Health Food – April 24

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Praying for Faith to Be Healed

That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. — MATTHEW 8:17

I asked this couple, “Are you folks Christians?”

“Yes, we’ve been born again,” they said.

I asked the husband, “When you went down to that altar to get saved, did you pray, ‘God, give me and my wife faith so we can be saved’?”

“No, the man just preached Jesus,” the husband shared. “He said that whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved [Rom. 10:13]. We knew before we went down there what the Lord would do.”

“Good,” I said. “That’s exactly what I wanted you to say. You didn’t have to pray for God to give you faith to be saved. Why then would you have to pray for God to give you faith to be healed?”

He jumped up and said, “You know, that whole prayer isn’t worth a dime, is it? We’re going to have to throw that whole prayer away!”

I said, “You see it, but you’re not the one who needs healing. What about you, sister?”

She said, “I see it! I see it! I accepted Jesus as my Savior and I was saved. Now then, if I accept Him as my Healer, I’m healed!”

Confession: I don’t have to pray for faith to be healed. I simply accept Jesus as my Healer, just as I accepted Him as my Savior.

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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