Sickness and disease often cause people to question God. The truth is, God does not cause people to get sick, and He desires everyone to live a long,
healthy life. These things are a part of the curse, which was an
established judgment for the sins of all mankind. However, Jesus Christ
has redeemed us from the curse. We have authority over sickness and

A. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:12-14).

1. To “redeem” means to buy back or to deliver.

a. We were redeemed from the curse of the law when Jesus died for our sins.

b. The law is found primarily in the first five books of the Bible.

c. When someone broke the law, a curse followed.

d. The curse is an empowerment to fail.

e. Sickness is part of the curse (Deuteronomy 28:15-61).

2. The curse of the law is a three-fold curse, which consists of the following:

a. Poverty

b. Sickness

c. Spiritual death

B. We can become confused about the true nature of God, if we are not aware of the true meaning of the Scriptures before translation.

1. Original Hebrew Bible text uses verbs in the permissive tense instead of the causative tense, which is found in the English translation of the Bible (Dr. Robert Young, Hints to Bible Interpretation).

2. For example, “The Lord shall smite thee …” should read, “The Lord will allow you to be smitten.”

3. Other examples depict God as being the one creating evil or sending evil spirits, but He does not (Isaiah 45:7, Amos 3:6, 1 Samuel 16:14).

a. Sickness and disease are not products of love; God is love.

4. God may allow evil to happen, but He is not the author of evil.

5. In other words, God removed His protection from those who rebelled against Him (see Deuteronomy 28) and allowed curses to come upon them.

C. During Jesus’ public ministry, He healed a woman who was bowed down and unable to lift herself (Luke 13:12, 16).

1. We can learn many valuable lessons from these two scriptures. Here are several:

a. As Christians, we are all sons and daughters of Abraham.

b. Anyone who is a part of the covenant of Abraham should not remain in bondage.

c. Jesus identified Satan as the one who had bound the woman with the infirmity for 18 years.

d. Jesus battled Satan during the time He was physically on Earth. He went about doing good, healing all those oppressed by the devil (Acts 10:38).

D. Sickness and disease are not God’s will for our lives.

1. If you are in a fight, battling for your health, remember you are the healed, protecting your health.

a. He bore our sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses. By His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:4, 5, AMP, Matthew 8:17, 1 Peter 2:24).

b. Use the above Scriptures as weapons against disease.

c. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Scripture References:

  • Galatians 3:12-14
  • Deuteronomy 28:15-61
  • Isaiah 45:7
  • Amos 3:6
  • 1 Samuel 16:14
  • Luke 13:12-16
  • Acts 10:38
  • Isaiah 53:4, 5, AMP
  • Matthew 8:17
  • 1 Peter 2:24