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Help for Our Healing - Part 1

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May 24, 2022 12:00 am

Help for Our Healing - Part 1

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May 24, 2022 12:00 am

Place your trust and hope in the Lord first and foremost whenever you need healing.

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Welcome to the intense podcast for child and family for Tuesday, May 24. We continue this series on the promises of God. I went again learning about the subject. James chapter 5 outlines how we are supposed to respond when we need help for our healing will real the richest nation in the world will be probably about one of the sickest, if you think about we spend billions of dollars of your own medical research and all, medicines and pharmaceuticals is that and why is it we are still so sick and so when I think about what the Bible says about the human body and its place in the house of God and think about the fact that we could put a man on the moon in space and somehow we can even stay healthy for something not right about all that. What does the Bible say about the human body and what is it say about our health usually look everywhere else in the magazines we watch the TV all the ads about this will cure that this will cure this but there are 15 other things that may happen as a result you taken this so we end up in confusion when not to share what we believe about so always want to go back and say will got what you say about in first Corinthians chapter 6. Listen to what Paul said. He said do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, you have from God, and that you are not your own.

You been bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body that when he says that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in us, somebody says will God's everywhere. Let's ask ourselves the question and people disable gods and trees gods in the ocean.

Gods of mountains, gods, and the moon got of the stars know he's not. He's not in it. He is above it is beyond it. He is the creator of it, but he is not consumed in it and people who believe that have a very un-biblical nonbiblical view of who God is.

He's not in all that he's the creator of all of it. But now when it comes to the human body.

It's a different story and the story is simply this, he created you and me, for the purpose of indwelling us and so one up person is filled with the spirit of God, you will find the character of God, and that life that persons conduct their conversation. They character is going to represent it seem to symbolize is only something about that person is more like God is more like the Lord Jesus Christ. So he is in us.

He dwells in us. He doesn't dwell in anything else.

He dwells in us, and so he says this because he does these bodies of ours from God's perspective is the temple of the Holy Spirit and he says who dwells within us. These bodies are not our own.

We have been purchased for the price. That is the blood of Jesus Christ purchased you and me so that we could represent. We could exhibit the life of Christ hereunder, that makes the human body. Very important in the eyes of God, because it's the housing of the soul. The housing of the spirit. The housing of the very life of God within us that makes this body very important. So, that being the case you not should ask ourselves the question how she retreated a lot of people. They treated with abuse they treated with neglect, they get sick. As a result of their ignorance all their abuse they get sick carelessly the way they live out their lives when God says this human body is the housing of the Holy Spirit of God here on earth. And so we all get sick at times for different reasons. Whatever it might be time something that we have nothing to do with pressing him he sick a long time before leaving discovery. The question is this what does God say about the human body and about healing and so often people don't want to put those two together they select healing ministry not somebody limits you were talking about being a child of God and having something happen. The human body causes the BC or some emotional issue that goes on that causes us to be thrown off course a little bit. So one of us to do is almost a look at the Scripture to see what God says and to see what he says when you and I need healing in our life that first responses call the doctor first response go to pharmacy is get back to you in the fields of this enough of that none of the other that I don't need anything else, you're less what that means.

That means my first choice is what man-made consider what God made and so I want us to be open and honest look at this, according to what God says in his word so want you look, if you will, in James this fifth chapter of James and the he tells us how we are to respond when there is illness when there is sickness in our life and in this fifth chapter. He's been told by lots of things we're familiar with the trials and so forth any comes in the 13th verse and asked this question. Is anyone among you suffering, then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful. He's the sing praises.

Is anyone among you sick, then he must call for the elders of the church better pray over him, anointing him with all 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 it is committed since they will be forgiven. Therefore, the basis of all that. Confess your sins to one another. Pray for one another so that you may be healed. If effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. And then he gives us his illustration he has, for example, Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, I'm ready, put that in there. He was a man and it was he was, not just spiritual giant. He was a man with a nature like ours and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.

Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produce fruit. My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns it back let them know he who turns his center from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. Hallelujah amen.

So when we witness the people God begins to work in the life now. I help Fred healing begins with understanding a few basic things about what the Bible teaches about healing someone to listen carefully more going to detail but just mentioning because we boarded taken care of this message before they question is, is sickness a result of sin. Sometime it is sometime it is not, is it the will of God to heal everyone of their sickness and disease. Sometime it is sometime it is not whether physicians fit in God's healing plans will Paul had a friend in Lukey: Luke, the beloved physician, who probably was with them. Often times the Bible speaks of the physicians there called of God. And then what should be our response when God is not halos.

Romans 828 says I'm to look at all things is coming from God and trusting him to work out his good will and purpose and plan whatever may be his purpose and plan for my life.

Well can a lost person expect God to heal their prayers for healing. Absolutely not usable. Why cannot because you don't have a relationship with God sends separate you've got your number relationship can give no right to call for him for anything until you trust them as your Savior that this God in his mercy and grace and love do things that none of us deserve it, even for people who are lost. Yes, he does but it is an answer to prayer. As a result of his grace and his goal is to bring you to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ that occurs can sickness in the life of the believer to be profitable in the hundred 19 song written by David look at this hundred 19 Psalm and the 67 verse later this is his testimony. David said before I was afflicted I went astray. That is, he got out of God's will.

But now I keep your word, you are good and do good.

Then the seven the first verse he says it is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn your statutes and you say that, how many of us, for example would be where we are in our relationship to God today were it not for pain, suffering, hurt, loss, misunderstanding, rejection disease, you name it, he uses all of that and never have. Therefore, because he uses that never have.

God isn't always quick. The healers sometimes he allows somebody going alive for years and years and years. Sometimes he takes a person home at the end of a long period of time of suffering and sickness. But God always has a goal in mind. His ultimate goal he says is this. Romans 829.

He has predestined us to be conformed to the likeness of his son see noise up to whatever it takes to make is like his son.

He's working at it. Sometimes that's difficult sometime. It's hard to understand. Sometimes we don't like it sometimes it causes the doubt God. They question God's ways are his love, but he knows exactly what he's doing. So when you look at all the questions that people have about why God does this, why he does that and so forth. Question is, how should we respond and how should the body of Christ respond so I want us to look at for a few moments here is the help for our healing.

Whoever we are, can involve other people think about this.

We talk about the church be the body of Christ augment the church being an organization. The church is also a family and every single local church is a family of the people of God. And if you think about the church in the early days of when they didn't have billings like we have. For example, the one thing they did have doctors as we have them today.

Of course, and so church was different and they didn't have all the assets that we have and there was that interdependency you remember in action almost got saved about us as they were doing this reach of and they were selling everything and making sure everybody had their needs met as a different day. It seems that they were much more concerned about our needs than we are the needs of other people and so in this chapter of James. He gives us a pattern in which you listen carefully because this pattern affects everything not just sickness not just emotional things, not just physical things, but notice what he says and almost a look at it again, really, just for a moment and I was to look at what's involved here and so he is asking this question.

Is anyone among you suffering that he must pray.

Is anyone cheerful than he used to sing praises. Is anyone among you sick. So what I want you notice first of all, here he separates sickness from suffering because we need each other, not only when a person is physically sick because there are many, many emotional distraught people who are suffering far more intensely than people who may be physically sick. There is emotional hurt and pain, suffering, there is rejection and hatred and bitterness and resentment and unforgiveness and all the rest. People suffering a loss.

Loss of their home laws of the children loss in the family all kind of things going on so when he says, is anyone suffering and if we were to ask this one is anyone suffering raise your hand. Because people would probably raise their hand about something so and saying all that to say this and that is we not just limiting what he's saying here to somebody who has some physical ailment, physical sickness, yes, emotional sickness, yes indeed and I think often times it could be even worse on the emotional side, so he asked the question if they are, so the condition we talk about here is a physical condition, or it can be an emotional condition and he says, in light of that, this is the way with operate and he says we are to call for help there. So what is a mean mother. Notice what he says. He says if anyone among you sick, and he must call for the elders of the church and then to pray over him, anointing him at all in the name of the Lord now summarizes what's an elder will, in the New Testament days. The apostle Paul.

For example, when he with the established churches what he would do. He would go back through that fellowship and he would call Ella choose people that he felt would be good leaders for the church and as a result. That's the way they became elders as they would: it's interesting when he left from elitist emphasis and call this group of men is what Scripture says, he said to them, be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers to shepherd the church of God which he purchased with his own blood. So when he said that shepherd the church of God. He talks about irresponsibility is an enlightened doing that he comes this whole issue of the how weird to deal with people who's going through troubles and trials and heartaches and the he says is what you do, so he doesn't leave his rusty gas what to do.

He makes it very clear, and so wants to look at this couple of verses here because he makes it so very clear. He says he is a course of action. He said now then he must call for the elders of the church a little prayer but no watch this, the elder doesn't call the person the person calls Ella church. For example, if you become ill.

You want some of the pray for you. Don't wait for some of the gifts that you sick. He says you call the elders of the church there prayer room anointing with all in the name of the Lord, there was his old business continuity will summarizes those they all healed no it's the prayer that's important, not the oil, though they offer examples and symbol of the presence of the Holy Spirit in some places and then you recall, also in with the good Samaritan we found this man lying on the side of the road he put all his wounds and wind and so that helped and so that you have many things that would help with those two would and so he says with to anoint them with oil is nothing magical about that and there's no evidence in Scripture that Jesus was in on people with oil and when Jesus and the disciples out preaching teaching sometimes they didn't passages is no mention of oil so is it's not something that's magic is a symbol is an indication it's a reminder, anoint them with oil. He says and he says do it in the name of the Lord.

That is I'm doing this in obedience to the will of God the Word of God indicating that with trusting the Holy Spirit to work in your physical body or in your emotions. Whatever happens to be going on in your life. Then he says in the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who sick the law will raise him up if he is committed since they'll be forgiven and the most important part of all of this is right here because we are talking about what makes the difference isn't the oil is the pray now what you think about this. Let's say for example that you were sick and you wanted some elders to come and pray that your house for you what County would be you want when you want people who certainly believe that God heard and answered prayer and so you probably have some characteristics of the local people on though. I want people that are that I know know the will of God among people live a good life and so forth. What he does leave the first and yes this he says often in faith. He says that prayer needs the flooring of a life of faith.

Somebody who believes the word of God. If God says this is what he observed. And honestly that's what is going to do if I come to your house. For example, pray for you and I don't believe that God answers prayer wasting time and so he says the prayer of faith is a prayer based on the word of God. Affair faith is a prayer based on our experience with God and answered prayer the prayer of faith. So ask yourself the question you believe that God still answers prayer oh years. Do you believe that God still answers prayer for healing because you see the truth is most people don't and they give some reasons, but it happens and people don't really and truly takes seriously that you have a need on the pray for God to meet this need in your life and believe that he will do it.

So if there's going to be healing. There must be a prayer that flows out of a life of faith, which means watch this you can go seven days a week. Pick up the balance on the monk on the church and read the script to others in your home laid on the desk of the table.

It gets all dusted up for the next week and bring it back and have a life of faith, you can't because our life is so invaded by so many things and things we hear incidences that you name it we need to be in the word of God continually reading the word of God listening to him being reminded by him challenged by him directed by him. We need the word every single day of her life.

Listen, the truth is your effectiveness as a follower of Jesus is absolutely related to your relationship to his word. So if I'm going to be praying the prayer of faith, it's going to be based on the word of God and if I read the Bible for about a week or two weeks or whatever it might be. I guarantee if you just stop and think about in your own life you don't read the Scripture your faith level starts down and the longer you stay away from the word of God, the less faith you have continually trusted in those serious times. Thank you for listening to help for our healing.

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