Kenneth E. Hagin
Bible Faith Study Course
Hindrance To Healing: Lack of Understanding About Holding Fast to Our Confession of Faith
Another hindrance to faith is a lack of understanding that we are to hold fast to our confession of faith. In Hebrews 10:23 it says, “. . . let us hold fast our profession [confession].” Our faith keeps pace with our confession.
23 Let us HOLD FAST the PROFESSION [confession] OF OUR FAITH without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;).
10 For with the HEART man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth CONFESSION is made unto salvation.
23 . . . That whosoever shall SAY unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his HEART, but shall believe that those things which he SAITH shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he SAITH.
When I was preaching in St. Louis once, a young Full Gospel minister who was serving as youth director of the church there, said to me, “Brother Hagin, I’m thirty-two and the doctors have said it is impossible for my wife and me to have any children. Will you talk with me and my wife and pray with us?”
I told them I would. So we talked and his wife said she would begin to confess that they would have a child. She said that she would begin to say that they would have a child
instead of saying they would like to have one.
After twelve months, I received a letter that said they had a bouncing baby girl! All they needed to do was to act upon the Word.”
“Faith is measured by our confession. Our usefulness in the Lord is measured by our confession. Sooner or later, we become what we confess.
There is a confession of our hearts and a confession of our lips and when these two harmonize, we become mighty in our prayer life.
The reason so many are defeated is that they have a negative confession. They talk of their weaknesses and failures and invariably they go down to the level of their confession.
There is a scriptural law that I discovered from the lips of Jesus in Mark 11:23: “. . . he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
The scriptural law is this: Our confessions rule us. In other words, you are what you say.
We see an example of a confession of faith which resulted in healing in Mark chapter 5.
28 For she SAID, If I may touch but his clothes, I SHALL BE WHOLE. . . .
34 And he [Jesus] said unto her, “Daughter, THY FAITH hath made thee WHOLE; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
What she said was her faith speaking. And it came to pass!”
“God, we will cause our faith to grow and increase. Every believer can see the promises of God come to pass in his life if he will take time to meditate on who he is in Christ and what he has in Christ and act like God’s Word is true!”
*When we speak the Word of God and hold fast to His promises – The Word of God and the Spirit of God can manufacture and or curtail anything our body needs. There can be healings which are that which restore and revive. There are creative measure which actually create, alter, and manufacture what is needed. Romans 8:11 says, “if the Spirit Who raised Christ from the dead lives in you. – He Who raised Christ from the dead will QUICKEN – MAKE ALIVE YOUR MORTAL BODY – through His Spirit that dwells in you. Those are very bold and broad terms. There is quite a bit of healing and creative power in that verse. When the Holy Ghost raised Jesus from the dead – that means that He had to HEAL JESUS OF WHAT KILLED HIM. Then because Jesus was raised from the dead and His APPEARANCES TELL US HE WAS DIFFERENT. So the Spirit Who raised Jesus healed Him of what killed Him and then RE-CREATED and MADE ALIVE THE BODY THAT HE WOULD NOW HAVE FOR THIS NEXT DISPENSATION. Whatever you need you can find in speaking the simple word of God. Hold fast to your confession – miracles, healings, signs and wonders will be yours!
*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.