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Our Father is the God of Love. From the beginning He has desired freedom for His people from the curse that came upon the earth when Adam committed high treason.

Adam's sin of high treason was not God's will. Adam was a free man and ruler of the earth. God had given him this domain. Adam, by his own will, made Satan lord and father over him.

The nature of spiritual death replaced God's life in Adam's spirit. Sickness came into this world order on the wings of spiritual death. Man was not sick before he died spiritually.

Adam's sin was not God's will—neither are its results. Satan, through the fall of man, is the origin of the curse and all its provisions.

Sin is manifested in the spirit. Sickness is manifested in the body. Both are the result of Satan and the rulership that man committed to him in the Fall. Both are works of evil; neither are from the hand of God.

If God's will had been sickness and death, He would have placed them in the Garden Himself. He would not have wrought sickness or sin by the hand of His enemy.

For the first time many can see why it was necessary for Israel to diligently hearken to God's Word. The curse was a powerful force. It had overtaken the whole world. Only a power greater than the evil—God's Word—could stop the effect of the curse.

The keeping of God's covenant was Israel's only deliverance.

The Thief Is Not God
It is hard for us to understand that the laws governing the earth very largely came into being with the fall of man and the curse upon the earth.

It is because of this that many accuse God of the accidents that take place, of the sickness and death of loved ones, of storms and catastrophes, and of earthquakes and floods that continually occur.

But as we can see, all these natural "laws" were set aside by Jesus whenever it was necessary to bless humanity.

They came with the Fall. Their author is Satan, and when Satan is finally eliminated from human contact, or rather, from the earth, these laws will stop functioning.

After Satan is cast into the lake of fire, there shall be no tears, no death, no sorrow, nor pain on the earth. The source of these evil works will be bound and tormented day and night forever.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
(Rev. 21:4)
The origin of sickness and disease is as obvious as the origin of sin. Jesus said, "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).

The thief is not God! Satan has come to steal from you, kill you, and destroy you in any way that he can. Until you find out from the Word what belongs to you, he will continue to distress and manipulate your life.

Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Author Biography

Gloria Copeland
Web site: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
For the last 50 years Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God's WORD to their lives.

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