We must first understand that divine healing is a righteous principle that was in the mind of God before the foundation of the world, as were all principles of Truth.
The Old Testament taught divine healing as God told Moses in Exodus 15:26 …”I am the Lord who healeth thee”. Also in Psalms 103:2-3…”who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thine diseases.” God worked miracles of healing thru Elijah in 1 Kings 4:32:37. However, it was made one of the benefits of salvation by Christ. There was a provision in the atonement, not only for the redemption of the soul, but also for the redemption of the body. Jesus said in Matthew 9:5…”for whether it is easier to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee’ or to say Arise and walk”. It was prophesied in Isaiah 53:5 “… and with his stripes we are healed”. Jesus performed more miracles of healing than could be recorded in the Bible, but he commissioned his disciples as he sent them forth, “heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” Matthew 10:8 before he ascended to sit at this Father’s right hand, he commissioned them to, “… go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover”. Mark 16:15-18.
The Acts of the Apostles give us examples of the above scripture being fulfilled. Also, 3 John 2 states,
“ beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
When we live holy before God we can expect God to heal us of our physical afflictions. God gave instruction to the church as to what to do when we are sick, in James 5:14-16 “is any sick among you? Let him call the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; an if he hath committed sin; they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” It was not a benefit merely for the Early Morning Church, but was meant as a permanent benefit offered to the Church of all ages. [Heb 13:8]