Heart Faith Versus Head Faith
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness. . . . For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. — ROMANS 10:10–11
Five years later, I was preaching in that same area, and the man who was healed of deafness and lameness was still well. He walked perfectly without a cane and didn’t need any hearing aids. He was seventy-seven years old. But this woman pastor was still in every healing line I had, trying to get healed.
Five more years went by and I visited the same area. The man, now eighty-two years old, was still healed from all the serious problems he’d had. He was still well and strong. And the woman pastor was still in every healing line I had.
She finally said, “I’m resigning my church. My health has gotten so bad that I can’t carry on.”
My heart went out to her, but I couldn’t help her because she refused to believe that she had something that her physical senses told her she didn’t have. That’s not Bible faith. The Bible says, “For with the HEAR T man believeth . . .” (Rom. 10:10).
Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” This woman pastor was not trusting in the Lord with all her heart. Instead, she was trying to trust the Lord with all of her senses. She was leaning unto her own understanding.
Many people practice Proverbs 3:5, but they practice it in reverse. They trust in their understanding and lean not to their heart. We are told to trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not unto our own understanding. What does it mean to believe with the heart? To believe with the heart is to believe independently of human reasoning or sense knowledge.
Confession: I believe with my heart. I listen to my heart. I don’t listen to my physical senses. I believe that I am healed no matter what my physical senses tell 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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