1 Cor 12:9 9 and to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,
The “gifts of healing” in the Greek is – “ Charismata iamaton”
The rarer word for healing in the NT is “iaomai” from where this term “iamaton” originates.
The more common word for healing is “therapeou” from where the term therapy derives.
Whereas “therapeou” defines a gradual and progressive healing, “iaomai” pronounces the definitive cure.
In 1 Cor 12:9 Paul is careful to apply the word “iamaton” rather than “therapeou”.
Interestingly, this word appears only three times in the Bible.
In addition “iamaton” is a noun, and not a verb.
“Iamaton” is therefore not the procedure utilized for the cure.
As a noun it specifies the medicine (noun) which effects the cure.
This is extraordinarily important to the healing ministry.
When you pray for someone’s healing you must recognize that more than praying for them to be healed you are dispensing the specific medicine which produces the cure.
Through your hands God dispenses the correct medicine.
Our faith awareness must change from, “I am praying for someone to get healed to I am dispensing exactly what this person needs, and thus will be healed.”