John 9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
If you watch enough so-called Christian TV today you are bound to hear some Faith Healing Evangelists suggest if you are sick, it is because there is some sort of demon in you which needs to be cast out. Then again, if it is not a demon, you have some terrible mortal sin you need to confess. Some go on to tell you where their next meeting is going to be so you can come and be healed. (Hope you do not die in the meantime, because they also believe that if you sin, you lose your salvation.)
However, this verse in the Bible tells us clearly sometimes trials and personal afflictions are not a result of our sin, or the result of the sins of others. The illness is also not a demon possessing us or even tormenting us. Occasionally, we are made to go through these things because God knows our character and that we will give honor and glory to Him even during these struggles. He knows many others may come to see Jesus by seeing Him in the life that you live in the midst of your trouble. They may have never seen Him in any other way.
Do not fall into the money pit of lies which tells you just because you are in a bad situation you have lost your faith or have been possessed by some demon. If you are possessed by the Holy Spirit, a demon cannot get in there. Jesus says you are kept by the power of God in 1 Peter 1:5. Friend, no one is stronger than God. NO ONE.
Romans 8:38 & 39 really says it all. “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Isaiah 65 / Psalm 66 / Proverbs 10 / John 9
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Pro. 4-5 / 1 Co. 12
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director