Often I have been accused of opening a can of worms with my articles, and today is no exception. I do this to challenge you to get in God’s Word and learn the truth. Most of what people believe about sickness and disease is lies and old wives tales. What I’m about to show you is right out of the Word of God. It’s your choice whether to believe it or not. Like I’ve often said, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him walk on it.
Here’s the issue; does God allow sickness upon us? We need to first know where sickness comes from in the first place. Jesus said in John 10:10, 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. Ok, who is the “thief”? That would be Satan, not God. Jesus contrasted himself with the “thief”, in saying that “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. He is making it abundantly clear that He is not the source of “kill, steal and destroy”.

I deem it absolute blasphemy when someone says God is the source of sickness, or that He makes people sick, or even ALLOWS it. When you get sick, God is not to blame. He had nothing to do with it whatsoever. You might say, “Well, God is in charge of the universe, so whatever happens, He is responsible.” OK, let’s have a look at that.

Let’s go back to the beginning, in Genesis 1:26-28, God said,
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

God did not create mankind sick, but rather after His own image and likeness. And He gave mankind DOMINION over every living thing that moves upon the earth. EVERY living thing, including Satan, because he had been cast to the earth with all his fallen angels. But more of that later.

Jesus spoke a parable about a lord giving his servants dominion over all his house and he left on a long trip. Read it here in Mark 13:34-37:

34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Watch, he said. Watch for WHAT? The thief who would come to steal, kill, and destroy. He warned them. Now, who was responsible for the goods and the house? The SERVANTS! The lord of the house had given them full responsibility to make all the decisions in his absence, do you see that? The lord of the house gave them DOMINION and LEFT. Whatever the servants allowed to happen, happened. The lord is NOT responsible, even if they burn the place down, or whatever they do with it, but he’s coming BACK, and they WILL have to give account.

I see all these ads on TV about little children dying of cancer, and people ask, “Why does God allow those innocent children to die?” Now they’re blaming GOD, for the work of Satan, and Satan would like nothing better than for God to receive the blame. No, God is not to blame, WE, HIS CHILDREN ARE! God told us in His Word who the thief is, and to watch and to use our DOMINION! And when the LORD returns, He will hold us responsible for all this mayhem and destruction. Why? The devil is doing all this evil, and mankind, who was given DOMINION, is letting him get away with it. SHAME ON US!

I have a friend who rented a house to some people. He signed a lease with them and gave them the key, and from that day on, they were in charge of the house. Remember, he signed a lease with them. Well, they moved a bunch of bums in with them, with their animals, and after months of not paying the rent, he finally got them evicted. We went into the house, and it was destroyed. Walls were broken, dogs had dug holes in the carpet and there was garbage everywhere, and it STUNK! My friend was the owner, alright, but when he gave the key to the renter, they had dominion, and he stayed out of the house, even though he owned it. Was he responsible for the destruction? NO, THE RENTERS WERE. But my friend the landlord had to pay the price to fix it, just like when God gave mankind a 6000 year lease on earth, gave us dominion over it, and left, and WE sinned, and GOD had to pay the price for the damage, by the sacrifice of His Son Jesus.

Getting back to “DOES GOD ALLOW SICKNESS UPON US?” No, God does not. WE DO! I said, WE DO! We fail to hold the thief responsible and take dominion over him, and kick him out, and then we go so far as to blame GOD when we get sick, by saying He allows it. NO! He warned us who the problem is. God allowed us DOMINION! He told us to WATCH so that the thief couldn’t enter and kill, steal, and destroy. If we fail to use what God gave us, how can that be GOD’S fault?

I get really aggravated when people blame God for the devil’s work. If a war is lost, do you blame the General? The General lays out the battle plan and issues his orders to the officers, who in turn order the troops. Now, the troops have been fully trained in what they need to do. If the troops don’t get the job done, is it the General’s fault? No, it’s the fault of those who didn’t carry out their orders. Put the blame where it belongs, and you’ll do just fine.

God gave us dominion over the “creeping thing”, which is what God called Satan in Genesis 3:14-15.
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

And back in Genesis 1:26-27, He had given mankind dominion over the creeping thing. But instead, the creeping thing has been lying to people, in order to exercise dominion over them, and as long as they fail to use their God-given dominion, they will be trodden underfoot by Satan. Do you blame God for that? The devil will make you sick if you allow him to, DON’T BLAME GOD! IT’S YOUR OWN FAULT!

You’d be amazed how much we let Satan and his fallen angels get away with. He will continue to kill, steal, and destroy as long as he can get away with it. But when you get sick and tired of being sick and tired, you will wise up and take your dominion. I did, many years ago, and I truly hope you will do the same right now, TODAY! Does God allow sickness upon us? Now you know the answer to that question!