The devil’s favorite thing to do, of course, is to keep people away from their salvation through Jesus. If this is no longer possible because someone has accepted Jesus as their Savior and thus has received the irreversible reconciliation with God, then the devil tries at least to ruin the life of the Jesus-believer here on earth with anxiety, worry and doubt.
Jesus took all punishment and sickness upon Himself
Jesus not only took all the punishment for all your sins. Jesus has also taken all your diseases. You need to become more and more aware of this: You are perfectly reconciled with God; including the fact that God has carried all your diseases and pains on the cross. You are actually (if you believe it) free of it.
Read what was — a few centuries before Jesus was born — prophetically announced about Him and His work for you:“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah chapter 53:4-5; NIV)
This comprehensive work of Jesus for you was understood by the people 2,000 years ago. Read what Matthew or Peter wrote about it.
The fact that Jesus, with his sacrifice for us, has not only “saved” our eternal salvation, but also gave us comprehensive health, was known. Thus Matthew writes: “When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: ‘He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.'” (Matthew 8:16-17; NIV)
Peter, too, was clear that thanks to Jesus we are also free from all sickness: “He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.” (1 Peter 2:24; NIV)
Jesus not only acquired your forgiveness, but also health
Do not believe the devil’s lies. He wants to tell you that illness comes from God. And the devil even gets countless religious people to praise God and thank Him because he has sent them broken hips, knees, or other diseases. Nothing could be further from the truth, and nothing turns the spiritual realities more upside down. God does not send any evil into the life of a Jesus-believer. On the contrary.
Illness comes from the devil
Illness does not belong to God; illness comes from the devil. But health, well-being, joy of life belong to God. And as his daughter or as his son, this also belongs to us. Through his sacrifice, Jesus has enabled us to receive these blessings of health and healing — joyfully and gratefully.
Salvation, healing and health through Jesus
Your salvation and reconciliation with God through the sacrifice of Jesus also involves healing and health. Start becoming more and more aware of your true identity as a Jesus-believer.