Many traditions taught in our churches have robbed a lot of Christians from receiving the blessing of God’s healing power. I believe the number one tool Satan used to deprive people of their health falls under this category. It is the traditional teaching of God’s sovereignty.
The extreme sovereignty of God teaching perpetrated by many ministers has kept untold numbers of Christians from receiving in any are from God. This tradition can be traced mainly to the origins of the NIV translation. Translators substituted “sovereign Lord” for every instance of “Lord God almighty.”
The American Heritage Dictionary defines “sovereign” as “supreme in rank, order, authority.” Suppose we are using the word “sovereign” in the context of this definition. I would agree as God is “supreme in rank, order, and authority.”
Most Christians express thoughts that are not biblically and false without realizing they are. One of these is that God is sovereign, so we can’t say that it is His will to heal everyone.
I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. (Psalm 138:2)
God has bound Himself to His Word. He cannot change it and will not violate it.
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. (Psalms 89:34)
When God says something, He is bound to honor it and will not fluctuate from it.
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (3 John 2)
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (1 Peter 2:24)
God has magnified His Word, and if He tells us in Scripture that it is His wish that we prosper and be in health as our soul prospers, we know that is what He desires for every person!
I agree that God is sovereign in the sense that He is highest in rank and authority. He has told us in His Word what His will is and will never deviate from it. For us to say that it is impossible to know what He will do is an absolute travesty of Scriptural interpretation!
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. (Hebrews 1:3)
Everything in creation is held together by the integrity of God’s Word. The universe would cease to exist if He ever broke a promise or deviated from that!
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17)
We are held together by the power of His Word! As long as we continue to live and function on this earth, we can rest assured that God has never, and will never, break His Word.
God is sovereign in the sense that He is highest in rank and authority, and He will never deviate from what we find written in His Word. His unchanging nature is an important truth that is foundational knowledge required for anyone desiring to receive His healing power.
The way religious tradition teaches sovereignty attempts to place God in a box that He will not fit in. The only thing that restrains Him is His Word because He will never deviate from it.
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