Add Faith to the Power
And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. — MARK 5:34
Over the years, I’ve noticed that many people think that just because they feel the power of God go into them, they are automatically healed. Again and again, I’ve had people get tripped up by this and say to me, “Brother Hagin, can you help me?”
I always say, “Well, I will if I can.”
They respond, “When you prayed for me, I felt the power of God go through me. I felt a warm glow go all over me, and every symptom I had disappeared. For several days, I never felt better in my life. But now, every symptom has come back on me. I’m worse than I ever was. Can you help me?”
I say, “Yes, I sure can. Now you thought that just because you felt the power, you were healed. Is that right?”
“Yes, I sure did,” they say.
“Well,” I said, “that’s fine. But you didn’t add any faith to it. You just thought that the power was going to do it by itself. But you’re going to have to add faith to that power. Jesus said in Mark 5:34, ‘. . . Daughter, thy fait h hath made thee whole. . . .’ What did it? Her faith!”
I’ve had those same people come back to have hands laid on them again. And this time, they received their healing and held on to it. Even years afterwards, they were completely well.
We need to realize this: Sometimes the healing power of God is ministered to a sick person to the degree that the person is manifestly supercharged with the power of God, yet no real or final healing takes place until something happens that releases the faith of the individual.
Confession: I mix faith with the power of God in order to receive and keep my 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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