The Devil Doesn’t Heal People
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. — JOHN 10:10
Many years ago, a healing evangelist was holding a meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. One of the ranchers there had a foreman who had a little girl who was lame. Well, this rancher started attending the evangelist’s tent meetings. Then the rancher went to his ranch and got his foreman, his foreman’s wife, and their lame little girl. He brought them to the meeting, and the twelve-year-old girl was healed.
The rancher owned five different ranches and was very wealthy. He attended one of the churches there in town. After the rancher told several people about the little girl who was healed, his pastor decided to get up and preach on it. He said, “I don’t doubt that the child got healed, all right, but the devil did it.”
After the service, the wealthy rancher went up to the pastor and said, “I want to get this clear, Pastor. Do you mean to tell me that the devil healed my foreman’s daughter?”
The pastor said, “Yes, exactly, because healing’s not for us nowadays. And the devil will heal people to mislead them.”
The rancher said, “I’ll tell you one thing. If the devil did it, he’s a pretty good devil. And I’ll tell you another thing. I won’t be back here, because I’m going where the things of God are real and where they are esteemed.” He had enough sense to leave. Actually, he went over to an Assembly of God church where they preached divine healing and people got healed.
Confession: The devil is a liar, a thief, and a destroyer. Jesus is the Healer. It is through Him that I have life more abundantly. I receive the healing that Jesus bought and paid for me to have. Healing is for me today.
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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