But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you… – Acts 1:8

Though Satan is the architect of all evil and wickedness, not all sickness that people suffer from are directly from the devil. Jesus never gave us the impression that all sicknesses and diseases were directly connected with Satan. Of course, he has a remote connection with them because he was the cause of sin in the very beginning. Romans 5:12 says, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” Sickness is incipient death; so once sin came into the world, sickness followed too.

One may then ask, “If Satan has something to do with sicknesses and diseases, directly or remotely, how come doctors are able to treat and cure some sicknesses and diseases?” Well, Satan isn’t omnipotent. He doesn’t have all power and he can’t control all of nature. Therefore, no matter what Satan does, the natural man (let alone the Christian), still has some power and authority; and he can exercise that authority against Satan.

For example, the Bible tells us about a man who was demon-possessed in Gadara. He had a legion of devils, and as Jesus came by, he ran towards Jesus and worshiped Him (Mark 5:6-7). Even though he had the devils in him, they couldn’t restrain him from running towards Jesus. The devils didn’t make him go to Jesus; he went of his own will, showing us that the devils didn’t have absolute control over him; otherwise, they’d have prevented him from going to Jesus.

No matter what Satan does, you have the power and influence to undo whatever he’s done. Human beings were created to be higher than angels, and consider that demons are fallen angels. When God created man, He granted him power over satanic forces. However, because man fell in the Garden of Eden, he lost his authority. Jesus Christ has come to give us authority in His Name, so that what we couldn’t have done by our human ability, we can now do in His Name.

Thank God for giving the doctors the ability to treat some sicknesses and diseases, but where they fail, we demonstrate the power of Christ, and work miracles.

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Dear Father, thank you for your mighty power that’s at work in me to heal the sick and do the miraculous. I acknowledge, and take advantage of my authority in Christ to rule and reign as a king in life. Thank you for making me a success, and a champion, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further study: Luke 10:19; Luke 9:1