The Word Of God Says On Healing
"... Himself took our infirmities, and
bore our sicknesses.
More good news! Do God still heal people today? I say a
resounding "yes" to that question! It is very evident from the
Word of God--the Lord heals and He still heals today. Throughout the
Old and New Testaments we see miraculous accounts of healing. There
are questions in the present day Church as to whether healing is
part of the atonement on the cross by Jesus Christ. I find myself
revising this page as my knowledge of the Word increases, or if I
harbor uncertainty on the meaning of a specific scripture. However
the question as to whether God still heals is one easily answered in
the chapter of James:
14 Is any
one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray
over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.
15 And the
prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord
will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be
scripture above is in reference to believers, therefore I do not
subscribe to the belief that healing is just to demonstrate the
power of God to the non-believer. Also consider that God has endowed
gifts of healing in the Church:
1 Corinthians 12:4-9
4 Now there are
diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are
differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there
are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh
all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to
every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit
the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the
gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
scriptures above are unquestionably indicative of a God willing
to heal, and pertain specifically to healing. We see in the Word of
God many accounts of physical healing and accounts of mental
healing. We see people petitioning the Lord directly for healing as
well. Further down on this page is a listing of some healing
scriptures. It is by no means an exhaustive list of all the healing
scriptures. Going through the bible starting in the first book of
Genesis, we see God has provided supernatural healing to His people.
I believe it is His desire we walk in health.
There is a false teaching that to receive healing once must plant
a "seed"--a monetary gift towards what is usually the very ministry
teaching such an assertion. I just recently read a good teaching,
which asserts "seed" in the bible, stands for the Word, not money.
There may be a time God tells you to plant a financial
contribution--you should do so out of obedience. Looking over the
New Testament miracles, I see no account of someone having to plant
a "financial seed" to get healing, in fact I am unaware of it in the
New Testament or Old Testament.
There are however, accounts where the recipeint of
healing had to perform acts of obedience. One account would be
Naaman who was told by Elisha to dip himself in the Jordan river
seven times to be healed of leprosy. Why? Because God commanded it
of him. He is God, and He may command something which seems far out
to the natural mind. But must you plant a monetary investment to get
supernatural healing? Read the New Testament gospel accounts
(Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Acts) and see how many healed people
gave Jesus or the apostles money before receiving their healing.
None--no one- nada. The answer to this question is no--its not
mandatory. Nor should the healing anointing be purchased, such a
paying for a prayer cloth (Acts 19:12). Disgusting. If you need
healing call out to Him today, and stand firmly on the Word of
The link below will direct you to a page which goes into more
depth concerning specific healing miracles accounted in the Word of
*Click Here to read "Healing Miracles In
SCRIPTURES PERTAINING TO HEALING
of these are from different bible versions, for which a notation
appears in parenthesis.
14 Is any sick among you? 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:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the
sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed
sins, they shall be forgiven him.
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me,
bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not
all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals
all your diseases
Psalms 30:2 (NKJV)
O Lord my
God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.
17 And these signs shall follow
them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall
speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if
they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay
hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
and of love, and of a sound mind.
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the
prophet, saying: "He Himself took our infirmities And bore our
Some people believe Isaiah 53:4-5 refers to
spiritual healing as oppose to physical. Others purport it refers to
both. It is an issue I will have to examine studiously before
reaching a conclusion, however the scripture is presented below:
4 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 bruised for our
iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His
stripes we are healed.
Another translation of Isaiah 53:4-5 from The Complete Jewish
4 In fact, it was our
diseases he bore, our pains from which he suffered; yet we regarded
him as punished, stricken and afflicted by God.
5 But he was
wounded because of our crimes, crushed because of our sins; the
disciplining that makes us whole fell on him, and by his bruises we