3 Reasons You Don’t Have to Suffer Sickness in a Fallen World
Did you know that, as a child of God, you don’t have to suffer the consequences of the fall?
In this world, we have the results of Adam and Eve's sin. Those results entail a lot, but let’s focus on the physical—sickness, genetic weakness, deformities, viruses, etc.
1 John 5:19 says, "And we know that we are of God and the whole world lies in wickedness." That wickedness is the realm of the enemy. The whole world lies in that. Second Corinthians 4:4 calls Satan the god of this world.
But let’s look at who we are.
1 John 5:19. That very same verse that says the whole world lies in wickedness also says, “And we know that we are of God…” In God there is no variableness or shadow of turning (James 1:17), and there is also no sickness or anything wicked. WE ARE “OF” HIM!
John 17:14-16 says, “… and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. …, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” Jesus said, not once, but twice, that we are not of the world. Citizens are subject to the laws of their kingdom, and since we are not citizens of the world, but citizens of heaven, we are not subject to the laws of Satan’s kingdom. WE ARE SUBJECT TO THE LAWS OF HEAVEN!
1 John 4:17 says, “…as He is so are we in this world.” John says that as Jesus is, so are we in this world. Is Jesus sick? NO! And we don’t have to be either. WE ARE AS JESUS IS!
It’s true we don’t have to suffer sickness and disease, but it is not automatic. We have to walk in our healing by faith because we’re still living on the planet, but we don't have to live under the dominion of darkness. That's a choice that we make. Thank God, we are not of this world!