Healing Scriptures for the wounded cub

God heals today…don’t let a theologian talk you out of it!

Sickness and Disease exist in the earth because of sin. God isn’t ‘giving’ anyone sickness, otherwise he’d have to steal it from the devil first. No-one ever caught the heavenly flu, as there is no sickness in heaven to begin with. God can’t give something which is not in His possession.

As far as God’s concerned, you are already healed. Our job is to appropriate the spoils of victory, which Christ won for us. We need to believe God’s Word and stand in faith until the answer is manifested in our physical flesh.

The Holy Bible is teeming with healing scriptures in both testaments. Take time to meditate on these scriptures for yourself. As you do so, faith will rise in God’s ability to heal your specific malady.

Start declaring that you are ‘healed in Jesus name and symptoms must dissipate’ in your physical flesh. You must declare verbally that you are healed before healing manifests in your physical body. Faith works by ‘calling the things that are not, as though they were’ (until they are) (Romans 4:17).

Healing Scriptures in the Old Testament

Exodus 23:25 – “And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.”

Deuteronomy 7:15 – “And the Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon them that hate thee.”

Deuteronomy 30:20 – “That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, and to Jacob, to give them.”

Psalm 34:19 – “Many are the afflictions of the righteousness: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”

Psalm 91:9, 10 – “Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.”

Psalm 103:2, 3 – “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases …” [“Who healeth all” is just as permanent as “Who forgiveth all.”]”

Psalm 107:20 – “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction’s.”

Proverbs 4:20–22 – “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings: Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.”

Hosea 6:1 – “Come, and let us return unto the Lord: For he hath torn, and he will heal us; He hath smitten, and he will bind us up.”

Malachi 4:2 2 “But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise With healing in his wings; And ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

Isaiah 53:4–54 “Surely he hath borne our griefs, And carried our sorrows: Yet we did esteem him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: The chastisement of our peace was upon him; And with his stripes we are healed.”

Psalm 147:3 3 “He healeth the broken in heart, And bindeth up their wounds.”

Psalm 41:44 “I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: Heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

Healing Scriptures in the New Testament

Mark 16:17–1817 “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Acts 10:38 38 “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”

1 Peter 2:2424 “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”

Matthew 8:17 17 “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”

Matthew 10:1 – “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”

Matthew 9:22 22 “But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.”

Matthew 8:15–1615 “And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. 16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

Matthew 12:22 22 “Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.”

James 5:1414 Is any sick among you? 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:”

Mark 10:5252 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

Matthew 8:2–3 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.”

Luke 4:18–1918 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Matthew 9:27–3027 “And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. 28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. 29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. 30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.”

Matthew 9:32–3332 “As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. 33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.”

Matthew 14:34–36
34 “And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased; 36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

Luke 4:40 40 “Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.”

Luke 8:48 48 “And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.”

Luke 9:11 11 “And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.”

Luke 17:1919 “And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.”

Luke 9:1–2 – “Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.”

Mark 1:32–34 32 “And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. 33 And all the city was gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.”

Mark 2:1212 “And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

John 6:2 2 “And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.”

Acts 3:6–86 “Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ancle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

Acts 5:15–1615 “Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. 16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed everyone.”

Acts 16:16–1916 “And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: 17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. 19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers.”

Acts 9:3434 And Peter said unto him, AEneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.”

Acts 14:8–108 “And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked: The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, 10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.”

Acts 19:11–12 11 “And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: 12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.”

Acts 28:8–9 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him. So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed.”

1 Corinthians 12:8–9 8 “For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;”

1 Corinthians 12:28 28 “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.”

Steps to Healing

A.  Pray for Yourself.

It is scriptural to pray for yourself when afflicted. James 5:13 says: “Is any among you afflicted, let him pray.”

B.  Ask Someone Else to Pray for you.

Any sincere Christian who believes God is willing to heal, can pray for another. No ministerial credentials nor special gifts of the Spirit are required to pray for someone. James 5:16 instructs: “… pray one for another that ye may be healed.”

C.  Call for the Elders of the Church – Visit a local church that believes in healing and is willing to pray for you.

D.  By Laying On of Hands.

These signs shall follow them that believe; In my name…they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mk. 16:17, 18). No mention is made of ‘anointing with oil,’ or of ‘praying for the sick.’ Merely the laying on of hands and belief the sick shall recover. This is the method of healing, which Jesus used on many occasions and taught His disciples to do likewise.

In the following scriptures Jesus touched the sick or laid His hands upon them: Mt. 8:15; Mk. 6:5; 8:23, 25; Lk. 4:40; 5:13; 13:13. Today, when the believer lays his hands on the sick in the name of Jesus, it’s as though the very hands of Jesus were laid thereon.[1] James 5:14–16 has often been called the New Testament Healing Covenant.

Why do some people struggle to receive healing?

A.  Some Look to the Minister Rather Than to Christ.

While it is true that God uses human channels to bring to pass His marvelous works, it’s important the person seeking healing looks beyond the channel to the source, realizing that no minister can heal anyone. Jesus alone is the Great Physician. Peter said to the lame man at the temple gate, “Look on us” (Acts 3:4), in order to get his attention but immediately shifted the man’s focus away from himself with these words, “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee; In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6). Only Christ can heal, ministers are simply conduits of His healing power.

B.  Because of Some Unconfessed Sin in the Life (more applicable to the mature believer).

Unforgiveness is sometimes overlooked by ministers when administering healing. It is the legal ground Satan often uses to hinder the healing flow. Healing is not a reward for personal holiness. It comes by the Grace of God, as do all other blessings purchased by Christ. But known sin in a believer’s life will hinder faith and their capacity to receive from God. “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me” (Ps. 66:18). “Confess your faults one to another and pray one for another that ye may be healed” (Jas. 5:16). Everyone must check their hearts condition for unresolved issues, prior to the laying on of hands.

C. Because of Unbelief.

1.   In the one who prays:
The prayer of faith shall save the sick” (Jas. 5:15). “These signs shall follow them that believe” (Mk. 16:17).

2.   In the one prayed for:
He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Heb. 11:6).

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All scriptures are taken from the King James Bible, Pure Cambridge Edition (Circa. 1900).


[1] Guy P. Duffield and Nathaniel M. Van Cleave, Foundations of Pentecostal Theology (Los Angeles, CA: L.I.F.E. Bible College, 1983), 376.

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