When someone has the gift of healing, that person heals others out of a desire to bring God the glory He deserves. The spiritual gift of healing does not manifest because of the need of the patient. Nor does it flow from the person healing. The power for healing comes from God alone—Jehovah Rapha, the Lord our Healer.

Only the Holy Spirit decides who receives this gift and how it will be used to bless others with supernatural spiritual, emotional, and physical healing. Those with the gift of healing have the ability to pray in faith and see God intervene supernaturally, no matter the need. These believers know that the power is God’s and that they can claim no credit.

Thank God today for your spiritual healing that began the day you accepted Him as your Savior. Thank God for any emotional, physical, or spiritual healing that has taken place in you or your family in the past. Ask Him for healing in any area where you are feeling weak.

If you have been given the spiritual gift of healing, give thanks and ask the Lord to guide you in this gift for His glory.

Prayer: God, thank You for the spiritual, emotional, and physical healing that I have seen in my life and the lives of those around me. Help me to always give You glory when I see healing in my own life or in the lives of others. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed, save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise” (Jeremiah 17:14).

Learn more in Dr. Michael Youssef’s sermon Who, Me? Gifted?, Part 6: LISTEN NOW

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About The Author

Dr. Michael Youssef, Ph.D.

Even before he was born, it is clear that God had a vision for Michael Youssef. His mother was in poor health when she became pregnant with Michael, and because his life was in danger at the time of birth, the doctor recommended terminating the pregnancy. An abortion was scheduled. But God intervened and sent the family pastor to reassure them that God was involved in this pregnancy. He told them not to be afraid and that the child would be "born to serve the Lord." Michael's parents accepted the pastor's message as a message from God and obeyed. His mother gave birth, and lived to see him give his life to the Lord at the age of sixteen.


Believing that God had called him out of Egypt, Michael sought an exit visa in a time in which no university student was allowed to have a passport or leave the country. God intervened again, and miraculously he managed to acquire a visa. He immigrated to Australia, where he studied at Moore Theological College in Sydney, was ordained as a pastor, and met Elizabeth who became his wife.


The Youssefs came to America in 1977, and in 1978 Michael received a master's degree in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in California. Then he earned a doctorate in social anthropology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael served nearly ten years in the Haggai Institute, traveling around the world more than 32 times, teaching courses in evangelism and leadership. He rose to the position of Managing Director at the age of 31 years. The family settled in Atlanta, and in 1984, Michael became a citizen of the United States, making his dream of many years come true.


He founded The Church of The Apostles in 1987 with fewer than 40 adults with the mission of "Equipping the Saints and Searching for the Lost". The church has since grown to be a congregation of over 3,000 people today. This church has driven the international ministry of Leading the Way. While it is heard by millions at home and abroad, behind every message preached through radio waves, is the heart of a pastor, willing to nurture and care for these people. Clearly God has uniquely equipped Dr. Youssef to speak to a global audience. The path he has taken has given him an understanding and firm grasp of the Scriptures that transcend cultures. He preaches, teaches and calls with a sincere, based on the authority of the inerrant, inspired Word of God. With his personal knowledge of the Holy Land, its history and culture, Dr. Michael Youssef transmits life to listeners all over the world.



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