‘I Could Have Done More’
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. — ROMANS 8:1
This businessman said, “You don’t understand what I’ve done.”
I thought from the way this man talked that he had committed some terrible sins. So I said, “Just what awful sins have you committed?”
“Brother Hagin,” he said with tears, “It’s not so much sins of commission. I don’t know if I’ve done anything wrong. It’s sins of omission. The Bible says, ‘Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin’ [James 4:17]. Now I’m a businessman and I’ve always had money. I have supported the church and paid tithes, but I could have given much more money. I could have prayed more. I could have been more faithful to my church.”
I said, “I want to ask you a question. Have you committed the sin of omission four hundred and ninety times in one day?”
He said, “No, I haven’t done that four hundred and ninety times in thirty-six years!” I got him to see that from those scriptures in Matthew and James. I laid hands on him in the office and prayed. He was healed.
Years later when he was in his seventies, I learned that he had just retired from business. Now he could have died in his mid-fifties, and someone would have said, “That was the will of God. God took him home.” No! He could have gone home if I had not gotten his faith to work. If he hadn’t accepted what I said to him, I couldn’t have helped him. And if he hadn’t done what the doctors said, he would have probably fallen dead.
Confession: There is therefore now no condemnation to me who is in Christ Jesus. I forgive myself freely, because I know that God has forgiven me! I am qualified to receive the blessings of God, such as healing.
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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