To Heal The Sick 8 - Demons & Diseases

The quality of life that we live depends on how our spirits are – when we are joined to the Spirit of God as one, we are tremendously blessed.

by Pastor Ovet T. Tamayo

We need to understand the relationship between the demonic realm and disease, when we look at the ministry of Jesus, most of the time, He was not just healing the sick – He was casting out demons.

Matthew 4:24 NKJV “Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.”  

Matthew 8:16 NKJV “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick”  

When we talk of demons, we are talking of “disembodied spirits” or spirits without a body, they are the command of Satan and they bring sickness, disease, heartache and sufferings into this world. They seek to live in human beings, and often, the nature and condition of those spirits become the nature and condition of the person they live in; such as anger, lust, diabetes, cancer. To live inside a human body is their prized possession because they can find expression through the soul and physical body of that person – they find freedom there so they seek it. We have a human spirit, essentially you are a spirit that lives in a body and your spirit expresses itself through the soul (mind, emotion and will) and your body.  

James 2:26NKJV “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”  

Your spirit gives life to your body, when Jesus gave up His Spirit on the cross, His body died; if your spirit leaves your body, you will also die. The quality of life that we live depends on how our spirits are – when we are joined to the Spirit of God as one, we are tremendously blessed.  

John 10:10 NIV“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” 

When a person becomes born-again, it takes up the nature of Jesus and that affects your body, but demonic spirits under Satan come and invade you, they bring death and disease, and their nature to your body. It is the spirit that affects our physical well being, either you are connected to the Lord or to demonic spirits – Jesus came to bring us a full life; demons come to destroy. From the Word of God we see the physical conditions of people directly linked to spirit power. 

Matthew 9:32-33 NKJV32As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a man, mute and demon-possessed. 33 And when the demon was cast out, the mute spoke. And the multitudes marveled, saying, "It was never seen like this in Israel!”  

Not all dumbness is caused by demons, but many of them are. Jesus did not just deal with the sickness; He dealt with the spirit behind it. We must be able to discern the spirits!  

Luke 13:12-13 NKJV12 But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, "Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity."  13 And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.”  

Matthew 17:15 KJV15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for often times he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. (the man had epilepsy)”  

We have all these situations in the Bible where the physical condition is directly linked to a spirit – not always but almost always. An attitude of rebellion is always caused by a spirit of rebellion – the spirit of rebellion is closely linked to a spirit of cancer – cancer is a rebellious cell. Cells were meant to add life, cancer cells instead destroys life through its rebellion. When the door is opened to them, they attach themselves to the person and that condition begins to be passed to the host (if it is not dealt with); the spiritual will always affect and dominate the physical. 

Revelations 2:20-23 NIV20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. 21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling.22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.”  

Others like polio and leprosy are caused by germs, bacteria and viruses! But it would really be hard to distinguish which is caused by bacteria, germs or virus and which is spiritual in nature? This is a fact: we have certain bacteria, germs and viruses living in our bodies; they live in your mouth, throat, in your digestive tract, and the skin. The problem lies not in their living in our bodies – it’s when they get activated to work against your body. 

Activation is caused by the spirits when certain conditions are met – when we open to anger or hatred for example, or when we give in to demonic deception by saying that we are sick – our bodies cannot do anything except to open to what these spirits do. YOU’RE DECISION AND YOUR SPEECH CAUSED THEM TO HAVE AN ACCESS INTO WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU. They break down healthy cells within Your body that protect us from the harmful effects of these germs, bacteria, and viruses; the spirits can do that, it’s in their nature to steal, kill and destroy.  

Luke 4:38-39 NIV38Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. 39 So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them.” 

That word ‘rebuked’ is used only when you are dealing with a personality, you don’t rebuke a scissor or a pillow do you? Jesus was dealing with the personality behind the fever and it left her that she immediately became well and waited on them. I am not trying to tell you that I understand fully the correlation between sickness and demons, many sicknesses are caused by demons, but not all! We just need to be very discerning about it.  

Luke 13:11-13 NIV “11and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, "Woman, you are set free from your infirmity." 13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.”  

Jesus dealt with two things – the spirit and the sickness itself, and we see it all over the Bible. Our problem today lies mainly because we have been educated in such a way that unless we can analyze it, or test it, or define it, it’s not real. We have been influenced by Greek philosophies which is purely rationalism – but really, most of the things around us cannot be tested or defined, and yet they are real, they are in the realm of the spirit, something more real than the physical. It is important that when we deal with this, we don’t get spooky – just deal with it, rebuke the spirit, pray for the person and declare healing. When He rebuked the spirit, Jesus believed He was operating with authority from His Father – they would have to leave, and they are healed.  

Proverbs 18:14 NKJV “The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, But who can bear a broken spirit?” 

We need to keep our spirit strong as immunity; during a demonic attack, if your spirit is strong, you will be sustained, but if you have a wounded spirit, you have an opening so you are vulnerable. If there is any wound in your spirit that is not properly dealt with, like bitterness or anger, or lust, or unforgiveness – demons see them and attack where you are weak and open. It is your spirit that keeps your body alive and keeps you healthy; but if your spirit is not healthy, you will get a real problem. THE CODITION OF YOUR SPIRIT DEFINITELY TRANSLATES TO YOUR BODY. THE CONDITION OF YOUR SPIRIT ALSO TRANSLATES TO THE WORDS YOUR MOUTH SPEAKS. They have recently discovered (about 15 years ago), that the speech center in our brain is connected to every organ in our body – it is not only connected but it controls every other part of the body, there is a direct link to every organ.  

Positive thinking is thinking the way God thinks, it is saying what God has said about you, about your circumstances, your future and what He wants you to do today. That will not happen if we don’t meditate on His Word and allow it to be engrafted in our lives – the Word of God is Truth. Agree with Gods Words, “And the truth will set you free”, if you know the truth, you are going to start talking about it.  

Proverbs 18:21 NIVThe tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” 

Proverbs 13:3 NKJV3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.”  

3 He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils. "Douay-Rheims", In the Douay-Rheims translation, the first ‘keep’ is the Hebrew word “natsa” which means to set or put a guard in the mouth. The second ‘keep’ is the word “shama” which in English means to put a hedge, or put boundaries around your life. Basically, the Bible is saying that if we guard the words that would come out of our mouth, we are putting up a hedge of protection around our lives against what the devil is planning to do against us. The word ‘open wide’ is “korsak” which means to disregard the rules – if you do that, then destruction comes, sickness comes in. The devil will deceive you to speak words that will disregard the rule so he can come in and express his nature in you! DON’T LET THE DEVIL HAVE HIS WAY INTO YOUR LIFE – KEEP IT CLEAN. PROTECT YOUR LIFE BY GUARDING YOUR WORDS AND YOUR ATTITUDE.  

Proverbs 4:23 NIV “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” - The Armor of God!