Re: On Praying for Sickness and Healing.
Jesus never went out of the healing business, and yes miracles DO still happen today. I myself HAVE received instant healing and have confirmation from my surgeons who were going to operate on me. Its written down in my medical records! (And i was at home. My husband was the one who prayed for me, not some big-name-TV-preacher at some mega meeting! Just me and my husband who prayed for me. That's it!)
Originally Posted by DimeBolt
But, I say you are wrong that we get it in our mind that we can DEMAND a healing. That's getting off into the 'Name-it-and-claim-it' Word of Faith stuff. Who would I think I am to DEMAND a healing? We cannot have faith in OUR WORDS. Or to DEMAND that God do anything. He IS God, after all. Not me!
Our faith MUST be in God, not in our words or how forceful we SAY anything! We are nothing but dirt.
My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)