Welcome to episode 32 of Being Disciples, Healing Scriptures.
Following is a list of Scriptures that we need to get deep within the abundance of our heart, for our own health and healing, as well as for those for whom we pray.
I make no claims that this is an exhaustive list, I believe I have referred to 44 passages, and I am offering very little commentary on the verses of Scripture today. I will keep today’s episode shorter than normal to make it easier for us to listen to it several times as we feel the need to absorb the verses into our spirit.
Considering the bitter waters at Marah in Exodus 15:26, God told the Israelites, “I am the LORD, your healer.” Jehovah Rapha, Yahweh who heals.
David, in Psalms 103:3, refers to God as the one “who heals all your diseases,” in addition to forgiveness and redemption.
David continues in Psalms 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
The apostle Peter reminds us, in 1 Peter 2:24, that Christ provided healing for us through His suffering and death, writing, “By His wounds you have been healed.”
Peter was referring back to the prophet Isaiah, Isaiah 53:5, “But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His wounds we are healed.”
This comes down, primarily, to us choosing faith over fear. We are repeatedly instructed in Scripture to fear not. We must live in faith and trust that God is with us in all that His names say He wants to be for us. For example:
“fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10 ESV
Another Psalm of David, Psalms 41, is worthy of consideration, specifically verse 3 where He writes, “The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness You restore him to full health.”
The apostle John speaks of having confidence in the Lord to approach God with our needs.
And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the
requests that we have asked of Him.
1 John 5:14-15
Is it God’s will for His children to be in sickness? No! Jesus healed all who came to Him. How much more for those who are the children of God, His bride, the body of Christ.
That evening they brought to Him many who were oppressed by demons, and He cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the
prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.”
Matthew 8:16-17 ESV
And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.
Matthew 9:35 ESV
Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed Him, and He healed them all
Matthew 12:15 ESV
When He went ashore He saw a great crowd, and He had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Matthew 14:14 ESV
And great crowds came to Him, bringing with Him the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put them at His feet, and He healed them,
Matthew 15:30 ESV
And large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.
Matthew 19:2 ESV
And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
Matthew 21:14 ESV
And wherever He came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored Him that they might touch even the fringe of His garment. And as many as touched
it were made well.
Mark 6:56 ESV
Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to Him, and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them.
Luke 4:40 ESV
And all the crowd sought to touch Him, for power came out from Him and healed them all.
Luke 6:19 ESV
When the crowds learned it, they followed Him, and He welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing.
Luke 9:11 ESV
Peter spoke of the ministry of Jesus Christ, saying:
You yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with
power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Acts 10:37-38 ESV
And Peter did as Jesus did, healing all who were brought to him.
The people also gathered from towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed.
Acts 5:16 ESV
It is because of oppression of the devil that the people needed healing. The evil one who comes to kill, and to steal, and to destroy, that is the one responsible for casting sickness, illness, disease, etc., upon us. It is God who delivers us from the attacks of the enemy.
In faith we must lean on the words written by James.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7 ESV
Those who came to the Lord, and called out to Him, were healed, including David, in Psalms 30:2, saying, “O LORD my God, I cried to You for help, and You have healed me.” The LORD hears the righteous who call out to Him.
When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalms 34:17-18 ESV
The righteous must remember the benefits of being with the LORD.
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 iniquity, Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, Who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalms 103:1-4 ESV
Forgiveness, healing, redemption, and more. It is the LORD who sustains us and delivers us.
The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness You restore him to full health.
Psalms 41:3 ESV
“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with
the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then shall your light break forth like the
dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
Isaiah 58:6-8 ESV
We must do what is right in the sight of God, and our light shall break forth and our healing shall come quickly. The oppressed are to go free.
Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to Him, and He healed him, so that the man spoke and saw.
Matthew 12:22 ESV
Christ Jesus is the one who sets us free.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set
at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Luke 4:18-19 ESV
Proverbs reminds us to be attentive to wisdom, for there are words of healing.
My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ears to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all
Proverbs 4:20-22 ESV
As oppression by the devil, sickness is a weapon of the enemy that he uses against mankind. The failure of that weapon is the heritage of the servants of the LORD.
no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment.
Isaiah 54:17 ESV
James tells us that the prayer of faith, and the prayer of the righteous, has power to heal the one who is sick.
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 one who is
sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer
of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
James 5:14-16 ESV
Restored health is a need if we are ill, oppressed by the devil. Do we believe God supplies all we need?
And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Philippians 4:19-20 ESV
God did, after all, supply our salvation through the work of Christ on the cross. That same action supplied healing for our body. Health will come to our body as we shun evil and fear the LORD.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear
the LORD, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.
Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV
To fear the LORD, and to do what is pleasing in the sight of the LORD, would seem to imply divine health and healing. To be in ill health is a trouble we experience. God is our deliverer as we saw in Psalms 34:17-18. Do we believe God will uphold His word? Do we remember the working of faith?
- God is who He says He is
- I am who God says I am
- God will do what He says He will do
Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.”
Jeremiah 1:12 ESV
We should join Jeremiah in his prayer of faith, believing that God will do what He said He will do.
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise.
Jeremiah 17:14 ESV
“For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal,” declares the LORD, “because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares.’”
Jeremiah 30:17 ESV
Jesus healed all who came to Him because, filled with compassion, He willed to do so. Has His will changed? No. He still destroys the works of the devil. He still has compassion for all who come to Him.
And behold, a leper came to Him and knelt before Him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And
immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Matthew 8:2-3 ESV
Jesus remains the same.
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:7-8 ESV
Jesus says that what two believers agree upon and ask, the Father will do for us.
“Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about
anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”
Matthew 18:18-19 ESV
“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
Matthew 21:22 ESV
John affirms this, as we live in obedience in love.
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do what pleases Him.
1 John 3:21-22 ESV
Find the person (or people) who believes. Have them pray.
And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any
deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Mark 16:17-18 ESV
Jesus gives power and authority to His disciples.
And He called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.
Luke 9:1-2 ESV
I close by joining the apostle John in his prayer.
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
3 John 2
Study these verses and declare them over yourself and those for whom you pray.
Thank you for joining us today. Believe and be blessed.