Why Some Sick Remains Sick

Why is it that some sick believers remain sick after been prayed for? I would say that they remain sick after prayer because they don't believe. 

While studying the book of James once more, I learnt an important lesson. It is the duty of the sick brethren to call upon the church leaders for prayers and such prayer will definitely save the sick. 
James 5:
13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
James says if any is sick, let him (the sick) call on the church elders to pray for him and the prayer of faith shall save the sick. In our present world, when most believers fall sick, they ignore this principle. They won't call on the elders and they will pick offence that no one cared about them while they were sick. Sometimes, church leaders/elders get this information from others and still go to visit and pray for them but some still remains sick after been prayed for because of their unbelief. Some of them will be like; they can't even take me to the hospital, they didn't even buy me drugs, the doctor said this and that, and all this is after prayers has been made for them. Where is your faith? Do you believe the doctors report over God's word?

Beloved! When you are sick, inform your church elders and ask them to pray for you, such prayers will definitely heal you and your sins will be forgiven you, that's what the Bible says.


Stop picking unnecessary offences when you have not played your part faithfully. When the sick calls on the church leaders, even when the sickness is as a result of sin committed, the sin will be forgiven because the person has recognised God by calling on the church leaders to pray for him/her. The person has also exercised faith in God's healing power and faith pleases God. F"without faith it is impossible to please God" Hebrews 11:6a.

By calling on the church leaders also signifies having fellowship with one another. 1 Jh 5:7 "But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all our sin".

So, if you sick, whatever the sickness maybe, as long as you are a believer and you belong to a church, recognise that only God can heal you, exercise practical faith by calling on your leaders to pray for you. If you don't belong to any church, right where you are, ask Jesus to come into your heart today, repent and renounce your old ways and believe God's word for healing, once healed, identity a Bible believing church and don't go back to your sins again.

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