KEY SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 5:13 ” Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst”.
God desires to see His children healthy and well. He even seeks that His children glorify Him in their bodies (1st Corinthians 6:20). He has made provisions for the healing and health of His children. Why are a number of Christians still sick?
One of the major causes of sicknesses among many Christians is lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6 says “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge…..” Knowledge is light and light cheaply destroys darkness. Darkness is described in scripture as the power of the enemy. Sickness is a manifestation of the power of the enemy.
Many Christians know so much about a lot of things in this life yet they do not know what the scriptures have said about, who they are, what is theirs and what they can do. The problem with having knowledge is not just an issue of not getting information. There is so much information all around us. There are a million ways to access knowledge in this age of ours. The truth is that most of us have no time to stay with the word of God. The Bible says attend to my words. It is the information you fellowship with, that you get to know.
The other aspect of lack of knowledge is one’s readiness to believe what he has read. Most of us are too sophisticated these days and would want to explain everything scientifically thereby we miss God. “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of this world, and not after Christ”. (Col 2:8) God had chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and the weak things to expose the mighty. Unbelief is the cause of lack of knowledge.
Our key scripture says “Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge and their honourable men are famished and their multitudes dried up with thirst”. Please let this not be your portion.
I have opened up myself to the fullness of every knowledge that God gives me through His word. I will not be in the dark and my life and health shall continually spring forth.
Hosea 4:6 ” My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children”.
Psalms 119:130 ‘” The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple”.