Have the Tenacity of a Bulldog!
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. — MATTHEW 11:12
Sometimes in the area of healing, particularly when chronic illness is involved, you have to do what the Scripture says: You have to take it by force! Sometimes you just have to get violent about it, and have the tenacity of a bulldog—grab hold of God and His Word and don’t ever turn loose!
I’ll tell you what I literally did on one occasion. Some time after I was healed as a teenager, all of my heart symptoms came back, and the devil kept bringing to my mind everything that the doctors had said. The devil said, “Now you’ve got all these symptoms and you’re going to die, just like the doctors said. There isn’t anything that medical science can do. They’ve already told you that, so there’s no use to look to medical science. You’re going to die.”
I said, “Mr. Devil, the Bible said, ‘Himself took my infirmities and bare my sicknesses.’ I don’t care what the symptoms are. I don’t care how I feel, or what I look like. According to the Word of God, I believe that I am healed.”
Then I put my Bible down on the floor and stood on it. I said, “God, to illustrate a spiritual fact, I’m standing on the Word of God.” I talked to the devil, then I talked to God. I had barely finished my conversation when every symptom disappeared. Sometimes you just have to get desperate about the situation and say, “That’s it. I’m standing on the Word of God, no matter what.”
Confession: I am standing on the Word of God. I don’t care what the symptoms are, or how I feel. I believe according to the Word of God that I’m 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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