperate but courageous woman, there was a knowing that if only she touched Jesus robe, she would be healed. Why would she think that? Weaving her way through the heavy crowd, she achieved her goal. Having felt power go out of him and after finding the culprit, Jesus praised her by saying, “Daughter, YOUR FAITH has healed you.” Yes the power went out of Jesus but she had the audacious faith to touch his robe directly resulting in her healing. God gave us the power to create. It starts in our heart and comes out our mouth but all too often we declare our healing and ten minutes later say something completely contrary and out of faith which disqualifies us from receiving our healing.
If you want someone to blame for sin and sickness, it is Man and the devil. Although, blame is ineffective and irrelevant, as Jesus pointed out before He healed the blind man. The disciples wanted to know who was to blame for the man’s blindness but Jesus redirected them to the “solution.”
Another example of man trying to understand the events rather than trying to achieve the solution was in the story of Job. Job’s friends were focused on blaming him for his misfortune. Angry about the accusations, Job complained to God. With patience and kindness, God had some questions for Job, one of which was, “who was the one who created the heavens and the earth, Job? Was it you?” (I’m paraphrasing of course.) God allowed Job’s suffering at the enemy’s request but once Job had been tested and found faithful, God restored him to more than he was before. I do not believe that it was ever an option for God to leave Job in his misery.
Point being, we need to focus on God, who holds all the answers to man’s problems and direct other’s focus to the creator, who has a plan to fix it all. God’s plan of repairing the world includes No more sickness, disease, sorrow or pain and just because the world has not been healed yet does not mean it won’t be healed. God is patient and does not want one of his created to perish so He is giving us time to get it right. DWJD (Do what Jesus did)