Thursday, 6 October 2016

The cure

Disclaimer: Please DO NOT buy the "blood of Jesus"... it has never been for sale... False prophets and salesmen will sell anything these days just to make a quick buck from the sick and oppressed 

So apparently there is no cure for HIV and other chronic diseases... I beg to differ. By the end of this reading I hope your understanding of disease and health is challenged, your faith is kindled and you receive the healing you have been praying for.

What disease did Lazarus die of? Does anyone know?  All i know is that Jesus did not raise Lazarus from the dead and then continue to ask him "what was your illness before you died?"

When Jesus raised the little girl from the dead, he didn't go on to try and heal the sickness that killed her. No! Both Lazarus and the girl's resurrection came with a newness and a wholeness that God revealed to me today on my way to an All Night Prayer in Nelspruit.. Their sickness, pain and suffering died with them..

Ok. What does this have to do with you and I? Well.. The bible compares us to a wife married to a husband called "sickness, sin and death". It goes on to say that we are not able to remarry unless our husband (sin) dies, and this poses a problem because the marriage is very abusive.

Then a solution is presented, and this is the most amazing part. A death is brought in, instead of killing the husband, God offers his son to die, and for us to die with him, thereby freeing us from our husband. But it doesn't stop there, after we have died with Christ, we are again raised from the dead with Christ as new creatures, unrecognisable to our former husband (sin, death and sickness)...

Bear with me... How long does a disease like HIV live in a dead person? Or more specifically how long does a disease survive in dried blood? Some medical practitioners say it is destroyed in a matter of minutes, some studies say 1 and a half to two days... and just to be safe, Jesus was raised on the 3rd day. 

By now I know that your faith has risen.  And if the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, [then] He Who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also restore to life your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies through His Spirit Who dwells in you. Romans 8:11

Let us look at Lazarus and that little girl as examples of what God wants to do in our lives and in our ailing bodies today. Tonight is your night for a miracle. Only believe the word of God today. We are dead to sin, sickness and death. We have been resurrected in Christ and are made whole, unrecognisable to our former sicknesses and sinfulness. Believe and receive you God given wholeness today.

My Peace I give you - Shalom