Five Handkerchiefs Charged With the Power of God
So that from his [Paul’s] body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. — ACTS 19:12
One year, a Lutheran pastor from Omaha, Nebraska, attended our annual Campmeeting. He and his wife had received the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and several people in his church had become charismatic, so they all came to Campmeeting. The pastor brought five handkerchiefs and laid them on the platform. He had five people in his congregation who were ill. I laid hands on them with the anointing of God’s healing power.
When the meeting was over, the Lutheran pastor’s wife came down to retrieve the five handkerchiefs. She had them pinned together with each person’s name on each handkerchief. She reached down to pick up the handkerchiefs and felt something come out of them. It scared her, and she jumped back. (She later said it felt like electricity.)
Her husband was standing close by and said, “What’s the matter?” She had turned white. She said, “I don’t know. I don’t understand it. I started to pick those handkerchiefs up, and something came out of them. It went up my arm like electricity.”
The Lutheran pastor said, “Didn’t you hear what Brother Hagin said? That’s the healing power of God.” He grabbed the handkerchiefs and took them home. He gave one handkerchief to each of the five sick members in his church. And all five of them were healed.
We ought to expect the same thing to happen today that happened in Bible days. God’s power is the same today! You see, the Church has relegated the healing anointing to Jesus and to the Early Church. They’ve said, “Well, Jesus could; He is the Son of God. Paul could; he was an apostle.” But what about God? Is He the same God? Yes, He is! He never changes. He is still a healing God.
Confession: God never changes. The same healing power that was available in Bible days is available today. And that power drives out sickness and disease.
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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