The first time we see Jesus perform any type of healing comes in Matthew 4:23, NLT.
Jesus traveled throughout the region of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness.
The first place I see mention of healing in the Bible is in Genesis chapter 20. This actually caught me off guard. I figured the first healing would be early in Jesus’ ministry.
So in Genesis 20 Abraham prays to God and God heals King Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants. Before this, Abraham shows up and tells Abimelech that his wife Sarah is actually his sister. He does this because Sarah is very beautiful and Abraham is afraid that Abimelech will kill him to take Sarah for himself. Looking at the details of this story is a bit confusing.
Here is a list of resources I will be using during this series. I’m sure I will add to it, but at least this gives you an idea of where I will be looking.
I’m about to embark on something that I have never done before…a blog series. The topic…Healing.
I know, you’re probably thinking I should pick something a little easier to tackle with my first swing a doing a series, but honestly, I’m doing this for me more than I am for you.
All that being said, my goal is to tackle the topic of Healing. I will do this in 3 ways.