The above painting is entitled, “The Touch” and was created by Twin Hicks. Visit their website for more biblical artwork.
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul” (3 John 1:2). The kingdom of God provides healing in three areas:
- Healing from sin (Matt 13:15, 1 Peter 2:24).
- Healing from physical issues.
- Healing from spiritual issues (Luke 4:18). Ex: bruises on the soul, demonic.
It’s healing of “physical issues” that I want to cover in this podcast. Jesus was able to heal anything:
Jesus traveled throughout the region of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. News about him spread as far as Syria, and people soon began bringing to him all who were sick. And whatever their sickness or disease, or if they were demon possessed or epileptic or paralyzed—he healed them all (Matt 4:23-24 NLT).
God desires that you be healed. Luke 5:12-13 says:
In one of the villages, Jesus met a man with an advanced case of leprosy. When the man saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground, begging to be healed. “Lord,” he said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.” Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared (Luke 5:12-13 NLT).
How do we receive healing today?
We receive healing through our faith in God and caring for our bodies through his instruction.
1. Have faith in God’s ability to heal anything
Faith is the underlining force. Without faith that God can heal us, we can’t receive healing. Here are the scriptures we covered: Matthew 8:5-13; Matthew 9:2, 22, 23-30.
2. Respecting and caring for God’s temple
Some of us don’t care for our bodies because of ignorance, and emotional ties to food. We also think our bodies belong to us. We must care for our bodies and allow God to educate us on how to be healthy.
Gluttony, unhealthy food, and high-risk activities will destroy our bodies. Once you enter the kingdom of God, he will deal with every part of your being including your diet.
Here are the scriptures we covered: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Leviticus 11:1-47, Deuteronomy 14:8, Proverbs 23:20-21, Daniel 1:8, Daniel 1:15.
If you want to be healthy, let the Holy Spirit guide you to what foods to eat, and most importantly, have faith in God’s ability to heal you.
Next time, we’ll talk about when healing doesn’t come, and later, receiving spiritual healing from spiritual abuses and demonic possession.