Health Food – July 10

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Does God Put Sickness on People?


Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. — DEUTERONOMY 28:61

All the dreadful diseases enumerated in Deuteronomy chapter 28 are a part of the punishment for breaking God’s Law. It says so in verse 61. Well, they should come upon us, because we have all sinned: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). Those diseases should come upon us, but, thank God, Jesus took our place. He became sin for us. He became sickness for us. He took our place to redeem us from sickness!

In the King James Version, one would be led to believe that God Himself puts sickness and afflictions upon His people. For example, Deuteronomy 28:22 says that the Lord will smite thee. But you can’t just skim across the surface of the Bible and find out what it is saying. In Hints to Bible Interpretation by Dr. Robert Young, he points out that the Old Testament was written in Hebrew. In the original Hebrew, the verb is in the permissive sense 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.”

Where would God get the sickness to put on you, anyway? There isn’t any sickness in Heaven. He would have to steal it first, before He could put it on you, because He doesn’t have any.

Confession: God does not put sickness and disease on people. He doesn’t put sickness and disease on me. I resist sickness and disease because it does not come from God.


Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.


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