The gift of healing is when someone prays for a person who is sick and they are healed. This was evident during the early church - here are a couple of examples:
Acts 3:1-9 Peter and John healed a lame man.
Acts 9:32-35 Peter healed a paralysed man.
Acts 28:7-10 Paul healed many sick people at Malta.
Some people believe that the gift of healing is no longer available but I have not found any evidence in the Bible to support this idea. I know of people who have experienced miraculous healing. I also know plenty of people who have not been healed yet. Sickness is part of living in a fallen world. Ultimately, perfect healing will come when we see Jesus face to face when he comes again. Spiritual healing, the forgiveness of sin, is way more important than physical healing.
Whether or not you believe you have the gift of healing, the Bible tells us to pray for the sick. James 5: 14-15 says, If you are sick, ask the church leaders to come and pray for you. Ask them to put olive oil on you in the name of the Lord. If you have faith when you pray for sick people, they will get well. The Lord will heal them, and if they have sinned, he will forgive them.
There is nothing magical about olive oil. In Bible times they used to anoint people with olive oil as they it was believed to have medicinal properties. Prayer is the important element here, along with faith.
The purpose of the spiritual gifts is to bless people and glorify God. We should focus on that, not on spiritual gifts.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.