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The Healing Model of Jesus by Michael Saxbury

The model Jesus used for healing prayer consisted of at least one and sometimes a combination of the following, as indicated by the verses below:

1.      Almost 69% of the time an action to be obeyed was spoken. (20 times out of 32)

2.      Almost 47% of the time a touch was used. It was usually the hand or part that needed healing. (15 times out of 32)

3.      Almost 16% of the time a statement that healing had occurred was spoken. (5 times out of 32)

4.      Almost 10% of the time a command to be healed was spoken. (3 times out of 32)

5.      Almost 10% of the time compassion or heart felt emotion toward the sick was described. (3 times out of 32)

6.      28% of the time, Jesus initiated prayer/healing for the person getting healed. (7 times out of 25)

7.      28% of the time, the disciples initiated prayer/healing for the person getting healed. (2 times out of 7)

8.      71% of the time, people came to or called out to Jesus or the disciples for prayer/healing. (23 times out of 32)

Some points I noticed about Jesus’ healings:

·         Jesus was performing the healing in God’s name, fully human and empowered by the Holy Spirit, one with the father. Therefore, He did not have to say In my name or In God’s name. I don’t know why the disciples said “In Jesus name” in Acts, or why Paul and Peter did not say “in Jesus name” more in the epistles.

·         Interestingly enough, in Mark 9:38-39 an unsaved person was going around casting out demons in the name of Jesus and Jesus did not know it, and did not condemn this activity. In Matthew 7:22, Jesus also indicates that His name has so much power, that even people whom He never knew, WILL(not might or maybe) perform miracles, cast out devils, and prophecy using His name. In Luke 10:17, the 72 disciples came back reporting that even the demons obey them when they used His name. Using the phrase “In Jesus name” in conjunction with healing is demonstrated broadly enough that I incorporate it. I think testifies to the power of His name, let alone faith in that name.

·         Jesus boldly and authoritatively referred to himself a lot in these healings using (“I”) as did the disciples. It was not because Jesus was operating in His divinity or in the power of the human self(soul). It was because as Acts 10:38 said, God was with Him as He was anointed by the Holy Spirit. God was also in His disciples and they were in Him, one with Him, so “I” was appropriately describing them ALL, the combination of the new creation, Jesus/Holy Spirit in us. Samuel was told something similar when he was annointed in 1 Samuel 10:7.

·         The healings usually took place after any of the above 4 things were done by Jesus or the disciples WHILE faith was being excercised.

·         Almost 49% of the time, an exclamation mark is used. (16 times out of 32)

In all 32 healings listed below, both Jesus and the disciples held the majority of faith:

1.      Out of all 32 healings below, only 3 times(for 4 people), was the faith of the sick/diseased/lame person attributed to their own healing.

2.      Out of all 32 healings below, only 4 times or 12.5% of the time, Jesus prayed for a friend or family member of the person requesting prayer. The faith of these 4 people were added to the faith of Jesus and the disciples, and healing took place in the person they came on behalf of.

·         Almost 79% of the time, the faith of Jesus or His disciple was the ONLY faith involved in the healing.

·         Exactly 9.1% of the time, the faith of the person being healed was the ONLY faith involved in the healing

·         Almost 91% of the time, the faith of Jesus or His disciple was the PRIMARY faith involved in the healing. The faith of person being healed, or the person requesting prayer was added to the faith of Jesus or His disciple as a secondary source.

Below is a listing of every healing of Jesus and the disciples, correlated with the items above beginning in Matthew through the end of Acts.

1.      Matthew 8:1-3 – Touch, A command to be healed:
1 Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the mountainside. 2 Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. “Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.” 3 Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!”                                                                                                 

Who Prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: leper
Who initiated: the leper

2.      Matthew 8:13 – An action to be obeyed:
13 Then Jesus said to the Roman officer, “Go back home. Because you believed, it has happened.” And the young servant was healed that same hour.                                                                                                    

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: centurion/Jesus
Who was healed: centurion’s servant
Who initiated: the centurion

3.      Matthew 8:14-16 – Touch, A command to be healed:
14 When Jesus arrived at Peter’s house, Peter’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. 15 But when Jesus touched her hand, the fever left her. Then she got up and prepared a meal for him. 16 That evening many demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus. He cast out the evil spirits with a simple command, and he healed all the sick.         

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: Peter’s mother-in-law
Who initiated: Jesus

4.      Matthew 9:6 – An action to be obeyed:
6 So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!”                                                      

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: paralyzed man
Who initiated: friends of the paralyzed man.

5.      Matthew 9:22 – A statement that healing has occurred
22 Jesus turned around, and when he saw her he said, “Daughter, be encouraged! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was healed at that moment.                                                                                

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: woman who was bleeding
Who was healed: woman who was bleeding
Who initiated: woman who was bleeding

6.      Matthew 9:25; Mark 5:41; Luke 8:54 – Touch, An action to be obeyed:
25 After the crowd was put outside, however, Jesus went in and took the girl by the hand, and she stood up!
41 Holding her hand, he said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means “Little girl, get up!”                                                                                     

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: Jairus’ little girl
Who initiated: Jairus – leader of a synagogue

7.      Matthew 9:29-30 – Touch:
29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “Because of your faith, it will happen.” 30 Then their eyes were opened, and they could see!         

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: 2 blind men
Who was healed: 2 blind men
Who initiated: 2 blind men

8.      Matthew 12:13; Mark 3:5; Luke 6:10 – An action to be obeyed:
13 Then he said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” So the man held out his hand, and it was restored, just like the other one!

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: man with a deformed hand
Who initiated: Jesus

9.      Matthew 15:28 – A statement that healing has occurred
28 “Dear woman,” Jesus said to her, “your faith is great. Your request is granted.” And her daughter was instantly healed.                                       

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Canaanite woman/Jesus
Who was healed: Canaanite woman’s daughter
Who initiated: Canaanite woman

10.  Matthew 17:18; Mark 9:25 – An action to be obeyed:
18 Then Jesus rebuked the demon in the boy, and it left him. From that moment the boy was well.
25 When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil[f] spirit. “Listen, you spirit that makes this boy unable to hear and speak,” he said. “I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!”                                                                              

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: demon possessed boy
Who initiated: father of the demon possessed boy

11.  Matthew 20:34 – Touch, compassion:
34 Jesus felt sorry for them and touched their eyes. Instantly they could see! Then they followed him.                                                                           

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: 2 blind men
Who initiated: 2 blind men

12.  Mark 1:23-25 – An action to be obeyed:
23 Suddenly, a man in the synagogue who was possessed by an evil[h] spirit began shouting, 24 “Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One sent from God!” 25 Jesus cut him short. “Be quiet! Come out of the man,” he ordered.                                                                                    

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: demon possessed man
Who initiated: the demon in the possessed man

13.  Mark 1:41 – A statement that healing has occurred, compassion:
And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.                                               

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: leper
Who initiated: the leper

14.  Mark 2:4-12; John 5:8 – An action to be obeyed:
4 They couldn’t bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, so they dug a hole through the roof above his head. Then they lowered the man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus. 5 Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.” 10 So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, 11 “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!”                                                                                     

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus/ 4 men carrying the paralyzed man
Who was healed: paralyzed man
Who initiated: 4 men carrying the paralyzed man

15.  In John 5:13-15 The man didn’t know, for Jesus had disappeared into the crowd. 14 But afterward Jesus found him in the Temple and told him, “Now you are well; so stop sinning, or something even worse may happen to you.” 15 Then the man went and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had healed him.                                                        

**Notice that man went on continuing in some sort of sin. Jesus made it a point to tell this man to stop sinning LEST-[in order to avoid, for fear that, in order to prevent] something worse happening to him. This indicates that after a healing, sowing and reaping can contribute to not only the same sickness/disease returning but that it can become worse or that something new that is worse can occur.

16.  Mark 5:8 – An action to be obeyed:
8 For Jesus had already said to the spirit, “Come out of the man, you evil spirit.”                                                                                                          

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: demon possessed man
Who initiated: demon possessed man

17.  Mark 7:33-35 – Touch, A command to be healed:
33 Jesus led him away from the crowd so they could be alone. He put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then, spitting on his own fingers, he touched the man’s tongue. 34 Looking up to heaven, he sighed and said, “Ephphatha,” which means, “Be opened!” 35 Instantly the man could hear perfectly, and his tongue was freed so he could speak plainly! 

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: deaf man with a speech impediment
Who initiated: those who brought the man to Jesus

18.  Mark 8:23, 25 – Touch:
23 Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, spitting on the man’s eyes, he laid his hands on him and asked, “Can you see anything now?” 25 Then Jesus placed his hands on the man’s eyes again, and his eyes were opened. His sight was completely restored, and he could see everything clearly.                                          

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith:Jesus
Who was healed: blind man
Who initiated: friends of the blind man

19.  Luke 7:13-14 - An action to be obeyed, compassion:
13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14 Then he walked over to the coffin and touched it, and the bearers stopped. “Young man,” he said, “I tell you, get up.”  

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: widow’s dead son
Who initiated: Jesus

20.  Luke 13:12-13 – Touch, A statement that healing has occurred:
12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Dear woman, you are healed of your sickness!” 13 Then he touched her, and instantly she could stand straight. How she praised God!                                          

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: woman who had been crippled(bent over) by an evil spirit
Who initiated: Jesus

21.  Luke 14:4 – Touch:
4 When they refused to answer, Jesus touched the sick man and healed him and sent him away.                                                                             

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: man whose arms and legs were swollen(dropsy)
Who initiated: Jesus

22.  Luke 22:51 – Touch:
Jesus’ arrest – 51 But Jesus said, “No more of this.” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.                                                                         

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: Roman guard whose ear was cut off by Peter
Who initiated: Jesus

23.  Luke 17:14 - An action to be obeyed:
14 He looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy.                        

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus for the cleansing/ 1 leper for the restoration to wholeness
Who was healed: 10 lepers/ 1 leper was restored to wholeness by his faith
Who initiated: the lepers

24.  John 4:50,53 – An action to be obeyed:
50 Then Jesus told him, “Go back home. Your son will live!” And the man believed what Jesus said and started home.
53 Then the father realized that that was the very time Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” And he and his entire household believed in Jesus.                                                                                                              

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: Official’s son
Who initiated: the Official

25.  John 9:6 – Touch, An action to be obeyed:
6 Then he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes. 7 He told him, “Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam” (Siloam means “sent”). So the man went and washed and came back seeing!                                                                                

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: blind man
Who initiated: Jesus

26.  John 11:43 – An action to be obeyed:
43 Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in grave clothes, his face wrapped in a head cloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!”                 

Who prayed: Jesus
Who had faith: Jesus
Who was healed: Lazarus
Who initiated: people at Bethany who told Jesus Lazarus was sick / Martha

27.  Acts 3:4-7 – Touch, An action to be obeyed:
4 Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. 6 But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene,[a] get up and[b] walk!”  7 Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened.                                                                                        

Who prayed: Peter
Who had faith: Peter
Who was healed: man lame from birth at temple gate
Who initiated: lame man                                                                         

**Notice that Peter did not say Look to God, heaven, or the Holy Spirit in verse 4. They said look at us, why? The Holy Spirit was in them and they were acting like Christ…..being Christlike. In verse 6, Peter continues and says what “I” have “I” give you, not God please give it to him or God is going to do this or that, or God wants to do this or that. They were acting in the Stead of Christ because in chapter 1:8 they received power to do so. They were identified with Christ, they were being the hands of Christ to this man.

28.  Acts 9:34 – A statement that healing has occurred, An action to be obeyed:
34 Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you! Get up, and roll up your sleeping mat!” And he was healed instantly.                          

Who prayed: Peter
Who had faith: Peter
Who was healed: Aeneas
Who initiated: unclear

29.  Acts 9:40 – An action to be obeyed:
40 But Peter asked them all to leave the room; then he knelt and prayed. Turning to the body he said, “Get up, Tabitha.” And she opened her eyes! When she saw Peter, she sat up!                                                     

Who prayed: Peter
Who had faith: Peter
Who was healed: Tabitha the dead girl
Who initiated: believers at Lydda

30.  Acts 14:8-10 – An action to be obeyed:
8And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked:
9The same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, 10Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.                        

Who prayed: Paul
Who had faith: Paul/man at Lystra?
Who was healed: certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb who had never walked before
Who initiated: Paul                                                                                  

 **Note that Paul was the one who was perceiving that he(Paul himself) had faith. Paul was not perceiving that the crippled man had faith.

31.  Acts 16:16-18 – An action to be obeyed:
16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: 17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 18And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.                                                                                                              

Who prayed: Paul
Who had faith: Paul
Who was healed: damsel possessed with a spirit of divination
Who initiated: damsel possessed with a spirit of divination

32.  Acts 20:9-12- Touch, A statement that healing has occurred:
9 Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. 10 Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “He’s alive!” 11 Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left. 12 The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.                                                                                     

Who prayed: Paul
Who had faith: Paul
Who was healed: Eutychus
Who initiated: Paul

33.  Acts 28:7-8 – Touch:
7 Near the shore where we landed was an estate belonging to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us and treated us kindly for three days. 8 As it happened, Publius’s father was ill with fever and dysentery. Paul went in and prayed for him, and laying his hands on him, he healed him.                                                                                     

Who prayed: Paul
Who had faith: Paul
Who was healed: Publius’ father
Who initiated: Unclear, but probably at Publius’ request.                          

** Who healed him? Paul did, why? Because Paul had been (past tense) freely given power(acts 1:8) and authority(Luke 10:19) and the ministry and word of reconciliation(2 Corinthians 5:18-19) and as that Ambassador of Christ, he fulfilled God’s will on earth as it should be in heaven(Matthew 6:10).

 

 

 A worker is worthy of their wages. Luke 10:7b

 

 

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