Disease and chronic illness affect not only the physical body but your emotions and your will as well. Strength, whether physical or emotional, becomes depleted through illness. Is healing possible?
3 Scriptures on Healing and Strength
Jehovah-Rapha is one of God’s titles. It means the Lord our Healer (Exodus 15:26). The 10 plagues brought Pharaoh and the Egyptians to their knees, but not one of the plagues harmed the Israelites. They left Egypt as a free nation. At Marah, where the Israelites complained to Moses about the bitter water, God decreed that if they obeyed his commandments, he would be the Lord who heals them.
In Isaiah 40 God’s people are comforted and once again it is proclaimed that God has no equal; He is love, and He is almighty. Verse 31 inspires you with the promise that if you trust in the Lord, you will find new strength, soaring like an eagle, without becoming weary or fainting.
Having faith gives you the emotional strength to continue, to trust in the Lord for healing, whether it is physical, emotional or spiritual.
Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 13:9 that when you are weak, God is strong. Therefore, your strength is in God, not man.
The New Testament is abundant with Scriptures on healing. John 21 comments that the miracles and deeds of Jesus Christ are so many that if all were written down the whole world would not be able to contain the books.
3 Scriptures on Healing NIV (New International Version)
The first two signs Jesus did in the beginning of his ministry was in Cana in Galilee. The first was at a wedding where he turned water into wine. The second was the healing of a nobleman’s son in John 4:46-54. The nobleman implored Jesus to come to his home to heal his son. Jesus instructed him to go home because his son would live. On his way home, the nobleman’s servants met and told him that at the seventh hour (1 pm) the previous day, his son was healed. It was exactly the time when Jesus told the nobleman his son would live.
Jesus not only healed the nobleman’s son, but demonstrated that his power of healing was not affected by distance. Furthermore the miracle resulted in the whole household being saved.
Another healing took place in John 4 but of a different nature. Jesus met a Samaritan woman at a well. During their conversation, Jesus asked her about her husband. She truthfully told him she was not married. Then Jesus gave her a word of knowledge, that she had been married 5 times and the man she was with, wasn’t her husband.
This woman, who came to the well in the heat of the day to avoid people, met her Messiah that day. She ran back to the same villagers who ridiculed her and told them about Jesus. Not only was she emotionally healed, but a revival broke out and the whole village was saved.
In John 9 Jesus and his disciples walked past a man who was born blind. The Jews knew that sin caused sickness. Therefore the disciples asked Jesus who had sinned, the blind man or his parents. Jesus answered that the cause of his blindness was not because of the sins of him or his parents; it was to glorify God.
Jesus spat on the ground, made clay with his saliva and placed it on the man’s eyes. He ordered the man to go and wash in the pool of Siloam, which he did. The man was brought to the Pharisees because he was healed on a Sabbath. They proclaimed Jesus to be a sinner for healing on a Sabbath. The healed man exposed them by reminding them miracles can only happen by God. Therefore Jesus was from God and couldn’t be a sinner.
2 Scriptures on Healing KJV (King James Version)
Mark 5:1-20 tells about the demon-possessed man who was healed by Jesus. The man lived in the cemetery amongst the tombs. He cut himself and no chains or ropes could bind him. This unclean spirit gave the man abnormal strength and also harmed him physically and mentally.
When the man saw Jesus, he ran to Jesus and worshipped him. The devil and demons knew who Jesus was and they knew what their fate would be. Therefore the demons called in a loud voice, acknowledging Jesus as Son of the Most High God. Jesus cast out the demons and the man was free.
In Mark 5:21-43 on his way to heal Jairus’, the leader of the synagogue, daughter, Jesus was delayed. There was a woman who had a chronic illness for 12 years. She spent all she owned on different doctors but nobody could heal her; she only grew worse. She believed in Jesus and when she touched his garment, she was instantly healed. She immediately felt her body being healed.
Jesus knew power had gone out of him. When he asked who had touched him, the disciples were astounded because with such a large crowd it was impossible not to be touched. The woman kneeled before Jesus and told him it was she. Jesus sent her away healed and in peace.
Messengers came and told Jairus that they need not bother anymore, his daughter had died. Did Jesus delay and therefore a child died? Jesus continued to Jairus’ house. When he entered the house he wanted to know why all the commotion, because the girl was sleeping, she wasn’t dead. They laughed at him because they had the evidence that she had died.
Jesus sent all the mockers and unbelievers outside. He went into the 12 year old girl’s room with James, John, Peter and her parents. He took her hand and said, “Talitha, cumi”, which means “Little girl, I say to you arise.” Immediately the girl arose from the dead and walked around alive and completely healed.
The 8 Bible Scriptures on healing and strength, confirm that:
- Jesus healed Jews and Gentiles, there was no discrimination.
- Your strength is in Jesus Christ.
- Sin cause sickness, but not all sickness is due to sin.
- Distance has not effect on healing.
- There is not a specific method to be healed, except through Jesus Christ.
- Healing is from God. God is the Healer, Jehovah-Rapha.
- Faith is required for healing.
- Jesus Christ heals immediately.
- No sickness, not even death, can withstand the power of God.
The Bible tells us that God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. That includes his healing power. Can you be healed? Absolutely!