38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Yesterday we learnt that when you come across phrases like, “I will put none of these diseases upon you,” in the original Hebrew in the Old Testament, they are really used in the permissive and not the causative sense. In other words, when God says, “I will put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians,” He means “As long as you stay in covenant with Me, My covenant will block every disease from you.” As a believer who is a member of the Body of Christ, you are in covenant with God through Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection have “blocked” the power of every disease over you. Even if you are attacked, you will certainly experience healing and deliverance in the covenant, from that affliction. That will be the experience of every believer who can receive that truth by faith.
Well, if these diseases do not come from God, where do they come from? Can you take an obvious guess? The Devil is the one who brings sickness upon people. Acts 10:38 reveals that healing is given to those who are oppressed. Therefore, we can safely conclude that sickness (anything you need to be healed from) is oppression, and it is clearly stated that the source of the oppression of sickness and disease is Satan himself. John 10:10 tells us that he is the one whose mission is to steal, kill and destroy, while Jesus came for the exact opposite mission – to annihilate the plans of the enemy and deliver life more abundantly to us. This He did completely through the sacrifice He made for us.
Again, let me say that God cannot be the One who puts diseases upon you if He is the One who heals you of every imaginable sickness. Every day we hear of new sicknesses and diseases, but it does not matter to Jesus the Physician whether the sickness has been discovered by man or not – He has healed it already. Man is simply discovering what God already took care of! There is no new thing under the sun. By the death and resurrection of Jesus, everything was finished and completed.
Confession: Satan, not God, is the source of sickness and disease. Jesus came and annihilated the plans of the enemy. He gave healing and life more abundantly unto me.