New Testament

1 Peter 2:18-25
18 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. 19 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:

22 “Who committed no sin,
Nor was deceit found in His mouth”;

23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.


By the strips of Christ / By the wounds of Christ, we are healed.

James 5:13-18
13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. 14 Is anyone 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. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.


If we are in trouble / suffering, we should pray.

If we are happy or joyful? We should songs of praises to God.

If we are sick, we should call the elders, spiritual leaders of the church to pray over us anointing us with oil in the name of the Lord.

And prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well / will restore the one who is sick. The Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned / If they have committed sins, they will be forgiven.

Therefore we should confess our sins, our false steps, our offenses to each other / to one another and pray for each other / and pray for one another so that we may be healed and restored.

The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous person, believer is powerful and effective / can accomplish much when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power.

Elijah was a human being, even as we are / Elijah was a man with a nature like ours with the same physical, mental, and spiritual limitations and shortcomings. He prayed earnestly / He prayed intensely that it would not rain / for it not to rain, and it did not rain on the land / on the earth for 3 and a 1/2 years / for 3 years and 6 months.

Again he prayed, and the heavens / and the sky gave rain, and the earth / and the land produced its crops.

Acts 14:8-13
8 And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. 9 This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, 10 said with a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked. 11 Now when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!” 12 And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13 Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, intending to sacrifice with the multitudes.


In Lystra was a man who was lame / a man who was unable to use his feet. He had been that way from birth / crippled from birth and had never walked.

He listened to Paul as he was speaking.

Paul looked directly at him / intently at him and saw that he had faith to be healed and called out / said with a loud voice, “Stand up on your feet!”

At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.

Acts 9:32-35
32 Now it came to pass, as Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lydda. 33 There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed. 34 And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” Then he arose immediately. 35 So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.


Aeneas was paralyzed and had been bedridden for 8 years.

Peter to Aeneas: “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat / Get up and make your bed.”

Immediately Aeneas got up.

Then all those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw what had happened to Aeneas and they turned to the Lord.