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Health Food Devotional

Faith To Be Healed

October 17, 2017

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
(Rom. 10:17)
Healing is in God's plan of redemption, so it belongs to all of us. And faith for obtaining healing comes the same way that faith for obtaining salvation comes - by hearing the Gospel (the Word of God) preached.

Acts chapter 14 tells us about the first missionary journey of Barnabas and Paul. It tells us where they went and what they did. Verse 7 says, "And there they preached the gospel."

Let's continue reading.
And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked: The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
(Acts 14:8-10)
This man was definitely healed on his own faith. He was not healed because Paul was an apostle, or by any special manifestation of the Spirit. He was healed because he had faith.

Where did he get the faith to be healed? Did he have faith to be healed because God just sort of flew over him like a bird and dropped faith down in his heart? No! He heard Paul speak.

There is a connection between hearing the Word preached or taught and having faith to be healed. He got faith to be healed from what he heard Paul speak. What did Paul speak? According to verse 7, he preached the Gospel or the Word of God.

I receive faith to be healed by hearing the Gospel, the Word of God. And then I act on my faith!
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications