Greetings Brethren:

Will sin block your healing from God? Do so-called Faith-Healers sin when they claim to have healing power? Do the Faith-Healers are Healers sin when they say God has ordained them to render His healing power?

Will you have Faith and wait on the Lord for your healing? The Word says healing may come now or later. Thus, later maybe in Peace and Paradise.

Peace and Love,

Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal May 8, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.




In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.

David is noted as the writer of this Psalm. Most Bible readers believe David wrote this Psalm when he dedicated Araunah's threshing floor. This was after God stopped the great plague he had used to discipline him, (See 2 Samuel 24:18-25 also see 1-25).

In the last division of 2 Samuel David takes a census.

2 Samuel 24:1. "And again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go number Israel and Judah."

What caused David to sin? See 1 Chronicles 21:1 and 1-30 also verse 20.

"And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to name Israel."

The Bible text says that Satan provoked David to take a census. However, Satan only tempted David with the idea. But David decided to act on the temptation. Ever since the Garden of Eden Satan has been tempting people to sin.

2 Samuel 24:1-3.

A census was commanded in Numbers 1:2, 26:2. In this instance the census was used to prepare an army for conquering the Promised Land. However the land was now at peace, so there was no need to enlist troops. David as he glorified in the size of his army and nation committed the sins of pride and ambition. He thus put his faith in the size of the army rather than God.

David submits to judgment:

24:10. "And David's heart smote him after that he numbered the people. And David said unto the Lord, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the Iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly:

Here we see God noting that the leader of the nation and the whole nation are guilty of sin. Thus God dealth with the whole nation through David who exemplified the national sin of pride.

2 Samuel 24:18. "And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him Go up, rear an altar unto the Lord in the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite."

Many theologians believe that this threshing floor is the location where Abraham nearly sacrificed his son Isaac (Genesis 22:1-18). After David's death, Solomon built the Temple on the spot. Centuries later, Jesus would teach and preach there.

2 Samuel 24:25. "And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was entreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel."

Psalm 30:2. "O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me."

Lord and God often have different meanings as noted by the Hebrew writers. Lord in this instance is from Jehovah and means the self-existent one. This was the Jewish national name for God. The second is from Elohiym who rules. These two words combined mean that the supreme uncreated and eternal being is the ruler over all.

Also the serious illness referred to in verses 2 and 3 may refer to an illness David experienced or the plague itself. To heal also does not always refer to disease, but frequently means to relive from a form of distress.

30:5. "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."

The discomfort of God's anger is momentary. Meanwhile, the good effects go on for a long time. The anger of God can cause you to turn from sin and repent.

30:6-7. "And in my prosperity said, I shall never be moved."

30:7. "Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled."

Success and prosperity had filled David with pride and he felt he was very powerful. However, he knew that all of his riches and power came from God, but he did not give God all the praise and glory. Often success can cause people to become self-secure and independent of God. Depend on God and be faithful and you want be shaken by the loss of material possessions of the world.

Cont. Part 15: A Prayer For The Sick and Abandoned (Psalms 41:4)

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