(KJV.) JAMES 5:13-15
(13) Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
(14) Is any sick among you? 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:
(15) And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
PRAYER, PRAISE, AND PETITION
Brethren, Jesus Christ is the answer to every spiritual attack, physically debilitating and emotional problems of this world; therefore, whenever we feel troubled, anguished with mentally and bodily pains, before we call the physician's office, let us pray for healing first, call upon the name of Jesus; for he is our healer divine, for by his stripes we are healed, cf. 1 Peter 2:24; psychologically, many believe that physicians have solutions to our ailments, trust in them, when we ought to trust Jesus Christ; our spiritual surgeon and regenerator of souls; do not get me wrong, physicians are called, gifted, to diagnosis and prescribe appropriate remedies for ailments; many times, we receive the breakthroughs needed from the medical resources; in spiritual aspects, healings come from above manifesting through the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit, believers who experienced, this type of phenomenon, testify about the miraculous ways of Jesus Christ, how they received healings from prayers; therefore, Apostle James is saying to believers, "Is any among you afflicted? let him pray!
Whenever we fall sick, prayed, but without immediate breakthroughs, let us be bold enough to call upon able ministers of our congregations for prayers; do not worry about who will hear, or spread rumors about our predicaments, rather reach out to Jesus Christ for divine healing interventions; if possible, receive anointing oil of sanctifications in his Holy Name; with faith, all sins will be purged away, by the stripes of Jesus Christ we are healed!
We have heard the phrase "When praises go up, blessings come down"; true! singing praises to our Father, in hymns and psalms, brings his favors upon our lives; King David found favors in the eyes of our Father, when he wrote psalms, played the harps, sang the songs of praises to glorify his Holy Name; our Father, called him a man after his own heart, which shall fulfill all his will; cf. Acts 13:22: he also protected him from the evil hands of King Saul, fought and won battles against his enemies, blessed his household with bountiful blessings; therefore, whenever we are happy, in good spirits, let us sing songs of praises to our Father, Jesus Christ, for blessings, healings, protections, victories, goodness mercies that endure forever and evermore. Praise ye LORD! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Mark 6:13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed, with oil many that were sick and healed them.