1 Corinthians 12:9 – To another, gifts of healing by one Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is the giver of healing, and He has many gifts or manifestations of healing. Our God is a God of restoration! In order for restoration to take place, it requires some kind of healing. It may be physical, mental, emotional, or relational healing. Mostly spiritual issues are at the core of all healing.

Today, let us consider the physical side of healing. There are multitudes of diseases in this world that oppress people’s lives. Peter spoke of “how God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38). Jesus demonstrated His delight and willingness to heal, even on the Sabbath, when He healed the Hebrew woman whom Satan had bound. Jesus asked the religious leaders, “Should not this woman, whom Satan had bound for eighteen years, be released from this bond on the Sabbath day” (Luke 13:16)?

God appointed the Sabbath as a day of rest. What better way to demonstrate God’s purpose of the Sabbath than to heal one whom the enemy had bound for many years? God gives “gifts of healing” to individual believers because He loves us and wants to help us enter into all forms of His rest. Whether we are addressing the healing of a broken spirit, a tormented soul or perhaps a broken body in some form, Jesus is still the healer today. He uses the body of believers to bring about healing for the masses, just as in His earthly ministry 2,000 years ago. The Holy Spirit will use all who yield to Him and are willing to receive wonderful gifts of His healing power.

Today, ask the Holy Spirit to use you to bring about healing in broken lives. They are all around us, beloved. All we must do is be available for the Holy Spirit to give us a healing gift for another. Father, I ask You to use me as an instrument of healing as often as You would choose.