God Is in Control

Is it God’s will to heal the sick? Or does God choose to heal sometimes, while choosing not to heal on other occasions?

I believe that one of the misunderstandings concerning this subject is the false assumption that everything that happens in our lives is God’s will. I have heard the statement on many occasions by believers that “God is in control.” Now if by this statement they contend that ultimately God will bring His plans and purposes about concerning the earth, then I would agree. However if they are implying that everything that happens in our lives, and in the earth is ultimately the will of God, then they are very much mistaken.

I heard a particular minister proclaim during a message that “Everything that happens in our lives must first comes across the desk of God, and must have His approval or it will not happen in our lives.” Does he honestly believe that every calamity and tragedy that happens is ultimately the will of God? That God is allowing the evil, and tragedy in the earth because it is His will?

This is simply contrary to the love and nature of God. God is not the author of destruction in our lives. Jesus declared in John 10:10 “The thief comes not but to steal, kill and destroy, but I have come that you might have life, and life more abundantly.” The devil is the destroyer, not God. The devil is the author of death, not the Father.

Many things are taking place in this world that are totally contrary to the will of God. You see this faulty belief system has taught people that if they are sick, it is because God is allowing it. So in other words, if God allowed it, then it ultimately must be His will. This is simply not Scriptural. God allowed Adam & Eve to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good & evil even though it wasn’t His will.

Genesis 2:16-17 (NKJV) And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; {17} “but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
God not only told them not to eat of this tree, but also warned them of the consequences of doing so.

Romans 5:19 (NKJV) For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

God allows people to reject Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior & go to hell if they so choose, although this is not his will.

We must always be careful that we do not use our experiences to measure God’s will. But rather, we must measure our experiences by God’s will, which is His word. The will of God is not established by our experiences. Our experiences do not change the will of God. We must never assume that because something bad happens in our lives that it was God’s will that it happen.

When someone is not healed, (for what ever reason) the most common tendency is to presume that it was not the will of God to heal them. While this may sounds plausible, it has absolutely no biblical foundation whatsoever!

There is a devil, and we live in a fallen world that has been corrupted by sin, and rebellion. Because we live in this world we are going to have to resist the death and destruction that we are faced with. Sickness is part of the consequences of sin. As a result we must resist sickness by faith, just as we would resist sin, or any other attack we may face from the enemy.

If we believe that sickness in the will of God for our lives then we will not resist it, we will simply embrace it. Actually in their hearts I don’t believe that most people actually believe this. They are simply spiritually confused. Let me explain why I have come to this conclusion.

If people honestly believed that sickness and disease was somehow the will of God in their lives, then why are they resisting God’s will by going to the doctor to gain relief from this infirmity? Shouldn’t they embrace sickness, and do everything to make sure that God’s will is being carried out? You see, the reason they go to the doctor is because God placed within us the desire to live, and not die. God designed our bodies to resist sickness and disease, not to embrace it.

Sickness and disease came into the world with the fall of man. There was no illness before sin came into the world. Therefore we could conclude that sickness and disease are the foul offspring of sin. Had sin never entered the world then sickness and disease would have never come into the world either. So if we are to resist sin, shouldn’t we just as readily resist the consequences of sin, which is sickness and disease?

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