🍅🍏SEEDS OF DESTINY🌹
A DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE BY DR PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE (DUNAMIS INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL CENTRE)
TOPIC: The Connection Between Sin And Sickness
SCRIPTURE: And 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. James 5:15-16.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is a link between sickness and sin. To confess your sins is to be in the position to be healed.
The Scripture makes it clear that it is the Will of God for His children to live in perfect health (3 John 2).
However, should a child of God fall into ill-health, God made provisions for the restoration of his or her health.
Now, one of the channels of healing and health is,
The confession and forgiveness of sins.
James 5:15-16 says,
And 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.
The Scripture makes it clear that if a sick person is anointed with oil, the prayer of faith shall save him, and if he has committed sin, he shall be forgiven him.
So, there is a link between sickness and sin. To confess your sins is to be in the position to be healed. It may not be every sickness that is a product of sin but there is a connection between sickness and sin.
In Psalms 103:1-3 the Scripture points out the connection between the forgiveness of iniquity and the healing of infirmity..
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.
Before God would heal all thy diseases, He would first forgive all thine iniquities.
And Psalm 119:67 clearly shows that there is a link between affliction and transgression:
Before I was afflicted, I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
Going astray may not only mean smoking, drinking, or living in immorality. It may be exaggeration, keeping malice or living in bitterness.
Please, make up your mind to avoid iniquity by all means. And if you have fallen, confess your sins to God and obtain His Mercy so you can be healed.
Remember this: There is a link between sickness and sin. To confess your sins is to be in the position to be healed.
1. Make up your mind to live a sin-free life.
2. Determine to never sleep over guilt. Confess promptly and obtain forgiveness.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask for the grace to live a sin-free life. I confess my sins, and I ask for Your mercy and forgiveness, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: CHANNELS OF DIVINE HEALING AND HEALTH (PART1)
QUOTE: Iniquity targets your faith, it makes you weak. And in such weakness, you are not able to quote a Scripture or make a declaration and believe it can come to pass, because your conscience is brutalized. The boldness of your faith is weakened by your guilt.
Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Romans 6-8.
REFLECTION: Guilt in the heart is translatable into affliction in the body. Determine to live free of guilt so as to live free of affliction.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Receive your healing and deliverance from every consequence of sin or wrong in Jesus’ Name.