If God’s Word says that healing is the children’s bread (see, for example, Matthew 15:22–28), that Jesus paid for the curse on the cross (see Galatians 3:13), and that by His stripes or wounds we are healed (see Isaiah 53:5), then what has happened to us? Why do we still not see healings? Why does it appear that we are living under a curse? Christians don’t know the answer, and they get discouraged. Doubt creeps in, unbelief walks in, and the enemy rushes in.
Then, theologians come up with crazy doctrines as to why God doesn’t heal today because they have no answer for the people. They make up stuff that isn’t in God’s Word. Things like, “Healing ended with the first apostles,” or “God’s will is to test us through disease.”
God is not trying to kill you! Hosea 4:6 warns us, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” God’s people are suffering because they don’t have the knowledge that they need to be in health.
I did a brief language study of these words in Hosea. When God says, “My people are destroyed,” it’s actually in a present-tense form: “My people are being destroyed for lack of knowledge.” If the people of God are being destroyed, in the present tense, then this warning is not just for the Old Testament believers. The New Testament church is also being destroyed. The prophet Isaiah gave a similar warning: “Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge” (Isaiah 5:13).
I deal with New Testament saints who have diseases. I deal with New Testament saints who have issues of the soul. I deal with New Testament saints who have serious problems. And, for many of them, I know why. You need the knowledge to know why as well. As we continue this devotional, we will explore the primary reasons and their solutions.
Dr. Henry W. Wright
Have you believed that God does not heal today or that He tests us through disease? Take some time now to talk to Father God about it, in Jesus’s name, and ask Him to show you His true heart and will concerning disease. Ask Him to give you the knowledge that you need, through His Word, which will provide the keys for you to overcome whatever you may be facing in your life.