Exodus 15:26 – If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians; for I, the Lord, am your healer.
Jehovah God established His Healing Covenant with His Covenant people after turning the bitter waters sweet. He said, “For I, the Lord, am your healer.” Throughout the Old and New Testament, healing was part of the covenant which the Lord provided for His people. In the New Testament, we see healing extended to unbelievers as a gift to draw them to God’s mercy and grace.
Many Scriptures speak to this tremendous truth of God’s grace of healing. Consider some of those healed in the Old Testament. Abimelech was healed when Abraham prayed (Genesis 20). God healed Israel while in the wilderness (Psalm 107:20). Naaman was healed when he followed Elisha’s instructions (2 Kings 5). Jeroboam, Hezekiah, and David experienced God’s healing power (Psalm 103:1-5).
In the Gospel of Luke, we find twenty-four cases of healing recorded. We read of Jesus healing the sick and sending His disciples to do the same (Luke 10:8-9). In verse 9, Jesus directly connects healing to the message of the kingdom of God. He healed some and the result was apparent later (Luke 17:14). He healed others and they recovered instantly (Matthew 8:13). He healed all manner of sickness and disease: lunacy, palsy, epilepsy, fever, paralysis, blindness, lameness, deafness, withered limbs and, He raised the dead as with Lazarus (John 11:38-44). He healed those that were far away (John 4:46-54). He healed chronic cases, such as the woman with the issue of blood for 12 years (Luke 8:43); the man lame for 38 years (Luke 5:5-9) and, the woman bent over for 18 years (Luke 13:18).
God still heals today. He uses willing people who will just simply believe God’s Word and obey as the Holy Spirit prompts them to pray for those in need. Today, rooms of healing are being raised up all over the world. God’s people come together in a building or house to take time to pray for the sick. Not only are many healed, but many are coming to know Christ as a result of God’s divine touch.
Ask the Father in Jesus’ name for the “gifts of healing” to operate in your life. There are so many people that need to be healed. There are many that need to be touched by the power of God. It has been said that “healing is the dinner bell to salvation.”