LIVING FAITH FELLOWSHIP
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT HEALING
1. We believe that the keys to our spiritual, emotional, and physical healing are found in the Bible and lived out in relationship with God as Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
2. The Old Testament prophetically declared what Jesus would do through the work of the cross, providing salvation or healing for our spirit, soul, and body:
“Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses and diseases) and carried our sorrows (pains). Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him. And by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:4-5)
3. Jesus Christ fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy during His earthly ministry, demonstrating God’s first redemptive name as Jehovah Rapha, the Great Physician. (Exodus 15:26)
“When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: ‘He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.’” (Matthew 8:16-17)
4. Jesus remains the same to this day. He delegated His authority to His followers (Mark 16:17-18), empowered them to do the same works that He did (John 14:12-14) and commanded us to heal the sick (Matthew 10:8). On this biblical foundation, we heal the sick in Jesus’ Name.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
5. Every illness, whether physical, emotional or spiritual can be healed by Jesus’ finished work on the cross.
“He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sickness. (Matthew 8:17)
6. Healing can be an immediate miracle, or a gradual process, but God always hears our prayers.
"And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. (James 5:15)
b. “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. (1 Jn 5:14-15)
7. Jesus anoints us to bring healing into this world just as He did.
“Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. (1 Jn 4:17)
8. The enemy is the source of all disease; God is not.
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (Jn 10:10)
9. The Spirit, Soul and Body are all intertwined, and may all be involved to differing degrees in the healing process.
“And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through, and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thess 5:23)
10. Christians can be afflicted but not possessed by demons.
I want to welcome you to read these Healing Scriptures. There is a healing and miracle explosion happening all over the world and that miracle explosion has been initiated by the Word of God. The Word is alive. It is sharper than any two-edged sword. The Word of God is milk for spiritual infants. It is meat for men. It is the light of God in a dark world. It is the power that releases the anointing of the Lord Jesus Christ into your life. The Word of God is the basis of every healing and every miracle. Psalm 107:20 says, “He sent His Word and healed them.” The Bible says, “Have faith in God… Nothing is impossible to those who believe…Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” I want you to read this confession, and I want you to learn to speak it, because in the speaking of the Word of God you release into your life the electrifying power that raised Jesus from the grave.
This is the confession: Father, in the name of Jesus, I confess your Word concerning healing. As I do this, I believe and say that Your Word will not return void, but will accomplish what it says it will. Therefore, I believe in the name of Jesus that I am being healed as I read the Word of God. It is written in your Word that Jesus Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses; therefore, with great boldness and confidence I say on the authority of the written Word of God that I am redeemed from the curse of sickness and I refuse to tolerate its symptoms.
Satan, I speak to you in the name of Jesus and say that your principalities and powers, your spirits of darkness and your spiritual wickedness are bound from operating against me in any way. I am the property of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a child of God and I give you no place in me. I dwell in the secret place of the Most High God. I abide- I remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty. His power is in me and no foe can withstand me.
Now, Father, because I reverence and worship You, I have the assurance of Your Word that the angel of the Lord encamps round about me and delivers me from every evil work. No evil shall befall me. Neither plague nor calamity shall come near my dwelling. I confess that the Word of God abides in me and produces in me perfect soundness of mind and wholeness in body and spirit, from the deepest parts of my nature in my immortal spirit, even to the joints and marrow of my bones. That the Word of God is medication and life to my flesh, for the law of the spirit of life operates in me and makes me free from the law of sin and death.
I have on the whole armor of God, and the shield of faith protects me from all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Jesus is my High Priest Who hears my confession and I hold fast to this confession of faith through the Word of God. I stand immovable and fixed and in full assurance that I have health and healing in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that my healing has been purchased through the Blood of Jesus Christ and that as I read these Healing Scriptures, the anointing power of the Lord is being released into my life to bring me divine health. Amen
If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His
commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you. EXODUS 15:26
And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you. DEUTERONOMY 7:15
I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them. DEUTERONOMY 30:19-20
Now see that I, even I, am He, and there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand. DEUTERONOMY 32:39
In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, “Thus says the LORD: ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.’” Then he turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, saying, “Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
And it happened, before Isaiah had gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD. And I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the
king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake, and for the sake of My servant David.’”
2 KINGS 20:1-6
Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am weak; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are troubled. PSALM 6:2
O LORD my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. PSALM 30:2
Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases. PSALM 103:1-3
He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. PSALM 107:20
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. PSALM 147:3
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones. PROVERBS 3:5-8
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, And a good report makes the bones healthy. PROVERBS 15:30
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. PROVERBS 16:24
O LORD, by these things men live; and in all these things is the life of my spirit; so You will restore me and make me live. ISAIAH 38:16
Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. ISAIAH 53:4-5
“Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself
from your own flesh? Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’” ISAIAH 58:6-9
“For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,” says the LORD, “because they called you an outcast saying: ‘This is Zion; No one seeks her.’” JEREMIAH 30:17
Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.
But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves. MALACHI 4:2
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and
healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them. MATTHEW 4:23-24
And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, ‘Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.’ Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’ Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. MATTHEW 8:2-3
Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven…. Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour. MATTHEW 8:5-11, 13
Now when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, He saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever. So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them. When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses. MATTHEW 8:14-17
When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” MATTHEW 9:27-29
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. MATTHEW 9:35
He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease… Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. MATTHEW 10:1, 8
Then one was brought to Him who was demon possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. MATTHEW 12:22
And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent out into all that surrounding region, brought to Him all who were sick, and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well. MATTHEW 14:35-36
Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet, and He healed them. MATTHEW 15:30
Now as they went out of Jericho, a great multitude followed Him. And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!” Then the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!” So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
They said to Him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.” So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him. MATTHEW 20:29-34
Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. MATTHEW 21:14
And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.… So they went out and preached that people should repent. And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them. MARK 6:7, 12-13
Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well. MARK 6:56
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay
hands on the sick, and they will recover. MARK 16:17-18
The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD. LUKE 4:18-19,
QUOTING ISAIAH 61:1-2
When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them.” LUKE 4:40
However, the report went around concerning Him all the more; and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities…Now it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them. LUKE 5:15, 17
And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases, as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were healed. And
the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all. LUKE 6:17-19
And behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at Jesus’ feet and begged Him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter about twelve years of age, and she was dying. But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him. Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years,
who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped. And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?”
When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ” But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.” Now
when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.
And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, “Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher.” But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.” When He came into the house, He permitted no one to go in except Peter, James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl. Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, “Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him, knowing that she was dead. But He put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, “Little girl, arise.” Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He
commanded that she be given something to eat. LUKE 8:41-55
But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing. LUKE 9:11
Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. LUKE 13:10-13
Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go,
show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. LUKE 17:12-14
So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to
Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!” Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!” Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” So the father knew that it was at the same hour in
which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household
JOHN 4:46-47, 49-53
Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the
stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. JOHN 5:2-9
And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. So he, leaping
up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. ACTS 3:2-8
And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people… so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.
ACTS 5:12, 15-16
And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who
were paralyzed and lame were healed. ACTS 8:6-7
Now it came to pass, as Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lydda. There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” Then he
arose immediately. So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord. ACTS 9:32-35
[You know] how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. ACTS 10:38
And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked. A C T S 1 4 : 8 - 1 0
In that region there was an estate of the leading citizen of the island, whose name was Publius, who received us and entertained us courteously for three days. And it happened that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and dysentery. Paul went in to him and prayed, and he laid his hands on him and healed him. So when this
was done, the rest of those on the island who had diseases also came and were healed. ACTS 28:7-9
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. ROMANS 8:11
Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord… For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.
1 CORINTHIANS 11:27, 29-30
For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles… 1 CORINTHIANS 12:8-10
And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings… 1 CORINTHIANS 12:28
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 of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. JAMES 5:14-16
Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness— by whose stripes you were healed. 1 PETER 2:24
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 JOHN 1:2