TOPIC: Resist It
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Matthew 7:11, NIV If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
JOEL OSTEEN 17 JANUARY 2022 DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE
Sometimes religion tells us that God puts sicknesses on us to teach us something. Granted, you may learn something while you’re sick, but God doesn’t send sicknesses, afflictions, or addictions to teach you. Jesus said that if earthly fathers give their children good things, “how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask.” What loving father would ever say, “I put this sickness on my child to teach them a lesson”?
As long as you think sickness comes from God, you’re not going to have faith to get rid of it. You need to see every sickness, every illness, and every addiction as the work of the enemy. Don’t say, “My cancer…my diabetes…my arthritis.” It’s not yours. It doesn’t belong to you. Your body is a temple of the Most High God. The Scripture says, “Resist the enemy, and he will flee from you.” You have to resist it. Don’t accept it as the norm. It may be there now, but it’s in the process of leaving.
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You that wherever Jesus went He brought healing to every person who came to Him. Thank You that sickness does not come from You, it’s not a teaching tool, but it is Your will to bring me healing. I will resist sickness and have the expectancy that it’s leaving. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Joel Osteen 17 January 2022 Daily Devotional | Today’s Word. Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen has been called the “most popular preacher on the planet” and is often listed as one of the most influential religious leaders in the world.