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One of the power gifts is called the gifts of healings. I know the King James Version of the Bible lists this as "gifts of healing" but, in the Greek, both words are plural—gifts of healings. Why is it plural? Because many things cause sickness.

Some sicknesses are caused by accidents, some by personal neglect. Some are caused by organic ailments, some by a spirit of infirmity or actual satanic oppression. sicknesses and diseases are caused by actual demon possession.

A gift of healing is God's power flowing down through your body to drive out afflictions in Jesus' name. It comes as the Spirit wills.

A gift of healing is a gift of power that God drops on people, but it's not manifested in the same way all the time. Sometimes God's healing power drops on you, and your body just unfolds before Him—you just drop on the floor. Sometimes it drips on you, and it comes so easy and precious and sweet and warm.

Sometimes God's healing will drop on you and you won't even feel anything. You have to check yourself and find out that you're healed.

When a gift of healing comes, it comes so quickly. It's given as the Spirit wills. You never know when it's going happen.

There are all kinds of ways for you to be healed. Laying of hands is one way to be healed.

A gift of healing works differently. It is still God's healing power. Don't get me wrong. It's the same kind of healing power that comes when a person lays his hands on somebody, but it usually comes in a stronger way.

Some people receive God's healing power and the gifts of healings and nobody touches them. They don't necessarily try to quote anything; it just comes to them automatically. That's involved in the gifts of healings that's given out as the Spirit wills (listed in 1 Corinthians chapter 12). When it comes, it just comes.

What is it?

It's an amount of power that God chooses to give as He manifests Himself.

You say, "Why doesn't He give it to everybody who sick?"

I don't know.

Kathryn Kuhlman said one time, "When I get heaven, I'm going to ask Jesus, 'Why do two wheelchair cases get up and walk off, and ten don't?' "

I don't think anybody in the world completely understands it. I discussed it with Brother Kenneth Hagin and he doesn't. Neither do I. The only thing I can tell you is that there's a gift called the gifts of healings in First Corinthians, chapter 12, and it's available for the Church.

But God only gives His healing power out where healing scriptures are taught. God only gives His healing power out where somebody is bold enough and honest enough to stand up for God and say, "Jesus is your healer, and He wants to heal you right now."

You've got to tell them. People only believe what they've been taught. The gifts of healings are God's healing power flowing down through your body to drive out afflictions in Jesus' name. And they come as the Spirit wills. Of course, when you teach on this gift, the Spirit always wills to manifest Himself in the gifts of healings.

Source: Endued With Power by Norvel Hayes
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Norvel Hayes
Web site: Norvel Hayes Ministries
Norvel Hayes is a successful businessman, internationally renowned Bible teacher, and founder of several Christian ministries in the United States and abroad.

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