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For Those Who Are Sick - Broadcast for February 12, 2013
If you are suffering, you can pray for yourself. If you are sick with any illness that brings you down, you should call for others to pray for you. In James 5:14 we read: 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 sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. (James 5:14-15 NKJV) The prayer of faith will raise up the one who is sick and will even bring forgiveness and cleansing of sin if sin the cause of the illness. The elders of the church are older spiritual men or women who know how to pray and who come to anoint you with oil. To anoint is to pour over and the oil is olive oil as that was what they had and used in those days and still today.
Now days we are more likely to call the doctor than we are the elders; but prayer is available just for the calling. Call the elders, ask them to come and pray for you that God would heal you. The fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Many churches offer a time of prayer before during or after each service, that is a great time to go for prayer. Even if your sickness if because of sin, the prayer of faith shall save the sick and the sin will be forgiven. Come and be healed today.