Kenneth E. Hagin
Keys To Scriptural Healing
“A number of years ago I was troubled with alarming physical symptoms just before bedtime. I knelt by my bedside to pray and claim the appropriate promises of God regarding healing. I got went to bed, but these symptoms only grew worse.
I continued to praise God for healing and finally managed to fall asleep. Almost immediately I was awakened by these symptoms. Finally I said, “Lord, I just don’t know how much longer I can take this.”
I continued to praise Him, and soon fell asleep again. However, I was awakened the third time. Then, in my spirit I heard these words “Consider not.” The scripture from Romans 4 concerning Abraham was given to me.I began to rejoice, because I knew the Word. It said that Abraham “. . . considered not his own body now dead . . . neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb . . . but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform” (Romans 4:19-22). I knew that Abraham had God’s promise that Isaac would be born. In fact, God didn’t say He was going to do it; He said, “I have made thee the father of many nations.” He sees the future better than we see the past. He speaks as if it is already done, because in His sight it is done. Abraham’s physical senses told him it was impossible to father a child at his age (about 100 years old), yet, “he considered not his own body.”
My struggle was with appropriating physical healing in my body as alarming physical symptoms persisted. But I didn’t pay any attention to my body; I rejoiced in the promise of God. Symptoms and pain persisted, however, and finally I said, “Lord, I am not considering my body. I am keeping my mind off it as much as I can, praising You, but it is a little difficult, and I don’t seem to be making much progress.”
The Holy Spirit spoke again and said, “Consider Him.” I knew again that this is in the Word: “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus” (Heb. 3:1).
First I had His Word that said, “Consider not,” and I was considering not, but I wasn’t
“Some think, If I close my eyes, the problem will go away.
But at the same time the Bible tells you not to consider the things that are against you, it tells you what you should consider: “Consider Him.” I began to consider Him.
I began to consider the Word that said, “. . . Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses” (Matt. 8:17). I began to consider Isaiah 53:4 as found in Dr. Isaac Leeser’s literal Hebrew translation:
“Our diseases did he bear himself, and our pains he carried: while we indeed esteemed him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.”
I began to look back and see God lay my sickness and my pains on Jesus. Soon I fell into a deep sleep.
I rested well!
I awakened the next morning with all my symptoms gone.
* So many times we battle symptoms at night. Use that time. Get up – go to another place in the house. Make a line in the sand. Begin to speak the Word regarding your symptoms. You can even tell the devil if he is going to bug you – then you will use this time to glorify God – you know the devil don’t like that! Speak the Word until peace and joy start rising us. In BrotherHagin’s case here – 2 revelations of the Word rose up. CONSIDER NOT YOUR BODY – AND – CONSIDER JESUS! What an astounding revelation!! These two ingredients – when mixed together – create a powerful drug that knocked out his symptoms! I encourage you to do the same!!
*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.