How we Become Healed through Jesus. Psalm 107 teaches us to give thanks to the Lord for his healing power, and to call upon him in times of sickness or affliction. Mark 15 tells us about the healing of a man possessed by an unclean spirit, who was restored to health by the power of Jesus. 1 Corinthians 12:7 says that to each person is given a manifestation of the Spirit for the common good, including the gift of healing. When people believe in Jesus, they can have faith in his power to heal them, both physically and spiritually. By trusting in his love and asking for his help, they can receive the blessings of healing and restoration.
Psalm 107 is a psalm of thanksgiving and a call to praise God for his various acts of deliverance and mercy, including healing. The psalm highlights how God hears the cries of those in trouble and rescues them from their afflictions, whether physical or spiritual. The psalm encourages the reader to give thanks to the Lord for his loving-kindness and to sing his praises among the nations, for his marvelous works in our lives, including healing. The psalm ends with a call to all who are saved by God to come and give thanks to him, recognizing that all blessings, including healing, come from his hand.
““Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he rescued them from their distress. “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death. Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them. Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and sing joyfully about his glorious acts.”
Psalms 107:6, 19-22 NLT
Mark 1 21-28 tells the story of Jesus healing a man possessed by an unclean spirit. The man was brought to Jesus and the unclean spirit immediately recognized Jesus as the “Holy One of God.” The unclean spirit caused the man to cry out, but Jesus rebuked the spirit and cast it out of the man. The people who saw the healing were amazed and they spread the news throughout the region, bringing many to Jesus to be healed. This event shows Jesus’ power over unclean spirits and physical afflictions, and highlights his compassionate heart for those who suffer. The healing of this man demonstrated Jesus’ divine authority and his willingness to help those in need.
“The people were awestruck by his teaching, because he taught in a way that demonstrated God’s authority, which was quite unlike the religious scholars. Suddenly, during the meeting, a demon-possessed man screamed out, “Hey! Leave us alone! Jesus the victorious, I know who you are. You’re God’s Holy One and you have come to destroy us!” Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Silence! You are bound! Come out of him!” The man’s body shook violently in spasms, and the demon hurled him to the floor until it finally came out of him with a deafening shriek! The crowd was awestruck and kept saying among themselves, “What is this new teaching that comes with such authority? With merely a word he commands demons to come out and they obey him!””
Mark 1:22-27 TPT
1 Corinthians 12:7 says that to each person is given a manifestation of the Spirit for the common good, including the gift of healing. In this chapter, the apostle Paul is emphasizing the importance of understanding the various gifts of the Spirit that have been given to the members of the church. To experience the fullness of these gifts, including the gift of healing, it is necessary to believe in the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. This means having faith in the power and presence of the Spirit in our lives and in the church, and actively seeking to cultivate this relationship. When believers have this faith, they can expect to receive the blessings of the Spirit, including the gift of healing, which serves to encourage, strengthen, and bring comfort to the members of the church. By having faith in the manifestation of the Holy Spirit, believers can experience the fullness of God’s grace and power in their lives.
“The Lord Yahweh is one, and he is the one who apportions to believers different varieties of ministries. The same God distributes different kinds of miracles that accomplish different results through each believer’s gift and ministry as he energizes and activates them. Each believer is given continuous revelation by the Holy Spirit to benefit not just himself but all. For example: The Spirit gives to one the gift of the word of wisdom. To another, the same Spirit gives the gift of the word of revelation knowledge. And to another, the same Spirit gives the gift of faith. And to another, the same Spirit gives gifts of healing.”
1 Corinthians 12:5-9 TPT