The Bible tells us to resist the devil and draw near to God. I've found that it's very hard to resist the devil when Christians are telling one that perhaps the bad thing in one's life isn't from the devil at all.
The Bible tells us:
The Lord is light and in him is no darkness at all.
Jesus had taken all our suffering.
God chastises us but he doesn't chastise his people will sickness unless someone has sinned a sin unto death. So sickness is never called a blessing in the Bible, it's called a curse.
It is very hard to fight against sickness when someone is telling you that it's really a blessing or that God has done it to bring for a blessing. The evil that the devil does, God can bring good from...but that doesn't mean God made the evil.
Should a sick person be sitting around saying, "Should I resist of accept this? Is this illness that destroys so many lives and leeches away our money from God or from the devil?"
To get rid of that confusion God makes it clear that he does not give people disease. True there are people who think that a thorn in the flesh means a sickness given to them from God. I don't believe that. The Bible specifically says it's a demon so why people make it a disease, I don't know. (Yet, even when they believe their illness is a thorn in the flesh given to them by God they go about trying to free themselves from it. Should they even do that, if God has given it to them? Why are they trying to remove what God has given them? Why don't they accept it and stop taking medicine)
But honestly, even if I did believe in thorns in the flesh, the only person who got it said he got it because he had such a wealth of revelation the thorn of flesh was given so he wouldn't be proud. Honestly, the folks who say they have thorns in the flesh never seemed to have gone to the seventh heaven! Nor do they seem to have had the kind of spiritual face-to-face chats with God that would make them proud.
So again, telling folks to accept the sickness in their lives or to think of it as a blessing is telling them to not resist the devil. God doesn't want us sitting around saying, "Uhm, now ...should I resist this bad thing or shouldn't I?"
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