The Faith We Keep


"Who healeth all thy diseases."

Moses conveyed to Israel what God had said to him: "I Jehovah am thy Physician."  Centuries later Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled this promise by healing "all manner of disease and all manner of sickness."  Then through the Lord's brother James, the Holy Ghost declared to the Christian Church in all ages:  "Is any among you sick?  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 him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up."--James 5:14,15.

This ordinance of the Church has never been revoked, and our Father still stands ready to raise up His sick children when they "call" as He directed.  To this we have thousands of testimonies fro The Kingdom istself.  From time to time God also makes it plain that He wishes us to protect our health by means of knowledge, and He may direct us to employ the help of some man who has made a life study of the body's needs.

But the Lord cannot bless an attitude that runs to doctors first and turns to Him only when they fail.  Call for "the elders" first, and trust your case to the hands of the Great Physician.  Then follow his directions with complete confidence and He will be responsible for the results.