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Are We to Bear a Cross of Infirmity?

Many people believe that God has given them a “Cross of Infirmity” to bear”, but is this Scriptural? We can find the answer to this in the Book of Mark, chapter 8, verses 34-35. When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.

The meaning of the phrase “take up his cross” in this portion of Scriptures is not referring to bearing sickness and disease in our physical bodies, but rather to self-denial to fleshly wants and desires in exchange for His will and plan for our lives.

God has not given us a cross of infirmity to bear. He does not put sickness and disease in our bodies to teach us patience and endurance, to teach us to value life, to draw us closer to Him, to give us the opportunity to witness to the other patients and medical staff, so that we would die and give another the opportunity  to live by donating organs, or to pay for past sins. All of these ideas are tragically wrong. Oftentimes when people are sick they do cross-examine their lives and discover what is and is not important, and they start to get their lives in order. But the fact remains the same, God does not put sickness and disease in our bodies. Sickness and disease are part of the curse, and God is not the source of the curse. He is the solution to the curse.

I am a mother of eight children, and I have 12 grandchildren and have fostered many other children as well. I love all of my children. I desire to be close to every one of them. But I would never even think to break one of their arms to get their attention, or cause some tragic accident to draw them closer to me. I would never think to stick their hands in the fire to teach them that fire burns; in fact, I taught my children to stay away from such people. If I, being human, wouldn’t do such cruel things to my children, then why would we think God would do such cruel things to us?  Matthew 7:11 tells us, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

Jesus Christ bore all sin, sickness and disease in His body for us so that we could be forgiven, delivered, healed and made whole while we walk on this earth.  Isaiah 53:4-5, But [in fact] He has borne our griefs, and He has carried our sorrows and pains; yet we [ignorantly] assumed that He was stricken, struck down by God and degraded and humiliated [by Him]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]; the punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him, And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.  Salvation is a free gift to those who will surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ. It is not won by works, good deeds, or acts of suffering. Rather, deliverance and healing, like salvation are acquired by faith in Him and His grace towards us.

 

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About Becky Dvorak

BECKY DVORAK, author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic, The Healing Creed, The Prophetic & Healing Power of Your Words, Conquering the Spirit of Death, host of Empowered for Healing and Miracles on ISN channel, and content partner with Spirit Led Woman / Charisma, featured guest on Sid Roth's --It's Supernatural! TV show, and on Today with Marilyn & Sarah TV show, is a prophetess and healing evangelist who conducts healing services, seminars, and conferences globally. After being full-time missionaries since 1994 with her husband David in Guatemala, Central America, Becky now resides in the United States. Becky and David are founders of Healing and Miracles International, Vida Ilimitada, and Life Tender Mercy Children’s Home. They celebrate 40+ years of marriage, have 8 children, 3 biological, 5 adopted, 1 son-in-law, 4 daughters-in-law, and 12 grandchildren.

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17 thoughts on “Are We to Bear a Cross of Infirmity?

  1. Bernadette says:

    Becky, please agree with me in faith that the bump on my face growing a little bigger every day will be healed, will dry up at it’s roots and disappear in the mighty name of Jesus! Amen! Thank you Jesus! By His stripes I am healed! Hallelujah!

    1. Becky Dvorak says:

      Dear Bernadette, in the name of Jesus’ I curse this bump on your face. I command it to dry up at the seed and be supernaturally gone, never to return or to spread for the glory of the Lord, amen. **Everyday touch it and command it to dry up and fall off without a scar in Jesus’ name.

      1. Bernadette says:

        Amen, yes everyday I will repeat this. God bless you.

  2. Steve Rushing says:

    I have read your book The Healing Creed. I have taken Joan Hunter’s course on healing. I daily declare my healing. I am fighting against swelling in my feet and legs. Arthritic knees and ringing in my ears. Please agree with that I am healed by the stripes of Jesus. Thank you and amen

    1. Becky Dvorak says:

      Steve, in Jesus’ name I release the healing power of Holy Spirit into your feet and legs, knees and ears. I curse the swelling , hearing loss and arthritic pain in Jesus’ name and declare you healed, pain free and made whole for the glory of the Lord, amen. **Speak life, healing and strength only in the name of Jesus.

      1. Steve Rushing says:

        Thank you for your prayer of healing. I receive it in the precious name of Jesus. Praise God!

        1. Steve Rushing says:

          My healing has yet to manifest. Of particular concern is the swelling in my right leg which has a sore and leaks fluid all day long. I am an assist pastor and work as a car salesman. It has a particularly difficult work at work with this issue. I believe in the power of God to heal and have faith that I shall be heaedl. Please continue to keep me in your prayers. Thanks, Steve

          1. Becky Dvorak says:

            Steve, Our words have the power of life and death in them so we need to continue to speak to this situation and declare healing and restoration over this swelling and the sore. I speak to them right now and command this sore to close up and be healed, all infection be gone, and the swelling to go down and speak to the source of this issue to be healed, and made whole, amen.

          2. Steve Rushing says:

            Amen. Thank you, Jesus!

  3. Dean says:

    I would appreciate your prayers, I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer & I am having difficulty urinating. Please pray for complete healing and restoration from prostate cancer.
    Thank you
    Dean

    1. Becky Dvorak says:

      Dean, in the name of Jesus’ I renounce all cancerous cells and tumors in your prostate. I release the healing power of Holy Spirit to flow through your prostate and to cleanse it from all cancer and death and speak recreation into it and that it functions perfectly normal, cancer free and cancer proof for the glory of the Lord, amen.

    2. Dean says:

      Thank you for praying & standing with me for my healing.
      Dean

  4. Mun says:

    Sister i just want to hear the Lord’s voice so clearly…i tried alot of methods to hearing his voice so clearly but failed.. I saw lots and lots of videos of evengelists, preachers, pastors, ministers but nothing help me.. I don’t say that their methods are wrong bcz they can hear the Lord’s voice so clearly but it doesn’t help me..
    Sister please please do something for me give me any method any key that i can hear his voice so sooo soo clearly that i don’t have any single doubt in my mind.. Please sister please right now in my life i only need to hear his voice that i can direct my life through his will.. Please sister.. I know you are a true women of God and prophetess of God.. I want your annointing.. Can u please give your annointing to me.. The way you hear him the way you direct by him i want that same.. Sister i want it i want it right now.. Sister im soo tired of trying everything to hear the Lord’s voice.. Lord does lots of miracle through you.. Can you please pray ask God for a miracle for me that from now and till the end of my life in this world i can hear Lord’s voice so clearly??

    1. Becky Dvorak says:

      Mun, Gifts and callings are from the Lord. You need to tap into the power of Holy Spirit and the way you do this is by reading and studying the Word of God and spending quite time with Him in His Word and in prayer. The more time you spend in His Word the clearer and quicker you will hear Him.