Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all of His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you, and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God: “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country. Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle, and the offspring of your flocks…
This is the overcoming, victorious life that God desires for all of His children, and these are the blessing He wants us to continually live in. Some people think that God uses sickness to teach them something. But when you read the above verses, you see that there was no mention of sickness or disease in God’s list of blessings.
God desired the Israelites to be in health. He wanted them to be obedient to his commands in order that hey could walk in all His blessings. But He warned them that if they didn’t keep His Law, penalties for disobedience would come upon them. The consequences for not keeping the Law are listed in Deuteronomy 28:15-68. If an Israelite kept the entire Law, he would be blessed. If not, curses would come upon him. This is what Paul calls in Galatians 3:13, “the curse of the Law.”
However, this is absolutely not the case for you and me. We live under a new and better covenant. And although there is a penalty for sin, God laid that entire penalty on Jesus. We do not get what we deserve. The blood of that Jesus shed on the Cross was the hefty price that was paid for all mankind.
Satan wants you to accept punishment for your sins. He wants you to endure sickness, and he tries to make you believe that you deserve it. He knows that the penalty for sin has already been paid; he just doesn’t want you to know it. But now you know the Truth. Receive what was already obtained for you on the Cross and walk in all the blessings of Deuteronomy 28.
Declaration of Faith
Jesus redeemed me from the curse of the Law, and I walk in all of the blessings of God. These blessings include divine health. I refuse to allow sickness to come on me. I overcome all sickness and disease through the blood of Jesus.