This is a Bible study on Healing. Click here for a printable Bible Study Guide.
Remember, GOD answers all our prayers. Sometimes what we think is a "no answer" is merely a "wait answer" or a delayed "yes answer". God is perfect and God's timing is perfect. God knows all things, He knows everything past, present, and future. God has everything under control. There is no greater power than the power of God. God can do anything.
All healing comes from GOD alone. God is solely responsible for all healing. If you have received the salvation of God then you have been healed.
The dictionary defines healing as to become whole or sound; get well; to restore to health or soundness; cure; to effect the cure or remedy of, as a wound is closed or broken bone is knit together; to remedy repair, or remove; to free from an evil or distressing state or condition; purify; cleanse.
An example, that everyone can share is when we have a bad cold. If we go to the doctor and he gives us medicine for our cold, we received a remedy to cure us from our illness. The medicine counteracts the virus, makes us rest to repair our bodies, and make us whole.
As we all know, modern medicine cannot cure every illness in everyone. A person can still die from a cold, even in today's modern world.
Sometimes the only cure for us, has to come from a higher power, from the power of God, who is the Great Physician, Jesus Christ, our Lord God.
God heals our bodies physically.
God is all powerful and there is no illness that God cannot heal.
God is the Creator. God created all things. God created human beings. There is no one better able to heal any creation, than its Creator.
God made us, He put every bone, every muscle and every organ in its place. There is no one who knows how everything works in our bodies, better than God, because He put our bodies together in the beginning, He is able to heal.
God created our bodies and He can heal our bodies when they are sick, even if our illness is not physical.
Sometimes our illness may not be physical, we may have emotional problems that need healing. God can heal our sick hearts and our sick minds, just as He can heal our physical illnesses.
God can heal our bodies in all ways: physically, mentally, and spiritually.
God heals our spirit.
When we are saved by the grace of God through faith in God, we receive spiritual healing. Our earthly sinful spirit is reborn into a new heavenly godly Spirit, we actually receive the Spirit of God in us.
God heals our minds.
Mental illness effects a large population of this world today. Depression is a mental illness, that many times goes without treatment. Most everyone knows someone who has some form of mental illness today.
The world does not promise you a sound mind, but God does. Yes, God promises all of His children a sound mind. God promises to heal our minds.
As the children of God, we are given the power of God through Christ Jesus. As the children of God, God gives us a sound mind.
There are so many false religions in this world today, which teach that someone other than God can heal them. Some human beings even believe that they can heal, or can be healed by some person. DO NOT be deceived by false doctrines, this teaching is not scriptural.
Since the beginning of our time, God alone has breathed life into every creature.
Only God Almighty can heal.
Our LORD God Almighty is the Creator of all things, and He alone heals.
DO NOT BE DECEIVED. Everything good, every healing comes from God above.
Yes, God heals all types of people all around the world today.
If we believe the word of God, the scriptures say that Jesus healed ALL manner of sickness and ALL manner of diseases among ALL the people. And through the scriptures we know that Jesus is the same today as he was yesterday.
Today, Jesus Christ heals ALL sicknesses and ALL diseases among ALL people.
Jesus healed more people than we will know in this lifetime.
ALL manner of sickness and ALL manner of diseases
Jesus Christ healed me!! Yes, I personally have been healed many times by the Great Physician, Christ Jesus, Praise God!! And not only physical, but emotionally, heart, mind, body and soul healed.
I praise my LORD GOD for my healing!! I thank God that He loves me and heals me!!
We have a true healing, living God, who answers ALL our prayers and heals us and makes us whole.
We are healed the same way that we all receive salvation - by the grace of God through faith in God.
According to God's riches in glory by Christ Jesus we are healed. By the grace of the God Almighty in Heaven we are healed.
God tells us in His word that we receive not because we ask not. We must pray to God, ask God by faith to heal us.
Praying for healing before salvation.
Are you saved? Have you received God's free gift of salvation? If not, before you pray for physical healing pray for spiritual healing.
This flesh body is temporal, but our spirit is eternal. Salvation is much more important than any physical bodily healing.
Why do I need to be a child of God in order to pray for healing? Because God wants you to obtain salvation.
Numerous people are healed when they are saved.
The Word of God state that if we believe that GOD will save us we can be saved. If you believe God can save you and give you eternal life, then pray to Him right now.
Prayer for Salvation and Healing:
The Scriptures tell us, if we pray to God and believe that He will save us that He will - God promises to save everyone who comes to Him with a sincere heart (Romans 10:13). If you prayed the prayer above or one similar, you are saved.
Praying for healing after salvation.
We are to pray to God in the Spirit. To receive the Spirit of God, we must be saved. The Spirit of God is given to all people who receive salvation.
Let your request be made known to God by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving.
If to be healed is your request, make it known to God. The scriptures tell us that we receive not because we ask not. We must ask God to heal us.
We must have faith, ask God in faith to be healed, believe in God, believe that God will heal you; and all things, whatsoever we ask in prayer we shall receive.
We must abide in Christ Jesus.
We must be right with God. We must ask for healing from God in faith for the right reasons.
Believers Prayer for Healing:
Halleluiah! Praise the Lord for His powerful healing power!!
Yes, as believers of Christ Jesus we can pray for healing for others from God. We are instructed by God to pray for others, it is called intercessory prayer, we intercede for someone else.
Before we pray for healing for others, our heart must first be right with God. We must ask God for forgiveness of all our sins, we must repent from our sin, in order to pray for others. We must forgive all people for all things in our lives, before we can pray for others.
If we know that the person is not saved, we must first pray for their salvation, at any cost. Their salvation is priority with God over their physical or emotional healing.
Many, many people are healed physically and healed emotionally when they receive salvation.
Intercessory prayer is to be practiced by all believers. Just as we are servants to God we are to be fellow servants to each other, loving each other, serving others, and praying for others.
God answers ALL prayers of the faithful.
The word of God tells us that God answers ALL prayers. For many people, the fact that God answers ALL prayers may be a new revelation to them, you may have been told, or believe otherwise.
So why do so many people say "God didn't answer my prayer"? There are many reasons why some people may say that God didn't answer their prayers, but the main reason is because they didn't get the answer they wanted, they can't see God's answer. We may not see the answer because it wasn't answered the way we wanted, or we didn't wait for the answer, but God promises all His children, that He answers all their prayers.
Sometimes we do not hear God's answer to our prayers, because we have set our minds on a different answer. Sometimes we think God has said "No", when He has said "Wait". Sometimes God has said "Yes" but we cannot see the answer. Sometimes God has said "No", but we are waiting for God to say "Yes".
God has always and will always answer prayer the same way. From the beginning of time, when man talked with God for the first time, to our prayers today, God answers all prayers the same.
God does not change, we do. God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. The same God in the garden of Eden with Adam and Eve is the same God that answers our prayers today. The same God that parted the Red Sea, so Moses and the Israelites could escape the wrath of the Egyptians, is the same God who answers our prayers today.
God answers our prayers like He has always: Yes, No, Wait.
"Yes" answered prayers.
God answers "yes" to billions of prayers every day.
It is a fact, that we have all seen God answer "yes" to our prayers, and "yes" to the prayers of others.
God answers "yes" to our very first prayer, when we ask Jesus to become our Lord and Saviour and forgive us of all our sins. God answers "yes" and we receive salvation by the grace of God through faith in God.
Our salvation is a "Yes" answered prayer from God to us.
After we are saved, God continues to bless us with "yes" answered prayers. We are blessed by God with good health, a loving family, healthy children, food to eat and a place to live, in our work, in our jobs, in our businesses, and in our church family.
We must continually thank our Lord God and our Creator for all our many blessings and our answered prayers, every day. We need to thank our Blessed Saviour for our life, God's love, God's grace and His enduring mercy, every day.
"No" answered prayers.
We also, though the grace and mercy and love of God, receive "no" answered prayers.
God is omnipotent, all powerful, all knowing.
God is infinite in power and wisdom. We do not know the future, but God does. God not only knows the future, but God is the future for all who have faith in Him.
We must have faith in God, always and in all things. We must know that when God answers "No" to our prayers, that He does know what is best for us.
God holds the plan of our life, we don't. Our life is in God's loving hands. We must have unwavering faith in God's plan in all areas of our lives.
When we receive "No" as the answer from God, we must accept God's divine knowledge of the truth. We do not see the future, but God does. God was there when our life began, He was with us in our mother's womb, and He will be there when our life ends, to meet us and take us home to Heaven.
God is with us always, looking out for us always, giving us what is best for us, even unto the end of this world.
With faith in God we accept His divine sovereignty, especially when He answers "No" to our prayers.
The scriptures say we are to praise God in all things, even when we do not understand fully the reason why. That God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ.
We must remain in faith with God, through all things in our lives.
Doubting God is NOT faith. Questioning the wisdom of God's answers to our prayers is NOT faith. Faith in God during only the good times and when we get our way, is not faith. Faith is accepting God's will in ALL things. Faith in God is accepting that His will is beyond our understanding sometimes. Faith in God is accepting that His was is the best way, even when it does not make much sense to us at the time.
Our faith in God grows with each and every "No" answered prayer, because we are stretching our faith, using our faith in God to guide us in our lives. Each time renewing our faith, accepting that NOT our will, but God's will be done.
Faith in God is accepting the truth of God, that all things are of Him, for Him, through Him, and to Him. And to God be the Glory for ever. Amen.!!
"Wait" answered prayers.
Many times we think God has said "no" when in fact He has said "wait". Too many of us mistake a delayed yes for a no answer, we jump ahead of God's plan for our lives and make a wrong choice that have horrible consequences.
Many times when God answers our prayers with "Wait", we find it harder to accept than when He answers "No". As human beings we are not programmed to wait. We are born impatient, wanting instant gratification.
Patience and waiting on God must be learned. How do we learn anything? One step at a time. We are not born running, we are not born even walking, but even when we are small little babies we learn to crawl to get where we want to be, eventually we learn to walk, and then we learn to run.
Having faith in God is knowing that God has a purpose for our lives, all things in our lives. Everything that we do in our lives, is to be done to the glory of God in Heaven. We are to count it all joy, all parts of our lives, even the parts that we cannot understand.
When we place our complete trust and faith in our LORD God, we can count it all joy!
Understanding God's answers.
When we do not receive the answers to our prayers that we want, it is hard to understand God's answer, we ask "why?".
When we pray for God to heal our loved ones and they die, it is sometimes hard to understand why.
When we see the suffering in this world today, by the hands of evil and corrupt men, it is hard to understand why.
When we see wars, earthquakes, floods, destruction of human lives around the globe, it is hard to understand why.
When we ourselves, or our loved ones, suffer with pain, physical or emotional, and pray to God for healing, it is hard to understand why we are not healed.
There are many, many times when we pray to God for healing, for ourselves or for others, and we must wait, it is hard to understand why.
In these times, when we think that God has not heard our prayer, this is where our faith is tried and proven.
The children of God, who love the LORD, are promised by God the crown of life.
We must have faith in God in all things, during the good times and the bad times, even when we do not understand why.
We must realize that all things are for the glory of God and that we are not promised by God to understand why. Do we actually think for a moment that we could understand God?
God knows all things, we certainly don't. Are we so self-centered and ignorant to second guess God? Do we really thing that "our way" could in any way be superior to "God's way"? Do we actually think any plan we have is better than God's plan?
We are given a measure of understanding of God through Christ Jesus, but we will never fully understand God, until we see God face to face in the Kingdom of Heaven.
God promises that through all things we are given comfort and peace through Christ Jesus.
God gives me comfort when my loved ones die. When bad things happen to me or other people, I don't try over analyze it or to understand it, I accept the fact that God is in control of my life, and that is enough.
God is enough. Knowing that my life is in God's hands is enough for me. I know that nothing, no hardship, no pain, no suffering in my life here on this earth is worthy to be compared to the glory that God has prepared for me, in His Kingdom, which He will reveal to me when I see His face.
This earth, its sufferings, its pain, this is earth is NOT my home, this is just a temporary dwelling, this fragile earthly body God gave me is temporary, this earth is temporary, my flesh is not permanent, the suffering of this world is not permanent.
My heavenly body, promised to me by God is permanent. My heavenly mansion, promised to me by God is permanent, not temporary. My eternal life is not for 80 years like here on earth, but for 10,000 x 10,000 years and beyond, for eternity in my incorruptible heavenly body, with my Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We must not focus on the present, but on the glory of the future.
We must put our lives in perspective. What is anything in this life, compared to the Glory of God for eternity? Nothing can compare to the glory we have in God.
Through the love and mercy and grace of God, we can bear all things, suffer all things, and believeth all things for the glory of God.
Through Christ Jesus, we have learned to be content in our lives in whatever stage we are in.
One of my favorite scriptures from God is Philippians 4:13, which reminds me every day, that nothing is impossible with God, I have all the strength I need to get through anything because my strength comes from God Himself. God's strength enables me to do all things, all the things that God wants me to do.
God is greater than anything. God abides inside of me. Through the power of God given to me by grace through faith, I can overcome all things.
We all know someone who has suffered with pain or a disease. We have all been touched by someone we know who has died of an illness.
It is hard for people to understand illness and disease. Many people have asked, "Why does God let people suffer?".
We have all seen the ads for the children's hospitals, full of little babies, children with terminal cancer and other illnesses.
We may visit the nursing homes of the elderly, or know someone in one. We see older people in pain or dying of diseases.
Why do people suffer, why are so many people living in pain, why do so many people have illness and disease? How could a God of love allow people to suffer?
Healing in Heaven
It was extremely difficult to see my spouse suffer with a rare, complicated and painful disease. It was painful to see him suffer and in such pain. It was painful to see him relapse after being in remission for so long. I have never felt such heartache and pain when he died, so early in his life. To see someone so kind, so loving, so young, so good, so intelligent suffer and die, it broke my heart. My husband was a good person, no bad habits, was kind and loving to all who meet him. He was generous and patient. It was hard for me when the Lord took him at early age of 31. We had so many plans and so much more to do.
God gave me one of my most precious gifts in my loving spouse. I never knew that kind of love before. I never knew that kind of joy. I never knew that I could hurt so much, and live through it. When you truly love someone who dies, when your spouse dies, you want to die with them, you want to go away with them, you don't want to stay behind and live without them.
I went through the normal stages of grief, the silence, anger, sadness, depression, but I never lost my hope and faith in God. Thanks to God none of my anger lasted, none of my sadness lasted, none of my depression stayed. God repaired my broken heart.
Without God I would have become a basket case, I would not have been able to go on. My faith and trust in my Lord and Saviour gave me comfort and peace through my suffering and pain. God healed my broken heart. I will never forget my beloved husband, but I know without a doubt, that all things happen to the glory of God to those who love God. And I love God! I don't love God because my husband died, but in spite of it. Not my will, but thine be done. I can say that I understand and have faith that God knows best, His plan is perfect, just and true, and that God loves me and cares for me in all the stages of my life.
With God, through God, and in God, I can count it all joy!
So why didn't God heal my husband? I certainly sent thousands of prayers to God, praying for his healing. Our family and friends and others we didn't even know prayed also. I also prayed that God's will be done. I prayed for my husband to be healed by God's plan.
The truth is God did heal my husband. He is perfectly healed and in the presence of our Lord and King Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!! My husband is healed and he is at the throne of our Father God waiting on me to meet him in Glory.
My beautiful husband is healed, made whole, cured of all disease and has no more pain. God Himself wiped away his tears. He is healed and with the LORD God for ever and ever.
No one knows how long they will live. We could die tomorrow, or even today. Only God knows our future. We must continually place our faith and trust in God alone, to do His will in our lives, His perfect will.
We know that God is all powerful, and there are no limits to His mercy and grace. Is there anything that prevents God from healing us?
God has no limits, but we do. We place limits on ourselves, and we place limits on God, through doubt and unbelief.
Our trust and faith in God must be without wavering, we must have complete trust in God (James 1:6).
We must also remember that our timetable is not always the best for us, and we must know that God has a better plan than we could ever imagine.
"Not my will, but thine be done", if we genuinely trust in God, if we put our lives in His hands, He will never disappoint us in the end, and He will fulfill all our hopes and all our dreams, and heal us completely.
God sees things we cannot. God sees the beginning from the end, the end from the beginning. God has a reason for all He does and the reason is for us. God is for us, in all that He does, He does it for us, so that we can have the best. Our best and God's best may not be the same. God knows what is best for us, even when we don't. We must always remember that God's ways or not our ways, why would they be - He is God. Why would we even try to figure God out? It is pointless. Everything about God is beyond our understanding - His love, His mercy, His grace, His holiness, His power.
Faith in God is trusting in Him when we don't understand. Faith in God while we are in pain. Faith in God while we are sick. Faith in God when we can't walk, can't talk, can't think. Faith in God when we have a loved one in a hospital. Faith in God when we plan funeral arrangements. Faith in God when we bury someone we love so deeply.
Faith is measured by how it is used. We are to work out our faith by using it, everyday, in good times and in bad times. Only by exercising our faith can we be partakers with Christ Jesus.
God is enough. Many times God is waiting on us to move on. Leave our illness behind. So what if we are sick, so what if we have pain, who doesn't, let it go. Don't let pain become the master of your life. Say, yes I have pain, but it doesn't matter because I have Jesus. Jesus is greater than my pain. Many times I believe God is waiting for us to have the "aha moment".
Nothing that we do can prevent God from healing us.
There have been false prophets, fake healers since the beginning of time.
God gives us many ways in His word to spot counterfeit healers:
Do not be deceived by counterfeit healers.
Do not be deceived by tricks, miracles, or sorcery. Even the devil can transform himself into an angel of light.
Do not be deceived by their knowledge of the Word of God. Even the devil knows the Holy Scriptures by heart.
Can the devil heal anyone? Servants of the devil cannot heal anyone. A demon cannot heal anyone, death is the tool of the minion of satan. The devil is the father of lies (John 8:44), and all his followers are liars. The devil roams this earth seeking out people to destroy and kill, not to heal (1 Peter 5:8).
One day the devil will be destroyed by the word of God, and all the evil spirits that follow him, and all the fallen angels, and all the unbelievers of Christ, will receive his same fate (Revelation 20:10, 15).
I would like to say a special prayer today for all who are reading this website who are in need of healing.