Cases of Healing
In the New Testament
Physical Emotional Mental
Be reminded that this world changed kingdoms—from God’s government to Satan’s government. And God delivered to Adam the catastrophic news:
“Cursed is the earth because of you…” (Genesis 3:17‑19; Proverbs 26:2)
Corruption, dis-ease, and death now reigned on the earth (Romans 5:12). Adam and Eve were now under a cursed, fraudulent government system. Satan’s kingdom could not freely provide what the human race needed, including health & wellness. Stress (fear) came.
Our health & wellness are limited because of that impotent kingdom. Death obviously reigns and usually it’s the result of progressive health issues or dis-ease.
This perverse system is what we were raised in—it is ‘normal’ for us. This mindset is deeply ingrained in each of us. It even operates below the conscious level. And because of this cursed world government system, fear (stress) is now ‘normal.’
But Isaiah 9:6,7 promised this about Y’shua Messiah (Jesus the Christ): “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given. And the government shall rest upon his shoulder… an ever expanding, peaceful, never ending, fair, and just…kingdom.”
GOOD NEWS! Divine Healing and Health
Divine healing and health is a definite act of God through faith in Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, and the precious blood of Christ, whereby the human body is cured, healed, repaired, delivered from health issues and their power, and made whole, sound, and healthy.
And God’s government healthcare plan is already paid for; Jesus the Christ paid the price in full!
Cases of Healing in the New Testament
1. Innumerable Cases of Healing by Christ (Matt. 4:23-24; 8:16-17; 9:35-36; 11:5; 12:15; 14:14, 33-36; 15:30-31; 19:2; 21:14; Mark 1:32-34, 39; 3:10-12; 6:5, 55-56; Luke 4:40-41; 6:17-19; 7:21-23; 9:11; John 2:23; 20:30-31; 21:25)
Cause: the devil and demons (Acts 10:38; 1 John 3:8; Mark 5; 16:17-18; Luke 13:14)
Cure: faith and the anointing with the Holy Spirit (Isa. 11:2; 42:1-7; 61:1-2; Matt. 12:22-32; Acts 10:38)
Result: healing in every case (Acts 10:38; Matt. 4:23-24; 8:16-17; 9:35; 12:15; 14:14, 35-36; 15:30-31; 19:2; 21:14)
Woman with Issue of Blood – Twelve Years (Mark 5:26-34; Luke 8:43-48)
Shortcoming continued: same as “Asa” - not trusting God but health care practitioners (e.g. physicians) (See 1 Kings 15:23-24; 2 Chron. 16:12-14; Jer. 17:5-13)
Cure: repentance and faith in Christ
Result: healing (Mark 5:34; Luke 8:48)
2. Innumerable Cases of Healing by Believers Before Pentecost (Matt. 10:1-7; Mark 6:7-13; 9:38; Luke 9:1-6; 10:1-20)
Cause: the devil and demons (Matt. 10:1-7; Luke 10:1-20; Acts 10:38)
Cure: faith and temporary induement of power for the one mission representing Christ from city to city (Matt. 10:1-20; Luke 10:1-20)
Result: healing in every case while on this one mission (Mark 6:7-13; Luke 10:1-20). The failure in Matt. 17:14-21 was after they had come back from this mission and before their permanent induement of power at Pentecost
3. Innumerable Cases of Healing by Believers After Pentecost (Mark 16:17-20; Acts 2:43; 5:12-16; 6:8; 8:7-13; 11:19-22; 14:3, 27; 15:4, 12; 19:11-12; 28:9; Rom. 15:18-19, 29; 1 Cor. 16:10; Heb. 2:3-4)
Cause: Satan and demons (Mark 16:17; Acts 5:16, 8:6-7; 10:38; 19:11-12)
Cure: faith and the anointing with the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:49; John 14:12-15; Acts 1:8; 3:6; 6:8; 19:12; 1 Cor. 12:7-11, 28-31)
Result: healing in every case (John 14:12; Acts 5:12-16, 19:11-12; Heb. 2:3-4, Mark 16:20)
4. Ten Cases of Demon-influenced Healed by Christ and Paul, and Others
(a) A maniac of Gergesa (Matt. 8:28-34).
(b) A maniac of Gadera (Mk. 5:1-21; Lk. 8:26-39).
(c) A dumb man (Matt. 9:32-34).
(d) A blind and dumb man (Matt. 12:22-32).
(e) An epileptic girl (Matt. 15:21-28).
(f) An epileptic boy (Mark 9:17-29).
(g) A maniac (Mark 1:23-28; Luke 4:21).
(h) Mary Magdalene (Luke 7:36-50; 8:2).
(i) An infirm woman (Luke 13:16-17).
(j) A fortuneteller (Acts 16:16-24).
5. Twenty-nine Cases of Healing by Christ, Peter, John, and Paul
(a) A leper (Matt. 8:1-4; Mark 1:20).
(b) A centurion's servant (Matt. 8:5-13).
(c) Peter's mother-in-law (Matt. 8:14).
(d) A woman (Matt. 9:18-26; Mark 5:22-42).
(e) Two blind men (Matt. 9:27-31).
(f) A withered hand (Matt. 12:9-14).
(g) Two blind men (Matt. 20:29-34).
(h) A deaf-dumb man (Mark 7:31-37).
(i) A blind man (Mark 8:22-26).
(j) A man with dropsy (Luke 14:1-6).
(k) Ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19).
(l) A nobleman's son (John 4:46-54).
(m) An infirm man (John 5:1-15).
(n) A blind man (John 9:1-38).
(o) A lame man (Acts 3: 1-4:22).
(p) A paralyzed man (Acts 9:32-35).
(q) A lame man (Acts 14:9-10).
(r) Father of Publius (Acts 28:7-9).
6. Six Cases of Resurrection from the Dead by Jesus, Peter, Paul, and Others:
(a) Jairus' daughter (Matt. 9:18-26).
(b) A widow's son (Luke 7:11-18).
(c) Lazarus (John 11: 1 -44).
(d) Tabitha (Acts 9:36-42).
(e) Paul (Acts 14:19-20).
(f) Eutychus (Acts 20:7-12).
7. A Paralyzed Man
Cure: faith in Christ
Result: healing (Matt. 9:1-12; Mark 2:3-12; Luke 5:18-26)
8. Two Blind Men
Cure: faith in Christ’s justice (judgement) of mercy because they called upon the Master to serve them with mercy. Note that they did not ask for healing; they asked for mercy applied as justice.
Result: healing (Matt. 9:27-)
Cause: ear severed by Peter's sword (John 18:10)
Cure: power of Jesus
Result: healed (Luke 22:50-51)
10. Illness and Death of Herod
Cause: pride and self-exaltation
Cure: none, because of judgment
Result: eaten by worms (Acts 12:20-25)
11. Blindness of Bar-Jesus
Cause: unbelief and rebellion against the gospel
Cure: none until Paul's curse was over (Acts 13:6-12)
12. Paul’s Snake Bite
Cure: faith in Jesus Christ
Result: healing (Acts 28:1-6). Immunity from poisons and snakebites (outside environmental factors) is promised all believers (Mark 16:17-20; Luke 10:19; Ps. 91). This does not mean, however that believers can tempt God and get by with it by deliberately drinking poison or getting snake-bitten, as some attention-seekers and ill-informed people do today.
If people would remove the snakes like Paul, the only example of how to take up snakes in the New Testament, then it would be biblical. Paul shook the viper into the fire and destroyed it (Acts 28:1-6). If we would use power, if we have real power from God, to heal the sick and do something really worthwhile for humanity, then we would re-present Jesus and we would be a blessing.
"Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.” (Luke 10:19; See also Ps. 91)
These passages simply mean that believers can have power over all opposing conditions—spiritual as well as physical, and they never mean to bring reproach upon the gospel by trying to show people that they have power.
13. The Blindness of Paul
Cause: rebellion and unbelief (Acts 9:1-9; 1 Tim. 1:13)
Cure: prayer and fasting (Acts 9:9-11)
Result: healing (Acts 9:17-19)
14. Health Issue of a Corinthian
Cause: fornication (1 Cor. 5:1-8)
Result: healing (2 Cor 2:6-11)
15. Health Issues and Death of Many Corinthians
Cause: failure to appropriate the benefits of healing by faith in the work of Calvary (1 Cor. 11:27-32; 1 Pet. 2:24; Matt. 8:16-17)
Cure: none where the gospel remedy is rejected and unbelief robs people of its benefits
Result: no healing
Often we followers of Jesus think that God should heal us in spite of our unbelief. We often wonder why God heals sinners and not us. The reason is that God gives to none of us one thing because of our own merits or because we have been a Christian a long time. Active faith is what gives God legal and just access into this cursed world kingdom (Mark 11:24; 1 Peter 1:5; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 1:17; 10:10; Galatians 3:11; James 1:6-7; 2:17-26).
Jesus has already paid the price for our healing in full (1 Pet. 2:24). If and when we agree with Him—in our heart—then it will be loosed from Heaven and we shall receive it. Sinners throw themselves on God for mercy, not having any merits of their own to depend upon, while we Christians sometimes think our years of being such should merit favor with God. If we would come to God in simple faith, without claiming merit, God will always answer every prayer. "Have faith in God” and “Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:22-24; Jas. 1:5-9; Heb. 11:6; 1 John 5:14-15). Faith must be exercised without wavering and the truth must be yielded to before God is obligated to deliver a person with health issues.
16. Illness of Epaphroditus
Cause: overwork in the gospel
Cure: prayer and rest to regain strength
Result: healing (Phil. 2:25-30)
17. Illness of Trophimus and of Timothy’s Stomach
See Rationale for Unbelief Point 8 here
What Divine Healing and Health is Not
It is not healing and health by natural remedies, imagination, will power, personal magnetism, metaphysics, spiritualism, immunity from death, presumption, insubordination to God's will, mind over matter, denial of the plain facts of sin, health issues, and disease, or natural healing by inherent laws and creative powers in humankind's body (i.e. our God-given immune systems, endocrine systems, lymph systems, limbic systems, etc.)
The plan of God is to end evil and suffering forever (Exodus 34:6-7; Matthew 13:37-43; I Corinthians 15:24-28; Galatians 6:7-8; 1 Timothy 1:5; Revelation 21-22). The ultimate purpose of God in all His present dealings with man is to bring him back to the place where he was before the fall (beloved fellowship) and purge him of all possibility of failing in the future. “The object and purpose of our instruction and charge is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, and a clear conscience, and genuine trust (faith).” —1 Timothy 1:5
Thank you Finis Jennings Dake, Dake Publishing, and their book entitled God’s Plan for Man