Kenneth W. Hagin
Often today believers affirm their faith publicly, but when they are by themselves, they begin to question God. They wonder if He can really help them. The moment they start doubting, they begin wavering in their faith.
The Bible is very clear about the danger of wavering.
James 1:6–7 (NIV)
6 When you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
Faith does not look at circumstances, and it doesn't regard feelings. It stays completely focused on God's Word. Unfortunately, some people allow their situations and feelings to "speak" louder than Scripture.
Some people lose their healing because they stop looking at the Word and focus on what's going on in their body. It's dangerous to do this, because before long they will start talking wrong. They'll begin to say things like, "I thought I was healed. I guess I lost my healing."
When we start talking like that, we throw out our healing and open the door for the devil and all of his junk to come back in. If we would just stand strong on the Word, every symptom would leave.
LOOK TO THE WORD
Anytime the enemy bombards your mind with his lies, you must counter those lies with the Word of God. When lack rears its ugly head, read what God said about prosperity. When sickness impacts your body, meditate on healing scriptures. When fear invades your life, find peace scriptures to read. When impossibilities stare you in the face, the Word holds your answer.
Reading God's promises keeps us focused on them instead of on the distractions that are sent to prevent us from receiving what God has for us. When facing the impossible, we can't afford to look at whatever is coming against us.
The first thing Abraham did to receive from God was to trust Him. He believed what God said. Then his second line of defense was his confession. His words never veered from the Word. Knox's translation of Romans 4:20 says that Abraham "shewed no hesitation or doubt at God's promise, but drew strength from his faith, confessing God's power."
Some people think they only have to mentally agree with the Word. But it takes more than that. We have to talk our faith. We have to proclaim with our mouths what we believe.
If we're having trouble maintaining our confession, it's probably because we've lost our focus on the Word. When we're constantly reading and meditating on Scripture, it will come out in our words. On the other hand, it's impossible to have a clear and specific confession of faith when we don't know what the Word says. We can't confess our faith in God's promise if we don't know what He has promised.
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