A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing,
you can make me clean." Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I
am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cured of his leprosy.
This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He
took up our infirmities and carried our diseases."
"I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and
whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. "Again, I tell you that
if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for
you by my Father in heaven.
Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and
do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig
tree, but also you can say to this
mountain, `Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done.
"I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, `Go, throw yourself into
the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will
happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in
prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name
they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
they will pick up snakes with their
hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they
will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may
have life, and have it to the full.
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the
father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be." Without
weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead--since
he was about a hundred years old--and that Sarah's womb was also dead. Yet
he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened
in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power
to do what he had promised.
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he
who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through
his Spirit, who lives in you.
II Corinthians 10:4-5
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary,
they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every
pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive
every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a
curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree." He
redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might
come to the Gentiles through
Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor
of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our
struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the
authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual
forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God,
so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and
after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of
truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of
peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you
can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation
and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
...for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which
transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ
II Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love
and of self-discipline.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
By faith Abraham, even though he was past age--and Sarah herself was barren--was
enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over
him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered
in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he
has sinned, he will be forgiven.
I Peter 2:24
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins
and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
I John 3:21-22
Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God
and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what
III John 2
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well
with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
He said, "If you listen carefully to the voice of the
LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you
pay attention to his commands and keep all
his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians,
for I am the LORD, who heals you."
Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water.
I will take away sickness from among you.
The LORD will keep you free from every disease. He will not
inflict on you the horrible diseases you knew in Egypt…
Deuteronomy 28:1-14, 61
If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I
give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on
earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey
the LORD your God: You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the
young of your livestock--the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.
Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. You will be blessed when
you come in and blessed when you go out. The LORD will grant that the enemies
who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you
from one direction but flee from you in seven. The LORD will send a blessing
on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will
bless you in the land he is giving you. The LORD will establish you as his
holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD
your God and walk in his ways. Then all the peoples on earth will see that
you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will fear you. The LORD will
grant you abundant prosperity--in the fruit of your womb, the young of your
livestock and the crops of your ground--in the land he swore to your forefathers
to give you. The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty,
to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands.
You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. The LORD will make
you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD
your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always
be at the top, never at the bottom. Do not turn aside from any of the commands
I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving
The LORD will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded
in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed.
This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before
you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and
your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his
voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you
many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and
I Kings 8:56
Praise be to the LORD, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised.
Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant
With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.
Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits--who forgives all
your sins and heals all your diseases.
He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let
them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those
who find them and health to a man's whole body.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I
will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right
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.
The LORD said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I am watching
to see that my word is fulfilled."
But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,' declares the LORD,
`because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.'
Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the
weakling say, `I am strong!`
Whatever they plot against the LORD he will bring to an end; trouble will not
come a second time.