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Sin Hinders Our Prayers for Healing as Well as for Other Things, Part 2 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #186)

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Psalm 116:4 which reads: “Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Oswald Chambers. He said: “We do not pray at all until we are at our wits’ end.”

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 2 of our series titled “SIN HINDERS OUR PRAYERS FOR HEALING AS WELL AS FOR OTHER THINGS” from Dr. John R. Rice. Dr. Rice said….

God does send sickness because of sin, as is shown throughout the Bible. Miriam, Uzziah, and Gehazi were all struck with leprosy because of their sins. King Jeroboam had his hand withered because he attempted to seize the prophet of God. In the New Testament, King Herod was smitten of God and worms ate him because he took honor as a god. Ananias and Sapphira were struck dead at Peter’s words. Elymas the sorcerer was made blind for his sin in resisting the Gospel before the deputy, when Paul preached.

When Jesus healed the impotent man at the pool of Bethesda, He told him in John 5:14, “Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon thee.” When He healed the palsied man borne of four and let down through the roof, He said first, “Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.” Then later He said in Mark 2:5-11, “But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy), I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.”