Kenneth E. Hagin
Healing Belongs To Us
“We should stay open for manifestations of the Spirit of God, but we do not have to wait for one in order to be healed.
The gifts of healings have been manifested many times in my ministry, but I cannot make them work at will any more than Elisha could make supernatural manifestations work at will. I can’t push a button or pull a lever and the gifts start working. They operate as the Spirit wills, because He is doing it, not I.
Healing belongs to us. It isn’t simply a matter of prayer. It isn’t simply a matter
of some spiritual gift in operation.
Healing belongs to us because it has been provided for us by the Lord Jesus Christ.
I endeavor to help sick people understand this. I want to help them get healed one way or another — either by supernatural manifestations of the Spirit of God in my ministry or by getting God’s Word into them so that faith will rise in their own hearts. Then when I do lay hands on them and pray, they will receive their healing through our mutual faith.”
“This laying on of hands was to be a point of contact where the people would release their faith in God’s Word; and by their faith and my faith helping them all I could, they would receive their healing.”
“While I was preaching a meeting in Texas, a Pentecostal woman brought her little girl for prayer. This child, who was about nine years old, also had been stricken with polio. Her left leg dangled. A brace was on her foot, but when her mother removed the brace, the child couldn’t walk. The limb was wasted away.
In this instance, I felt no supernatural manifestation. I had preached God’s Word and the mother had believed. I laid hands on the child, prayed, and there was no manifestation. The woman took the child home, apparently in the same condition.
When she removed the child’s brace to give her a bath, the foot was still turned. The leg still hung out limply from the hip. The mother placed the child in the bathtub, got on her knees, and started to bathe her.
“She recalled, “I began to cry and say, ‘Lord, I am sorry. I wanted my baby to be healed.’
Then I remembered what Brother Hagin had said, and my faith quickened. I believed the Word of God. I believed that healing virtue flowed into her then, (when hands were laid upon her.)
It was just a matter of believing God’s Word.
“Suddenly, I heard something like dry sticks popping. I looked down, and that leg straightened out right in front of my eyes!”
Both legs became the same size, and the child was able to walk normally.
This miracle came through preaching and teaching the Word of God AND through a faithful mother’s believing and acting upon God’s Word.
I believe in supernatural manifestations. We have them in our meetings. We expect them, and we should expect them. But in the meantime we must preach God’s Word, and believers must continue to feed on God’s Word concerning divine healing to keep their faith strong. Healing belongs to us!”
*At Campmeeting in Tulsa – attendees seeking healing would be required to go to a booth in the lobby. There they were required to fill out a card stating what healing they were seeking.
They were given a card in return – an entrance to the healing lines when they would be called.
These lines were toward the end of the week. It gave believers time to attend 3 services a day to hear the Word of God preached. It gave them time to have their faith built. Then when it was time for their card – a line would be called.
Rhema was very staunch at people if they were to try to come into the lines without having filled out a card. Much of it was the honor system. They would tell people not to get in the lines if they had not filled out a card.
If people entered the line in the right way – and after hearing the Word all week – their own faith would put a demand on the anointing upon the minister laying hands on them.
Their faith, the minister’s faith, the anointing, the agreement and that explosive atmosphere would arc the power through the minister and quicken the body of the believer.
However – if someone had broken the rules – if someone was entering the line for the touch of curiosity, or to be close to the minister, etc. – if they had not filled out a card – Brother Hagin said it would affect the anointing.
He said he would lay hands on these individuals and it would knock the anointing out of him for like the next two or three people who had come in obedience.
The rules and laws of faith are extremely powerful. FAITH IS A REAL TANGIBLE SUBSTANCE – IT IS THE SCIENCE OF GOD. WHEN WE SIMPLY FEED ON THE WORD, SPEAK THE WORD, AND KEEP THE SWITCH OF FAITH ON – HEALINGS, SIGNS WONDERS AND MIRACLES WILL BE WROUGHT! KEEP THE SWITCH ON!
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.