God does not punish with Sickness
Some Christians believe that sickness, lack, trouble is God punishing them! This type of thinking leads to more and more CONDEMNATION and this leads to feeling oppressed and separated from God.
ROMANS 8:1 assures us there is NOW NO CONDEMNATION! There is NO punishment for sins when a person is in Covenant with God. However there maybe consequences from our actions.....but we are forgiven.
For the UNSAVED person there are consequences of breaking the LAWS of God and this brings a CURSE over your life. But through repentance the Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin and any consequence of the curse once and for all.
How marvelous is our Lord and Saviour JESUS!
EPHESIANS 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
And this PRICE paid for our sins was paid ONCE and FOR ALL!
Some Christians use 2 corinthians 12:7 as proof that God punishes 'And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure'
No where in scripture does it say that 'thorns in the flesh' are sickness or disease. Thorns in the Bible refer to 'personalities that harass you'. It's a term similar to 'That person is a pain in the neck'. In the Book of Numbers 33:55 the enemies of Israel were described as 'thorns'. 'But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those whom you let remain shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell'
Let the Bible interpret itself. Paul himself called the 'thorn' a 'messenger of satan'. It was clear reference to an evil personality who was harassing Paul probably through gossip, false accusations and ill intent.
Paul continued to preach and teach the Gospel and what did JESUS say to Paul - 'JUST BE COOL PAUL MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU'.
Paul did not suffer from sickness or disease as a form of being punished. Hw was so anointed that even is handkerchief healed people.
SO STOP THINKING THAT GOD IS PUNISHING YOU!
God is not angry or mad at you or out to teach you a listen and any sickness, disease or oppression is an opportunity for JESUS to be glorified!
Sickness is not a punishment from God but an opportunity for you to be HEALED in Jesus Name! Sickness can come from not being SENSIBLE! Looking after your BODY. Not defiling it with TOXIC FOOD, SUBSTANCES or BEHAVIOR. Sickness is also a glimpse and symptom of the CURSE but we are not under any CURSE and therefore we can RESIST SICKNESS and BE HEALED in JESUS NAME!
EXODUS 23:25 'So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will TAKE SICKNESS AWAY from the midst of you'
ISAIAH 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
1 PETER 2:24 Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
JAMES 5:14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
In the Name of Jesus Christ I declare your bodies to be made whole and that you walk in divine health. I bind any work of the devil from afflicting your body, mind, or emotions and declare you to be completely made whole by the body & Blood of Jesus. I declare God's Word over your lives...
PSALM 91:9-11 9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
I declare this in the House of the Lord in the Precious Name of Jesus Christ.