Healing in the light of the Law and Judgment
In this section, we will limit our observations for the following reasons
- The Law and Judgment are vast studies in themselves.
- Some secret things belong to God, but the things that are revealed belong to us
and to our children. (Deuteronomy 29:29, 1 Corinthians 13:12)
- Healing as revealed in the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ is our goal.
- The Mysteries of God will be finished only when the seventh angel begins to sound (Rev. 10:7.)
- We are living in the days of grace though we have a precursor of end time judgments.
- We can now hope and rejoice in the mercy that is greater than judgment. (James 2:13)
When we come across scriptures that link God with destruction, there is a tendency to discontinue
our pursuit for divine healing. We need not lose heart, if our heart is right with God for the highest and
unchangeable revelation of God is – GOD IS LOVE.
“Difficult Old Testament Scriptures”).
God the Creator is Holy. He is also the Supreme Judge of the Universe. Therefore, Eternal Judgment
is a fundamental doctrine of Christ (Hebrews 6:1, 2 )
God gave the commandment, “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13) A more accurate rendering would
be “Thou shalt not slay or murder” Now, by no stretch of imagination, would even a heathen, call
God a Killer or a Murderer.
The One who makes a law is also responsible for Justice. Skeptics and flippant readers of the
Scriptures generally do not try to feel the heart of God, the mind of Christ. But a diligent reader will
discern that God as the lawgiver first warns us about the consequences of breaking His commandments
or going against His Word. Remember that when a person rebels and steps out of the will of God, he
is firstly a prey for the devil, our adversary who goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.
Remember also the words of Jesus when he said that He had come to give abundant life and not to destroy life.
When an accident occurs on the road, we cannot blame the Chief of Police. An accident occurs
whenever a person breaks the laid down traffic laws.
God as the lawgiver is also responsible for justice being meted out. Many would laugh at this. But
bear in mind that God is merciful and His judgments are usually slow but sure. Where there is a law,
there must be a judgment for breaking it, a judge to pronounce the sentence and a means of carrying
out the required punishment.
We must also bear in mind that God is Holy and the Bible talks of His wrath very frequently. God is
God and man is only man, made from the dust of the ground.
In the Bible we usually see God connected to destruction, either in the defense of His own people or
as the dispenser of justice without partiality.
- In the Old Testament we see sickness, disease and death as a direct consequence of disobedience.
Deuteronomy Chapter 28 verse15 onwards, describes the curses or consequences for breaking the
laws of God.
- In Jeremiah 29:32 we read about God’s judgment for teaching rebellion against the Lord.
“Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed: he
shall not have a man to dwell among this people; neither shall he behold the good that I will do for
my people, saith the LORD; because he hath taught rebellion against the LORD.”
The Bible warns that God will judge fallen angels, nations, the believers and even Israel for centuries
of rebellion. God in His Word has warned in many places and times about His numerous judgments.
- In Matt. 12:31 we read about the terrible judgment of those who blaspheme the Holy Ghost –
No Forgiveness! “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto
men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.”
- In Acts 5, we read of the terrible punishment on Ananias and Sapphira for lying to the Spirit of God
at a time when the foundations of the Church was being laid with such power and godly fear.
- In Acts 13: 8-12 we read about the judgment of God for resisting the work of God. This is a prototype
of the coming apocalyptic judgments.
Even in our present day, many ministers will be able to give accounts of the judgments of God that
they have seen in their lifetime. When the days of grace are over, then the judgements of God will
again begin as seen in the Book of Revelations.
“And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for
a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking
some to lead him by the hand.”
As far as your healing is concerned, if you have resisted the work of God or been a party in rebelling
against the commandments of God, confess your sin, leave it, and expect the mercy of God.
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