I Corinthians 12:7-11
7. discerning spirits
9. interpretation of tongues
There are nine spiritual gifts and all the gifts that you might know you have come under these headings.
1. Who would like to have the gift of healing?
2. Why? To be seen by others or to help others?
3. What is the gift of healing?
Healing isn’t only about physical healing but it is also spiritual and emotional and bringing healing comes in many forms. To have the gift of healing you need to be compassionate, merciful and encouraging. A verse can bring healing, a hug, saying the right thing at the right time, listening without judging, singing, music (suggest to the person to play some worship music), making the person’s dinner or lunch, bringing them medicine, taking them to the doctor.
Proverbs 16:24, “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
To have the gift of healing doesn’t mean you will see the person healed instantly from cancer. It means you genuinely care for those who are sick and you put yourself in their shoes and you pray with sincerity and you won’t forget about them, they will stay in your mind all day for months until they are healed. You’ll be genuinely concerned to the point that you ‘ll ring them to find out how they are going, you’ll visit them, send a card or give them support like taking them to the doctor or buying them medicine.
4. Do you need faith to heal someone or to be healed?