The Ministry of Jesus
And he [Jesus] could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. — MARK 6:5
Many people are healed by a mutual faith—by their faith and the faith of whoever is ministering to them. Most people are healed by knowing and receiving for themselves what the Word of God says. You see, that’s the way the majority of people were healed under the ministry of Jesus.
Some people say, “Oh, if only I could have been there when Jesus was on the earth, I would have been healed because everybody always got healed under His ministry, regardless of their faith.” A person who says that has never read the Bible very closely. Mark 6:5 in the Greek reads that Jesus could do no mighty work except lay His hands on a few sick people with minor ailments. Those are the only ones who got healed under the ministry of Jesus in His hometown of Nazareth.
Well, why didn’t others get healed? Let’s look at the next verse. “And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching” (Mark 6:6). The reason they failed to get healed was because of their unbelief. So what did Jesus do? He went about their cities and villages teaching in their synagogues. He began to teach, because faith comes by hearing, and hearing the Word of God (Rom. 10:17).
Confession: I can be healed by simply knowing and receiving what the Word of God says—that healing belongs to me. I receive healing based on the Word of God.
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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