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Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
(1 Peter 2:24)
While pastoring a Full Gospel church in north central Texas, I visited a dear woman and her husband in their home in the country. They had several children and many acres of farmland. They were wonderful people. Sister Foster had a Methodist background.

She said to me, "You know, Brother Hagin, my grandmother lived with us right in this very house. I remember the time someone came to town, rented a store building, and had a meeting there. Grandma was ninety-three years old then. My husband and I went to the meeting, and I came back and told Grandma about it. She said, 'Sounds like old-fashioned Methodism to me.' She encouraged us to go back.

"We went back, and the man announced that he was going to have a healing service. He was going to lay hands on the sick and anoint them with oil according to James 5:14. He said that the Lord still heals the sick today as He did in days gone by. I thought to myself, I'll tell Grandma about that and she won't want us to go back. I didn't want to go back, anyway.

"The next day, I told Grandma about it. She said, 'You must go hear him. Forty years ago in our Methodist church, a man came along preaching healing. He had everyone come down front and accept Christ as their Healer, just as we accepted Him as our Savior. I went down there and accepted Christ as my Healer. Do you remember me ever being sick in the last forty years?'

"I said, 'No. I just always thought you had a strong constitution.'

"She said, 'No. I accepted Christ as my Healer, and I haven't been sick in forty years. In fact, I'll have you know that I'm going to live and die without having sickness or disease in my body. You both go back and hear that.'"

They listened to Grandma. They went back and got filled with the Holy Ghost.

Just as I accepted Jesus as my Savior for life, I accept Him as my Healer for life. I no longer have to live with sickness and disease. I can enjoy a long life of health..
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications

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