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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 43 · 1 year ago

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Read Your Bible Devotional with Pastor Brad Reynolds.

Hello and welcome to read Your Bibledevotional with Pastor Brad Reynolds. We are reading through the Bible in a year. This daily devotional will help keep your heart in mind and God's word.Use your phone to download and listen to Pastor Brad Reynolds Audio podcast. Youcan find a RSS feed link on our website, www dot do very baptistclarksbridgecom. Years ago, when I lived in another state, I was singleat the time and came down with the fluid. Had Apartment and a sisterin Christ came over and felt that my fluid was due to the demon offlu, and so she came into the apartment and felt lad to cast outthe demon of flu in my apartment.

Obviously, I was not impressed byher theology. I'm not negating the fact, by the way, let me beclear, I am not by any means an expert in the realm ofdemons or angels. I don't believe any of us are. In fact,I traded lightly regarding this subject and thus desire to confine my absolutes to scripturalboundaries. Nevertheless, well, I don't discount the possibility of some sickness beingan attacked by evil spiritual forces. We certainly saw that in jobs health.Satan requested that he could attack job and even jobs health, and God allowhim to do so. And so I...

...don't the gate that some health issuescan be related to demon attacks. In fact I've actually seen it. Nevertheless, I do not believe that spiritual sickness can be traced or sickness, physicalsickness, can be traced to spiritual forces or even to sin. In fact, Jesus was pretty clear, and John Nine three, that all sickness isnot a result of individual sin or demonic activity. Thus, very clearly,I simply do not believe in flew demons. Some people may I deny, butsuch teachings of Christ regarding sickness is bile in understanding some of the leviticalprescriptions. We're in Leviticus chapter eleven through...

...thirteen, making our way through thisamazing book, and I'm going to read specifically out of Leviticus chapter twelve versussix and seven. But leviticas eleven through thirteen deals with clean and unclean animalsand deals with purification after childbird and deals with other hygiene than God had instructedof the Children Israel. But speaking of purification after childbirth. Let me readLeviticus twelve, six and seven. When the days of her purification for ason or daughter are over, she is to bring to the priest at theentrance to the ten of the meeting a year old lamb for a burn offeringand a young pigeon for a dove. Of Young Pigeon or a dove fora sin offer. He shall offer them both to the Lord to make atonementfor her. Then she'll be ceremonially clean...

...from her flow of blood. Theseare the regulations for the woman who gives birth to a boy or girl.What's this sin offering for? What are we what's sin she committed by givingbirth? Was it the sin of the infant in the womb, that somehowthe infant in the womb committed sin, or was it her seein? Whatexactly is this sin offering for here in lemnicus, who seein? The ideathat she seem by giving birth seems contrary to scripture. The idea that thebaby was sinful in the womb or committed some seein in the womb also seemscontrary to scripture, concerning both the babies...

...innocence and the woman's innocence and beautyand childhood, not to mention God's promise to women regarding childbirth in genesis through. If we're to understand this, might be beneficial to hear the words ofMary, a Jewish woman, when she had conceived Jesus. She offered thissin offer. It wasn't for a seein she had committed, she had committedno sin and conceiving Jesus, and it certainly was it for any sin ofJesus in the womb. But upon realizing that the Christ was in her womb, she said God has regarded the humble estate it of her bondser in otherwords, she was saying I'm sinful.

God has regarded how lowly I am. She recognized her UN unworthiness to carry God in her room, even thoughshe had committed no sin in the impregnation. Nevertheless she recognized she was unworthy.Why? Because she had a sinful nature, not because she committed tosee him, and she had obviously sin in her past, but not duringthe impregnation. But she had a sinful nature. In leviticus thirteen this conceptof the global effects of sin, that is sinful nature. We have sinfulnature and seein effects more than just man. It's, you know, all ofcreation. This is seen in sickness. We see in the VICA sixteen skindiseases and ailments. It seems quite...

...clear that when an ailment of theskin, whether that be a pimple, a blessed a boiler, a tumora scatter Dandruf or even a sword, that when an element appears on oneskin, it was not necessarily the results of sin. Rather it was theresult of both US having a sin nature and living in a sin stained world. This world is twisted. Those microorganisms that create sickness in us, theydidn't create sickness before they were twisted. They had some sort of good shimbioticrelationship with mankind. But once man see...

...in, those microorganisms were twisted andnow they call sickness because we live in a sin twisted were and so itis with sickness today. Sure, some diseases can be traced to see in, no question about that. So people can tract sexually transmitted diseases by participatingin sinful acts. They shouldn't participate it. No question some sickness is a resultof see it, but one can be sure that not all sickness isa result of see. However, all sickness can be truths to a seein say world. But another way, had Adam and eve not seeing,there would be no sickness. Sickness came as a result of seeing. There'sno sickness in heaven. No Sneezing in...

...heaven, no coughing fence in heaven. There's no sickness, no allergies. It's perfect the way God intent.So what are we to assume when we get sick? First of all,it's not wise to assume anything. You know what happens when you assume.So just don't want to sit. But when I get sick, the firstquestion I asked myself is there any sin in my life? God? Isthere something in my life that you're using this sickness? Is it either yourdiscipline only, or is it a result of some snof committed? And Iask that question. And if it's not a result of sin, if there'sno sin in my life, then the second thing I do is I thengo see a doctor. I asked God,...

God, would you heal me?And if you choose to heal me through a doctor, I'll go seea doctor. And so I see if they're seeing, ask for God's healingand see a doctor for the healing of that sickness. In that kind ofamazing here was God's word over threezero years ago, before modern medicine, andGod is saying very clearly, you know what, not all sickness is aresult of sin. We live in a sin stained world. Even before weknew of micro organisms and watch them under a scope, even before we sawthem, God was telling us way back then some sickness is just a resultof the micro organisms being twisted. He didn't say that that light. Basicallyjust said it's a result of the sin...

...twisted world. Some sicknesses were resultof that. And then, amazing how timely God's worth. Three thousand yearsago, his work truly as eternal. His word truly is amazing. Whatan amazing book, what an amazing God, what some amazing truths. Well,I hope you enjoyed our study today. The Reading For tomorrow is will endicuschapter fourteen through sixty. But before we go to pray, let's praytogether. Father, we thank you for your word. Thank you. Inthe book of Amnicus, writing on fourteen hundred BC, over thirty four hundredyears ago. Up You're speaking truth about things that we never even realize existed, that have been twisted as a result of the follow micro organisms that weretwisted and call sickness. Yet you were...

...revealing these truths all the way backin the Old Testament, that sickness isn't always a result of sin, thatsickness isn't always a result of spiritual attacks from demons, that sometimes sickness asa result of living in a world that has been twisted because of sin.Thank you for these truths. Let them remind us of the truthfulness of yourword the confidence we can have in it. And, Father, I pray forall of this that when we get sick, we will ask is thereany sin in our lives, and if there's not, we might ask youto heal us according to your will, and then, father, that wemight go to doctors who can prescribe things to heal us from the twistings inthis world. Thank you for your word,...

...thank you for this study. Today, we pray this in Jesus name, and thank you so much for joiningus today. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

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