• Karen O'Reilly

Iatros-Physician & Powerful Bible Verses For Healing

Updated: Oct 27

Iatros is the Hebrew name of God meaning Physician. Jesus is the great physician. He has performed more healings than any other kind of miracle. You will read about Him healing people that were lame, deaf, blind, and even people that were said to be crazy.


Join us for a short Bible study on this Hebrew name of God and learn 20 Powerful Bible verses for healing, and how loved we are by Jesus The Physician


My personal favorite is the story of a woman that had suffered from bleeding for many years. She had great faith in Jesus. All she had to do was hold on to the hem of His garment and she was healed.

This woman was very determined to receive her healing and she received it!


Join me as we explore some of the healing scriptures in the Bible and uncover the treasure stored up in this wonderful name of Jesus, Iatros-Physician.


Iatros-Physician

"the blind see, the lame walk, those with leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor.” Matthew 11:5.


Pronouncing The Hebrew Name of God - Iatros: ee-TROS


This is Day 29 of a 30 Day study on The Names Of God. If you haven't read the introduction yet, please start HERE


What does the Bible say about the Name Of God, Iatros-Physician:

The best place to start when examining what the Bible says about Jesus being our Iatros-Physician is in the book of Matthew and Luke.

Matthew 11:2-5

John the Baptist, who was in prison, heard about all the things the Messiah was doing. So he sent his disciples to ask Jesus, 3 “Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?”

4 Jesus told them, “Go back to John and tell him what you have heard and seen— 5 the blind see, the lame walk, those with leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor.”


And this is what it says in Luke 4:16-24

When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures. 17 The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, 19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”

20 He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently. 21 Then he began to speak to them. “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!”

22 Everyone spoke well of him and was amazed by the gracious words that came from his lips. “How can this be?” they asked. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”

23 Then he said, “You will undoubtedly quote me this proverb: ‘Physician, heal yourself’—meaning, ‘Do miracles here in your hometown like those you did in Capernaum.’ 24 But I tell you the truth, no prophet is accepted in his own hometown.


The Jewish people already believed in God as their healer and we explored the name of God, "Yahweh Rapha" HERE . They followed laws that included hygienic practices that contributed to their health. Also according to the Talmud, an authoritative collection of Jewish writings, every city had its own doctor who was licensed by city officials. So why did Jesus stand out during His time ministering to the people in Israel?


Jesus The Physician

Despite the physicians that were there, they could not perform the miracles that Jesus did. We read yesterday about Jesus being Immanuel (read it HERE), which means God with us. God, Himself is all-powerful and His word has the power to heal. Jesus is the "God-Man", the Great Physician, Iatros.

Now consider this, when you surrender your life to God and you have a living relationship with Him, Then Jesus is living in you. So we too need to show Jesus to the people we meet. We need to pray with expectant faith for one another for healing from the most awful afflictions around us. We live in a fallen world, full of sin that leads to illness and even death.


But let me encourage you that I have witnessed miracles. My back has been healed. I had a minor accident during my time as a nurse which resulted in a trapped nerve and awful pain which I have been known to faint from (not fun!). It tries to revisit me but I keep telling the pain that Jesus paid the price for it on the cross and by His stripes, I am healed! The pain goes!


My husband is a clergyman and through this role, we have had the privilege to pray with many people. We have seen many get better but we have also witnessed some that have left us behind and gone on to be with Jesus in glory.

That hurts! But it doesn't matter what denomination of church you belong to, and what it believes. What matters is what scripture says and to remember that you are truly loved by the King of kings. God has a good plan for your life.


Scriptures for the sick and healing

When you pray for healing for yourself or others, remember that God never sends sickness, though He sometimes allows us to become sick. Scripture sees sickness and death as by-products of sin and we sure do live in a fallen world!

There is power in prayer and when you pray Scripture back to God, you are praying His words back to Him. That makes it a powerful prayer and it is perfect to use when you don't have the words to pray. Don't worry if you don't know what to pray, the Holy Spirit has promised to help you pray!

Romans 8:26-27

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.27 And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.


Join me to read some scriptures on healing that you find in the Bible.


Powerful Bible Verses For Healing:

Here are bible verses about healing sickness. Read these powerful healing scriptures, write them and pray them. They are perfect to use when praying for healing for yourself and others.

  1. Malachi 4:2: “But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.

  2. Matthew 8:5-10: When Jesus returned to Capernaum, a Roman officer came and pleaded with him, 6 “Lord, my young servant lies in bed, paralyzed and in terrible pain.” 7 Jesus said, “I will come and heal him.” 8 But the officer said, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed. 9 I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, ‘Go,’ and they go, or ‘Come,’ and they come. And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this,’ they do it.”10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to those who were following him, he said, “I tell you the truth, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel!

  3. Matthew 11:2-5: John the Baptist, who was in prison, heard about all the things the Messiah was doing. So he sent his disciples to ask Jesus, 3 “Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?” Jesus told them, “Go back to John and tell him what you have heard and seen— 5 the blind see, the lame walk, those with leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor.”

  4. Proverbs 16:24: Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

  5. Luke 4:16-24: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, 19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.” 20 He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently. 21 Then he began to speak to them. “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!”

  6. Exodus 15:26: “For I am the Lord who heals you.”

  7. Psalm 147:3: He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.

  8. Jeremiah 3:22: “My wayward children,” says the Lord, “come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts.”

  9. Jeremiah 17:14: O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone!

  10. 1 Peter 2:24: He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds, you are healed.

  11. Isaiah 53:5: But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.

  12. Psalm 103:2-3: Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.

  13. Proverbs 3:5-8: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. 7 Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. 8 Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.

  14. Matthew 14:14: Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

  15. Matthew 14:36: They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed.

  16. Mark 5:34: Jesus said to the woman, “You are now well because of your faith. May God give you peace! You are healed, and you will no longer be in pain.”

  17. James 5:14-15: "Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord." Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.

  18. Isaiah 41:10: "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

  19. 3 John 1:2: "Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well."

  20. Psalm 30:2: "Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me."

Read these scriptures when you need your faith muscle to be encouraged. They are also perfect to use in prayer.


Applying the name of God, Iatros-Physician to your life:

  1. As you take time to study this name of God, consider the following questions:

  2. Do you think that Jesus still heals people today?

  3. Are there areas of your life that need the work of the Physician?

  4. Have you experienced God's healing power in your own life?



How does knowing God as Iatros-Physician affect your life?

I have prepared a free printable for you to use as you explore the names of God. It contains a list of 30 Names Of God. You will find it in our Resource Library Here.


This is a sample of our 30 Powerful Names Of God Bible study, prayer journal, and workbook for you to use as you prayerfully meditate on the names of God.

So who is Iatros-Physician to you?



How does knowing God as Iatros-Physician impact your life?

How can you grow in your Christian walk by understanding God as Iatros-Physician?


Praying the Name Of God, Iatros-Physician :

When you pray the word of God, you are praying His words of truth into your situation. It is the same when you pray the names of God. When you understand the meaning of the specific name of God and pray it over your situation-it is declaring His power over it. It certainly will build your faith and expectation of God to move in it.


When you pray God's name, you are declaring the truth of who God is and you are proclaiming His power at work in your life. And when you pray to Iatros-Physician, remember that His desire is to heal you, and to fight for you and all that you care about.


Let's Pray:

Thank you Iatros, for being my physician. Increase my faith in You and remind me that I am your daughter. I am Your precious child. You sent Jesus to pay the ultimate price for me so that by His stripes I am healed. I declare my body is well from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. Pain, illness you have no authority to be in my body. So you must go now in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Iatros. Amen.


I would love it if you could share with me your thoughts as you work your way through this Scripture plan. You can connect with me via emailkaren@scripturalgrace.comor on our FACEBOOKpage.

Come back tomorrow as we unpack the name, Iatros-Physician.

It's all about His grace

xx Karen.









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