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Healing in Jeremiah

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 Leave a comment

Part 25 of 67 in the series Healing in Every Book of the Bible. The entire teaching is available in PDF format on the Writings page.

Healing in Jeremiah

For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. (Jeremiah 30:17)

The anguish and punishment of the Israelites occurred because of their disobedience to the covenant they had entered into with God.  But, in the end, it is God’s heart for us to be healed of our hurts and wounds and to be in health.  This is always God’s desire despite our poor choices or lack of understanding.

Other healing scriptures in Jeremiah include Jeremiah 3:22, 8:22, 14:19, 17:14, 29:11, and 33:6.

Healing in Isaiah

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 Leave a comment

Part 24 of 67 in the series Healing in Every Book of the Bible. The entire teaching is available in PDF format on the Writings page.

Healing in Isaiah

4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
(Isaiah 53:4-5)

Here we see again that salvation involves healing our entire being – spirit (transgressions, iniquities), soul (peace), and body.

Aside from this extraordinary prophecy of the completeness of our salvation, other great promises are given by Isaiah.  Because of the sacrifice of Christ, God will never again be angry with us or rebuke us (Isaiah 54:9).  His kindness will never depart from us, and we will always have peace with Him (v. 10).  You will be healed in your soul (at peace) if you truly understand how God feels about you.

Healing in Song of Solomon

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 Leave a comment

Part 23 of 67 in the series Healing in Every Book of the Bible. The entire teaching is available in PDF format on the Writings page.

Healing in Song of Solomon

Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners? (Song of Solomon 6:10)

One interpretation of the Song of Solomon is that Solomon represents Christ and his beloved represents the church.  Taking this view, the church is described as “fair as the moon,” “clear as the sun,” and “terrible as an army.”  If the church is sick, diseased, and infirm it will not be seen as fair or clear and it will certainly not appear as frightful as an army to the wicked.  God wants us to be healthy and whole to not only serve Him effectively but also to be a testimony to the world for Him that He is good (Psalm 34:8)!

Healing in Ecclesiastes

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 Leave a comment

Part 22 of 67 in the series Healing in Every Book of the Bible. The entire teaching is available in PDF format on the Writings page.

Healing in Ecclesiastes

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; (Ecclesiastes 3:3)

In our fallen world, many things will happen that cause us to need healing.  God has provided a time for healing.

Healing in Proverbs

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 Leave a comment

Part 21 of 67 in the series Healing in Every Book of the Bible. The entire teaching is available in PDF format on the Writings page.

Healing in Proverbs

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. (Proverbs 16:24)
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)

Not only has God provided healing for us in many ways, He has also told us how to operate in healing ourselves.  Having a merry heart and speaking godly, pleasant words have an impact on our souls and bodies and on the souls and bodies of others around us.

See also Proverbs 3:7-8 and Proverbs 4:20-22.

Healing in Psalms

Monday, 14 Apr 2014 Leave a comment

Part 20 of 67 in the series Healing in Every Book of the Bible. The entire teaching is available in PDF format on the Writings page.

Healing in Psalms

2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
(Psalm 103:2-3)

There are many scriptures we could point to in the Psalms that illustrate healing, but this is probably one of the best because it addresses spirit, soul, and body.  Healing comes to our spirit through the forgiveness of our sins.  This should produce peace (healing) in our soul.  And, the Lord has also provided healing for our body.

Healing is also described in Psalm 91:10 and Psalm 107:20.

Healing in Job

Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 Leave a comment

Part 19 of 67 in the series Healing in Every Book of the Bible. The entire teaching is available in PDF format on the Writings page.

Healing in Job

24Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
25His flesh shall be fresher than a child’s: he shall return to the days of his youth:
26He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.
27He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;
28He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
(Job 33:24-28)

These verses foreshadow the completeness of our salvation and healing in Christ, our ransom.  Our spirit (verses 24, 26 – deliverance from hell, righteousness), body (verse 25), and soul (verses 26, 28 – joy) are healed in salvation if we understand who we are in Christ.