A Desperate Situation
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. — MARK 16:1822
At a meeting one time, a woman whose husband was a senator said to me, “I want one of those instant treatments.” She was talking about receiving an instant manifestation of healing.
I said, “Well, I’m not giving out treatments.”
The senator said to his wife, “Honey, the Lord is the one who does it, not the minister.”
“Yes,” she said, “but I’ve suffered for so long, and I’m tired of suffering. I want one of those instant treatments.”
I said, “All I can tell you is that the Bible says, ‘. . . They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover’ [Mark 16:18]. I can lay hands on you and expect you to recover.” So I laid hands on her and prayed.
About ten days later, I saw the senator and his wife again. He stood up in the meeting and asked the associate pastor if he could testify.
He said, “You know, we’re not Full Gospel; we’re Baptist. I brought my wife to be prayed for because the doctors had given up on her.”
He told everyone what medications his wife had been taking and continued, “She hadn’t been able to do anything. We have a housekeeper, but my wife has always liked to cook. Yet she hadn’t been able to cook in thirteen years. But I want you to know something. My wife is not only cooking now, she has dismissed the housekeeper and is doing all the housework and cooking! She gets up and cooks my breakfast every morning before I go to work. And she sleeps well at night now. Before, she couldn’t sleep without taking all kinds of medications. Now she just sleeps like a baby!
“I wanted to come here and testify. I’m Baptist, but I wanted to thank you Full Gospel people. I guess we wouldn’t have come if we hadn’t been so desperate. We felt that if there was help in God, we were going to find it. And we did. Thank you.”
Confession: I know that the help I need is found in God. He is my Healer!
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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