The Bible and Bodily Healing
Take your bibles please and turn now to James chapter five as we continue our study in the book of James. Tonight we're speaking on this subject, THE BIBLE AND BODILY HEALING, the bible and bodily healing. I begin reading in James chapter five verse ten where we left off this morning '''Take my brethren, the prophets who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy.'' And then verse thirteen. ''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.'' Christians sometimes do get sick and praise God, Hallelujah, there is hope in the Lord. Jesus Christ is the answer to every need that a man has. For the bible says, my God shall supply all your need, not some of it, my God shall supply all your need, according to his riches and glory by Christ Jesus. And that would mean needs for the spirit, needs for the soul, and bless God, needs for the body.
The matter of healing is a very complicated matter as we can see in just a moment. But, regardless of how complicated it may be, I can say at the outset and with great joy and with great certainty, in Jesus we have the victory. There is no need that a Christian should be born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed. Christians ought to be victorious persons. But, in spite of all of that, Christians do suffer affliction. I want you to notice again, verse ten, ''take my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering ...
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