Receiving God’s Healing


Receiving God’s Healing
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1. BE BORN AGAIN – John 3:16
3. GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – 1 Corinthians 12:4
1. Result of obedience
Exodus 15:26: and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”
Deuteronomy 7:15: “And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you.”
Deuteronomy 8:4 “Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.”
Example – Naaman:
2 Kings 5:14 “So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.”
2. Prophecy concerning healing at the Cross of Jesus
Numbers 21:8-9: “Then the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” [9] So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.”
3. Length of days
Deuteronomy 4:40 “You shall therefore keep His statutes and His commandments which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the LORD your God is giving you for all time.”
1 Kings 3:14 “So if you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.”
4. God heals the people
2 Chronicles 30:20: “And the LORD listened to Hezekiah and healed the people.”
5. The work of the Cross
Isaiah 53:4-6: “Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. [5] 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. [6] All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
6. Healing for the backslider
Isaiah 57:18-19: “I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will also lead him, And restore comforts to him And to his mourners. [19] “I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near,” Says the LORD, “And I will heal him.”
7. Fasting that pleases God
Isaiah 58:10-11: “If you extend your soul to the hungry And satisfy the afflicted soul, Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday. [11] The LORD will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”
8. The Good News of Salvation
Jeremiah 30:17: “For I will restore health to you And heal you of your wounds,’ says the LORD, ‘Because they called you an outcast saying: “This is Zion; No one seeks her.”‘
9. No plague shall come near your dwelling
Psalm 91:10: “No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;”
10. God who heals
Psalm 103:3-4: “Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, [4] Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,”
11. God healed the Israelites
Psalm 105:37: “He also brought them out with silver and gold, And there was none feeble among His tribes.
Psalm 107:20: He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.”
12. Declaring the works of the Lord
Psalm 118:17-18: “I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD. [18] The LORD has chastened me severely, But He has not given me over to death.”
13. Health to our flesh and strength to our bones
Proverbs 3:5-8: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; [6] In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
[7] Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. [8] It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.”
Proverbs 4:20-23: “My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. [21] Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; [22] For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. [23] Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.”
14. The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
Proverbs 9:10-11: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. [11] For by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you.”
15. The fear of the Lord prolongs days
Proverbs 10:27: “The fear of the LORD prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.”
16. The effect of the tongue
Proverbs 12:18: “There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health.
Proverbs 15:14: The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.”
Proverbs 16:24: “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.
Proverbs 18:21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Guarding the tongue
Proverbs 13:3: “He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.”
17. Anxiety
Proverbs 12:25: “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.”
18. Envy
Proverbs 14:30: “A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones.”
19. A good report
Proverbs 15:13: “A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Proverbs 15:30: The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, And a good report makes the bones healthy.”
20. Merry heart
Proverbs 15:15: “All the days of the afflicted are evil, But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.”
Proverbs 17:22: “A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.”
21. Depression – Spirit of heaviness
Isaiah 61:3: “To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
Proverbs 12:25: “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.”
1. Having faith for others.
The faith of the Centurion paved the way for the healing of the servant.
Matthew 8:13: “Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.”
Healing of the paralytic:
Matthew 9:2: “Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.”
Matthew 9:6: “But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins” – then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.”
Healing of the daughter:
Matthew 15:28: “Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.”
2. Healing by the touch of the Lord
Matthew 8:15: “So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.”
Mark 3:10: “For He healed many, so that as many as had afflictions pressed about Him to touch Him.”
Mark 5:28-29: “For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” [29] Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.”
Mark 6:56: “Wherever He entered into villages, cities, or in the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.”
Luke 4:40: “When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them.”
Luke 6:19: “And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.”
3. Healing with a word
Matthew 8:16-17: “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, [17] that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.”
4. Healing according to the person’s own faith
Healing of the blind man:
Matthew 9:29-30: “Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” [30] And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, “See that no one knows it.”
5. Healing by the sovereign act of God
Healing of the mute person:
Matthew 9:32-33: “As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a man, mute and demon-possessed. [33] And when the demon was cast out, the mute spoke. And the multitudes marvelled, saying, “It was never seen like this in Israel!”
Mark 3:5: “And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.”
Luke 14:2, 4: “And behold, there was a certain man before Him who had dropsy.” [4] “But they kept silent. And He took him and healed him, and let him go.”
6. All healed by Jesus
Matthew 9:35: “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.”
Matthew 12:15: “But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.”
7. Examples where persons themselves have faith
Matthew 20:33-34: “They said to Him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.” [34] So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.”
Mark 5:34: “And He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”
Mar 10:51-52: “So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.” [52] Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.”
8. Compassion of Jesus
Mark 1:40-41: “Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” [41] Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.”
9. Jesus looks to the Father for healing
Mark 7:32,34-35: “Then they brought to Him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged Him to put His hand on him. [34] Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” [35] Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.”
10. All healed by the power of God
Luke 5:17: “Now it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them.”
Luke 6:19: And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.”
11. Healing as a sign
Luke 7:21: “And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight.”
12. Faith in God
Mark 11:22-24: “So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. [23] “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. [24] “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
But note:
13. Prayer must be according to will of God
1 John 5:14-15: “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. [15] And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
14. Promises of God to those who follow Jesus
Greater Works
John 14:12: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”
15. Jesus gives the 12 disciples the power to heal
Matthew 10:1: “And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.”
Mat 10:7-8: “And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ [8] “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”
Mark 6:12-13: “So they went out and preached that people should repent. [13] And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.”
Authority of believers
Authority given by Jesus to His followers to pray for the sick
Mark 16:17-18: “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; [18] “they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Prophecy concerning the coming kingdom of God
Mark 9:1: “And He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power.”
Further promise concerning power
Acts 1:8: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Day of Pentecost
Acts 2:1-4: “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. [2] And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. [3] Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. [4] And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
Result – fearlessness
First healing after Pentecost
Acts 3:6-7: “Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” [7] And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.”
Healing of the lame man
Acts 3:7-8: “And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. [8] So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them – walking, leaping, and praising God.”
Faith in the name of Jesus
Acts 3:16: “And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Further healings through the Apostles
Acts 5:12: “And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch.
Acts 15-16 so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. [16] Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.”
Philip heals
Acts 8:5,7: “Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. [7] For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralysed and lame were healed.”
Peter heals
Acts 9:33-34: “There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralysed. [34] And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” Then he arose immediately.”
Peter raises the dead
Acts 9:40: “But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.”
Further signs and wonders
Act 14:3: “Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.”
Crippled man healed through Paul
Acts 14:8-10: “And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. [9] This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, [10] said with a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked.”
Paul raises dead man
Acts 20:9-10: “And in a window sat a certain young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep. He was overcome by sleep; and as Paul continued speaking, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. [10] But Paul went down, fell on him, and embracing him said, “Do not trouble yourselves, for his life is in him.”
Paul heals heathen persons
Acts 28:8: “And it happened that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and dysentery. Paul went in to him and prayed, and he laid his hands on him and healed him. [9] So when this was done, the rest of those on the island who had diseases also came and were healed.”
Prayer of faith
James 5:13-16: “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. [14] 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. [15] And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. [16] Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”
1. The anointing of the Lord
Luke 4:18-19: “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; [19] To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”
Acts 10:36-39: “The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ–He is Lord of all– [37] “that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: [38] “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. [39] “And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree.”
2. Our anointing
1 John 2:20: “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.”
1 John 2:27: “But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.”
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