The Bible tells us a lot about faith, we even find very important biblical verses that make us understand that we must have faith, since without faith it is impossible to please God as described in the book of Romans. Around the Bible we will find many characters full of faith, and the greatest example we have is Abraham, the Bible says that his faith was counted for justice, and also says that from this one almost dead his offspring was like the stars of the sky. Friends, faith is a legal requirement of a Christian and we can never lose it.The Apostle James also wrote us something very important about faith:
13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.
15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
Chapter five of the book of James gives us a series of recommendations as Christians that we are, and some of them are these, that when we approach God we must have faith. No matter the illness, the great process that we are going through, that we are sad, hungry or whatever we are experiencing, if we pray in the will of God, He will do according to His holy will.
Many times when we are involved in so many problems we go down the path that we believe is easier; we resort to other arms, when it is supposed to be the right moment to rest in the Master’s arms.
Have faith as small as a mustard seed and God will be please.
Thank you God for the faith I have in you
The prayer of faith
“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.” James 5:14-15
This verses from the epistle of James bring me to think about healing by faith, that practice of original christian church what went on during some centuries but it was left by evangical church, except one or two congregations of it, even catholic church.
I have not so far investigate the matter. The question is why in general, Christian church sends not elders to visit sick people to pray by faith, to anoint them with oil so that they can be healed?
Sometimes perhaps, we have heard about some evangelical church that in their meetings try to heal someone by faith. They usher them to the principal place of services room and pray the Lord to heal them, among crys of joy an praises of the congregation. Everybody are suggested wishing the sick may be healed. But it seems that healing is suspicious to be failed.
Do is there lack of faith? May be there it is, because God’s Word is faithful and true.
The matter is very interesting indeed, I think healing by faith might be a prove to testify if our faith is stronger and it is for the glory of God.
We ought to pray the Lord he increases our faith, since our faith is very weak for it is not able to make any great event, such as move a mountain, as our Lord Jesus said to his disciples.
It seems to be accomplished that the faith of people of God will go bring down through the time until the Lord Jesus comes again.
The Lord Jesus Christ said to people there:
“……. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8
That is the question…
THANK YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST FOR WAKING ME UP AND LETTING ME SEE ANOTHER DAY AND FOR LETTING ME LIVE TO SEE ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAYS THANK YOU JESUS FOR GIVING ME YOUR TEACHINGS AND WORDS OF THE HOLY BIBLE TO READ EVERY DAY I GIVE YOU ALL THE HONOR GLORY AND PRAISE I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST IN YOUR NAME I PRAY AMEN AND AMEN.
GIVEN ALL TO OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.