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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 Bible devotional 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. You can find a RSS feed link on our website, www dot do very baptist clarksbridgecom. Years ago, when I lived in another state, I was single at the time and came down with the fluid. Had Apartment and a sister in Christ came over and felt that my fluid was due to the demon of flu, and so she came into the apartment and felt lad to cast out the demon of flu in my apartment.

Obviously, I was not impressed by her theology. I'm not negating the fact, by the way, let me be clear, I am not by any means an expert in the realm of demons 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 scriptural boundaries. Nevertheless, well, I don't discount the possibility of some sickness being an 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 allow him to do so. And so I...

...don't the gate that some health issues can 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, physical sickness, can be traced to spiritual forces or even to sin. In fact, Jesus was pretty clear, and John Nine three, that all sickness is not a result of individual sin or demonic activity. Thus, very clearly, I simply do not believe in flew demons. Some people may I deny, but such teachings of Christ regarding sickness is bile in understanding some of the levitical prescriptions. We're in Leviticus chapter eleven through...

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

...from her flow of blood. These are 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 giving birth? Was it the sin of the infant in the womb, that somehow the infant in the womb committed sin, or was it her seein? What exactly is this sin offering for here in lemnicus, who seein? The idea that she seem by giving birth seems contrary to scripture. The idea that the baby was sinful in the womb or committed some seein in the womb also seems contrary to scripture, concerning both the babies...

...innocence and the woman's innocence and beauty and 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 of Mary, a Jewish woman, when she had conceived Jesus. She offered this sin offer. It wasn't for a seein she had committed, she had committed no sin and conceiving Jesus, and it certainly was it for any sin of Jesus 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 other words, 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 though she had committed no sin in the impregnation. Nevertheless she recognized she was unworthy. Why? Because she had a sinful nature, not because she committed to see him, and she had obviously sin in her past, but not during the impregnation. But she had a sinful nature. In leviticus thirteen this concept of the global effects of sin, that is sinful nature. We have sinful nature and seein effects more than just man. It's, you know, all of creation. This is seen in sickness. We see in the VICA sixteen skin diseases and ailments. It seems quite...

...clear that when an ailment of the skin, whether that be a pimple, a blessed a boiler, a tumor a scatter Dandruf or even a sword, that when an element appears on one skin, it was not necessarily the results of sin. Rather it was the result 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, they didn't create sickness before they were twisted. They had some sort of good shimbiotic relationship with mankind. But once man see...

...in, those microorganisms were twisted and now they call sickness because we live in a sin twisted were and so it is with sickness today. Sure, some diseases can be traced to see in, no question about that. So people can tract sexually transmitted diseases by participating in sinful acts. They shouldn't participate it. No question some sickness is a result of see it, but one can be sure that not all sickness is a result of see. However, all sickness can be truths to a see in say world. But another way, had Adam and eve not seeing, there would be no sickness. Sickness came as a result of seeing. There's no 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 first question I asked myself is there any sin in my life? God? Is there something in my life that you're using this sickness? Is it either your discipline only, or is it a result of some snof committed? And I ask that question. And if it's not a result of sin, if there's no sin in my life, then the second thing I do is I then go see a doctor. I asked God,...

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

...twisted world. Some sicknesses were result of that. And then, amazing how timely God's worth. Three thousand years ago, his work truly as eternal. His word truly is amazing. What an amazing book, what an amazing God, what some amazing truths. Well, I hope you enjoyed our study today. The Reading For tomorrow is will endicus chapter fourteen through sixty. But before we go to pray, let's pray together. Father, we thank you for your word. Thank you. In the book of Amnicus, writing on fourteen hundred BC, over thirty four hundred years 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 were twisted and call sickness. Yet you were...

...revealing these truths all the way back in the Old Testament, that sickness isn't always a result of sin, that sickness isn't always a result of spiritual attacks from demons, that sometimes sickness as a 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 your word the confidence we can have in it. And, Father, I pray for all of this that when we get sick, we will ask is there any sin in our lives, and if there's not, we might ask you to heal us according to your will, and then, father, that we might go to doctors who can prescribe things to heal us from the twistings in this world. Thank you for your word,...

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

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