Healing power of Jesus Christ – Prayer for November 16. Healing can be defined as “the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again”. It is where a person is “made free from injury or disease; to make sound or whole”.
A person can experience both physical and mental sickness and such infirmities must be experienced for healing to take place. Although infirmities do not come from God, through sickness God can demonstrate His divine healing powers. Therefore, both physical and mental sickness produces the need for the healing power of Jesus Christ.
The Hebrew Word, raphah (Strong’s 7495) means ‘physician and to be healed of personal distress’. The Greek word, iasis (Strong’s 2392) means to supernaturally heal. Therefore, healing is a divine supernatural process, mixed with faith, belief and the power of Jesus Christ that works in and through us.
Bible Verse for Today
“for she said to herself, “If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.” Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well.” (Matthew 9:21-22)
The women with the issue of blood, for 12 years experienced physical, emotional and personal distress. She spent all of her income on physicians, with the hope that she would receive natural healing. The natural realm of healing is where a person becomes reliant on doctors and nurses to utilise the expertise in administering various processes and medication to make the sick person well.
But in the case of the women with the issue of blood, no one or nothing could heal her. The natural healing could only go so far in helping this woman. For supernatural healing to take place, she needed to exercise faith, belief and the power of the Holy Spirit working within her. Her situation required supernatural healing and it was through encountering the healing power of Jesus Christ she was cured; “if only I touch his cloak, I will be healed” (Matthew 9:21). Jesus said, “your faith has healed you”; and the woman was cured from that very hour” (Matthew 9:22).
Therefore, having faith in Jesus Christ means that we can experience supernatural healing because “without faith it is impossible to please God”. Also, to receive supernatural healing from physical and/or mental infirmities, we must appreciate that Jesus Christ bore our sickness when he died on the Cross. We must also believe; “For he who comes to God must believe” (Hebrews 11:6). The healing power of Jesus Christ must also be aligned to God’s will, purpose and timing. Let us pray for the healing power of Jesus Christ
Healing Power of Jesus Christ Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, we thank You for your goodness towards us. We thank You that the Word of God reminds us that it is by Your stripes that we are healed. Help us to exercise faith, trust and belief in You. Today, we need Your healing and we ask that You renew our body, mind and soul, in Jesus Name, Amen.