“What is the spiritual gift of healing?”……Answer: The spiritual gift of healing is the supernatural manifestation of the Spirit of God that miraculously brings healing and deliverance from disease and/or infirmity. It is the power of God that destroys the work of sin and/or the devil in the human body, such as the healings that […]

“What does the Bible say about healing?”……Answer: Isaiah 53:5, which is then quoted in 1 Peter 2:24, is a key verse on healing, but it is often misunderstood and misapplied. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his […]

“Laying on of hands – what does the Bible say?”……Answer: “Laying on of hands” is a biblical action; however, there is no biblical mandate requiring the physical laying on of hands for a particular spiritual ministry. Jesus certainly laid His hands on many of those He healed; however, He also healed without laying His hands […]

“What is the spiritual gift of prophecy?”……The spiritual gift of prophecy is listed among the gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12:10 and Romans 12:6. The Greek word translated “prophesying” or “prophecy” in both passages properly means to “speak forth” or declare the divine will, to interpret the purposes of God, or to make […]

“What is the gift of encouragement?”……Answer: The gift of encouragement or exhortation is found in Paul’s list of gifts in Romans 12:7-8. The word translated “encourage” or “exhortation” is the Greek word paracletos”, or “paraclete” which basically means “to call to one’s side.” ……“Paracletos” can have several meanings, including exhort, urge, encourage, and comfort. All […]

THE GIFT OF PROPHESY Written by Marian Fitz-Gibbon 2010     DEFINITION “The one who prophesies speaks to men for their building and constructive spiritual progress and encouragement and ….”   Ephesians:4.11-13 “And His gifts He himself appointed and gave men to us, some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and some […]

“What is praying in tongues? Is praying in tongues a prayer language between a believer and God?”……Answer: As a background, please read our article on the gift of speaking in tongues. There are four primary Scripture passages that are cited as evidence for praying in tongues: Romans 8:261 Corinthians 14:4-17Ephesians 6:18; and Jude verse 20. […]