Cases of Health Issues

and Healing

In the Old Testament

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Cases of Health Issues and Healing in the New Testament







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 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 Health Issues and Healing in the Old Testament

1.     Barrenness of the Philistine Women

Cause: divine intervention for Sarah (Gen. 20:1 -7, 18)

Cure: prayer (Gen. 20:7, 17) 

Result: healing (Gen. 20:7, 17)

2.      Barrenness of Sarah  

Cause: unreported (Gen. 16:1-21:8)

Cure: prayer and faith (Gen. 18:10; 21:1-8; Rom. 4:17-22)

Result: healing (Gen. 21)

3.      Barrenness of Rebekah  

Cause: unreported (Gen. 25:19-26)

Cure: prayer (Gen. 25:21)

Result: healing (Gen. 25:21-26)

4.      Isaac’s Blindness and Health Issues

Cause: old age (Gen. 27:12, 41)

Cure: none stated, but evidently he was renewed in body by faith (Heb. 11:20)

Result: lived over twenty more years (Gen. 31:38; 35:27-29)

5.      Barrenness of Rachel

Cause: unreported (Gen. 29:31; 30:1)

Cure: prayer (Gen. 30:22)

Result: healing (Gen. 30:22-24; 35:16-20)

6.      Jacob’s Death

Cause: old age (Gen. 47:27-31; 48:1; 49:33) 

Cure: none, because of the divine appointment for all people to die (Heb. 9:27). The Hebrew word for seek in Gen. 48:1 is calah, to be worn, weak. Jacob died of old age like an apple falling off the tree because of ripeness and not because of being diseased. The Bible teaches that all true believers can live to a ripe old age (Ps. 34:12-14; 91:16; 1 Pet. 3:10-12).

Not long ago the owner of this website personally knew a woman well who was a widow and healthily lived alone in their home. She was 101 years of age. Approximately six-weeks before she passed away, her physical body simply began to give out, and she gave up the ghost without a struggle. This is similar to the way Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and many others passed away.  One, therefore, does not have to die of a disease any more than an apple must fall by disease and worms. It is possible for one to live in health to a ripe old age and die a natural death. There is no law that says every person must die of a disease. By faith in God one can live free from health concerns and live long before natural death.

7.      Boils on the Egyptians

Cause: hardness of heart and rebellion against God (Ex. 4:21; 5:2)

Cure: unknown

Result: unknown

8.      All Health Issues of Israel

Cause: misuse of the tongue and rebellion (Ex. 15:24-26)

Cure: the Word of God, prayer and obedience (Ex. 15:26; Ps. 107:20)

Result: the whole nation made perfect in health (Ps. 105:37)!

9.      Plague in Israel  

Cause: misuse of the tongue and idolatry (Ex. 32:1-6)

Cure: prayer, atonement and discipline (Ex. 32:7-28)

Result: many rebels died, but the rest were delivered from the plague (Ex. 32:27-35)

10.    Plague Upon Priests

Cause: drunkenness and disobedience

Cure: none

Result: death by judgment (justice) from God (Lev. 10:1-9)

11.    Plague in Israel

Cause: misuse of the tongue

Cure: prayer

Result: plague stopped (Num. 11:1-3)

12.    Plague in Israel

Cause: misuse of the tongue and lust (Num. 11: 4-20)

Cure: none because of judgment (Num. 11:19-20)

Result: death to thousands (Num. 11:33-35)

13.    Plague of Leprosy Upon Miriam  

Cause: pride and misuse of the tongue (Num. 12:1-10);

Cure: prayer and discipline (Num. 12:13-14);

Result: healing (Num. 12:14-16).

14.    Plague Upon the Ten Spies

Cause: unbelief and misuse of the tongue (Num. 13:26-33)

Cure: none because of judgment

Result: death (Num. 4:37)

15.    Plague in Israel

Cause: misuse of the tongue and rebellion (Num.: 14:1-19)

Cure: none because of judgment (Num. 1 4:2 2-35)

Result: death (Num. 14:20-35)

16.    Plague in Israel

Cause: pride and misuse of the tongue (Num. 16:1-14)

Cure: judgment upon the rebels (Num. 16:21-30)

Result: death (Num. 6:31)

17.    Plague in Israel

Cause: rebellion and misuse of the tongue (Num.16:1-14)

Cure: judgment upon the rebels (Num. 16:29)

Result: death (Num.16:35)

18.    Plague in Israel

Cause: rebellion and misuse of the tongue (Num. 16:41-42)

Cure: atonement and judgment (Num. 16:46-50)

Result: 14,700 were killed and the plague was stayed (Num. 16:49-50)

19.    Plague in Israel

Cause: discouragement and misuse of the tongue (Num. 21:5)

Cure: prayer, faith, and confession of sin (Num. 21:7-9)

Result: healing for all who obeyed and looked on the serpent of brass, a depiction of Christ (Num. 21:9; John 3:14)

20.    Plague in Israel

Cause: adultery and idolatry

Cure: judgment upon the rebels

Result: 24,000 were killed and the plague was stayed (Num. 25:1-15)

21.    Barrenness of Hannah

Cause: the Lord permitted her barrenness to test her and to teach coming generations certain lessons (1 Sam. 1:2-9)

Cure: prayer and humility (1 Sam. 1:9-19)

Result: healing and fruitfulness (1 Sam. 1:17-28)

22.    Plague of Emerods (hemorrhoids) Upon the Philistines  

Cause: taking the ark of God from Israel

Cure: trespass offering and ark sent back

Result: unknown (1 Sam. 5:1-6:21)

23.    Plague in Israel

Cause: looking into the ark

Cure: judgment (justice) upon the transgressors

Result: many killed and the plague stayed (1 Sam. 6:19-21)

24.    Insanity of Saul

Cause: disobedience and jealousy (1 Sam. 15:22-35; 18:8-30)

Cure: inspired music (1 Sam. 16:14; 19:9-10)

Result: temporary relief (1 Sam. 16:14-23)

25.    Health Issue of an Egyptian  

Cause: unreported, although at that time an Egyptian was simply outside of God’s covenant (See Dt. 7:15)

Remedy: care, bread, water, a piece of a fig cake, and two clusters of raisins

Result: health restored (1 Sam. 30:11-16)

26.    Health Issue and Death of David’s Child

Cause: adultery and murder (2 Sam. 12:9-15)

Cure: fasting and prayer (2 Sam. 12:16-23)

Result: prayer unanswered because of punishment for sin (2 Sam. 12:9-15)

27.    Plague in Israel

Cause: David's sin in numbering Israel (2 Sam. 24:1-25)

Cure: atonement, confession of sin, and prayer

Result: 70,000 were killed and the plague was stayed (2 Sam. 24:10-25)

28.    Jeroboam’s Withered Hand

Cause: attempted violence to a man of God (l Kings 13:4)

Cure: prayer

Result: healing (l Kings 13:6)

29.    Abijah’s Health Issue 

Cause: sins of the parents (1 Kings 14:8-9)

Cure: none, because of judgment (justice)

Result: death (1 Kings 14:12-18)

30.    Asa’s Foot Disease 

Cause: unreported

Remedy: remedy practitioners (physicians)

Result: death for not trusting God (1 Kings 15:23-24; 2 Chron. 16:12-14; Jer. 17:5-13)

31.    Health Issue and Death of the Widow’s Son

Cause: unreported

Cure: prayer of Elijah

Result: resurrection and healing (1 Kings 17:8-24)

32.    Ahaziah’s Disease

Cause: fell from an upper story

Remedy: trust in Baalzebub, the god of flies, instead of the true God

Result: death (2 Kings 1:1-18)

33.    The Shunamite Woman’s Barrenness  

Cause: unreported

Cure: faith and prophecy

Result: healing and fruitfulness (2 Kings 4:1-17)

34.    Health Issue and Death of the Shunamite’s Son

Cause: sunstroke

Cure: faith, prayer, and the power of God in Elisha's body

Result: resurrection and healing (2 Kings 4:18-37)

35.    Namaan’s Leprosy 

Cause: unreported

Cure: trust in God and obedience

Result: healing (2 Kings 5:l-19)

36.    Gehazi’s Leprosy

Cause: greed, lying, and disobedience;

Cure: none, because of the curse upon him;

Result: no healing (2 Kings 5:20-27).

37.    Blindness of the Syrian Army

Cause: prayer of Elisha;

Cure: prayer of Elisha;

Result: healing (2 Kings 6:13-23).

38.    Health Issue of Ben-hadad

Cause: unreported

Remedy: unknown

Result: might have recovered if he had not been murdered according to prophecy (2 Kings 8:10-15)

39.    Health Issue of Jehoram  

Cause: unreported

Cure: unknown

Result: recovered but slain by Jehu (2 Kings 9:14-29)

40.    Health Issue of Elisha

Cause: unreported; could have been old age, for he was nearly 100 years old

Cure: unknown, but if the cause was old age, there could be no cure

Result: death (2 Kings 13:14-20)

41.    Death of an Israelite  

Cause: unreported

Cure: touching the bones of Elisha

Result: resurrection and healing (2 Kings 13:21)

42.    Uzziah’s Leprosy

Cause: pride and usurping the priesthood

Cure: none because of judgment (justice)

Result: no healing (2 Kings 15:5; 2 Chron. 26:16-21)

43.    Health Issue of Hezekiah  

Cause: pride and unthankfulness to God (2 Chron. 32:25-31)

Cure: prayer and humiliation (2 Kings 20:3; Isa. 38:2-3)

Result: healed and fifteen years added to his life (Isa. 39:5)

44.    Jehoram’s Bowel Trouble 

Cause: many sins (2 Chron. 21:6-7; 10:13; 2 Kings 8:18-19)

Cure: none, because of judgment (justice)

Result: death (2 Chron. 2 1:12-20)

45.    Plague in Israel

Cause: many sins

Cure: none, because of judgment (justice)

Result: many killed (2 Chron. 21:11-15)

46.    All Health Issues of Israel 

Cause: breaking the law in eating of the Passover unworthily (2 Chron. 30:18)

Cure: prayer and confession of sin

Result: healing (2 Chron. 30:18-20)

47.    Job’s Boils  

Cause: Satan (Job 1:6-22; 2:1-10)

Cure: prayer and humility (Job 42:6-17)

Result: healing and prosperity (Job 42:6-17; Jas. 5:11)

48.    David’s Venereal Disease 

Cause: sin (Ps. 38:3)

Cure: prayer and confession of sin (Ps. 38:1-22)

Result: healed (Ps. 6:2; 30:2; 103:3)

49.    Famine in Israel (Jer. 14:18)

Cause: sin and rebellion (Jer. 14:7, 10-22; Deut. 28:15-68)

Cure: none, because of judgment (justice) (Jer. 14:12-18)

Result: death and captivity (Jer. 14:11-18)

50.    Health Issues and Death of Ezekiel’s Wife

Cause: made a sign to Israel (Ezek. 24:24)

Cure: none

Result: death (Ezek. 24:15-27)

51.    Illness of Daniel  

Cause: long fasting

Remedy: prayer, rest, and nourishment

Result: complete recovery (Dan. 8:27; 10:2-3)

52.    Blindness of Eli  

Cause: old age (l Sam. 4:15)

53.    Blindness of Ahijah 

Cause: old age (1 Ki. 14:4)

54.    Blindness of Sodomites

Cause: sin

Cure: none (Gen. 19:1-11)



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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 charity (love) that comes from a pure heart, and a clear conscience, and genuine trust (faith).”  —1 Timothy 1:5



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