While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.(Hebrews 3:15)
Over the years, I've had frustrated saints say to me: "I knew So-and-so twenty years ago. They used to come here to church, but they haven't been to church for years, while I've been faithful and have been here every Sunday. Yet they came to the altar the other night and got healed, and I've been seeking healing for almost a quarter of a century. Why won't the Lord heal me?"
I say to them, "The Lord has already done all He's ever going to do about healing you. The Bible says, 'Himself took your infirmities and bare your sicknesses' [Matt. 8:17].
"God laid your sickness and disease on Jesus nearly two thousand years ago, so He's already purchased healing for you. It's yours. God has your healing already packaged up in a nice package with your name on it. He's just waiting for you to come and claim your possession."
They respond, "Yes, Brother Hagin, I know all that, but now let me tell you what I believe about it. I just believe that if it's God's will, He will heal me in His own good time and in His own way."
I say, "He won't, because you've shut the door on Him. You've closed the door in His face."
So how do you keep the door open? Have an open mind and heart and be receptive to the Word. Don't substitute what you think or even what you believe about the situation. Instead, determine what the Word of God says about the situation, and believe that.
Confession I will not shut the door on God. I believe what His Word says. Healing already belongs to me, because Jesus purchased it for me nearly two thousand years ago.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )