The Precious True Meaning Of James 5:16
by David J. Stewart | December 2019
James 5:16, “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
Most Bible students read this Bible verse and conclude that it simply means to “PRAY” to be physically healed. But Oh there is so much more my friend. If it were merely a matter of prayer, then we could simply pray for our self; but please notice that the Bible says, “PRAY ONE FOR ANOTHER.” The Bible is teaching love dear reader. God wants us to love one another! That is why the Bible tells us to CONFESS YOUR FAULTS ONE TO ANOTHER, so that we can make things right with our Christian brothers and sisters, and THAT is what brings answers to prayer.
John 15:12, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
John 15:17, “These things I command you, that ye love one another.”
Romans 13:8, “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”
1st Thessalonians 4:9, “But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.”
1st John 3:11, “For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.”
1st Peter 1:22, “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”
1st John 3:23, “And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.”
Don't miss the last two passages of Scripture, which associate getting saved with loving one another. Now, you don't have to love others to be saved, but being born-again of the Spirit brings the blessed indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and “He” (a masculine pronoun for all you transgender weirdoes), teaches us TO LOVE OTHERS!!!
God is not a vending machine up in Heaven, in which you insert your quarter (I guess it's three dollars nowadays...lol). God is a real, individual, tangible, reachable, person. John 4:24, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” God cannot be worshipped through entertainment, as so many churches are attempting to do nowadays. When entertainment becomes God, God has to become entering to be worshipped!
Evangelist Lester Roloff (1914-1982) rightly said...
“I see no hope for a revival among God's people today. They are so enamored and so cluttered up with Hollywood and newspapers and magazines and parties and bowling alleys and camping trips and everything else. How in the world are they going to get still long enough to see anything from God?” —Brother Lester Roloff, a quote from the sermon you just read: “How To Go On When You Can't”
The Bible teaches that obeying the Word of God gives a person a GOOD UNDERSTANDING. Psalm 111:10, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.” America's theological institutions are filled up to the brim with deeper-life professors—who never preach the Gospel, never win a soul, never knock on a door for Christ, never run a church bus route, never do anything except collect a paycheck in Jesus' name—and they don't know half as much Bible as THEY THINK they do! Professor Know-It-All and Dr. Fat Bottom in today's dead Bible colleges, and preacher's cemeteries, aren't going to save the nation! We need fiery Bible-preachers like Billy Sunday!!! We need chair-throwin', barn-stormin', window-rattlin', shingle-pullin', pulpit-poundin', Christ-honoring, people-loving, uncompromising, caring, truth-telling, prayerful, PREACHING PREACHERS!!!
We've been inoculated from God's Word in America! All across the United States we've got Christian books, Christian radio stations, Christian music, Christian business seminars, Christian boat tours, Christian skydiving, Christian Scuba, Christian this and Christian that (I'm not kidding, go look this stuff up on Google!). Folks, we need to get back into the inspired Word of God (that is the KING JAMES BIBLE). Psalm 119:104, “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.” That is why I get so upset, and preach against the apostate Bob Jones University crowd, because they make light on the verbal inspiration of God's Word today, which like cancer has psychologically deadened people's faith in the Holy Bible...
“Can't you see what the Devil is seeking to do to our people today? Modernists and infidels have taken over the chore of rewriting the Bible, and say—he goes ahead to say that—'We have written a book that everybody can understand.' Dear friend, that's the most stupid statement a man could ever make! Nobody has ever understood all of God or all of God's Word!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a wonderful quote from the MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
Pastor Jack Hyles wisely says...
“You'd be shocked if you knew, how the versions of the Bible that are coming out, which are so unnecessary and not even Bible. You'd be shocked if you knew what they're doing to cause Christian people to feel subconsciously unstable. You'd be shocked if you knew what it's doing to the nervous system of our people! All these Bibles!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, MP3 sermon, “Don't Chase The Pendulum.”
Yet, why, Oh why, does Bob Jones University and their alumni sanction, promote, use and sell the Alexandrian Bible versions? They have no excuses! I thank God, I THANK GOD, that I am not a fool in this matter!!! Kindly, the Bob Jones crowd are fools for promoting the Devil's corruptible seed. The First Baptist Church of Hammond are fools for denying the inspiration of the King James Bible. I MEAN FOOLS!!! Where are the 7,000 Christians today who have not bowed their knee to Baal University? It Is Time To Come Out of The Closet! (an awesome MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles).
When You have To Stand Alone Among Those Who Stand Alone (Pastor Jack Hyles)
The greatest test of a Christian's love is when people hurt you. Anybody can love someone who loves them back. What saith the Scripture? Luke 6:31-33, “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.” When Judas betrayed the innocent Lord, He called him: “Friend” (Matthew 26:50). One of my favorite MP3 sermons by Pastor Jack Hyles is called: “The Test Of Spiritual Maturity.” While bleeding and dying upon the cross, the Lord prayed for His Father to forgive the rulers and soldiers who had crucified Him. Luke 23:34, “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.” Literally, they didn't know what they were doing, for the Scriptures teach had they known THE TRUTH, they never would have crucified Him. 1st Corinthians 2:8, “Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” The world is so naive, ignorant and unlearned of THE TRUTH!
I love my enemies, for according to the Holy Bible they are really God's enemies. Matthew 25:40, “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. ...Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.” Whatever anybody does to me, they have done (or not done) to Jesus, “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3). That is exactly why Dr. Hyles preached an excellent heart-warming sermon titled: “Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me.”
No Christian can be WRONG with his neighbour and RIGHT with God. Matthew 5:23-24, “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.” Our churches today are languishing in hatred for one another, holding grudges, cliques, a refusal to forgive; all of which grieve the LORD (Ephesians 4:31-32). Let not any such person foolishly think they will receive answers to prayer from God. What saith the Scripture? James 5:16, “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” Our omnipotent God is a good God full of love!!! 1st John 4:8, “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” Jesus is precious!!!
He Was There All The Time (a precious song that cheers my heart)
Why Mama Was So Smart
(Psalm 119:67 & 71 - a precious MP3 sermon by Pastor Jack Hyles;
Don't complain about suffering, because that's how we learn!)
“Faith is the only
righteous thing that I can do!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the MP3 sermon titled: “God's Reversal Of Psalm 51”
1st Corinthians 16:24, “My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.”
BELIEVE “THE GOSPEL” 2B SAVED!
Confession Is Never A Requirement For Salvation
'The Gospel' In Just One Minute(by Pastor Max D. Younce)
John 3:16, “For God
so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner
which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” —Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Another Gospel Which Is Not Another (a red-hot MP3 by Dr. Curtis Hutson exposing Lordship Salvation)
“If you have to look at
your life to prove that you are saved, it proves that you're not!”
—Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold; an excellent quote from the awesome YouTube sermon titled, “Why Lordship Salvation is WRONG! | MP3.”