The Gift of Healing
The Spiritual gift of healing is not present in the church today. It was given as a sign to Israel to believe or trust in God. Let us look at healing in the Bible and see the reason for and the progression of.
Exodus 4:1-9 A sign so that the Jews would believe.
Deu. 18:15-18 A Prophet (Jesus) to come with signs, like Moses.
Matt.4:23-24 Jesus healed (a sign) to prove he was the one. More healing than preaching
Matt. 10:1-8 gave these gifts to disciples- even Judas! Go not in the way of Gentiles.
1 Cor. 1:22 Jews require a sign.
Matt. 8:16, 12:15, Luke 4:40, 6:19 Jesus healed ALL. (Unlike healers of today)
Mark 6:1-6 Unbelief limited the size of crowd, not the healing.
Matt. 17:14-21 not healed because of disciple’s unbelief.
2 Cor. 12:12 Apostles had signs (Paul- Acts 20:7-12- Raised Eutychus! Acts 28:1-10, he healed himself, the chief and others. Acts 19:11-12 he could send a handkerchief to another and they would be healed)
Acts 3:1-9 Peter healed a lame man, Acts 5:1-16, Acts 9:36-41 raised Tabitha from dead!
2 Cor. 11:13-15 Warning of False Apostles – Acts 15- wrong doctrine accompanies them
2 Cor. 2:14-17 Corrupt the Word of God
Acts 20:28-30 “grievous wolves” and Matt.7:15-20 false prophets
Matt.7:21-23 Unsaved doing signs. After the working of Satan
2Thes. 2:8-10 Anti-Christ will have signs to deceive
Rev. 2:1-2 there is folks that figure it out, with the right doctrine.
1 Tim. 5:23 “use a little wine”, 2 Tim. 4:20 “left at Miletum sick” Paul no longer had the gift of healing because he was the Apostle of the Gentiles
Acts 13: 44-46 Paul to the Gentiles, no need for signs