Kathryn Kuhlman (1907-1976): Miracles From the Past, Part 13

by | Apr 5, 2020 | Miracles, Miracles From the Past

“A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse. She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. For she thought to herself, ‘If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.’ Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition.” (Mark 5:25-29 NLT)

Jesus healed this woman when doctors could not; and this same healing power still flows to all believers today.

All of the people that have been so far presented in this devotional series have been men. This would lead to the question: Can women also heal people?

The real answer to this is “no”! And neither can men! Healing only comes through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit!

However, women can pray for people to be healed just as well as men can. Kathryn Kuhlman certainly did…

Kathryn lived in the early 20th century. She didn’t consider herself to have a specific healing ministry; rather, she loved to preach about the Holy Spirit. She loved to invite His presence to fill the room and touch hearts. She was very specific that any healing that happened during her meetings was not done by her; rather, it was done by the Holy Spirit. He is the one who heals.

Kathryn’s healing ministry began in Franklin, Pennsylvania. She had spoken the previous evening about the Holy Spirit and had invited His presence into the room. That evening, just as she got up to speak again, she was interrupted by a woman who stood up in the audience. “Pardon me Miss, Kuhlman,” the woman called out, “but I have a testimony to give. While you were preaching last night, I had a strange sensation in my body, and I knew I had been healed. I knew it! Today I went to my doctor, and he confirmed that I was healed!” Kathryn would later learn that this woman had been diagnosed with a tumor. When she asked for God’s Spirit to fill the room, He touched this woman, and now her tumor was gone.

One day, Miss Kuhlman began walking back and forth across the stage, praying silently for the presence of the Holy Spirit to fill the room. She then turned to invite those who needed healing to come to the stage. As people came forward, she said: “Someone is healed of cancer.” The lady with cancer later went to her doctor and found out that her latest biopsy was actually completely normal. She no longer had any type of malignancy. God’s Spirit had touched her and she was healed.

Another day, a 5-year-old boy who was crippled from birth walked by himself up to the platform. He was healed by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Another person, a woman who had been crippled for 12 years, stood up and walked without any help as well. She, too, had received a touch of God’s Spirit.

Another time, there was a man had been using a pacemaker for the past eight months. When he returned home one day after hearing Miss Kuhlman preach, he found that the scar on his chest where the pacemaker was located was completely gone. When he went to his doctor he would learn that the pacemaker was completely gone! He was completely healed!

There are many, many other examples from Kathryn Kuhlman’s ministry, but I think you get the picture! Nothing can stop God’s Spirit from healing people. God loves us that much! When we truly trust in Him, even the most impossible mountains will be thrown into the sea!

Trust is important!

Rob Chaffart

(To view the entire “Miracles From the Past” devotional series, please click here.)


Kathryn Kuhlman (1907-1976): Miracles From the Past, Part 13