Kenneth E. Hagin
Bible Faith Study Course
“Confession Before Possession: Healing
This is true in regard to healing. I confess that by His stripes I am healed when the disease is still in my body.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs [sickness], and carried our sorrows [disease]: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Make the confession that by His stripes you are healed.
The disease and its symptoms may not leave your body at once, but as you hold fast to your confession, those symptoms will leave (Heb. 4:14). We are to hold fast to our profession or confession because we know that what God has said in His Word, He is able also to perform (Rom. 4:21).
17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he [Abraham] might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb:
20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
I know, too, that what God has said in His Word, He is able to make good in my life. I know that I’m healed because God said I am healed (Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24). It makes no difference to me what the symptoms are in my body. I laugh at them because of what the Word says.
I was holding a meeting for Brother Goodwin years ago. On three different nights of the meeting, I had alarming symptoms in my body. This third night, I just couldn’t get to sleep. The devil kept telling me that I wasn’t going to get my healing this time. I didn’t want to disturb anyone, so I pulled the blanket up over my head and started laughing. I didn’t feel like laughing, but I did it anyway. I made myself laugh. I went, “Ha, ha, ha, ha.” I just kept going on like that.”
“The devil kept telling me that I wasn’t going to get my healing, but I just kept laughing at him.
Finally, Satan asked me what I was laughing about. I told him I was laughing at him. He kept asking me over and over again what I was laughing at, and I kept telling him that I was laughing at him.
Satan told me I wasn’t going to get my healing, but I told him that the truth is, I didn’t have to get my healing because Jesus had already gotten it for me! First Peter 2:24 says, “. . . by whose stripes ye were healed.” I told the devil that if I was healed by Jesus’ stripes then, then I am healed now.
When I said this and continued to stand my ground, the devil scurried around and got his belongings and got out of there! He packed up and left! So no matter what the symptoms may be, I laugh at the devil.
I command the author of disease to leave my body, in the Name of Jesus. I am a victor. I’ve learned the law of faith: Confession of the promises of God comes before possession of
the promises. We must learn this law if we are going to be successful.
I boldly declare and confess God’s Word, then and only then do I possess the promised blessing or benefit.
I make my lips do the work. I give the Word its place. I take sides with the Word. If I side in with the disease and pain, there is no healing for me. But I repudiate the disease and the sickness with my words, which are an expression of my faith in God’s Word. My confession gives me possession.
Faith is governed by our confession.
If I say that I have been prayed for and I am waiting for God to heal me, then I am not in faith and I have repudiated my healing.
Instead, my confession should be this:
“The Word declares that I am healed. Based on God’s Word, I thank the Father for my healing now,
not when I see my healing.
And I praise Him I am healed because
according to His Word it is a fact.”
*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.