8. Healing the Sick – 9 Spiritual Gifts

WNT 9 Gifts - ep8

1 Cor 12:8-10 NIV

8.To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9.to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10.to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues (languages) and to still another the interpretation of tongues (languages). 

Old Testament

Jehovah Rapha 

Ex 15:26b NIV

“for I am the LORD, who heals you.”

Ps 103:1-3 NKJV

“Bless the LORD, O my soul; all that is within me, bless His holy name. 2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and do not forget all His kind deeds— 3He who forgives all your iniquities and heals all your diseases.

2 Ki 20:1-7 NIV

In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.” 2Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 3“Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. 4Before Isaiah had left the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him: 5“Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord. 6I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my sake and for the sake of my servant David.’ ” 7Then Isaiah said, “Prepare a poultice of figs.” They did so and applied it to the boil, and he recovered.

Jesus: 

Lk 4:18 NIV quoting (Isa 61:1-3)

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. (He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted,) He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.

Mat 8:1-3

When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. 2A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” 3Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. 

Legion – all types of healing. 6,000 healings 

Mk 5:15 NIV

When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.

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