Seeing with the eyes of Faith, Jesus Christ for us at the intersection of God and man
The Book of James 5:11-18
11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.
13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up.
If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are.
He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.
18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
God is amazing. That He would answer prayers with so much effectiveness. This passage is written with the earnestness of seeing God Answer the Prayer of His Children. God lets His very own Glory Shine and Shine Brightly in this Scriptural Passage about our Beginning of our Churches.
Does this happen today? Yes. Christian healers are those usually in the ministry without any hope of honor or glory for themselves. Father Mike Endicott. Reverend and Mrs Francis and Judith MacNutt. There are still healers today.
God IS Living, Active and Working.
God moved the Red Sea? Walks on Water? God creates Water. God creates the very molecules. Jesus spoke and the storm stopped at Sea? A seismic wind rushing through the mountains to the Sea of Galilee? God created the Sea of Galilee for this Jesus event, probably. And Jesus calms the storm with His Word. Like a game of catch between Father and Son. All circumstances are in His Hand.
Before we were born and to the Great Reunion - Psalm 139 says we are known intimately and loved in the womb. Happy are those who dwell with HIM. Uzzah touched the Ark and God was angry. Don't we remember that God's anger turns to Favor quickly? God who created the Universe with His Word - Nothing is to Great for Him.
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. "For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's; on them he has set the world."
Have reverence for the Lord your God and worship only him. Be faithful to him and make your promises in his name alone.
The people who are seeing vast happenings of healing - are relying upon Jesus alone. In His Promises. We are learning effective prayer takes not three to four minutes but sometimes an hour or more.
We talk about so much being wrong in the world. We are very certainly diverse. Take time each day to remember what is GOOD. See beyond merely reading the news - pray for the situation and the protection of the nations.
It isn't only that others have persevered for 400 years to be able to put the Scriptures in your hand. It is that we persevere for God, daily. We strive for others to be drawn to the Love God has.
To know God. Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
How High, How Wide, How Deep is the Love GOD has for You - His Child?
When we do like Psalm 81 says and we wait for God in all seasons - He is going to fill up His Promises to us - beyond what we understand.
Never give up. Never ever. Never. GOD LOVES YOU.
Father God, not to the Right nor the Left, we want You to be our Center. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †