to every truth which He has revealed to us, and that we hold the beginning of our confidence (in them) steadfast unto the end (Heb.3:14). “Be thou faithful unto death,and I will give thee a crown of life” (Rev.2:10). Whether it was the truth of salvation,water baptism, baptism in the Holy Spirit, holy living, separation, sanctification, etc,the saints in the early days remained faithful unto death; St. Paul tells us that this iswhat he did, “both in (his) bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of thegospel”(Phil.1:7). It is so with the truth of divine healing. It is our birthright, possessionand inheritance; let us fight for it, claim it and possess it.Let us rest assured that no child of God, who dies of sickness, goes to hell.Undoubtedly, he or she will go to the place appointed and prepared for him or her.Lazarus, for example, who died of incurable sores all over his body, was carried toAbraham's bosom immediately after his death. There is no doubt, therefore, that our dear saints, who died, not cured, after having fought the good fight of faith, are safe inheaven with the Lord. However, it is not God'sdesire that every believer should die in sickness as proof that he was faithful unto deathfor the truth of divine healing. On the other hand, He has made provision for our healing and health.We need to know where sickness comes from — from God or from Satan? For example, Satan wanted to destroy Job's faith by bringing distressing boils, from the soleof his feet to the crown of his head (Job 2:7). But that dear saint lacked knowledge. Hethought that he had received that evil disease from the good hand of God (Job 2:10).Consequently, he began to doubt the love of God and to lose faith in Him for healing.He developed a mixed feeling of love and fear for God. Finally, fear gripped him andhe thought that he was in the hands of an angry God. So he confessed, “Though he slayme, yet will I trust in him” (Job 13:15). Then he began to desire death. “O that thouwouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past” (Job 14:13). How many sincere saints are in this state today due to lack of discernment ! They would like to remain faithful to the doctrine of divine healing, buthave allowed unbelief and fear to take hold of them, so that they are in a state of terror.Instead of claiming divine healing, they look for divine death. They have moreconfidence to expect death than healing, because many have passed away with the samesickness and with the same symptoms.So let us think over this matter again, and renew and refresh our minds with thereality of the truth of divine healing, so that the Lord may once again find pleasure inhealing our body, as He continues to sanctify our soul. John says, “Beloved, I wishabove all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”(III Jn.2). This scripture suggests that the beloved disciple John was in perfect health, by the power of God, in spite of all the persecution and privation which he had toendure in his life and ministry. Praise the Lord Who cares for our healing and our health!Furthermore, God has commanded us to love and serve Him, with all our heart,soul and might (Deut.6:5), and He has promised, that if we obey Him, He will not onlyheal us, but will also prolong our days. “That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, tokeep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son,and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged”(Deut.6:2). To love, serve and obey Him, we need a strong and healthy body. Let us,therefore, renew our covenant with the Lord, and claim a healthy body.
GOD’S HEALING COVENANT