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The world in which we live today is plagued with diverse sicknesses and diseases. Despite laudable advancements in medicine, science, and technology, thousands of people – men and women, young and old, rich and poor – continue to suffer and die from all forms of curable and incurable ailments. This has made many to come to the wrong conclusion that sickness is a normal part of human existence; that it is impossible for an individual to be in good health throughout the 365 days in a year. Yet, this was not the original plan of God.
Man was created hale and hearty by God, and all that God created around him was perfectly good. His desire was that man would continue to be in fellowship with Him so as to continue to enjoy all the good things He had provided for him. But man rebelled against God and became subject to the devil and his cruel dominion. And since the goal of the devil has always been to steal, and to kill, and to destroy, man lost all the privileges and benefits he had and sicknesses and afflictions became a common feature in his life.
But man was not left hopeless. God, in his abundant and unfailing mercies, provided a means of bringing man back to himself, and to make him regain all he had lost – including good health! He gave His only begotten Son to accomplish this. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8).
The suffering and death of Jesus Christ on the cross was primarily meant to free mankind from the yoke of sin. But that’s not all – he also came to free mankind from the problems that came with sin. And these include sicknesses and diseases. 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). With the painful stripes inflicted on Jesus for our sake, our healing and health was secured and guaranteed!
Far beyond the good that modern medical science offers, God’s word has been proved for centuries to be health to the body: My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (Proverbs 4:20-22). Obedience to God’s word coupled with faith and prayer can produce better health in us and reduce our hospital visits and reliance on pills. Daily intake of God’s word keeps you from sinning. And this is the sure prescription for a healthy living for the mind, body and soul. In other words, the surest way to avoid sickness is to avoid sin like a plague.
As you read, believe and claim God’s promises concerning all that Christ has come to accomplish in your life including salvation for your soul and healing for your body, you will experience the joy of living a sin-free and sickness-free life. Remember, God’s promises for good health have no age limit. It is the devil’s lie to keep you inactive, useless and You can claim His precious promises of healthy living and long life today.