Welcome to Word of Life Study Series- Healing is the Children’s Bread! This will be our last episode for this season that has been dedicated to the subject of divine healing. These last three episodes have been discussing biblical ways to receive healing. There are many different methods listed in the Bible whereby we can receive healing. I encourage you to pull out your Bible and follow along.
1. The Manifestations of the Spirit
One way to receive healing is through the manifestation of one of the gifts of the Spirit. Any of the nine manifestations of the Spirit (1 Corinthians, 12:8-10) may be used for the purpose of healing. Particularly through the power gifts: the working of miracles, the gift of faith, and the gifts of healings. Often times, these “power” gifts will work together.
2. The Healing Anointing
The Anointing and the Power of God is all talking about the same person- the Mighty Holy Spirit. So when we lay hands on folks in faith according to God’s Word, our expectation is that the power of God that rests upon our lives will flow through us into others for their healing, deliverance and blessing. The anointing is also tangible, which means perceptible to the touch.
3. By Revelation Knowledge
The Bible acts as our spiritual eyes into the unseen realm that is more real than this natural world. Revelation knowledge is spiritual understanding revealed to the human spirit. This spiritual light of God’s revelation knowledge is a key ingredient to our development, growth and spiritual maturity.
4. The Healing Power of God
A good analogy for understanding the anointing or the power of God was made by the late Rev. John G. Lake when he said, “Electricity is God’s Power in the natural realm; Holy Spirit power is God’s power in the spirit realm.”
5. The Switch of Faith
In the natural, when we turn a light switch on, electricity flows right into the lighting fixtures and lights up the room. When we turn the switch off, the lights go out. So in the spiritual realm, the thing that turns on the heavenly power in our lives could well be called the switch of faith!
6. The Laying on of Hands
As Christians, we have the life and nature of God in us. The Holy Spirit dwells in us. It is that power within us that goes out through our hands in the Name of Jesus and heals the sick. The laying on of hands is a fundamental principle of the doctrine of Christ- Hebrews 6:1-2.
All throughout the ministry of Jesus, He was regularly laying His hands on people. On one occasion, He released a blessing upon children through the laying on of hands. The Bible reveals that another purpose for which the laying on of hands was used was to equip men and women to serve God. Another use of the laying on of hands in the New Testament was for helping believers receive the Holy Spirit- Acts 8:17. There are more scripture references concerning healing in connection with the laying on of hands than concerning anything else.Support the show