Connection Between Sin and Disease – The Power to Forgive
There is a direct connection between sin and sickness. Today the church has grown weak and looks at the word sin as a wicked word. The Word of God says we all have sin and if anyone says they don’t have sin is a liar. Learn more about the connection between Sin and Disease.
1 John 1:8-10 (NCV) “If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what is right. He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make God a liar, and we do not accept God’s teaching.”
Connection Between Sin and Disease: Confess Our Sins
According to this scripture, especially vs. 9, if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done. That is why Jesus was sent on earth. He knew no man could be perfect even though Jesus was perfect. God knew that and wanted to redeem us from the curse of death and separation. He sent His son to die and bore our sins and sickness on the cross so that when we do mess up, we can run to Jesus and confess our sins and we are cleansed. Confession to Jesus refreshes us. Amen. Remove sin divine healing through Jesus Christ.
In James 5:15, 16 it says also to confess our sins to one another. “The prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another that ye may be healed.”
Connection Between Sin and Disease – Sin Kills
We see that there is a connection between sin and disease. Otherwise, why would we have this scripture? As in other scriptures, the pardon of sins and the healing of sickness are closely united. James declares that pardon of sins will be granted with the healing; and for this reason he desires to see confession of sin accompany the prayer which claims healing. Unconfessed sin presents an obstacle to the prayer of faith or soon the sickness may reappear.
Prayer of Faith
Most of us go to a physician for diagnose the cause of the disease. If he succeeds he stands a better chance to combat it. You see our Lord also goes back to the primary cause of all sickness that is, sin. It is our part to confess and God’s to grant the pardon which removes this first cause so that healing takes place. In seeking healing by means of earthly remedies, the first thing to do is to find a cleaver physician and follow his prescriptions exactly. If a person takes the prayer of faith, fix our eyes on the Lord, allow the Holy Spirit to show us the reason why we are sick, then we can confess and the spirit of the Lord can heal us. You need to see the sin and sickness connection to become free.
James points out to us a condition which is essential to the recovery of our health; confess and forsake sin.
Did God put this disease on me? Where does disease come from? One, God permits it; it is in order to show us our faults, to chasen us, and purify us from them. Sickness and disease is not God’s perfect will. Sickness was not in the garden and death was not in the garden. The source of disease is from the devil and when we sin, he has a legal right to put it on us. He is out to kill, steal and destroy. John 10:10 Kill means to bring to death. Jesus was sent to bring life and forgiveness to those who ask. God brought the Israelites out of Egypt to give them life. Another way of looking at sin and sickness is that Sickness is therefore a visible sign of God’s judgment upon sin and Satan carries out that judgment. Sin separates us from the Father especially when the Lord Jesus Christ is praying for you and standing with His open wide to receive you when you confess to Him so that we are pardoned from our sin.
To confess our sins is to lay them down before God with the fixed purpose to fall into them no more. When we have confessed our sins, we must receive also the promised pardon, believing that God gives it in very deed. When the soul has consented to make a sincere confession and has obtained pardon, it is ready to lay hold of the promises of God; it is no longer difficult to believe that the Lord will raise up His sick one and bring healing.
It is when we keep far from God that it is difficult to believe, confession and pardon bring us quite near to Him. Many believers, when they get sick, blame God so they separate themselves with anger and bitterness towards God instead of standing in faith, going to Him (Jesus) in prayer and making it right.
Now, many times sickness and disease can be inherited but many times it is because we open the door to the same sin. What do I mean. The Word of God says to love God with all your heart soul and mind, love your neighbors as yourself. How many of you like who you are or wish you were someone else or maybe you believe God has forgiven you but you don’t allow yourself off the hook. Maybe your mother or father has issues and that spirit went down the generational line and now you feel the same way about you. That is unconfessed sin.
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by Traci Morin, Touch of God Ministry of Healing and Deliverance Servant and Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
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