Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. (John 4:52)
This is another instance of healing in Jesus' ministry. Notice that the healing wasn't instantaneous. The Bible says that the nobleman's son began to amend from that hour - at the same hour Jesus said, "Thy son liveth" (v. 53).
What does that mean? That means he began to get better and better until, finally, he was all right.
On one occasion, I was preaching in an Assembly of God church in California. A woman was brought in an ambulance to the church auditorium. I never saw so much medicine and equipment keeping one person alive. She couldn't breathe without a machine. And a special nurse was with her all the time.
It took me a minute to find a place to lay hands on her, because she was nearly encased with various medical paraphernalia. I laid hands on her and prayed. I knew the power of God went into her. And I asked the nurse, "Can she hear?"
She said, "Yes, she can hear and understand what you say, but she can't talk."
So I said to her, "The healing power of God was administered to your body. I felt it flow out of my hands into your body. It will heal you. Believe that." Then I went on to pray for someone else.
They rolled her out. She didn't look any better. But from the moment the healing power of God was administered to her, she began to amend. Every day, she kept improving.
And after three days, she was taken off all the equipment and could breathe without it. She was up and about, walking around the house!
Confession: Every day I get better and better. Every day the healing power of God is working in my body. Every day I am able to do more.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )