HEALING

Health and Salvation by the Name of Jesus

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“It is his name—that is, by faith in his name—that this man was healed whom you see and know. Yes, the faith that comes through Jesus has given this man this perfect health in the presence of all of you all.” – Acts 3:16

After Pentecost, the paralytic man was healed through Peter and John at the gate of the temple. It was “in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth” that they said to him, “Rise up and walk,” and as soon as the people in their amazement ran together to them, Peter declared that it was the name of Jesus which had so completely healed the man.

As the result of this miracle and of Peter’s discourse, many people who had heard the Word believed. The following day, Peter repeated these words before the Sanhedrin, “By the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth… does this man stand here before you whole”; and then he added, “There is none other name under heaven.., whereby we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12) This statement of Peter’s declares to us that the name of Jesus both heals and saves. We have here a teaching of the highest import for divine healing.

We see that healing and health form part of Christ’s salvation. In heaven even our bodies will have their part in salvation; salvation will not be complete for us until our bodies shall enjoy the full redemption of Christ. Why then should we not believe in this work of redemption here below? Even already here on earth, the health of our bodies is a fruit of the salvation which Jesus has acquired for us.

We see also that health as well as salvation is to be obtained by faith.

The tendency of man by nature is to bring about his salvation by his works. While for the body, he makes use of well-known remedies; why then should he seek for divine healing?
Happy is he who comes to understand that it is the will of God to heal; that God wills to manifest the power of Jesus, and also to reveal to us His Fatherly love; to exercise and to confirm our faith, and to make us prove the power of redemption in the body as well as in the soul. Oh, let us believe in the name of Jesus!

Wherever the Spirit acts with power, there He works divine healings. If divine healing is seen but rarely in our day, we can attribute it to the unbelief of worldlings and the want of zeal among believers. Let us pray earnestly for the Holy Spirit, let us place ourselves unreservedly under His direction, and let us seek to be firm in our faith in the name of Jesus, whether for preaching salvation or for the work of healing.

A prayer for healing

Dear heavenly Father, grant us healing today as in the days of Pentecost, so that we may glorify the name of Jesus. It is sad to see how little the power of His name is recognized today, how little it is the end of preaching and of prayer. Grant us the treasures of divine grace, of which Christians deprive themselves by their lack of faith and zeal, which are hidden in the name of Jesus. Awaken our consciences, and bring our hearts to obedience. We know, oh God, that you are ready to manifest the all-powerful healing of Your Son, and to do it in a striking way in body as well as in soul. Let us believe it for ourselves, let us believe it for others, for the circle of believers around us, and also for the Church in the whole world. Let us ask great things in Jesus’ name, counting on His promise, and we shall see You still do wonders by the name of Your holy Son.

I thank you, my Lord Jesus, that You are both the Savior of my soul and the healer of my body. Amen.


The following message is by Andrew Murray from the book “Prayers for Divine Healing.” It is edited by Luis Joseph Castle. © Copyright 2017 Chosen of God Ministries. To order, visit our bookstore at: https://chosenofgod1.wordpress.com/category/store/

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HEALING

God’s Healing Power

Jesus once told His disciples, “Oh you of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Sometimes we can be so easily intimidated by certain illnesses and infirmities when we’re trusting that man’s opinion is the final word on the matter. The doctors may say, “This is an incurable disease,”and we think, “Oh, woe is me!”

But is anything too hard for the Lord?

Is He still the same all-powerful God who created the universe, and engineered the miraculous workings of our own human bodies? Shouldn’t we trust His word more than the incredulous opinions of others?

If you believe what cynical man has to say about divine healing you are certainly to be pitied. On the other hand, if you believe the Bible’s promises of a supernatural cure by a loving and compassionate God who can do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think, you can be healed!

Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes from hearing, and hearing from the word of Christ. Stop putting your faith in man and unbelieving doctors. Instead, believe in God’s healing power – for your own healing, your friends, and your family. God will never let you down if you put your trust in Him.

Below are some healing promises and affirmations that will encourage your faith. Read them every day, memorize them, and believe them with all your heart.

– Luis Joseph Castle

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HEALING SCRIPTURES & PRAYER AFFIRMATIONS

1 “But He [Jesus Christ] 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 [spiritually and physically].” – Isaiah 53:5

2. “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…” – Ephesians 3:20

3. “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7

4. “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. 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. 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.” – James 5:14-16

5. “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.” – Matthew 4:23

6. “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.” – Matthew 8:13

7. “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.” – Matthew 8:16

8. “O LORD [Jehova] my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.” – Psalms 30:2

9. “Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am weak; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are troubled.” – Psalms 6:2

10. “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…” – Psalms 103:1-4

11. “Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw.” – Matthew 12:22

12. “Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.” – Isaiah 58:8

13. “And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him [Jesus] and healed them all.” – Luke 6:19

14.”Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.” – Hosea 6:1

15. “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.” – Hosea 6:1

16. “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound…” – Isaiah 61:1

17. “And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.” – Matthew 14:14

18. “Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise.” – Jeremiah 17:14

19. “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.”‘ – Jeremiah 30:17

20. “Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.” – Jeremiah 33:6

21. “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 9:35

22. “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” – Matthew 10:8

23. “So they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.” – Luke 9:6

24. “Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. ‘And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’” – Luke 10:8-9

25. “And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God.” – Luke 17:15

26. “In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” – Revelation 22:2

27. “Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him [Jesus], she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.” – Luke 8:47

28. “And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” – Luke 8:48