Gift of Healing


to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,”

1 Corinthians 12:9 [emphasis added]

Meaning: To restore to health.

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.

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
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.
A person with this gift is usually:
Compassionate Prayerful
Humble Responsive
Full of faith Spiritual
Obedient Hopeful
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.
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