Kenneth E. Hagin
Bible Healing Study Course
“There’s Healing Power in the Name of Jesus!
The Name of Jesus belongs to you as a Christian, and you have a right to use that Name. But you need to know the power and the authority that’s in Jesus’ Name, and you must learn to exercise that authority.
12 Verily, verily, I [Jesus] say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”
“Make a Demand in the Name of Jesus. According to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, the meaning of the Greek word “ask” in John 14:13,14 implies a demand of something due. Jesus told the disciples, “If ye shall ASK [demand] any thing IN MY NAME, I WILL DO IT” (John 14:14). Jesus was not talking about prayer here; He was talking about using His Name as a basis for authority.
In the Early Church, healing was used as a means of advertising the Gospel as well as a means of blessing and helping people. The Apostle Peter knew that there is power in the Name of Jesus. Peter used the authority in that Name to command sickness and disease to go.”
1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth rise up and walk.
7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
“Peter didn’t demand anything of God when he commanded, “. . . In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (v. 6). You see, God never made that man crippled to begin with—Satan did. Peter used the Name of Jesus to set the crippled man free from the bondage of Satan. Peter demanded that the man arise and walk in Jesus’ Name, because Jesus said, “Whatever you demand in My Name, I will do!”
When the man was healed, the crowd thought that Peter and John had healed him. If people aren’t careful, they will look to man to heal them. Later in Acts 3:16, Peter told the people exactly how the crippled man had been made whole. He said, “And HIS [Jesus’] NAME through faith in HIS NAME hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness. . . .” You see, it is that Name—the Name of Jesus—which guarantees the answer!”
“Using the Name of Jesus To Obtain Healing.
The Name of Jesus belongs to you as a Christian, and you have a right to use that Name. When sickness or disease tries to attack you, you can command it to leave your body. That’s how I’ve been able to live for more than sixty-five years now without having a headache. I didn’t say symptoms of a headache never tried to attack me. I said I haven’t had a headache in more than sixty-five years. When a symptom came, I demanded it to leave in Jesus’ Name, and it left!
If sickness or disease comes to you, instead of accepting it and talking about your troubles, say, “In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, leave my body!” And the sickness or disease must go! You may say, “I tried that, and it didn’t work.” Using the Name of Jesus doesn’t work by trying it; it works by doing it! Your spirit man—the real you on the inside—is the ruler of your body. In other words, you are the ruler, or the caretaker of your own body. You are the one who must exercise dominion over it—not someone else.
“I like what Smith Wigglesworth said: “If someone asks, ‘How is Smith Wigglesworth feeling today?’ I tell him, ‘I never ask Smith Wigglesworth how he feels; I tell him how he feels!’”
“That’s right in line with what Paul said: “I bring my body into subjection.” Some Christians don’t bring their bodies into subjection—they are body-ruled. That’s what it means to be carnal. Yet every Christian has the ability to bring his or her body into subjection, as Paul did. Just because Paul was an apostle, doesn’t mean he was any more saved than you are; he didn’t have any more authority over his body than you do over yours. But Paul exercised his authority. He brought his body into subjection.
You are the ruler of your own body. If you weren’t the ruler of your own body, then you couldn’t bring it into subjection, and you couldn’t present it to God as a living sacrifice according to Romans 12:1. You wouldn’t be able to take authority over any sickness or disease that might try to harm you. But you are the ruler of your own body, and, thank God, you have a right to freedom from pain, sickness, and disease in the Name of Jesus! But you must exercise the authority which belongs to you in that Name.
When you take authority over sickness or disease in your body and command it to leave in Jesus’ Name, you are demanding something due you: freedom from “whatever it is that has attacked your body. John 14:14 says, “If ye shall ask [or demand] any thing in my name, I will do it.” You’re not demanding anything of God; you’re demanding something of demon forces because sickness and disease come from the devil, not from God.”
*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.