|By now you
surely know Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:16-17, and 1 Peter
2:24 by heart, donít you? If not, youíd better get busy!
But if you have these basic healing scriptures memorized and
ready to use in a battle with the devil, you may be in the
market for a larger store of verses that you can draw on as
A good place to begin is the Book of Psalms, a fertile
source of "battle scriptures." Iíll suggest a
few below (ESV) that have done the job for me. Bear in mind
that all of Godís promises in the Old Testament are ours
under the New Covenant. Next month Iíll present some
less-familiar New Testament passages that can also be used
with solid results.
long life I will satisfy him
Psalm 34:19: "Many are the afflictions of the
righteous, but the Lord delivers him [or her] out of them
all." Be sure to consider the rest of this wonderful
Psalm, a gold-mine of healing texts addressed to the poor,
the fearful, the hungry, the broken-hearted, and anyone else
"who trusts and takes refuge in Him" (verse 8).
Psalm 91:14-16: "Because he holds fast to me
in love, I will deliver him. . . . When he calls to Me, I
will answer him; I will be with him in trouble. . . . With
long life I will satisfy him and show him my
salvation." This Psalm is another treasury of healing
texts. As above, read "he/she" and
Psalm 103:2-3: "Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your
iniquity, who heals all your diseases. . . ."
righteous will never be moved
Psalm 107:20: "He sent out His Word and
healed them, and delivered them from their
Psalm 112:6-7: "For the righteous will never
be moved. . . . He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is
firm, trusting in the Lord." These verses will be
especially useful if your doctor presents you with a gloomy
118:17: "I shall not die, but I shall live, and
recount the deeds of the Lord." When
the enemy whispers that youíre on the way out, use this
text to stand firm: youíre not about to leave this world
until your mission here is completed.
heals the brokenhearted
Psalm 147:3: "He heals the brokenhearted and
binds up their wounds." Grief and depression are
everywhere in our society, and itís useful to remember
that the Lordís healing--his gift of wholeness--applies to
our sorrows as well as our physical defects.
These scriptures are just for starters, of course. Any
verse that speaks to your needs, from any book of the Bible,
is one you can use with confidence. Personalize it and
confess it aloud whenever the devil tests your determination
to be healed. Donít even think of giving up! As
Kenneth Hagin has suggested, when the enemy is convinced
that youíre not going to surrender, he wonít waste time
hanging around, and your healing will proceed without
More next month.
forget that . . .
God should be our
resort, not our last resort. Start taking time
right now to build up the faith you need to
receive His healing.
God is ready to
heal us in every
physically, emotionally, and mentally.
God heals all
types of disease, pain, sorrow, and
infirmity. Nothing is too hard for Him.
us to be healed, to be "whole"
persons enjoying abundant life.
God expects us to
with Him in getting healedóthrough
medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking.
Everything that promotes healing is a gift from
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