With Long Life
- Pastor Corey Erman
“The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years...” — Psalm 90:10
“With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.” — Psalm 91:16
If Jesus tarries His coming, you can live to a great age. And you’ll know before you go. You can tell everyone good-bye and before you leave here, you can say “There it is folks, I’m going. I want to leave you all shouting and happy, because that’s the way I’m going.”
You may say, “You can’t ever tell that!”
Oh yes, you can! You can have what God said you can have. We’ve got a better covenant than Israel had. If it was God’s plan for Israel who were servants, not sons, and who lived under a covenant not as good as ours to live out their full length of time with no sickness, then what a plan God must have for us, the sons of God! If God did not want His servants sick, certainly He doesn’t want His sons sick!
It is the plan of God our Father that no believer should ever be sick, and that every believer should live his full length of time if Jesus tarries, to fall asleep in Jesus.
“And He will love you and bless you and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flock, in the land of which He swore to your fathers to give you. You shall be blessed above all peoples; there shall not be a male or female barren among you or among your livestock. And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known...” —Deuteronomy 7:13-15
“And He will love you...” Love you! Love YOU!
And put sickness upon you? And cause you to die when you are a baby? And cause some of you to be stillborn, and some of you to be sick and crippled?
No! No! No! That’s not the Holy Scriptures!
You may say, “But that’s not for us today.”
Are you sure? 1. Corinthians is in the New Testament, isn’t it? Let’s look at 1. Corinthians 10:11 to see if divine health is for us: “Now all these things happened to them (Israel) as examples, and they were written (Who are they written for the Jews? No!)for OUR admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.”
Glory! Deuteronomy 7:13-15 was written for my benefit. It was written for my admonition!
Make the following confession:
I can believe God for anything His Word promises. I can believe God for a long, productive life. If Jesus tarries, I will live out my days in His service without sickness and disease! And make your own confession of Deuteronomy 7:13-15: (The Lord loves me... He blesses me... He blesses my children... and so on).