Set Your Goals High
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. — PSALM 91:16
In going from church to church preaching, I would try to get it over to people that it is the perfect plan of God that they live out their full length of time down here below without sickness or disease, and then fall asleep in Jesus. I’ve preached it for more than sixty-five years and I’m still preaching it. I haven’t changed my message.
The pastor would usually say to me, “Brother Hagin, I know all this is in the Bible, but you have just set it too high. Nobody can attain to it. A person can’t live without sickness.”
I would respond, “Well, I am. I’d rather set my goals high and reach half of them, than to set them at nothing and get all of it.” He agreed to that. That’s our problem many times in life—both naturally and spiritually. We set our goals too low.
I don’t know about you, but I want everything God has for me. I want the best. I don’t want to get into Heaven by the skin of my teeth, so to speak.
I enjoy reading the following verse in Douglas Mallock’s lesson “Is Healing for All?”
Death comes, and then, we blame our God and weakly say,
“Thy will be done.”
But never underneath the sod has God imprisoned anyone.
God does not send disease, or crime, or carelessness, or fighting clans.
And when we die before our time, the fault is man’s.
He is a God of light, not death.
He is one God that gives us birth.
He has not shortened by breath any on the earth.
And He would have us dwell within the world our full allotted years.
So blame not God, for our sin makes our tears.
Confession: It is God’s will that I live out my full length of time down here on the earth. It is God’s plan that I live without sickness and disease and eventually just fall asleep in Jesus.
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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