Top 10 Bible Verses About Healing

The Bible never promises that everyone will be healed but what does the Bible say about healing?  Are there things that we can learn from Scriptures about healing?

Many Christians unknowingly believe that God will heal everyone if only they have enough faith.  Still others claim certain passages like Isaiah 53 in the belief that God has promised to heal everyone who is sick or have diseases.  What does the Bible actually teach about healing?  Let the Bible speak for itself because it is really God speaking to us through His written Word.  You may have different verses than I do about healing but here are ten Bible verses about healing that I thought were important followed by my own personal reflection on what these verses mean based upon their context.

James 5:14-15 “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”

Do these verses really promise that everyone will be healed?  I don’t believe that they do.  It is telling those who are sick to ask for the elders of the church to pray for them.  It doesn’t say to have the elders pray for them so that they will be healed in every case.  When James writes, “The prayer of faith will save the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up” he seems to be writing more about salvation than healing.  Notice that he says the “prayer of faith will save the one who is sick.” He does not say it will heal all who have the prayer of faith but they will be saved.  The word “saved” is the same word used elsewhere when it is speaking about salvation like in Acts 4:12 which states that “there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”  This praying ties in with their sins being forgiven.  True healing is that which has to do with the soul and the forgiveness of sins (Isaiah 53).  We can be healed by prayer, yes, but God doesn’t promise everyone will be healed every time.  We will eventually die again but those who have repented and trusted in Christ will live forever with the Lord.  James may be saying that if a person has committed sins and they have not repented, God may discipline one of His own to bring them to repentance and may allow sickness to linger until the do.

 Acts 28:8 “It happened that the father of Publius lay sick with fever and dysentery. And Paul visited him and prayed, and putting his hands on him healed him.”

This fits in nicely with the prayer request from James 5:14-15.  The apostles were given the ability to perform miracles by God and they never failed to have someone healed when they prayed and laid hands on them.  We must realize however that it is God Who does the healing, otherwise why would Paul be praying here?  This model is still used today in many churches and we are to lay hands on the sick, if possible and if they are not contagious, and commanded to visit the sick as Paul did but notice that they still prayed to God and that means that the healing is tied to God’s sovereignty.  It is God Who heals and when we pray, we can only pray for God’s will to be done and if it is His will for those to be healed then they will be healed. Either way, when we pray, we acknowledge that it is God’s decision and not ours and we should say in prayer “God, I only want your will to be done above our own.”

Mark 5:41-43 “Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.”

The first thing I noticed was that Jesus “strictly charged them that no one should know this.”  This was Jesus’ manner. He didn’t heal for the sake of publicity, unlike the so-called “faith healers” today who do it on national TV and in front of thousands in attendance.  This robs glory from God and puts the spotlight on the healer.  This little girl was more than sick, she was dead.  Jesus has resurrection power in Him and when He raised Lazarus from the dead, if He didn’t specific “Lazarus, come forth,” all who were in their graves may have risen from the dead.  That is because Jesus is the life and the resurrection.  Jesus said that whoever believes in Him, even if they die, will live again (John 11:25-26).

Psalm 41:3 “The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.”

What I noticed immediately is that it is the Lord Who sustains a person on their deathbed and interestingly, He restores them “to full health.”  This reinforces the fact that it is God alone Who heals and that healing is fully a sovereign work of the Lord and not from the will of man.  God even sustains a person on their sickbed, which could be interpreted to mean their “deathbed.”  In no way does this promise that He will heal every sickness, even from a condition that brings them close to death, but it does reaffirm that it is God and God alone Who is the Healer.

For more Bible verses for the sick check out this article: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/bible-verses-for-the-sick-20-comforting-scripture-quotes/

Matthew 9:35 “And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.”

Again, only Jesus has this power to heal at will.  There was never a time that the person being healed lacked the faith to be healed and so the false criticism of the faith healers who say that the reason a person wasn’t healed was because they didn’t have enough faith.  It is God alone Who heals and it is only when it is the will of God, not the will of the people being healed or the people praying for a person to be healed.  God always knows what is best for us in the long term and this may or may not include healing.

Isaiah 53:4-5 “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.”

This may be one of the most frequently misquoted Scriptures about healing and it is sometimes taken out of context. If you read the end of Isaiah 52 and into chapter 53, you can clearly see that this is talking about our Redeemer’s suffering on the cross for our spiritual healing.  Notice that He was “wounded for our transgressions [and] crushed for our iniquities” not for our sickness and disease. Every human alive is a sinner and none are righteous (Rom 3:10).  The greatest healing that occurs is not that from sickness because if we are healed, we are only going to die again but the forgiveness of our sins enables us to have eternal life.  Jesus was the only reason that we can have everlasting life because “the chastisement that brought us peace” was inflicted upon Christ and now we have peace with God because the penalty of our sins has been removed (Rom 5:1).  The wrath due to our sinfulness is gone in Christ’s atoning work at Calvary and now we are at peace with God because of Christ’s supreme sacrifice.

Acts 19:11-12 “And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.”

Once again we see that it is “God [Who] was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul.”  It was not Paul doing the miracles by God’s hand.  The glory always belongs to God and if a faith healer ever claims to have that power, they are robbing God of glory and denying that it is God alone who heals and not mankind.

Second Corinthians 12:7-9 “So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations,a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Who had greater faith than Paul in the New Testament besides Jesus and yet he was never healed.  Three times Paul prayed to be healed from his “thorn in the flesh” but God told Paul He would not heal him because “My grace is sufficient for you.”  God understood that this thorn was given to Paul to keep him “from being conceited.”  Sometimes God allows our illnesses and sickness to linger because it keeps us humble and in need of Him.  God’s power “is made perfect in weakness.”

Mark 16:18 “they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

This verse has produced a few extreme religious fanatics that emphasize snake handling, yet that is not what this verse means.  Paul was shipwrecked on an island and was bitten by a poisonous snake yet he did not die.  This was when this prophecy of Jesus was fulfilled.  The drinking of “deadly poison” could mean that some of the apostles were secretly poisoned and yet never died from it.  There is no biblical reference to this happening but we can imagine this happening as much as the religious leaders hated the gospel message of the apostles.  As for the laying on of hands for the sick, it does say that “they will recover” but it does not say that all will be healed nor will all recover from their sickness or disease.  This is not a sweeping statement where Jesus conclusively says that all who have hands laid on them will be healed. Paul and Timothy are a great example of this because they continued to have health issues that were never healed.

John 9:1-3 “As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

This reminds me of Job’s three friends.  They accused Job of suffering because of his own sin.  Many people falsely attribute people’s illnesses and sickness from sin. This might be the case but it is most certainly not always the case.  Jesus said that this man was born blind, not because his parents sinned or that the man sinned but so “God might be displayed in him” meaning that God will receive glory for this and not man.

Conclusion

Healing is God’s prerogative.  He heals Who He wills too.  Healing is not from the will or power of any man but only from God and only for His glory.  If you have not repented from yours sins, confessed them to God, and put your trust in the Savior, then you have an eternal death sentence hanging over your head and that is worse than any illness or disease that you could ever imagine.  Isaiah wrote about the healing that came from Jesus’ suffering in chapter 53:4-6, “Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

Another Reading on Patheos to Check Out: What Did Jesus Really Look Like: A Look at the Bible Facts

Article by Pastor Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Senior Writer at What Christians Want to Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Blind Chance or Intelligent Design

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  • Michael

    what about raising of the dead in our day? I recently heard a story from a pastor online telling a story about another pastor raising a man from the dead out of his coffin. Is that really meant for our day?

    • Jack Wellman

      Thanks Michael. I don’t believe this is for our day. Even if someone were raised from the dead, they would only die again but for those who are Christ’s, they have a future where death is silenced permanently.

      • Busola

        For our day, meaning? I’m not really sure about what you mean by that but I know God has no yearly limits. He can and still raises people from the dead.

        • Jack Wellman

          Provide me with some doctor’s and video evidence and I will believe Busola. If someone has the gift to raise someone from the dead, why not empty the cemetery’s?

          • Chris Boyles

            You can’t empty the cemetery because it is a God Job…If Jesus had not called Lazarus by name, when He commanded come forth from the grave, everyone that was there dead would have been resurrected at that time. In the same way, God chooses when and who to raise from the dead for His purposes only. Using your logic, why didn’t Jesus empty the cemetery’s since He did indeed have this gift?

          • Ken Smith

            Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29 NIV

    • Jack Wellman

      Thank you Michael. I apologize for responding so late. someone has the gift to raise someone from the dead, why not empty the cemetery’s? The biggest miracle is not raising someone from the dead but showing them how to have eternal life for a person raised from the dead will die again but someone who is born again will never die!

    • mgw

      God is the same today yesterday and forever. what he did those years; he can do today. miracles still abound.

  • neo gifts

    Mr Jack, u need to come live in africa, your point of view will change

    • Jack Wellman

      If someone has the gift to raise someone from the dead, why not empty the cemetery’s? The biggest miracle is not raising someone from the dead but showing them how to have eternal life for a person raised from the dead will die again but someone who is born again will never die! Provide me with some doctor’s and video evidence and I will believe “neo gifts.”

  • Goran Berlančić

    Our Lord Jesus Christ did not redeemed just our spirit, he redeemed us whole as spirit, soul and body. Our salvation is the most important, but Christ’s sacrifice was much more. It was the over payment. Psalm 105:37 – “He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes”. If God did that for the Israelite people just because of the blood of lamb, how much more do we have with the blood of Christ.
    Pole’s thorn in the flash 2 Corinthians 12:7 was not sickness but people. Read 2 Corinthians 11:24-30, and we should let Bible interpret Bible about thorn in the flash. Numbers 33:55 – “But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those you let remain of them shall be as pricks in your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they shall vex you in the land in which you dwell”. We see here that thorn refers to people.

  • Aadkins

    This is false doctrine and I encourage you all to read your Bibles allowing Holy Spirit (who I hope you received through baptism with the evidence of speaking in tongues and the gifts spoken of in 1 cor 12) lead and guide you into all truth! Many have a form of Godliness and deny the power thereof. Paul said the Kingdom of God is not in word but power 1 cor 4:20 (verse 18-19 are interesting as well). Knowledge puffs up but love edifies. We arent to come to strife and debates to no end. I see miracles everyday. I encourage us all to open our closed minds and actually pray a prayer of faith over the sick (and dead) and see what happens. Many who “teach” against these things either never received the baptism of Holy Spirit that brings the power to do these things (acts 1:8) or never prayed for anyone to be healed at all. Some prayed (usually apart from true faith) and concluded it was not for us because of their personal experience or lack thereof. Ethier way Jack I am not accusing you of any of these just speaking freely for those who have commented. You are my brother and my prayer is that the truth sets you free in Jesus name!

  • Chris Boyles

    Jack< I was raised from the dead and have prayed and laid hands on another and God chose to raise that one from the dead. But I can't go into every cemetery and raise from the dead unless God communicates to to do this, because it is not me who does the work but my Father in heaven. The Jews often sought a sign from heaven from Our Lord Jesus! The response that they got however was a Rebuke.

    Jesus
    sighing in his spirit…why doth this generation seek after a SIGN? He
    went on to say that it (is) an evil and adulterous generation… that
    seeks after signs.

    Over in mark chapter sixteen we find these words "These signs shall follow them that Believe"
    The author of that Gospel Mark
    Then gives a list of things to expect: Such as

    ~ speaking with new tongues
    ~ laying hands on the sick
    ~ The casting out of devils
    ~ raising the dead
    ~ And Immunity from deadly things (I.e serpents)

    For instance The apostle Paul shook of a venomous beast and viper in Acts chapter 28:6

    The barbarous people At that time upon seeing this happen to Paul (thought
    him) to have "bad karma" and mischief had finally caught up with him.
    He will swell up and Die before our eyes (they thought). But after
    watching and observing him (to Live) and NOT die, they changed their
    minds instead, the man is a god! The point being Paul lived (mark
    chapter sixteen) and knew "serpents" and poisons in the blood cannot
    kill an anointed man of God! (Glory)

    So freely we have received (brethren) and so freely we must NOW likewise give (Amen!)

    But notice the TEXT says "THE SIGNS FOLLOW US"
    (the signs are to follow us)

    But In the P & C movement.
    That is to say the Pentecostals and charismatics
    The
    opposite IS true and AT work, They follow the SIGNS. So then Are we any
    different to those adulterous Jews of 2000 years ago? who demanded open
    heavens and demanded signs from Jesus???

    We are told in
    scripture that God confirms his word with signs and wonders. But nowhere
    does this imply or even remotely suggest the chasing or the running
    after (signs) The anointing is not a spectacle thing that one pursues
    and runs after!

    ( Hence i will not be boarding a plane to check out the happenings and goings on @ lakeland )

    Because eventually you will come unstuck! And eventually you will come unglued! Further to this
    If
    one continues on (in this vein) Eventually he is likely to encounter A
    false prophet, Or a false Apostle, Or a man dressed in sheep's clothing
    who Shows great signs and wonders. Or a Simon the sorcerer who has
    everyone convinced his power – is the great power of god! Eventually you
    will come face to face and run (smack-dab) into the middle of false
    Christs, wizards, and magicians who display the same "signs" as Moses
    and Aaron's did …in pharaoh's courts!

    The Jews sought a sign (And)
    The Greeks pursued wisdom

    But Neither got it right …in the end!

    Today we chase signs and wonders.
    Today we chase the open heaven

    Hence
    the books that detail some man's account of traveling to heaven and
    back or of some woman claiming she stood before the throne of God and
    was thus sent back to earth with a message for the church (sell like hot
    cakes) in our christian bookstores.

    Today we cue up to listen to men who elaborate on trips to heaven and visitations from angels !!!

    But
    the question i bring to you and the question i bring to your attention
    is – Are we any different to that sinful generation in Christ's time
    that sought after the signs?

    But that said…

    Nathaniel GOT an open heaven! and Stephen saw the heavens opened, and the son of
    man standing on the right hand of God! But the difference is neither of
    these men "sought" (after it) It happened at the discretion of God
    and by the holy spirit. (that's the difference, beloved) You can't fudge
    it, you can't bring it to pass, you can't produce it through "slain in
    the spirit" you can't by sleight of hand produce it (period). If this
    was so (or) possible …then it's a "knock down" sleight of hand – bogus occurrence!

    But having said all that thus far…
    Maybe just maybe we follow the signs….
    Because Mark chapter sixteen is NOT a REALITY
    In our own life! Therefore then – do we seek it
    From others … whom we esteem and think
    To have it! hmmm.

    And whilst mark sixteen does promise signs to them that believe (no argument from me) on that.

    The last verse in Mark …"brings it on home"

    It says the Lord working (with) them.
    The Lord (working) with them.
    And confirming the WORD – with signs following.

    Notice the words " The Lord working with them"

    The
    point being: There can be no anointing (apart from God)!! Hence the
    words from Peter "ye men of Israel why look so earnestly (upon us) as
    though by our own POWER or HOLINESS we had made this man whole (that
    stands before you with perfect soundness)? Give God the praise (not
    man). God did the miracle and the sign was to the skeptic and
    unbelievers amongst them.

    So what does this tell us? God confirms HIS word not for our sakes alone – but to them that are (without)

    WE STAND BY faith! If the signs happens – we welcome it (of course) but we don't need it as confirmation of His Word.

    Blessed are those having NOT seen, Yet Believe!

    Thomas
    only believed in the resurrection in the end, because he saw the prints
    of the nailed scarred hands. But was reproved by JESUS over this
    selfsame issue

    Thomas demanded proof and demanded Confirmation.

    O THOU OF LITTLE FAITH. Jesus told them "be not faithless but believing"

    We welcome all true signs and wonders (of course)
    But… we don't need them as such
    We stand by faith, and not by signs!

    If a person already believes – then SIGNS are for them (that are without) and for their sakes.

    Hence likewise tongues are NOT a sign to them that BELIEVE, but to them that believe NOT.
    ( 1 CORINTH 14:22 )

    Paul
    QUOTED this in fulfillment of (Isaiah 28:11) "With men of OTHER tongues
    and OTHER lips will i speak to this people, and yet for all that they
    will (NOT) believe me". Paul here confirms the day of Pentecost tongues
    were a sign (to the devout people present, but who were not yet
    believer's in "Jesus the Christ" ) boom boom! Hence in the same
    chapter these devout people said men and brethren – what do we do? And
    they repented, and believed "Jesus was the Christ"

    Therefore tongues are a sign – to who?
    Not to them that believe (In Christ)
    But to them that believe not (In Christ)
    Remembering
    the vast majorities of Jews present on that day of pentecost had NOT
    yet accepted Jesus – as the Christ. SO THE TONGUES IN THEIR LANGUAGES
    WERE A (SIGN) …TO THEIR DISBELIEF!!

    I said all that not in
    digression but to illustrate signs are primarily given to them (that
    are without) … hence the signs on display at Corinth by the apostle Paul (2 cor 12:12) were given to a church that was being established as
    new ( gentile converts to the faith) and to consolidate their new found
    faith!

    Hence the reason for my doubts and skepticism toward
    Topeka and Azuza street. As we have a situation of "believers sign
    gifting tongues" "to believers" – who are already in Christ! Makes no
    sense to me! And differs from the experience found in Acts chapter two.
    Where we see devout Jews later repenting (for betraying the holy and
    just one)…saying men and brethren what do we do? Peter tells them
    plainly "repent" Repent of your unbelief and become converts to Christ.
    Which they did! So the tongues on Pentecost were given to them that
    believed not ( that is to say that believed NOT that Jesus was indeed
    the Christ)!

    NOW Don't get me wrong thank God for true signs and
    wonders when they come along in the seasons of God, but we live by faith
    and stand by faith. And We don't stand because of signs or in spite of
    them!

    Sign seekers will in time be dissapointed and run into
    trouble. Sadly the P&C movement today has gone down this trail.
    Hence many now seek companionship and fellowship with reformed brethren -
    and amongst the reformed churches! Having just made that remark i want
    to also say we categorically reject the notion we are cessations
    (because of this). AS SOME WRONGLY DUBB US. BECAUSE WE HAVE MOVED AWAY -
    WE MOVE AWAY because we sense the P&C movement is gullible and seeks
    after signs. It's VERY MUCH like a drug thing. IN Which you have to
    keep getting more of the same (INTOXICATING FEELING and HIGH) in order to
    sustain THE EXPERIENCE – OVER AND OVER… Instead of (RATHER) BEING
    established AND SETTLED – in him!

    PAUL TOLD THE ROMANS HE AIMED TO COME THEM
    BUT WAS LET HITHERTO
    THAT I MIGHT HAVE SOME FRUIT AMONG YOU

    If we run after personalities, big names, platform ministries…what happens?
    Our eyes are upon men and upon them as vessels
    And we keep running – and we keep running
    And when our favorite preacher passes away
    We look for another hero to replace him
    And so the scenario continues, over and over.

    God
    wants fruit and he wants us in (pauls absence) in Rome – to become
    established and bring forth fruit. And not pursue men and there signs!

    Let
    me further say … God does not have to prove himself to anyone ( Go
    and read Romans chapter one again) he has already shewed it to them!

    We don't stand by signs
    we stand by faith!

    And
    when 1st Corinthian twelve gifts do manifest they manifest for a
    purpose and not "just" for "show". Therefore we should not tempt him in
    seeking signs as did the Jew and as did the pharisee, and as did the
    scribe.

    • Heart Noeline

      God bless you

  • Ken Smith

    All I would say Jack (and anyone else reading this article), is that, if you really want to know the Truth about this subject you need to do a lot more research. I would suggest reading T.J. McCrossan’s book; “Bodily Healing and The Atonement,” Andrew Murray’s “Divine Healing,” and/or E.W. Bullinger’s writings to name a few. You will find that these scholars, who were from various denominations, have great insight into scripture that should be shared with the Church today. All of these men were from the early 1900′s yet their writings speak to us today. If, after reading the works of these men and referencing them with the Word of God, you still do not see the Truth in Scripture then it is only because you do not want to see the truth. Go ahead… I dare you to read them.

    • C-Love

      and F.F.Bosworth “Jesus the Healer” or how about some Smith Wigglesworth

    • Jack Wellman

      I just did another funeral today. I dare you or anyone else to come to the next funeral I do of a departed Christian and raise them from the dead. Come and try this and I and the others will believe. We would have several eyewitnesses there in that case. Even if someone is raised from the dead, guess what, they’ll die again, right? Faith healers die too, they end up wearing glasses, and would you really want someone who had died and was with the Lord to come back to this earth? Paul said it is better to be with the Lord but for their sake he remained.

      • C-Love

        Yes, you are right that everyone will eventually die a natural death.
        Our point is not that everyone should be raised from the dead. That would be ridiculous. Our point is that God provided healing through Jesus. Read my earlier post. Salvation means physical healing just as much as it means going to heaven (look it up in the Greek). God is Jehovah Rapha. The Word says He will satisfy us will long life (Psalm 91). He desires that we prosper and BE IN HEALTH even as our soul prospers (3 JOHN 2). But, His children are destroyed because of lack of knowledge (HOSEA 4:6). They don’t know how to use their authority against sickness and disease (LUKE 10:19). In the Bible, think of how the healing power of God ushered in revival. It gets the attention of the world. God desires to reach a lost, dying world. He desires to demonstrate His healing power to ALL His children, whoever would believe. If you don’t believe, you sever this awesome truth in the Word from working in your life. God bless you.

  • Sello Papo

    I totally disagree with statements made on the references from the bible faith is substance of things hoped, jesus christ telling a man that his faith has healed his daughter without being touched, and now God can heal because his love is abundantly, I believe every human being has healed by his stripes and is healed.

    • C-Love

      amen!

  • Sello Papo

    Mr jack u are confusing the world

  • C-Love

    It’s sad to think that someone could be so calloused to the love of God to actually believe that He picks and choses which of His children will get healed. I could list dozens of Bible verses to prove my point but in the end you’ll need to get a revelation of the love of God. Would you put sickness and disease on your child to teach them a lesson? NO…you would go to jail for such a thing. To accuse God of this proves that you are just as religious as the Pharisees of their day. Jesus said over and over that it was a person’s faith that determined whether His healing power could flow (remember He could do no mighty work in His hometown because of their UNBELIEF). Jesus said, let it be done to you according to your faith and “your faith has healed you” over and over throughout the Gospels. All this false doctrine does is HURT people’s faith to be healed. God has supernaturally healed me several times (scoliosis, chronic sinus headaches, etc. etc.) and HE IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS (ACTS 10:34, ROMANS 2:11). The same healing power that was provided on the cross is the same healing power that can heal each and every one of His children. We don’t need spiritual healing…our spirits have been completely recreated (2 COR 5:17). When the Bible speaks of healing, it’s speaking literally. By His stripes (wounds, He took all sickness MAT 8:17) I AM HEALED (HEBREW WORD “RAPHA” MEANS cure, cause to heal, physician, repair, thoroughly, make whole). The word for salvation in the Greek is sózó. This word means healing just as much as it means salvation. Just study how the 2 are used in the NT. GLORY TO GOD FOREVER :) I could go on for days but one more point. We are blessed with faithful Abraham and redeemed from the curse of the law (sickness is included in that curse)(GAL 3:9;13, DEUT 28:15-END). Study the Word; Paul’s thorn in the flesh was NOT SICKNESS. Paul was persecuted by Satan and people that Satan used against him. Even if it was sickness, Paul himself said that God delivered him out of “them ALL” (2 TIM 3:11). Don’t blame God for the work of the devil. Healing is always the will of God just like salvation is, but is every person in the world saved? Nope, but God still desires that all come into the knowledge of both. God bless! :)

  • C-Love

    This is false doctrine. Read and study your Bible and get to know God’s character.

  • Guest

    Sirach 38, 1-15
    Hold the physician in honor, for he is essential to you, and God it was who established his profession. From God the doctor has his wisdom, and the king provides for his sustenance. His knowledge makes the doctor distinguished, and gives him access to those in authority. God makes the earth yield healing herbs which the prudent man should not neglect; was not the water sweetened by a twig that men might learn his power? He endows men with the knowledge to glory in his mighty works, through which the doctor eases pain and the druggist prepares his medicines; thus God’s creative work continues without cease in its efficacy on the surface of the earth. My son, when you are ill, delay not, but pray to God, who will heal you: Flee wickedness; let your hands be just, cleanse your heart of every sin; offer your sweet-smelling oblation and petition, a rich offering according to your means. Then give the doctor his place lest he leave, for you need him too. There are times that give him an advantage, and he too beseeches God that his diagnosis may be correct and his treatment bring about a cure. He who is a sinner toward his Maker will be defiant toward the doctor.

  • Ljs

    We follow jesus! He is the perfect will of the Father. You don’t read about jesus picking and choosing who he wants to heal. It says he healed all people with various sickness and disease. jesus was never unwilling. If jesus was walking in the flesh on earth today would he be healing people from their oppression? Of course! Would he turn anyone away that came to him believing he could heal them? Of course not. Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever.

    I always find it a funny thing that those who believe sickness is part of Gods will go and find every available medicine and do all they can to get better. Are we supposed to resist Gods will ? Why not endure it and let Gods will be done? No all sickness and disease is from the enemy. The reason the son of God came was to destroy the works of the enemy. By the way Isaiah 53 says he took up our infirmities, psalm 103 says he forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases! Good enough for me! Amen.


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