The gift of healing is one of the numerous gifts of the spirit listed in 1st Corinthians 12:9- “to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gift of healing by that one Spirit,” It is pertinent to note here, that there are two types of healing- physical and supernatural healing. The former has a strong root in the later as illustrated in several scriptures in the Holy Bible.
There are various medium through which one can receive this wonderful gift from above. I have experienced virtually some of the things I will be sharing in this article and it will delight readers to note that they are real.
The anointing oil
The anointing oil is a medium that carries the awesome power and presence of God. The power does not reside in the ordinary olive oil, but in the anointing that is impacted on the oil through the prayer of a believer. In the Old Testament, every King was expected to be anointed by a Prophet using the instrumentality of the anointing oil.
What the anointing oil does in the life of an individual, who is sick, is that it breaks the yoke of infirmity and destroys the chain of sickness holding the individual captive. It is clearly stated in the book of James 5:14-“Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the lord”
A mantle is a piece of clothing used for covering, which was made popular in the Old Testament by the Prophets. They made use of the mantle as an instrument of miracle, signs and wonders. As in the case of the anointing oil, a mantle that is anointed by God’s servant carries with it some measure of healing power. Some years back, the General Overseer of the Redeem Christian Church of God Pastor E.A Adeboye prophetically prayed upon various mantles brought before the altar of God.
Few days later, a lady who was present in that gathering took the anointed mantle and laid it upon the head of her brother who was insane. The man received instant healing from insanity via the power of the anointed mantle. It remains one of the potent medium through which believers access other divine blessings.
Salt is a common substance which is normally used for seasoning and cooking in homes. It however has some healing benefits as illustrated in the book of 2nd Kings 2:21- “And he went forth unto the springs of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus says the Lord, I have healed these waters” The salt is a spiritual source of healing and deliverance from all forms of oppressions and ailments. When used in faith, it can be used to break the yoke of barrenness and disease.