Sickness is a Curse!
Is sickness a blessing or a curse?
-Excerpts from Kenneth Hagin Sr.-
If it is a blessing, we should not want to get rid of it!
-If sickness is a blessing, then we ought to invite sickness to come.
-When we hear that a flu epidemic is coming, we ought to say, “well, I’ve got to get ready for the blessing now.”
--“Send that flu blessing over here to me.”
--Many will go to the doctor to get a shot, to keep the blessing off of them.
---If sickness is a blessing, you should not go to the doctor for the shot.
--Sickness is not a blessing…the Bible said it’s a curse.
A man had three statues of monkeys on his desk.
-On one it said, “I was poor.”
-The second one said, “I was rich.”
-The third one said, “rich is better.”
--even the monkey knows that!
-Let’s go one step further.
--“I was sick…I am well…and well is better!
--Brother Hagin was sick for the 1st 17 years…and has been well for over 60 years…and he says well is better.
Health is a blessing…sickness and disease is a curse.
-Dis-ease is broken ease.
-Sickness makes slaves of the family and those who have to care for them.
-Sickness and disease are enemies of mankind.
--Sickness is a thief and a robber.
John 10: 10. "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
-A spirit-filled woman was very sick for 19 years and told the pastor “that the Lord put that on her so her husband would be saved.”
--The pastor told her that she was deceived, that Jesus died so he would be saved.
--God did not rob the man of his wife.
--He is more likely to get saved if God heals her…and he did.
Sickness and disease are not the will of God for His people.
Some people will agree that God was Isreal’s healer alright.
-They can believe it was so under the “Old Covenant…but we aren’t under the Old covenant.”
--That is true, we aren’t under the Old covenant!
Now, if the Old Covenant provided healing and health…
-And if the Old Covenant provided the possibility of the people not even being sick…
-And the New Covenant doesn’t…
-Then we have to question whether the New Covenant is as good as the Old.
The Bible says that the New Covenant is BETTER.
Heb 8: 6. But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.
Do we know any Christian parents that want their children to be sick or to stay sick?
-Then why do we think that our Heavenly Father wants any of His children to be sick or to stay sick?
If sickness is the will of God, then heaven will be full of sickness and disease.
-The good news is that there will not be any in Heaven.
Sin caused the curse to come on us, but Christ bore the penalty for us.
Isa 53: 4. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
5. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
-The Hebrew word for “grief” is often translated “sickness” and the word “sorrows” is translated “disease.
-“iniquities”-Strong’s refers to moral evil and perversity.
Matt 8: 17. that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: "He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.''
-For our transgressions, and our iniquities.
-For our peace…
-and WE are healed.