I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.—John 16:33 (New Living Translation)
I have a question; Is this as good as it gets? Are we doomed to a life full of sickness, disappointment, and mediocrity?
Of course in this life, there are and will be disappointments, heartbreak, setbacks, bad diagnoses, and the like. But for the believer, there is more—so much more—to live for! Far too many of us have become accustomed to the things that come to halt us from having victory, but that is not the way it should be.
Many, down through the centuries, have relegated the cross of Calvary and Jesus’ sacrifice on it, as only for the sin of the world. However, there is so many things that sin—like a flood carries debris—brings with it.
The fall of Adam produced sin in the world and every single person to ever be born, would be born in sin. We did not have to commit sin to be in sin and thereby separated from God—we just had to be born. Because of this sin condition, everyone needed to be cleansed or washed in the loving, forgiving, blood of Jesus—His blood will wash anyone white as snow! Also, His blood has provided much more than just cleansing from sin.
(4) Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. (5) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.—Isaiah 53:4-5 (Amplified)
The blood of Jesus cleanses us from the entire state of sin, which includes: sicknesses, diseases, habits, mental disturbances, lack, poverty, helplessness, hopelessness, and the like. We have help and we have hope!
Unfortunately, we have been conditioned to accept the ills of this life as something we cannot overcome. But that is not what the Bible says, nor is it the message it gives us. We, as believers, serve the Almighty God who—through His Son—has given us the power to overcome everything that the world can throw at us.
We are no longer laden with the guilt of sin, because we have been made righteous (Romans 5:19; 2 Corinthians 5:21). Therefore, we can be delivered from sin-consciousness—or the constant reliving of the former state of sin. We are free and are commended to ‘stand-fast’ in that freedom. If we still feel guilty…then we need to forgive ourselves because God already has.
We must also understand that all forms of sickness and disease is a part of the curse of sin and that all sickness is covered under the blood of Jesus! I know that it is hard to accept—because so many of us are sick. But that does not diminish what is truth! Truth is truth—whether we are currently walking in it or experiencing the benefits of it—does not stop it from being so. Just as faith in the sacrifice of Jesus cleanses us from sin—it also cleanses us from the effects of sin!
Jesus overcame the world and its cursed condition. Through faith in the shed blood of Jesus, we too can overcome all the ills that come with that condition. We do not have to submit to anything that causes us dis-ease—it is all covered! God leaves no stone unturned!
5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.—Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
What say you?
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