Exercising Mastery Over Sicknesses And Diseases! By David Oyedepo
Topic: Exercising Mastery Over Sicknesses And Diseases!
Welcome to another impactful week! I hope you were blessed by last week teaching. This week, we shall focus on: Exercising Mastery Over Sicknesses and Diseases!
From Scriptures, we understand that mastery over sicknesses and diseases is real and not a slogan. This is the will of the Father for the redeemed and is expected to be the lifestyle of every child of God.
Thus, in this world of terror and torment, it is still possible to live a sickness-free life. If we understand that, we will never be a victim to sickness.
For instance, in 1979, when I had an understanding of a sickness-free life from the Bible, I began to live in the reality of a healthy life. That can also be your testimony if you engage the truth of this message.
No doubt, abundance without health equals lack because whatever wealth we are able to amass is eventually eaten up by sickness. When a man’s health is challenged, everything he has loses value. That is why a wise man once said, ‘Health is wealth’.
However, for every child of God, our case is different. This is because at redemption, Christ paid for our healing, health and wholeness. For instance, the Bible says, That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare [our] sicknesses (Matthew 8:17; see also Isaiah 53:4-5; Jeremiah 33:6). This connotes that Jesus has already paid the price and thereby settled our wholeness for life.
Moreover, every child of God has a covenant of divine health with the Father. Therefore, sicknesses, diseases, pains and sufferings are not the will of God for us; rather He desires a healthy life for us. God is not only concerned about our spirits and souls but also our bodies.
This is why the Bible says, Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth (3 John 2). As we all know, God does not speak empty words; He means what He says and says what He means.
He couldn’t have said, ‘…I am the LORD that health thee’ if He hadn’t made adequate provisions for our health (Exodus 15:26). The same day we were delivered from sin, our bodies were also delivered from the torture and torment of sicknesses and diseases.
Thus, if you are born again, health and vitality, strength and vigour are your portion. In addition, concerning Israel’s 40-year journey in the wilderness, the Bible records that their clothes and shoes did not wax old (Deuteronomy 29:5).
It is also written, He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes (Psalm 105:37). In the above scripture, the Psalmist was referring to the Church in the wilderness and by that account it was clear how God brought them out with strength.
Throughout their 40-year journey, there was no sick person among their tribe. That’s our heritage in God, as a spiritual Israelite.
In summary, if you are a child of God, you are in God’s priority list for complete health, thereby making you master over sicknesses.
This may sound simple, but powerful and unbeatable. Therefore, we shouldn’t allow the devil confuse us regarding the simplicity of the gospel. If not, we will miss out on the manifestations of our worth in redemption.
Nevertheless, mastery over sicknesses and diseases is only reserved for the redeemed. Are you born again? If you are not, this is an opportunity to do so.
Simply say the following prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me! Now, I know I am born again! For further reading, get my books: Keys to Divine Health, The Healing Balm, The Miracle Meal, All you Need to have all your Needs Met and Fulfilling Your Days.
I invite you to fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have four services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:50 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. respectively. I know this teaching has blessed you. Write and share your testimony with me through: Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, P.M.B. 21688, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, or call 01-4548070, 01-4548280, or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: David Oyedepo Ministries International, Twitter: @DavidOyedepoMin.
Bishop David O. Oyedepo is a Nigerian Christian author, architect, preacher, and the founder and presiding bishop of the mega church, Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel.