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Jan 28, 2018


The Hope of Healing . . .

For believers in Christ, we experience healing either in this life, or ultimate healing in the life to come.


  • Healing always is in the name of Jesus Christ.

“Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you . . .”  Acts 9:34

  • Healing never happens apart from His name. (Acts 4:9-10, 30)


  • Healing always points people to and exalts the risen Christ.
    • Healing never happens for physical healing only.
    • Our perspective should be:

“God, if You choose to exalt Jesus in my healing, please heal me.  But if You are more highly exalted in my illness or my death, then Your will be done for Your glory and my good.” 


  • Healing in scripture is often a way in which God draws unbelievers to Himself and advances His kingdom.

“And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.”  Acts 9:35


“And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.”  Acts 9:42


So What?


  • Hold on to the promises of God.

“I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die.  Do you believe this?”  John 11:25-26


“And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged Him, ‘Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.’  And Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him saying, ‘I will; be clean.’  And immediately the leprosy left him.”  Luke 5:12-13

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this (Paul’s thorn in the flesh), that it should leave me.  But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.”  2 Corinthians 12:8-10


“For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.”  2 Corinthians 5:1-4


  • Trust in the sovereignty of God.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.”  Isaiah 55:8-9


“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:  a time to be born, and a time to die;”  Ecclesiastes 3:1-2a


“ . . . while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to His will.”  Hebrews 2:4