Why Do Christians Experience Sickness and Poverty?
There are several reasons why Christians experience sickness and poverty.
Being a Born Again Believer does not automatically protect you from everything the devil sends your way.
God gave you DOMINION!
Having dominion means you have a part to play in protecting yourself and your loved ones from the enemy.
When God first created Adam there wasn’t any Sin present in the garden yet He still told him to Dress it and Keep it!
To Dress means to Cultivate. To Keep means to Protect.
Even in Paradise the Child of God still needed to protect himself and his family from the enemy.
The #1 reason Christians experience sickness, poverty and other types of demonic oppression is because of ignorance.
God said, “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6
Our ignorance is manifested in our faulty beliefs.
Fear vs. Faith
Wrong believing leads to wrong thinking, wrong thinking leads to wrong living, and wrong living always has disastrous results.
To protect ourselves from sickness and poverty we need to correct our belief system… Especially in the area of Sin and Judgement.
If we, as Christians believe that when we sin we deserve God’s judgement and He will punish us, then we are ripe for the devil’s attack.
If we believe that sickness is the consequence of our sin then we cannot be in faith and trust God for healing at the same time.
How can we believe that the God who is supposed to heal us is the same God who is putting the sickness on us?
That’s the definition of an abusive relationship, isn’t it?
It’s like a woman living with a man who constantly professes his love for her but beats her every once in a while to “show her how much he loves her.”
We label men like that dangerous and put them in prison. Yet this is the very concept some of us have of God.
We think that the same God who confesses His love for us throughout the Bible is the same God who makes us sick and broke to “teach us a lesson”… That’s perverted!
For you to think that this is God’s character is a devilish doctrine and is the very reason satan can successfully attack you and your family.
The devil needs the permission of your fearful heart in order to successfully attack you.
The bible says that our battle is one of faith.” 1st Timothy 6:12
Therefore, the only time your enemy can prevail against you is when you’re not in faith.
But faith is nothing more than trust in God so the question is… how can you trust the very person who is abusing you? You cannot.
Once you believe it is God who is putting sickness on you, you will not trust Him on a subconscious level to heal you and that’s where your faith is rooted.
You can mouth all the faith confessions you want, they will not work if on the subconscious level you do not trust God… and the devil knows this.
It is only when you’re NOT walking in faith the devil can successfully attack you.
Satan’s Master Strategy
His strategy is to convince the Christian that when you sin God makes you sick or broke as punishment which makes you fearful of God’s judgement.
You cannot have fear and faith filling your heart at the same time.
Once satan searches your heart and finds fear instead of faith that’s his legal ground to attack your health and finances.
Once he has legal grounds, God has to allow it because God is perfectly just and must act consistent with His own nature and character.
This is the strategy satan used with Job.
Job said, “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” Job 3:25
Job’s heart was fearful and this gave satan the legal ground to attack his family, his health and finances.
Satan’s true power is not in putting sickness or poverty on you but in deceiving you into distrusting God and believing the lie.
If he can get you to distrust God he can get you to believe any other lie he might suggest to you.
This is the strategy he used with Eve and it’s the same strategy he’s been using for millennia and will continue to use as long as it’s successful against Christians.
The truth is, God is for us and can never be against us.
If you ever want to evaluate whether you can trust God just look at Jesus and understand His sacrifice.
Jesus is the perfect revelation of God. He is what God is and who God is to us!
Cultivate your belief and trust in God, seeing Him as He truly is… Someone who will literally give His life to save yours.
When you understand and walk in this truth you’ll be in strong faith, protecting yourself against the real attack of the devil.
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