James Chapter 5 Discussion Page 2

  • Chris - In Reply on James 5 - 2 years ago
    Page 1.

    Dear Joyce. Thank you for your enquiry into this great Book in the NT. Of course, I can only share my understanding & perspective of this Book & these passages in particular, which means that I'm not in agreement with those 'TV preachers'. And as much as I agree with you that Christ's one & only Sacrifice is all that is needed to cover 'that sin', indeed all sin, I also believe that the message of Hebrews is directed in another way.

    The Book was written primarily to those of Israel (Hebrews) that embraced Christ. Most were truly converted, Spirit-baptized, but some (whether saved or not) were in danger of apostatizing, turning back to Judaism. Even though we today can learn much from the Book, I always believe we must read Scripture in the way it was meant to be read: written to whom, the background, the problems, etc. As we see in the entire Book, the strong references to the superiority of Christ to angels, Moses, prophets & the earthly priesthood all spoke volumes to the Jew who pinned his hope in the strict observance of the Torah, the Prophets & the Writings. To all these, says the Hebrews writer, Jesus is far superior & preeminent as the one & only Sacrifice for mankind's sins.
  • Joyce Baker on James 5 - 2 years ago
    What is your take on Hebrews 10:25-26?

    I've heard several TV preachers in the past either say or imply that it means if we commit a sin while KNOWING it's sin, there is NO sacrifice that will cover this particular sin... which would leave us hell bound w/no hope, of course, since sin cannot enter heaven, and we would still have that sin upon us, unforgiven forever and ever.

    I, personally, have always thought it meant that if we sin, and know that it is sin when we commit it, no "further" sacrifice is needed by Christ to cover that sin, b/c His sacrifice on the cross was was a one-time for ALL sin ( Hebrews 10:10-14, plus another scripture of which I cannot recall at the moment). But if I am wrong about this, I want to know it!

    Thank you so much.
  • PD - In Reply on James 5:14 - 3 years ago
    Please tell the people to stop cremating People. This is a violation of God's Children. True believers are given power to raise the dead People have come to life in morgues. People Ave come back out of deep comas. Stop embalming people and bury them whole and wrap them in spices and leave them whole. I died in my sleep and Thank God I called on The name of Jesus and he brought me back to life I am a living witness. I am so glad I knew to call on him because the people would have call sometime and that would be it. Until the resurrection. Jesus is so Real. Stop Cremation leave people the way they are remove nothing. LET God BE MAGNIFIED.
  • PD - In Reply on James 5:14 - 3 years ago
    This for Mario Sanchez:

    Thanks for your testimony. I wish all my friends who have been diagnosed with cancer and other illness could hear your testimony. This is the time for us to Let God Be Magnified and I pray God give you the platform to reach millions. I have lost many friends who were diagnosed after mammograms. They were doing just fine and then you turn around and they are gone. God made us and he certainly can cure us. Yes God is real and watching every move mankind is making. I also want to share this with ou. Every morning I would Praise God for a new day by beating on an old steel cooking vessel. Well I did this for a couple of years and then one morning as I was beating my familiar chant , there was extra music, almost a whistling song coming from this thing. I was like Woah, really? I kept on beating and the extra music kept on going til I stopped. To this day I give God the Glory there is no other explanation. After that I was actually afraid to do it again it was so powerful.
  • Steven Spencer - In Reply on James 5:14 - 3 years ago
    Thanks, you are welcome
  • Herodion A Lagman on James 5:14 - 3 years ago
    I agree on this discussion re: three in one, The Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. I' m getting interested to this site. May God Bless you More
  • S Spencer - In Reply on James 5:14 - 3 years ago
    Hi Alex, As you mentioned James wrote to the 12 tribes of Israel, """( That are scattered) """" and 5:14 he referred them to the elders of the church if any were sick, During that time the early Church was nearly ALL Jews, So James may have validated what we said before, the Israel of God is the Messianic Jew. Thank you.
  • Alex on James 5:14 - 3 years ago
    James 1 KJV. My comments about the Church being the Israel of God. James 1 written to the 12 tribes scattered abroad, But in Chapter 5 : 14 James writes is there any sick among you let him call on the elders of the Church . Here we see that the Church was the Israel of God. As James says them that are of faith . Which are the Israel of God.
  • Chris - In Reply on James 5 - 3 years ago
    The Apostle James, in this chapter, is condemning the rich, as those who made it their god & used it unwisely for their own benefit & pleasure, rather than for the blessing of others & proper payment to their workers. Their riches were consumed upon their own lusts: lusts for living in carnal pleasures & for high, extravagant living. They "nourished their hearts": this paints the picture of over-indulgence, or fattening themselves, as one does for an animal being prepared for eventual slaughter. Such animals were specially looked after, not worked, only lived in quietness with plenty of good grain to feed on. This resembled these 'rich' men as those fatted contented 'cows' who one day have as their only destiny, their complete demise & destruction.

    To find a direct meaning of James 5:5 may not be possible because of the Greek text. However, you could consider the following Scriptures that show a person who lives for self-indulgence or self-gratification to the casting aside of the things of God & holy living.

    Ecclesiastes 2:1-11; Philippians 2:17-19; Proverbs 23:20,21; Ephesians 5:15-19; 1 Corinthians 6:12,13; Matthew 6:19-21.
  • Peter Hahn on James 5 - 3 years ago
    Question: Example(s) of "nourishing your heart ( James 5:5)".

    I need to understand the meaning of it.
  • Sherricka - In Reply on James 5:14 - 3 years ago
    Prayer for Healing for My Fiance & Kids

    Prayer for Healing for Myself

  • Marjorie Hodges - In Reply on James 5:14 - 3 years ago
    Thanks for sharing I'm so glad you are cancer free
  • Eddie Clark on James 5:14 - 3 years ago
    Praise God Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit
  • TNGal26 - In Reply on James 5:14 - 3 years ago
    This is what faith looks like!! The world needs to see more miracles like this and it can only come from Christian people Shouting it from the roof tops. I admire your faith, courage and strength. I pray God uses you in a mighty way!!
  • Albert - In Reply on James 5:14 - 3 years ago
    I praise our mighty, awesome, God for what He has done for you. You are a person of great faith. May the Lord continue to rain His blessings upon you. God took an impossible situation and turned it into a possible one. I praise God! Thank you for sharing this awe-inspiring testimony with the world. God bless you!
  • Mario Sanchez - In Reply on James 5:14 - 3 years ago
    Pastor Chris, I am glad you got my message.

    I really appreciate your kind words of confirmation, and receive them, and accept them as true and sing the victory of the Lord.

    I thank the Lord for his mercy every minute that I have a chance to stop and pray.

    I made a promise to tell the world about his miracle, and you can count on that.

    It is going to be awesome and powerful. God has set me on fire.
  • Chris - In Reply on James 5:14 - 3 years ago
    Mario. Praise the Lord for what He has done in your life & for your healing. 'Thy faith hath made thee whole & it is truly the Lord's Doing & it is marvellous in our eyes.' What an impetus to your love & faith in Him: that it may increase day by day & that you may prove Him faithful in every area of your life. Trust that your testimony to your Fellowship on the Lord's Day will be powerful & that it might be just the word from the Lord to someone struggling in their faith & God's Power.

    Psalm 100 for you.
  • Mario Sanchez on James 5:14 - 3 years ago
    Today is June 24th of 2020:

    About two years ago, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, confirmed by two laboratory tests, several MRIs, CT Scans, many PSA test, and other many test.

    The entire time, I refused to accept it, and prayed and believed with all my heart, all my mind, and all my soul, that God could heal me; And for that reason, I refused for the doctors to operate on me, or do any other type of treatments.

    A few weeks ago, I had a second prostate biopsy since I was diagnosed, and to tell you the truth I was trying to avoid it completely. I cannot tell you enough on how much pain and discomfort you thru this.

    Emotionally, I never even blinked once, I believed, prayed, and declared my healing every day.

    A couple days ago, I received the results of the second guided biopsy which is very accurate, and from 18 cores they took out an analyzed, it came back with 0. No cancer at all.

    Every day, I thank the lord for my healing, his mercy and un-measurable love and faithfulness.

    This is a scientifically proven real Healing.

    I made a promise to be his witness around the world when he would perform the healing and I specifically asked that I would be able to prove it to those that do not believe.

    This Sunday is my first declaration of my Miracle healing at a church in Dallas Texas and is going to be great.

    Here is the name of the church and address:

    La Parole Eternelle Church

    4600-Wheeler St, Fort Worth, Tx 76117.

    God is great....
  • Mishael - In Reply on James 5:1 - 3 years ago
    A lot of format heavy metal artists profess being Christians now. They are still touring as they did previously. That's how they made their fortunes. People need to pray for them. A little compromise is never a good thing.

    On YouTube search testimonies of rock musicians who are Christians now.
  • Marie on James 5:1 - 3 years ago
    Most Celebrities Love Themseleves,make things worse. there the ones who want the one world order.
  • A. Slone - In Reply on James 5 - 4 years ago
    Believing Jesus is the Son of God, that He was born of a virgin (Mary), that He died on the cross for our sins, and rose on the 3rd day, that we can be saved. This is what saved us, not being baptized, baptism is an outward showing that we are now Christians and we are living our life for Christ Jesus.
  • Mishael on James 5:15 - 4 years ago
    Kristin: read in 1 John 1:9, psalm 51, Revelation 3:5

    Backsliding means you stood in one place. You're like a prodigal daughter. Come back and re-dedicate your life. Let your yes Be yes and your no's mean no. No waffling. It happens to a lot of people. Doesn't mean it's not important. I sit beside my bed on the floor and confess my wrongs. God hears and forgives. Let faith stand up: you stand forgiven. Like Jesus said to the woman about to be stoned: Go, and sin no more.

    Jesus is your Advocate (attorney). Maybe someday you can help someone else.

    If you want to spend eternity with Jesus.. get to know him by reading His Word..the Bible.
  • Dee on James 5:15 - 4 years ago
    Can I say this prayer for intercessorry prayer for a family member
  • Michael Case on James 5:14 - 4 years ago
    I'm confused about communion, Sacrament and who is represented at the pass over to participate in this ordinance
  • D W L - In Reply on James 5 - 4 years ago
    Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that DOETH the will of my Father which is in heaven
    Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and (do not) the things which I say?
    James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? verse 22,23, 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
    If you will read the book of James it will help.
  • I believe - In Reply on James 5 - 4 years ago
    Please read the scripturesgiven by juniorjunior. If you have any doubts about baptism and reaching the blood of Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Look at other examples given to US. 2 TIM 3:16-17 all scripture ACTS 8:36 THE Ethiopian eunuch, Acts 16: 16:14-15, Lydia and her household, Acts 16:25-34 the keeper of the prison. Kevin Sharp, Freedomborn from the slavery of sin. Stanjett
  • Juniorjunior - In Reply on James 5 - 4 years ago
    Acts 2:38 John 3:3-5 Acts 2:38 Mathew 28:19 "Name" singular not Names plural plus Father son Holy Ghost are not names but titles. Acts 2:38 Mark 16:16 Acts 2:38 Luke 24:47 Acts 2:38 Mark 1:4 Mathew 3:11 Acts 2:28 Acts 4:12
  • Freedomborn from the Slavery of Sin... - In Reply on James 5 - 4 years ago
    I Believe, would you please Confirm with Scripture that Jesus Commited Sin and so needed to be Baptised and also the Scriptures in Contex that Confirm we Continue to Sin when we are Born Again of God's Seed or were you saying we don't when you said we become Spiritual not Carnal and if so it's True we don't continue to Sin because we can't. Blessings- Annie.
  • Stanjett - In Reply on James 5 - 4 years ago
    Its the repenting that saves you.
  • Freedomborn - Grannie Annie - In Reply on James 5 - 4 years ago
    Dear Mary if everyone made up their own answers and yes some do or they have their own interpretation of Scripture there would be much more Confusion this is why we ask for God's Wisdom so we can understand Jas1:5-7 Life wisdom helps but God's Truth will be Confirmed in Scripture 1Tim3:16-17 and in His Creation Rom1:20 or through Prophesy and this will also be Confirmed as His Truth in Reality.

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