Anointed With Power
And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul. — ACTS 19:11
We can learn something from the Lord Jesus Christ’s ministry and from the apostle Paul’s ministry. Notice the similarity between Acts 19:11 and Acts 10:38. Acts 19:11 and 12 says, “And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.” Acts 10:38 says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”
Many people read these verses without really looking at them and say, “Yes, but that was Jesus and Paul. Jesus was the Son of God, and Paul was an apostle.” They miss the whole thing. They say, “That couldn’t happen today, because I’m not Jesus, and I’m not an apostle.”
But notice that these verses do not tell you something that Jesus did or Paul did; they tell you something that God did. God anointed Jesus of Nazareth. And then Jesus did something with that anointing.
God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul. How do you suppose God wrought those special miracles by the hands of Paul? It must have been the same way—by anointing him with power. When Paul laid hands on those cloths, they became storage batteries, so to speak, of God’s power. Then, when those cloths were laid on the people’s bodies, that power was transmitted to their bodies, the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
God anoints men and women with healing power today. And anyone may receive of that anointing by faith.
Confession: God anointed Jesus. And then Jesus did something with that anointing. God anointed Paul. And then he did something with that anointing. The anointing, the healing power of God, is available to all. It is available to me!
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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