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A Gift For Everyone

What is the Gift of Healing?

Literal meaning  Literal meaning 
To restore to health.

Description  Description 
The gift of healing is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to serve as human intermediaries, through whom it pleases God to cure illnesses and restore people to wholeness.

Bible references  Bible references 
Theory Practice
1 Corinthians 12:7-9 Mark 2:1-12
1 Corinthians 12:28-30 Luke 10:33,34
James 5:14,15 Acts 3:1-16

Distinctives  Distinctives 
People with this gift:
  • pray with and care for those who are ill or distressed;

  • have a deep sense of compassion, and want God to bring about restoration to the sick and diseased;

  • authenticate a message from God through healing;

  • use it as an opportunity to communicate a biblical truth and to see God glorified;

  • pray, touch, or speak words that miraculously bring healing to one’s body.

Personal traits and behaviors  Personal traits and behaviors 
A person with this gift is usually:
Compassionate Prayerful
Humble Responsive
Full of faith Spiritual
Obedient Hopeful

Cautions  Cautions 
People with this gift:
  • need to remember that it is not always their faith or the faith of the sick that determines a healing, but God who determines it;

  • need to realize that God does not promise to heal everyone who asks or is prayed for;

  • should remember that Jesus did not heal everyone who was sick or suffering while He was on earth.

Mobilizing for ministry  Mobilizing for ministry 
People with this gift are needed in the church for:
Hospital visitation Temperance ministry
Prayer ministry Community services
Healing ministry Rest home visitation

Related gifts  Related gifts 
This gift belongs to the category SIGNS. You may find useful to get information on other gifts which belong to this same category. These gifts are:
Miracles Prophecy Tongues and Interpretation