What is the Source of Sickness and Disease?

A friend sent a message to several of her friends asking us to pray for her mom who has two lumps on her thyroid. She is being sent for tests to determine if the lumps are cancerous.

She wondered why God was “allowing” this in her mom’s life right now.

This is what I wrote to her in response:

Debbie, (not her real name) in response to your question, “Could this be a spiritual attack because my mom is getting closer to the Lord” and your assertion that “I know God must be allowing this sickness for a reason” please allow me to offer the following:

ALL sickness is from the enemy of our souls. The devil seeks who can devour and comes to steal, kill and destroy. Jesus came that we would have life, and took ALL our sickness and disease and by His wounds we were healed!

He even instructed us to heal the sick and set the captives free.

We are to resist the devil, too. We have been given authority over the enemy.

The enemy has some power, but NO authority. Whatever he does in our lives is trespassing. He loves it when we get sidetracked thinking that maybe God allowed sickness or disease in our bodies in order to get our attention, etc.

God is our father, and what kind of father would EVER give his child sickness to get his attention?

Only the kind of father we put in prison!

It sounds like your mom is strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, so she has the armor to quench every fiery dart! I love this verse: 1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one DOES NOT TOUCH HIM! (caps and exclamation point mine)

In praying for your mom, we help her to stand strong in the face of this challenge!

Here’s to victory!