Sin is like an infection

Diabetes – Where’s The Healing

Over the last year or so, I have been asking the Lord to help me understand why Diabetes is so hard to kick out of people. As a Pastor who is called to heal the sick and to set the captives free, it is discouraging to pray for people only to see them leave my hands with what they came in with. Over the last few years, I have prayed fervently for many people at the altar in church and in the marketplace to see them be healed.   Kicking Diabetes out by name has done nothing. So, I began to ask the Lord… show me.  I knew there had to be something missing in my understanding of this disease; there was.

I have known all along that Diabetes is a spiritually strong disease. But I didn’t realize how it’s strength actually grows within a person over time.

I recently emailed another deliverance minister back East and asked her what she has experienced in kicking diabetes out of people. I also asked her what she has determined the root to be.

Before I reveal how she answered, I want to share with you a conversation I had with my church leadership team. We get together every Friday morning before we enter into Friday Night Worship and our Sunday morning services. We pray for our people, worship God with all our hearts and then seek His face for the weekend.

I asked my leaders, “When you look at people in and out of our church, those who you know have diabetes, what traits do you see working in them? The group began to toss out one word after another and here are the ones that stood out for me:


Let’s compare our list with what the deliverance minister back East wrote me:

“Diabetes is self rejection, self-hatred, self bitterness and compromise or straddling the fence. When we don’t like our ‘self’ with God’s love, taking on a low estimation of ourselves, our body attacks itself. In the case of diabetes it goes after the pancreas.”

Then she wrote:

“I have seen complete healing in people, but it’s a process. Usually when people have gotten to the place where they have heart trouble or diabetes, there are many layers, sometimes hundreds of layers of sin issues that have to be dealt with. It’s like peeling an onion.”

I guess I wasn’t surprised by her answer. What did surprise me was I had been trying to kick out one spirit instead of a host of them. You see, sickness and disease is demonic. Any deliverance minister knows this. The Bible teaches this as well.  Jesus cast out demons from those who were sick and infirm, filled with disease.

As we go through our lives, we often add one sin at a time into our flesh. Think of these as demonic spirits, because they are. They are given a legal right to us when we breach the commandments of God.  We can also receive them when we allow others to cut us with their words and let the spirits come in. More so, we can do the same with others with our words and God promised to send the same error back to us by the same measure.

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out why so many people have low self-esteem. Why they hate themselves. Truly, if we knew the Love of God for us, we would never tear down other people. Meanwhile, the kingdom of darkness is very real and sin abounds.

Do you think God can heal a person with diabetes in a moment of time?  Absolutely!   I just haven’t seen it.

God has called me into a ministry of healing and deliverance. To set the captives free.  But honestly it’s tough when the minister can’t get the person freed of something that is so elusive. For years I have been teaching people what sin is, how it manifests and more, how it gets in. But it’s up to the sinner to get cleaned up through Christ. The greatest gift I can give a sinner is instruction in how to stay clean after deliverance.  (See The Last Penny – The Hidden Truth about Sin on Amazon)

What I have learned is this… Diabetes is not one single issue of sin. It’s a lifetime of our parents and forefathers sin that has been passed down to us as a child. But it is a spiritual issue first, physical second.  It matters little whether you believe this or not, what matters is if you don’t, you won’t see a healing.

Because I care about your life, I want to be a little blunt with you. The only way you are going to get your healing through Jesus is if you chase Him down. You are going to have to get to church, get to the altar and confess every sin issue in your life that you can remember.

“I hate myself”

“I have hurt others”

“I have been a fornicator or an adulterer”

“I have breached the Word of God”

“I have had an abortion”

Whatever it is that you know you have done wrong before God, confess it to someone you trust. That should be your Pastor.  It matters little how hard this might be for you. If you can’t trust your Pastor, then find another church where you can. A Pastor should be the most reliable person on the planet. If they aren’t, run.


In the Bible, we see people running to Jesus and confessing what is wrong with their lives. And Jesus always healed them.

Today, people who have disease hold up a banner over their head bragging about what’s wrong with them. Such pride and arrogance when Jesus went to the Cross at Calvary for that healing.

The devil hopes you give up. He hopes you stay miserable and take your medicine just so you can hang on by a thread. Jesus wants you to humble yourself, confess your transgressions to someone and then have them cast the sin out of you. That’s His Ministry, and it should be the same for every Evangelical church preaching Christ Jesus.

If you choose to stay in a place of self-pity, you will not find your healing. You are going to have to get serious with this thing and begin to rule over it.  That is a Biblical mandate from God; that you rule over your sin.

My dear friend, this is spiritual warfare 101.

What I’m going to suggest to those of you who have diabetes, Run! Get to a church altar and have the Pastor or church leader hear your confession. Then have them lay hands on you and cast out everything you confessed. Keep doing it every time the doors of that church are open. Do it until you are healed!  Believe God wants you cleaned up.  He does.

If you are one of these people who rejoices in your disease, all to the Glory of God, you have bought a lie. Tell the devil to shut up and get right with God.

Sin is very much like cockroaches infecting your kitchen. If you are alright to have an unclean kitchen, do nothing. If you want it cleaned up, get up and get to the altar where Jesus is standing, waiting for you.

With love for your life

Pastor Jeff Mauer

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Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle Church