Is the gift of healing real?

Hello C,

Thank you for contacting BibleAsk.

God’s healing is very real. Jesus spent more time in healing the sick than in preaching. The Bible teaches that we are healed by His strips “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24).

Jesus gave His life so that His children would be delivered from the curse of sin and sickness. It’s God’s desire that we have good health “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health” (3 John 1:2). Of God, the prophet David declared, ”who healeth all thy diseases” (John 14:14; Psalm 103:3).

When Jesus was on earth, He offered healing to all that came to Him by faith (Matthew 4:24). And every time someone would get healed, Jesus would tell them that it was their faith that healed them (Matthew 9:22). Later, the disciples also blessed others with healing miracles (Matthew 10:1).

Healing is available to the saints. “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 forgive” (James 5:14,15). The faithful are promised to receive whatsoever they ask “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight” (1 John 3:22).

And those that are seeking healing must be also walking in compliance to the laws of health and not breaking them. The believers are to glorify God by taking good care of their bodies “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:19,20).

In His service,

The BibleAsk Team

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