And he said unto them, Go ye unto all the world, and reach the gospel to every creature . . . And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name . . . they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (Mark 16:15,17-18)
Let’s stop and analyze here: Which of the sick did Jesus say we were to lay hands on?
Jesus just said “the sick” ——— period.
Then, if God were the author of sickness — if God did put sickness and disease on people — if it were the will of God for some to be sick — this statement would be confusing. Because in it, Jesus authorized us to lay hands on ALL sick.
If God weren’t in the healing business, Jesus would have had to say something like, “lay you hands on those that it is the will of God to heal, and they shall recover. And those that it isn’t — they won’t recover.”
But, no! God set the Church against sickness — period!
Here is something to consider: God is not in the sickness business. God is in the delivering business. God is not in the bondage business. So, we should consider: refuse to allow the enemy to try to get you to accept sickness or bondage as being from God. Satan is the author of sickness. God has set me against sickness!
So, consider this in your thoughts: does fear over take your thoughts in this area? Please remember:
Casting every imagination down and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to obedience to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
Vain imaginations start with a thought, and if you do not take that thought captive immediately, that thought forms a mental picture in your mind. Then you begin “seeing” your fears, anxieties and worries play over and over in your mind. Vain imaginations elicit terror, depression, discouragement, stress, anxiousness, worry and doubt — all of which originate from the enemy. WHOSE REPORT WILL YOU BELIEVE?
OVER COMING VAIN IMAGINATIONS begins with asking yourself, “Is that thought or image from God?” If you do not know, ask yourself, “Do I feel peace and can I find this in the Word of God?”
Consider this: Retrain your mind to believe the report of God’s Word. It will balance out your thoughts and keep you in line with your thinking positive about sickness, and other issues in your life.