HEALING III

 

 Ways to Receive Healing

 

There are many ways to receive healing from God.

All of them require some measure of faith

 

There are many ways to receive because we are all at different places in our walk of faith.

 

  1. Some things are easier to understand than others.
  2. Some methods of receiving are more comfortable for people than others.
  3. All methods testify of God’s will to heal.
  4. All methods are an extension of God’s love and compassion for people.

 

   WAYS TO RECEIVE:

 

  1. Laying on of hands

  +PRAYER CLOTHS

  1. Anointing with oil                    
  2. Prayer of agreement
  3. Gifts of the Spirit
  4. Faith in God’s Word (the Name of Jesus)
  5. Signs and wonders (mysteries of God’s sovereignty)

 

 

  1. LAYING ON OF HANDS

 

From Wikipedia

In Christianity, the laying on of hands is both a symbolic and formal method of invoking the Holy Spirit primarily during baptisms and confirmations, healing servicesblessings, and ordination of priestsministerseldersdeacons, and other church officers, along with a variety of other church sacraments and holy ceremonies.

In the New Testament the laying on of hands was associated with Christ healing the sick (Luke 4:40) and after his ascension, the receiving of the Holy Spirit (See Acts 8:14–19).

 

  1. Mark 6:1-6 (Jesus in His own home town)

 

Mark 6:1-6 (KJV)

 

1  And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
2  And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

 

THEY SAW THE RESULTS OF HIS LAYING ON OF HANDS  BUT WATCH

 

3  Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.  
4  But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
5  And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
6  And he marvelled  because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.

 

VS.5

TELLS US THAT JESUS COULD DO NO MIGHTY WORKS

because of their unbelief

  

 ( POINT )

WHEN NOTHING ELSE WOULD WORK, JESUS LAID HIS HANDS ON THEM  & HEALED A FEW SICK FOLKS

 

   

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  1. Mark 8:22-26 (blind man)

                                               MORE UNBELIEF

Mark 8:22-26 (KJV)
22  And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.
23  And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
24  And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
25  After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
26  And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.

 

Jesus laid hands on him twice.

Sometimes a healing is progressive:

ATLEAST, TO US, THIS APPEARED TO BE PROGRESSIVE, BUT THE REAL REASON, WAS JESUS HAD TO GET THE UNBELIEF OUT OF HIM

 

NOTICE, HE TOLD HIM, NEITHER GO INTO THE TOWN, NOR TELL ANYONE IN THE TOWN

 

UNBELIEF, IS CONTAGIOUS, AND IS DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR HEALTH

 

Ex:      (Luke 17:12-14 – ten lepers were healed as they went )

The lepers were not healed instantly.  Just because you don’t see instant healing doesn’t mean you didn’t get healed!…….Keep believing!

 

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  1. Mark 5:23 ( Jairus’s daughter )

                              

Mark 5:22-24 (KJV)
22  And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
23  And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
24  And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.

 

JAIRUS, WAS BELIEVING FOR HEALING BY THE LAYING ON OF JESUS’S HAND

 

GOD WILL ONLY MEET YOU WHERE YOUR AT

OR HOW YOU BELIEVE FOR HEALING TO COME

 

 The story continues in Mark 5:38-43 (KJV)
38  And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
39  And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
40  And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
41  And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
42  And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
43  And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

 

NOTICE THAT HE DIDN’T OFFICIALLY LAY HIS HAND ON HER

HE SIMPLY TOOK HER BY THE HAND

 

 

ITS SIMPLY, A POINT OF CONTACT

 

 

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  1. Luke 13:10-13 ( Woman bowed over 18 years.) 

 

  Luke 13:10-13 (KJV)
10  And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
11  And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
12  And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
13  And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

 

NOTICE, HE LAID HANDS ON HER AFTER SPEAKING OR PRAYING FOR HER 

 

 

AFTER SEEING THIS ( LIKE WE DO ) PEOPLE WAS FIGURING OUT THAT SOMETHING WAS BEING RELEASED, THROUGH THE LAYING ON OF HIS HANDS OR TOUCHING

 

  

GOD’S POWER, OR ANOINTING IS CONSTANT, NEVER ENDING    LIKE ELECTRICITY

 

ITS TRANSFERIABLE, THROUGH THE TOUCH

 

 

JUMPER CABLES  =  point of contact

 

 

THERE IS POWER IN A TOUCH ( OUTSIDE THE BIBLE )

 

SOMETHING  IS  TRANSMITTED,  THROUGH  AN INTENTIONAL  TOUCH  OF  SOMEONE

 

WHETHER GOOD OR BAD

 

NOW 

WE GET BUMPED EVERY DAY, ( NOT INTENTIONALY ) AND WE DON’T 

THINK NOTHING ABOUT IT,   BECAUSE NOTHING HAPPENS 

 

IT’S GOT TO BE INTENTIONAL & REAL FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN

  

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THE PHYSICAL TOUCH FROM SOMEONE CAN

 

     * SPARK ROMANCE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN

 

     * BRING STRENGTH OR ENCOURAGEMENT FROM A

        FRIEND 

 

     * BRING ANGER OR WRATH,  OR EVEN AGGRESSIVNESS

  

 SO, THERE IS POWER IN A TOUCH

 (SOMETHING HAPPENS)

  

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 TOUCHING OR THE LAYING ON OF HANDS IS

  

REFERRED TO AS  A DOCTRINE IN HEBREWS

ONE OF THE 6 FUNDAMENTAL DOCTRINES OF CHRIST  

 

Hebrews 6:2 (KJV)  2  Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

 

The laying on of hands can be interpreted in two ways.

 

  1. There is a doctrine of imparting spiritual gifts and anointing, such as the anointing to heal, through the laying on of our hands (Mark 16:18).

 

  1. Then there is also ordination by the laying on of hands. In ordination, gifts are also imparted

 

THIS IS NOT JUST FORMALITY, SOMETHING IS ACTUALLY  TRANSFERED, IF WE BELIEVE

 

1 Timothy 4:14 (KJV)
14  Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

 

2 Timothy 1:6 (KJV)
6  Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

 

Acts 8:18 (KJV)
18  And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

  

SO, ITS EASY TO SEE THAT SOMETHING MUCH GREATER IS GOING ON THAN WHAT MEETS THE EYE,  THERE IS POWER IN THE TOUCH OF YOUR HAND, WHEN DONE IN FAITH  Something supernatural!  The power/promises of God are

                                                                                              released! 

SO, AFTER THE PEOPLE FIGURED OUT THAT SOMETHING WAS COMING OUT OF HIM, WHEN HE LAID HIS HAND ON THEM, THEY SOUGHT TO TOUCH HIM

 

LIKE WE ALL DO, THEY WERE GOING TO BEAT THE SYSTEM

  

THE TOUCHITE MOVEMNENT WAS IN THE

MAKING

  

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  1. Mark 5:30 / Matthew 14:36

(people sought to touch Him to be healed)

Mark 5:25-34 (KJV)    WOMAN WITH ISSUE OF BLOOD
25  And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
26  And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27  When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

 

Mark 3:10 (KJV)  THIS IS BEFORE THE WOMAN, W/ ISSUE OF BLOOD 
10  For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.

 

SO, SHE HAD HEARD ABOUT THIS TOUCHING STUFF, WITH JESUS 
 
28  For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

 

YOU MIGHT NOT GET WHAT YOU PRAY, BUT YOU WILL ALWAYS,  GET WHAT YOU SAY

 
29  And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
30  And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, (CONSTANT ) turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
31  And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
32  And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
33  But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
34  And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

 

AFTER THIS, STARTED THE TOUCHITE MOVMENT

 

Mark 6:56 (KJV)         THIS IS AFTER THE WOMAN, WITH ISSUE OF BLOOD 
56  And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.

        NOTICE,  IN MULTIPLE VILLAGES & CITIES

 

Luke 4:40 (people brought the sick)

 Luke 4:40 (KJV)
40  Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

 

WE SHOULD CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE, WHERE EVERYONE WOULD BRING THE SICK

 

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  1. Acts 9:10-18 (Ananias and Paul)

 

 Acts 9:10-18 (KJV)
10  And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.
11  And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
12  And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.
13  Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
14  And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
15  But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
16  For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.
17  And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
18  And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

*  Ananias was a believer – not an apostle- a believer just like you and me!

 

PAUL HAD SEEN IN THE VISION OF ANANIAS PUTTING HIS HAND ON HIM

 

 

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  1. Acts 28:8-9 (Paul laid hands on the sick and they )

 

Acts 28:8-9 (KJV)
8  And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.
9  So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed:

 

 

THIS PATERN, IS SEEN THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE,  AGAIN, WE START ALLOWING THE POWER OF GOD TO FLOW THROUGH US, THEY WILL COME

 

BOTTOM LINE

THE LAYING ON OF HANDS, IS A POINT OF CONTACT FOR TRANSFERING THE POWER OF GOD,  FOR  HEALING

 

AND WE’VE BEEN COMMISSIONED BY GOD, TO DO IT

 

 

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  1. Mark 16:17-20  (Jesus commands us to lay hands on the sick)

 

Mark 16:17-18 (KJV)  GREAT COMMISSION
17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 
 

  1. THEM THAT BELIEVE, NOT JUST THE PREACHER, OR THE SUPER DUPERS

 

  1. WE’VE BEEN COMMISSIONED ( GIVEN AUTHORITY ) LIKE POLICEMAN

 

 

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PRAYER CLOTHS,    AN EXTENSION OF LAYING ON OF HANDS

 

A WAY TO REACH THOSE, WE CAN’T GET TO

 

 

 Acts 19:11-12 (KJV)
11  And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
12  So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

 

THE ONLY PLACE IN SCRIPTURE, PAUL COULD HAVE GOT THIS FROM, WAS HEARING OF HOW THE PEOPLE TOUCHED THE CLOTHES OF JESUS

 

 

THE CLOTHES OF JESUS BECAME AN EXTENSION CORD OF HIS VITURE OR POWER,  BETWEEN HIMSELF AND THEM.

 

YES, THE PEOPLE RECIEVING HAD TO BELIEVE, BUT HIS CLOTHES WERE THE POINT OF CONTACT IN WHICH, VIRTUE CAME.

 

 

PAUL SIMPLY APPLIED THE LAYING ON OF HANDS PRINCIPLE (MARK 16:18) BY FAITH, TO SUCH A DEGREE ,   THAT HE TRANSFERRED THE ANOINTING OF GOD TO HANDKERCHIEFS AND APRONS      AGAIN A POINT OF CONTACT

  

THEN; WHEN THESE MATERIALS CAME IN CONTACT WITH SICK OR DEMON-POSSESSED PEOPLE, THEY WERE HEALED.

 THIS METHOD BECAME POPULAR , BACK, WITH THE WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF BLOOD

  

Mark 5:28 (KJV)
28  For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

 

 NOTICE THE WOMANS FAITH, IN HER BUT TOUCHING HIS CLOTHES

 

 

ANYONE THAT WILL RECIEVE THIS WAY, MUST HAVE A DEGREE OF FAITH TO MAKE THIS WORK

 

 

TO EFFECT OTHERS WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT IS NOT GOD’S WAY,

THAT IS LIKE MAGIC AND IS IN THE REALM OF WITCHCRAFT.

 

 

SO, PRAYER CLOTHS IS A WAY TO SEND HEALING & DELIVERANCE TO OTHERS. . . . . . .

 

THAT IS WANTING IT

 

 

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  1. ANOINTING WITH OIL ( ANOTHER POINT OF CONTACT )

 

  1. James 5:13-15 (KJV)
    13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
    14  Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
    15  And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

   * Any sick – God wills to heal all

   * Let them call – not us – them

   * Elders – not the Apostles only

   * Shall save the sick

   * Shall raise them up

   * Shall be forgiven

 

 

THIS APPEARS TO BE  (LIKE AN ORDINANCE) DIRECTED TO THE CHURCH / NOT THE WORLD

 

WHEN JESUS TALKED TO HIS DISCIPLES ABOUT ANOINTING WITH OIL, THEY WERE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE PRACTICE, BECAUSE

 

 

THE ANOINTING WITH OIL WAS VERY MUCH A PART OF THE JEWISH CULTURE.

  

ANOINTING WITH OIL IN THE OLD TESTAMENT WAS OFTEN A SYMBOL FOR GOD’S RECOGNITION OF A POSITION, A SACRIFICE, FURNITURE IN THE TEMPLE, ETC.  [ REPRESENTED THE HOLY SPIRIT ]

 

 

BUT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, THE MAIN PURPOSE OF ANOINTING WITH OIL WAS FOR THE HEALING OF PEOPLE.

  

THIS WAS AN ORDINANCE GIVEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.   

  

 WHERE DID JAMES GET THIS TEACHING ?

 

 MAYBE WHEN JESUS SENT THEM OUT BY TWO   ( NEXT )

 

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  1. Mark 6:12-13 (KJV)  (SENT THEM OUT BY TWO)

 

Mark 6:7-13 (KJV)
7  And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
8  And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:
9  But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.
10  And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.
11  And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
12  And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
13  And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.  

 

The oil that we anoint the sick with is symbolic. It symbolized the power of the Holy Spirit. It had no healing power. The power to heal the sick is our faith in the finished work of Christ.

 

AGAIN, IT’S REALLY JUST ANOTHER POINT OF CONTACT, TO TRANSMIT THE POWER OF GOD, FOR HEALING

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  1. PRAYER OF AGREEMENT  (SPIRITUAL,POINT OF CONTACT)

 

  Matthew 18:18-20 (KJV)
18  Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19  Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

 

Agree = Greek = to be harmonious

(Soom-fo-neh-o) English – symphony (to compose as one)

  

 

 Praying in agreement is harmonizing together like a symphony.

  


When an orchestra is tuning up, everything can sound like a lot of noise. Every instrument is doing it’s own thing, but when the conductor raises his baton, the instruments come together in harmony. That’s how prayer should be when Jesus is the conductor of the meeting.

 

  

 WHEN WE GET IN ONE ACCORD & AGREE, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

 

 

 WE CAN SEE THE POWER OF AGREEMENT (SPIRITUAL), & THROUGH THE (NATURAL) REALM

  

NATURAL = BUILD THINGS, MOVE HUGE BOATS, WAR

 

God Himself verifies this early in scripture when He responds to Noah’s descendents. They have labored side-by-side with a common vision in constructing the tower of Babel.


Gen 11:6-7 
“Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down there and confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 

When people come into such agreement that they have one vision and are all saying the same thing, nothing is impossible! 

So God causes these people to speak in a number of different languages. People cluster by language types (of course), and spread out geographically. The power of agreement is reduced. No longer is everyone saying the same thing about an issue. This is now impossible. 

 

 

 

SPIRITUAL = BIND, LOOSE, AND IF TWO OF YOU SHALL AGREE ON EARTH AS TOUCHING ANYTHING THAT THEY SHALL ASK, IT SHALL BE DONE FOR THEM OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN. 

 

 

AGREEMENT IN PRAYER & ONE ACCORDNESS IS NOT A NEW THING

 

Acts 1:14 (KJV)
14  These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

AWAITING THE HOLY GHOST 

 

 

Acts 2:1 (KJV)
1  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
THE HOLY GHOST COULDNT COME WITHOUT IT

 

James 3:16 (KJV)
16  For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

 

WHEN AGREEING TOGETHER FOR SOMETHING, WE MUST BE ON THE SAME PAGE.  EXAMPLE

 

 

Acts 4:24 (KJV)
24  And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
PRAYING FOR BOLDNESS TO SPEAK THE WORD, AND SIGNS & WONDERS

  

 

12 TIMES IN ACTS, SHOWS THEM IN ONE ACCORD

  

 

JUST LIKE FAITH & WORKS, MUST ACCOMPANY EACH TOGETHER

 

  

WHEN WE COME TOGETHER IN AGREEMENT,  IN THE NATURAL & SPIRITUAL THERE IS NO LIMIT TO WHAT WE CAN ACCOMPLISH THROUGH CHRIST 

 

THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS

 

Deuteronomy 32:30 (KJV)
30  How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?

   LETS AGREE TOGETHER IN THE SPIRITUAL, 

AND CHANGE WHAT WE SEE IN THE NATURAL 

 

 

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  1. GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT

 

1 Corinthians 12:1 (KJV)
1  Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.


  

1 Corinthians 12:7 (KJV)
7  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

 

 

This verse is saying that all of us born-again and baptized-in-the-Holy-Spirit believers have some gift of the Spirit given to us.

                                                            

THE GIFTS ARE THERE, WHETHER WE RELIZE IT OR NOT

 

It’s not a matter of asking God to give us gifts but rather discovering what the gifts we already have are. They are given to us to profit others.

 

LETS LOOK AT “MANIFESTATION

 

The Greek word that was translated “manifestation” in this verse is “PHANEROSIS,” and it means “exhibition, i.e. (figuratively) expression, (by extension) a bestowment” (Strong’s Concordance).

 

The American Heritage Dictionary defines “manifestation” as “an indication of the existence, reality, or presence of something.” All of these meanings make it clear that all believers who have been baptized in the Holy Spirit  have the ability to demonstrate the reality of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit through some gift of the Holy Spirit if they will but believe.

 

In the beginning of the church age,    the preaching of the Gospel was always confirmed with signs and  wonders following 

 

Mark 16:20 (KJV)
20  And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. 

 One of the main functions of the Holy Spirit   is to demonstrate the reality of an unseen God to a lost world.

Yet, today many people have chosen to preach the Gospel without the manifestation of the Holy Spirit.

The Lord never intended His Gospel to be spoken in word only.


1 Corinthians 4:20 (KJV)
20  For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. 

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1 Corinthians 12:7 (KJV)
7  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.


The New American Standard Bible and the New International Version both translate this phrase, “to profit withal,” as “for the common good.” Paul was saying that these manifestations of the Holy Spirit are given to benefit, or help, others.

 

They are not for ministering to ourselves.

 

 

This is why some people with healing ministries have died sick. They became proficient in their gift in ministry to others, but they have to use faith for their own personal healing.  A spiritual gift is for the body.  It is for you to use to minister to others. 

 

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1 Corinthians 12:31 (KJV)
31  But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. 

The definition of “covet” is “1. To desire. 2. To wish for longingly (American Heritage Dictionary).

SO, WE SHOULD DESIRE, THE BEST GIFTS

 

WHAT ARE THE BEST GIFTS = WHATS  NEEDED THE MOST AT THAT MOMENT

 

 

 

THREE OUT OF NINE GIFTS, DIRECTLY RELATE TO HEALING

 

1 Corinthians 12:9-10 (KJV)
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10   To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

 

 

* JESUS OPERATED IN ALL THREE,  OF THESE

 

* HIS DISCIPLES OPERATED IN ALL OF THESE

 

* AND SO ARE THOSE THAT BELIEVE,  TODAY

 

 

WE HEAR OF THESE, BEING DONE, ALL OVER THE WORLD

 

 

 

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  1. FAITH IN GOD’S WORD(the Name of Jesus)  BIG ONE

 

 Acts 3:12-16 (KJV)LAME MAN, at the gate called Beautiful )

 

  • It was not Peter’s power or holiness!!
  • It was faith in the Name of Jesus.

 

Acts 3:6 (KJV)
6  Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.


 

Acts 16:18 (KJV)      PAUL DOES THIS  SAME THING
18  And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

 

 

 

SIMPLY USING OUR FAITH, IN JESUS NAME

 

 

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  1. 17 JESUS IS TEACHING HIS DISCIPLES TO FORGIVE THIER BROTHER

 

Luke 17:5-6 (KJV)
5  And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
6  And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.  

 

YOU DON’T NEED MORE FAITH,  JUST USE THE FAITH YOU HAVE

 

FAITH IS LIKE A SEED, YOU GOT TO SOW IT, OR USE IT

 

  1.  Woman with issue of blood         Matthew 9:22

 “Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.” 

 

  1.  Two blind men                  (Matthew 9:29)

 “ …. According to your faith, be it unto you.”

 

  1. Blind Bartimaeus               (Mark 10:52)

“Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.”

 

  1. The Syrophonecian woman’s daughter       Matthew 15:28

“O woman, great is thy faith; be it unto thee even as thou wilt.”

 

  1. Roman centurion                 (Matthew 8:5-13)vs. 13

 “Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.

 

  Mark 11:24 (KJV)
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them

 

 

KNOWING GOD’S WORD & BELIEVING IT

 

YOU CAN’T BELIEVE SOMETHING, YOU DON’T KNOW 

 

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  1. SIGNS AND WONDERS(mysteries of God)

  

WHAT IS SIGNS AND WONDERS

    Signs and wonders are special miracles that “signify” that something miraculous is going on. They are always intended on making people “wonder” about important things instead of remaining numb to them. In the Bible, signs and wonders include: 

  1. Miraculous Healing, raising the dead, giving sight
  2. Speaking in tongues
  3. Prophesying – telling the future
  4. Withholding rain for 3 1/2 years (Elijah) in judgment
  5. The sun darkened, and moon turned into blood (Act 2:19,20

 THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE GIFTS,     AND SIGNS AND WONDERS 

Hebrews 2:3-4 (KJV)
3  How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

4  God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? 

 

THIS MAKES IT CLEAR, THAT THEY ARE DIFFERENT 

  

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  1. BY GOD

 

JESUS TURNED THE WATER INTO WINE 

JESUS RESTORING LIMBS & RAISING THE DEAD

 

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  1. BY THE APOSTLES

 

Acts 4:29-31 (KJV)   CHURCH PRAYING FOR BOLDNESS
29  And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,
30  By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
31  And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

 

Notice how these disciples asked the Lord to speak the Word through them: by performing miracles. 

                                                                                                                                                  The working of miracles is part of preaching the Word.   

 

      WE SEE THEIR PRAYER COME TO PASS IN

      Acts 5:12 (KJV)
     12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the    people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.                                      INSOMUCH

  1. 15 LAID THE SICK ON BEDS, THAT THE SHADOW OF PETER PASSING BY MIGHT OVERSHADOW SOME OF THEM.

 

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  1. BELIEVERS

  

Mark 16:17-18 (KJV)
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

 

SIGNS AND WONDERS IS JUST AS MUCH A PART OF THE CHURCH TODAY,

AS IT WAS IN THE BOOK OF ACTS,  IN THE BEGINNING 

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