Health Food – August 19

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God’s Willingness to Heal Is Unchanging


And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. — MATTHEW 8:3

When I was sick as a teenage boy, I believed that God could heal me. I believed that God was able to do anything. But I was taught that He wasn’t willing today. I heard people say, “Now God can do it. He has the power to do anything—if it is His will.”

I remember one particular pastor I heard on the radio who said just that. He talked about a nine-year-old boy whose parents were members of his church. This little boy was their only child. He was desperately ill and under the care of a doctor. The parents called this pastor, weeping, and said, “The doctor just left and said, ‘I’ve done everything I know to do. There isn’t anything anyone can do. I’m just going to tell you the truth about it. The child is not going to live. In fact, he’s dying now.’”

I heard the pastor say on the radio, “I knew James 5:14 was in the Bible, but I had never done anything about it.” James 5:14 and 15 says, “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up. . . .”

Confession: I believe what the Bible says. As others pray for me, anointing me with oil in the Name of the Lord, I am healed, because the Bible says that the prayer of faith shall save the sick.


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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