Praying for the Sick

by John Greene

prayer-agreementHow many times do you say that you believe something and when it comes right down to it, your actions prove otherwise? Be honest now! So it is over and over for many Christians that claim that they believe in healing through prayer; that is, healing through prayer by the power of their Heavenly Father. To keep the heat off themselves and the test off of your faith, how many religious articles suggest that you make use of doctors and natural remedies first? Dare I say that there are lots of them! They likely posit that you aren’t good enough for any kind of divine healing, in the hope of getting you to give up on your Father’s healing straight away. With that much faith, you won’t get much healing either. What you will get by keeping your Heavenly Father out of the mix is whatever modern science or natural medicine can offer. If you have what many doctors call terminal illness, you may not get healing at all unless you are willing to look to the Source of all life. If you don’t believe in the ability of Elohim [‘God’] to heal you and sustain you through illness, then you get exactly what you get; little or nothing. (“Life Healing and Belief“; “Healing in a World of Rage“)

The fact is that when you abide in Messiah, you naturally learn and seek to cooperate in every way with your Heavenly Father, YHWH, in your life. You don’t reject the Holy Spirit [Sanctified, Set Apart Spirit] because He binds you to YHWH’s Kingdom. You seek to obey. You pray daily and often. When you live in obedience to the Bible in accurate knowledge and seek His Will in your everyday life, you can fully expect to claim the fulfillment of His promises. The Bible says that. Do you believe it? Let’s face facts, you know inside of you when you own belief in your Father’s promises! (“Abiding in Trust“; “The Unpardonable Sin“; “Listening to the Holy Spirit“; “Are You Rejecting YHWH’s Holy Spirit?“)

When someone approaches you, asking that you agree with them in prayer for healing in their life, how many of you sagely ask them whether they have already sought every ‘legal remedy’ available for whatever ails them, exhausting all means except for the power of their Creator through the Holy Spirit? With faith like that, who needs enemies?

No, you follow the advice of scripture:

“Is any among you sick? Let him call the elders of the Congregation, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of our Master. And the prayer of faith will heal those being sick, and our Master will raise him up. And if he may have committed sins, it will be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man is powerful. Even Elijah was a weak man like ourselves, and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain; and it did not rain on the earth three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth caused its fruit to sprout.” – James 5:14-18, HRB

The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man or woman bears much fruit! When you need healing you ask for prayer in agreement with spiritual elders. Even when you pray alone, your trust in Elohim is rewarded. Elijah believed in the power of prayer and through the power of the Holy Spirit was able to block rain and create rain. It is no different for every Christian that believes. You won’t hear that from those that doubt. If any elder that you know tries to rebuke your trust, you need to get miles away and find someone that cares enough to agree with your belief in the promises of your Heavenly Father. (“Spiritual Fruit & Renewing Your Mind“; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“)

Truly, if you aren’t following the guidance of scripture, you have no right to expect your Heavenly Father’s promises, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t petition Him. YHWH is far more forgiving than anyone that you or I know! I am not here to place a blockade in front of His promises or His love! I don’t know your heart. but He does. The fact remains that not one single pastor or anyone in the gathering of the Messiah knows your relationship through Him. Get to know YHWH and His desire to show His love. He has the power and authority. (“The Power of Prayer Depends On You“; “The Bible & Higher Authority“; “Disciples of Messiah & the Authority of Man“)

Without a doubt, many very religious people that profess discipleship don’t believe in healing, and as a result certainly won’t receive it! I faced this kind of opposition when I faced a terminal disease almost 30 years ago with “only weeks to live.” My family, all professed Christians, looked at me in disbelief or rebuke when I disagreed with the doctors while believing in healing from Father YHWH. My father even told me that “God doesn’t heal, doctors do.” Who did I believe? I was healed completely and give YHWH the honor! (“The World, Your Emotions and Your Health“; “The Promise of Healing“)

How many professed Christians use Matthew 8:2-3, “Lord, if You are willing,” as an excuse instead of a divine proof, an act of His love?

“And see, a leper came, and bowed before Him, saying, ‘Master, if You desire, You are able to make me clean.’ And stretching out His hand Yahshua touched him, saying, ‘I desire it. Be cleansed!’ And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” – Matthew 8:2-3, ISR98

It’s much easier to doubt and to be guaranteed that you will receive nothing. Yet, that is the world’s way, not Elohim’s. (“Healing Your Life Resources“; “Healing and Personal Trust“)

The Bible gives you ample testimony to that power if you know His Word. If you don’t, it is time to change your mind and heart about Him while you still have the time to do so. (“Hindered Prayer in Marriage“; Deuteronomy 28:15-64)

“See, the eye of YHWH is on those fearing Him, on those waiting for His kindness, to deliver their being from death, and to keep them alive during scarcity of food. ” – Psalm 33:18-19, ISR98

YHWH’s healing is not new. The Jews had the provision of YHWH when they were willing to listen and believe. Disciples of Messiah have the same opportunity. (“Divine Health & Prosperity“)

bible-marker“And He said, ‘If you carefully listen to the voice of YAHWEH your Elohim, and do what is right in His eyes, and you give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will not put on you all the diseases which I have put on Egypt; for I am YAHWEH Rapha (your Healer).’” – Exodus 15:26, HRB; see Deuteronomy 28, Blessings of Obedience

bible-marker“Return, and you shall say to Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘So says YAHWEH, the Elohim of your father David, ‘I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you; you shall go up to the house of YAHWEH the third day.”” 2 Kings 20:5, HRB

bible-marker“ I will exalt You, O YAHWEH; for You have lifted me up and have not allowed my foes to rejoice over me. O YAHWEH my Elohim, I cried to You, and You have healed me. O YAHWEH, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, from going down into the Pit.” – Psalm 30:1-3, HRB

bible-marker“Bless YAHWEH, O my soul, and forget not all His rewards; He who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with kindness and tender mercies; who satisfies your desire with good; your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. YAHWEH works righteous deeds and judgments for all the oppressed.” – Psalm 103:2-6, HRB

bible-marker“Trust in YHWH with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; know Him in all your ways, and He makes all your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear YHWH and turn away from evil It is healing to your navel, and moistening to your bones.” – Proverbs 3:5-8, ISR98

bible-marker“O YAHWEH, on them they live, and for all in them is the life of my spirit. And You heal me, and make me live. Behold, for peace was bitter to me, most bitter; but You loved my soul from the pit of destruction; You have cast all my sins behind Your back.” – Isaiah 38:16-17, HRB

bible-marker“Surely He has borne our sicknesses, and He carried our pain; yet we esteemed Him plagued, smitten by Elohim, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His wounds we ourselves are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have each one turned to his own way; and YAHWEH made meet in Him the iniquity of all of us.” – Isaiah 53:4-6, HRB

bible-marker“Heal me, O YAHWEH, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved; for You are my praise.” – Jeremiah 17:14, HRB

bible-marker“’For I will give health back to you, and I will heal you of your wounds,’ says YAHWEH, ‘because they called you, ‘Outcast;’ saying, ‘This is Zion; no one is seeking for her.”” – Jeremiah 30:17, HRB

bible-marker“Behold, I will bring health and healing to it, and I will heal them and will show them the abundance of peace and truth.” – Jeremiah 33:6, HRB

bible-marker“But to you who fear My Name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings. And you shall go out and leap for joy like calves from the stall.” – Malachi 4:2, ISR98

There’s more that you can discover, even download as an aid: “Healing Scriptures” (“Life Healing“; “Your Health: Epigenetics and You“; “Health in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Has Science Gone Too Far?“; “Healing: The Beginning of Love“; “Healing: What YHWH Wants for You!“)

“For YHWH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, RNKJV
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your glory. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. Amen.
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
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The names Yahshua and Yahushua are original language names for Jesus,
He is often referred simply as the Messiah or Master.
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