Summary: The prayer of faith must be prayer for healing. What is the prayer of faith?
The Prayer of Faith
We have been in a Study of Prayer. We have looked at why we pray, Persistence in Prayer, and Kinds of prayer.
We have been learning how to pray to get results.
I am sure that when we get prayers answered that we will have more confidence in God.
We have talked about kinds of prayer and tonight I want to learn about the way to get THINGS when we pray.
The Prayer of Faith
James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
14 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:
15 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.
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
We talked last week about this scripture and I want to remind you of some of the things that we saw.
1. If you are sick you call for prayer.
2. The elders or pastor will anoint them with oil.
3. The elders or pastor will pray over the one that is sick.
4. The PRAYER OF FAITH shall save the sick.
5. The Lord shall raise the sick one up.
This is the program that God set up for healing the sick. We know that it is Gods will to Heal, Gods desire to Heal, and this is Gods method of getting Healed.
We need to know WHAT IS THE PRAYER OF FAITH and WHO PRAYES THE PRAYER OF FAITH.
Many believe if they can get the pastor to anoint them “HE WILL PRAY THE PRAYER OF FAITH”.
This scripture does not tell us WHO prays the Prayer of Faith or What the Prayer of faith is.
Mark 11:19And when even was come, he went out of the city.
20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
This is Jesus teaching on the PRAYER OF FAITH.
when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
THE PRAYER of FAITH is believing before you receive. The reason many people do not receive their healing is that they want to see the “SHALL HAVE” BEFORE THEY BELIVE.
The PRAYER of Faith can only be prayed by the one receiving.
Notice the number of times that he says YE in Verse 24.
ye desire ye pray ye receive ye shall have
The PRAYER OF FAITH IS FOR THINGS YOU DESIRE.
Do you desire Healing? Call for prayer, be anointed with oil, the elders or pastor pray for you, your prayer of faith will save the sick and the Lord WILL RAISE THEM UP.
The reason many are not healed when they come to be prayed for, are anointed and the one being prayed for expects someone else to PRAY THE PRAYER OF FAITH.
The PRAYER OF FAITH must be prayed by the one with the desire.
SALVATION is a PRAYER OF FAITH
You believe in your heart Verse 23, you believe what you said Verse 23, have a desire Verse 24, and you believe that you receive it Verse 24.
Nobody can pray a SALVATION PRAYER FOR YOU.
Nobody can pray a PRAYER OF FAITH FOR YOU.
Jesus went about healing the sick and oppressed.
In almost everyone that He healed He said “THY FAITH MADE YOU WHOLE”
Only in one case it was different.
John 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had