Health Food Devotional
Hold Fast to What Belongs to You!July 4, 2015
I remember a man who was marvelously healed in one of my meetings in Oklahoma. He couldn't walk by himself, but he was instantly healed and could walk just as good as anyone.Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
Also, he couldn't hear without a hearing aid. He couldn't even hear it thunder. He hadn't heard for seven years without his hearing aid. Instantly, his ears were opened and he could hear.
About ten days later, the same man was back in my meeting. He couldn't walk by himself, and he couldn't hear without his hearing aid. He'd lost it all. Now he had maintained it for ten days and was perfectly all right. But, you see, without good teaching about what belonged to him and how to hold fast to it, he lost his healing.
Matthew chapter 12 gives us an example of a man who was delivered but then became worse than he was to begin with.
It is necessary that we study the Word and get the Word of God in us. We must be filled up with the Word and give no place to the devil. It is important that we know who we are in Christ, what we have in Him, including healing, and how to hold fast to it.When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first....
I study the Word. I get the Word of God in me. I learn who I am and what I have in Christ Jesus. Then I hold fast to it!
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications