Morning Meditation – Behind the Illness

“And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years.  She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself.  When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.”” (Luke 13:11-12, ESV)

Very interesting story…was the “disabling spirit” the actual manifestation of the physical disability, or was the “disabling spirit” taking opportunity in the situation?

I believe the latter.  The woman in the story had a condition that caused her to be in pain and hunched over, and in addition, there was a spirit that took advantage of her unfortunate circumstance by creating an atmosphere of disability around her life.  It wore her down.  It created a mind of illness and a lifestyle to fit it.  It stole her heart for living.

To understand the story in fullness, we need to see that Jesus did more than just heal the woman’s body from a demonic spirit.  He healed her of a broken mind.  He freed her soul of the dominating effects of a real-life disease and all the judgments that came with it.

Consider our own lives.  Our struggles and issues do more than just produce symptoms in our body.  There are spirits at war for your heart and mind.

So, while you are on your way to your healing, seek to be free of those spirits, today!  Pray with me, “Jesus, you are the Lord over all things.  Today, I declare that I will live under your reign and love no matter what my outer shell looks like.  I ask you to heal my life and body.  And while the answer is on its way, I deny my enemy any stronghold in my mind or heart.  In Jesus’ name, amen!”

5 thoughts on “Morning Meditation – Behind the Illness

  1. Amen!! I had to reread this one this morning!! Thank you so much!! I have been very down lately because of this disease that continues to sneak up on me and attack my brain and my body when I think it is finally gone for good. This was much needed.

  2. William B

    and “behold” Strong’s 3708 horáō – properly, see, often with metaphorical meaning: “to see with the mind” (i.e. spiritually see), i.e. perceive (with inward spiritual perception).

    We really do need to “behold” what is going on around us.

  3. joyfullyhis1

    I once was at a women’s retreat and while in our main meeting, while we were worshipping, I had my eyes closed and suddenly I saw a dark hooded figure. This figure was scary looking and intimidating and looked very strong. When I spoke to it to go in the name of Jesus, it started to sort of vaporize. It had no depth just a “front” that was intimidating. The. demons try to exhault themselves above the knowledge of Christ making us buy into their deception but when we realize who we serve has overcome them, that the greater one lives in us………well then, proper order is restored!

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