How to pray for healing for mental illness

This message I am about to share with you is not new and its not unique but I know its from the Holy Spirit for you.

I feel that someone needs to hear this urgently. There is great freedom if you can comprehend this revelation and put it into action as faith. Your faith is very important because: What you believe you receive.

In the law in Ex 21;23-25 we see these words:

if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

Let us focus on that phrase life for life. The Hebrew word used for life there is

H5315 Original: שׁפנ Transliteration: nephesh Phonetic: neh’-fesh

BDB Definition: 1. soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion a. that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man b. living being c. living being (with life in the blood) d. the man himself, self, person or individual e. seat of the appetites f. seat of emotions and passions g. activity of mind 1. dubious h. activity of the will 1. dubious i. activity of the character

Soul is the more accurate word for that word. The word life is confusing and ambiguos. Let me explain.

We know that the bible says the we are made up of spirit, soul and body.

When all people die the body becomes dust, the spirit (zoe, life, breath) returns to God. And the soul is our thoughts, intentions, desire etc. that is what is seized by death or is taken to heaven.

On His cross Jesus Christ gave up His spirit (zoe, life, breath) saying: Father into Your hands I commit My spirit. His soul (thoughts, intention, passion) was then taken into hell for 3 days.

NOTE: Our soul can exist outside of our bodies.

Are you with me so far? Does this make sense?

So the corrent translation should be soul for soul…

if there is harm, then you shall pay soul for soul, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. – Ex 21;23-25

And when Jesus Christ’s side was pierced and His blood poured out from His side onto the ground…

because he poured out his life unto death – Is 53:12

That word life is also H5315 which is better/correctly translated SOUL by the KJV.

When did Jesus Christ pour out His soul? Leviticus tells us that the soul is in the blood…

For the life H5315 of the flesh is in the blood – Lev 17:11

The life of the flesh? Remember that H5315 is best translated soul. So our soul is in our blood. And Jesus Christ’s soul was also in His blood… and His blood poured out His side!

Therefore, He literally poured out His soul unto death, fulfilling Old Testament prophecy.

Because our soul (emotions, passion, living on beyond release from our body) is in our blood it makes more sense that God would say to Cain that his brother’s blood is literally crying out to God from the ground.

And he said, What have you done? the voice of your brother’s blood cries to me from the ground. – Gen 4:10


If you are suffering torment in your mind (soul) then this verse is for you… in fact, God had me write this post for you 🙂

Isaiah prophesied by His wounds we are healed…

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. – Is 53:5

That word wounds is a direct reference (although its not the same Hebrew word) to the fulfillment of the law in Exodus… wound for wound…

if there is harm, then you shall pay soul for soul, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. – Ex 21;23-25

But dont forget… soul for soul. If you have a physical wound His sacrifice meets your needs (hand for hand etc.).

But if you or someone else is suffering in your soul.. your thinking… suffering with mental illness for example… then Jesus Christ also healed you in that area as well.

Remember what I wrote at the beginning of this post. What you believe you will receive.

Make a firm daily confession that Jesus Christ poured out His SOUL in your place, He took the full weight of sin AND the consequences of that sin. Your soul no longer needs to be troubled, He died to set you free.

If Jesus Christ died in your place why do you need to suffer as well? If His soul was poured out unto death, why do you need to suffer in your soul any longer?

His substitution is perfect. In Exodus the High Priest was told to pour the blood of the sacrifice onto the ground. Jesus Christ was BOTH the High Priest AND the sacrifice… and He poured His soul (in His blood) onto the ground after His death as God required in Exodus in order to make full atonement for you (and me and many others).

Declare what Jesus Christ has done for you!

It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak – 2Cor 14:13

His soul (mind, thinking) was given so that your soul (mind, thinking) is healed. Declare it daily, believe it ongoingly and you will receive it eventually.

God bless you.

5 responses to “How to pray for healing for mental illness

  1. Amen. Oh how I needed to read that. Thank you Mark for this ministry. It is like a cool fresh refreshin breeze. The right Word at the right Time AhMein
    Sent from my BlackBerry®

  2. Thank you so much for the opportunity of reading your powerful blog. I needed to be reminded that he did everything for me in that cross, so I realy don’t have to suffer n even worry. Most of the time, we do have faith, I think the problem is patients. We expect things to happen now. So thanks again I realy need it.

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