Newsletter, David Hino, May 30, 2012, updated 3/16/15
“Thoughts on Physical Healing” are based on scripture and my journey for the past five years. I believe in a wholeness approach to healing which includes emotional, generational and spiritual issues. In the Bible, God also heals people instantly. At the end of this article are many scriptures to declare over yourself or to another for healing.
Thoughts on Physical Healing
- God heals because of His goodness and compassion and not because of our goodness or giftedness. (Exodus 15:26; Psalm 100:5; Matthew 14:14: Luke 5:12-18)
- We do not have to beg God for healing, He wants to heal. Begging is usually based on fear, therefore, ask God based on His goodness. (Psalm 103:1-5; 3 John 1:2)
- God wants heal but there is no guarantee of His specific plans or timetable. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Mark 4:23; Matthew 12:15; Phil.2:26, 30; 1 Tim. 5:23; 2 Tim. 4:20)
- All believers including new believers and children have the authority to release healing. (Mark 3:14-15; 6:7; 16:15-18; Luke 9:1; 10:19)
- Expect divine healing every time you pray and leave the results to God. If you rarely expect healing, then you will likely get what you expect. (Matthew 21:21; Mark 11:23-24)
- Moving in the Holy Spirit changes everything. You can release His Spirit and hear His strategy. Holy Spirit can heal anywhere and at anytime. (Acts 5:12-16;10:38; Romans 8:11; I Corinthians 4:20)
- God does the healing not us, therefore… (John 11:4; Luke 18:43; Acts 3:8, 12)
- When praying for healing, celebrate what God did rather than focus on what did not happen. Answered prayer makes us pursue God and unanswered prayer makes us pursue God. (Psalm 46:10; Matthew 6:33)
- Sickness is the result of the fall of man and the plans of Satan and Jesus came to destroy the works of the enemy. (Genesis 3; Acts 10:38; Romans 8:19-23; I Cor. 5:15-21)
- Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice on the cross to forgive sin and heal sickness. It is impossible, inconsistent and incompatible to point to cross without pointing to healing. (Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24)
- Jesus and the disciples never interceded for healing and never asked Father God if they could heal; they simply healed others. (Matthew 8:14-17; 9:34; 12:19-14; Luke 10:8-9; Acts 3:6-8)
- Jesus was still able to see limited healing in places of low levels of faith and atmospheres of skepticism. (Matthew 13:53-58; Mark 6:5)
- If you want to be healed, wanting is often the only requirement for healing. Getting a prophetic word or special anointing from another Christian is a bonus but not required for healing. (Mark 9:24)
- If you want to stay healed, you better understand faith. (John 10:10; James 4:7; 5:16)
- If you want to pray for healing, you have to move in faith. (Hebrew 11:1-6; II Corinthians 5:7; Matthew 9:2; 9:27-30; 7:7-8; Mark 9:23)
- In healing thousands, Jesus did not find the root cause of the illness, ask people to repent of unconfessed sin, renounce generational strongholds or even ask them to believe before they were healed. (Matthew14:17; Luke 4:40-41; 9:13-14)
- We cannot choose or not choose who God heals, God chooses. We cannot judge if someone is worthy to be healed, God chooses. (Luke 8:26-39; 10:17-19; 17:11-19; 22:49-51)
- Miracles are usually instant, healing is often slower but both are answers from God. (Jeremiah 33:3; Matthew 21:22; John 14:14; 16:23-24; 1 John 5:14-15)
- God is not the cause of the illness or the reason for the delay of the healing. (Genesis 3; Acts 10:38; Daniel 10:12-13)
- God doss not cause physical suffering to teach us lessons, but God often uses physical suffering to teach us lessons.(Romans 8:18, 28: John 16:33; James 5:13: 1 Peter 4:12)
- Death is the not the final healing. Death is death and is a result of the fall of Adam and Eve. Death is the transition to our resurrected body before God. (Genesis 3; Romans 5:12; I Corinthians 15:15)
- To see the face of a person who is healed: Priceless! Wild Gratitude. (Isaiah 38:9-20; Luke 18:43; Acts 3:8)
- Healing may not be rational, scientific, or church tradition but for the prayer person it will be filled with adventure, risks, excitement and skepticism from others. (John 5:19; 14:12; I Corinthians 4:20)
Scriptures to Declare for Healing
Exodus 15:26 NKJV
and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, 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 am the LORD who heals you.”
Exodus 23:25 Amplified Bible (AMP)
You shall serve the Lord your God; He shall bless your bread and water, and I will take sickness from your midst
Deuteronomy 7:15 Amplified Bible (AMP)
And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and none of the evil diseases of Egypt which you knew will He put upon you, but will lay them upon all who hate you.
Deuteronomy 28:1-2 Amplified Bible (AMP)
IF YOU will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all His commandments which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you heed the voice of the Lord your God.
Choose to live. Be a fighter! “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; (Deu 30:19 NKJV)
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 New International Version (NIV)
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 Amplified Bible (AMP)
I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live and may love the Lord your God, obey His voice, and cling to Him. For He is your life and the length of your days, that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to give to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Joshua 21:45 God’s Word Translation
Every single good promise that the LORD had given the nation of Israel came true.
Psalm 103:1-5 NKJV
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 105:37 King James Version
He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
Psalm 107:20 Amplified Bible (AMP)
He sends forth His word and heals them and rescues them from the pit and destruction.
Psalm 91:16 NKJV
With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 God’s Word Translation
Trust the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths smooth.
Proverbs 4:20-22 NKJV
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.
Isaiah 41:10, 13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you!
Isaiah 53:4-5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole
Jeremiah 30:17 NKJV
For I will restore health to you And heal you of your wounds,’ says the LORD, ‘Because they called you an outcast saying: “This is Zion; No one seeks her.”’
Joel 3:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, I am strong [a warrior]!
Nahum 1:9 NKJV
What do you conspire against the LORD? He will make an utter end of it. Affliction will not rise up a second time.
Matthew 8:2-3 Amplified Bible (AMP)
And behold, a leper came up to Him and, prostrating himself, worshiped Him, saying, Lord, if You are willing, You are able to cleanse me by curing me. And He reached out His hand and touched him, saying, I am willing; be cleansed by being cured. And instantly his leprosy was cured and cleansed.
Matthew 8:17 Amplified Bible (AMP)
And thus He fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, He Himself took [in order to carry away] our weaknesses and infirmities and bore away our diseases.
Matthew 14:14 New International (NIV)
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Matthew 21:21 Amplified Bible (AMP)
And Jesus answered them, Truly I say to you, if you have faith (a firm relying trust) and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it will be done.
Mark 11:23-24 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him. For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].
Mark 16:17-18 NKJV “
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; “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.”
Luke 10:19 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.
John 10:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
Romans 4:19-21 New International Version (NIV)
And not being weak in faith, whe did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
Rom 8:11 NKJV
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.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons. For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
Galatians 3:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified);
Ephesians 6:10-17 Amplified Bible (AMP)
In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]. Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God, And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace. Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one]. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.
Philippians 1:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.
Philippians 2:13 NKJV
for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Philippians 4:6-8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].
2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Hebrews 11:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Because of faith also Sarah herself received physical power to conceive a child, even when she was long past the age for it, because she considered [God] Who had given her the promise to be reliable and trustworthy and true to His word.
Hebrews 13:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).
James 1:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.
James 3:17 Amplified Bible (AMP)
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity).
James 4:7-8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you. Come close to God and He will come close to you. [Recognize that you are] sinners, get your soiled hands clean; [realize that you have been disloyal] wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts [of your spiritual adultery].
James 5:14-15 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders (the spiritual guides). And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord’s name. And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
1 Peter 2:24 Amplified Bible (AMP)
He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.
1 Peter 5:7-9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring in fierce hunger, seeking someone to seize upon and devour. Withstand him; be firm in faith [against his onset–rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined], knowing that the same (identical) sufferings are appointed to your brotherhood (the whole body of Christians) throughout the world.
1 John 3:21-22 Amplified Bible (AMP)
And, beloved, if our consciences (our hearts) do not accuse us [if they do not make us feel guilty and condemn us], we have confidence (complete assurance and boldness) before God, And we receive from Him whatever we ask, because we [watchfully] obey His orders [observe His suggestions and injunctions, follow His plan for us] and [habitually] practice what is pleasing to Him.
1 John 5:14-15 Amplified Bible (AMP)
And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us. And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him.
3 John 1:2 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers.
Revelation 12:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing].