|DOES GOD PUT
SICKNESS ON US?
LIE #3 - HEALING - DOES GOD PUT SICKNESS ON US?
One of the best lies against God is to believe that healing isn’t available for everyone or that it isn’t His Will to heal everyone. This
is simply not true. Healing is available for everyone, every time, and for everything, but people don’t always receive it. There are
also reasons why people do not receive healing even though it is available.
One of the number one hindrances to receiving healing is not knowing that it IS God’s Will to heal. Some people do not believe
that healing is for us today. They are fixed in their belief that it is NOT God’s will to heal or that healing died out with the apostles
of the New Testament.
Some people believe that God puts healing on you to teach you something. If this were true, why did Jesus go about doing His
Father’s business – healing all who were sick? You can’t have it both ways – either healing is God’s will or being sick means you
aren’t allowed to go to the doctor to get well because God is teaching you something out of it.
Other people believe in healing but they don’t believe God will heal them. They believe they have been too bad, too mean, are
unworthy, or are just not good enough. This is also a lie!
To know if it is God’s Will to heal, you can’t listen to other people. You must get your answers from the Bible (the Word of God).
You must never base your faith or belief system on your past experiences (or other people’s). Sickness and tragedy are not from
Healing is a gift, like salvation, already paid for at Calvary. All you need to do is accept it by faith, just like you did salvation. You
heard the salvation message, believed it and received it - probably by going forward to the altar or front of the church (or not) and
getting “saved” because of what you heard. Every promise of God is received the same way. Hear the message, believe it and
receive it – which is all you need to do - possess the promise that is yours.
Today we will discuss where the confusion came from – why people think God puts sickness on them. In later articles, we’ll deal
with the scriptural basis of healing.
You need to know:
When God first created man, there was no provision for healing because there was no sickness. Adam and Eve lived and walked
in divine health. Then Adam sinned against God (Gen. 3:1-6), and the earth became Satan’s property.
The moment Satan took control, everything about the earth became cursed because Satan came to steal, to kill, and to destroy
(John 10:10). Sickness, disease, doom, gloom, despair, and destruction spread because of his ownership.
So here’s the earth, cursed. Then came Jesus and his sacrificial death on the cross to redeem us from the curse. Galatians 3:13
states that: Jesus has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us. So sickness is under the curse and we
are redeemed from that curse, so we are redeemed from sickness.
Healing – Old and New Testament – Part One
In the King James Version of the Bible, one would be led to believe God puts sickness and disease on us to teach us something
(what, I don’t know!). Deuteronomy 28:20-22 says:
Smite means “to afflict” or “to attack or afflict suddenly and injuriously.” So it looks like God is putting sickness on people.
People read Deuteronomy 28:27, “God smites the disobedient with tumors, hemorrhoids, scurvy, itch, madness, blindness, and
dismay of heart from which no man can save them.” So the thought process would then be: When people sin, God makes them
People read Ezekiel 32, “God will scatter the Egyptian pharaoh's flesh upon the mountains and darken the sun and stars,” and the
thought process is: When nations ignore God , God gives them political upheaval and natural calamity.
Here is the truth: In "Hints to Bible Interpretation" by Dr. Robert Young, he points out that the Old Testament was written in
In the original Hebrew, the verb is in the permissive sense rather than the causative sense.
The men who translated the Old Testament from Hebrew to English used the causative tense, so the Old Testament is filled with
verses that say, "God did this. God did that. God smote this. God destroyed that." This is totally different from the permissive
The permissive tense is best translated, "It was allowed."
Verses that say, "God causes sickness," have been incorrectly translated and should have read, "God allows sickness to come."
Causative verbs make it sound as though God were causing the sickness and disease. The original Hebrew where the verbs are
permissive means that the action was simply allowed to happen.
Deuteronomy 28:22 in The King James Version reads, "The Lord shall smite thee...." In the original Hebrew, that phrase says,
"The Lord shall allow you to be smitten...."
Exodus 15:26 says, "I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians." The Hebrew text
says, "I will not allow any of the diseases to come upon you that I allowed to come upon Egypt."
Disease was already there because of the curse. God allowed the diseases to overtake Egypt because they didn't have a
covenant (relationship) with Him. God did not cause the sickness and disease; He simply allowed what was already there to take
place. The translators distorted the true meaning of these verses.
So what does this mean, God allows? Or what does that permissive tense mean which allowed a bad thing to happen?
God will allow anything you will allow. He'll let you rob a bank if you want to. God will allow you to go to hell if you want to. It's not
His will, but He will allow you to do it. God allows sin, but He is certainly not in favor of it. God allows sickness, but it is not His will.
Because of our free will, God will never force us to do anything. We have free will to choose.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of sickness but people are still sick. He redeemed us from sin yet people are sinning today.
He died so people can go to heaven yet people are still going to hell.
If you read both the Old and New Testaments, you will find many scriptures about healing. God has always provided healing for
God gets no glory from our sickness or disease (except our being healed!). He takes no pleasure in harming us, and He never
Next time we will see what diseases we are healed from!
Copyright © 2007 Nan C Loyd
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
20. The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for
to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the 21. The Lord shall make the
pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.
22. The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an
extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew...