Here’s why many are sick and have died PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 08:48

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…`Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock’…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in Matthew 7:24-25, the Holy Bible).

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IS ANYONE SICK? Here are at least three set of verses from the Holy Bible that teach us what to do so we can triumph over illnesses, sicknesses and ailments, over and above the cure, or relief, that pharmaceutical medicines and doctors’ advices can give.

The first set comes from James 5:13-15 and it says: “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. 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. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective…”

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WHY ARE MANY SICK AND “HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP”? The second set comes from Isaiah 40:29-31, which says: “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Then, the third set of verses come from 1 Corinthians 11:27-30, which says: “So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord…

“Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep…”

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FAITH IN GOD AND HEALTH AND WELLNESS: All of these verses are actually self-explanatory and need no further elaboration. They are simple directions as to what we should do when we are already sick, and what we should do to avoid being sick. Take note that all of these verses invoke our faith in God—the stronger our faith, the stronger are our chances of staying healthy and being free from sickness.

Consequently, these verses can be summarized as follows: when we eat and drink at any time, we should all remember the body and blood of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, praying that the food and the drink we will partake of will become for us His body and blood.

Then, when we see the first signs of sickness afflicting anyone of us, call the leader of our church, and let that leader anoint the sick with oil, and pray the prayer of faith for his healing. When we do all these, God’s healing power will come down and free us from any ailment. Try the power of these verses now!

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PLEASE LISTEN: “Ang Tanging Daan” (The Sole Way), a radio program that empowers Filipinos everyday and assures their salvation in the life hereafter with verses from the Bible, airs Mondays to Fridays, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at DWAD 1098 kHz on the AM band. For replays, go to www.facebook.com/ANDKNK and scroll for “Ang Tanging Daan” broadcasts. Phone numbers: 0922 833 43 96, 0918 574 0193, 0917 984 24 68. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com.