Healings - Gift of the Spirit

Healings
Category Power Gift
Definition Removing diseases from the spirit, soul, and body.
Example Elisha telling Naaman the Syrian to dip seven times in the water to rid himself of leprosy.

The gift of healings refers to supernatural healing without human aid; it is a special gift to pray for specific diseases.

Healing can come through the touch of faith (James 5:14-15); by speaking the word of faith (Luke 7:1-10); or by the presence of God being manifested (Mark 6:56; Acts 19:11-12).

The Bible speaks of "gifts" of healing because there are three types of healings: physical (diabetes, blindness, cancer, deafness, etc.), emotional (jealousy, worry, discouragement, and other destructive attitudes), and spiritual (bitterness, greed, and guilt, etc.).

Although there are three main types of healings, there is much diversity with the gift of healings. While one person might have the gift of healing to rid a person of cancer or perform a creative miracle, another person might have a diversity of the same gift to correct lower back problems or remove a root of bitterness).

According to Mark 16:17-20, the gifts of healing belong to all believers. You can know whether or not you have the gift of healing by the following:
  • By the inner witness of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16).
  • When you have a special ability to believe for physical healing for someone (Romans 12:3-8).
  • When you have an overwhelming feeling of compassion which moves you to action (Matthew 20:34).