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Mar
03
2016

Spiritual Gift of Healing

 

 

 

 

 

            My name is Kathleen and I am a term 3 student. Jesus has been radically transforming my heart, now I have a better understanding of who God is and how amazing He is. This year at IMPACT195 School of Ministry has been mind blowing. I am constantly learning truths that God uses to reveal something about my heart to activate change in my life. I know my identity comes from Jesus Christ and I desire more and more everyday to become more like Christ. This is a part of my testimony that relates to the Father’s love for His children and the gifts He blesses us with when we choose to follow Christ.

About three months ago, a fellow IMPACT195 student, Wiam, prophesied over me saying, “These hands were made for healing. Lord bless these hands.”  She would always pray over them. At the time, this did not resonate with me, but I always kept it in the back of my mind. Was this a spiritual gift God had for me? In 1 Corinthians 12:9 it says, “…to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit…” The gift of healing is a spiritual gift from God used to glorify the Father in heaven, to show the power of the Holy Spirit, for building up the church body, and for saving souls (1 Peter 4:11). I would soon learn that God is truly faithful to His children and that He blessed me with the gift of healing.

In January 2016, I started the 21-day fast with the Rock Church. This was my first time fasting; I chose to do the Daniel Fast and I had no idea what to expect. Overall, the fast was life changing and I recommend it. I spent every morning in deep prayer and in His Word. I kept a diary of what God was showing me daily during my fast. It was pretty amazing; everyday God revealed Himself to me in a way that I had never experienced Him before. At one point in my fast, I was
getting impatient because I had big expectations of God and what He had for me and nothing big was happening. I serve a Big God, so I expect nothing but big miracles to happen in my life. God spoke to me and told me to be patient. Each term, IMPACT195 students go on a weeklong trip. This term, we went to Big Bear to study the Book of Joshua and my fast was soon coming to an end. I decided to extend my fast into the week of the trip to experience God at an even deeper level while on the Big Bear Mountain. Let me tell you, it was so worth it!  If you need an answer to a prayer or want to build a more intimate relationship with God, I highly recommend
fasting.

On February 3rd, 2016 while on Big Bear Mountain, I experienced a glimpse of heaven. I remember looking around the room, students were ministering to one another, walking in their spiritual gifts, and for some people their spiritual gifts were being activated, and other students were being delivered from bondage. It was absolutely beautiful to see God’s power flowing through everyone. The entire atmosphere was Holy Spirit led. I felt the Holy Spirit stronger than I ever have in the past. I went up to one of the leaders for prayer and I was delivered from Shame and I believe God healed me of a disease I had for years. I was still fasting, so I was experiencing the Holy Spirit at a deep level.

After I was healed, I immediately went to go pray for one of the other students, Emily. I prayed against the spirit of fear and she was baptized in the Holy Spirit. Wow, neither of us expected that to happen. She had been experiencing sharp knee pain for several days and when she stood up she realized that she had been healed. The pain was completely gone; the look on her face was priceless. We both looked at each other and knew exactly what God had done and what He was doing. The Holy Spirit was out to heal people and God was using me as his vessel.

The healings didn’t stop there. While on the mountain and since I have been back from the trip, I have continued to step out in faith and pray for healing and God showed up. So far I have prayed for 17 people and God healed 11. Some of the other miraculous stories involve healings from skin cancer, two neck/back pain healings due to car accidents, removed headache pain, and healing from a salivary gland infection that did not allow the woman to swallow for a whole year. Miracles happen, in the name of Jesus, when you have faith and pray!

The bible tells us that when we are saved, we receive the same power Jesus Christ has. This is mind blowing, but it is real. The Bible also tells us in Matthew 10:8, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” I recently signed up as a prayer technician at a healing room at Beach Chapel Church in Encinitas to pray for the sick and to be a vessel for people who need all types of healing. I pray that this testimony increases your faith and raises the bar for what God can and wants to do in your life if you let Him and have faith in Him. “…Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go,” Joshua 1:9.