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1 Corinthians 12:9 
Assessing Your Spiritual Gifts for Spiritual Growth: Healing

1 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)
The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing.

1 Corinthians 12:28 (NLT)
Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church:first are apostles, second are prophets, third are teachers, then those who do miracles, those who have the gift of healing, those who can help others, those who have the gift of leadership, those who speak in unknown languages

This week’s spiritual gift is giving. The definition of healing is to be used as a means through which God makes people whole either physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually.

Consider the following:
The gift of healing can either manifest physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. For example, physical healing is when the doctor says that the rare bone cancer which was once in your body is now untraceable. Emotional healing is when you were in deep states of depression that you attempted to take your life multiple times, and you no longer have thoughts of death; BUT joy and peace is your core because you know Jesus came to give you life and give you life more abundantly. Mental healing is when you use to constantly criticize yourself and others and it was a challenge to affirm yourself; now you are “positive Patty” and you are your biggest supporter because God has transformed your mindset and freed you from negativity. Spiritual healing is when the physical, emotional, or mental affliction has damaged your relationship with the Trinity, and return back to Christ feeling freed instead of angry about the trials and tribulations of life. 

Although healing can take place in many forms, it is important to know that the gift of healing manifests because of the Glory. In our Bible, we see healings take place by Jesus when he touched them. Jesus did not need to pray because Jesus is the Great Healer! However, as Rev. Dr. Rosalynn Brookins says, “As Kingdom Carriers we must pray for the Glory.” Therefore, if you believe that God has given you the gift of healing whether because you work in the medical field, the mental health field, or in the church, prayer is essential. Prayer is necessary because we must always pray for the will and manifestation of the gift. Since it is a spiritual gift, not everyone will have the gift of healing. Lastly, if you have the gift of healing proper training is necessary because if it has not been taught, a person can do more harm spiritually than they are aware of.

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