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Why some Christians are ill

Why some Christians are ill

By John Chopores

 

WHY SOME CHRISTIANS ARE SICK

Some reasons why some Christians are sick:

(Please note: not every reason will apply to every person.).

1. Some are not really Christians

Being a (paper) member of a church, is not the same as being a member of the Church universal! A person needs believe and to give their life over to Jesus Christ, to be a true Christian.

Cf. John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Ps 80:19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Ac 16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

Ac 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house

Ro 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Ro 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Ro 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

 

2. Sin in the Body.

We see time after time, in the Bible. That sickness and sin, go hand in hand.

(JOH 5:14) Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. (KJV)

(JAM 5:15) 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. (KJV)

(JAM 5:16) Confess {your} faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (KJV)

The Communion of Christ is be taken with repentance!

Cf. 1 Cor. 11: 27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

 

3. Sickness as Discipline cf.1 Cor.11:30-32.

(1CO 11:29) For he that eateth and drinketh, eateth and drinketh judgment unto himself, if he discern not the body. (ASV)

(1CO 11:30) For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep. (ASV)

(1CO 11:31) But if we discerned ourselves, we should not be judged. (ASV)

(1CO 11:32) But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. (ASV)

God is full of mercy, and ready to forgive. After we repent and are forgiven, there is no need for the discipline to continue! Cf.

16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

 

4. Sickness as Judgment

(DEU 29:15) But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of Jehovah thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day, that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee. (ASV)

(DEU 29:16) Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. (ASV)

(DEU 29:21) Jehovah will make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest in to possess it. (ASV)

(DEU 28:35) Jehovah will smite thee with the boil of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scurvy, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed. (ASV)

Again, the cure? Repent and ask for healing!

 

5. Hurting other members of the Body (the Church).

To hurt another member, of the Body, is to hurt ourselves. For the Church is one Body, in Christ.

(1CO 10:16) The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a communion of the body of Christ? (ASV)

(1CO 10:17) seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body: for we are all partake of the one bread. (ASV)

(1CO 10:24) Let no man seek his own, but {each} his neighbor's {good}. (ASV)

(1CO 12:30) And whether one member suffereth, all the members suffer with it; or {one} member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. (ASV)

"When a member causes another member to suffer, then the offending member will suffer also.(Verses 12-26.)"

 

6. The Devil's Desire for a human body.

Satan [and his demons] is a spirit and desires a body to dwell in cf.Lu.11:14-26;Acts 10:38.]. If the Spirit of the Lord leaves a person, an evil spirit can come into that person cf.[Lu.11:25,26;1

Sam.16:14;Judges 16:29.].

 

7. Poor care of the body

Wrong food Cf.[Num.11:4-7;cf. with Psa.106:14-15].

Rest Cf [Ex.15:26; cf. with Ex.20:8-11;Mk.6:31.].

Overwork cf. Phil 2:26,27&30.

 

8. Not paying Tithes [Robbing God!]

Mal. 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Cf. This with Deu.28.

See also. Matt. 23: 23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.


9. Fear in their hearts cf Job 3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. Heb. 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Remember, it is the prayer of faith that heals.

 

10. Sex sin(s) cf. 1 Cor.6:15-20.

1CO 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. (KJV)

11. Flagrant sin(s) cf. 1 Cor. 5:1, 4-5.

12. They have an unforgiving spirit cf. Mk. 11:24-26.

13. They rely on man, and not God cf. Jer.17:5;2 Chron.16:12.

JER 17:5 Thus saith the Lord; Cursed {be} the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. (KJV)

(2Chronicles 16:12-13 KJV)

(12) And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease {was} exceeding {great}: yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians. (13) And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.

 

14. They look for signs rather than to the Bible cf. Rom. 10:17;John 4:48.

ROM 10:17 So then faith {cometh} by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (KJV)

 

15. Psychosomatic. It Something is wrong in the mind and emotions; if can cause sickness. A person needs to have there mind on Christ cf.1 cor.2:16;Eph.4:23;1 pet.1:13;2 Tim. 1:7;Phil.4:8;Lu.6:45.

EPH 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; (KJV)

Eph 4:23 and, with yourselfs mentally and spiritually remade (Phi)

16. Some non-Christians are not healed because, their sickness is unto death cf.2 Chron.21:18;2

Kin.1:6;Psa.106:13-15;Num.11:33-34.

17. Because of their immoderate eating cf.1 Cor.11:29;10:31;Psa.13-15;Num.11:33-34.

(Psalms 106:14-15 KJV)

(14) But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. (15) And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.

(Numbers 11:33-34 KJV)

(33) And while the flesh {was} yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the Lord was kindled against the people, and the Lord smote the people with a very great plague. (34) And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah: because there they buried the people that lusted.

18. Because the time allotted for their life is fulfilled cf.2 Kin.13:14; Heb.9:27; Psa.116:15;2;

Kin.20:1; Psa.90:10.

HEB 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (KJV)

PSA 90:10 The days of our years {are} threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength {they be} fourscore years, yet {is} their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. (KJV)