Just as the carnal sinful nature and desire of man is a result of the initial decision of man to disobey God and sin, in the same way sickness and disease are the result of this same initial decision of rebellion by Adam, the first man.
God has declared His Will in the Bible concerning divine healing. He wants us to step out in faith and obedience to receive and minister His divine healing power to others.
God’s word is settled, unchanging, fixed, permanent and eternal in heaven.
For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Psalm 119:89
We can know God’s will on a matter when we know what He has said on that matter as it is recorded in the Holy Bible, as it’s human authors were carried along and inspired by the Holy Spirit as they wrote or dictated.
You must decide, settle the matter deep within yourself and come to the restful certainty of unmovable peace, confidence, trust and faith, that God is your Healer and that He is both able and willing to heal you now.
Under the old covenant sins were covered temporarily. Under the new covenant our sins are forgiven and forgotten and we have been made the righteousness of God in Jesus.
It is God’s Will That You Would Be Healed
1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
God Heals You
1 A Psalm of David.) Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. Psalm 103:1-6
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
Healing is a Sign, not a Reward
17 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. Mark 16:17,18
Healing is given by the authority of Jesus’ name and faith in His name.
Acts 3:6 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.
Acts 3:7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
Acts 3:8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
Acts 3:9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
Acts 3:10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.
Acts 3:11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering.
Acts 3:12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.
Acts 3:14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.
Acts 3:16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Jesus paid for your healing when He voluntarily was whipped by the soldiers before His crucifixion.
But He 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. Isaiah 53:5 nkjv
You must tell God what you want, you must believe He wants to and will heal you.
Jesus healed people because He was moved with compassion for them
35 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.
36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Matthew 9:35,36
And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. Matthew 14:14
32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. Matthew 20:33,34
40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed. Mark 1:40-42
18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.
19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. Mark 5:18,19
Divine Healing is a sign of the kingdom of God
Jesus healed All who came to Him
And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all. Luke 6:19
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. Matthew 4:23,24
God heals us.
and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15:26
God will deliver you from disease.
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence. Psalm 91:3
When you are with God, no plague will come near you.
No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; Psalm 91:10
No Plague Will Touch You
Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
By the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth healing is Given
Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. Acts 4:10
Jesus was anointed with the Holy Ghost and with power
Jesus went about doing good
Jesus went about healing ALL that were oppressed of the devil.
Raising the Dead
And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Matthew 10:7,8
Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: John 11:25
Divine healing is a sign of the kingdom of God
And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. Luke 10:9
God wants us to be spiritual, not carnal. It is true though, that the spiritual gifts function even threw people who are carnal and not spiritual. In 1 Corinthians chapters 2 and 3 some Christians were operating in the gifts
A Christian who has heard the Bible, but does not do it, is one who is only mature enough for spiritual milk. A Christian who has heard the Bible and does it is one who has reached the level of maturity to eat spiritual meat. Hebrews 5:11-6:2; John 4:5-36
In the Old Testament understanding God’s servants were waiting for His word before they acted. In the new covenant, God has already acted and is waiting for us to respond and obey His Will.
13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
14 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:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:13-16
Divine healing is needed when a sickness is attacking our bodies, we have suffered an injury or a physical developmental issue has occurred
An injury might have been caused by the enemy. Physical deformation is a result of the first man’s initial sin that brought a Curse on mankind and opened the door for the enemy to bear his evil fruit..
Sickness and Disease are Oppression of the devil.
Sources: John G. Lake Ministries, DHT Manual