You Must Believe
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things
are possible to him that believeth. . — MARK 9:23
I remember that while preaching in a large Full Gospel church in Oklahoma in 1950, I saw a young woman in the services. I didn’t know whether or not she was a member of the church, but I saw that she was on crutches. She could swing her body along between crutches by putting enough weight on her feet to move the crutches along. It would take her about ten minutes to go twenty or twenty-five feet.
Well, I noticed that she didn’t get in any of the healing lines, although she was in the services. One night, she stopped me as I went out the side door after the service. She had positioned herself there because she knew that I would go out that door.
She said, “Brother Hagin, who’s going to have faith for my healing—me or you?”
I said, “Most of the time, people are healed by a mutual faith—in other words, a combination of both yours and mine. I’m going to have enough faith to pray for it, and you must have enough faith to receive it.”
“Well,” she said, “if I’m supposed to believe anything, just forget it!” And she didn’t come back to hear me preach anymore. I was there two weeks after we spoke, and she never attended another one of my services.
Confession: All things are possible to those who believe. And I believe God’s Word. I’m a believer, not a doubter.
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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