There’s such a misunderstanding in Christianity as to the meaning and application of the word curse. There is a feeling in Christianity because Jesus paid the penalty for the curse on the cross and said, “It is finished” that we are now totally free of the curse.
30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
John 19:30 KJV
That is the teaching. So I would like to look at some definitions because I consider disease to be a curse. I’ve been trying to get people to call disease a blessing for a long time, and they have difficulty doing that so I’m having fun with these individuals who refuse to use the word curse for disease. I’ve had to come up with a synonym for “curse”. Now I teach on blessings and “blanks” because you can’t use that word, “curse”. When I teach in conferences, I go back into the Bible and let the word “blank” be defined again by the Word. If we are free of the “blank”, then why do we have a disease? The name of a disease is a “blank” in Deuteronomy 28. I haven’t found anybody yet that thinks hemorrhoids are a blessing!
27 The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
Deuteronomy 28:27 KJV
Emerods means hemorrhoids. For a further amplification of the curses listed in Deuteronomy 28,
We get caught in these definitions. So if disease is not a blessing, what is it? Then we say, “Well, I don’t really have it” and become like Christian Science that says disease is an illusion. In Christianity, when it comes to disease, we’re saying we don’t have it. But we’re dying of it. That’s insane thinking. Disease is not an illusion. The sin is not an illusion. So you have a disease, and you can’t say, “Well I don’t have it.” There are those that say, “Well, I’m healed in the name of Jesus”‘ but they’ve been saying it for 27 years. At some point there must be a fruit of the confession. I’d like to go back into the Word briefly and establish a way of thinking.
Paul said, in the New Testament, that the Old Testament scriptures are for our instruction in righteousness.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:16 KJV
We don’t want to go back and read the Old Testament because we’re New Testament saints, yet in the Ten Commandment, it says thou shalt not commit adultery.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Exodus 20:14 KJV
It also says it in the New Testament. Jesus taught it in Mark 10. Paul taught it in Galatians 5. It’s found in Romans 1.
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
Mark 10:19 KJV
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Galatians 5:19 KJV
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Romans 1:29 KJV
Original Source: Be In Health Global, Henry W. Wright, Donna Wright. It’s a New Day Interview with Henry W. Wright and Donna Wright: 2004.
DVD Course Material. Pleasant Valley Church, GA, 2006. Print.