Healing Is Not Always Instantaneous
. . . And it came to pass, that, AS THEY WENT, they were cleansed . — LUKE 17:14
Some people say, “When Jesus healed people, He always healed them instantly.” Well, let’s look and see if He did. The Bible says that the ten lepers were healed as they went. People are healed today just as they were in Bible days. Some of them are healed instantly. But some are healed as they go.
Years ago, a woman wrote me a letter after a meeting I held in Houston, Texas, at Brother John Osteen’s church. She wrote, “Brother Hagin, I was carried to the meeting in Houston for you to lay hands on me and pray. I’d had two strokes and my left side was paralyzed. I couldn’t walk. I was carried into the healing line. The doctor said that if I had a third stroke, it would probably kill me. He said that I could have one at any time.
“You laid hands on me and the power of God came on me. I fell on the floor under the power and lay there for a while. Then I began to move a little and make an effort to get up. I was helped to my feet, but I couldn’t walk. I wasn’t any better. Then I was carried out of the building.”
She continued, “Some folks might have thought, Well, that poor dear woman didn’t get anything, because I saw her being carried in and carried out. I was placed in the back seat of the car. We got about two blocks away from the church when, suddenly, there was a warm glow that went through the left side of my body. Then I had feeling in my left side and was all right.”
You see, the power of God was administered to her at the church. The healing, or the manifestation, became evident later on. She was healed as she went.
Confession: I keep the switch of faith turned on. As I go about my day, the healing power of God is working in my body to effect a healing and a cure.
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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