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Health crisis in the church

May 20, 2015

It never ceases to amaze me to see the increasingly growing prayer lines in churches for healing Sunday after Sunday.

It is without question that the power of God is real, and that miracles of healing do happen. In 3John 1:2 the Lord expresses to His people, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”


The Regular’s

So why is it that we find the same people returning for prayer time and time again for the same problem? Is it that they did not truly believe for healing the first, second, fifth or tenth time? Maybe prayer #11 will finally get that high blood pressure under control!


The Unhealthy Church

If you turn on your television, you’ll see the worldwide health epidemic that has doctors and health professionals concerned for the general health and quality of life of their patients, as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity onset illnesses rapidly increase, ravishing the homes, families, and communities of the people of God.


Reality Check

Many Christians expect to carry on certain destructive behaviors and for some reason believe that God will heal them. God is not mock; He works best when your faith is put into action.


Going Forward

Before you line up at the alter requesting prayer for that same knee problem, high blood pressure, diabetes, or whatever you are asking God to heal you from again, stop and ask yourself:

  • What changes have I made to improve my health situation since I last received prayer for this problem?
  • Am I consistent with these changes?
  • Do I speak the expected result? (Words are powerful

If you see where you can make adjustments based on the list above, do so first in combination with your faith, and watch God work on your behalf!

Let’s get in the habit of living healthy lives

Written by Joanne Taylor