Healing by The Word

Rhema TeamApril 2023 WOF, HealingLeave a Comment


GALATIANS 3:13 SAYS, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us.” We are redeemed from the curse of the Law! Numerous verses in Deuteronomy chapter 28 reveal what that curse entails. Among other things, they show that sickness is a curse of the Law. The punishment for breaking God’s law includes the dreadful diseases enumerated in that chapter—and in fact, according to verse 61, every sickness and disease.


The King James Version of these scriptures would lead us to believe that God Himself puts sickness and afflictions upon His people, because it reads, “The Lord shall smite thee . . .” (Deut. 28:28).

Dr. Robert Young, author of Hints to Bible Interpretation, points out that in the original Hebrew, the verb is in the permissive rather than the causative sense. Actually, it should have been translated something like this: “The Lord will allow you to be smitten . . . The Lord will allow these plagues to be brought upon you.”

The original Hebrew of these scriptures was in the permissive tense, but because the English language has no corresponding permissive tense, the verbs were translated in the causative tense.

No, God does not send plagues and sickness upon His people as these verses seem to indicate.

Healing and health are the will
of God for mankind.
Kenneth E. Hagin


While preaching to Cornelius’ household, Peter said, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him” (Acts 10:38).

This scripture makes it clear that the people Jesus healed were oppressed by the devil. Two thousand years ago, Satan was oppressing people and Jesus was healing them.

The Bible tells us, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Heb. 13:8). From the beginning to the end of His public ministry, Christ was combating Satan. His battle was not with men, but with demons who indwelt them.

Don’t ever tell anyone sickness is the will of God for us. It isn’t! Healing and health are the will of God for mankind. If sickness were the will of God, Heaven would be filled with sickness and disease.

Jesus in His earth walk was the will of God in action. He came to unveil the Father to us. He is the Word of God. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT GOD THINKS ABOUT SICKNESS, LOOK AT JESUS! He went about healing the sick!

The Holy Spirit, looking back at Calvary, wrote in the past tense through Peter, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed” (1 Peter 2:24).


Dr. Lilian B. Yeomans was a medical doctor who became addicted to morphine and other drugs. After she was divinely healed, she spent the rest of her life preaching the Gospel and teaching on healing.

When she and her sister inherited property, they turned it into a “faith home.” They took in people beyond medical help who were seeking healing for their bodies. They would work with them until they got enough faith built up in their hearts to receive healing from God.

One day a woman in the last stages of tuberculosis was brought to the home by ambulance. She was carried to an upstairs room, and Dr. Yeomans spent about two hours reading Bible verses to her on healing, especially Deuteronomy chapter 28 and Galatians 3:13.

Dr. Yeomans then instructed the dying woman to repeat to herself every waking moment, “According to Deuteronomy 28:22, consumption (or tuberculosis) is a curse of the Law. But according to Galatians 3:13, Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the Law. Therefore, I no longer have tuberculosis.”

The next morning, Dr. Yeomans asked the woman if she had been repeating what she’d instructed her to say. She answered that it seemed as if she’d said it 10,000 times, but she couldn’t understand what it meant. Dr. Yeomans read more scriptures to her and asked her to continue repeating the same words.

The next day the story was the same. On the third morning, the woman still did not understand. Dr. Yeomans had not even prayed with her yet, even though she’d been in her “faith home” three nights. (I think sometimes we pray for people too quickly. We should instruct them more in the Word first.)

On the afternoon of the third day, Dr. Yeomans and her sister were helping prepare the evening meal when they heard a commotion upstairs. Their new patient came rushing down the stairs, shouting at the top of her voice, “Sister Yeomans, did you know? Christ has redeemed me, and I no longer have tuberculosis! It’s gone now!”

You see, Dr. Yeomans realized that the way into the heart is through the mind. She knew if the woman would say those words to herself often enough, the truth eventually would register on her heart.


Disease is broken ease. Sickness is pain and suffering. It makes slaves of family and friends who must care for sick loved ones. Disease and sickness are enemies of mankind.

SICKNESS IS A THIEF AND A ROBBER. It has robbed many a young mother of her health, beauty, and joy. It has robbed her husband of his wife and deprived her children of their mother.

Disease has robbed many young men, coming upon them in the midst of young manhood, filling them with anxiety and fear, and robbing them of faith.

Sickness and disease rob people of happiness, health, and money which is needed for other things.

The Bible says that sickness and disease are part of the curse of the Law—and they should come upon us. But praise God, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law” (Gal. 3:13).

[Editor’s Note: This article was adapted from Kenneth E. Hagin’s slimline book Redeemed From Poverty, Sickness, and Spiritual Death.]



Kenneth E. Hagin

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