Mar 23






God BUILDS FAITH by trial, temptations, afflictions,

persecutions, tribulations, sickness and disease.

TRUTH: God builds faith through the word. Believing comes

through signs, wonders and miracles.

SCRIPTURE: So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing

by the word of God. (Rom 10:17)

The devil brings trials, tribulation, temptation,

persecutions and afflictions on us to steal the word and make

us doubt God and the Word (Mark 4:17, Luke 8, Matt 13), (the

sower sows the word parable)


God uses sickness and circumstances to TEACH and


TRUTH: If that were true, then the world would be super

smart by now because of all the diseases. He would be unfair

to discipline us by sickness because Jesus already carried our


SCRIPTURE: All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God,

and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for

instruction in righteousness: (2 Tim 3:16)

The Holy Spirit teaches us. (1 Cor 2:13)

The anointing teaches us. (1 John 2:27)


God uses circumstances and sickness to HUMBLE US.

God ALLOWS whatever happens to us to happen.

TRUTH: You humble yourself, and you can resist the devil.

SCRIPTURE: Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty

hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all

your care upon him; for he cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant;

because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks

about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast

in the faith, you resist the devil. (1Pet 5:6) (Jms 4:7) (Jms 4:10)

You humble yourself.


God uses circumstances and sickness in our life to build

godly CHARACTER in us.

TRUTH: If that were true, we all would be very godly,

because we’ve all been through trials. God uses the word to

make us like Him. He also has imparted to us His nature in

the new birth.

SCRIPTURE: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and

precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the

divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the

world through lust. (2 Pet 1:4)


God GETS GLORY out of me being sick.

TRUTH: If God got glory out of you being sick, why do you

take medicine or see a doctor? You would be stealing God’s

glory. If God gets glory out of sickness, why not pray your

children get sick so they, too, can give God glory? Being

healed gives God glory and demonstrates His love for us.

Healing is also demonstrated in that He is a risen Lord.

SCRIPTURE: He said to the paralyzed man, take up your bed

and go home. Immediately he rose… and departed home

GLORIFYING God. (Luke 5:24-25)

Receive your sight… and immediately he received his sight

and followed Him glorifying God. (Luke 18:42-43)


Healing is past. We receive our healing when we die.

TRUTH: If healing is past, then the name of Jesus would not

work for salvation or anything else. The name of Jesus is just

as powerful today as it was when He was on earth. How do

you explain the millions of people who have been healed by

God in the past years, if healing is not for today?

There will be no devil in heaven, therefore there will be no

sickness, so Jesus took our sickness and diseases so we could

receive healing on earth now.

SCRIPTURE: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and

forever. (Heb 13:8)

He went about healing all that were oppressed by the devil,

for God was with Him. (Acts 10:38)

Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in

health as your soul prospers. (3 John 1:2)


God is testing me.

TRUTH: The words tempted and tested are the same Greek

word. The devil is called the tempter.

SCRIPTURE: (Jesus) being tempted (tested) for forty days by

the devil. (Luke 4:2)

The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise… (In the parable of

the sower who sows the Word, the 2nd group of people are

the ones that fall away because of testing. This is the purpose

of testing, to cause you to doubt the integrity of God’s Word)

(1 Cor 3:20)

but the ones that fell on the rocks… have no root who believe

for a while and in time of temptation (testing), fall away.

(Luke 8:13)

Let no one say… I am tempted of God. For God cannot be

tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. (Jms



What about Paul’s thorn?

TRUTH and SCRIPTURE: “The thorn in the flesh” is also a

term used two other places in the Bible. (Col 12:7) (Num 3:55,

Judges 2:3)

It is a saying, meaning, as we would say today, “You are a

pain in the neck.” You must also consider that the messenger

was sent to buffet (hit over and over) Paul. Why? Because of

the revelation he received of God. Why would God tell Him

something, then buffet him?

He asked God three times to remove it and God said, ”My

grace is sufficient for you.” God’s grace is undeserved favor,

God’s willingness to use His power and wisdom for us and

toward us. God gave us an abundance of grace.

We are told to resist the devil and he will flee from you. (Jms

4:7) We are not told to ask God to do it, but take authority

ourselves. God was not saying, “No I can’t take it away.” He

said, “I gave you the power and authority, so that you would

make it leave.”

Excerpts from, “The Joy of Kingdom Driven Living” by Robin Bremer available on Amazon.


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