Healing/Health - Part 2

Health and Healing are a provision found in the New Testament.

Jesus Christ did far more for His people than providing purification for our sins.  As great a gift as Atonement for sin is, Jesus Christ purchased many more benefits for His people.  He has made provision for every area of life.

Jesus Christ declared these facts and we have them in writing: “I am the good shepherd; I know My sheep and My sheep know Me – just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down My life for the sheep” – John 10:14-15.

Jesus Christ also stated, and we have it in writing: “I have come that My sheep may have life, and have it to the full” – John 10:10

Again Jesus Christ says, “I am the gate; whoever enters through Me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture” – John 10:9

Jesus Christ declared Himself to be “the Shepherd" and those who believe in Him are His sheep. This is a fulfillment of Psalm 23.

Therefore, anyone who is included in Christ can say with confidence:

  • “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.”
  • “ He makes me lie down in green pastures. Pastures where there is an abundance of fresh green grass, the best kind of grass.
  • “ He leads me beside quiet waters.”
  • “ He restores my soul. Our soul is made up of our minds and emotions, so I am mentally and emotionally healthy. I am complete in Christ.”
  • “ He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name sake.  I never lack for direction; I am a secure person.”

Click here to find out how to be included in Christ and be one of His sheep. The benefits are many and they provide for every area of your life, including healing and health.

  • “I have come that My sheep may have life, and have it to the full,” Jesus Christ said that, and He always told the truth. Personally, I am not going to call Jesus Christ a liar!

How do we know that Healing and Health are provided for in God’s New Covenant?  

There is only one primary source, God Himself.  Let Him speak to us through His recorded word – Scripture, the Bible. All Scripture is God breathed -- 2 Timothy 3:16.

What does God’s Word say about Healing and Health?

The most convincing statement in the Bible on this topic is Matthew 8:16-17, it reads:

          “When evening came, many who were demon-possessed

          were brought to Jesus, and He drove out the spirits with a

          word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was

          spoken through the prophet Isaiah: ‘He took up our infirmities

          and carried our diseases.’”

That event that happened that evening fulfilled was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, and many authorities on Scripture say this fulfills what is recorded in Isaiah 53:4.

          “Surely He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows,

          yet we considered Him stricken by God, smitten by Him,

          and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions

          He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that

          brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds

          we are healed” – Isaiah 53:4,5.

All knowledgeable Christian scholars agree that Isaiah 53 is speaking about Jesus Christ, the messiah, and explains why Jesus Christ suffered such agony. The term "sorrows" includes sicknesses.

Click here to read more about the Jesus Christ fulfilling prophecy.

The statement in Matthew 8:16,17 tells us that according to the prophecy spoken by Isaiah, Jesus Christ took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.

Infirmities include weaknesses, feeblenesses, even old age weakness and feebleness.  Diseases includes ALL diseases (sorrows). 

Therefore Jesus Christ not only provided Redemption, the forgiveness of sins, but He also is the source of health. We know He is the source of eternal salvation – Hebrews 5:9. 

The meaning of salvation: 

Do you have any ideas of what “salvation” means?  The Greek translated salvation in Hebrews 5:9 is “soteria” and it means “rescue or safety.” It includes deliver from harm, health, salvation, save, saving.

The Greek term “soter” speaks of  “a deliverer,” i.e. God or Christ – savior.

Jesus Christ came to deliver His people from sin and from sickness.  He is the author of life, not death. We are told in Scripture that, “In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering,” by His wounds we are healed – Hebrews 2:10

 “He Himself bore our sins in His body (Isaiah 53:4,5).”  Why? “So that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed” – 1 Peter 2:24.

Yes, by the wounds of Jesus Christ we are healed of the spiritual sickness caused by sin.  But in order to also fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, Jesus Christ also took up our infirmities and carried our diseases. That means healing and health are provided for in the New Covenant.

Jesus Christ came that we may enjoy a full life: 

Jesus Christ said: “I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full.”  He wants His people to enjoy a full life.  Sickness, disease, feebleness, weaknesses rob people of life; you cannot enjoy a full life if you are sick. But you can enjoy a full life if you understand the provisions of God's New Covenant.

God sent His Holy Spirit into the heart of every born again Christian so that we can understand all that God has freely give to us -- 1 Corinthians 2:12.  Christian, you have every right to know and enjoy all that Jesus Christ purchased for you by His Once For ALL Atoning Sacrifice. 

Our God, who loves us so much that He gave His One and Only Son as the Atoning Sacrifice for our sins, will meet all of our needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.  Jesus Christ came to provide Healing and Health for everyone who will receive those provisions!

To find out more about what Jesus Christ has done for you click here.

In closing:

There is much to be said about Healing and Health, too much for this single webpage.  In order to cover this topic in detail and to help you understand and be able to receive God’s provision for Healing and Health we will provide these additional web-pages:

For more information read these pages:

Healing/Health – Part 1 Jesus Christ is God's provision for healing and health

Healing/Health -- Part 3 The best method for receiving healing

Healing/Health -- Part 4 More examples of points of contact

Healing/Health -- Part 5 There is a Full message that includes healing

Healing/Health -- Part 7 More reasons people don't receive healing

Healing/Health -- Part 8 Causes for sickness and disease

Healing/Health -- Part 9 How to keep your healing

If you are a born again Christian God has lavished His grace and love upon your life, don't doubt that!  If you are not born again, but you want God to lavish His grace and love upon your life, here is His invitation:

An Invitation: If you haven’t accepted God’s free gift of forgiveness yet, but you would like to experience the New Life He promises, simply pray this prayer:  “Jesus Christ, I choose to believe you are the Son of God and God’s only sacrifice for the forgiveness of my sins. I admit it, I’m a sinner, please forgive my sins, and I ask you to come into my life, I want to be born again. Save me Jesus.  I don't understand it, but please save me Jesus.  Please show me how real you are! Also baptize me with your Holy Spirit; I want everything you have for me. Thank you for accepting me.”


If you’re a skeptic you can pray a prayer like this: “God, if  this is true about Jesus Christ and a new life, please help me understand so that I can accept your gift of eternal life that you purchased for me by the sacrifice of Your Son.”

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