How do we know if a person has the switch of faith? We can determine this by what they believe in these two areas:
1) Do they believe that the healing power has been given to them when they were prayed for?
2) Do they believe that the power is working in them now to drive out the sickness/disease?
If they do not believe that the power is in them, then they do not have the switch of faith and it is difficult for them to keep it on. Many people do not have the switch of faith because they are in every prayer line that is offered to them. They are still trying to get God to heal them. They are still wondering whether or not they will ever be healed instead of giving thanks for their healing. Our confession of what we believe keeps the power working. Once we have been prayed for, from that moment on, we should be believing and talking about the healing power of God that is in us. As we do, all worry and fear will be dealt with.
The best vehicle to keep us thinking and talking about the power is THANKSGIVING. When we spend time giving thanks, we put ourselves in remembrance of what God has done for us: “Thank you, Father, that the power was administered to my body. I am not trying to get You to move, You have already moved on my behalf. Thank you that the power is given to me through the laying on of hands. It is working mightily in me. I cannot feel it but Father, You have said in Your words that believers shall lay hands on the sick and the sick shall recover. I believe that I am recovering. I want to thank you, Father, that if it were not for You – I would remain sick. But now I believe that I am recovering.”
This is keeping the switch of faith on! No matter what the report is, keep thanking God and at the same time continue to follow the doctor’s instructions and keep taking the medication. We should confess that “The healing power of God in me, is working mightily. Thank You, Father!”. Refuse to walk by sight and hold on to faith. We should understand that our ability to abide by with what we believe in will determine the outcome. Keeping the switch of faith turned on increases our faith in His power. It would also be helpful for believers in Christ who have the same teaching as us to journey with us and stand in faith with us.
Sermon Series – Job and I (Part 4)
雅各书5:14-15 你们中间有病了的呢，他就该请教会的长老来，他们可以奉主的名用油抹他，为他祷告。 15 出于信心的祈祷要救那病人，主必叫他起来；他若犯了罪，也必蒙赦免。
讲章系列- 约伯与我 (第四部分)