The healing anointing is manifested in several
ways and we can see it in the scripture as healing through
the Word. Psalm 107:20 says, “He sent his word, and
healed them.” Whenever the Word of God is spoken in
faith from the lips of a believer, then God’s healing power
is activated. Jesus often spoke the word and many were
Remember the story of the centurion who came to
Jesus seeking healing for his servant? The centurion said
to Him, “Speak the word only, and my servant shall be
healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers
under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to
another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do
this, and he doeth it” (Matthew 8:8, 9). Jesus said that had
not found so great faith in all of Israel. The centurion’s
servant was healed when Jesus spoke the word.
Healing Through the Gifts
We find that as God begins to use individuals in
the operation of the gifts of the Spirit, they begin to
function through that individual according to the
proportion of his faith and according to his character.
First Corinthians 12:9, 10 speaks of the three
power gifts of the Spirit. These gifts are given to the
Church to do something. They are the supernatural gifts.
The gift of faith is a supernatural manifestation of
God’s faith imparted to man at a specific time, at a
specific place, for a specific purpose. When that gift
begins to operate, a great boldness comes in an
individual’s life. As supernatural faith is poured into your
life, there is no room for doubt and unbelief. Those two
terrible twins from hell leave when the gift of faith is in
The gifts of healing is a supernatural gift of God’s
healing power for divers diseases without the use of
doctors or medicine. When the gift is in operation, many
are healed all over the place of divers diseases. Many
times you will see the gifts of healing operating with the
word of knowledge.
The gift of working of miracles is a supernatural
intervention of God in the course of nature and it can be
in the area of creative miracles. Acts 19:11, 12 says,
“And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
So that from his body were brought unto the sick
handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from
them, and the evil spirits went out of them.”
Healing Through the Laying on of Hands
Mark 16:17,18 says, “These signs shall follow
them that believe: In my name…they shall lay hands on
the sick, and they shall recover.” We will discuss this
later in a chapter about the laying on of hands.
There is healing by the laying on of hands, but
also healing through the Word because God’s Word is
anointed. The Word will heal when mixed with faith in
the heart of the individual.
There is also healing through the gifts of the
Spirit. We need to realize the healing anointing flows in
different ways through different people.
God might use one minister in one way and then
another in a different way. We must never put God into a
box. God will not be dictated to by anyone. God is a God
of variety, of diversity. I will discuss this in more detail in
the chapter on the healing anointing.
You can minister by the laying on of hands, by a
tangible anointing, or by faith in the Word of God and see
healings take place. God does grace people with a special
anointing to minister to the sick. One can also believe
Mark 16 and lay hands on people in faith in the name of
Jesus and see great things take place.
Different Callings Mean Different Anointings
I personally believe that the anointing is
dependent upon the callings placed in the lives of
ministers. We know that the scripture also says, “Stir up
the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my
hands” (Second Timothy 1:6). One can either stir it up or
let it lie dormant.
For example, the parable of the talents comes to
mind as we think of the one man who was given one
talent and another was given two talents and another five.
The man with one talent buried his and ended up losing
As the saying goes, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose
it. We must be faithful with that which God has given us.
If we are faithful with the little, God will make us a ruler
Different Strokes for Different Folks
One ministry will emphasize healing, another
preaching or teaching, another salvation, another the
baptism of the Holy Spirit. It is because of this diversity
that we need to recognize the whole Body of Christ and
to understand that we need each other. The foot cannot
say to the hand, “I have no need of you.” And the eye
cannot say to the ear, “I do not need you.” If the whole
body were an eye, where would the hearing be? (First
Corinthians 12:15-17). We need one another.
Don’t try to work out with your mind another
man’s anointing. If he is getting results and people are
getting saved, healed, and set free, then glorify God for
his wondrous works among men.
Look beyond the vessel and see the glory of God,
for the scripture says we have this treasure in earthen
vessels. In these last days, God is raising up a group of
people who will flow together and stop criticizing one
another and will accomplish great things for the Body of
It’s All in the Anointing
There is a difference between the fivefold
ministry and the laity, and the difference is the anointing.
In our understanding of the anointing, we have to realize
that it’s God’s grace upon man. In the book of Acts, the
Bible says, “When they saw the boldness of Peter and
John, and perceived that they were unlearned and
ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of
them, that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13).
God anoints us in our daily walk with Him. Every
child of God has a ministry of reconciliation, but
everyone is not called to the fivefold ministry. In
Ephesians 4:7, the scripture says, “But unto every one of
us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of
Christ.” You could say, “But unto every one of us is
given ability, enablement, or anointing according to the
measure of the gift.”
Calling equals anointing and ability. God will not
call you to do something without giving you the ability to
get the job done. Those whom God calls, He anoints and