Sickness is evidence of a malfunction or breakdown in a body, a relationship, an economy or in a situation; it is saying this is not functioning as it is supposed to be.
On the basis of this definition it is safe to say that humanity and indeed everyone is sick in one form or the other.
Your car may still be moving but if the engine is not running smoothly you know something is wrong, your heart may still be pumping but if you can’t walk ten steps without running out of breath, you know something is wrong, you are sick.
It is unwise to gloss over an obviously wrong or unhealthy situation because sickness if left unchecked will lead to death or serous and permanent disability and damage.
As morbid as this may sound, people are doing this every day particularly with what we call moral issues, the LGBT agenda for example , some people argue ,is a matter of personal choice, no it is a matter of life and death, the life of a society or its death. It is against the natural order, a fact it may be but so are many issues that we are all agreed are unacceptable.
So what is sickness?
1. Sickness is incipient death
2. Sickness is dis-ease
3. Sickness is dis-harmony
4. Sickness is mal-function
5. Sickness is death in progress
Man has struggled against sickness in many forms, we spend millions of dollars in serious scientific research on physical, emotional and psychological issues, in some situations we have capitulated and given up, but not God, He has provided a solution to the sickness problem.
Look at this
How God anointed Jesus Christ of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and power who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil. Acts 10:38
Jesus went about teaching in the synagogues and preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing all manner of sicknesses and diseases among the people. Mathew 4:23
Jesus not only healed ALL who CAME to Him but also ALL MANNER of sickness and disease.
WHAT IS GOD’S INTEREST?
God is the manufacturer, the originator of creation; His interest is the interest of a manufacturer over the integrity of his product. Some people will make the work of Jesus a religious issue, but I don’t hold that view in its entirety, I believe Jesus is God’s agent of restoration; He has come to restore the integrity of God’s creation. He came to show us not only what we can be like but also how we can achieve God’s ideal and best for our lives.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of healing and hope for a sick and dying world.
Man is the glory of God’s creation, When Man chose to walk away from God, He chose his glory over God’s, so the scriptures say Man sinned and fell short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)
The glory of every manufacturer is his product, this is why Toyota or GM motors will recall thousands of cars worldwide to fix a defect, Is it then a wonder God has sent His Son Jesus to fix man? Jesus said
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the broken hearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord
Anybody who refuses to believe in Jesus is not wise, He is like a man who chooses to ignore the manufacturer of his defective car and prefers a do it yourself approach or unqualified ‘experts’.
Every product is the result of a creative mind, nature never produced anything of its own except what it was designed to produce. So called ‘evidence’ of evolution as a source of creation is nothing more than a pot pouri of half truths, lies and theories that frankly speaking require more faith to believe than the bible account of creation.
What is the greatest proof of a creator?
You are! You are fearfully and wonderfully made, a complex and sophisticated system of spirit, emotions (soul) and flesh.
If you need fixing, God sent Jesus to fix you, whatever it is you can be fixed.
Come to me all you that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest
This is healing
1. Healing is wholeness
2. Healing is ease
3. Healing is balance
4. Healing is restoration
5. Healing is forgiveness
6. Healing is life at work
He will not only fix you,
He will show you how to live optimally and at the height of your potential and purpose.
He said, ‘Follow me and I will make you’
Make you into what? The person were you called to be from the beginning, a life changer, a channel of good and blessing, revealers of the goodness of God, His love and power
Jesus put it like this to his disciples
You are the salt of the earth and the light of the world
This is what we all were called to be under God. People of influence and flavour.
Paul said to the Ephesians Church
We are the expressions of God’s creative ability created in Christ Jesus, called to do good works which we were designed to do. Ephesians 2:10 Paraphrased.
This the end product of the healing process