James 5:14-15 "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 of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."
Is any sick among you? Among whom? The Church! Then it must be God's will to heal any of the sick in the Church! And it can't be God's will for any in the Church to be sick! But, Larry, you've forgotten," one person said. Forgotten what?" The Bible says that if we suffer with Him, we'll reign with Him." No, I haven't forgotten. Let's read it again: "If we suffer with Him..." (Rom. 8:17). Suffer what? Pneumonia? Cancer? Tuberculosis?
What did Jesus suffer? Persecution. And you will, too, if you live right. Especially if you preach divine healing, the gifts of the Spirit, and faith. I've suffered persecution for a long time, but I haven't suffered sickness and disease.
Confession: It is God's will for the Church, His Body, to walk in divine health. It is God's will for me to be well!
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.