Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it. (Jer. 1:12)
I said to the pastor of that church, "I can't go home. My wife and I agreed that there would be a certain amount, and it's $23.12 short."
He said, "Well, bless God, if you agreed on it, it's here. We've made a mistake. Let's count it again." So he counted his half again and I counted the other half. We came up with the same figure.
I said, "No, I can't accept that. My wife and I agreed. There has to be that much money."
You see, if we'd be persistent with the Bible like we are with other things, we'd get results. We counted those two piles of money four times!
And we still came up with the same figure. We were $23.12 short.
I said, "My wife and I agree it's got to be here. That, or I've got to go back to every church where I've preached and tell them that Matthew 18:19 is a lie." Now I don't know about you, but I'm that honest about it. If it's so, I'm going to have it.
If the Word says something belongs to me, I'm going to enjoy the benefit of it. If I can't receive it after I know I've done what the Bible said, I'm just going to throw it away.
That's what I said as a sixteen-year-old boy on the bed of sickness when I began to see what Mark 11:23 and 24 said. The Word works if we will work the Word properly - if we do what it says to do.
Confession: God watches over His Word to perform it. What He said in His Word, I can have! I can have health, healing, and wholeness!
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa, OK , USA. www.rhema.org )