THE HEALING POWER OF PRAYER
I want you to take your bibles tonight and turn with me to
the fifth chapter of the book of James. That wonderful book
of James that deals with such practicalities, things that
we need to know and learn and to hear over and over again.
Tonight I want to speak to you on THE HEALING POWER OF
PRAYER, ON THE HEALING POWER OF PRAYER. James chapter five
and verse sixteen. "Confess your faults one to another, and
pray one for another thay ye may healed. The effectual
fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was
a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed
earnestly that it might not rain, and it rained not on the
earth for the space of three years and six months. And he
prayed again and the heaven gave rain, and the earth
brought forth her fruit."
The healing power of prayer. I want you to know that I
believe as surely as I'm standing here that God heals. I
believe that God heals naturally, I believe that God heals
supernaturally, I believe that God heals instantaneously, I
believe that God heals in time, but I believe he is the
Lord our God who heals all of our diseases. I believe that
God heals thrugh medicine and I thank God for the doctors
and I believe that God heals through miracle and he heals
beyond the doctors' art. We have some very fine medical
doctors here in our congregation as I look out among them,
and the thing that thrills my heart is to know that these
men while they're men of science are also spiritual men,
and they're men of prayer, and these are men who pray and
ask God to do what they themselves cannot do. And I believe
that God has healed me and answered a prayer. I believe
there's some of you that are here tonight who have been
healed because of the prayers of God's people, and God has
miraculously, supernaturally, intervened and healed you in
a way that he would not have healed you had we not prayed.
Oh, I believe ladies and gentlemen, that many of us, many
of us have forfeited the blessing of God because we've not
learned something of the healing power of prayer.
Now, prayer is a powerful force. One man that will always
bless you if you read what he's written is Andrew Murray.
Andrew Murray was a man that walked with God. Andrew Murray
said this in relation to prayer. He said, "In relation to
his people, God works only in answer to their prayer." Now,
that's a big statement. He didn't say God works in answer
to their prayer but "in relation to God's people", Andrew
Murray said, "God works only in answer to their prayer."
And then he said, "In prayer we change our natural strength
for the supernatural strength of God." We change our
natural strength for the supernatural strength of God.
Dr. R. A. Tori, whom I quote frequently said this: "Nothing
lies beyond the reach of prayer except that that lies
outside the will of God." Nothing lies beyond ...
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