Five Reasons Why Christians Fall Sick Often
Many Christians fall sick more often than not. Truly, they believe that; “he himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.” – Matthew 8:17.
Right now as you are reading this, there are some Christians who are on drugs. They have been placed on drugs due to one illness or the other.
More so, if they try to get off drugs, there will be trouble. Some cannot live a day without taking medicine. Even after competing their treatment, another health issue will spring up.
Sadly, many are living like this and they have come to a conclusion that Matthew 8:17is false.
Whereas, they are oblivious of some causes of sickness. When we know the root, we will know how to attack. Knowing the causes of sickness will enable us to get rid of any sickness in our body.
Come with me as I highlight and elucidate the reasons why believers fall sick often.
5 Reasons Why Christians Fall Sick Often
• Evil Spirit
:and a woman was there who had been CRIPPLED BY A SPIRIT FOR EIGHTEEN YEARS. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.
In this verse, One woman became crippled because of the presence of an evil spirit in her. That evil spirit made her to become someone who could not straighten up at all.
However, persistent sickness is a proof of the presence of an evil spirit. Do you know that there are some diseases which cannot be detected through any micro fluidic bioassay devices?
No amount of test you carry out scientifically will not show you the nature of such disease. These diseases are caused by evil spirit.
Dear friend, don’t allow anyone to deceive you that evil spirit doesn’t exist. They are agents of the devil that inflict diseases upon unbelievers.
Also, they inflict diseases upon believers whose Christian foundations are shaky. We can find several instances of how Jesus healed some sicknesses.
At times, He would just rebuke the spirit behind the sickness and the person would be healed.
He said to that deaf and dumb that;
Deaf And Dumb Spirit
…Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
So, Jesus was not ignorant of the fact that an evil spirit might be behind someone’s sickness. Again, don’t be ignorant. Rebuke the spirit behind that sickness you are having.
Rebuke the spirit behind that persistent disease and you will be free.
• Poor Food Consumption
Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.
Basically, some Christians think that they will automatically enjoy divine health no matter what they eat. Some of them would keep confessing scriptures upon scriptures while they consume food ignorantly and nonchalantly.
God had to tell the Israelites not to eat certain flesh and not to touch their carcasses. Matthew Henry Commentary Bible explained Leviticus 11:1-8 as thus;
“God in this law did by them. But as a wise and loving father does by His children. He restrains from eating that which He knows will make them sick.”
According to some Bible scholars, God refrains them from eating certain meat so as not to become sick.
Normally, in a whole year, I might have malaria once and get over it within three days. But in 2019, around April to June my body system had not been fine. I would nurse one sickness today and nurse another one tomorrow.
Little did I know that I was the one causing all those sicknesses. My liberty came when Tobi Olabajo, my friend, posted a screenshot on his WhatsApp status. It was a book that he had read. The writer expatiated the principles of living a healthy life and other life’s principles.
So, I told him to tell me the title of the book. He told me and I got the book online and read it. After reading the book, I knew that what we eat could easily affect our health either positively or negatively.
Indeed, ignorance is a plague. Ignorant people have a lot to lose while wise men who are committed to learning have a lot to gain.
You may want to get the book. The book is titled; “Unlimited Power: The new science of personal achievement by Anthony Robbins.” That book changed my perspective on food. If you need it, let me know through the comment box.
Few Tips I learnt From That Book That Will Make Your Body System Function Well
Additionally, be mindful of how you combine food. Eating starchy food and protein together is harmful. It’s a law in Chemistry. Digestion of protein and starchy food cannot take place at the same time.
Digestion is impaired and arrested when protein and a starch are eaten together. It creates excess acid and thereby robs you of energy. More so, it may lead to diarrhoea. Stop eating bread and beans together. Don’t eat rice and beans together.
Most importantly, eat water-rich foods because 80℅ of your body is made up of water. It aids smooth digestion. Fruits contain high level of water. So, consume more fruits.
And don’t eat fruits on filled or occupied stomach. If you do so, you will burp the over taste of that fruit throughout the day. Also, it is poisonous to your body. Eat fruits on an empty stomach. Eat fruits before having your meal.
Nevertheless, I cannot tell you everything I learnt here. Get the book and read. May the Lord bless Tobi Olabajo for recommending that book for me.
Bear this in mind that; poor food consumption causes sickness. Be mindful of what you eat. Don’t just eat junks, eat good food. And make sure you eat fruits before having your meal.
Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: SIN NO MORE, LEST A WORSE THING COME UNTO THEE.
Let me be frank with you here, sin causes sickness. After Jesus healed the invalid man who had been at the pool of Bethsaida for thirty-eight years. He told him not to sin anymore so as not to attract a more severe problem.
This gives us a clue that sin can lead to diseases and illnesses.
For example, a woman can contract HIV/AIDS if she’s unfaithful in her marriage. Such woman may have sex with multiple partners. We all know that God frowns on infidelity and unfaithfulness.
Therefore, a sin of unfaithfulness can lead to sickness. Avoid any form of sin that can bring illnesses upon your life. This could be the reason why you’ve been having series of sicknesses.
Sickness Is A Product Of Sin
When one paralytic man was brought before Jesus. Jesus firstly said his sins had been forgiven before commanding him to pick up his bed and walk. So, the man was healed instantly.
When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, SON, THY SINS BE FORGIVEN THEE.
And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
Can you see the connection between sin and sickness? Sickness will easily have access to whoever is sinful. Avoid it.
[NIV:Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself.
Here, God commanded the Israelites to have a place where they could defecate — a toilet. It was meant to be a separate place. And the place should be outside the camp. This is pure teaching on cleanliness.
Even God loves cleanliness. Also, you need to emulate this trait from God. The reason why many fall sick often is because they are too dirty.
Beloved, the place of personal cleanliness cannot be overemphasized. Some people leave their hair unkempt and they will not also have their bath regularly.
Fact: It is absolutely known that germs easily grow in unclean bodies and cause illnesses. The number of germs can easily increase to 17 million in just 8 hours.
Parasites, worms, scabies, sores, tooth decay, diarrhoea and dysentery are caused due to lack of personal hygiene. My friend, take care of your body and be clean.
• Lack Of Rest
Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
Lack of rest can lead to an illness. When Jesus was tired, he rested by sitting down. There are some people who have turned themselves into workaholics. They hardly rest. And this is very bad.
Biblically, after God worked for six days, he rested on the seventh day. He did this by laying down an example for us to follow.
Long-term lack of sleep also increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease. – Mayo Clinic blog.
Beloved, rest so that you won’t be laid to rest. Whenever your body deserves rest, please, give it to your body.
No matter your level of anointing, there are Five Things That God’s Anointing Cannot Do
• Be aware that evil spirit can cause sicknesses. There are some diseases which cannot be detected by the scientists. Most of them are caused by evil spirits.
• Consume good food. Don’t just eat anything you see. Eat balanced diet and avoid eating junks. One may have Diarrhoea if he combines food wrongly.
• Rest whenever your body requires it. Sin no more, accept Jesus as your Lord and saviour. Maintain personal hygiene and stay free from sickness.
You will not fall sick often anymore if you can follow the tips shared in this article. God bless you for reading.
May the Lord heal you right now in Jesus name.
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