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Health Food Devotional

Faith and Power

November 30, 2015

Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power.
(2 Thess. 1:11)
I remember one gentleman whom I laid hands on fifteen or sixteen times during the course of an extended meeting we held.

I thought to myself, That poor fellow! Dear Lord, I've laid hands on him, and every time, it's like laying hands on a doorknob. But somehow, he eventually got his faith into action.

I was standing on the platform and laying hands on people as they walked by. Usually, I lay hands on people and pray, but since I had already laid hands on this man many times, I intended to just touch him and send him on his way. I thought, He is not going to get anything, anyway.

But when I touched the man's forehead, he jerked the power of God out of me until all I could see in my eyes was what looked like lightning.

I felt as if I had gotten hold of an electric wire. (The power of God in the spirit realm is a lot like electricity in the natural realm.) I mean, I saw fire! With my eyes wide open, I saw fire shooting like lightning.

Faith gives action to God's power. Faith puts it to work. The power is inactive, inoperative, and inert until faith is exercised.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications