Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cancer(1) is Evil

When someone comes to me with a good idea, I always ask the same question. “What is the problem you are trying to solve?”. If they do not understand the problem, the solution is unlikely to work. It might even make the problem worse.

Western medicine is desperate for a solution to cancer. This problem will not be solved until there is a clear answer to the question “What is the nature of the problem?”

If you believe the story or evolution, the cancer is just a random mutation that occurred in human bodies many years. Subject to a few heredity vulnerabilities, it strikes randomly. Since it is a physical change it has to be dealt with by surgeon’s knives and physical radiation and chemicals. If the physical world is all there is, then this is the best approach. This is the modern materialistic world view.

Christians have a different world view. We live in a world that is spiritual and physical. Most of what happens is determined in the spiritual realms. There is a battle going on between good and evil. The spiritual powers of evil are fighting against the victory that Jesus established on the cross.

Jesus explained that the works of evil are obvious.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy (John 10:10).
The spiritual powers of evil of love to steal, kill and destroy. God is good and loves life.

A woman came to Jesus because so she was so bent over that she could not straighten up. She had been this way for eighteen years. A physical examination would show that she had bad osteoporosis. However Jesus realised that her life had been stolen, and he knew who does that. He explained that Satan had kept this daughter of Abraham bound for eighteen years (Luke 13:10-16).

Cancer steals and destroys life. It eventually kills the person it attacks. Therefore it is not the work,of God. Cancer is an attack by the spiritual powers of evil.

The spiritual powers of evil respect no one. They often attack the best people. They love to destroy the lives of people who are serving God and making a difference in the Kingdom of God. That is part of their evil

Understanding the cause of the problem suggests a solution. A person with cancer is dealing with an attack of evil. Evil cannot be killed with a knife. Chemicals cannot be destroy evil. Radiation cannot destroy the effects of evil, but it cannot eliminate the evil itself. This explains why these method of dealing with cancer often fail.

Jesus defeated evil on the cross.

And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross (Col 2:15).
Although they were thoroughly defeated, the spiritual powers of evil use every trick they have to attack the followers of Jesus.
Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in faith (1 Pet 5:8-9).
Like Jesus, we resist the attacks of the enemy, including cancer, by resisting them, standing faith, and declaring the truth. When they leave, the do not clean up the mess they have made, so we also invite the Holy Spirit to come and restore the damage they have done to the body they attacked.

God did not create cancer. He does not cause it, so there is no point begging him to change his mind and remove it. He has already sent his Jesus and allowed his body to beaten for our healing. He has done everything that needs to be done, so he cannot do any more.

The solution must match the problem. Cancer is not sent by God. It is not a random thing that just happens. It is an attack by the spiritual power of evil. They only way to totally defeat it is to stand against them and resist their power.

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