As parent, God has given us the custody of our children to take care of them and to bring them up the right way. But it is important that we understand that God corrects us the way a father corrects his son.
Would you torture your own children with sicknesses, diseases and pains to teach them a lesson? Would you force your son to put his hand into the fire until the smell of burning flesh fills the kitchen to teach him not to play with fire or to touch a gas stove?
Can you imagine doing that and saying, “Do you know why daddy is doing this? It’s because daddy loves you. Now, you know that fire can burn you, so don’t play with matches anymore”?
Would you drive your car over your daughter’s legs to teach her the dangers of playing by the side of the road? Can you imagine saying, “Come, girl, be strong! Daddy loves you, so he is doing this for your good.
You will understand it someday”? Of course not! Parents who do such things should be incarcerated! There is a “special home” for parents who are like that. Sadly, there are still Christians who accuse our heavenly Father of afflicting them with sicknesses and accidents to teach them lessons.
With teachings like that, it’s no wonder believers are wandering in the wilderness, thinking that God is angry with them and looking for opportunities to destroy them.What kind of God do you think we have? He is our Abba father, wo love his children so much, is the most affectionate term you can use to address a father in the Hebrew language. It means “Daddy” Do you really think that your Daddy God will punish you this way?
If you earthly fathers know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more your heavenly Daddy who loves you! I don’t have to tell you that sicknesses, diseases and accidents aren’t good gifts!
They are from the devil, and because of Jesus’ finished work, we have been redeemed from every evil work and curse. We can receive protection from every evil occurrence, sickness and disease.
By the stripes on Jesus’ back, we are healed! Read Psalm 103 and look at all the benefits that Jesus has purchased for you with His own body: Psalm 103:1–5
Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities, who
heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with
loving kindness and tender mercies,
who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Come on, believers. Read this Psalm every day and do not forget any of the benefits of Jesus’ finished work! He forgives you of all your sins, heals you of all your diseases, redeems you from destruction, crowns you with loving kindness and satisfies your mouth with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Don’t you accuse Him of giving anyone diseases or accidents! By the way, if the people who insist that God uses sicknesses to punish believers truly believe that, why are they going from doctor to doctor trying to get healed?
That’s inconsistent! On the one hand, they say that their sicknesses are from the Lord, but on the other hand, they are trying to get rid of them. Stop believing the LIE that God gives you sicknesses, diseases and accidents to punish you or teach you a lesson.
I always tell my congregation not to leave their brains at home when they come to church. Stop believing the LIE that God gives you sicknesses, diseases and accidents to punish you or teach you a lesson.
I honestly find it difficult to understand why there are believers today who fight vehemently for the right to be sick, broke and defeated when God is full of grace and mercy, and wants us to be healthy, prosperous and protected from all evil occurrences!
Let’s start to expect good gifts from the Lord. Reject anything which even remotely suggests that God is angry with you, and is going to discipline you with sicknesses and accidents when you fail!