This is one of the main excuses the religious mainstream use to steal from the New Covenant doctrine of divine healing.
They say that Paul’s thorn in the flesh was a disease, a sickness, that God told him that he would not be healed from. They state that because God would not heal Paul, then you and I will have to suffer with sickness. They state the reason God would not take away this disease was to keep Paul humble, so sickness is used by God to teach us spiritual lessons. Their core belief is that God puts sickness and disease on us to do spiritual things in our lives.
Jesus paid on the cross for FULL REDEMPTION, not a partial.
YOU CANNOT SEPARATE THE BLOOD AND BODY FROM THE NEW COVENANT (blood = forgiveness, body = healing).
What was Paul’s thorn in the flesh?
2 Corinthians 12:7-10, And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
According to the THIEVES of FULL salvation, they believe that Paul had an eye disease called chronic ophthalmia (it is inflammation of the eye, and the eye weeps with puss and fluids).
They come to this conclusion from the thorn in the flesh adjoined to the word infirmity of 2 Cor. 12, and from Gal. 4:13-15 when Paul talked about his infirmity of the flesh and then stated, “you would have plucked out your own eyes and given them to me.”
DID PAUL REALLY HAVE AN EYE DISEASE?
DID GOD REFUSE TO HEAL HIM?
IF THIS IS TRUE, THEN YOU AND I HAVE NO COVENANT TOWARD OUR HEALING, AND WE ARE ON OUR OWN!
We will finish this tomorrow…….
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