Healed by Faith —Power
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. — 1 CORINTHIANS 2:5
Imogene’s mother, Mrs. Alexander, finally spoke up and said, “Imogene, I’d be careful if I were you. Maybe Kenneth knows something that we don’t know. When he was bedfast, I remember the doctor said, ‘That young man has the strongest willpower of any person I’ve ever seen in my life. He should have been dead months ago. I don’t know how he’s lived. I’ll give him ninety days at the most.’”
Well, those ninety days have stretched into more than sixty-five years! I wasn’t healed by willpower. I was healed by faith-power. Don’t substitute willpower for faith-power. You can go a while on willpower if you’re strong-willed, but it will break sooner or later.
I do know something about faith. It has worked for me for more than sixtyfive years. It’s not that I’m so smart. I just read it in the Bible. And I can share what I’ve learned with you.
I went home that night and went to bed praising God because I was healed. I got up the next morning, and my face was straight. I went to the Alexanders’ house and had a bowl of cereal for breakfast. I was grinning from ear to ear!
Imogene said, “Oh, I see you got your healing.”
I said, “Yes, I got it last night when Pastor anointed me with oil and prayed.”
She said, “Well, you didn’t have it when you left here.”
You see, if I had been walking by that kind of faith, it never would have materialized. Her kind of faith does not call things that be not as though they were.
Confession: I don’t base my faith on what I see or feel. I don’t base my faith on what other people think. I base my faith on God’s Word. There is power in 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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