What do you think of when you hear the term “healing”? Do you think of someone’s injury being healed and brought back to its normal state due to a doctor’s care? Do you think of a person relying on the use of a walker or wheelchair and suddenly being able to walk without such devices? Do you think of a person being delivered from unclean spirits?
The Color Oxford English Dictionary defines “heal” as “make or become healthy again. put right” (2006, p.320).
In the Bible we find different areas where healing is mentioned, in its various forms for all types of areas.
“AND JESUS WENT ABOUT ALL GALILEE, TEACHING IN THEIR SYNAGOGUES, AND PREACHING T HE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM, AND HEALING ALL MANNER OF SICKNESS AND ALL MANNER OF DISEASE AMONG THE PEOPLE.” (Matthew 4:23)
“AND THE PEOPLE, WHEN THEY KNEW IT, FOLLOWED HIM: AND HE RECEIVED THEM, AND SPAKE UNTO THEM OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND HEALED THEM THAT HAD NEED OF HEALING.” (Luke 9:11)
“I SAID, LORD, BE MERCIFUL UNTO ME: HEAL MY SOUL; FOR I HAVE SINNED AGAINST THEE,” (Psalm 41:4)
“WHO FORGIVETH ALL THINE INIQUITIES; WHO HEALETH ALL THY DISEASES; (Psalm 103:3)
“THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE HATH ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR; HE HATH SENT ME TO HEAL THE BROKEN-HEARTED, TO PREACH DELIVERANCE TO THE CAPTURES, AND RECOVERING OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET AT LIBERTY THEM THAT ARE BRUISED,” (Luke 4:18)
“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.” (Isaiah 53:5)
“AND WHEN HE HAD CALLED UNTO HIM HIS TWELVE DISCIPLES, HE GAVE THEM POWER AGAINST UNCLEAN SPIRITS, TO CAST THEM OUT, AND TO HEAL ALL MANNER OF SICKNESS AND ALL MANNER OF DISEASE.” (Matthew 10:1)
“THE SAME HEARD PAUL SPEAK: WHO STEDFASTLY BEHOLDING HIM, AND PERCEIVING THAT HE HAD FAITH TO BE HEALED,” (Acts 14:9)
“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 5:16)
“WHO HIS OWN SELF BARE OUR SINS IN HIS OWN BODY ON THE TREE, THAT WE, BEING DEAD TO SINS, SHOULD LIVE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS: BY WHOSE STRIPES YE WERE HEALED.” (1 Peter 2:24)
God’s word shows us that we can be healed from all types of things, such as; sickness, diseases, cancer, colds, diabetes, blindness, sins, unclean spirits, and even a broken-heart…just to name a few. Our healing does not just stop at the physical, it is all for the mind, emotions, and spirit.We are not limited by what we can be healed from, for we can be healed of all things.
Heal.(2006)Color oxford english dictionary.New York, NY: Oxford University Press INC.