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5333 healing

5333 healing

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

God as the author of healing

Ex 15:26; Ps 103:2-3 See also Lk 5:15

General aspects of healing

Requests for healing 2Ki 20:1-11 pp 2Ch 32:24-26 pp Isa 38:1-8 See also 2Ki 1:2; Jas 5:14

Quarantine regulations Lev 12:1-4; Lev 13:4,26,46; Lev 14:8; Nu 5:2; Nu 31:19; 2Ki 15:5; Lk 17:12

Healing results in discipleship Mk 10:52 See also Jn 6:2

Healing results in praise Ac 3:8-9 See also Mk 2:12; Jn 9:30-33,38

Miraculous healing

By Jesus Christ Mt 8:2-3; Lk 4:18 See also Mt 9:27-30; Mt 14:34-36 pp Mk 6:53-56; Mt 15:21-28 pp Mk 7:24-30; Mk 1:32-34 pp Lk 4:40; Lk 6:17-19; Lk 8:48; Lk 9:11; Lk 17:19

Through the prophets 1Ki 17:17-24; 2Ki 4:29-37; 2Ki 5:10-14

Through the apostles Mt 10:1 pp Lk 9:1-2; Ac 3:6-8; Ac 5:15-16; Ac 9:34; Ac 14:8-10; Ac 19:11-12; Ac 28:8-9

In the church 1Co 12:8-9 See also Mk 16:17-18; 1Co 12:28,30

Healing of fever

Mt 8:15 pp Mk 1:31 pp Lk 4:39; Jn 4:46-54

Healing of demon-possession

Mt 9:32-33; Mt 12:22; Mk 5:1-20; Mk 9:17-27 pp Lk 9:38-43; Ac 16:16-19; Ac 19:11-12

Healing withheld

2Co 12:8-9; 2Ti 4:20

Medical treatments to bring healing

Consulting doctors 2Ch 16:12; Mt 9:12 See also Jer 8:22; Col 4:14

Taking medicine 1Ti 5:23

Disinfecting the house Lev 14:41-42

Using splints Eze 30:21

Using bandages and oil Isa 1:6 See also Lk 10:34

The spiritual significance of healing

As an image of salvation Ps 41:4; Ps 103:2-5; Ps 147:3; Jer 3:22; Jer 14:19; Jer 17:14; Eze 47:12; Hos 6:1; Mal 4:2; Mt 8:17; Isa 53:4-5

Heaven is the place of ultimate healing Rev 21:4 See also Ro 8:18; Rev 22:2

See also

1415miracles
2351Christ, miracles
4408balm
5136body
5297disease
5298doctors
5334health
5405medicine
7027church, purpose
7372hands, laying on
7966spiritual gifts
8614prayer, answers

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