After you have heard the Word, believed the Word, and received the Word, you have to confess the Word. Hold fast your confession; don’t ever let it go. Confess your healing to the Lord. When the devil comes by, and he will, confess it to him. Every time a symptom arises, confess the Word. It is dead; it is gone.
By T. W. Barnes
The working of miracles of signs and of wonders gives definite proof that Jesus lives.
Jesus’ custom was to go to the synagogue. He had no great following then. But when he went to the wilderness to fast and pray, He returned in power. Then the multitudes began to follow Him, because the supernatural was being released. Jesus said, I the son of man can do nothing, but what I see the Father doing. If the virgin born Son of God in the flesh could do nothing, what do you think we can do? We must also say, “It is not me that doeth the works, but my Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.”
The next great supernatural move in the earth will be the gift of miracles. We need to pray for God to give men who love and preach this truth the gift of miracles. Faith for divine healing is a miracle. It is so easy, but we make it hard. We make it hard to get the Holy Ghost. You know, on the day of Pentecost there was not anyone to work with the seekers. The Holy Ghost just fell on them.
I remember going to a little town. Everyone there fought me. I even met with the preachers and they told me, “We don’t need you here.” They wouldn’t let me have a little community house. They told me dances were held there. (These were preachers talking.) I asked them how many people they had in their churches and they told me. I said, “You are not even reaching ten percent of the people here. I only ask for the other ninety percent.”
They still said no, so I got a little ragged tent and pitched it in the town. The crowds came. We needed a break. I said, “God, I don’t know what You are going to do, but You told me to come here.”
Someone brought a man in a wheel chair every night. He was deaf—could hardly hear it thunder. They put him right in the speaker so he could listen. Every night they would bring him in and put him by the speaker.
One night the Lord said, “All right it is time for revival to start. Go back there and tell him to get out of that wheel chair and I am going to heal him.” When I did, he leaped out, started running, and hollering, “I can hear and I can walk!” Every night after that, he came in running the aisles. God filled him with the Holy Ghost and revival broke out. We were able to build a church in that town. God knows how to start a revival.
Let me give you five steps to a miracle.
- Hear the Word.
Hear it deep; go to church, hear the Word, get it inside. Pray it inside. Live it day and night. There is nothing greater than living in the Word. I can send the Word, one will hear it and get healed, another will hear it, but stop it in the eardrum. It never gets to the cancer or sickness. Doubts can stop the Word when it hits the eardrum. So keep your ears open and pray and believe and hear the Word.