Sickness Isn’t Normal – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional March 16th

(Refuse Every Kind Of Sickness And Disease)

TO THE BIBLE: Ephesians 4:27 AMPC
“Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him].”

Some Christians, including ministers of the Gospel, sometimes find themselves dealing with physical afflictions and illnesses, even while putting in a lot of work for the Lord.

Some claim that falling ill is “natural,” and to back their claims, they refer to the prophet Elisha, who passed away from illness (2 Kings 13:14).

They also reference Epaphroditus, who worked with Paul but became seriously ill and almost died (Philippians 2:30). Thus, to many, sickness is normal. But no, it’s not!

First, the Bible never told us to model or pattern our lives after Elisha or Epaphroditus! Jesus is our example—the One we’re to emulate—and the Bible says as He is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17). He was never sick and couldn’t be. He gave us the power to heal sicknesses and cure diseases.

Paul, in 1 Corinthians 11:1, said, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” There’s no record that Paul, Peter, or any of the apostles were ever sick. Rather, they healed the sick (Acts 19:11-12 and Acts 5:15-16).

Follow God’s Word. Model your life after the Word—Christ—and learn from His great apostles of faith. They were masters over the elements of this world. They spoke to all manner of sicknesses, diseases, and infirmities; they cast out devils who inflicted these pains on the people. That’s the life we have in Christ.

Refuse to be sick. Stick to the Word of faith that stirs you up in the things of God and in the way of the Spirit. Meditate on the truths of God’s Word.

Romans 8:11 says, “…If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” This has already happened now that Christ lives in you.

Therefore, arm yourself with this insight and dominate sickness and disease. Rule over the depravities and negativities of this world and their corrupting influences. Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
Matthew 9:35; Mark 3:14-15; 3 John 1:2; Revelation 22:2

The truth of God is revealed in my spirit, and I’m walking accordingly. The Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in me, and He has vitalised me through and through! He’s the life and health of my physical body, and the Lord’s righteousness is revealed in my body. Hallelujah!

Daily Bible Reading
Luke 1:26-56, Deuteronomy 5-7
Acts 28:1-10, Psalm 79-80

Read and meditate on 3 John 2.

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