Healing Through Deliverance
The above passage asks, "Who wants to live a long good life?"
Then it goes on to tell us to keep our tongues from speaking
evil, and to depart from evil. Lot's wife is a good example of
somebody in the Bible who who died due to disobedience; she
never lived out the fullness of her days. It was not God's will
for her to die at that time, but her death was the result of her
disobedience towards God.
Another source of pre-mature death is a result of Satan's work
of killing, stealing, and destroying that Jesus spoke of in John
10:10, "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and
to destroy..." When somebody is killed, it refers to th e taking
of a life prematurely (otherwise, murder would be justified in
God's eyes, would it not?). God does not use Satan to kill His
children, as a means to keep them from living beyond their
appointed time. Jesus made it very clear who was behind the
killing, and who had came to give life. By stating that every
murder came at God's appointed time for that person to die, is
to equate Jesus with the killing side of the equation of John
10:10. It is saying that God uses Satan's work in our lives to
bring about His will, timing, and plans for us. If this were true
of murder, then the same could be said of rape, stealing, etc.
Suddenly, we find ourselves in a mindset that everything
which happens here on earth is the will of God, which couldn't
be further from the truth.
Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath
commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well
with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which
ye shall possess.
There is one passage in scripture (see Job 7:1, 14:5, 14) that
is used to support the concept that the days of our lives are
appointed in such a way that we are not capable of dying
before the fullness of our days have been lived out. However,
when Job said that the days of our life ar e appointed, he also
said other things during his foolish rant with God that I
believe were merely Job's human understanding, and not
divine revelation from the Holy Spirit. For example, in Job 6:4,
he was basically saying that God's poisonous arrows and t he
terrors of the Almighty was upon him, when that was simply
not the case at all. There were things Job said which were
mere human wisdom being spoke of in a time of desperation
and lack of understanding.