God’s word says ; my people perish for lack of knowledge. Knowledge they say is power.
If you don’t have knowledge of something, you can never enjoy from that thing. If there’s a blessing somewhere, and you don’t have knowledge of it, even if it’s right inside your nose, you will never partake in it.
A pastor once told a story about a man who was travelling to a far country, now the passengers were supposed to stop at some places to eat before continuing with their journey. So every time they stopped to eat, this man will just ask for water.
So one of the passengers who have been observing the man, went to him and ask him why he’s been taking only water, the man said ; I have been taking only water because I don’t have money to buy food.
The other passenger laughed and said ” The food has already been paid for, so everything we eat if free.”
Now you see why they say knowledge is power. This man didn’t know that all the food has already been paid for. If the other passenger didn’t come to his rescue, he would have taken water all through their journey.
A lot of us are guilty of this offence. We don’t like reading, most especially God’s word ( The bible). We see God’s word as a boring book. Hebrew 1:3 says that God sustains the universe with his powerful word.
Everything we need to survive on earth is written in God’s word. No wonder the bible says that man shall not live on bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Matt 4:4
Now let’s come back to the reason for this article. Healing the bible says is the children’s bread. Matt 15:22-29
The bible says; ” His death took away our weaknesses and bore our diseases” and that by his stripes we are healed or made whole. Isaiah 53:4-5
So many of us don’t know this because we do not study God’s word. And so we don’t know that God has given us authority over everything which includes sickness.
Before now, I use to always fall ill, but the moment I found out the truth, I stopped being sick. For more than 10 years now, I have stop falling ill because anytime I see anything on my body, or I feel somehow, I will cast it out, and it will just go away.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not as if they are times when I don’t take medication, but it’s just for minor sicknesses like malaria if I expose myself to mosquitoes or head ache or body pains which maybe as a result of stress.
What am saying in essence is that, I hardly spend money on sickness. Some people spend half of their income on drugs every month. It’s not supposed to be like that.
Because God’s word say in (3 John 1:2) ” That I wish above all things that you will prosper and be in good health.”
So if God’s desire is for us to be in good health and prosper, why should we then be spending so much monies on sickness.
Prosperity and good health work side by side. That’s why they say ” health is wealth.”
someone who is always sick would hardly be rich. That’s the truth, because if you are a business person for instance, and you spend most of your time in the hospital, you will not have time for your business and so you will not only be loosing sales, you will also be loosing your customers. And if you deal on perishable goods or goods that expires easily, you will also be loosing money through that means.
And if you are working for an organisation, after some time, you will be fired because your job will be suffering and no organisation wants that.
Even if you have people working for you and they are able to run your business well while you spend most of your time in the hospital, the monies which you always take to the hospital for treatment one day will affect the business.
So in conclusion, we should learn to study God’s word not just for prosperity sake, but also for our spiritual growth.