We’ve Got the Power to Heal!
Being “Born Again” of God’s spirit (Romans 10:9), God has given us POWER… Lot’s of Power!
In I Corinthians 12:1-6, God gave us his gift, which is holy spirit (lower case). With that gift, we are given outward evidences of that spirit we have within. These outward evidences are called, “manifestations of the spirit” in which we have “9”. Reference I Corinthians 12:7-10:
But the manifestation of the spirit is given to every man to profit withal. (notice that it says to “profit” withal. We can profit – or benefit from these manifestations.) For to one (profit) is given by the spirit, the Word of Wisdom; to another (profit) the Word of Knowledge by the same spirit; to another (profit) Faith by the same spirit; to another (profit) Gifts of Healings by the same spirit; to another (profit) The Working of Miracles; to another (profit) Prophesy; to another (profit) Discerning of Spirits; to another (profit) Divers kinds of tongues; to another (profit) Interpretation of Tongues: But all these worketh that one and the self same spirit, dividing to every man severally as he (the person doing the manifestation) will.
Speaking in tongues is one of the 9 manifestations of the Spirit. You speak in tongues when you are born again (Rom 10:9). This “speaking in tongues” is an “outward evidence” or a “manifestation” of the spirit that we have within. How easy was it (or is it) to speak in tongues? Well, we should be able to do the other 8 manifestations just as easily.
In this sharing, we are going to focus on the manifestation of “gifts of healing”.
Here are a few verses in God’s word that show us what we can do by the authority we have within ourselves.
John 14:12 states: Verily, Verily, I say unto you, he that believed on me (Jesus), the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my father.
If it says we can do the works that Christ did, and MORE, then why are we holding back the power we have within?
For instance: Peter raised Tabitha from the dead it says in Acts 9:36-42:
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: This woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber. And for as much as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there they sent unto him two men desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him in to the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the coats & garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them. But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha arise, and she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
Peter only said, “Tabitha Arise” He believed he could do it, and he did.
In Acts 20:7-12: Paul raises Eutychus from the dead… He just fell on Eutychus & embraced him saying, trouble not yourselves for his life is in him. Paul believed…
We can do it too…
Acts 5:12-16: People believed that when Peter walked by, just by his shadow touching them, they could be healed.
In Acts 3:1-8, 16: Peter and John healed the lame man at the gate Beautiful. He said “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth Rise Up and walk”. They believed.
In all these records, Peter, Paul, John, and others, they did the healing.
In Acts 8:5-8 Phillip went to Samaria and cast out devils and healed many diseases bringing great joy to that city. Who does it say did the casting out and healing? Philip did it!
Another Disciple, Ananias, in Acts 9:10-12 had to believe that he could restore the sight of a blind man named SAUL. (Who later became PAUL.) Ananias certainly had to believe he had the power to do this because Saul, before he became Paul, was a Murderer… He murdered Christians… It was his job!! Can you imagine Ananias having to heal a Murderer of Christians??? But on the other hand, can you imagine the bigger picture when Paul was born again?? How forgiving is our Father!
Even before the day of Pentecost, believers were able to heal the sick and do miracles, believing in the power that Jesus Christ gave them. For example Luke 10:17-20, Seventy disciples of Jesus Christ went out and returned to him with joy seeing all the miracles that were performed. (They themselves did the miracles). The same can be said of the 12 apostles in Luke 9:6, that before the day of Pentecost they were already healing in many regions. This was natural believing before the New Birth was available. How much more POWER do we have Now?
If Christ said we could do more, then I guess we can. So, what are we waiting for????
The YouTube Video:
Audio, Sangat Bains:
Prophecy by Sangat Singh Bains related to our departure (the rapture of the Church), 43 sec. Segment by Ken Petty related to Our Spiritual Power to do Miracles (6:31 min). http://www.powerfilledministering.org/audio_teachings
Related in Spanish (YouTube):
Estudio Sobre Sanidades: Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro, Cinco, Seis, Siete, Ocho, Nueve, Diez, Once, Doce, Trece, Catorce, Quince, Dieciséis, Diecisiete, Dieciocho, Diecinueve, Veinte.
Word Doc: Estudios sobre Sanidades, Hablar en Lenguas.