And he [Jesus] said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace. (Luke 8:48)
Many years ago, I read an article in a secular magazine. The article was written by a group of doctors from the University of Minnesota. They had a grant for several thousand dollars from the government to study alternative healing methods.
In the article, the doctors said, in effect, “We went back and examined all the old American Indian remedies. And we found that some of them that we had said wouldn’t work did work.
“After running them through our laboratory, we found out why they worked. We even tried old wives’ remedies. We didn’t turn any of them down. We’re in the healing business.”
They continued, “We also found out that divine healing works. We have records of people who were in the last stages of cancer, and were going to die.
But after a man of God came in, anointed them with oil, and laid hands on them, these people got up and left the hospital completely well, sometimes within two or three days.
“We couldn’t find a trace of the disease in their bodies! We know divine healing works, but we can’t put it through the laboratory like we did the other remedies. If we knew how it worked, we would share that healing with people also.”
When I read that, I thought, My Lord, I believe I’ll write to them and tell them how it works. I know how it works; it works by faith. Jesus said to the woman with the issue of blood, “Daughter, thy faith has made thee whole.”
Confession : If the woman in Luke 8:48 could be made whole by her faith, then my faith can make me whole.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )