And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. (Luke 13:12)
There are several scriptural references in which Christ’s attitude toward disease is clearly shown. I think one of the best is in Luke chapter 13.
Jesus loosed a woman from a spirit of infirmity on the Sabbath day. She’d had the disease for eighteen years. The rulers of the synagogue criticized Jesus for healing the woman on the Sabbath.
He answered, “And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?” (v. 16).
Jesus clearly stated that Satan was the cause of the infirmity that had bound her physical body.
Another instance is found in Mark chapter 2. A man with the palsy was brought to Jesus, and Jesus said, “…Son, thy sins be forgiven thee” (v. 5).
When the scribes questioned the statement Jesus made, He answered them with this: “Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?” (v. 9).
In other words, Jesus was saying, “Which is easier? To forgive sins, which are the result of spiritual death in man’s spirit, or to heal the disease of his physical body, which is the result of the same spiritual death?”
In either case, Jesus was dealing with the bondage of man to Satan. Sickness is bondage; it’s oppression. Jesus Christ came to set man free.
Confession I know that sickness is bondage. It comes from Satan. It doesn’t come from God. Healing comes from God.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )