Victory over Sickness
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned. Romans 5:12 NKJV
The Lord God commanded the first man saying, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die” (Gen. 2:16, 17). Before the Adam’s disobedience and rebellion (the Fall, Gen. 3), Adam and Eve enjoyed perfect health (Gen. 1:26). However, after the Fall, Adam’s sin caused death to enter into the human family. It was one man’s sin—Adam—that brought death upon all his descendants. Likewise, it was one Man’s obedience—Jesus Christ—who would bring life to all who believed in God’s Word. “The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam [Jesus], a life-giving spirit” who gives you life and victory over sickness (1 Cor. 15:45).
To be sick is to be affected with disease or ill health (Gen. 48:1-4). Disease is a compound word: “dis and ease.” “Dis” means to treat with disrespect and contempt; disease is an abnormal bodily or mental condition that impairs normal functioning manifested by signs and symptoms (Job 2:7).
So, what is the relationship between death, sin and sickness? Death was the consequence of Adam’s sin, and sickness was the consequence of sin. The “DNA” of sickness, through the corrupt fallen nature of our first parents has been passed on to all. Since sickness unconquered leads to death and sickness is a degree of death; it is not a sibling, but a “first cousin” of sin, if you will.
What does the sick need?—a physician, according to Jesus (Matt. 9:12). The sick needs to acknowledge their sickness, but refuse to accept it, and refuse to confess it (Prov. 18:21), but rather confess and thank God for their healing. Why? Because the Great Physician (Jesus Christ) has already provided healing ( Isa. 53:4-5;1 Peter 2:24). News flash: if you’ve been reconciled to God and obey God’s Word, you can have victory over sickness (3 John 2).