KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 12:9. To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
The gifts of healing is the only gift that is expressed in the plural. It is not gift of healing, rather it is gifts of healing
Why it is not stated just gift but gifts? There are so many categories of sicknesses, and although one may be graced to heal a number of sicknesses he finds it very easier healing a particular kind of sickness. There are some people who sing and lots of people would be getting healed. There are some who have a particular dance that they do that people would be healed. I know of some ministers who would bless water for people to take and they are made whole. They only requirement is that all these should be done in the name of the Lord and to His glory. Could there be a person who is graced to heal every kind of sickness? I believe it is possible.The scripture says with God all things are possible. Since He appoints His servants and declared that greater works than what He did would they do (John 14:12). I believe He can use someone to heal all manner of diseases. The Bible also said all things are possible to him that believes; if you can believe all things would be possible to you.
As i said earlier, there are certain ministers who minister to certain cases more easier than others.. What happens is the servant of God may be used to heal a number of the sicknesses but when it comes to a particular condition there is almost always a breakthrough. The late evangelist T.L Osborn was used mightily by the Lord to touch many lives. There were divers’ healings in His meetings, yet the deaf and dumb always predominate those that are set free.
There are others who are exceptionally successful when it comes to delivering the oppressed from demons
The gifts of healing always attracts a lot of glory and human praise. One must be very careful to always give God the glory when the Lord uses him or her in the healing of the sick. As we all know that no man heals anybody. It is the Holy Spirit working through us. We must be careful to always give God the glory.
The story is told of one man of God in the mid twentieth century called Stephen Jeffrey from Welsh, who was so mightily used of God to touch many lives. One condition he easily handled was rheumatoid arthritis. This man remarked one day that the whole world was at his feet.Within a short moment he was stricken with rheumatoid arthritis. The very condition he used to heal with ease. He died by this sickness.
Let’s always give the glory to God. To Him belong all praise, the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.
Father all glory, power and praise belong to you. You do all things to glorify your name. May you be praised for ever more.
Acts 14:14-15 ” Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, and saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea,and all things that are therein”:
Matthew 6:13. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.