Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck.(1 Tim. 1:19)
I've had church folks say to me, "Well, Brother Hagin, if Jesus took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses, why are so many Christians still sick?"
It's because they don't know what Jesus did. You see, healing doesn't just fall on you because Jesus took your infirmities and bare your sicknesses. The same is true regarding salvation. Jesus died and bore the sins of the worst sinner today just as much as He did your sins and mine.
Well, if He did, why isn't that sinner saved? Either because he hasn't heard about God's gift of salvation and what Jesus did for him, or he did hear and rejected it.
Let me give you an example. Years ago, two ministers of the Gospel I knew were facing death. One was in his forties, and the other was in his fifties. I shared with both ministers the same truths about God's healing power that I've shared with you.
One of them rejected that truth and died. The other one said, "Yes, I see that. It's all in the Word," and he was raised up from a deathbed.
Someone said to me, "Well, that was just the will of God. God took one of them and spared the other." No, it doesn't work like that. The same truth was presented to both of them. One of them rejected it, and the other accepted it.
Now that doesn't mean that because one of them rejected that part of the Word (healing) that he died and went to hell. Of course, he didn't. It just means he was robbed of the blessings that God intended He should have down here on earth.
Confession I want everything that belongs to me in Christ. I don't want to settle for second-best or third-best or fourth-best. If the Bible says it's mine, I'm going to have it. And healing is mine.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )