God’s Healing Nature

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Genesis 1: 27-28
God creates man, His highest creation, and tells him to take rule over the earth. For a home, God gives man an idyllic garden called Eden Genesis 2:10. The name Eden means delight, pleasure, a place where all five senses are satisfied. In the original state which God intended for man, there is no poverty, sickness, death, or defeat of any kind. Of course, sin did enter the world, along with the curses that accompanied it see Romans 5:17. In spite of this, however, God has always had a plan to bring blessing, healing and prosperity to His people.

Genesis 18:10; 21:1-8
Although Sarah is well past child bearing age, God still miraculously gives her a son.

Exodus 12:1-51
God institutes the Jewish Passover to preserve the lives of His people, even as He judges the pagan society around them.

Exodus 15:26
God is the Lord Who heals us.

Exodus 20:12
One of the Ten Commandments is that we honor our father and mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Exodus 23:25
God's promise is that if we will worship Him, He will bless our food and water, and take sickness from our midst.

Deuteronomy 5:33
Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.

Deuteronomy 7:15
God's promise to keep His people free from disease.

Deuteronomy 30: 19-20
The choice of life or death, blessing or cursing is ours.

2 Kings 5:1-14
Naman is healed of leprosy.

2 Kings 20:1-11
After being told he is about to die, King Hezekiah “turned his face to the wall” and seeks God for his healing. As a result, God adds 15 years to his life.

2 Chronicles 16:9
God's eyes constantly look for opportunities to show Himself mighty on behalf of His people. “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.”

2 Chronicles 30:20
God heals the people in response to Hezekiah's prayer.

Psalm 30:2
The Psalmist cries out to God and is healed. “O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.”

Psalm 34:19
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

Psalm 42:11
The psalmist puts his hope in God, because He is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 67: 12
A prayer for God's saving health to be known among all nations.

Psalm 91:16
God promises to satisfy us with long life.

Psalm 103:3
He forgives all of our sins and heals all of our diseases.

Psalm 105:37
God brings the Israelites out of Egypt with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among them.

Psalm 107:19-20
God sends His Word, and heals us, and delivers us from our destructions.

Psalm 118:17
The psalmist proclaims that he will not die but live, and will proclaim the works of the Lord.

Psalm  147: 3
God heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.

Proverbs 3:1-2
Following God's Law gives us long life and peace.

Proverbs 3:7-8
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear respect the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Proverbs 4:20-22
God's Word is health (medicine) to a man's whole body.

Proverbs 9:10-11
By God's wisdom the days of our lives are lengthened and multiplied.

Proverbs 17:22
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.”

Proverbs 18:9 (Amplified Bible)
He who is loose and slack in his work is brother to him who is a destroyer and he who does not use his endeavors to heal himself is brother to him who commits suicide. This verse so reads in The Septuagint Greek translation of the Old Testament. Its statement squarely addresses the problem of whether one has a moral right to neglect his body by letting nature take its unhindered course in illness. God expects us to take responsibility for our health and take common sense care of ourselves.

Isaiah 9:6
One of Jesus' titles is the Prince of Peace. The Hebrew word for peace is Shalom. This word does mean peace, but in addition, it also means favor, health, wholeness, and yes, prosperity See Strong's Concordance #7965. Jesus is the Prince of Peace, health, prosperity and wholeness.

Isaiah 53:4-5
Surely he hath borne our griefs sicknesses and carried our sorrows pains; 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. NOTE - The last part of this verse, with his stripes we are healed, clearly shows that your healing was paid for by Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 58:8 (New American Standard)
Then your light will break out like the dawn, And your recovery will speedily spring forth' And your righteousness will go before you; The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

Jeremiah 17:14
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed' save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

Jeremiah 30:17
17 “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.”

Jeremiah 33:6
Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.

Joel 3:10b
“Let the weak say, I am strong.”

Malachi 3:6
For I am the Lord, I change not. God still heals today as He did in the past.

Malachi 4:2
The Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in His wings.

Matthew 4:23-24
Jesus travels about healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Matthew 8:2-3
A man with leprosy came and knelt before Jesus and said, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean.

Matthew 8:5-13
Jesus heals the servant of a prominent Roman military officer.

Matthew 8:16-17
Jesus heals and delivers a large crowd of people, further illustrating that he is the fulfillment of Isaiah 53:5b: With his stripes we are healed.

Matthew 9:20-22
A woman is healed of an otherwise incurable blood disease after touching Jesus' robe. This event is significant as we see how her faith was exercised: She said that if she could touch the hem of his garment, she would be made whole note the role of the spoken word. Also note that Jesus asked who had touched him, indicating that the healing took place without Jesus even actively dispensing it. His power was there, and it was simply a matter of tapping into it.

Matthew 9:27-30
30 Jesus heals two blind men.

Matthew 10:1
Jesus gives His disciples power to cast out demons and heal disease. This same power is available today to born again believers who exercise the gift of holy spirit. See John 14:12.

Mark 11:24
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Matthew 12:15
Great multitudes come to Jesus, and He heals them all!

Matthew 14:13-14
Jesus is moved with compassion toward the multitude, and heals their sick as a result.

Matthew 14:34-36
Men travel throughout the region to bring the sick to Jesus, and as many as touch him are made completely whole.

Matthew 15:29-31
Jesus heals a large crowd of people who are mute, blind and crippled.

Mark 1:40-42
A leper kneels down before Jesus and Jesus heals him.

Mark 2:1-12
A crippled man is brought to Jesus. Because of the huge crowd, the man has to be lowered down through the roof. Jesus is deeply moved by the man's faith and heals him on the spot. Faith that is willing to do whatever it takes to get in Jesus' presence is the faith that gets results!

Mark 5:1-43
Jesus brings freedom to a demon possessed madman.

Mark 5:38-43
Jesus raises Jairus’ daughter from the dead.

Mark 6:4-6
Jesus is rejected in his home town, and is unable to do mighty works due to their unbelief. Note that it doesn't say he would not, but that he could not. However, in spite of people’s unbelief, he was able to heal a few sick people.

Mark 6:53-56
Wherever Jesus goes, people bring the sick to Jesus, who heals every one of them. Note that they bring the sick to Jesus. He doesn't simply come uninvited, even to do miracles.

Mark 7:24-30
Jesus delivers a Syrophenician woman's daughter from a demon.

Mark 9:17-29
Jesus delivers a Syrophenician woman's daughter from a demon.

Mark 16:17-18
Jesus says that among the signs to follow believers is that we will lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Luke 4:16-21
Jesus announces his mission of healing the brokenhearted, delivering the captives and restoring sight to the blind.

Luke 4:33-36, 40-41
Jesus heals and delivers many who are sick and oppressed. As the demons leave, even they must acknowledge that Jesus is the Son of God.

Luke 4:38-39
39 Jesus heals Peter's mother-in-law of a fever.

Luke 6:6-10
Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the sabbath day, which sets up a dramatic confrontation with the religious leadership.

Luke 6:17-19
Multitudes of sick and oppressed people come to Jesus, and he heals every one of them.

Luke 13:11-17
Jesus heals a woman with a spirit of infirmity which had caused her to walk crookedly. Jesus goes on to describe her as the woman whom satan had bound. This clearly shows that sickness is the work of the devil, not God.

Luke 10:19
Jesus promises us power authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

John 4:46-54
A nobleman comes to Jesus on behalf of his gravely ill son. Jesus speaks the word, and the son begins to amend. In this case the healing was gradual, not instantaneous. Nonetheless, it was just as real. Keep this in mind when you don't see instant results. God is at work even when we don't see it. That's where faith or believing comes in. see Hebrews 11:1.

John 5:2-14
Jesus encounters a crippled man at the pool of Bethesda. Although Jesus does heal him, first he asks if the man is willing to be made whole. This is important: We can become lazy or complacent in our weakness and subconsciously not want God's help. When we are willing, so is he!

John 9:1-7
Jesus and the disciples encounter a blind man, and the disciples mistakenly assume that his blindness was due to sin, either by him or by his parents. After correcting this notion, Jesus heals the man, that the works of God might be made manifest in him.

John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; Jesus has come that we may have life, and have it more abundantly.

John 11:1-44
Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead.

John 14:12
Jesus makes the astounding promise that those who believe on him will do the same works he does, and even greater works!

John 15:7
Jesus promises that if you abide in him, and he abides in you, you can ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you.

John 16:23-24
If we ask anything in Jesus' name, (including healing) it will be given to us.

Acts 2:22
Jesus' ministry is confirmed by miraculous signs and wonders. Compare this with John 14:12-14, in which he promises the same power to those who believe in him.

Acts 3:1-8
Peter and John minister healing to a crippled beggar.

Acts 4:23-31
The early church prays that signs and wonders accompany the preaching of the Word.

Acts 5:12-16
Signs, wonders, and healings were done at the hands of the apostles.

 Acts 6:8-15
Wonders and miracles were done by Stephen. This disproves the common belief that miracles and healings were only done by the apostles.

Acts 8:4-8
Miracles were performed through the ministry of Phillip.

Acts 9:33-34
Peter ministers healing to a man stricken with palsy.

Acts 10:38
A powerful summary of Jesus' ministry: 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 14:8-10
As Paul is preaching, he perceives that a crippled man in the audience has faith to be healed. He tells the man to stand on his feet, and the man leaps and walks for the first time in his life.

Acts 19:11-12
Handkerchiefs and aprons from Paul's body are brought to the sick, and they are healed.

Acts 28:1-10
Paul is miraculously healed from a poisonous snakebite

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