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Today’s scripture: Romans 8:2

“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death”.

John G. Lake, a businessman who had become a missionary, was in South Africa when an epidemic broke out. The epidemic was so contagious the mere touching of those infected could lead to an infection. It was however observed that John G. Lake, in his compassion for the sick, had contact with several infected patients without being infected. When asked about it, he replied that another kind of life was at work in him and that if the disease and germs came in contact with his body, the other life within him would destroy/burn them up. When he was asked to prove it, he agreed to a test. They took a sample containing the germs and dropped some at the back of his hand. His hand was viewed underneath the microscope to ensure the germ cells were actually alive. After a few hours, they checked under the microscope again and observed with astonishment that the germ cells had stopped moving, they had all died.

It was with this same sense of astonishment Paul’s co-travelers observed as he shook off the deadly viper that fastened itself to his hand and bit him without incurring any harm. The truth is, God has made us signs and wonders to the world. We have at work in us, God’s very life. We are subject to a different law, one the world cannot comprehend – the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus.

Sin, sickness or death cannot hold us bound. We only need to know who we are, and what we have. It was with this consciousness Jesus walked the earth. It was with this consciousness the apostles spread Christianity to the ends of the earth with signs and wonders accompanying them. We have God’s life in us, and it gives life to our mortal bodies. John G. Lake had an acute awareness of this truth that is why he could defy sickness and disease. We can live our lives free from sickness and disease. We can live in perpetual health. Let this truth inspire you to approach life confidently, unafraid of sickness and disease. The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead will continue to quicken your mortal body, in Jesus’ name.

Meditate and Memorize:

“But if the Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8: 11


Father I thank You for the Life of God inside and at work in me. I know that my mortal body is quickened by the Holy Spirit and I live a life free of sickness and disease constantly in Jesus’ Name. Amen.