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Refuse To Be Denied

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God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? (Num. 23:19)

When I was sixteen years old and on the bed of sickness, I said to the Lord, “Lord, if Your Word is so, I’m coming off this bed. If I don’t come off this bed, it will be because You lied. And if the Bible is no good, I might as well throw it in the trash can and burn it up.” You need to settle on the integrity of the Word and then go after it “tooth and toenail.” Do not be deterred. Don’t let anything stop you.

If the Bible said it, then believe it. That settles it. After that pastor and I had counted that same offering three times, he said, “Let’s count it again. We’ve missed it somewhere.”

About that time, I remembered that I had an envelope in my pocket. A woman had given me the envelope at my book table. She had purchased a Bible for her husband and said, “I owe you $25.00 for the Bible, but I’m going to make out a check for more than that to include an offering for you.”

I got out the envelope and looked at the check. There was $25.00 for the Bible and $25.00 for an offering! That was almost $2.00 over what my wife and I had agreed on. I said, “I can go home now.” Someone might say, “Well, what would you have done if you hadn’t found it?”

I’d still be there counting it. More than fifty years later, I’d be right there! I wouldn’t budge, because I refuse to be denied. God’s Word works! You have to have that kind of determination to walk in the blessings of God. You have to refuse to be denied!

Confession: God is not a liar. What He has said in His Word is truth. And I believe what His Word says. I believe that by Jesus’ stripes, I am healed and made whole. I am determined! I refuse to be denied!

(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa, OK , USA.  www.rhema.org )

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