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How Healing Comes – Avenue #4

Jesus used this approach to healing as much as any other-the laying on of hands. The last chapter in the Book of Mark gives us the Great Commission, in Mark 16:

15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: …they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

How does the laying on of hands work? There are several ways to look at this. One is simply that it is a junction-point i.e.; that is, the ‘when and the ‘where’ of the event at which faith springs into operation. Some call this the point of contact. As a minister, that’s the place and time I believe God. As one being ministered to, that’s the moment I know I begin to recover.

In the example of mass healing in Luke 4:40, we see Jesus laying His hands on everyone:

When the sun was setting, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them.

This can be a very effective means of receiving healing. That is because there is a tangible experience as a ‘signpost’ or a physical marker. Signposts are useful, especially for the one receiving healing. The anointing with oil is also a physical marker to help the one receiving prayer.

In some instances, an anointing is released through touch. Often, it is not-it is purely faith in action, not ‘manifested power’. This often confuses ministers. They are disappointed when there is no manifestation of power, but healing often comes without the spectacular. Divine healing is always miraculous, but not always spectacular.

Do you minister by the laying on of hands or have you received healing this way? If so, please share it and let us know.

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8 Responses to "How Healing Comes – Avenue #4"

  1. Nathan says:

    I’ve had back problems for years. I pursued healing to the best of my ability. I prayed often, I fasted hard. God gave me insight but no healing.
    Later I went to the elders of my church and they anointed me with oil and prayed for me. I felt movement in my back…but it did not heal.
    Some time later I met with a group that place a good deal of focus and emphasis on gifts of the spirit. They treated healing like it was something we can come to expect. They laid hands on me and I felt a good deal of sensations in my back. My back ended up straightening out, and in all respects it was healed, but my shoulders continue to bother me. It is though the healing only went part of the way.
    By this I am confused. I continue to seek complete healing on these issues.

    • Clydia Akins says:

      Nathan,
      I would like to give you some encouragement .
      1st I would like to say knowing Gods nature which is love He would not want anyone to be healed only half. It does bring a couple scriptures to my mind, One scripture is the The ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19)
      The other being Mark 8:22-24 (KJV)
      And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.
      And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
      When I received healing the first time, the enemy came to steal the word that had been planted, he did not know the Word had been planted in my heart and it could not be dug up. Thank God for the ministers who explained what was happening to me or I may have been rob of my healing too. We will always have to fight the good fight of faith because satan will not give up, He is a thief and a liar.
      . Although others prayed more than once to obtain results in the Old Testament (Elijah – 1Ki 17:21-22 and 18:42-45, and Elisha – 2Ki 4:32-35), this is the only example in the New Testament where Jesus had to minister to any need more than once to effect a total healing.
      I believe your healing has been purchased and all you need to do is proclaim it in Jesus name and thank God no matter what you see. believing is seeing

  2. Clydia Akins says:

    I am a student of the Lord Jesus Christ. Through the gifts of healing is how I came to know Him, I was a person raised in church but never Knew Him. From the moment Jesus touched me I have never been the same. I have ministered healing to others in laying on of my hands, for the transfer or reales of faith and through the prayer of faith, There have been more receieved than didn’t. I believe you are correct in saying God wants us well according to
    3 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
    My church is letting me teach Sunday School in April and of course it will be on healing, I will start out laying some ground work, and go from there, Faith in God Word will be what will maintain our healing and should be preached often, Seems like we get tired of the same old sermons, but the are what keeps me stirred up. Thanks to you for this site it is very interesting and I will use some of what I read if thats ok and the Lord has me to. I really never counted the ways we get healed.

    • bay says:

      Hi Clydia, thanks for dropping a note, I really appreciate it. Your description of your personal healing experiences is encouraging to me and I’m sure to all who read it. Please feel free to use this material in your classes. God bless you richly.

      Bay

  3. Heidy C. Franz says:

    I was 21 years old and living with my husband and his parents on a farm with our 1 year old daughter when I got shingles, it was so painful and no doctor could take the pain away, my mother inlaw told me about an old lady living about 20 miles away that does healing with her hands, so my husband took me to her. She lived with her son and his family in an old farm house. She took me to her small room, there was her bed a small table and 2 chairs and on her wall was a cross with Jesus. She asked me why I am here and I told her, she told me to take off my shirt and sit on the chair, she didn’t even touch me she only held her hands real close over my stomach and I felt the pain go away, I have been crying for nights and in a few sec. the pain went away, after about 3 days you didn’t even see it any more. When she was finished I asked her what I have to pay, she said god gave her the power to heal, if I want to give her something she wouldn’t say no, but if I don’t want to, its Ok, she is only gods tool. that was 30 years ago, the lttle old lady was 92 years old then. She is not living anymore, but her granddaughter has her healing hands and has helped me with my chlidren and granddaughter with warts, hairloss and shingles. Yes I believe that god has his little faithful helpers on earth. People only know this women by saying, when I came to her house there were about 3 people standing outside her door waiting to be called in, and when I came out there were new people waiting for this little old Lady to help them.

    • Dean says:

      Heidy, thank you for sharing your story. I was inspired by your story. Would you be able to contact me via email for more information on this healer (granddaughter of the old lady)? I am in need of healing, too. Thanks, Dean

  4. JENI MARIN says:

    HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE THE GIFT TO HEAL?

    • bay says:

      I suggest two ways you can know if you are operating a gift. One is simply to pray and hear from the Holy Spirit. He wants you to know more than you want to know. “As many as are led by the Spirit of God are God’s children”

      Second, The Bible says test everything. Therefore if you have a leading regarding a gift, move out in faith and test it. As you spend time in the Word and in ministry, it will become very evident to you and fellow workers!!

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