John 14:9-10 He that hath seen me hath seen the Father. Believe thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwells in me, he does the works.
Many of the laws that govern this earth today came into being when Adam sinned and the curse came upon the earth. Because people don't understand this, they accuse God of causing accidents, sicknesses, the death of loved ones, storms, catastrophes, earthquakes, floods, etc. Even insurance policies call such things "acts of God." They are not acts of God! They are acts of the devil!
Jesus set aside these natural laws to bless humanity. We don't see Jesus bringing any storms on people. In fact, we see Jesus stilling the storms. Therefore, God didn't send the storm. Jesus wouldn't rebuke something God did! But Jesus did rebuke what the devil stirred up. When you see Jesus at work, you see God at work. Jesus' description of the Father, and His statement that "he that hath seen me hath seen the Father" (John 14:9), make it impossible to accept the teaching that sickness and disease are from God. The very nature of God refutes such an idea!
Confession: God is love. And I don't blame love for what the devil does. I look at Jesus, and I see love at work. God is a loving God, helping me live an abundant life.
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Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.