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Chapter 21: The Gifts of Healings
Have you read in 1 Corinthians 12 where it talks about the manifestations of the Spirit? He said
He didn’t want them to be ignorant about spiritual things. In verse 4, he said, “Now there are
diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations,” or
ministries, “but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God.”
Verse 7 says, “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to
one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same
Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to
another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another
divers kinds of tongues; to another interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and
the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally,” or individually, “as he will.”
We’re sure it’s God’s will for all of us to be healed today because of the continuing ministry of
Jesus—healing in the Acts.
We’re also sure it’s God’s will for all of us to be healed today
because of gifts of healings.
The reason I say that is because you’ll see manifestations of this in
the Book of Acts, and it’s something we could spend a lot of time on, but you can get the spirit
of it. You can pursue it further on your own. Gifts of healings.
What is a gift of healing? Some have thought it is a gift that an individual has, and they can heal
people as they choose. This is not true. No one has such a gift. If someone says they do, don’t
believe it. Well, then what is it? It is a gift of a healing as the Spirit of God manifests. One might
ask, “How is that different from any other healing?” It’s a gift.
Signs and wonders oftentimes, in these areas, are gifts of healings and workings of miracles. No
one has these gifts that they can just turn off and on at their whim, and no man or woman has the
power to heal another man or woman at will. Jesus is the Healer. He’s your Healer, and you
don’t have to go to or through any man or woman on the earth to get your healing. You do not
have to go to or through any human being on the planet to get your forgiveness of sin, or to get
filled with the Spirit, or to get healed or delivered. There’s One Mediator between God and men:
the Man Christ Jesus. He’s the only One you have to go through. But God uses men. He uses
men and women to minister in some special ways, and one of these special ways is in the area of
Acts 19:11 says, “And God wrought special miracles…” Does God do special things? He does.
What makes something special? It’s different; it doesn’t happen every day. Can God do special
things? Well, He is the Head of the Church, and He doesn’t have to ask you or me if He wants to
do something special. He did some special things by the hands of Paul, but it didn’t say
wrought special miracles.
The reason I say that is because there are still people who are trying to say, “Well, Paul could do
that. He had special power and he could do that.” No. God is the One Who did it, and He used a
man. He’s still using men and women because all that He began to do is continuing.
“God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body,” actually, that word
“body” is the word for skin, “were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons…” He had just
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