What The Bible Teaches About Physical Healing
Healing and health has aways been the Will of Almighty God for His people. From the Old Testament to the New Testament, we can see God’s healing power being released upon humanity, because of God’s awesome love for people and because of their faith in the Almighty God. Healing is God’s Will. God provided healing for the Israelites when they were in the wilderness. He told them that He was Jehovah Rapha, the Lord Who heals. When they sinned against Him, and serpents came out and began to bite the people, God told Moses to lift up a brazen serpent upon a pole and that all who look at that serpent upon the pole would be healed and live. This brazen serpent upon the pole was a type of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Who came in the flesh and paid the price, not just for our sins, but for our healing from sickness and disease as well. You and I have the God-given, blood-brought right to be healed. and live healthy, whole lives, to God’s glory.
The Psamist David says in the Psalm 103: 1-3, and I quote: Bless the Lord of my soul, and all that is within me; bless His Holy Name. Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all His benefits. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, Who healeth all thy diseases.”
This proves without a shadow of a doubt that God wants us healed. He desires to heal. There is no disease that is too strong for God. Jesus can heal any sickness. All He needs from you is faith. You must believe that He can make you whole. You must believe that He will remove that sickness and disease out of your body.
Here is what the Bible teaches about physical healing:
1. It is God’s Will to heal. He proved this through-out the Sacred Scriptures. There is not one person in the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ, who came to him for healing, believing, that failed to receive healing. Jesus said that He only did what He saw the Father do. So, if our Lord Jesus healed all who came to him in faith, then it was God’s Will for them to be healed. And because Jehovah God does not change, if it was His Will to heal then, it is His Will to heal now.
2. God’s Word, the Bible, teaches that Jesus Christ, God’s Word, took our sickeness and carried our pains. He bore our sicknessess upon the cross. He redeemed us from sickness and disease during the time that He paid the price for our sins. With His stripes we were healed. (Isaiah 53:4, Matthew 8:17, Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24)
3. Receiving healing is simply a matter of believing God’s Word regarding healing, and knowing the Word of God is true. Faith pleases God. If we believe His Word, He will make it good in our lives.
ENCOURAGE YOURSELF: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Matthew 17:20
And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. Matthew 8:26