FYI: Prayer of Faith – Anointing with Oil

We know that from the book of Acts that the healing ministry of Christ did not stop with His death and resurrection. It continued through the twelve disciples and the other believers (Mark 16:15-19).

There were numerous ways in which people received healing under Jesus’ ministry. Today men can receive healing from the basis of numerous passages of scriptures. These include: Mark 11:22-24, John 16:23-24, Matthew 18:18-20, Mark 16:18, James 5:15,15, 1 Peter 2:24, just to list a few.

One particularly important method is ANOINTING WITH OIL and the PRAYER OF FAITH. It demonstrates to us that God’s power can be ministered by believers and thus shows that healing did not end when Christ died or when the apostles died. Healing is still provided for you today.

“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.”. James 5:14,15

NOTE: The oil DID NOT heal. Jesus is the HEALER. The oil served as a POINT OF CONTACT. In the book of Acts, Peter used a handkerchief. Some times a prayer cloth is used.


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