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Since I am in Christ, by the grace of God…

I have been justified completely forgiven and made righteous (Rom. 5:1)

I died with Christ and died to tile power of sin’s rule over my life (Rom. 6:1,6)

I am free forever from condemnation (Rom. 8:1)

I have been placed into Christ by God’s doing (I Cor. 1:30)

I have received the Spirit of God into my life that I might know the things freely given to me by God (I Cor. 2:12)

I have been given the mind of Christ (I Cor. 2:16)

I have been bought with a price? I am not my own; I belong to God (I Cor. 6:19,20)

I have been established, anointed and sealed by God in Christ, and I have been given the Holy Spirit as a pledge guaranteeing my inheritance to come (2 Cor. 1:21; Eph. 1:13,14)

Since I have died, I no longer live for myself, but for Christ (2 Cor. 5:14, 15)

I have been made righteous (2 Cor. 5:21)

I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I am now living is Christ’s life (Gal. 2:20)

I have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ (Eph. 1:3)

I was chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and am without blame before Him (Eph. 1:4)

I have been redeemed and forgiven, and I am a recipient of His lavish grace.

I have been made alive together with Christ (Eph. 2:5)

I have been raised up and seated with Christ in heaven (Eph. 2:6)

I have direct access to God through tile Spirit (Eph. 2:18)

I may approach God with boldness, freedom and confidence (Eph. 3:12)

I have been rescued from the domain or Satan’s rule and transferred to the kingdom of Christ (Col. 1: 13)

I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins. The debt against me has been canceled (Col. 1:14)

Christ Himself is in me (Col. 1:27)

I am firmly rooted in Christ and am now being built in Him (Col. 2:7)

I have been made complete in Christ (Col. 2:10)

I have been buried, raised, and made alive with Christ (Col. 2:12,13)

I died with Christ and I have been raised up with Christ (Col. 3:14)

I have been given a spirit of power, love and self?discipline (2 Tim. 1:7)

I have been saved and set apart according to God’s doing (2 Tim. 1:9; Titus 3:5)

Because I am sanctified and am one with the Sanctifier, He is not ashamed to call me brother (Heb. 2:11)

I have the right to come boldly before the throne of God to find mercy and grace in time of need (Heb. 4:16)

I have been given exceedingly great and precious promises by God by which I am a partaker of God’s divine nature (2 Pet. 1:4)

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Joy

1 Chr 16:27
27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place.

Neh 8:10
10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

Job 8:21
21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.

Ps 4:

Psalm 4:7
7 You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.

Ps 5:11
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

Ps 16:11
11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Ps 19:8
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

Ps 21:1
1 O LORD, the king rejoices in your strength. How great is his joy in the victories you give!

Ps 21:6
6 Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.

Ps 28:7
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

Ps 30:11-12
11 You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.

Ps 43:4
4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.

Ps 45:15
15 They are led in with joy and gladness; they enter the palace of the king.

Ps 51:12
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Ps 68:3
3 But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.

Ps 71:23-24
23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you– I, whom you have redeemed.
24 My tongue will tell of your

Ps 100:1-2
1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Ps 105:43
43 He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy;

Ps 119:111
111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.

Ps 126:5-6
5 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.
6 He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.

Ps 132:16
16 I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.

Ps 149:5
5 Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.

Isa 35:10-11
10 and the ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
11 The ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

Isa 55:12
12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Isa 56:7
7 these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Isa 61:3
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion– to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

Jer 15:16
16 When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.

Jer 31:12
12 They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD– the grain, the new wine and the oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more.

Jer 33:6
6 “‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

Luke 2:10
10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

Luke 10:21
21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.

Luke 24:52
52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

John 15:11
11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

John 16:22
22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

John 16:24
24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

John 17:13
13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.

Acts 2:28
28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’

Acts 8:8
8 So there was great joy in that city.

Acts 13:52
52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 14:17
17 Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.”

Acts 16:34
34 The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God– he and his whole family.

Rom 12:12
12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Rom 14:17
17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,

Rom 15:13
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

2 Cor 1:24
24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.

2 Cor 2:3
3 I wrote as I did so that when I came I should not be distressed by those who ought to make me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy.

2 Cor 7:4
4 I have great confidence in you; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.

2 Cor 8:2
2 Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.

Gal 4:15
15 What has happened to all your joy? I can testify that, if you could have done so, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.

Gal 5:22
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Phil 1:4
4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy

Phil 1:25
25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,

Phil 1:26
26 so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.

Phil 4:1
1 Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends!

Phil 4:4
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

1Thes 1:6
6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.

1Thes 3:9
9 How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?

1Thes 5:16
16 Be joyful always;

Heb 1:9
9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.”

Heb 10:34
34 You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.

Heb 12:2
2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

James 1:2-3
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

1 Pet 1:8
8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,

I Jn 1:4
4 We write this to make our joy complete.

3 Jn 1:4
4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Jude 1:24
24 To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy–

Vines Expository Dictionary of Old Testament Words

REJOICE, TO
A. Verb.
samach ^8055^, “to rejoice, be joyful.” This verb also occurs in Ugaritic (where its radicals are shh-m-h and perhaps in AramaicSyriac. It appears in all periods of Hebrew and about 155 times in the Bible.
Samach usually refers to a spontaneous emotion or extreme happiness which is expressed in some visible and or external manner. It does not normally represent an abiding state of wellbeing or feeling. This emotion arises at festivals, circumcision feasts, wedding feasts, harvest feasts, the overthrow of one’s enemies, and other such events. The men of Jabesh broke out joyously when they were told that they would be delivered from the Philistines <1 Sam. 11:9>.
The emotion expressed in the verb samach usually finds a visible expression. In the Babylonians are denounced as being glad and “jubilant” over the pillage of Israel. Their emotion is expressed externally by their skipping about like a threshing heifer and neighing like stallions. The emotion represented in the verb (and concretized in the noun simchah) is sometimes accompanied by dancing, singing, and playing musical instruments. This was the sense when David was heralded by the women of Jerusalem as he returned victorious over the Philistines <1 Sam. 18:6>. This emotion is usually described as the product of some external situation, circumstance, or experience, such as found in the first biblical appearance of samach: God told Moses that Aaron was coming to meet him and “when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart” . This passage speaks of inner feeling which is visibly expressed. When Aaron saw Moses, he was overcome with joy and kissed him .
Therefore, the verb samach suggests three elements: (1) a spontaneous, unsustained feeling of jubilance, (2) a feeling so strong that it finds expression in some external act, and (3) a feeling prompted by some external and unsustained stimulus.
This verb is used intransitively signifying that the action is focused on the subject (cf. <1 Sam. 11:9>). God is sometimes the subject, the one who “rejoices and is jubilant”: “The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works” . The godly are to “be glad in the Lord, and rejoice… and shout for joy…” . Samach can also mean “to be joyful or glad.” In the place the Lord chooses, Israel is “to be joyful” in all in which the Lord blesses them . Used thus the verb describes a state into which one places himself under given circumstances. It has a further and technical sense describing all that one does in making a feast before God: “And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days” .
In a few cases the verb describes an ongoing state. In <1 Kings 4:20> the reign of Solomon is summarized as follows: “Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.”
B. Noun.
simchah ^8057^, “joy.” This noun, which also occurs in Ugaritic, is found 94 times in biblical Hebrew. Simchah is both a technical term for the external expression of “joy” — the first biblical occurrence; cf. <1 Sam. 18:6; Jer. 50:11> and (usually) a representation of the abstract feeling or concept “joy” . In another technical use this noun signifies the entire activity of making a feast before God: “And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth [literally, "to make a great rejoicing"]…” .
The noun catches the concrete coloring of the verb, as in : “For ye shall go out with joy…: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
C. Adjective.
sameach ^8056^, “joyful; glad.” This adjective occurs 21 times in the Old Testament. The first biblical occurrence is in : “Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the Lord thy God in the place which the Lord shall choose: because the Lord thy God shall bless thee… therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.”
(from Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words)
(Copyright (C) 1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers)

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Sozo – Save-Heal-Deliver

The word in the New Testament translated save, heal, deliver, is the greek word sozo. Reading these scriptures will give you insight into what the Bible has to say about sozo. For more information, read the post about the Name of Jesus. You will see that Jesus’s name represents the three aspects of sozo. He is our Saviour of our spirits, Healer of our bodies, and Deliverer of our souls (minds, will, emotions). He is God’s total solution for all of our needs!

Matt 1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Matt 8:25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”

Matt 9:21 She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.”

Matt 9:22 Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that moment.

Matt 10:22 All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Matt 14:30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

Matt 16:25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.

Matt 19:25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”

Matt 24:13 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Matt 24:22 If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.

Matt 27:40 and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”

Matt 27:42 “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.

Matt 27:49 The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”

Mark 3:4 Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent.

Mark 5:23 and pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”

Mark 5:28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”

Mark 5:34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

Mark 6:56 And wherever he went– into villages, towns or countryside– they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.

Mark 8:35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.

Mark 10:26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?”

Mark 10:52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Mark 13:13 All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Mark 13:20 If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them.

Mark 15:30 come down from the cross and save yourself!”

Mark 15:31 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself!

Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Luke 6:9 Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?”

Luke 7:50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Luke 8:12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.

Luke 8:36 Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured.

Luke 8:48 Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

Luke 8:50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”

Luke 9:24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.

Luke 13:23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them,

Luke 17:19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

Luke 18:26 Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”

Luke 18:42 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”

Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

Luke 23:39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!”

John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 5:34 Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved.

John 10:9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.

John 11:12 His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.”

John 12:27 “Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? `Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.

John 12:47 “As for the person who hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save it.

Acts 2:21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

Acts 2:40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”

Acts 2:47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Acts 4:9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed,

Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

Acts 11:14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.’

Acts 14:9 He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed

Acts 15:1 Some men came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the brothers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.”

Acts 15:11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.”

Acts 16:30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

Acts 16:31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved– you and your household.”

Acts 27:20 When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.

Acts 27:31 Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved.”

Rom 5:9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!

Rom 5:10 For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

Rom 8:24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?

Rom 9:27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea, only the remnant will be saved.

Rom 10:9,10
9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

Rom 10:13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Rom 11:14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them.

Rom 11:26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.

1 Cor 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

1 Cor 1:21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

1 Cor 3:15 If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.

1 Cor 5:5 hand this man over to Satan, so that the sinful nature may be destroyed and his spirit saved on the day of the Lord.

1 Cor 7:16 How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

1 Cor 9:22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.

1 Cor 10:33 even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.

1 Cor 15:2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

2 Cor 2:15 For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.

Eph 2:5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions– it is by grace you have been saved.

Eph 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith– and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–

1Thes 2:16 in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last.

II Th 2:10 and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

1 Tim 1:15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners– of whom I am the worst.

1 Tim 2:4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

1 Tim 2:15 But women will be saved through childbearing– if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

1 Tim 4:16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

2 Tim 1:9 who has saved us and called us to a holy life– not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,

2 Tim 4:18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Titus 3:5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,

Heb 5:7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.

Heb 7:25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

James 1:21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

James 2:14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?

James 4:12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you– who are you to judge your neighbor?

James 5:15 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.

James 5:20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

1 Pet 3:21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also– not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

1 Pet 4:18 And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”

Jude 1:5 Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.

Jude 1:23 snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear– hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

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Scriptures in the New Testament relating to healing

Matthew 4:23-24
23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed, and he healed them.

Matt 8:2
2 A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”

Matt 8:5-13
5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help.
6 “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering.”
7 Jesus said to him, “I will go and heal him.”
8 The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.
9 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.
11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that very hour.

Matt 8:14-15
14 When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.
15 He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.

Matt 8:16-17
16 When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.
17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.”

Matt 9:2-8
2 Some men brought to him a paralytic, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.”
3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!”
4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?
5 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?
6 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins….” Then he said to the paralytic, “Get up, take your mat and go home.”
7 And the man got up and went home.
8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to men.

Matt 9:18-19; 23-25
18 While he was saying this, a ruler came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.”
19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
23 When Jesus entered the ruler’s house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd,
24 he said, “Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him.
25 After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up.

Matt 9:20-22
20 Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak.
21 She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.”
22 Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that moment.

Matt 9:27-30
27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”
28 When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied.
29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you”;
30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.”

Matt 9:35-36
35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.
36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Matt 10:1, 7, 8
1 He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.
7 As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’
8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

Matt 12:10-15
10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”
11 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out?
12 How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other.
14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.
15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. Many followed him, and he healed all their sick,

Matt 12:22
22 Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see.

Matt 13:58
58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.

Matt 14:14
14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Matt 14:35-36
35 And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him
36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.

Matt 15:22-28
22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.”
23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.”
27 “Yes, Lord,” she said, “but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
28 Then Jesus answered, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

Matt 15:30-31
30 Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them.
31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.

Matt 17:14-20
14 When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.
15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water.
16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”
17 “O unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.”
18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.
19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”
20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Matt 21:14
14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them.

Mark
Mark 1:30-31
30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her.
31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.

Mark 1:32-34
32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed.
33 The whole town gathered at the door,
34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.

Mark 1:40-42
40 A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”
41 Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!”
42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.

Mark 2:3-12
3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them.
4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on.
5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves,
7 “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
8 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things?
9 Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’?
10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins….” He said to the paralytic,
11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”
12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”

Mark 3:1-5
1 Another time he went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there.
2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath.
3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.”
4 Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent.
5 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored.

Mark 5:22-24,35-42
22 Then one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus, came there. Seeing Jesus, he fell at his feet
23 and pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”
24 So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed around him.
35 While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher any more?”
36 Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James.
38 When they came to the home of the synagogue ruler, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly.
39 He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.”
40 But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was.
41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).
42 Immediately the girl stood up and walked around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished.

Mark 5:25-34
25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years.
26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse.
27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak,
28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”
29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
31 “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’”
32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it.
33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth.
34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

Mark 6:5-6
5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
6 And he was amazed at their lack of faith. Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village.

Mark 6:55-56
55 They ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was.
56 And wherever he went– into villages, towns or countryside– they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.

Luke

Luke 4:38-39
38 Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her.
39 So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them.

Luke 4:40
40 When the sun was setting, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them.

Luke 4:38-39
38 Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her.
39 So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them.

Luke 5:12-15
12 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
13 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him.
14 Then Jesus ordered him, “Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.”
15 Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses.

Luke 5:17-25
17 One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem, were sitting there. And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick.
18 Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus.
19 When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.
20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
21 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, “Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
22 Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts?
23 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?
24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins….” He said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”
25 Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God.

Luke 6:6-10
6 On another Sabbath he went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled.
7 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath.
8 But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Get up and stand in front of everyone.” So he got up and stood there.
9 Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?”
10 He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was completely restored.

Luke 6:17-19
17 He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coast of Tyre and Sidon,
18 who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by evil spirits were cured,
19 and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.

Luke 7:2-10
2 There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.
3 The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.
4 When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this,
5 because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.”
6 So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof.
7 That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.
8 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.”
10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.

Luke 7:11-15
11 Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him.
12 As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out– the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her.
13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”
14 Then he went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!”
15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.

Luke 7:20-22
20 When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?’”
21 At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind.
22 So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.

Luke 8:41-42;49-55
41 Then a man named Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house
42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him.
49 While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher any more.”
50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”
51 When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child’s father and mother.
52 Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.”
53 They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.
54 But he took her by the hand and said, “My child, get up!”
55 Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat.

Luke 8:43-48
43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her.
44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”
46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”
47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed.
48 Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

Luke 9:1-2,6
1 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,
2 and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
6 So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere.

Luke 9:10-11
10 When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida,
11 but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.

Luke 9:38-42
38 A man in the crowd called out, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.
39 A spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It scarcely ever leaves him and is destroying him.
40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not.”
41 “O unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.”
42 Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the evil spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father.

Luke 10:9
9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, `The kingdom of God is near you.’ (NIV)

Luke 11:14
14 Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed.

Luke 13:10-13,16
10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues,
11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.
12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.”
13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.
16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”

Luke 14:1-4
1 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.
2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.
3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?”
4 But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him away.

Luke 17:12-19
12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance
13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.
15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.
16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him– and he was a Samaritan.
17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?
18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”
19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

Luke 18:35-43
35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.
37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
38 He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
39 Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
40 Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him,
41 “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied.
42 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”
43 Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

Luke 22:50-51
50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear.
51 But Jesus answered, “No more of this!” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.

John
John 4:46-53
46 Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum.
47 When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.
48 “Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.”
49 The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”
50 Jesus replied, “You may go. Your son will live.” The man took Jesus at his word and departed.
51 While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living.
52 When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.”
53 Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and all his household believed.

John 5:2-9
2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades.
3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie– the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.
5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”
7 “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”
8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”
9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,

John 9:1-7
1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.
4 As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6 Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.
7 “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

Acts
Acts 3:1-8
1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer– at three in the afternoon.
2 Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.
3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.
4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!”
5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”
7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.
8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.

Acts 3:16
16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.

Acts 4:9-10
9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed,
10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.

Acts 5:15-16
15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.
16 Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.

Acts 8:6-8
6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said.
7 With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed.
8 So there was great joy in that city.

Acts 9:32-35
32 As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the saints in Lydda.
33 There he found a man named Aeneas, a paralytic who had been bedridden for eight years.
34 “Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up.
35 All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.

Acts 9:36-42
36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor.
37 About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room.
38 Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please come at once!”
39 Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.
40 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.
41 He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called the believers and the widows and presented her to them alive.
42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord.

Acts 10:38
38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.

Acts 14:6-10
6 But they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding country,
7 where they continued to preach the good news.
8 In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked.
9 He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed
10 and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.

Acts 19:11-12
11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul,
12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.

Acts 28:7-9
7 There was an estate nearby that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us to his home and for three days entertained us hospitably.
8 His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him.
9 When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured.

James
James 5:14-16
14 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.
15 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.
16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

1 Pet 2:24
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.

All Scriptures from the NIV

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God healed my back

When I was in the eighth grade I threw a tennis ball as hard as I could. I remember it so well that I could take you to the very spot where I was standing. I had always had a strong throwing arm but this time I twisted my back and, what ensued was 14 years of problems with my lower back. Most of the time I felt

no pain and this intermittent issue did not affect me at all. Sometimes however, the pain was so great that I would writhe in pain, unable to get any relief. I remember taking lots of pain relievers but that only deadened the discomfort a little.
In August of 1984 I went on a 10 day canoe trip with some friends in a remote part of Canada. After several days of paddling my back really started bothering me. A friend and I went into the woods to worship and, as I did, I claimed a healing for my back. I did not sense or feel that I was healed but the next time I paddled there was no pain at all.
Over the past 16 years the pain in that particlular spot of my back has returned a few times. When it did I simply and quietly reminded the devil that my back WAS healed and the pain ALWAYS left in less than 2 minutes.
Praise God for sending His Son to be our Healer! (Isa 53:4; Mat 8:17)
Click http://resourcesforchristians.net/downloads/print/prayerofhealing.pdf to view or download “A prayer for Healing”

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Words

Proverbs 17:27-28
27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint,
and a man of understanding is even-tempered.

28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent,
and discerning if he holds his tongue.

Proverbs 21:23
23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue
keeps himself from calamity.

Proverb

Proverbs 29:20
20 Do you see a man who speaks in haste?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Psalm 34:13
13 keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.

Isaiah 50:4
4 The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue,
to know the word that sustains the weary.

Proverbs 25:11
11 A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Ps 19:14
14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Prov 10:19
19 When words are many, sin is not absent,
but he who holds his tongue is wise.

Ecclesiastes 10:12
12 Words from a wise man’s mouth are gracious,
but a fool is consumed by his own lips.

Ephesians 4:29
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

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The Law of Reciprocity – Reaping a sure harvest

Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

2 Cor 9:6-11
6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
9 As it is written: “He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”
10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
11 You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

Gal 6:7-9
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Heb 12:11-13
11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.
13 “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

James 3:18
Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.

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Who we are in Christ and who he is in us

Who we are in Christ and who he is in us

Romans 6

1          What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2    By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?

3          Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

4          We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

5          If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.

6          For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin–

7          because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.

11         In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

12         Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.

13         Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.

14         For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.

18         You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

22         But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.

1 Cor 6:19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;

2 Cor 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

2 Cor 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2 Cor 13:5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you– unless, of course, you fail the test?

Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Gal 5:24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.

Gal 6:14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Eph 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

Eph 1:6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

Eph 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

Eph 2:6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,

Phil 1:11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ– to the glory and praise of God.

Phil 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

Phil 2:13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

Col 1:13  For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,

14         in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Col 1:29 To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.

Col 2:2  My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,

3          in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Col 2:9  For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,

10         and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.

11         In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ,

12         having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.

13         When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,

14         having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.

15         And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

Col 2:20 Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules:

Col 3:1  Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

2          Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

3          For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

4          When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

5          Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.

Col 3:9  Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices

10         and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

Col 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

1 Tim 1:14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

2 Tim 1:9 who has saved us and called us to a holy life– not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,

2 Tim 1:14 Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you– guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

2 Tim 2:1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2 Tim 2:10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

1 Pet 1:21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

1 Pet 1:23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

1 Pet 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.

2 Pet 1:3  His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

4          Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

I Jn 5:20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true– even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

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Who I am in Christ Part 1

True statements based on the Word of God on the true identity of a Christian. This is who we are in Christ whether or not we feel it or see it. The Bible is true and we need to believe and speak it in order to renew our minds. We may think we are the same old person but we are new creations in Christ when we are born again!

I am the salt of the earth (Matt. 5:13)

I am the light of the world (Matt. 5:14)

I am a child of God (John 1:12)

I am part of the true vine, a channel of Christ’s life (John 15:1,5)

I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15)

I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit (John 15:16)

I am a slave of righteousness (Rom. 6:18)

I am enslaved to God (Rom. 6:22)

I am a son of God, God is spiritually my Father (Rom. 8:14,15; Gal. 3:26; 4:6)

I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him (Rom. 8:17)

I am a temple ? a dwelling place ? of God. His Spirit and His life dwells in me (I Cor. 3:16; 6:19)

I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him (I Cor. 6:17)

I am a member of Christ’s Body (I Cor. 12:27; Eph. 5:30)

I am a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17)

I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18, 19)

I am a son of God and one in Christ (Gal. 3:26, 28)

I am an heir of God since I am a son of God (Gal. 4:6,7)

I am a saint (Eph 1:1; I Cor. 1:2; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:2)

I am God’s workmanship ? His handiwork ? born anew in Christ to do His work (Eph. 2:10)

I am a fellow citizen with tile rest of God’s family (Eph. 2:19)

I am a prisoner of Christ (Eph. 3:1; 4:1)

I am righteous and holy (Eph. 4:24)

I am a citizen of heaven, seated in heaven right now (Phil. 3:20; Eph. 2:6)

I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3)

I am an expression of the life of Christ because He is my life (Col. 3:4)

I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved (Col. 3:12; 1 Thes. 1:4)

I am a son of light and not of darkness (I Thes. 5:5)

I am a holy partaker of a heavenly calling (Heb. 3:1)

I am a partaker of Christ; I share in His life (Heb. 3:14)

I am one of God’s living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house (I Pet. 2:5)

I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession (I Pet. 2: 9, 10)

I am an alien and stranger to this world in which I temporarily live (I Pet. 2:11)

I am an enemy of the devil (I Pet. 5:8)

I am a child of Cod and I will resemble Christ when He returns (I John 3:1,2)

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Biblical Confessions – Introduction

YOU are the only being in the universe that can cause defeat in your life. Wholeheartedly decide, by the grace of God and the power of His Holy Spirit, to please God, and all the demons in and out of hell, all the people in the world, all your apparent weaknesses, shortcomings, inadequacies, adverse circumstances and unfavorable surroundings cannot prevent you from having glorious victory! “You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!” THE KEY to this decision is to totally surrender to Jesus as Lord and then discover by revelation and meditation who you are in Christ. “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Cor. 5:17).

Written by Larry Tomczak

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Biblical Confessions – Who we are in Christ

A part from Jesus Christ, I can do nothing; but in Jesus Christ I can do all things, so I can bring glory to Him. Therefore, I see myself as He sees me according to His living Word, for my life is hid with Christ in God. I will train myself to say the same things as God says in His Word, for how can two walk together except they be agreed? Through regular time in His presence, I will cultivate sensitivity to hearing His voice. He will make His Word a reality in my life as I nurture my friendship with Him. Faith will not be a formula or technique in my life, but the natural byproduct of knowing Him intimately as my faithful Lord. Knowing Him, I can totally trust Him. His Word will always be the final authority in my life. I base my entire life upon Him and His living Word. Because I meditate upon His Word day and night and carefully do all that is written in it, my way shall be prosperous. I will be a success to the glory of God. All His blessings shall come upon me and overtake me because I obey the voice of the Lord, my God. Of this I am confident: Those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. I will not live by bread alone but by every word (current utterance) that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

Written by Larry Tomczak

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Biblical Confessions – Victory

I’m not just an ordinary man or woman; I’m a child of the living God. I’m not just a person; I’m an heir of God and a joint-heir with Jesus Christ. I’m not just an old sinner; I’m a new creation in Jesus, my Lord. I’m part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation; I’m one of God’s people. I’m not under guilt of condemnation. I refuse discouragement for it is not of God. God is the God of all encouragement. There is therefore now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. Satan is a liar. I will not listen to his accusations. I gird up the loins of my mind. I am cleansed in the blood. No weapon formed against me shall prosper and I shall confute every tongue rising against me in judgment. My mind is being renewed by the Word of God. I pull down strongholds, I cast down imaginations, I bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.

Written by Larry Tomczak

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The Name of Jesus

The Name of Jesus
All Scripture is from the NIV
 
Find out what the Name of Jesus means, what it meant to the early Church and finally, what should it mean to us.

The purpose of a name
The purpose of a name in our western culture is simply to identify. The names John or Mary do not describe their bearers in any way. They are simply used to distinguish one person from another.
In the culture of the Bible, names were chosen for their meanings. Names were simply Hebrew words or phrases that anyone could understand. These names sometimes described the experiences of the parents. Moses named his son Gershom – a stranger here. He was an exile in the wilderness at the time. Jesus received his name because he was to save his people from their sins.
In the spirit realm, names directly describe their bearers. We read of demons in the New Testament called Legion, because they were many. There are angels in the book of Revelation called Death and Apollyon, which is Greek for Destroyer. The name Satan means Adversary or Opponent. Many people who have experience in deliverance and exorcism find that demons will actually give their names when challenged. They give names like Greed or Lust etc, which are descriptions of their characters.
Taken from http://www.growthingod.org.uk/NAME.HTM
 
What does the Name of Jesus mean and why did God specifically choose that Name?
Matt 1:21
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name [3686] Jesus [2424], because he will save [sozo 4982] his people from their sins.”
NAME (Vines)
onoma Strongs Number:3686 is used (1) in general of the “name” by which a person or thing is called. (2) for all that a “name” implies, of authority, character, rank, majesty, power, excellence, etc., of everything that the “name” covers.
Strongs:2424 Iesous (ee-ay-sooce’); of Hebrew origin [OT:3091]; Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites: KJV – Jesus.
Strongs Number OT:3091 Yehowshuwa` (yeh-ho-shoo’-ah); or Yehowshu` a (yeh-ho-shoo’-ah); from OT:3068 [Jehovah] and OT:3467 [yasha` (yaw-shah'); a primitive root; properly, to be open, wide or free, i.e. (by implication) to be safe; causatively, to free or succor: KJV - X at all, avenging, defend, deliver (-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save (-iour), get victory]; Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (i.e. Joshua), the Jewish leader: -Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Compare OT:1954, OT:3442.
 
Jesus comes from two Hebrew words: Jehovah yasha` God Saves. 
He is the image of the invisible God Col 1:15
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form Col 2:9
I and the Father are one.” John 10:30
 
 
What does the word “save” really mean?

 
Old Testament
TO SAVE (Vines)  yasha’ OT:3467, “to help, deliver, save.” It appears in all periods of Hebrew (including post-biblical Hebrew) and in biblical Hebrew about 205 times. The verb occurs only in the causative and passive stems.
Essentially the word means “to remove or seek to remove someone from a burden, oppression, or danger.” In Ex 2:17 (the first appearance of this verb) yasha` signifies to remove someone from a burden or job: “…Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.” The word is frequently used of removing or seeking to remove someone from the danger of defeat: “And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua… saying, slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us…” Josh 10:6. This is a request to preserve them from possible death. The real danger is not yet upon them but soon will be. The Gibeonites see in Israel their only help.
In the realm of justice and civil law yasha` represents an obligation on the part of anyone who hears an outcry of one being mistreated: [See note below about the word “ask”] “For he [the rapist] found her [the one he was about to rape] in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her” Deut 22:27; cf. 28:29. Therefore, one may appeal especially to the king as the one obligated to help maintain one’s rights: “And when the woman of Tekoah spoke to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king” 2 Sam 14:4; cf. 2 Kings 6:26. The king also “delivered” his people from subjection to their enemies 1 Sam 10:27; Hos 13:10. Jeremiah says of the messianic king: “In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely…” 23:6. Here yasha` is paralleled by “dwell safely,” a phrase which identifies the meaning of yasha` as “to be preserved from danger.” Ultimately, God is the Great King who “goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you [deliver you from danger]” Deut 20:4, and the Judge of all Israel.
(from Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, Copyright (c)1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers)
 
What does “save” mean in the New Testament?
Strongs Number:4982  sozo (sode’-zo); from a primary sos (contraction for obsolete saoz, “safe”); to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): KJV – heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.
Heb 7:25 Therefore he is able to save completely [NKJV, save to the uttermost] those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
SAVE, SAVING (Vines)  
sozo NT:4982, “to save,” is used (as with the noun soteria, “salvation”) (a) of material and temporal deliverance from danger, suffering, etc., e. g., Matt 8:25; Mark 13:20; Luke 23:35; John 12:27; 1 Tim 2:15; 2 Tim 4:18 (KJV, “preserve”); Jude 5; from sickness, Matt 9:22, “made… whole” (RV, marg., “saved”); so Mark 5:34; Luke 8:48; James 5:15; (b) of the spiritual and eternal salvation granted immediately by God to those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, e. g., Acts 2:47, RV “(those that) were being saved”; 16:31; 8:24, RV, “were we saved”; Eph 2:5,8; 1 Tim 2:4; 2 Tim 1:9; Titus 3:5; of human agency in this, Rom 11:14; 1 Cor 7:16; 9:22; (c) of the present experiences of God’s power to deliver from the bondage of sin, e. g., Matt 1:21; Rom 5:10; 1 Cor 15:2; Heb 7:25; James 1:21; 1 Peter 3:21; of human agency in this, 1 Tim 4:16; (d) of the future deliverance of believers at the second coming of Christ for His saints, being deliverance from the wrath of God to be executed upon the ungodly at the close of this age and from eternal doom, e. g., Rom 5:9; (e) of the deliverance of the nation of Israel at the second advent of Christ, e. g., Rom 11:26; (f) inclusively for all the blessings bestowed by God on men in Christ, e. g., Luke 19:10; John 10:9; 1 Cor 10:33; 1 Tim 1:15; (g) of those who endure to the end of the time of the Great Tribulation, Matt 10:22; Mark 13:13; (h) of the individual believer, who, though losing his regard at the judgment seat of Christ hereafter, will not lose his salvation, 1 Cor 3:15; 5:5; (i) of the deliverance of the nations at the Millennium, Rev 21:24 (in some mss.).   (from Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, (c)1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers)
 
Salvation belongs to us because of what Jesus did and Who He is and His Name expresses this
Isa 53:4-5
4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
5 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.
Matt 8:16-17
When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: 
“He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.” (The Greek implies not only taking up bur carrying away)
 
The Name of Jesus is God’s complete solution to our all needs.
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thess 5:23
 
Salvation means:

  • Forgiveness and new life – Spirit
  • Deliverance for our souls – Soul
  • Healing of our bodies – Body

 
The Father ministered through Jesus and so do we, in His Name
John 17:6
“I have revealed you [Greek, your name] to those whom you gave me out of the world.
John 17:11-12
Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name-the name you gave me-so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me.
John 14:9-14
9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. 12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14 You may ask [Strongs 154] me for anything in my name, and I will do it. (A little bit later, we’re going to see what happened when the Apostles “asked” in Jesus’ Name.)
Jesus is the same today as He was then and He commands us to do what He did.
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Matt 28:18-20
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Mark 16:15-20
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 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.” See Acts 28:8
19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. 20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.   For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” Matt 18:20

12 Salvation [from the Greek word sozo] is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
 
 
Examples of the Apostles ministering sozo in the Name of Jesus.
 
6Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 16By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see. Acts 3:6, 16

“Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. Acts 9:34 See I Peter 2:24

…where they continued to preach the good news [gospel].  In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.  Acts 14:7-10
…faith comes from hearing the…word of Christ. Rom 10:17

Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her. Acts 16:16-18
 
Other Scriptures referring to the Name of Jesus.
 
In His Name
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, Philippians 2:9
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. Revelation 19:16
 
To be confessed
Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” 2 Timothy 2:19

 
Prayer
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. John 14:13

In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask [2065] in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked [154] for anything in my name. Ask [154] and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. John 16:23-24

In that day you will ask [154] in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. John 16:26

always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise-the fruit of lips that confess his name. Hebrews 13:15

 
Miracles performed
Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Acts 3:6

then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Acts 4:10

Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” Acts 19:13
 
Immersion
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 28:19

Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38
 
Preaching
and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Luke 24:47
 
Faith
In his name the nations will put their hope.” Matthew 12:21

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God- John 1:12

Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many people saw the miraculous signs he was doing and believed in his name. John 2:23
 
Forgiveness of sins
and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Luke 24:47

All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” Acts 10:43

I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name. 1 John 2:12
 
Life
But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31
 
Salvation
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” Acts 10:43

 
The connection between salvation and healing
A listing of verses that have the Greek word “sozo” (save)
 
Matt 1:21
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”  
 
Matt 8:25
The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”  
 
Matt 9:21
She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.”  
 
Matt 9:22
Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that moment.  
 
Matt 10:22
All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.  
 
Matt 14:30
But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”  
 
Matt 16:25
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.  
 
Matt 19:25
When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”  
 
Matt 24:13
but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.  
 
Matt 24:22
If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.  
 
Matt 27:40
and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”  
 
Matt 27:42
“He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.  
 
Matt 27:49
The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”  
 
Mark 3:4
Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent.  
 
Mark 5:23
and pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”  
 
Mark 5:28
because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”  
 
Mark 5:34
He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”  
 
Mark 6:56
And wherever he went– into villages, towns or countryside– they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.  
 
Mark 8:35
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.  
 
Mark 10:26
The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?”  
 
Mark 10:52
“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.  
 
Mark 13:13
All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.  
 
Mark 13:20
If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them.  
 
Mark 15:30
come down from the cross and save yourself!”  
 
Mark 15:31
In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself!  
 
Mark 16:16
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.  
 
Luke 6:9
Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?”  
 
Luke 7:50
Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”  
 
Luke 8:12
Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.  
 
Luke 8:36
Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured.  
 
Luke 8:48
Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”  
 
Luke 8:50
Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”  
 
Luke 9:24
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.  
 
Luke 13:23
Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them,  
 
Luke 17:19
Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”  
 
Luke 18:26
Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”  
 
Luke 18:42
Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”  
 
Luke 19:10
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”  
 
Luke 23:35
The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.”  
 
Luke 23:37
and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”  
 
Luke 23:39
One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!”  
 
John 3:17
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  
 
John 5:34
Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved.  
 
John 10:9
I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.  
 
John 11:12
His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.”  
 
John 12:27
“Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? `Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.  
 
John 12:47
“As for the person who hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save it.  
 
Acts 2:21
And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’  
 
Acts 2:40
With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”  
 
Acts 2:47
praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.  
 
Acts 4:9
If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed,  
 
Acts 4:12
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”  
 
Acts 11:14
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.’  
 
Acts 14:9
He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed  
 
Acts 15:1
Some men came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the brothers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.”  
 
Acts 15:11
No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.”  
 
Acts 16:30
He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”  
 
Acts 16:31
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved– you and your household.”  
 
Acts 27:20
When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.  
 
Acts 27:31
Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved.”  
 
Rom 5:9
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!  
 
Rom 5:10
For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!  
 
Rom 8:24
For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?  
 
Rom 9:27
Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea, only the remnant will be saved.  
 
Rom 10:9,10
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
 
Rom 10:13
for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”  
 
Rom 11:14
in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them.  
 
Rom 11:26
And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.  
 
1 Cor 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  
 
1 Cor 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.  
 
1 Cor 3:15
If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.  
 
1 Cor 5:5
hand this man over to Satan, so that the sinful nature may be destroyed and his spirit saved on the day of the Lord.  
 
1 Cor 7:16
How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?  
 
1 Cor 9:22
To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.  
 
1 Cor 10:33
even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.  
 
1 Cor 15:2
By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.  
 
2 Cor 2:15
For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.  
 
Eph 2:5
made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions– it is by grace you have been saved.  
 
Eph 2:8
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith– and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–  
 
1Thes 2:16
in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last.  
 
II Th 2:10
and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.  
 
1 Tim 1:15
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners– of whom I am the worst.  
 
1 Tim 2:4
who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.  
 
1 Tim 2:15
But women will be saved through childbearing– if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.  
 
1 Tim 4:16
Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.  
 
2 Tim 1:9
who has saved us and called us to a holy life– not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,  
 
2 Tim 4:18
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.  
 
Titus 3:5
he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,  
 
Heb 5:7
During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.  
 
Heb 7:25
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.  
 
James 1:21
Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.  
 
James 2:14
What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?  
 
James 4:12
There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you– who are you to judge your neighbor?  
 
James 5:15
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.  
 
James 5:20
remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.  
 
1 Pet 3:21
and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also– not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,  
 
1 Pet 4:18
And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”  
 
Jude 1:5
Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.  
 
Jude 1:23
snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear– hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

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God Healed my back

When I was in the eighth grade I threw a tennis ball as hard as I could.  I remember it so well that I could take you to the very spot where I was standing.  I had always had a strong throwing arm but this time I twisted my back and, what ensued was 14 years of problems with my lower back.  Most of the time I felt no pain and this intermittent issue did not affect me at all.  Sometimes however, the pain was so great that I would writhe in pain, unable to get any relief.  I remember taking lots of pain relievers but that only deadened the discomfort a little.
In August of 1984 I went on a 10 day canoe trip with some friends in a remote part of Canada.  After several days of paddling my back really started bothering me.  A friend and I went into the woods to worship and, as I did, I claimed a healing for my back.  I did not sense or feel that I was healed but the next time I paddled there was no pain at all.
Over the past 16 years the pain in that particlular spot of my back has returned a few times.  When it did I simply and quietly reminded the devil that my back WAS healed and the pain ALWAYS left in less than 2 minutes.
Praise God for sending His Son to be our Healer! (Isa 53:4; Mat 8:17)
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