Healing Miracles In God's Word

Part One

This page focuses on a more thorough look at some of the healing miracles written in God's Word. Contrary to the theology of some religious circles; healing miracles are still for today. How do we know? We know from the Word of God. Additionally, how many times have we watched the news to see a healing miracle from God confound doctors, who generally account such things to "luck" or something "warranting further investigation".  Always consider the Word of God the final authority.

God is a healing God. It is His desire for us to have healthy bodies. We do have some role to play in this however, that is, to take care of the bodies He has given us. Our bodies are not our own, rather they are His. Bad eating habits, sexual immorality encompassing high risk behavior, excessive alcohol and drugs including smoking can open the door to sickness and disease. It can also ruin relationships, and influence social interaction and job performance negatively. There are however, many times when the Lord will extend His grace and healing power even when we make bad choices which impact our health negatively. This is where repentance comes in, and a person turns from such things.

I Corinthians 6: 19-20

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

Romans 12:1 

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

God has made provision for physical and mental healing. Many people think mental illness is somehow beyond His reach, or that medicine will cure these things. I have yet to meet anyone totally cured from mental illness from pills. Mental illness often involves demonic activity.  As far as healing ministries and ministers go, never forget, the power is from God, not of the person praying over you, or laying hands on  you. These individuals are simply vessels, and all believers  possess the ability to lay hands on the sick and see them recover. Notice, according to verse 17 in the following passage, the believer must "believe" for this power to flow through them.

Mark 16:15-18

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
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.

From these verses demonstrated above in Mark 16, we see that Jesus commanded this to the New Testament Church. In the following New Testament account, we see a disciple named Ananias, who not only had a vision (notice he was not attributed the title of an apostle or a prophet, but as a "disciple" ), but layed hands on Saul of Tarsus and from there God ministered to Saul (Paul) through this man.  God can impart a vision to anyone, and use any believer to administer healing and miracles to another person through His power. These things are not just limited to a select group, such as apostles or prophets, for which i say thank God...because too many are consumed with themselves as it is.  But let me return to the matter at hand-- Ananias.

Acts 9:10-18

10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here , Lord.
11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.
13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
16 For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
18 And immediately there fell from his eyes
as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

Someone may protest here and say that was for the apostles of the early church. These accounts were written for our benefit, they are not history lessons to see who scores an A+ for head knowledge. There is a reason for everything written in the Word of God. Lets take a look at James and Corinthians of the administration of the Holy Ghost for the present day Church.

James 5:14-15

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.

I Corinthians 12:4-11

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 Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

I Corinthians 12:28-30

28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
30  Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

God in His own mercifulness will extend healing to a person. Also, consider the fact that God made provision for healing to be an extension of His mercifulness. Although provision for healing was made through Jesus Christ, sometimes certain sins will open the door for illness into a person's life. Concerning mercy, read what Paul wrote below in Philippians:

Philippians 2:25-27

25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labor, and fellow soldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.
27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

Do not forget what John 10:10 says.


The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Not all demonic attacks, all sickness, or calamities are a result of direct sin in someone's life. We have an enemy, Satan, who seeks to steal, kill and destroy. A Christian can live a godly life, love God with all their heart and mind, and face persecution from the enemy. In fact all who live godly in Christ will face persecution, and even those living for the enemy face it. We all encounter trials, and because you encounter difficulties does not necessarily mean its because of sin or disobedience in your life.

2 Timothy 3:12

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Paul was without a question, a godly man which loved Jesus Christ with all his heart and soul, yet he faced all sorts of persecution. With injuries and without injuries. He casted out devils as we know from the account of the woman with a spirit of divination (Acts 16:16-18).  These churches saying anyone living right will always be "eating the good of the land" and therefore if you were walking right with God, you would not have such and such trial--is reading select pieces of the Word. Namely, the pieces which suit them best, and their agendas. And they have such appeal, because a slick message is an appealing one. Yet let these ministers have a problem, and Paul comes back to their remembrance even if he escapes their memories concerning their congregations.

Due to the length of the page, and the desire to go through specific healing miracles, I will break the page off here, and extend it to "Healing Miracles In God's Word--Part 2 ".

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