Health Food – April 16

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Healed by the Power of God

. . . and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. — LUKE 5:17

Back in the early 1950s, the Salk vaccine had just been discovered, and polio was still an epidemic. I was preaching in Hugo, Oklahoma, at a sectional camp meeting for the Assemblies of God organization. They put up a tent in the city park of Hugo and invited me to speak.

A woman brought her little boy who couldn’t walk. He was almost five years old. When he was fourteen months old, he had contracted polio. Both of his legs were flopping around. When she would get tired of holding him, she’d hold him underneath her arm like a sack of flour. Those little legs were flopping just like a rag doll.

I was sitting in a chair on the platform as I laid hands on folks. In those days, that’s the way I conducted my healing lines in larger meetings. I took that child from her and set him on my lap. I could feel the power of God go out of me into that child. I put him down, and he ran up and down the platform! He was instantly healed! Praise God! At sixteen years of age, he was a quarterback on his high school football team.

Confession: God’s power is present to heal. When I hook my faith up with the power of God, I will see results!

Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.

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