A New Revelation on Biblical Healings

I have been looking through the Scriptures alot lately and to my surprise I noticed something new that has never stood out before. A new revelation had made its way to light and I want to share it with you….

As I dug through the Word of God I noticed that whenever Jesus or his disciples had healed someone, they spoke the healing to happen and/or laid their hands on the person, rather than what I had normally done, which was pray over them. Do you know that there are no examples in the ministry of Jesus (the Gospels) or in the book of Acts of anyone being healed by only praying over them? Crazy right? Check out a few of the Scriptures I found

Matthew 8:3  – Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cured of his leprosy.

Luke 13:10-13 – “On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years…When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.”

Matthew 9:29-30“Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; and their sight was restored.”

Acts 14:8-10 –  “In Lystra there sat a man who was lame. He had been that way from birth   and had never walked. He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.”

Acts 9:40 “Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed [prayed before the healing took place]. Then turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.”

Here are a few more examples of speaking and laying on of hands for healings…to check out later…

  • Luke 7:12-15 Healing of widows son
  • Mark 3:1-5 Healing of a withered hand
  • John 4:46-50 Healing of nobleman’s son
  • Acts 3:1-10 Paul healing a lame man
  • There are many many more! But for sake of space, I’m only listing a few.

In each one of the cases above the person recieving the healing was directly spoken to and/or someone laid their hands on them for the healing…. Now does this mean we are not to pray? The answer to that question is by far “No.” For the Bible does tell us to pray over the sick. Check out this verse….

James 5:13-15 – “Is anyone among you sick? 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; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

So what is the conclusion then?

We are to first to pray. Pray for those who are sick among you and for those who need the touch of God in their life. Pray at the very start of your day. Go to God first. For it is by Gods hand and power that people are healed, not by mans. Then as the Holy Spirit guides you, speak the healing in Jesus Name and/or lay hands on all who need it and anoint with oil as lead.

Now I am not saying prayer will not heal a person, because that is just not the case. I have seen prayer heal people before. But what I am saying is that Biblically Jesus and the disciples didn’t do it that way. Maybe we should follow their example.

Hope you all have a blessed week.

“He sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” Psalm 107:20

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30 responses to “A New Revelation on Biblical Healings

  1. I want to add that in society today, many believe if a christian is well known that they can be healed if that man of God touches them. It is still God who commands His leaders over His sheep. He is a sovereign God that reigns from a throne above all. He has the final word. Sometimes even the leaders of God forgets who is head of their life and they began to abuse their authority, and abuse God sheep. I just wanted to add this because this is how we can become deceived and end up worshipping man and not God!

    In Exodus 7: 1-13 We see where Pharoah and his host used magic to compete with the works of God. God is a true miracle worker, but man wants to use magic to deceive people. We learn here that there are imitators of Christ. But Christ is God alone. For those who believe they will have faith in God and know the traps of men. My point is when we start to put our faith in man then we start to doubt God and separate from His ways.

    Shenine

  2. I have heard it said that there ae 39 catagories of diseases known to man. That is not to say that there are only 39 diseases, but 39 catagories. There are 1,000’s of diseases. Jesus received 39 lashes.
    In 1 Peter it says the following, “and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you WERE healed”. (1Pe 2:24 NASB)

  3. An interesting post, I have recently asked for prayer from my wonderful faithful readers, its a shame those faithful willing ones can’t reach out and touch or speak directly to me. I gives me much more to consider about my own healing and the healing of others. Thanks for sharing this perspective.

  4. I believe you are absolutely correct about this. Christ obtained our healing on the cross 2000 years ago, it is ours to command into existence. If we pray for healing it would imply that Christ still has more work to do… just a thought, cheers, Graeme

  5. I wanted to thank you for your post. My religion believes in prayer for God’s blessings as well, but as far as a direct physical healing, we also believe there is a special power beyond prayer that is given through the laying on of hands and by direct authority from Christ. Your post helped clarify something for me. You called it “A New Revelation on Biblical Healings.” Obviously you didn’t mean that any of the source material was new, but rather that your own personal study revealed an aspect that has just been overlooked before. I think it helped me to understand how different religions can study the same text and pick up on different aspects of the truth contained in it. You gave some wonderful examples that show your careful study, and I wanted to say I respect the diligence you give to your study.

  6. I am sure many people don’t know that it is through the laying of the hands for those who are sick, Jesus also tells us that when we are sick to go to the elder of the church and have them lay hands on us and I am sure many saints don’t even go to the elders to lay hands on them to be healed..

  7. Great post. Here is a truth about healing: The woman with the issue of blood had perfect faith that if she touched the corner tassel on the Lord’s garment she would be healed. She was. Instantly.

    She had the faith. The Lord had the power, or healing virtue.

    He did not even pray for her or know who it was who touched Him, but healing was released from Him anyway through her faith. The touch mattered in that instance. We all respond to a loving touch, a healing hand, or a hug. Physical contact is obviously important in making spiritual connections.

    Many Christian groups do not practice or even believe in healing simply because they don’t have the power or the faith. Just as faith without works is dead, faith without the healing virtue to make it happen is also dead. In instances, however, where physical contact is impossible, God can still make connections between the faith and the power and does so all the time.

  8. I agree…..and have you noticed in the scriptures, how many times Jesus hugged or touched people before he healed them……?

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