Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 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: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. James 5:13-15 KJV
Does anyone attend a church where this principle is successfully and regularly implemented? And I don't mean "healings" like, "Well my nose isn't so runny this morning!"
I do testify that "prayers really can help cure the sick" Many a time when I was afflicted the Great Physician has visited me on my sick bed & strengthened me on my bed of languishing. Ps. 41:13 "The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness."
I believe prayer is the best antidote for whatever ails us. I concede there is a time & place for medicine, if used in moderation, but it will only have a curative quality if God is pleased to bless it to our good. In truth, the adverse side effects of most meds far outweigh the benefits we derive from them. With prayer, the only side effect I have known is that blessed calm that God was pleased to bring into my soul. When I have carried my burdens . . my afflictions . . to HIM in prayer, my aches & pains have been relieved . . my distressed soul quieted & my depressed spirit refreshed. (Mark 4:39) How oft has this prayer of the psalmist been on my lips, both in my case, as well as in the case of others that were stricken for whom I have prayed, to which the Lord answered in mercy and in grace.(Ps. 42:11)
"Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High; And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee and thou shalt glorify me." Ps.
Many ailments can be cured or alleviated by healthy eating.
Good food and drink, which is converted into the fuel our bodies run on includes: 1. Carrot Juice (sometimes with added cucumber, celery, broccoli etc.) 2. Barley Grass 3. Uncooked fruit and veg 4. Aloe vera 5. Purified water
No-one needs to believe me, you can prove it for yourself. Just give it a whirl for three weeks and see the difference.
And don't forget to have some regular exercise and fresh air, plenty of sunshine, a decent sleep, and a stressfree lifestyle.