The Divine Healer

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The Lord’s miracles of healing show His power and His desire to help us all. We may not be naturally blind or suffer from an illness like leprosy, but we all need the Lord to heal us from spiritual “illnesses.” Every natural disease healed by the Lord on earth pictures something harmful to our spiritual life.

How do these passages from the Word help us see the importance of looking to the Lord in His Word?

  • “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise” (Jeremiah 17:14).
  • “Spiritual diseases can be healed only by the Lord, and in fact by looking to His Divine omnipotence and by repentance of life” (see Apocalypse Explained 815:5).

When the Lord healed people, He often said something like “let it be to you according to your faith.” Why did the Lord heal people who had faith in Him? It is because faith is an acknowledgement of the Divinity of the Lord and His power to heal and save.

  • Acknowledging the Lord and acknowledging that all salvation comes from Him constitute the beginning of life from God with a person (Arcana Coelestia 10083:6).

Learn more about how the Lord heals us

  • Helping Those Who Are Sick by Grant H. Odhner
    The Lord lets us help care for those who are sick in spirit. In the process, we may find that we are making progress with our own spiritual illnesses such as anger or impatience.
  • Being Healed by the Lord by Eric Carswell
    The way Jesus healed people pictures the kind of healing that He wants to bring to our lives. The question is “What do we have to do to receive this healing?”
  • How We See by Hugo Lj. Odhner
    People are born being able to see but are “blind” to what we can learn see and understand with our minds as we grow up. The Lord wants to “open our eyes” to walk by the light of heaven.

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Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” (Matthew 9: 29)

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