One way to effect a permanent change to any problem, is to locate its root cause. Sicknesses and diseases have a root cause: Sin!
Sin came by Adam and ushered in the reign of death (separation from God, sickness, disease, affliction, poverty, etc).
Romans 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned”.
Death reigned from Adam to Moses regardless of whether one sinned or not.
Romans 5:14 “Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come”.
Moses introduced the law (as written by angels) to the Jews as a test-run to see if mankind could alleviate the sufferings caused by the reign of death. The deal was simple: obey the law and live or disobey and die from the curse of the law. Unfortunately, the law proved man’s inability to save himself from sicknesses and diseases.
Deuteronomy 28:15NIV – “However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these CURSES will come upon you and overtake you. What are these curses? …they are itemized from verse 16 to 68. Health-related ones are highlighted…
21 “The LORD will plague you with diseases until he has destroyed you from the land you are entering to possess. 23 The LORD will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish…28 The LORD will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind”.
As seen above, both physical and mental health issues were a direct consequence of disobedience to the law. This was the case until Jesus changed the rule of the game by:
i) Introducing the reign of righteousness thereby terminating the reign of death. Righteousness ushered in the Blessing; health inclusive. Thus those who were declared guilty of sin outside the law were taken care of.
ii) Becoming the curse for us and leaving us with the Blessing thereby taking care of those who had sinned by the law.
Romans 5:17 – “For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ”.
Galatians 3:13KJV – Christ HATH REDEEMED US FROM THE CURSE of the law, BEING MADE A CURSE for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree: That THE BLESSING of Abraham MIGHT COME ON THE GENTILES through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith”.
Child of God, the blessing is upon you! whether the sickness/disease in your body was inherited/adamic/endemic or as a direct consequence of a sinful act; Christ our Soter, has taken care of it all.
You have been made free; live free. You are a health-spirit; live healthy.