Monday, January 16, 2012

THE HEALING SCRIPTURES


"...a woman...came behind HIM, and touched the hem of his garment: ...and the woman was made whole..." [Matthew chapter nine]

I want to preface what I've written below by saying that I am nothing! And God is **EVERYTHING**! This page has enjoyed such a wonderful response from so many people, in many places. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost is the ONE who inspired and brought this page into fruition. I trust it will bless you and yours as it has blessed so many. But I can take no credit. I am blessed to have had anything to do with this page. To God be the glory! --clint

I am praying for victory and healing for you. These are the promises in God's Word we are claiming for you!! They are true! I sent these precious promises to Al and Georgia in Oregon. Georgia was about 70 years of age and suffering from a terrible spinal disorder. Georgia's spine was disintegrating, turning to powder. Worse yet, a tumor or some kind of cancerous growth, new to her doctors, was wrapped around a point on her spine. Georgia had battled cancer some years earlier. Now it had raised it's ugly head again.
They read these promises together and God's powerful presence was manifested in the room! The Glory of God descended so strongly they felt impelled to call me, in Wisconsin, to share the new hope they felt. Through tears of joy they tried to communicate to me the up-surge of faith God had given them.
The doctors could only offer an experimental surgery. This cancer was different and in a very difficult and dangerous spot. Without a miracle there was little hope for Georgia. The doctors could promise only a chance of improvement.
The surgery was a wonderful success. Through this miracle from Heaven, as the doctors were aided by the Divine hand Georgia was granted more than six years of life. Where she probably would have died in a few months she was granted an increase in her life quality and an increase in years. Then she received a more complete healing as she went into the presence of Jesus. There is no death for the saint of God...only a higher form of life in HIS presence. Now, if going into HIS presence isn't healing, then I don't know what healing is!!
It is imperative that you get delivered of any fear of death for the one you are praying for! You must NEVER deny the Lord the "going into HIS presence in Heaven" as one of HIS healing options! To be in Christ's presence in Heaven is not death anyway. It is life! It is a healing of greater proportions.
After all, Lazarus, Dorcas, the Widow's son and all who have been raised from the dead in the Bible (except Jesus) died a second time and went to glory. They did not lose their healing. They gained a higher degree of healing. If you can surrender your fears of death you will enable the Lord to more freely work. Put yourself and your loved ones on the altar. Give the Lord your permission to heal in ANY WAY HE CHOOSES. But, if you withhold death from Him, you resist Him from working at all.
Remember, death has no power over the believer anyway. You must grab on for dear life to these Words of God! Read them over and over again. SPEAK THESE WORDS, OUT LOUD, OR AT LEAST UNDER YOUR BREATH. There is something powerful about audibly speaking God's Word! "Death and LIFE are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." (Proverbs 18:21)
Believe these Scriptures that you will find throughout this page. They will not fail you if you obey God and trust. The key is trust, to allow God to do it HIS way and in HIS time. It will all come out okay, even if we have to wait until we get to Heaven. Remember, Heaven is so much longer and better...but God wants to help us now also. Here's a wonderful promise that I consider a healing Scripture:
"Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear HIM, upon them that hope in HIS mercy; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waiteth for the Lord; HE is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in HIM, because we have trusted in HIS holy Name. Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in THEE." [Psalms 33:18-22]
Remember, however, that you need to ask God to release HIS Holy Spirit to anoint the Word of God. It takes the Spirit of God and the Word working together. Don't leave the Holy Spirit out!! Ask and thank the Lord for anointing these Scriptures with the Holy Spirit. Ask the Lord to help you acknowledge the Comforter.
God's Word tells us that the Word itself is a seed that can bring life and health to your whole being. "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. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life." (Proverbs 4:20-23)
"He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions." (Psalm 107:20) "I am the Lord that healeth thee" (Exodus 15:26b) "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?" (Num. 23:19) "There hath not failed one word of all His good promise." (1st Kings 8:56) "For ever O, Lord, thy word is settled in heaven." (Psalm 119:89) "I will HASTENMY Word to perform it." (Jeremiah 1:12)

God Almighty declared Himself to be the Healer of His people with these words: "I am the Lord that healeth thee." He spoke those words for over a million of HIS people through the lips of Moses. (Exodus 12:37 tells us that the men alone numbered 600,000). When God's people saw all the plagues falling upon Egypt, they must have believed God's word was true. The result: Every one of them who needed healing was made well in preparation for the trip to the Promised Land!
How do we know that?? The answer is in Psalm 105:37, where we are told "He (God) brought them forth...and there was not one feeble person among their tribes...."
Nobody limped out of Egypt!! Nobody was carried on a stretcher! The Lord healed them, perhaps on Passover night! Moses was inspired to write: "If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the Lord your God will keep his covenant of love with you,... The Lord will keep you free from EVERY DISEASE. He will not inflict on you the horrible diseases you knew in Egypt, but he will inflict them on all who hate you." (Deuteronomy 7:12,15 NIV) "'But you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst.'" (Exodus 23:25 NASB) If that was true in Israel, under the Law, should it not be much more true for you, who have been redeemed by the blood of God's Lamb and are living under grace, mercy, and truth?
"He (Jesus) welcomed them (the crowds) and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing." (Luke 9:11b)
"Lo, I come, to do thy will, O God." (Hebrews 10:7) "I (Jesus) came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me." (John 6:38) The Leper of Mark 1:40 said: "If you are willing, you can make me clean." Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said, "Be clean!"
"Is ANYONE among you sick? Let him call for the elders (saintly leaders) of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith WILL restore the one who is sick, and the Lord WILL raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they WILL be forgiven him. Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much."(James 5:14-16)
"Great multitudes followed him (Jesus), and he healed them ALL." (Matthew 12:15)
"...as many as touched [the hem of his garment] were made perfectly whole." (Matthew 14:36)
It wasn't some who touched, but it was "...as many as touched." Anyone and everyone who needed a healing received when they touched the Master!
"The whole multitude sought to touch him; (and He) healed them ALL." (Luke 6:19)
"And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and HEALING EVERY SICKNESS and EVERY DISEASE among the people." [Matthew 9:35]
"...and He...healed ALL that were sick: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took OUR infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." (Matthew 8:16-17)
"Jesus Christ THE SAME yesterday, and to day, and for ever." (Hebrews 13:8)
God says,"MY covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips." (Psalms 89:34)
"I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD." [Psalm 118:17]
"O Lord my God, I called to YOU for help and YOU healed me. O Lord, you brought me up from the grave; you spared me from going down into the pit. Psalm 30:2,3
"For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with SALVATION." (Psalm 149:4 NASB) The writers of the Bible did not write in English. English hadn't even been invented back then. And so in certain places in the Bible the original word we translate into English as "salvation" is the same word which we also translate into English as the word "healing!!!" He can "save" and/or "heal" both the body and the spirit!
"Heal me, O Lord, and I WILL BE HEALED; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise." Jeremiah 17:14
"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 4:40)
Jesus said to His disciples, "When you enter a town... Heal the sick who are there and tell them, 'The kingdom of God is near you.'" (Luke 10:9)  Jesus tells us to heal the sick before we preach the Good News! Anyone can preach a sermon or give a talk...but only those truly anointed can pray for the sick and see God raise them!
"Surely he (Jesus) took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows,...by his wounds we ARE healed." (Isaiah 53:4-5)
"Whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you." (John 16:23)
"What THINGS soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them." (Mark 11:24) "HE [God the Father] that spared not HIS own Son [Jesus], but delivered HIM up [to be nailed on a cross] for us all, how shall HE [God the Father] not with HIM [Jesus] also freely give us allTHINGS?" [Romans 8:32]
Healing is a THING, isn't it? Our God is a super Father, above all Fathers. And HE wants to give us, HIS children, those good THINGS that will meet our need for "abundant" life, in the here and now, as well as in the forevers to come. Healing is not a gift that would spoil us as are riches, luxury cars and jewels! Some earthly parents shower their children with expensive presents that ruin the child. Such gifts are evil things! But our God wants to give us health, that we might shine for HIM in a more glorious way! HE desires to give us good, pure and holy THINGS.
The Lord not only wants to heal you of the big diseases, but he wants to heal you of the aches, the pains, the colds and the flu too! "And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them." (Matthew 8:14-15)
"IF TWO OF YOU SHALL AGREE on earth as touching [or concerning] any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven."(Matt. 18:19) God's healing of a broken body or a broken spirit is a pure request that two Christians can agree on with God and know that HE desires to bring it to pass in HIS way and in HIS time.
One of God's names in the Old Testament Hebrew is Jehovah-Rapha. This is found in Exodus 15:26. HIS Name translates from the Hebrew: "GOD THE HEALER." HIS NAME IS "HEALER" BECAUSE HEALING IS PART OF HIS VERY NATURE!! PRAISE 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 none of His benefits; Who pardons ALL your iniquities; Who heals ALL your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit; Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle." (Psalms 103:1-5) Brother, sister, getting your YOUTH RENEWED is healing, wouldn't you agree??
"HE giveth power to the faint; and TO THEM that have no might HE increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD [minister to, wait upon, turn to, focus on, pray to, believe in] shall RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; THEY SHALL RUN, and not be weary [get tired] ; and THEY SHALL WALK, and not faint." (Isaiah 40:29-31) If you can RUN and not get tired and walk and not faint, isn't that healing???
"And He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; FOR BY HIS WOUNDS YOU WERE HEALED." (1st Peter 2:24) Notice "were" is past tense. From God's perspective you've already received healing...can't you believe for it to come into the present??
There is power in the Name of Jesus. "Jesus" you see is the living Name of God. God the Father is so fantastic that HIS name is a living person: Jesus Christ, of Nazareth, the alpha and omega.
The Father's breath is a living person too: The Holy Spirit. Now we can see that the Father must be so much greater than we ever thought. My name is a mark on a piece of paper and so is yours. But God the Father has a living person, the Lord Jesus Christ, as His Name and the Holy Spirit as His breath. If His Name is a Person and His breath is a Person, how great the Father must be!
There is power in the Name of Jesus. Put a little olive oil on the hand(s) of the elder(s) in the room. Dear reader, an elder is a saint of God of longstanding, who lives a pure and sanctified and God anointed life. I never have novices, newbies, carnal Christians, loose believers touch me to pray for my healing. That can bring a curse! You have a right to be picky about who touches you and anoints you. I don't care how many degrees, titles or honors a person has, they must be holy. I would rather have a sanctified washer woman or a glory filled ditch diger pray over me than all the liberal doctors of theology in the land. So be careful who prays for you and your loved ones!
Next have James 5:14-16 read out loud. Lay the oil anointed hand(s) upon the sick person's head or hand. Pray for healing. Then do what Peter did to the lame man at the Gate called Beautiful. He gave healing in the Name of Jesus! Say something like this:
"We anoint you [John Doe] in the Name of Jesus Christ. There is power in HIS Name. We believe these Words of God we have read. They are true! We pour the blood of Jesus Christ on your BODY. We anoint you with this oil that symbolizes the Holy Spirit. NOW, IN THE NAME OF JESUS WE AGREE TOGETHER THAT YOU ARE HEALED BY THE POWER OF GOD. WE COMMAND YOUR BODY TO BE WELL IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. [John Doe],BE ABSOLUTELY WELL! [CANCER], CEASE IN THE NAME OF JESUS! BY HIS STRIPES, JESUS' BEATINGS, YOU WERE HEALED!! [CANCER] STOP YOUR MANEUVERING AND OPPRESSION IN THE BODY OF [John]. HE, BELONGS TO GOD! [CANCER] BE GONE IN JESUS NAME, THIS INSTANT! FATHER FILL [John's] SPIRIT ANEW WITH YOUR HOLY GHOST. FILL HIS BODY AS WELL. HE, GIVES HIMSELF, A LIVING SACRIFICE. AMEN!!!"
"AMEN" is a Hebrew word and MEANS: DONE, TRULY, SO BE IT, IT IS!!
The above prayer may seem presumptuous. However, Peter and John who gave healing to the paralytic at the Beautiful Gate (Acts 3) seem not to have deliberated about whether it was God's will to heal the man or not. They seem to instinctively have known that healing was for them to give away to the needy. Remember the timing of healing is in God's hands.

Sometimes healings come in an instant like the miracle at the Beautiful Gate. When healing is instantaneous that is what the Bible reveals to be a miracle, a sign, a wonder. But more often healing comes by degrees. Many people lose their faith because they see no instant change. God often likes to heal in degrees because we tend to retain that kind of a healing better than a miracle. That kind of a healing also tends to strengthen us spiritually more than a miracle. Surprising to say, but people forget miracles quicker than a healing because a miracle-wonder happens in a flash, and soon we are on to other things or even on into doubt and then we can lose the miracle easily. But a healing comes slowly and we spend so much time cheering God on, by our faith, that we don't easily forget, and our faith can grow stronger in the process and stay stronger. But if we start doubting our healing can go in reverse. That is not good.

Healing is absolutely guaranteed for the believer. Doesn't God's Word promise we are all going to receive new bodies??
"For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory." (1 Corinthians 15:53-54)
In fact healing is already granted and is already ours. We simply need to pray it into the NOW of our lives, into this space and time. We can therefore thank God for healing in advance. We know that it is His will to heal. We don't have to pray "thy will be done," on whether or not God wills healing, BECAUSE THE WORD OF GOD CLEARLY REVEALS GOD'S WILL THROUGH JESUS TO HEAL ALL WHO ARE OPPRESSED BY THE DEVIL. "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." (Acts 10:38)
Jesus even healed sinners! The man who had been crippled for 38 years, whom Jesus made whole, was told by Jesus to go and "sin no more" that nothing worse come upon him. [See John 5:14]
We "WERE" healed 2,000 years ago when Jesus took our diseases and bore them on the cross and took the lash, the stripes for our healing. The Scripture says that by His stripes we "WERE" healed! (past tense) (1st Peter 2:24)
But, God may not have revealed to us, yet, His timing for the healing to leap out of eternity and into the natural or the present space and time we are in. So we never give up. We simply thank and ask and seek and praise and believe, EXPECTING the miracle!
We continuously speak against the disease. We CONTRADICT the disease. We speak life over ourselves, in the Name of Jesus. We say "no" to disease. We say, "I resist you, you foul sickness. I do not receive you! I reject you. I repudiate you! I rebuke you, you wicked spirit of infirmity! Be gone! Satan, I renounce you and ALL of your works and ALL of your ways, in Jesus name! I pray the hedge of protection around my mind, and my body, and my spirit in Jesus Name! The blood of Jesus is upon me. I hold the blood of Jesus against this disease! I receive my healing this very moment from my Lord God, in Jesus precious Name! Thank you Father that you have healed me and made me whole!"
Everything we SPEAK is creative. That is why I refuse to say, "I'm dying for a drink of water." That is negative!! Instead I say, "I am LIVING for a drink of water!"
Even MORE what you say in the Name of Jesus is very powerful in deed! Continue to say out loud the scripture promises and to speak out loud your faith statements, the word of your testimony of healing. Such advice as I have given here might seem unscholarly, primitive, too simple, mechanical even. My friend, remember that the Bible was not inspired primarily for scholars, students and Sunday school teachers.
Missionaries tell us they have found the Bible to be a "trans-cultural book." That's a scholarly way of saying any culture, any education, anyone can receive the Truth of Scripture with God's help!! That means Bible truths easily imprint in the hearts and minds of primitive, bottom-rung, third-world peoples!!
Why?
Because there are more "LITTLE PEOPLE" than anybody else! The Bible is written for the masses first and thinkers later. The Bible asks us to faith more than it asks us to think. Simple people faith better than they think. When you build a model, or a kit, or a home it is better to follow the instructions of the designer than to improve on them. Simple people know that. They follow instructions mechanically.
I have been questioned about this view many times. Invariably believers remind me of many holy persons who remained ill or even died of a disease yet they prayed and believed. Or they tell me that if what I shared is true then Christians would never die and we would be healed to live until Christ returns.
My answer to this is simply that it is improper and judgmental for us to speculate about another believer who seemed not to receive the healing they prayed for. Our focus must remain on the Word of God rather than experience.
Further more, if the death of the righteous is not a healing from disease then we are left with perplexity. Our hope must rest primarily on Scripture and only secondarily on true and pure and holy experiences. Experience must never violate Scripture. If it does we must reject any such experience!
Scripture is clear. Even in Paul's story of the "thorn in the flesh" if you read the passage you see that nowhere does God refuse Paul healing. Instead the Lord reminds Paul that His "grace" or gift is sufficient. Paul is certainly healed in Heaven and the Lord's message to Paul was a "STANDBY," not a "no." (See 2nd Corinthians 12:7-9) Also, Saint Paul was a special case. None of us fit into Paul's category. He had his own personal version of the Gospel called "my Gospel." He traveled to the third Heaven and heard amazing things that could not be repeated and he out did all the other apostles put together, writing more of the New Testament than all they. God allowed a special circumstance (the thorn in the flesh) to help keep him humble. It is not fair to use Saint Paul to discourage the rank and file of believers against healing!!
Jesus is not recorded to have turned ANYONE away who sought healing. Jesus said that HE came "that they might have life and have it more abundantly." (John 10:10) He said, "I AM the...life..." itself. (John 14:6 and in John 11:25)
Even one who is as dead as Lazarus shall live. Lazarus had to wait until he had been dead in his own grave for four days before he received his healing. Can you imagine how extreme that is!!! That is the kind of faith that God rewards. No wonder God was pleased with Job who exclaimed, "Though HE slay me, yet will I trust in HIM..." (Job 13:15]
The point is that healing is God's ultimate will for believers, no matter what. The working out of the healing, and the timing of the healing, in this life or the next, is up to God! But, we never have to beg for healing. We simply ask, thank and expect. If our expectation is delayed until eternity and the final resurrection, so be it!
However, if a person insists on looking at experiences then they need to interview those who were healed in the here and now. There are many more miracles happening today than the media, even Christian media will publish. These miracles are affirmed by medical science. The doctors don't give God glory usually, but they do admit that an unexplainable thing has occurred.
Speaking of experience, some believers who have experienced miracle healings report that they made a practice of receiving The Holy Communion on a daily basis. They did not necessarily have their pastor administer the Communion each time. But each morning during their devotions they would read the Scripture in First Corinthians 11:23-32. Then they would examine their lives and ask the Lord to forgive any known or unknown sins. And then they would prayerfully, reverently and joyfully receive the bread and the juice. Some who had no grape juice would even use water, for God has the power to turn water into wine. And so they would trust HIM to make up for their lack.
Please take the many scriptures shared here to heart, if you are one seeking healing for another...or if you need healing yourself. The Lord suffered much that you might receive your healing. Don't give up. Keep on believing!

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