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BIBLE STUDY: Understanding Biblical Health, Divine Healing, And The Laying On Of Hands

Jesus Christ told us: “And these signs shall follow them that believe; … they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:17-18). Do you believe that God’s Word can heal you? I do! Because I have seen it do exactly that – to me and MANY others!!!

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God’s Word tells us that we should have faith and confidence in God and His promises - because God CAN and WILL bring about what He says in our lives (Romans 4:16-25)!!! Jesus was given ALL power in heaven and on earth, and He told us, if we believed in Him, we could do even greater works than Christ did! Now that is a truly Amazing Promise (Matthew 28:18-20 / Mark 16:15-18 / John 14:12)!!!

Jesus told us His Word is TRUTH, and that if we spoke His Word, we would have His Joy fulfilled in ourselves, and that God would keep the evil in the world from affecting us like it does the children of Satan (John 17:13-19)! Speaking God’s Word sets us apart as Holy (SANCTIFIED), just as Jesus was set apart as Holy to God!

The Apostle John said that he had no Greater Joy than to see the church Walking in TRUTH, which he knew from personal experience would make its members Prosper and be in Good Health (3 John 1:2-4)!!!               

“For Bodily Exercise profiteth little (is good or enhances the short span of our human lives): but Godliness (Copying Jesus in ALL Things He Did, Said, and Taught us to DO) is Profitable unto ALL things, having Promise of the Life that now is, and of that which is to come!!!” (1 Timothy 4:8).

Most people in the world today, do not know God, they do not know His Word; why then do we assume people know how to activate the Power of God in their lives to be Healthy and to Heal? Most think they can ignore God in every area of their life, and when they get sick or injured; they simply ask others to pray for them, or to pray for healing! Is that how God works, and is that how God heals? Let’s look to Scripture and see!

There are a lot of sick and dying people in the world today; diseases and cancers seem to abound. We hear of viral outbreaks, and vaccines, new medicines and antibiotics, all designed to fight back the grim reaper’s curse upon mankind, and help us live happier and healthier lives. Still, despite tremendous advances in medical science, most would agree, we are losing the battle to live healthy lives on a worldwide scale! Our attempts at vaccinating prophylactically, is killing, maiming, sterilizing, and causing Autism on an alarming world-wide scale! This was NEVER God’s intent (John 10:10)!!!       

I am disheartened with how far our society has fallen, every time I buy gasoline for my car, and I go inside the convenience store by the gas pumps to pay, The shelves are packed full with “food like” substances that are NOT really food at all!

Except for some milk, bananas, and some peanuts; everything else in these store IS NOT FOOD! Yet we pack our bodies full of these artificial beverages and substances – and the chemicals they contain!!! Is this really what the Creator God intended for us to place inside our bodies? Does it HONOR HIM (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)???

Are you willing to entertain the possibility that the God that makes the earth spin at about 1,038 miles per hour, while going around our sun in such a way that we don’t feel any movement at all; is the same God that not only has a lot to say about healing, but also has the power to make that healing happen?

The Bible tells us, Jesus said, “I am the LORD that healeth thee!” Are we willing to take God at His Word (Exodus 15:26)?  God is pretty clear that sickness and disease are a curse reserved for those who reject God’s Word, and for those who set themselves in opposition to God’s people (Deuteronomy 7:14-15).

Is it really possible for us to choose whether we want to live happy and healthy lives, or miserable and sickly lives; and to even have God be in agreement with us in that decision - guaranteeing that whatever we decide upon, is what we will get (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)?

Those who don’t know God, and those who have not seen His Mighty Power; will say that it is silly to think God can make you sick, or that God can keep you healthy. But we should know better! The church should be teaching the Body of Christ how to take care of the physical bodies in their Congregations; and How to Heal the Sick, the Injured, and the Afflicted among us!!!

The Road To Health Begins With Worship!!!

Correctly Worshiping God the Way Jesus taught us to is so important (John 4:23-26)! Notice how NOT adopting worship practices of pagans and their gods, and how rejecting their holidays and days of worship will improve and maintain your health (Exodus 23:24-26)!!!

How about you? Do you have Faith in God to Heal you and to keep you healthy? Do you have the Faith that the Holy Spirit of God, which dwells inside you after Baptism, is able to heal other people, by laying hands upon them, and having them confess their faith in God’s Power to heal (Mark 11:22-26 / John 12:40 / Acts 28:27 / Matthew 13:15). Worshipping God The RIGHT WAY really does affect YOUR HEALTH for the Better!!!

God is calling us to repentance; Jesus shows us “The Way” back to following His Paths, and His Ways again! Not many will heed this call until the return of Jesus the Christ to this earth; but to those who do, HEALING is a guaranteed promise from God (2 Chronicles 7:13-22). A nation is made up of a family of people, Blessings or Cursings from God upon a nation; are God’s Reactions on any people according to their actions! Try using 2 Chronicles 7:14 and replace the words “my people” with your name or the name of someone you are praying with for healing. Substitute the words “their land” with “his or her body”. God’s precepts do not change (Malachi 3:6 / Hebrews 13:8); they work on all people throughout the world regardless of where they live (Revelation 5:9-10, 7:9-17).

The Bible teaches us that God is not a respecter of persons. Anyone who is obedient to God, and who then calls out to Him in faith, will be saved (Romans 10:11-13)!

But calling out to God, not knowing who God is, doesn’t work! We must first be educated on who God is, what God expects from us; we must Believe in God and be obedient to His instructions. Obeying God after we come to know Him, and Believe in Him, is the key to unlocking the tremendous Power contained in the Word of God (Romans 10:14-17)!

God doesn’t work for us; we work for Him. If we reject God’s Commandments, God will reject us when we call out to Him, and we should not expect any of the tremendous benefits that come from serving a Holy God (Isaiah 59:1-2)!!!

When we faithfully serve God, obeying His Commandments; we become Blessed! Healing, Good Health, and a Long Life are all Blessings that God’s promises will come upon His people (Exodus 23:25-26 / 1 Kings 8:56 / Psalm 91:9-10, 14-16, 103:1-5)!  Let us commit today, to follow God completely. This is the MESSAGE Jesus Preached every Sabbath Day about the Coming Kingdom of God, and He Healed every disease and sickness the people had! He cast out demons, and restored those with seizures, pain, the blind, the paralyzed, and the cripple (Matthew 4:23-24)!!! Jesus’ Ministry on earth was to Teach, Preach, and Heal! Jesus then gave that VERY SAME AMAZING Mission and Ministry to His Followers; to continue on – doing the same things as He did (Matthew 10:1, 7-8)!!!

Let us commit today, to believe and to KNOW, that it is God’s Will for us to be healed, and to heal others! Let us go before Him and ask for Wisdom in His Word, to know His Will for our lives, asking God in Faith, and believing without doubt; that it is God’s purpose for His people to be healthy, well, and strong (James 1:5-8)!

We must become like Abraham, not double-minded, or staggering at God’s promises through unbelief; but STRONG in FAITH, and fully persuaded that God will keep His promises and His Word toward us (Romans 4:20-21)! Let’s reinforce in our Minds what God tells us about healing!!!!

Jesus Promises us He CAN, and He WILL undo what Satan does in our lives (John 10:10 / 1 John 5:14-15)! Have CONFIDENCE in God and ASK Him for healing in Jesus’ name! Speak to YOUR Mountain (Mark 11:22-26)!!!

Let’s Review Just Some of God’s Healing Promises To Us:

  • God can restore the Lame (crippled, hobbling, or disabled – as from an injury): (John 5:1-15 / Isaiah 35:6)

We see also, that after healing, our sins are also forgiven! Jesus tells us NOT to continue in sinful behavior AFTER receiving Healing or A WORSE THING will come upon us!

  • God can restore Palsy (paralysis – affecting the whole body, one side, or just a limb): (Matthew 5:24, 8:5-13, 12:10-13)

We see here that Faith is very important in receiving Healing; as healing happens, “As thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee”!!! (Matthew 13:57-58 / Mark 6:4-6)

  • God can heal Leprosy (a contagious skin disease that can spread to mucous membranes and the nerves, causing discoloration, lumps, disfigurement and deformities): (Matthew 8:1-4 / Mark 1:40-45).    
  • God can cast out Demons (fallen angels of God that inhabit or possess a human body – sometimes in great numbers): (Mark 5:1-20 / Matthew 8:16-17, 17:14-21 / Acts 19:11-20)

We see here that lack of Faith in God and perversions can cause us to be susceptible to demonic possession! Also, great Faith is required in a Follower of Christ possessing God’s Spirit in order to cast out some of the stronger demons. Those without God’s Holy Spirit cannot cast out demons who desire to stay in their host! Prayer and Fasting increases our Faith, and our strength, when called on to cast out demons!  

  • God can Raise the Dead (Followers of Jesus Christ have the ability to restore physical life to those who have died): (Mark 5:22-43 / John 11:1-48 / Acts 9:32-42, 20:6-12).

We learn several lessons here about restoring physical life to people who have died: Jesus always builds up Faith before healing; Jesus confirms “your Faith has made thee whole!”; Jesus tells us FEAR will steal our Faith; “Be not afraid, only Believe!”; Jesus puts out those who lack Faith, and only heals with strong Believers by His side!; When Healing, it is important to immediately show that healing by pulling the dead and sick from their beds and getting them to stand and to walk!; When raising the dead, you should feed the risen person immediately after doing so! Physical death is a “sleep” to God – one from which the Saints can awake dead people from!; You must Believe to See The Glory of God (or have Faith that the dead can “awake”)!; We should Pray and Thank God for hearing our Prayer, BEFORE resurrecting a dead person!; When raising the dead we should use a Loud Voice (hence the expression “waking the dead!”), and be specific; ie: “Lazarus, come forth”, “Tabitha, arise!”, or “Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him!”

  • Psalm 107:8, 19-21, 118:17 When receiving healing or being raised from the dead, we should DECLARE THE WORKS OF THE LORD!!!
  • Proverbs 4:20-23 God’s Words are LIFE and Health to the flesh!
  • God intends for us to be Physically Strong (Isaiah 40:28-31, 41:10 / Joel 3:10 / Proverbs 3:7-9, 14:30, 24:5, 31:17 / Philippians 4:13 / 2 Thessalonians 3:10 / 1 Timothy 4:8-9 / 2 Timothy 4:7 / Psalm 144:1-2, 12-15 / 1 Corinthians 9: 23-27 / Ephesians 6:10-12 / Hebrews 12:12)!!!
  • God molds us into His Image: (1 Peter 3:3-4, 12-13 / Romans 12:1-21 / 1 Samuel 16:7).
  • God wants to Heal Us: (Isaiah 53:4-5 / Matthew 8:2-3, 16-17, 15:30-31, 18:18-19, 21:21 / Mark 9:23, 10:27, 16:14-18 / Acts 5:16, 10:38 / James 5:13-16 / 1 Peter 2:24 / Nahum 1:9). God’s Healing is permanent – if we don’t return to sin again; or a Worse thing will come upon us!
  • God takes away the Curse of Death: (Romans 8:1-2, 11 / Galatians 3:13-14, 29).
  • God gives us Spiritual Weapons To Use: (2 Corinthians 4:18, 10:3-5 / Ephesians 6:10-17 / 2 Timothy 1:7 / James 4:7 / Revelation 12:11).
  • When God invests in YOU, He will never stop until you are Complete: (Philippians 1:6, 2:13, 4:6-7 / Hebrews 6:10-12, 10:23-25, 35-36, 11:11, 13:8).
  • God Blesses us, Rewards us, and Answers our prayers when we Keep His Commandments! (1 John 3:21-22, 5:14-15 / 3 John 1:2-4).

It is God’s Will to heal disease and sickness on this earth; and one day soon that healing will be totally complete throughout the whole earth (Revelations 21:1-5, 22:1-6)! In the meantime, we have the example of Christ, the Son of God, who was The Word of God and exemplified the Will of God toward us (John 1:14). Jesus showed us that He could do NOTHING without the Father, and Jesus’ only purpose was to do the Father’s Will (John 5:19, 6:38). If Jesus went from town to town healing people (Matthew 9:35, 12:14-15 / Acts 10:34, 38) …then should we not also be in good health, healed; and going about healing others as well (John 13:15 / 1 John 2:6)?  Yes. Absolutely! Yes!!!

Heavenly Father, Thank you! Thank you for showing us it is Your Will, Your Purpose, Your Plan, for us to be Healed and to Heal others! Thank you for helping me to understand that sickness and disease are NOT natural, but that they are curses associated with sin; and that I can now know and believe in Your HEALING POWER! I confess my sins before You Father, and ask for Your forgiveness! I accept my forgiveness from You, in Jesus Name, by His Blood; and I renounce the power of sin to affect my body any longer, from this point forward!!!

I reject and renounce Satan’s power and hold over me; I reject and resist the power of any disease, any sickness, any pain from taking root in my body. From the moment your Holy Spirit went to work on my physical body, received from You, through the laying on of hands at my baptism; I can now call upon You, in Jesus’ Name, and use that Power to transform and heal, my mind, my flesh, and my soul! I confess Jesus the Christ, as my LORD and as my Savior; over every part of me, and over every part of my life!

I believe YOU will make me whole, healthy, sound, and strong to serve You Lord, all the days of my life. By my Savior’s stripes I am made whole and healed! I speak my healing, and I receive my healing in Jesus Name! I am free from this bondage in Jesus’ Name! I thank You Father, for Your Healing Word, Your Healing Truth, and Your Healing Power, all in the Name of Your Son, Jesus the Christ, Amen!

“Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give" (Jesus Christ in Matthew 10:8)!!!

The Key to understanding Biblical Health, Divine Healing, and the Concept of the Laying On of Hands; comes from the LORD’s Passover (John 6:53-58). But we must go back to the time of the Exodus and Moses to fully understand Biblical Health and Divine Healing (Exodus 12:1-32). God cursed the Egyptians While He was Blessing those who ate the Passover Lamb (Psalm 23:5 / John 1:29)! Notice some extra details we are given by King David in Psalm 105:26-45. There were two to three Million Hebrews leaving Egypt: the old, the sick, the feeble, the crippled, the blind; and yet they ALL were healed when they ate of the Passover Lamb (Malachi 3:6 / Hebrews 13:8). Do YOU begin to SEE the Tremendous Promise and Blessing of keeping The LORD’s Passover? Remember too that Jesus Christ does NOT change! He will do for us individually, what He did for Israel; if we Repent, are Baptized, and Receive God’s Spirit (Acts 2:36-41 / 1 Corinthians 10:1-13)!!!

Remember: Passover this year falls on Thursday evening, at sundown, 29 March 2018. We Pray that you will be keeping it with us, exactly as Jesus Christ taught us, and showed His New Testament Church to do (Exodus 12:40-49 / Luke 22:14-30 / John 13:12-17)!!!  :o)

Feel free to call us if you'd like to learn How To Biblically start God's new year off The Right Way, in the Spring; and by Keeping ALL of God's Never Changing, Never Ending, Holy Days this year (Leviticus 23:1-44); just like Jesus Christ and His True Church ALWAYS Have!!!


“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may give unto you The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the Knowledge of Him: The eyes of your Understanding being Enlightened; that ye may KNOW what is the Hope of His Calling, and what the Riches of the Glory of His Inheritance in the Saints, And what is the Exceeding Greatness of His Power to us-ward who believe, according to the Working of His Mighty Power, Which He wrought in Christ!!!”(Ephesians 1:17-20).

Our Father God and His Son, Jesus, LOVE US So Very Much; and They have left us a Wonderful and Powerful Inheritance (“And I appoint unto YOU a Kingdom, as My Father hath Appointed Me” Luke 22:29) - if we have the Faith to Receive That Inheritance, to Believe in It, to Speak It, and DO IT (Luke 6:46)!

May we all OBEY God, in ALL things, ESPECIALLY in The Shadows (or Holy Days) of yet to come, future worldwide events (Colossians 2:16-17 / Matthew 28:20) and LIVE!!!

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