Take a look at 3 John 1:2. Take a read from different translations. Look here at the Holman Christian Standard Bible. It reads,”Dear friend, I pray that you may prosper in every way and be in good health physically just as you are spiritually.” Let’s spend some time on this verse. Here the text says that the desire is for us to prosper in EVERY way. Now, every way is every way – – in your home life, finances, community, church, job, etc. . . everything is included in EVERY. That’s an entire teaching in and of itself. For this post I want to talk about the good physical health that God wants for you. Contrary to what you may have thought, sickness is part of the devil’s plan for your life and IT DOES NOT come from God. God can’t have sickness and be the healer. He is not double minded. Either He wants you sick or He wants you well . . . and think about it, if God is making you sick, why would you want to get well.
Notice that the Spirit prospering comes before physical prosperity. Getting right with God is the first thing that you need to do, and you see here, true physical health and prosperity in EVERY area cannot be had apart from God. Even if you see atheists live to be 100, they don’t have the physical health that they could have in Christ, not to mention they don’t fulfill the call God had on their lives, etc. . . that’s another post as well. Recognize that God wants you healthy and stop blaming Him for sickness, disease and death. The blame should be placed on the enemy. (see John 10:10)