Health and healing Scriptures

I am presently researching  through various  concordances regarding  Healing and Health in the Bible. Use the contact details at the end of this article to send in any Bible texts for healing you think could be added to this list. Also send in your ‘Jesus healing’ story if you have one. 

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Mobility problems

Paralysis and lameness

  1. Mephibosheth less-abled grandson of Saul. 2 Samuel 4:4
  2. Man, of Capernaum, lowered from a roof to be healed Mark 2:1-12 Luke 5:18-25
  3. Centurion’s servant whom Jesus healed without even being present Mathew 8: 5-13 Luke 7:1-10
  4. Man, by the pool of Bethesda who had suffered for thirty-eight, years when Jesus healed him John 5:1-8
  5. Woman in the synagogue who had suffered for eighteen years when Jesus healed her Luke 13:10-13
  6. Man, at beautiful gate who Peter healed through the power of Christ Acts 3:2
  7. Aeneas who had suffered eight years when Peter healed him Acts 9:33-34
  8. Man, at Lystra whom Paul healed (an act for which Paul was later stoned) Acts 14:8-10

Withered hand

Man, in Galilean synagogue heled by Jesus on the Sabbath which caused the Jews to begin plotting Mathew 12:10-13 Mark 3:1-5; Luke 6:6-10

Blindness

  1. Two men in Galilee who called Jesus Son of David Mathew 9:27-31
  2. Man, at Bethesda who Jesus healed after a second touch Mark 8:22-25
  3. Man, at Pool of Siloam who had been born blind John 9:1-7
  4. Bartimaeus, healed by Jesus while leaving Jericho Mathew 20:29-34, mark 10:46-52 Luke 18:35-42
  5. Demon possessed man in Galilee, whose healing caused the crowd to acknowledge Jesus to be the Son of David, Mathew 12:22 Luke 11:14

Deafness

  1. Man, from Tyre and Sidon, healed when Jesus spat and put His fingers in the man’s ears Mathew 7:32-35
  2. Mute boy at base of Mount Hermon whom disciples were unable to heal Mathew 17:14-18 Mark 9:17-29
  3. Mute man in galilee whose healing caused the crowd to marvel Mathew 12:22 Luke 11:14

Healing definition

The bringing about of a state of physical and spiritual health. Scripture recognises a close link between spiritual and physical health, with healing often being seen as an image of salvation in Christ.

God as the author of healing

Exodus 15:26 psalm 103:2-3 Luke 5:15

General aspects of healing

Requests for healing

2 Kings 20:1-11, 2 Chronicles 32:24-26 Isaiah 38:1-8 2 Kings 1:2 James 5:14

Quarantine regulations

Leviticus 12:1-4, 26,46. 14:8 Numbers 5:2;31-39. 2 Kings 15:5, Luke 7:12

Healing results in discipleship

Mark 10:52 John 6:2

 Healing results in praise

Acts 3:8-9 Mark 2:12 John 9:30-33,38

Miraculous healing By Jesus Christ

Mathew 8:2-3 Luke 4:18, Mathew 9:27-30, 14:34-36 Mark 6:53-56 Mathew 15:21-28 Mark 7:24-30 Mark 1:32-34 Luke 4:40 Luke 6:17-19, 8:48, 9:11;17:19

Healing through the prophets

1 Kings 17:17-24; 2 Kings 4:29-37, 5:10-14

 Healing through the Apostles

Mathew 10:1 Luke 9:1-2, Acts 3:6-8, 5:15-16, 9:34, 14:8-10, 19:11-12, 28:8-9

Healing in the church

1 Corinthians 12:8-9 Mark 16:17-18, 1 Corinthians 12:28,30

Healing of fever

Mathew 8:15, Mark 1:31, Luke 4:39 John 4:46-54

Healing of demon possession

Mathew 9:32-33, 12:22 Mark 5:1-20, 9:17-27, Luke 9:38-43 Acts 16:16-19, 19:11-12.

Healing withheld

2 Corinthians 12:8-9 2 Timothy 4:20

 Medical treatments to bring healing

Consulting doctors 2 Chronicles 16:12, Mathew 9:12 Jeremiah 8:22, Colossians 4:14

Taking medicine

1 Timothy 5:23

Disinfecting the house Leviticus 14:41-42

Using splints Ezekiel, 30:21

Using bandages and oil, Isaiah 1:6, Luke 10:34

The spiritual significance of healing

As an image of salvation Psalm 414, 103:2-5, 147:3, Jeremiah 3:22, 14:19, 17:14, Ezekiel 47:12, Hosea 6:1, Malachi 4:2; Mathew 8:17 Isaiah 53:4-5

 Heaven is the place of ultimate healing

Revelation 21:4 Romans 8:18, Revelation 22:2

Health definition

A state of physical and spiritual wellbeing which Scripture declares to be possible only through faith in Jesus Christ.

Salvation as spiritual health

The need for salvation

Mark 9:12-13; Luke 5:31-32

The promise of salvation

Psalm 32:4-5, 149:4, 1 Thessalonians 5:9; Titus 2:11 2 Peter 3:15, Revelation 12:10

The experience of salvation Psalm 13:5-6 91:16, 118:14; Isaiah 12:1-3

The importance of health

Health is to be sought after 3 John 2 Jeremiah 8:15 John 5:6,9 1 Thessalonians 5:23

Health is a wish in greeting people Isaiah 25:6, 2 Samuel 20:9

Health promised by God to His people Jeremiah 33:6

Health is a cause for praise Mathew 15:31, Acts 4:9-12

The pursuit of health

Hygiene Deuteronomy 23:13

Care of the body 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 Proverbs 4:20-22Acts 27:34 Romans 6:13 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. Ephesians 5:29, 1 Timothy 4:7-8.

The balance of work and rest Exodus 34:21 Exodus 20:8-11

Mental health

State of the natural mind Romans 8:6-7, Colossians 2:18

Mental disorder Deuteronomy 28:28, 1 Samuel 16:14-15, Daniel 4:28-37, John 10:20, Acts 26:25,

An anxious mind Job 10:1, Jeremiah 15:10, Luke 10:41, 21:34, 24:17

Anxiety resulting from judgement Deuteronomy 28:65, Deuteronomy 28:34 Zecharia 12:4, Romans 1:28.

The healthy mind, Psalm 42:6, Proverbs 12:25, Romans 12:2, Mathew 22:37 Mark 12:30, Luke 10:27, Philippians 4:6-8, 1Peter 5:6-7.

Healing

God the great healer Psalm 103:5-6

Healing blind, deaf and dumb Isaiah 35:5-6

Isaiah’s prophecy concerning healing Isaiah 53:4

No balm in Gilead, Jeremiah 8:22

False remedies Jeremiah 46:11

Healing ministry of Jesus Mathew 8:14-17

Relationship of illness to sin Mathew 9:1-7

Double healing Mathew 9:18-25

Power and authority over evil spirits and illness Mathew 10:1-8

Epilepsy caused by demon Mathew 17:14-20

Healing increased popularity of Jesus Mark 3:7-10

Faith of others required for healing Mark 6:4-6

Jesus rebuked fever Luke 4:38-39

Danger of emphasising healing above the healer Luke 7:21-23

Illness caused by a spirit Luke 13:10-16

Thirty-eight-year wait for healing John 5:1-8

Purpose for sickness John 11:4

Authority of Christians to heal the sick Acts 3:11-16

Misunderstanding arising from healing lame man Acts 14:8-18

Miracles in Paul’s ministry Acts 19:11-12

Paul omitted healing in enumerating gifts Romans 12:4-6, see 15:17-19

Priority of healing ministry 1 Corinthians 12:28-31

Paul prayed for healing but could rejoice in a negative answer to prayer 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Praying for the sick James 15:13-15. Get in touch for a prayer for your healing or send us your ‘Jesus healing’ story.

 

 

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