FEAR, SIN AND IGNORANCE ( Tackling the terrible triplet)
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? (Romans 6:16 KJV)
In capsule 24 I showed you how fear leads to paralysis and stops the flow of the power of God. Fear is irrational if you really analyse it, it's a product of confusion, lack of understanding and sentiment.
In this capsule I would go further and show you the consequence of sin. Romans 6:16 says when you yield yourself to sin, the consequence is death, or put another way, sin leads to death. What this means is that sin stops the power of God working in your soul and body if you are a Christian. There is a shutting up of the healing power in your born again spirit, preventing it from flowing into/through your soul and body (Romans 8:11). In case you don't know sickness and disease (both physical and psychological ) are death in slow motion.
To be clear not all sickness and disease is due to sin (please refer to Healing Academy: Module 1, Sources of sickness and disease). However where sin is the root cause, it is difficult if not impossible to minister lasting divine healing if it is not dealt with. It will be like cutting the leaves and branches of a tree and leaving the stem and root in place. It is a matter of time before there is a re-manifestation .
There are two ways that I know of dealing with sin when this is the cause of sickness or disease. The first is to remit the sin, that is what Christ did in Mark 2:5-12. This sounds almost impossible to the religious mind, (I don't have the space to go into details here) but see John 20:23
'Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained'
The second or alternative is for the individual involved to confess the sin. If this is done properly it stops sin and the disease in its track and healing is then able to flow. Look at James 5:13-16 with emphasis on verse 16
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16 KJV)
SIN WILL TAKE YOU FURTHER THAN YOU WANT TO GO, KEEP YOU LONGER THAN YOU WANT TO STAY, AND COST YOU MORE THAN YOU WANT TO PAY.
I know this has raised more questions, please stay with me, future capsules will help shed more light. Meditate on the scriptures. Capsule 25 will show you how to deal with ignorance