Deuteronomy tells us that sickness is a “curse” that man has brought upon himself for disobeying God and breaking His Commandments. Because of rebellion, the human race is under a general curse. The curse of sin brings not only eternal separation from God, but also sickness.

Can the curse be removed? God in His infinite mercy and kindness determined a way for that curse to be removed! He is the Judge of the universe. As a righteous Judge, He operates on 100 percent, totally consistent principles of justice: —He is a holy and-perfect-Judge. Justice must always be served. Without exception, God must always punish sin, which can produce sickness. Otherwise, He would deny His very nature. At the same time, He is a God of perfect love. God, then, was faced with the necessity of both judging and punishing sin, but also being perfect love.

Did God have a dilemma? Seemingly, but in His infinite, perfect wisdom, He had the perfect solution. He would take all our punishment upon Himself! That is what Jesus did, the glory of the gospel. He became our substitute, taking our sins and giving us His righteousness!

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came from heaven to take all the judgment that we deserved.

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21).

What God has done for us?

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree” (Galatians 3:13).

This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases” (Matthew 8:17).

Conclusion When we acknowledge what God has done for us and receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are no longer under a curse! By faith in Christ and His finished work on the cross, we can then receive all that God has provided for us.

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