His Power Through You by Charles and Frances Hunter
Jesus did not instruct believers to “pray” that God would heal the sick; rather, He said, “… those who believe… will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. This article is a biblical exposition of their teaching on the subject of healing. There is a power at work within you only of you will permit the Holy Spirit by releasing yourself unto him and the power at work in you will begin to manifest. In the Old Testament the Holy Spirit fell only upon certain favored, sovereignly chosen persons. We find in the New Testament however that the Holy Spirit is available to all believers in Jesus Christ. Therefore, any Christian can be empowered to perform miracles, healings and deliverances, even as described in Acts. Most of the healings recorded in the four Gospels were accomplished by Jesus of Nazareth. But in the midst of His ministry He sent out His followers to do the same – first the twelve, and then seventy others. His instruction? Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.