The manifestation of gifts of healings is your exercising your God-given spiritual ability to heal by the power of God, according to what God or the Lord Jesus has revealed to you by a message of knowledge or a message of wisdom.
Gifts of healings is a manifestation of holy spirit (1 Cor. 12:9), and it occurs when a Christian, acting on revelation, and by faith, brings the power of God to bear on another person’s physical, mental, or emotional need and heals him. God does multiple healings, and each of them is a gift, done out of His grace or mercy, but not every healing is the manifestation of gifts of healings. Many people are healed on their own with just a band-aid or some medication, or they may be healed by the grace of God without another person involved, but that is not “the manifestation” of gifts of healings because the gift of holy spirit inside another Christian was not employed.
To do a healing or miracle, several manifestations come into action. First, the person needs a message of knowledge and/or a message of wisdom to know what the situation is and what to do about it. Second, he needs the manifestation of faith to bring to pass the healing. Third, he must represent Christ on earth and, via the power of God, bring the healing to pass as God supplies the energy for it. In Acts 1:8, Jesus said that the holy spirit in a person would give him power. We must be bold and aggressive in using the power that we have to help people, and it is not proud or arrogant to do so, especially when the Lord directs us to.
It is important that Christians see the difference between praying for someone and commanding a healing by revelation. Prayer is very important, and many verses tell us to pray. However, when it comes to helping God’s people via the manifestation of healing, it is vital to understand that does not mean praying for someone to be healed. Notice how Jesus healed:
Matthew 8:2 and 3
(2) A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
(3) Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cured of his leprosy.
Jesus did not pray for God to heal the leper. He knew he had the power of God and he used it. Listen to what he said: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me…to proclaim freedom for the prisoners…recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed” (Luke 4:18). The spirit of God upon Jesus was what gave him power. He also had great faith, and a humble and righteous walk before God. Every Christian has the spirit of the Lord, and according to what Jesus said in Acts 1:8, each has power.
Peter learned from Jesus. When he was going into the Temple, saw the lame man, and received revelation that the man had faith to be healed, he said, “…what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk” (Acts 3:6). Peter knew he had power, and he freely gave it, just as he had seen Jesus do on so many occasions. Notice that Peter did not pray. Once he knew the will of God by revelation, he commanded the healing. He did the same thing to Tabitha, who had died. He prayed for guidance, then turned to the dead body and commanded, “Tabitha, get up” (Acts 9:40).
Paul is another great example to us, because even though he had not been with Jesus, he understood the power that he had via the holy spirit within him. When face to face with Elymas the sorcerer, he commanded, “‘…You are going to be blind, and for a time you will be unable to see the light of the sun.’ Immediately mist and darkness came over him [Elymas]…” (Acts 13:11). In Lystra, Paul healed a lame man, saying, “…Stand up on your feet…” (Acts 14:10), and immediately the man stood up and began walking.
The Word of God was given to us to show us how to live, and when it comes to helping others and using the power of God, the lessons are clear. We need to increase our faith and step forth boldly to do what the Lord directs us to do. We realize that although the presence of holy spirit gives each Christian the spiritual power to do healings and miracles, there are those who will excel in operating this manifestation. There is a difference between inherent spiritual ability and how that ability will actually be evidenced in the life of an individual Christian. Nevertheless, we assert that many more Christians would be doing healings and miracles if they knew they had the ability and were confident to act on it.