These healing scriptures from the New Testament will help you increase your faith in God for healing. Take the time to read them and see that the New Testament is filled with scriptures on healing.
The Gospels show Jesus healing people. We can learn so much about God’s will and how to receive healing from Him by studying the healing scriptures in the ministry of Jesus.
:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
This powerful truth shows that Jesus is the same today. What He did for people in the Gospels, He still does for people today. This includes healing.
Healing Scriptures in The Gospel of Matthew
8:1 When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him.
:2 And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
:3 Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
This passage shows Jesus’ willingness to heal.
8:14 Now when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, He saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever.
:15 So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.
:16 When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick,
:17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.”
Not only did Jesus heal this woman, but He them healed ‘all’ who were brought to him that night. There is no indication here that there was anyone He would not heal. This is because it is His will to heal everyone.
We see this same truth in the next few healing scriptures.
4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.
:24 Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.
12:15 But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.
14:14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.
14:35 And when the men of that place recognised Him, they sent out into all that surrounding region, brought to Him all who were sick,
:36 and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.
9:12 When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
The blind men
9:27 When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!”
:28 And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”
:29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.”
:30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, “See that no one knows it.”
:31 But when they had departed, they spread the news about Him in all that country.
:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a man, mute and demon-possessed.
:33 And when the demon was cast out, the mute spoke. And the multitudes marveled, saying, “It was never seen like this in Israel!”
:34 But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the ruler of the demons.”
:35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
:36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
Here, the blind men cried out for mercy. Jesus did not have to ask them what they meant. He understood their cry for mercy to mean healing and healed them. God’s mercy endures forever, so is still available today.
10:1 And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.
The healing scriptures show that healing was not limited to coming from Jesus alone. Those He sent carried the healing power to others too.
Healing is the children’s bread
15:22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”
:23 But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.”
:24 But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
:25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
:26 But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”
:27 And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”
:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
Jesus’ ministry while on this earth was to Israel. At the cross, it became available to the whole world. Even though this woman was not an Israelite, she was still able to receive healing from Jesus with her faith. Just like she received healing by faith, so you can receive today too.
Healing scriptures in The Gospel of Mark
7:37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”
9:23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
11:22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.
:23 “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
:24 “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Sickness may seem like an impossible mountain that is blocking your life, but faith can move mountains. Trust God and you can be free from that mountain.
Commissioned to preach and to heal
16:15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
:16 “He who believes and is baptised will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
:17 “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
:18 “they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Healing Scriptures in The Gospel of Luke
4:17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
:18 “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
:19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”
Here, Jesus shows that the anointing upon Him sets people free.
:27 It shall come to pass in that day That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, And his yoke from your neck, And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.
9:1 Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.
:2 He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
9:11 But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.
9:56 “For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” And they went to another village.
So many blame the destruction in their lives on the Lord. Jesus clearly shows that He did not come to destroy life. Sickness destroys lives, so is not from Him.
Sickness is satanic bondage and you ought to be loosed today:
:10 Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.
:11 And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up.
:12 But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.”
:13 And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
:14 But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, “There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day.”
:15 The Lord then answered him and said, “Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it?
:16 “So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound–think of it–for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?”
:17 And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.
Jesus declared that the devil was the one who bound this woman, not God. Sickness is not from God. Jesus shows that we have authority over the work of the enemy, which includes sickness.
10:19 “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Healing Scriptures in The Gospel of John
1:4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
There is life in Jesus, not death.
6:33 “For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
:34 Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.”
:35 And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
Even though Lazarus had died, when Jesus arrived, He was raised from the dead, because Jesus is the resurrection and the life.
14:12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
:13 “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
:14 “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
The works that Jesus did included healing. He wants us to do the same works as He did, which includes taking healing to others.
Healing in The book of Acts
New Testament Healing scriptures are not just limited to the Gospels. Healing continued in the church in the book of Acts and continues today. We have already seen that Jesus commissioned and sent others to heal. This is shown in these healing scriptures in the book of Acts.
3:1 Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
:2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple;
:3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms.
:4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.”
:5 So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.
:6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”
:7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
:8 So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them–walking, leaping, and praising God.
:9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God.
3:16 “And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all
4:29 “Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,
:30 “by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”
:31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
9:33 There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralysed.
:34 And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” Then he arose immediately.
10:38 “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Here we see some great biblical truths:
- Healing and ‘doing good’ are connected. God is a good God. He does good things and this includes healing people.
- Jesus healed ‘all’
- It was the devil who was oppressing people with sickness, not God
- Jesus did these things because God was with Him. God’s presence caused healing to occur.
19:11Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul,
:12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.
Healing in The Epistles
:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
God’s life can fill your body.
Your body is a member of Christ and is the temple of His Spirit
1 Cor 6:15-20
:15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not!
:16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.”
:17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
:18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.
:19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
:20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
1 Cor 11:28-31
:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
:29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
:30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.
:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.
1 Cor 12:7-11
:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:
:8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit,
:9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,
:10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
:11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
2 Cor 4:10-11
:10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
:11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
We have been redeemed from the curse of the law
:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),
:14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
The curse of the law is listed in Deuteronomy 28 and includes sickness. We are redeemed from sickness because it is part of the curse that Jesus set us free from.
:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
:2 “Honour your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise:
:3 “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”
There are biblical principles that can give you long life.
:12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
:13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
We have already seen above that sickness is a work of the devil, not God. Here we are told that we have been delivered (set free) from the power of darkness, which is the devil’ realm. For a greater understanding of light and darkness, see the article on God is Light.
2 Timothy 4:18
:18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!
Hebrews 2:9, 14-15
:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honour, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
:14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
:15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
We do not need to fear death, or anything that can cause death.
:22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
:13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
:14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
:15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
This assures the sick that the prayer of faith will heal them. The word translated ‘save’ in verse 15 can also be translated heal.
1 Peter 2:24
:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness–by whose stripes you were healed.
Jesus provided healing for us on the cross. His body was beaten so that by His stripes you can be healed. Just like He took our sins on the cross, He also took our sicknesses.
2 Peter 1:3-4
:3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
:4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
3 John 1:2
:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
:4 “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Revelation 22:1-2, 17
:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
:2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
These healing scriptures from the New Testament should encourage you and help you see that it is God’s will to heal you. God is not the one who makes people sick. Scriptures in the New Testament show that sickness comes from the enemy, it is part of the realm of darkness. Jesus came to release people, to set them free. Read through these healing scriptures multiple times, so they can encourage you and build your faith.
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