Kenneth E Hagin
Redeemed From Poverty, Sickness and Death
“Dr. Lilian B. Yeomans was a doctor who practiced medicine and surgery many years ago in
one of New York City’s largest hospitals. She began to take small amounts of dope to steady
her nerves and help her sleep when she felt exhausted from overwork. Eventually she became
so dependent on drugs—especially morphine—that she became an addict. She daily took fifty
times the normal dose of morphine normally prescribed for an adult male plus other drugs.
Although Dr. Yeomans took all the celebrated cures of her day and desperately tried to stop
taking drugs, she steadily grew worse. A nurse described her as “a skeleton with a devil
inside.” Her friends considered her case hopeless.
Dr. Yeomans had been saved as a young woman, but had backslid. When she found herself at
death’s door, she immersed herself in her long-neglected Bible, got back into fellowship with
God, and was healed in 1898 of the terrible drug habit that had almost claimed her life.
After receiving this healing, Dr. Yeomans preached the Gospel for forty some years. When she
and her sister inherited some property, they turned it into a “faith home,” taking people beyond
medical help who were seeking healing for their bodies.
Dr. Yeomans said they got nearly all of these people healed by working with them until they got
enough faith built up in their hearts (spirits) to receive healing from God. In one of her books
she gave the following example of building faith in a patient.One day a woman in the last stages of tuberculosis was brought to the home. Doctors had
given her up as beyond medical aid. When the ambulance brought the woman in, Dr. Yeomans
knew she was dying. Had she still been practicing medicine, Dr “Yeomans would have begun
to administer strong drugs immediately.
Instead, the woman was carried to an upstairs room, and Dr. Yeomans began reading the Bible
to her. She spent about two hours reading scriptures concerning divine healing; especially from
Deuteronomy 28 and Galatians 3:13.
“Then she instructed the dying woman to repeat to herself every waking moment, “According
to Deuteronomy 28:22, consumption (or tuberculosis) is a curse of the law. But according to
Galatians 3:13, Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. Therefore, I no longer have
The next morning, Dr. Yeomans asked the woman if she had been repeating what she’d
instructed her to say. She answered that it seemed as if she’d said it 10,000 times, but she
couldn’t understand what it meant. Dr. Yeomans read more scriptures to her and asked her to
continue repeating the same words.
The next day the story was the same. On the third morning, the woman still did not
understand. Dr. Yeomans had not even prayed with her yet, even though she’d been in her
“faith home” three nights. (I think sometimes we pray for people too quickly. We should instruct
them more in the Word first.)
On the afternoon of the third day, Dr. Yeomans and her sister were helping prepare the evening
meal when they heard a commotion upstairs. Their new patient came rushing down the stairs,
shouting at the top of her voice, “Sister Yeomans “did you know? Christ has redeemed me,
and I no longer have tuberculosis! It’s gone now!”
You see, Dr. Yeomans realized that the way into the heart is through the mind. She knew if the
woman would say to herself often enough, “According to Deuteronomy 28:22, consumption is
a curse of the law. But according to Galatians 3:13, Christ hath redeemed me from the curse of
the law. Therefore, I no longer have tuberculosis,” the truth eventually would register on her
*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.