A. A. ALLEN’S SERMON ENTITLED….
DOES GOD HEAL THROUGH MEDICINE?
“And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great; yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians. And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.” (II Chronicles 16:12, 13).
I have declared for quite some time that Asa probably had the gout. He probably couldn’t walk. His disease was exceeding great; perhaps his toes were coming off. It may have been sugar diabetes or ulcers.
But King Asa did one thing and failed to do another. In his case, the thing that he did happened to be the wrong thing. And the thing that he failed to do was the very thing that he should have done. So Asa died because he did the wrong thing and did not do the right thing. If you want to live, if you want to get rid of your disease which would possibly be as great as Asa’s, then do the right thing and not the wrong thing. God draws a line separating the right from the wrong. What Asa did was the wrong thing, and disease killed him. I am persuaded that had Asa done the right thing, he would have lived and not died.
God drew a line and separated the right from the wrong. On one side was the arm of flesh; on the other side was the hand of God. And Asa “yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians.” Asa sought not to the Lord, but the physicians and their medicines and drugs. Asa sought help from man, from the arm of flesh, rather than look to God and trust Him to perform something supernatural and miraculous. Help from the arm of flesh sometimes comes in the form of pills, drugs, or a salve or ointment. Asa sought not to the Lord, but to the professional men. “There is a way that seemeth right unto man, but the ways thereof are the ways of death.” God draws a line of separation between the right and wrong. Should you take a piece of paper and draw a line down the center from top to bottom, writing the word WRONG on the left side of the paper and the word RIGHT on the right side, you would list all the natural means of men for treating the sick on the left side. You would list God and His healing and supernatural miracles on the right side.
I have been referring to the things of the natural, but listen to what God has to say, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6). The might and the power that scripture is referring to, is natural might and physical power. It’s not doing something physical, nor is it doing something that is concocted by man that is going to bring deliverance to you for body soul, mind, or spirit. It is by the Spirit of God, something that is supernatural that comes from God and not from man!
“..yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD but to the physicians.” What happened? God drew a line between what Asa did and what Asa should have done, and God did not connect the two together. God did not connect the LORD and the physicians, the LORD and medicine, or the LORD and drugs. God did not connect the LORD with the arm of flesh. In this verse of scripture, and throughout the Bible, God has separated medicine from God’s healing power and has never connected the two together. God has never resorted to natural means or to man’s methods, as good as they may seem to be, or as badly as you may want them.
God told man to preach, but even at that God told man that he would have to preach through the power of the Spirit and not by natural or physical means, education, or learning, but rather by the anointing that comes from God. God has never resorted to man to save a soul, although God ordains that a man preach and make an altar call. It is only through the blood of Jesus and power of the Spirit that a soul can be saved and born again.
The Bible tells us definitely that Asa, in his great sickness and difficulty, did not seek the LORD. He may have been one of these modernists that looked to the yellow pages of the telephone directory for help. Possibly, Asa may have gone to someone and had them pray for him that God would direct him to the right physician as many do today. Though Asa may have thought he was going to the right place, God let him die because he trusted not to God but to man.
I am not of the opinion that God, anywhere in the Bible, is performing healing through the cooperation of man. I don’t believe that the gift of healing or the gift miracles need any help from man. I don’t believe that the “word of wisdom” or the “word of knowledge” need any text book or work shop to be developed in. These gifts are supernatural!! And if healing and miracles are from God, they don’t need any assistance from a physician or from medicines and drugs, pills or prescriptions.
In this particular case, God did not heal through medical care, but let Asa die because he resorted to medicine. I am not fighting, nor am I against medicine. I am trying to show you what God did to one person because that person did not trust God. If God heals through medicine, then why did God let Asa die? Medicine is not the LORD! If medicine were the LORD, then God let Asa die because he trusted the LORD. But that is not true! Medicine and pills are not the LORD. The Bible plainly says that Asa trusted not the LORD but went to the physicians. God killed Asa because he trusted not the LORD, but went in the other direction. God drew a line between God’s healing, and healing through medicine, drugs, and surgery. God heals without any assistance from mankind because there is no limit to God’s power. God can heal without any help from anything that comes from the prescription counter or anything that comes out of a jar or package.
This is not a condemnation of the use of drugs and medicine nor is it a condemnation of those that use them and feel they must use them. This is merely to make the Bible plain. Some people feel that they must resort to medicine, while others feel that God is able to heal, that He does, and that He will!
I have approached this, not from what man says about healing, but from what God has to say about healing. I don’t preach a negative gospel but a positive gospel! I have a positive message to preach and this is positive! It comes right out of the Bible, God’s Word.
And now I would like to introduce you to the world’s most famous physician. More people know of and have heard of this physician than any other physician in the world. I am speaking of Dr. Luke. Let Dr. Luke testify to you about a little woman that had spent all her money on physicians, yet grew worse.
”And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which has spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of nay, Came behind Him, (Jesus) and touched the border of His garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.” (Luke 8:43, 44)).
Does God heal through medicine and physicians? To me, the verses from Luke draw a definite line between the arm of flesh, the physicians, and the Spirit and divine healing. If God heals through physicians, then that woman would have been helped during the twelve years, but she was not helped. If God was not working through physicians in the Bible days, then God is not healing through physicians today. If God is healing through physicians then that woman would have been helped. God can help everybody. He must not have had anything to do with the physicians treating her for the physicians were unable to help.
The subject of this article is not, “Can doctors heal you, or can surgery assist you?” My subject is “Does God Heal THROUGH Medicine and DRUGS?” I don’t believe God does. God says in the last days knowledge would be increased. I believe physicians are doing it by themselves, by their own knowledge and skills. You may ask me, “Bro. Allen, don’t you believe that God helps them?” I am drawing the line exactly where Luke drew the line.
Mark tells us the same story as Luke, with this account: “And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse.” (Mark 5:25-26). Those words may not have gone down in the medical annals, but they did go down in a greater annal. Medical annals and records will pass away, heaven and earth may pass away, but God’s word will remain forever.
The scripture in Mark tells us that this woman suffered many things at the hands of the physicians. If God works and heals through doctors, then this woman suffered at the hands of God, neither could be helped by God, but grew worse. Does that sound like God? I don’t believe it.
Don’t you see that God draws a distinct line between the arm of flesh and the Spirit of God? I believe God is healing today and performing the miraculous, but if I take a pill and am helped, I am not going to say that God did that. If medicine helps you, I am not going to say that God helped you. If medicine helps, then the glory goes to man and his great knowledge and abilities. But if God heals through the power of the Spirit through a supernatural gift, then I am going to give the glory to God and say that God did it.
Remember the Word of God declares, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6). Healing from God is not by physical might nor by natural power, but by something supernatural entirely, and has nothing to do with man, the arm of flesh, or the wisdom and knowledge of man. It comes straight from heaven, divine and supernatural! God knows how to do the work quickly and permanently.
I am not writing this to condemn the arm of flesh, or to condemn what man has done in the past, nor criticize what man may do in the future. That’s not my business. But there is another thing that I am not going to do. I am not going to turn God’s job, over to man.
What did Jesus come to do? In Luke 4:8 Jesus said concerning His ministry, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to he poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.” He was reading from the prophecy of Isaiah 61:1.
Jesus didn’t complete the work that He started. Before he went away, He called His disciples and told them He was going to have a church and a people who would continue the work He had started. He’s been gone quite a while, but one of these days, He is coming back to see what kind of a job we have done. What kind of a job did He leave with us?
“…of all that Jesus began to do and teach.” (Acts 1:1). That is why we are still writing the book of Acts today. The book of Acts is the one book that has never been finished. God left it to us to continue the book. It’s the book of the acts of the Holy Ghost, or rather, it’s the Holy Ghost in action! It’s God moving and doing things through the moving of the Holy Ghost, and He has never stopped, we are still writing it too.
We are just doing the work that Jesus began. He came to heal the sick. Do you believe God turned His work over to the church, His anointed, Holy Ghost filled believers as was in evidence on the day of Pentecost, or did He turn His work over to manufacturing plants, drug companies, and medical centers? Can you find one place in the Bible where Jesus ever said He turned his job over to medicine, drugs, surgery, or doctors?
Show me where Jesus ever gave anybody a shot with a hypodermic needle, and I would say doctors are carrying on the work of Jesus. It would mean that God is healing through medical science. Show me one place where Jesus ever sent one person to a doctor, where He ever prescribed one pill. Jesus didn’t even send the little woman in Luke 12: to the chiropractor. He laid hands upon her, cast the devil out, and she was well. And God said concerning us, “….they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Mark 16:18.
Jesus came to heal the sick, to open the eyes of the blind, but how did He do it? He did it entirely and completely through the anointing and supernatural powers of the Holy Ghost. If God had intended to heal through medicines and drugs, and the arm of flesh today, somewhere in the Bible, Jesus would have resorted to them, at least in a few instances. But He did not! He depended on God’s supernatural power separate from any help from man. God wants to be God. He will not play second fiddle to anybody. “I the LORD thy God am a jealous God,” (Exodus 20:5).
And, He is going to use the same methods today that He used in the days gone by. What was it? “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.” (Acts 10:38). It was not because He knew drugs and had attended medical school, but because God was with Him. He was anointed of God for the work. Isaiah said in the tenth chapter, verse 27, “the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” Jesus came to destroy the yoke of the devil which is found in the twenty-eighth chapter of Deuteronomy.
What method did Peter use, after Jesus went away to be with the Father? He used a supernatural method after he was filled with the Holy Ghost. Peter used his shadow, and the laying on of hands to heal the sick.
Paul got converted on the road to Damascus, when God threw him in the dust, and spoke to him. Paul answered, “Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” From that time on, Paul did the works Jesus called him to do. He healed the sick by the laying on of hands, and sending out handkerchiefs and aprons. Paul never resorted to mankind, but depended upon supernatural power alone.
That was the beginning of the dispensation of the Church, which was established in the second chapter of Acts. This was after Christ had ascended and sat down on the right hand of the Father. Every chapter beyond that is the operation of the Holy Ghost through the Church. You’ll never find one place in the Bible where Jesus healed anybody by any other than supernatural means and methods. God did not change His methods in Bible days, and don’t tell me that since the Bible has been written, He has changed His methods. He is using the same method today as in Bible days, and that method is the power and anointing of the Holy Ghost.
Well, it’s “not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit saith the Lord.” It’s not by physical might or natural power. It’s nothing that comes from man or natural means, but something that is supernatural that comes from heaven, from the Lord.
If God works and operates through man, He must work and operate by the Holy Ghost. You will not work and operate by the Holy Ghost. You will not find in the Bible where God resorted to using something that didn’t belong to Him. If God is going to heal through the medical profession, then every doctor and nurse must be filled with the Holy Ghost. They must be born again Christians. Until you are born again, you are a child of the devil. Jesus said, “Thou art of thy father the devil, and the works of thy father thou wilt do.” Tell me any place in the Bible where God used the devil to do his work! But God said, “Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord.”
God has never resorted to using any kind of vessel that isn’t filled wit the Holy Ghost. He doesn’t have to borrow vessels from anyone else; He can make His own vessels, clean them up, sanctify them, and get them ready for His use. And if God is going to use man, He is going to use him in such a way the Spirit of God can operate through him. Man won’t do the work, but the Spirit and power of the Holy Ghost will do it through man. I have often said, “It isn’t my hand that heals the sick or performs a miracle, it’s the Spirit of God and the gift and power of God working through a man that is yielded to Him.”
If God is healing through medicines and drugs, then He is resorting to sinners, and in many cases, God haters and rejecters who oppose the Bible and His Word. In a certain city in Illinois, we had a broadcast everyday. It so happened that in that city there was a great medical school and offices of a certain national medical society. The medical doctors got together and started listening to the broadcasts. They were inspired by some backslidden preachers. They decided they would see that our broadcasts were taken off the air. If the modernist preachers couldn’t accomplish it, then the medical society could. The medical society began calling the station manager and writing him letters.
Finally, the station manager wrote us a letter and told us that we were either going to have to rearrange our radio broadcasts or he would have to take it off the air because he was receiving too much kickback from the medical doctors in that city. He said the doctors were listening to every one of the broadcasts, just waiting until we prayed for someone and pronounced them to be made well and then they die. “Then they are going to get you.”
If that group of doctors is being used of God to heal the sick, and if God is healing through those doctors, why is it that they are fighting me and what I preach from the Word of God? I had preached that God could take over where man leaves off. That God can take over when man has to give up. If God heals through the medical profession, why don’t the doctors work in cooperation with the Bible and with preachers that are preaching the truth?
If God heals through medicine, why doesn’t every bottle have a label on it declaring that “This bottle of medicine is manufactured in the Name of Jesus and for the Glory of God.” But you’ll never see it. It is against all the teaching of the Bible because God said it is not by natural means, natural power, or physical might or knowledge of men, but by His Spirit!
How can a man yield to God so that He can use him to do His work? God cannot use a man unless he is saved, born again, washed in the blood, sanctified, and full of the Holy Ghost. God uses yielded vessels that are clean, filled, and anointed.
You may ask me, “If Jesus didn’t finish His work, how is He going to finish it? He has called you and me to finish the work He started. And don’t tell me that He can’t find someone He can work with today. Men and women are beginning to realize that God said, “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall se visions.” (Joel 2:28). God is going to use His own people for His work. And, what is His work? His work is to save the lost, to heal the sick, to cast out devils, and get people ready for the kingdom. And God is big enough, capable enough, and powerful enough to do His own work, and He will do it by a supernatural means!
Look at the first chapter of Genesis. The Spirit of the Lord moved, and God said, “Let there be…” And, there was! The Spirit of the Lord moved again, and God said, “Let there be…” And, there was! There was light, firmament, dry land and seas, plant life, and living creatures! And then God said, “Let us make man.” The Spirit of the Lord moved and God said, “I’ve got a man!”
All God had to say was, “Let there be.” Because God is unlimited. All things are possible with Him, and there is nothing impossible to him that believeth.
All God has to say today is “Let there be a new toe on that foot. Let there be a new lung in that cavity. Let there be a new bone where there is no bone!” As the centurion said to Jesus, “Just speak the word only, and it shall be done.” Is Jesus the same yesterday, today, and forever?” Has He ever changed? If you can get the Spirit of God to move, and get God to speak the Word, something is going to happen! And, it will be supernatural! Quit doubting! Take the limit off God!
I am not writing to condemn, belittle, or discourage the use of medicines or drugs by people that have no faith or trust in God. I am writing to those who are interested in taking the limit off God, who want God to do something for them. I have heard so many preachers across this nation say on radio and TV and through publications, that God heals through medicine, drugs, and the arm of flesh. But, I have never yet heard one of them back up this teaching with the Bible. If it is Bible truth, then there must be a reference somewhere in the Bible that will back it up. But if it is just theory, then it has better be left out of their sermon. God said, “PREACH THE WORD!” He didn’t say, “Preach theory.” Other men may preach theory, but I cannot preach theory. Some say that God heals many different ways. I say, I’m writing for the Bible reference. If there is no scripture to back it up, it is nothing more than theory.
What I want to do is believe what God believes. I want to see the truth according to the Scriptures. The Bible is God’s truth, His authority; it’s our road map, our guide. We don’t need any other guide. I believe there is an answer in our Bible for every problem, every situation that may arise, whether it be spiritual, physical, mental or financial. And I believe there is an answer in the Bible as to whether or not God heals through medicines and drugs.
Someone said, “Allen is fighting doctors. Allen is fighting medicine.” I am not! I am fighting the devil! I am fighting false doctrine! I am out to preach the gospel, the Word of God. There is not one person who will hear me preach one thing from the pulpit, on radio or television that I can’t back up with “thus saith the Lord.” After all, it is not what A. A. Allen says, or what this or that man says, but, it is what God says in His Word that we are to believe.
In Hebrews 10:38 we find, “The just shall live by faith.” Is it true? And in the next chapter, the great faith chapter of the Bible, every verse tells us an amazing incident that was wrought “by faith,” “by faith.” Paul tells us to get our eyes on Jesus, “the author and finisher of our faith.” If you let Jesus be the author and finisher of your faith you can live by faith!
Peter said, in II Peter 1 “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness.” “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these, ye might be partakers of the divine nature.” God has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness, not death and devilishness. He wants us to be partakers of His divine nature by His exceeding great and precious promises, not by something that comes out of a prescription bottle or box.
If God had intended to heal through medicines and drugs, He would have said, “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and miraculous drugs, that by these you might life.” BUT, HE DIDN’T SAY IT!
God proved to us that He could perform miracles before man was ever on the face of the earth. If He could do it before man ever came, He can still perform miracles when man is gone, and without man’s help. God healed the sick before man ever knew anything about medicine. God performed miracles before man ever breathed!
Recently, we televised one of the greatest miracles I’ve seen. One lady, who had been bound, fettered, and almost insane was delivered by the power of God. Later she returned with a whole sack of sleeping tablets, tranquilizers, drugs, sedatives and dope. I didn’t ask that lady to bring them. Why did she bring them? Because after God healed and delivered her, she didn’t need them any more. There were so many, I lined them up all over the pulpit to show the audience.
I am not condemning you that still take them, but if you will get deliverance and trust God, you won’t need to take sleeping tablets to go to sleep. Psalms 127:2 says, “He giveth his beloved sleep.”
I am not condemning those of you who have had a nervous breakdown for taking dope. I suppose you will have to take the dope for your condition, if you don’t have any faith and trust in God or His promised. But if you will trust God, I’ll tell you what He will do. He says, “Great peace have they that love thy law.” (Psalms 119:165). God will give you peace! He also said, “I will give the oil of joy for mourning, and the garments of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” He’ll lift that oppression, that mental sickness! And when He does, you won’t need any help from anyone else. But until people realize God can and will help them, some will go on using drugs and medicines. As far as I’m concerned, drugs and medicines are not God given or heaven sent; they are the accomplishments of men.
God’s help is divine. It comes through the Holy Ghost. Our help comes through the blood of Jesus, through Calvary. The Bible says concerning Christ, “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases.” (Psalm 103:3). When Christ died at Calvary, He paid the price for your hospital and surgery bills. He paid for all your prescriptions. He paid for everything you need, because He said, “It is finished.” What’s finished? Everything for soul and for the body! Why don’t you claim it and accept it now?
Isaiah 31:1, 2, says, “Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong, but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!” When the LORD shall stretch out His hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is helped shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.” God promises woe to those who depend on men for their help, for they are only flesh, they are not spirit. People are still setting their eyes on man for their help. They set their eyes on people, even preachers, but you can’t put your eyes on flesh. You will find the works of the flesh is Galatians 5. You are going to have to trust the Lord. When we walk in the Spirit, talk in the Spirit, sing in the Spirit, live in the Spirit, then the Spirit of God can move and work through us. But if we let anything clog up the channel, then the Spirit of the Lord can’t move and operate through us.
God promised woe to them who “Look not to the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord.” You can’t go down to Egypt for help! You must get your eyes on the Lord for your help! In the Bible, Egypt is a type of the world, a type of those that have never come out of bondage and captivity. God bless the saints of God that have been liberated and set free from Pharaoh’s whip lash! If God sets you free, stay free! “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36). When God brings you out, you don’t have to go back because of many strong horses and chariots. They are not the Holy One of Israel! They are not the Lord! They are flesh! And woe to the people that go back to the flesh for help. God said they are going to fall and fail. And if you look to them for help, you will fall and fail with them. Let’s not forget Asa. II Chronicles 6:12 tells us Asa died because he trusted the physicians instead of trusting God in his affliction. God has chosen to do the work Himself, because He wants the honor and praise, and glory!
There is a difference between help from man and help from God. God’s help is entirely different. Man gives you a shot or an anesthetic to knock you out, so you don’t feel the pain. He performs surgery with a sharp instrument, taking extra precaution that you don’t bleed to death. Sometimes there are four or five doctors and nurses standing around you. They check your heart, your pulse and blood pressure closely, so you don’t die while you are cut open. After they have removed portions of your body they sew you up. That’s man’s method, and there is much suffering after he is finished.
What’s God’s method? Why, God operates on you without even making an incision. He doesn’t give you an anesthetic, doesn’t even put you to bed. You get it standing on your feet and it doesn’t even hurt. You shout while He is doing it, and you feel wonderful! It is always a success, and there is never a mistake. You don’t even have to mortgage your home or automobile in order to pay the bill. But when you depend on the flesh, sometimes there are mistakes and failures. So God says “woe to you that turn back to Egypt for help.” The Lord is your help!
“Believe in the Lord your God, so shalt thou be established,” (II Chronicles 20:20). “The prayer of faith shall save the sick.” (James 5:15). “Ask anything in my name and I will do it.” (John 14:14). All the way through the Bible, God very plainly tells us that if we trust in Him, He is not going to let us down.
People today are being taught, even by supposedly one time Pentecostal preachers, that God heals through medicine, drugs, and physicians. I don’t deny that those things may help. But, God is never given the glory for them! And God let Asa die “because he trusted not to the Lord, but trusted the physicians.” If there is no other place in the Bible, but this one, it would be enough for me. But I find other places in God’s Word.
I’m reminded of a woman who came into one of our meetings, declaring she was suffering with a cancer she had had removed many times. Her doctors had told her it was the same one coming back. She showed scar after scar on her face. Each time there was a certain amount of cancer left that still had life. She already had eighteen operations, and the doctors had told her she would need one every year. Do you believe God has to do it every year? God can do one complete job, and there’s no need for an operation annually! Many people are healed in our meetings who have had as many as four or five operations, which hadn’t effected a cure. There are some things that man can’t do! And, I believe God in His divine will, to encourage supernatural healing and deliverance, has ordained that there be certain things in this world that according to man’s theories and abilities, are incurable. There will always be cases that are incurable, and many will be defeated in his endeavors to conquer them. It’s God’s way to let man know there are some things he cannot do. There are some things that the arm of flesh cannot do for you, and if you are helped, you will have to seek the Lord!
Job said in Job 13:4, “But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.” People came to Job, trying to comfort him in his affliction, and he told them they were all like physicians that couldn’t help him. He meant that there are certain types of sicknesses and diseases that physicians cannot help. So Job drew a line between God’s help and the physicians. Job said the physicians couldn’t help him. Once again, God drew a line in His Word between the help of God and doctors. I am not saying that physicians have not helped people. But I am saying, there are some instances where physicians are of no value. God wants to do the work Himself. And if you will resort to the Lord, He is going to come to your rescue and do the work. God wants you to know He is all power in heaven and in earth, and there is no limit with Him. Why not trust Him?
In the business world, only the manufacturer guarantees his own product. Only God has guaranteed, by His promises, to heal you. Who made you after all? He is a lung specialist! He is an eyes, ears, nose, and throat specialist! He’s a bone specialist! He made you out of nothing, and He can make you a new part out of the same material. He made you in the beginning, and that’s why He specializes on your body, your soul, your mind, and your spirit. He is our Specialist for every particular case. When parts wear out He doesn’t have to go to the second-hand store. He still has plenty of material for making new parts. Don’t tell me God can’t make you a new part!
Recently, we televised a miracle. A man’s second toe had been completely eaten off by cancer. But, what did we all see? A brand new toe, more beautiful than any toe on his foot! Who put it there? I didn’t do it. I prayed, but God put it there. He can still make new toes!
One expectant mother testified in Philadelphia, “I was the one who was here for prayer last year. I didn’t have any female organs. They had been removed by surgery. Brother Allen prayed that God would put them back. Now I am expecting my first child in just three weeks.” God had restored her organs! She was so happy!
One man testified that God gave him a brand new lung and put in ribs and a breast bone that had been removed. Where did God get the parts? It wasn’t any problem. He’s all power in heaven and in earth. God wants to give you some new parts too, if some of them are missing.
The devil is trying to destroy your health and strength by stealing some of your parts, so that you won’t operate properly. Then you can’t glorify the Lord with your physical body. What you need to do is go back where the parts are made, and order a new supply. Say, “Devil, God made me in the beginning, and He is going to make me new again, so that I will operate properly. He will give me health and strength for His glory, because I will trust the Lord! My life is going to give glory and praise to the Lord!”