What Does God Say About Himself and Healing?
When I was a young girl I grew up in a denominational Church, I was baptized as an infant, confirmed in my teenage years, and yet I had no understanding of what Jesus Christ really did for me. I did not know that Church attendance was not enough, but that I needed to be born-again. And I certainly did not have any teaching about the redemptive blood of Jesus Christ to heal the sick.
I believe the main reason Christian people are sick and dying prematurely is that the Church on a whole has taken the healing message and shoved it in a closet and locked the door. It is time to unlock the door and allow people to hear the Good News about supernatural healing, so they can have a foundation of faith to stand on to believe for healing. The Bible says that faith comes by hearing, and by hearing the word of God, see Rom. 10:17.
The next time someone tries to tell you that God no longer heals, don’t listen. Instead, read God’s Word and find out what He has to say about the matter. Here are some Scriptures to help you get started on your healing journey.
The Father says about Himself:
“I am the Lord who heals you.” Exod. 15:26.
“For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds’.” Jer. 30:17.
“Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.” Jer. 33:6.
“I am the Lord, I do not change.” Mal. 3:6.
Concerning Healing for His children the Lord says:
Healing is His children’s bread. Mark 7:27.
Here are just a few things He says concerning Jesus and healing.
“Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole. Isa. 53:4-5.
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.” Gal. 3:13.
“His body was broken for your healing.” 1 Cor. 11:24.
Jesus shed His blood 7 times for our redemption, including healing. Luke 22:41-44, Isa. 50:6, Isa. 53:4-5,Matt. 27: 27-31, John 19: 17-37.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Heb. 13:8.
Jesus says of Himself about healing:
“I am willing; be cleansed.” Luke 5: 13.
“I came to give you life, and life in abundance.” John 10:10.
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19.
“With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” Mark 10:27.
Where does sickness come from?
The thief, satan, comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy. John 10:10.
He says of the Holy Spirit concerning us:
“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Rom. 8:11.
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.” Acts 1:8.
He gives us wisdom on how to overcome:
“Seek the Lord and live.” Am. 5:6.
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” Zech. 4:6.
“Faith operates by love.” Gal. 5:6
“The joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.” Neh. 8:10.
“A joyful heart is good medicine.” Prov. 17:22
“If you believe… you will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” Mark 16:18.
“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.” James 5:14.
You have the power of life and death in your tongue. Prov. 18:21.
Hold fast the confession of your hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Heb. 10:23.
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Rom. 10:17.
And gives us encouragement for difficult times if we choose to believe:
The Lord will sustain, refresh, and strengthen you when you get sick. Ps. 41:3.
You will not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. Ps. 118:17.
The Lord will preserve you and keep you alive. Ps. 41:2.
He will satisfy you with long life. Ps. 91:16.
You will not miscarry or be barren, but fulfill the number of your days. Exod. 23:26.
He will bless your bread and your water, and will remove sickness from your midst. Ps. 91:16.
He will give you strength and peace. Ps. 29:11.
No evil or plague shall come near your dwelling. Ps. 91:10.
No weapon formed against you will prosper. Isa. 54:17.
A prayer recorded in the Bible for you:
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. ” 3 John 1:2
Becky Dvorak is a healing minister and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com