When you are sick or pain, what is the first thing you do? The Word tells us to go to the elders of the church, the representatives of God. James 5:14 says, “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 offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.” So, let’s recap: 1) go to an elder of the church – this could be anyone in your life who is mature in the Lord; who knows what the Word says about health and healing (maybe the person writing this blog! 🙂 ) 2) the elder is to pray over you – IN FAITH (key!) and 3) the elder is to anoint you with oil in the name of the Lord. The oil to be used can be one of the many oils mentioned in the oil: Frankincense, Hyssop, Myrrh, Spikenard, etc.
Under the old covenant, God’s people cried out to Him and He heard their prayers (Psalm 18:6). He clearly states in Psalm 103:3 that one benefit of trusting in and blessing the Lord is healing of ALL your diseases. Psalm 107:20 and Proverbs 4:22 say that He sent His Word to heal us; that it is health to our WHOLE body!
Jesus told some people he healed to “go and sin no more”. James 4:17 tells us that sin is something we know is right to do, but don’t do it! So, once you are healed, keep your healing but changing your habits to conform with God’s Word! You won’t regret it!
Live in divine health!