This other Hebrew word for “love” is more difficult to translate into English. Chesed is a love that cannot be sentimentalized; it has the attributes of strength, steadfastness, loyalty and devotion that stem from a covenant between God and man or between men.
The Spirit works in different ways to heal. Many are healed when they accept Jesus as Savior; others, when they are baptized in water or in the Holy Spirit. Many are healed instantly when prayed for; others, gradually. Some are healed while reading the Bible; others while taking communion, sitting in a church service, praying, or going about their work. As God’s children pray and believe, the Spirit of life pours His life and strength into the one for whom prayer is made.