What would they label it as today?
This is a short brief, but with a powerful message. There are stories in the Bible where people have infirmities caused by evil spirits. For example, the woman who had some sort of spine or bone problem (arthritis?) that prevented her from being able to stand up:
Luke 13:11,16, “And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself… And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?”
Or the man who had a case of dumbness (unable to speak), which was clearly caused by an evil spirit:
Matthew 9:32,33, “As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.”
Or even a man who was both dumb (unable to speak) and blind (unable to see)… and BOTH of these cases were clearly caused by an unclean spirit!
Matthew 12:22, “Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed (relieved or restored) him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.”
If you look at the book of Job, there are a whole list of problems caused in Job’s life that were the direct result of Satan’s workings through his army of evil spirits!
Now if these same people turned to today’s health industry for help…would they be told the truth about their infirmity? Or would they be given some pills, and told that they have no hope to be healed or restored? What would they call their infirmity in today’s world? Could it be some 20 character word that few of us can pronounce, that is deemed as “incurable”?
How many of us stop to consider that what many of us today accept as a sickness or disease, was found in the Bible to be caused by unclean spirits? Did you know that many cases of cancer, arthritis, etc. are CURED through deliverance?