32 Different Ways God Heals

By Marc Lawson

March 12, 2014 Posts No comments

32 different ways in which God Heals

 While God does whatever He pleases, He always responds to faith without reservation. He rewards those who SEEK HIM, not those who ONLY WAIT FOR HIM. Waiting ON the Lord Is 40:31 is different than waiting FOR the Lord in a presumptuous entitled way. While God listens and hears us and is glad when we trust HIM & don’t take things in our own hands, many Christians think God somehow exists only to be a heavenly Santa, ever waiting to jump through our hoops! But this is arrogance and unbelief in enormous measure. It would do us well to know God is NO respecter of persons and HE loves those who SEEK Him for things! While He could instantly heal every sick person on the planet, He has chosen now to work together with us 2 Cor 6:1 to accomplish much of His will. Jesus even said we could do even greater things than He did on the earth .Jn 14:12

Is 55:8-9- “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor 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 than your thoughts.”

Below is a list, not exhaustive, of  different ways the Lord heals in scripture & the prime motivation highlighted which reveals much about God’s heart and ways.

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Intercession- 6 times

Intercession from those sinned against by you; Abimilech’s sin of taking Sarah for his wife; Genesis 20:17-Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimilech, and also healed his wife and female slaves so that they bore children. For the Lord had closed all the wombs of the house of Abimilech because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.

 Job praying for his friends who had told him that God had left him;(Job42:10)

 Intercession of those in authority over you; King Hezekiah and his people; (2 Chronicles 30:20); Centurion’s servant (Mt 8:8)

 A trustworthy or faithful ambassador; (Pr 13:17)

 Using the authority of Christ and the name of Jesus (Acts 16:18)

 If anyone is sick, call for elders & have them pray; (James 5:13-14)  

 

Compassion-4 times     

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Releasing Compassion; (Mt 14:14) When Jesus landed on the shore and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Others bringing the sick to the Lord for healing;(Mt15:30,Mk 2:3-4)

 The sick coming to meetings; (Mt 21:14)

 Compassion of the Lord to the many needs there;(Mt 19:2,21:14)

 

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Faith-5 times

A mother’s Faith & BOLDNESS; (Mt 15:22-28)

 A sick person’s faith; woman with hemorrhage12 years; (Mk 5:25-34)

 Prayer of faith when the power of the Lord is present; (Luke 5:17)

 By any or all of the HS gifts ex: faith, healing, wisdom or knowledge;(1 Cor 12:9)

 Responding to the faith of others (Mt 9:2-8)

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Power Confrontations- 4 times

Casting out demons of sickness;(Mt 8:16)

 Laying hands on the sick; (Mk 6:5)

 Touching the area of the body that is sick; (Luke 22:51)

 Anointing with oil; (Mk 6:13)

 

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Obedience to the voice of God or Word of God-13 times

 Proclaiming gospel of Kingdom; (Mt 4:23&24; Luke 9:2)

 God sent His word to Israel & healed them;(Ps 107:20)

 Returning to the Lord; (Is 6:10,Jer 17:14)

 Through praise; (Jer 17:14,Ps 149:6-8)

 Through pastoral nurture; (Ezekiel 34:4)

 Response to the Lord’s discipline by a changed path (Heb 12:12-13)

 Confessing our sins to one another and praying for one another; (James 5:16)

 Obeying God’s Word; (Pr 3:8)

 Hearing & obeying wisdom; (Pr 12:18)

 Hearing pleasant words; (Pr16:24)

 To fear the name of the Lord;(Malachi 4:2)

 Responding to a prophetic word (Ps 107:20)

 Performing a command in obedience to a Rhema word. (2 Kings 5)

 

By Marc Lawson    6/3/16

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