January 6, 2022
So far out of the nine Gifts of the Spirit we have we have covered the three gifts that reveal something: 1) the Word of Knowledge; 2) the Word of Wisdom; and 3) Discerning of spirits.
Now we are covering the three gifts that do something, or are also sometimes referred to as "The Power Gifts:" 1) the Gift of Faith; 2) the Working of Miracles; and the third one we will look at is referred to as the Gifts of Healing.
1 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV)
9 "To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;"
Remember that these gifts are supernatural gifts given as the Spirit wills. I have met several people that take this scripture and say that they have been given the "gift of healing." Did you notice that “gifts of healing” is plural here? He is not saying that we have a gift of healing but gifts of healing are made available through the Spirit. These gifts of healing are used to heal all manner of sickness and disease.
One man insisted to me that unless he personally prayed for you there would be no healing. The gifts of healing are not subject to our will, or left up to medical science.
Excerpt from "The Holy Spirit and His Gifts Study Course" by Kenneth E. Hagin:
"Luke, who was a medical doctor, was with Paul on many of Paul’s missionary journeys. Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles as well as the Book of the Bible that bears his name. Luke was with Paul when he was shipwrecked and they were on the Island of Melita.
"Nothing at all is said to the effect that Luke ministered to the folks on that island with his medical knowledge. But the father-in-law of the chief man of the island was sick, and Paul laid his hands on him and he was healed. He was healed by the supernatural power of God. This was the gifts of healing in manifestation.
"Then the islanders brought the sick from all over the island, and Paul ministered to them, and they were healed."
Thank You, Father, that You are our Healer and that You have given us these Gifts of Healing. In Jesus's name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.