Go and kill such a man

(Thomas Brooks, "The Privy Key of Heaven" 1665)

"See now that I Myself am He! There is no god besides Me.
 I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will
 heal, and no one can deliver out of My hand." Deut. 32:39

All diseases and sicknesses are under the command of God;
they are all His sergeants, His servants, to execute His pleasure.

We must acknowledge God's sovereign power and authority
over the rod of affliction--to break it, or burn it, or take it off,
or lay it on--as He pleases. 

When God bids diseases . . .
  'Go and afflict such a man.' They go!
  'Go and torment such a man.' They go!
  'Go and kill such a man.' They go!
When He calls them off--they come off at His call!

God is the author of all the diseases, maladies, and sicknesses
that are in the world. He sets them on and calls them off at His
own good will and pleasure. "When disaster comes to a city,
has not the Lord caused it?" Amos 3:6