Healing

A Summary of the Healings of Jesus and the Apostles

A SUMMARY of the HEALINGS and DELIVERANCES of JESUS CHRIST.

I. HEALINGS.

A. Initiated by Jesus, through the Gifts of the Spirit

 

Method 1: The Spoken Word only.

1. Infirm man at the pool of Bethesda (John 1:1-15)

2. Man with a withered hand (Matt12:9-13, Mark 3:1-6, Luke 6:6-11)

3. Raising of Lazarus (John 11).

 

Method 2: Touch - the Laying on of Hands (with words of faith).

1. Raising of the widow’s son (Luke 7:11-17).

2. Man born blind (John 9:1-7).

3. Woman with a spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:10-17).

4. Man with dropsy (Luke 14:1-6).

5. Malchus’ Ear (Luke 22:49-51).

 

B. Initiated by believers.

 

Method 1: The Spoken Word only. 

1. Healing the Nobleman’s son (John 4:46-54). 

2. The Paralytic (Matt 9:1-8, Mark 2:1-12, Luke 5:17-26).

3. The Centurian’s Servant (Matt 8:5-13, Luke 7:1-10).

4. The Ten Lepers (Luke 17:10-19).

 

Method 2: Touch - the Laying on of Hands (with words of faith). 

1. Peter’s mother-in-law (Matt 8:14,15; Mark 1:30,31; Luke4:38,39).

2. A Leper (Matthew 8:2-4, Mark 1:40-45, Luke 5:12-16).

3. Raising Jairus daughter (Matt 9:18-26, Mark 5:22-43, Luke 8:41-56).

4. Two Blind Men at Capernaum (Matthew 9:27-34).

5. A deaf man with a speech impediment (Mark 7:32-37).

6. Blind man of Bethsaida (Mark 8:22-26).

7. Blind Bartimaeus (Matt 20:29-34, Mark 10:46-52, Luke 18:35-43).

8. Woman with the issue of blood (Matt 9:20-22, Mark 5:24-34, Luke 8:43-48). (Touch of faith only). 

 

II. DELIVERANCES.

 

A. Initiated by Jesus (the Gift of Faith and Healings).

 

Method 1: The Spoken Word only. 

1. The demoniac in the synagogue (Mark 1:21-27, Luke 4:31-36).

2. Woman with a spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:10-17). She has also been counted under ‘Healings’.

 

B. Initiated by believers.

 

Method: The Spoken Word only. 

1. Blind and dumb spirit (Matthew 12:22-32, Luke 11:14-23).

2. Gadarene Demoniac (Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20, Luke 8:26-39).

3. Dumb spirit (Matthew 9:32-34).

4. Syrophoenician’s daughter (Matthew 15:21-31, Mark 7:24-37).

5. Afflicted boy (Matthew 17:14-21, Mark 9:14-29, Luke 9:37-43).

 

Above we have listed all the Healings of Jesus in the Gospels, where we are provided with an account describing how the Healing took place. As well as these, there are general descriptions of Healing Campaigns and Meetings 

(listed later) which sometimes reveal the Method used by Jesus to deliver God’s Healing Power to the sick.

 

STATISTICS. Total number of Healing and Deliverance Testimonies = 26 (Healings 20, Deliverances 7).

Total initiated through the Spirit (Gifts) = 9. Initiated by believers = 17. 

Method: By the Spoken Word only = 13. By Hands (Touch) = 13.

Number of Healing Testimonies = 20. Initiated through the Spirit = 8 Initiated by believers = 12.

Method: By the Spoken Word only = 7 By Hands (Touch) = 13.

We can deduce that all Deliverances were done by the spoken Word alone, but that most Healings were done through Touch, often along with words.

 

Healing Services and Campaigns in the Gospels. It is noteworthy that in these general descriptions of Healings, where often many people got healed at the same time, the method of Touch (often through the Laying 

on of Hands) is predominant. In fact, whenever the method Jesus used is described, it is this method.

 

1. TIMES when no particular METHOD is described. 

(Matthew 4:23-25, 9:35, 14:14 Luke 8:1-3, 9:11, John 6:2).

 

2. TIMES when the METHOD of TOUCH was used (often through the LAYING on of HANDS).

Luke 4:40 (Capernaum). “All those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His HANDS on every one of them and HEALED them.” 

 

Mark 6:5: “Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His HANDS on a few sick people and healed them. And He marvelled because of their unbelief” (see Matthew 13:58). 

 

Mark 3:7-10: “He healed many, so that as many as had afflictions pressed about Him to touch Him”

 

Luke 6:17-19: “...a great multitude of people...came to HEAR Him and be HEALED of their diseases, as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were HEALED. And the whole multitude sought to TOUCH Him, for POWER went out from Him and HEALED them all.” 

 

Mark 6:53-56: “...Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick 

in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just TOUCH the Hem of His Garment. 

And as many as TOUCHED Him were MADE WELL.” 

 

Matthew 14:34-36: “..they brought to Him all who were sick, and begged Him that they might only TOUCH the Hem of His Garment. And as many as TOUCHED it were MADE PERFECTLY WELL.” 

 

A SUMMARY of the HEALINGS and DELIVERANCES in the ACTS of the APOSTLES.

This is a list of all the Healings in the Acts of the Apostles, where we are provided with an account describing how the Healing took place. As well as these, there are general descriptions of Healing Campaigns and Meetings (listed later) which sometimes reveal the method used by the first believers to deliver God’s Healing Power to the sick.

 

I. HEALINGS.

A. Initiated through the Gifts of the Spirit.

 

Method: The Spoken Word only. 1. Paralysed Man (Acts 9:32-35). 2. Paul raised up (Acts 14:19,20).

 

Method: Touch - the Laying on of Hands (with words of faith). 

1. The Lame Man at the Temple (3:1-10) 2. Paul’s Blindness (Acts 9:12-18).

3. Raising of Tabitha (Acts 9:36-41). 4. Raising of Eutychus (Acts 20:9,10).

5. Father of Publius (Acts 28:7-8).

 

B. Initiated by believers.

 

Method: The Spoken Word only. 1. The Cripple at Lystra (Acts 14:8-10).

Total number of Healing Testimonies in Acts = 8. Method: By Hands (Touch) = 5.

 

II. DELIVERANCES.

A. Initiated through the Gifts of the Spirit.

Method: The Spoken Word only. 1. Spirit of divination (Acts 16:16-18).

 

Healing Services and Campaigns in the Acts of the Apostles.

It is noteworthy that in these general descriptions of Healings, where often many people got healed at the same 

time, the method of Touch (often through the Laying on of Hands) is predominant, as the normal Method used 

by the Early-Church. This is done in obedience to the instructions of Jesus in Mark 16:18. 

 

1. TIMES when NO PARTICULAR METHOD is DESCRIBED. (Acts 4:33, 6:8, 8:5-7). 

2. TIMES when the METHOD of TOUCH was used (Acts 4:29,30, 5:12, 14:3, 19:11,12, 28:8,9). 

3. ONE TIME ANOTHER METHOD WAS USED - Peter’s Shadow (Acts 5:14-16).

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