For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. —Romans 10:10
There are occasionally some who testify to healing and soon afterwards, when tempted, backslide from their healing, just as many professing conversion, and others professing the baptism, backslide. Yet we do not hear such harsh criticism concerning the latter as we do the former; all ministers and workers continue to urge men to become converted and baptized in the Spirit and warn them again backsliding. Why not do the same in reference to the healing of the body? What is wrong with this method? Did not Jesus give us to understand that all this was likely to occur, when He said, "Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you."
Then there may be here and there an isolated case of some enthusiast who declares he is healed and gives testimony to that effect, gladly offering to have it published, yet soon afterwards speaks of having only "taken it by faith."
And last, is it wrong to urge the person being ministered to, to act their faith by telling them to clap their hands and praise the Lord? Nay, verily, nay! I believe there can only be one answer to all the above questions, and that is, it is not wrong but is right, and therefore, these methods are encouraging faith in God with the persons being ministered to and to others desiring ministry.
Lord, help me to give witness with my mouth to the wondrous
works You are completing in my life. Amen.
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