Friday, August 3, 2012

Jesus Heals

"Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.  News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, the eplieptics and the paralytics, and he healed them. Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him."
Matthew 4:23-25, NIV

""When Jesus came into Peter's house he saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.  He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.  When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.  This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
"He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases".  Matthew 8:14-17, NIV

"Surely he took up our infirmities and carried or sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.  We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all."  Isaiah 53:4-6, NIV

"Is any one of you in trouble?  He should pray. Is anyone happy?  Let him sing songs of praise.  Is any one of you sick?  He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the LORD.  And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the LORD will raise him up.  If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.  Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."  James 5:13-16, NIV

Let's pray:  Dear Lord Jesus,  thank You for healing us from disease, pain and broken hearts.  I pray for those who are reading this that they will turn to You, Jesus, and be healed from whatever is wrong.  I pray they will have hope in You, Jesus, and not in things of this world or philosophies of this world for You are the ONLY ONE who can heal us.  In Jesus' name, amen.

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