Gifts of the Holy Spirit 3

Gifts of Healings

by Pastor John Hamel

 

This study will cover the Power Gift called the Gifts of Healings. 

 

The Gifts of Healings is a Supernatural power that comes only from the God of the Bible.  This Gift supernaturally removes sickness, disease and even injury without the help of the medical field. 

 

Modern medicine and doctors are wonderful.  Their wisdom comes from God.  Christians who are sick should make good use of them while they are building their faith for Divine Healing.  However, medicine and doctors are unrelated to the Gifts of Healings.  Modern medicine and doctors operate in the natural realm.  The Gifts of Healings are entirely Supernatural. 

 

Notice also that this Power Gift is called the Gifts of Healings – plural, not singular. 

 

“And God hath set some in the church…gifts of healings…” (1Corinthians 12:28)

 

Some say there are thirty-nine Gifts of Healings.  They believe that all human disease falls into thirty-nine categories.  Others believe that there are twelve Gifts of Healings.  They believe that all human disease falls into only twelve categories.  However, the Bible does not say how many Gifts of Healings there are.  Therefore, we should not say how many Gifts of Healings there are. 

 

What we can say is as follows.  There is absolutely no sickness, no disease and no injury that God is unable to heal

 

We also know that one person may be used more specifically than another with Gifts of Healings.  For example, one might have great success praying only for growths and tumors.  Another might have great success praying only for blindness, etc.  Only Jesus had a 100% success rate in praying for all sickness, disease and injury when people believed. (Mark 6:1-6)  This is because He had the power of God on His life without measure. (John 3:34) 

 

No one has power like Jesus had healing power.   Individuals of the past such as John Alexander Dowie, John G. Lake, Lillian B. Yeomans, Kathryn Kuhlman, William Branham, Jack Coe and others, certainly tapped in to the power of God and saw astounding healing miracles.  But no one ever had or ever will have healing power available to them in the way that Jesus did.  This is because no one can handle the world throwing themselves at their feet in the way that only Jesus could. 

 

However, the Body of Christ worldwide and corporately share the power of Jesus, I believe.  By this I mean that the power that was on Jesus when He walked in the Earth is now upon His entire Body as they walk in the Earth.  This would be the reason why one person operates in certain Gifts while another operates in completely different Gifts.

 

“Now Peter and John went up together into the temple … A certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple … Who seeing Peter and John … asked an alms.  And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.  And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.  Then Peter said … In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.  And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and anklebones received strength.  And he leaping up stood … walking, and leaping, and praising God.” (Acts 3:1-8)

 

This is the Gifts of Healings in operation.  This healing was entirely Supernatural and instantaneous.  Peter and John did not heal this man.  The Holy Spirit came upon Peter to heal this man.  When the Gifts of Healings are in operation, the healing is always instant or at least near instant. 

 

The end result of this man’s healing was the salvation of thousands of individuals.  You’ll discover that by reading the whole chapter.  Normally the Gifts of Healings operate amongst the lost people of the world, not the saved people of the world.  This is confirmed through the Ministry of Jesus.  The Gifts of Healings are frequently used by God to draw attention to Christ so that people will accept Him as their Savior.  This is why Gifts of Healings are referred to as “the dinner bell to salvation.” 

 

God never makes people sick.  Satan does that and blames God for it.  

 

Gifts of Healings can and do operate amongst the saved as well, but not nearly as frequently.  This is because once a person is Born Again, God expects them to seek healing by believing all of His Bible promises concerning healing.  God wants His children to develop faith in His Word and not live simply by faith in the Gifts of Healings.  God wants His children to go to His Word for everything. 

 

Again, the Gifts of Healings can operate on behalf of God’s children.  However, God’s children are required to meditate on His healing Word and allow God to decide how they will be healed.  This will happen either through the recovery process (Mark 16:17,18) or through instantaneous Gifts of Healings.  Either way, if the child of God will keep the healing Word before their eyes, healing is guaranteed to come. (Proverbs 4:20-22)

 

Jesus is alive and these Gifts still operate today.  I have witnessed them.  I once prayed for a man who was instantly healed from radiator explosion burns on his entire front upper body.  Read “Peculiar Ways Jesus Heals” for the details of this supernatural testimony about Gifts of Healings in operation today.

 

We need to see these Gifts more in the world as well as in the Church.  It is my personal belief that we are about to see a tremendous manifestation of all the Power Gifts in our midst. 

 

God will use these demonstrations to turn millions of people worldwide to His Son, Jesus Christ.

 

Be Blessed … John and Barbara Hamel

 

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