Activating the Gift of Healing – Spiritual Gifts Today
Making the Gift of Healing Active. Did you know that anyone can pray for the sick, not only your pastor or minister? God will use you to pray for the sick if you have any faith at all. You’ll note that I did not say “cure the ill,” as only God has the capacity to do so. The act of praying for the ill comes naturally. The believer has the power to pray for the sick, according to Mark 16:18. If you have healing abilities, you’ll notice that when you pray for the sick, they frequently recover.
While a believer can pray by faith, when someone is using their healing skills, people are constantly being cured! Be open to possibilities to assist others because these talents should be used frequently. I frequently visited the hospital as a young Christian to offer up prayers for people. I started to notice folks getting well, getting pain relief, and becoming healed. I had a burden and compassion for individuals who were unwell since I was aware that the Bible taught we should lay hands on the sick and they would heal. Your generosity should always be driven by compassion for others. You will witness the alleviation of others’ pain as you move forward in trust.
When asked about praying for the ill, I’ve seen folks ask, “What if they don’t get healed?” Healing the ill is not your responsibility. God is in charge. when I formally acknowledged that I was unable to cure the ill. Without feeling rushed or anxious, I was able to pray. I merely serve as a conduit for the holy spirit. When I used to visit the hospital to minister to the patients years ago, I observed that those who were in pain were the ones for whom prayer was most likely to be answered. I would give the person my hands, pray, and then begin a conversion process with them. I would check on the ache after five or ten minutes, and it would be gone! Don’t worry yourself. Allow God’s power to operate.
Activating the Gift of Healing
The talent of healing must be put into practice. Additionally, it entails using one’s spiritual skills for healing.
Take a Step of Faith: Hebrews 11:6 It requires only basic faith to pray for the sick. Without any supporting evidence, faith is the act of believing. The Bible also asserts that faith devoid of deeds is dead. We can only demonstrate our faith via our deeds. If you consider yourself to be a believing Christian, you have the right and the ability to pray for other people. When I am praying for someone to receive healing, I begin by giving a few healing verses, such as Psalm 103:2–5, Isaiah 53:4–5, and I Peter 2:24. The person receiving prayer has more faith as a result of this.
Be Mindful of Others: When visiting a hospital to minister to the ill, be aware of your surroundings and show consideration for the privacy and religious beliefs of others. Maintain a calm but audible vocal tone. Just be yourself when paying for friends or family; they already know you and typically accept prayers for any situation. Remembering that love is the basis of faith, serve others with His love.
Asking for permission before beginning to pray is essential. If they agree, softly touch them and pray to God with faith. Always acknowledge God and express gratitude to Him for His presence and love. When you pray, ask for the solution rather than the problem. e.g “Father, I want to thank you for helping my mom and healing her. I appreciate how dependable and loving you are.
Pray the Bible: Faith comes from hearing the Bible. “God, we know you are faithful because your Word says that by your stripes we are healed,” for instance. Ask God to heal them through His Spirit by commanding the spirit of infirmity to depart from their body. You don’t need to pray creatively; just speak words of faith from your heart. The Bible is powerful, and when it is spoken aloud, it inspires faith in those who hear it.
God be praised in advance End your prayer for the individual by thanking God for what he has done. Just remember that your role is to give the prayer in faith; healing the person is not your job. God alone must perform the healing. God can heal in a variety of ways. God is able to gently heal. With this kind of healing, the patient will gradually recover.
If the person for whom you are praying does not already know the Lord, this is an excellent chance to share the Gospel with them and give them the chance to pray to receive Jesus into their lives. If they do not recover, you can be at ease knowing that they were given the greatest gift possible—salvation. Offer the Salvation Prayer: