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God desired so much to show Himself strong on behalf of His children that He declared Himself to be their Healer. He said if they obeyed His laws and commandments, He’d put none of the diseases that came upon the Egyptians on them (Exodus 15:26b). I find this remarkable because, before this time, all men were subject to the law of sin and death under Adam’s transgression (Romans 5:14-19).

However, through the introduction of the Law, God provided a way of escape for His children. The Law provided a covering for them, as it were, and they dwelt in safety for as long as they obeyed it. In Numbers 21, we find another demonstration of God’s will for His children to dwell in health. The children of Israel had been bitten by serpents in the wilderness, and the Bible records that God told Moses to make a brazen serpent so that anyone who looked at it could be healed. All those who looked at the brazen serpent were healed instantly.

This foreshadowed Christ’s death on the Cross for the salvation of mankind. If this was God’s desire for men and women who were still under the bondage of sin and death, how much more you who have been brought out of the dominion of darkness and have become one with Him? Romans 5:8-10 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” It’s God’s will that you dwell in health. If you’re suffering from any infirmity, know that God is more willing to heal your body than you’re willing to be healed because He loves you more than you could ever love yourself.

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him” (Acts 10:38). God anointed Jesus and sent Him to heal all who were oppressed by the devil. God is the Healer. It’s the devil who makes people sick, but God heals and makes them well! Some Christians think God afflicts them with sickness as a punishment for wrongdoing.

That’s a wrong assumption. Sickness is of the devil, and God will never use something of the devil to punish His children. Nature itself presents undeniable proof that God desires for His children to walk in health. The human body, for example, possesses an inherent ability to keep itself healthy; God made it that way. That’s the reason the body always seeks to repair itself.

The human immune system, which fights sickness, was put in man by God; as such, the entire body seeks to keep itself balanced and ailment-free. For instance, if you take in too much sugar, your body would produce more insulin to reduce it. If a bacterium gets into your body, white blood cells are released to fight it. The body has enough intelligence to know it’s not meant to be sick.

Also, certain plants are medicinal, and God has given man the wisdom to use them for medicine. Of course, there’s a limit to what medicine can do because, in truth, sickness is spiritual and has to be dealt with spiritually. James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” As you learn God’s Word, you gain insight into reality and become acquainted with His true nature and His boundless love for you! Sickness is not from God. Indeed, evidence abounds in God’s Word and all around us that divine he is God’s will for you.