Health Food – February 20

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Is God Using Sickness t o Teach You Something?

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. — JAMES 1:17

Some would say, “If Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses, then why am I still sick?” Because you don’t believe it yet! Now you might mentally agree and say, “Yeah, that’s right.” But you don’t really believe it in your heart, because if you believed it in your heart, you would agree with God and say out of your mouth, “He took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses, so I don’t have them anymore.”

A person who believes that Jesus took his infirmities and sicknesses will hold fast to his confession even when he’s still hurting. He knows that Jesus bore his sicknesses. And those symptoms will disappear if he’ll hold fast to that confession.

Many people think that God wants them sick. But when I ask them why in the world He would want them sick, they don’t have an answer; they don’t know. I’ve been ministering healing for more than sixty-five years, and I’ve often had people say to me, “Maybe God is trying to teach me something.”

When I ask them, “How long have you been sick?” they might respond, “Twenty-five years.”

Then when I ask, “Have you learned anything?,” they say, “Well, no.” My reply to them is, “If God has been trying to teach you something for twenty-five years, He’s either not a very good teacher, or you’re a poor student.”

Dear Lord, it would be funny if it weren’t so pathetic.

Confession: God is good, and it is God’s will for me to be well. That’s His highest and perfect will for me, because His Word is His will, and it is revealed to me in His Word that He wants me well.

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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