Scriptures for Healing
The scriptures show us what God has done in the past, explain the mysteries of suffering and restoration to us, and build our faith to believe for what God desires to do in the present - even through our prayers, even in our situation. Although the Bible can be an intimidating book to read and comprehend, always keep in mind that it is a love letter written to you by your very Best Friend, who is also the Lover of your soul. Never give up this quest to learn the truths He would teach you, so that you can grow into all that He has for you.
Throughout the ages, believers have provided us with living demonstrations that incredible things happen when faith connects with the Word of God. Since our salvation (which includes healing) comes to us by grace through faith, it is essential that we feed our faith with God's Word.
"For I am the Lord, your healer." Exodus 15:26
All scripture citations are from the English Standard Version (ESV) unless otherwise noted.
Walk through the Word
These six lesson will take you on a brief, but thorough, walk through the whole of scripture where it touches down on our need for physical healing. All the key scriptures are here along with commentary to shed light upon how they can help us now.
Foundational Truths in Scripture The scriptures provide three sets of powerful truths which we will need in order to pray and believe for healing with confidence. We need to know what our Lord has written about His desire to heal us. Fortunately for us, our God has not only revealed His will in the matter, He has also demonstrated His position and power, so that we can have great confidence in seeking His help. Finally, He has shown us how to participate with Him.
Old Testament Healing Scriptures In the Old Testament period God "set the stage" for what He would be doing later on through Christ. He clearly announced the connection between sin and disease, He presented Himself as both Savior from sin and Healer of disease, and He demonstrated His ability and willingness to save and heal by many miracles, signs and wonders.
Scriptures of Jesus in Action Jesus is a living demonstration of the unseen Father's will and desire. Jesus said that He always did what the Father wanted Him to do. That certainly includes the healings Jesus did. But how did He do them? As our Example we can try to imitate Him from the outside by "copying" the outward ways that He lived and ministered, or from the inside by seeking to adopt His same internal stance. Both ways are valid, however, the latter way yields extraordinary results!
Scriptures of the Disciples in Action The disciples are the close circle of Jesus hand-picked followers that He was training to believe what He believed and to do the works that He did which included the 'children's bread' - healing and deliverance. The Holy Spirit recorded occasions which demonstrate both their success and their failure while they were still 'babes in Christ.' This is certainly intended to be an encouragement to us: We too are disciples, hand-picked by Jesus and we too experience failure along with success. May we learn from both.
Scriptures of the Apostles in Action After the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus His close followers are no longer called disciples. They have become the apostles, the "sent ones" who are now fully commissioned to carry on in the Lord's absence the work He trained them to do: preach the good news and heal the sick. To their number others have been added, most notably Paul of Tarsus. The Church is launched with signs and wonders; so is its healing ministry.
Scriptures for Us in Action We are the Church -- the ecclesia, the "called out ones." We have been equipped with powerful gifts and entrusted with awesome responsibilities. One is to carry on Jesus' ministry of healing. Right from the beginning the Church won the pagan Roman world to Christ by bold preaching combined with unprecedented displays of love and supernatural power: That was meant to be just the beginning of wonders which we are intended to carry on!
Next Healing Essential
Foundational Truths in Scriptrue The scriptures provide three sets of powerful truths which we will need in order to pray and believe for healing with confidence. We need to know what our Lord has written about His desire to heal us. Fortunately for us, our God has not only revealed His will in the matter, He has also demonstrated His position and power, so that we can have great confidence in seeking His help. Finally, He has shown us how to participate with Him.
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