Allow me to share a few Scriptures on the subject of healing:
Exodus 15:26 – …and (the LORD) 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.” Here God says that healing isn’t something He does; healing is something He is. “I am the I AM who heals you.”
Exodus 23:25-26: “So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.” God’s promise to faithful Israel was to “take sickness away.”
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.” Moses reiterated what God had told Israel when they first left Egypt. God will take away “all sickness.”
Psalm 103:1-5: “Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” David states that not only does God forgive all our iniquities, He also heals all of our diseases. If we do not accept the fact that God heals us, then we cannot count on His forgiveness.
Psalm 107:19-20: “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” Here people who had gotten themselves in a mess are healed and delivered when they cry out to the LORD.
Proverbs 4:20-23: “My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” Solomon tells his son that if he gives his words priority, they will be “health to all their flesh.” The word of God is health to our flesh, not just our souls and spirits.
Isaiah 53:4-5: “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.” Prophecy of what Jesus would accomplish on the cross; “by His wounds we are healed.” “He has carried our griefs and our sorrows.” Matthew translates this as infirmities and sicknesses.
Malachi 4;2 – “But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.” To those who fear the name of the LORD, the Sun of Righteousness will rise up with healing in His wings. Is that a promise of the future kingdom or is it something for us today?
Matthew 7:11 – “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Jesus is speaking to fathers. If human fathers can give good gifts to their children, how much more will our heavenly Father give good things to those who ask for them? Is healing a good thing? Is health a good thing? The Father will give good things to those who ask Him. Would any Christian father want their child to be sick? How much more would our heavenly Father want His children to be well!
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, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: ‘He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.'” If Jesus took our illnesses and carried away our sicknesses, why do we still carry them? Notice that Jesus healed “all who were sick.” He never turned anyone away. Everyone who came to Jesus for healing was healed.
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.” Jesus healed “every sickness and every disease.” What you or I have is not excepted.
Matthew 15:30-31: “Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet, and He healed them. So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.” Jesus healed lame people, blind people, people who were unable to speak, and crippled people. The crowds were amazed and God was glorified. Is God glorified by sickness and disease? He is glorified only when people are healed in Jesus’ name! Do we want to see God glorified?
Acts 4:29-30: “Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” The early believers prayed that God would allow them to speak the word with boldness “by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done.” It’s hard to speak with boldness when the Lord is not “confirming the word through the accompanying signs” (Mark 16:20).
Was Jesus able to heal all who were sick and every disease because He was God? Then Peter must have been God, too! Acts 5:15-16: “…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. 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.” All of them were healed, by an apostle’s shadow!
“Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: ‘Why did the nations rage, and the people plot vain things? The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against His Christ.’ … Now, Lord, …grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” Amen!