Today with Jesus
- Today’s Bible verse
“And the prayer offered in faith will heal the sick and the Lord will make you well” (James 5:15).
What can you do to help heal the sick?
Prayer is a part of God’s healing process. By the power of God, all types of healings take place. Jesus says, “I am the Lord who heals you” (Exodus 15:26). The faith of people’s prayers will heal the sick. All our prayers are subject to God’s will. If anyone is sick, it is the duty of the members of the Church to support and pray for that person. The Church should be sensitive to the needs of all its members. The earnest prayer of the Church and its members, significantly affects the outcome of an illness. Prayer changes things, so pray with confidence for the sick. The prayers of believers are answered even as they are praying. Everything is possible for Jesus. Doctors and medicines are the gifts of God’s healing process. So, taking the sick to the hospital with confidence that God will take care, is part of the prayer itself. Nursing the sick is God’s will, and a way to inherit the kingdom of God. Treatment starts from the soul, then goes on to induct the spirit and the body, and heals the sick. In the name of indifference or a busy schedule, not praying for the sick, is inexcusable. Sickness can come to anybody. We need prayers and support for the healings.
It is the story of a woman diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer who was healed by the people’s effort of collective prayer. In March 1999, Sarah was already at stage four, which is very bad. The faithful decided that a “Healing of Hands” was a perfect gift for her. They filled the church hall with many of her friends, family and relatives, for prayer and prayed earnestly. In January 2000, the doctors did an exploratory surgery to determine the condition of her ovaries and to find out how far the cancer had spread. To their amazement, all of the cancer had gone. There was no sign of cancer anywhere. This is truly a miracle! Is prayer powerful?
Prayer is energy, spiritual energy. With God, all things are possible. Just what does that leave out? Don’t stand on the side of the pool with doubts, simply jump into the water, and do the swim of prayer. When we pray for the sick, we lose nothing, but only help heal them.
Jesus, you are our God and healer. We come to you with our prayers for the sick. They need your presence, comfort and healings. With one heart, one mind, and in one faith, we pray for the sick. We are anxious and need your help to heal the pain of our dear ones. Please bring us out of this dire situation. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Please forward this to your near and dear ones.
Toronto, Thursday, 4th November 2010
- Today with Jesus
“Leave these men alone! Let them go.” (Acts 5:38)
The sign of the Cross on the television tower in Berlin : “The
sign of unbeatable sign of worship,”- Ronald Regan, President of USA in 1987.
Till the passing of
the present earth and heaven, Christ, his Cross and its principles would be
valued and be in proclamation for the salvation of the world. No power on earth
can wipe out the eternal truth of God from the face of this earth. It is always
better not to fight and antagonize Christ and his principles. When Peter and other disciples were put in
jail to be punished by the assembly of Jews, the great respected learned
teacher, Gamaliel, advised them,
"Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will
fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will
only find yourselves fighting against God” -(Acts 5:38&39). It is an universal law for a smooth peaceful
way of co-operative living on earth.
After the second world
war, Berlin was under Communist government. Most of the churches and its
symbols were destroyed to crush the faith in Jesus. To show the power and
strength of atheism and communism, Walter Ulbech, the head of communist
Germany, constructed the tallest television tower in Germany. On top of the
tower is a stainless steel globe in rotation.
As soon as the construction was over,
everyone was shocked to find a shining and glittering sign of a cross on
the globe from top to bottom. The sun's rays shone on the globe from all sides
making the cross to glitter. The
engineers tried all their might to erase it, but in vain. Still it is there to proclaim to the world
that the cross is our salvation.
Conscience question: Are we in a fight against Christ and
his teachings by our actions of projecting and selling ourselves for self-glorification?
Prayer: Jesus, let us be the promoters of your signs
and symbols of your sacrifice on the cross for our salvation and eternity. Let
us not be destroyers, but custodians of your teachings. We pray for all those
who are in the ministry to spread your good news of salvation on the cross. Let
all those who believe in you be in salvation and the fighters against you be in
conversion. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
16th October 2012