Activating the Gift of Healing – Spiritual Gifts Today
Activating the Healing Gift Did you know that anyone, not just your minister or pastor, can pray for the sick? God will use you to pray for the sick if you have any faith. I didn’t say “heal the sick,” because God is the only one who can heal. Praying for the sick is a natural thing to do. According to Mark 16:18, believers have the authority to pray for the sick. If you have healing abilities, you will notice that when you pray for the sick, they often recover.
Activating The Gift Of Healing | God told us to go Heal the Sick
A believer can pray by faith, but when you operate in the healing gifts, people are healed all the time! These abilities should be used on a regular basis, so be on the lookout for opportunities to assist others. I used to go to the hospital as a young Christian to pray for others. I began to see people recovering, being healed, and being relieved of pain. I knew the Bible said to lay hands on the sick and they would recover, and I felt a burden and compassion for those who were sick. Your gift should always be motivated by a desire to help others. Others’ suffering will be alleviated as you step out in faith.
The Key to Praying for the Sick
“What if they don’t get healed?” I’ve heard people say about praying for the sick. It is not your responsibility to heal those who are ill. It is God’s responsibility. When I finally accepted that I couldn’t heal the sick. I was able to pray without feeling rushed or intimidated. I am simply the vessel through which the holy spirit flows. Years ago, when I used to visit the hospital to minister to the patients, I noticed that those who were in pain were the easiest to see success when praying for. I would lay hands on the person, pray, and then begin a conversion process with them. I’d ask how the pain was after five or ten minutes, and it was gone! Don’t be concerned.
Activating the Gift of Healing
Using the gift of healing requires action. It also entails exercising the gifts of healing through faith.
Hebrews 11:6 says, “Step out in Faith.” It takes simple faith to pray for the sick. Faith is believing something despite the lack of any evidence. According to the Bible, faith without works is dead. We can only demonstrate our faith through our actions. You have the authority and anointing to pray for others if you are a believing Christian. I begin ministering healing to someone by sharing a few healing scriptures, such as Psalm 103:2-5, Isaiah 53:4,5, and I Peter 2:24. This increases the person receiving prayer’s faith.
Be Mindful of Others: When visiting a hospital to minister to the sick, be aware of your surroundings and respect others’ space and religious affiliation. Maintain a quiet but audible tone in your voice. When paying for friends or family, just be yourself; they know who you are and will usually accept prayers for any reason. Minister with God’s love, remembering that faith works through love.
Obtain Permission to Pray: Always inquire, “May I pray with you?” If they agree, gently touch them and pray by faith. Always acknowledge and thank God for His love and presence. When you pray, don’t pray for the problem, but rather for the solution. e.g “Thank you for touching and healing my mother, Father.” I appreciate your faithfulness and love.”
Pray God’s Word: Faith comes from hearing God’s Word. “God, we know you are faithful because your Word says that by your stripes we are healed,” for example. Ask God to heal them through His Spirit and command the spirit of infirmity to leave their body. You don’t have to pray fancy; just pray from the bottom of your heart. The Word of God has power, and speaking it aloud brings faith to the hearer.
Thank you ahead of time: After you have prayed for the individual, thank God for what he has done. Remember that it is not your responsibility to heal the person, only to pray in faith. God must perform the healing. God heals in many different ways. God can heal in stages. The person will gradually recover with this type of healing.
If the person you are praying for is not a Christian, this is an excellent opportunity to share the Gospel with them and give them the opportunity to pray to receive Jesus into their lives. If they do not recover, you will have the peace of mind that they have received the greatest gift of all: salvation. Offer the Salvation Prayer:
I am a Bible writer and teacher. I discovered a love of writing when I was a teenager. My passion comes from seeing lives changed through the power of God’s Word and the help Christ gives.