For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.(1 Cor. 11:31)
Years ago, God told me to talk to one of the most outstanding healing evangelists of that time in America. In his ministry, I saw some of the greatest healings I have ever seen - blind eyes opened and deaf-mute people healed instantly!
God said to me, "You go tell that man that if he doesn't judge himself, he won't live much longer. First, tell him to walk in love toward his fellow man, particularly his fellow ministers. Second, tell him to judge himself on money. And, third, tell him to judge himself on diet."
Well, he didn't judge himself. Within three years time, he was dead. Was it the will of God? No. Yet there were many healings and miracles under this man's ministry. Brother Oral Roberts said to me, "I believe that man was the greatest man of faith. He had more faith than anyone I've ever seen."
I said, "I guarantee that's true. He was a man of faith; he would dare the devil." But the problem was, he started daring God. You can get by with daring the devil, but when you start daring God, you're in trouble. But it didn't have to be that way. It wasn't the highest purpose of God for him to die early.
If you'll judge yourself, you'll not be judged. If you've sinned and done wrong, just say, "That's wrong. I've sinned." If you've missed it, admit you did and ask God for forgiveness. If you'll judge yourself, you won't be judged, and you can walk on in health.
Confession I will judge myself. I will turn from wrong ways and will follow God's ways. Then I will walk in health and healing.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )