DISEASES AND SICKNESSES ARE ALWAYS
THE RESULT OF SIN AND REBELLION
IT IS TRUE THAT SICKNESS MAY BE SENT
BY GOD AS PUNISHMENT FOR SIN
Genesis 19:11; 20:17-18: And they smote the men that were at the door of
the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied
themselves to find the door. So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed
Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
18For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of
Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.
Exodus 9:8-11; 32:35: And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron,
Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it
toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. 9And it shall become small dust
in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon
man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.
10And they took
ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up
toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man,
and upon beast.
11And the magicians could not stand before Moses
because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the
Egyptians. And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf,
which Aaron made.
Leviticus 26:16: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you
terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes,
and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your
enemies shall eat it.
Numbers 12:11; 21:5-7: And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I
beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and
wherein we have sinned. And the people spake against God, and against
Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the
wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul
loatheth this light bread. 6And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the
people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. 7Therefore
the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken
against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take
away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
Deut. 28:22,27,35,65: The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption,
and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning,
and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall
pursue thee until thou perish. The LORD will smite thee with the botch of
Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof
thou canst not be healed. The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in
the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot
unto the top of thy head. And among these nations shalt thou find no ease,
neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee
there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
1 Samuel 5:6,9,12: But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of
Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even
Ashdod and the coasts thereof. And it was so, that, after they had carried it
about, the hand of the LORD was against the city with a very great
destruction: and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and
they had emerods in their secret parts. And the men that died not were
smitten with the emerods: and the cry of the city went up to heaven.
2 Kings 5:20-27: But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said,
Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his
hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run after him,
and take somewhat of him.
21So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when
Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to
meet him, and said, Is all well?
22And he said, All is well. My master hath
sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount
Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray
thee, a talent of sliver, and two changes of garments.
23And Naaman said,
Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of
silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two
of his servants; and they bare them before him.
24And when he came to the
tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and
he let the men go, and they departed. 25But he went in, and stood before
his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And
he said, Thy servant went no whither.
26And he said unto him, Went not
mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet
thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and
oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and
27The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee,
and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as
white as snow.
2 Kings 15:5: And the LORD smote the king, so that he was a leper unto
the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king's
son was over the house, judging the people of the land.
2 Chron. 26:16-21: But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his
destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into
the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.
17And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the
LORD, that were valiant men: 18And they withstood Uzziah the king, and
said unto him, It appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto
the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to
burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither
shall it be for thine honour from the LORD God. 19Then Uzziah was
wroth, and had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was
wroth with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the
priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.
Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold,
he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from thence; yea,
himself hasted also to go out, because the LORD had smitten him.
Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a
several house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the
LORD: and Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people
of the land.
Job 33:19-22: He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the
multitude of his bones with strong pain: 20So that his life abhorreth bread,
and his soul dainty meat.
21His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be
seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.
22Yea, his soul draweth
near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.
Job 33:29-30: Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man, 30To
bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the
Psalms 25:18; 107:17: Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and
forgive all my sins. Fools because of their transgression, and because of
their iniquities, are afflicted.
Zech. 12:4: In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with
astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon
the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with
John 5:14: 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
Acts 13:10-11: And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child
of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert
the right ways of the Lord? 11And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is
upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And
immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about
seeking some to lead him by the hand.
James 5:15-16: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord
shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven
16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that
ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth
Rev. 16:2: And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and
there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark
of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.