But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
(1 Peter 3:4)
More than sixty-eight years ago when I was on the bed of sickness, I began to get a little glimpse of light from the Word of God concerning healing.
So I began to talk to other Christians about it. They would tell me, "Well, yes, God did heal under the Old Covenant, but that was just for the Jews. That's not for us nowadays."
Now many might have responded by thinking, Well, I guess that's a closed subject then. They're Christians, and they ought to know what they're talking about.
But, you see, I was no longer religious. I wasn't just a church person anymore. I had become a Christian. There's a difference between the two. Unfortunately, many church people have been religiously brainwashed; they've never really been taught the Bible. So many times, they just accept what they are told about the Bible.
Now when these religious people would tell me that healing is no longer for us today, my head - my intellect - would want to accept that, because my head had been educated that way.
My head had heard preachers and others say, "Yes, the Lord Jesus healed when He was here on the earth, and the apostles healed, all right. But the Lord did that just to get the Church established. When the last apostle died, all that ceased." I had heard that worn-out, washed-out theory over and over.
But my heart said, "That's not right." When I say "heart," I'm not talking about the physical organ that pumps blood. The heart of man is his spirit. The Bible also calls it "the hidden man of the heart" or "man's innermost being."
Something on the inside told me that I could be healed. I don't mean it was a voice; it was an inward intuition, an inward witness. Way down on the inside of me, I knew that what those religious people were saying was wrong.
Confession I listen to my heart, to my innermost being. And the Lord leads me and guides me into all truth.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )