Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.(John 17:17)
I was holding a meeting in Oklahoma, and several churches were cooperating. The associate pastor of the church where we were holding the meeting said to me one day, "Brother Hagin, why doesn't Sister _______ receive her healing?"
"Well," I said, "I don't know. I don't even know who Sister _______ is." He went on to explain to me that Sister _______ was a pastor from one of the churches that was cooperating with this meeting. When he described her, I remembered seeing her.
He said, "She's been in every healing line and hasn't received her healing. So some of the folks from our church who need healing have said, 'If Sister _______ can't get healed, there is no use in us getting in the healing line.'
"I've known her all my life. She used to be Presbyterian before she was baptized with the Holy Ghost. One time, she was voted the most outstanding Christian among the Presbyterians in her part of the state. After being filled with the Holy Ghost, she built a church and pastored it very successfully.
She is such a holy person, a separated person, and an outstanding minister of the Gospel.
People are concluding that if she's in the healing line every night and can't get healed, they're not going to get healed either."
Well, that was wrong thinking. And that kind of thinking will defeat you.
Confession: I think in line with God's Word. I look to God's Word as the authority in my life. I don't look at other people, or the experiences of other people, to determine what is true. I look to the Word of God.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )