Health Food – February 22

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Sickness Doesn’t Make You More Spiritual

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

Sickness and disease don’t make people more spiritual. They don’t bring out the best in people—in fact, they usually bring out the worst in them! Sick people can get cantankerous and hard to get along with.

A friend of mine once said, “Maybe God wants me sick,” as if to imply it was for some spiritual reason. I replied, “Well, you keep believing that and stay sick. I’ll keep believing God wants me well and stay well.” And so I have stayed well for sixty-five years, and he has been sick all those years. I like my way better.

Now if you want to believe that God wants you sick, go ahead and stay sick. But don’t ask me to pray for you. I’ve had people in a healing line say to me, “Brother Hagin, I believe the Lord just wants me sick.” And I’ve thought, Well, if He wants you sick, why are you here trying to get healed? If He wants you sick, then it would be a sin for you to try to get well.

People in the hospital have also said to me, “I don’t believe that it’s God’s will to heal me.” Well, if it’s not God’s will to heal them, why are they in the hospital trying to get well? According to their line of reasoning, if they ever did get well, they would be out of the will of God! No, the truth is that God wants people well.

Confession: It is God’s will that I be well. It is God’s will that I be healed.

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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