1 Cor 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant.
:4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
:5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.
:6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.
:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:
:8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit,
:9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,
:10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
:11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
Gifts of power and demonstration:
- Healinggifts of healing is a literal translation. You cannot preach the gospel and not preach healing.Lk 10:1 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.:2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.:3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.:4 Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road.:5 But whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this house.':6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you.:7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house.:8 Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.:9 And heal the sick there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.'
Healing is a sign of the kingdom of God.
Is 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the
chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
This prophesied the healing of the cross.
1 Pet 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness – by whose stripes you were healed.
If healing isn't for today what about :
Jn 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
James 5:14 Is anyone among you sick? 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.
Mk 11:22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.
:23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
:24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Mk 16:18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.
Rom 14:10 But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
2 Cor 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
Mal 3:6 For I am the Lord, I do not change; therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
Num 23:19 God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
1 Thess 5:24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
:25 Brethren, pray for us.
Mark 5:25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,
:26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
:27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.
:28 For she said,” If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”
:29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.
:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?”
This was supernatural healing.
Mt 14:36 and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.
Mark 6:12 So they went out and preached that people should repent.
:13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.
All can lay hands, all an pray, all can anoint. But not all have the gift of healing.
Some have a special anointing for healing.
When God gives the gift of healing it is to profit the one who needs the healing.