Our great Healer

James 5:14-15 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

How far are you willing to go for healing?  A story is told in the Bible of a man who was lowered down into the midst of a crowd by his friends so that Jesus could heal him (Mark 2:1-12).  Jesus saw the faith of the friends and not only healed the man, but forgave him of his sins.  Because of the faith of his friends!

Today’s church tends to go in one of two directions on the topic of healing.  On the one hand, some churches focus a lot on healing and most of their time is dedicated to healing services and the like.  On the other hand are churches that refuse to acknowledge such a thing as healing because of the previously mentioned group.  We should always be careful never to do more than the Bible instructs, but we should be just as cautious that we never ignore what the Bible says to do either.

Our God is a powerful God who also happens to be good.  He can heal and in many cases He does heal.  He heals not only the physical body, but the spiritual person.  We can trust Him when we bring our requests before Him.  He cares about us and loves us, He has a plan.  In all things, to God be the glory.  If He brings healing, to Him be the glory.  If He does not, to Him be the glory.

Are you believing God for a miracle?  Take a step of faith and go before the church leaders for prayer and anointing.  This brings glory and honor to God and unites the church in purpose and in prayer.  Never give up hope, our Lord is good.