Biblical Healing

Biblical Perspective on Healing
Written By Brian D. Kercheval

"and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed"
   It is most important to first understand that healing from The Lord is a free gift and the atonement for our sin has been paid for in full. This payment was given through His beatings and by His Blood shed for us all.
"But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed"
Isa 53:5

"For the heart of this people has become dull, with their ears they scarcely hear, and they have closed their eyes, otherwise they would see with their eyes, hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and (1)return, and I would heal them."
   Above teaching and promise stated in [Mat13:15] and numerous places elsewhere in The Bible [Act3:19] [Isa19:22] [Jer33:6] [Jhn12:40] [Act28:27]  [2Ch7:14]  are pinnacle towards spiritual healing. We all are given one, and only one requirement “return”  in a word "repent" (turn away from our sin and towards Jesus), be compelled by faith in The Lord having all of our  commitment and faith solely in Him, then the promise comes to fruition and Jesus heals in full. This healing is then always based on His perfect will for us, not necessarily by own perspective of how or when, why or why not.
   This simple and absolute promise is embedded throughout the Bible. One must understand that these are two totally different, even opposite teachings, one is to repent: God’s grace and power doing all of the work of forgiving, cleansing and healing which is:

The path of repenting =

There are no works that can achieve this freedom.

"So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed"

   The other, a lying spirit of recovery telling everyone that you must: work Steps - [12]; work Principles - [8]; continually go to Meetings - [Forever]; rely on a man Sponsor - [Idolatry]; frequently attend special recovery Groups - [Faction]; public Confession [Self-Abasement]; follow special non-Biblical recovery teaching Study - [Lethal]; special recovery bible Purchases - [Money]; personal testimony about the Program - [Heresy]; etc... And continue do it all over and over for the rest of your life. All this just to achieve what CR calls recovery, but the absolute fact, this is:

The path of steps =

Works / (a debt from hell) / Bondage
Actual list of CR works and is too large for this purpose.

"But in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men"
Mat 15:9

   Please, study the real Bible (non-paraphrased)
 always in context
understand what Jesus taught
implementing only what the genuine and original text teaches.

(1) Return
Greek = ἐπιστρέφω = epistrephō = e-pē-stre'-fō  = Verb
1) transitively 
  a) to turn to
    1) to the worship of the true God
  b) to cause to return, to bring back
    1) to the love and obedience of God
    2) to the love for the children
    3) to love wisdom and righteousness

2) intransitively
  a) to turn to one's self
  b) to turn one's self about, turn back
  c) to return, turn back, come back

Built from two root words

στρέφω = strephō = stre'-fō
1) to turn, turn around
2) to turn one's self (i.e. to turn the back to one
  a) of one who no longer cares for another)
  b) metaph. to turn one's self from one's course of conduct, i.e. to change one's mind
ἐπί = epi = e-pē'
1) upon, on, at, by, before
2) of position, on, at, by, over, against
3) to, over, on, at, across, against

This is what Jesus still does even today:
Luk 4:18-19
"The spirit of the lord is upon me, because he anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. he has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the lord."

Remember, He never has nor will ever change:
Hbr 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.  

if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”

The LORD will strike Egypt with a plague; he will strike them and heal them. They will turn to the LORD, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them.

Isa 57:18
I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will guide him and restore comfort to him,

Hsa 6:1
"Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.

Hsa 14:4
"I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.

Mat 8:7
Jesus said to him, "I will go and heal him."

Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.

Mat 13:15
For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.'

Mar 10:52
"Go," said Jesus, "your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Luk 6:18
who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by evil spirits were cured,

Luk 8:50
Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed."

Luk 18:42
Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you."

Act 4:10
then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.

Act 4:14
But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.

Act 5:16
Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.

Act 8:7
With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed.

“He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn—and I would heal them.”

Acts 28:27
For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’

"Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

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