Bodily sicknesses manifest the spirit
James 5:15 - 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.
It becomes difficult for most people to digest that things just do not happen. People who think in luck are those who think God sleeps or takes a holiday. There is no word as 'luck' in a believer's life, only non-believers believe in luck. Sickness also is not something that just happens. When Jesus healed the man with paralysis, He forgave him of his sins and his healing manifested in body.
There is two ways to get your healing, prayer for healing or prayer for forgiveness of sins and you will get your healing. The second one removes the root of the infection.
People who think prolonged sickness is a part of persecution or testing I have news for you, there is no such thing. None of the disciples died due to sickness, almost all died as martyrs.
We all are fighting sin and therefore it is nothing wrong to fall sick. But as we keep our fight on we will fall less sick. There is no scripture where Jesus fell sick and any and every event that was of importance in Jesus' life is written in the Bible.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are a merciful God. You hold back your anger from us to the maximum for it hurts You more to see us go through problems that it hurts us. You always look for ways to give us another change to come back to you. Lord I prayer for all those who are suffering from illness of any kind, including myself that You bring us to understanding and repentance in the required area so that we can avail of your forgiveness and get healed. I make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.
19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.
20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?
23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?
24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.
25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.
24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.
25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
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