Written by Kenneth E. Hagin
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Healing starts on the inside and then it appears or manifests on the outside. Everything you receive from God works that way. It starts on the inside and then moves to the outside.
(2 Cor. 4:18)
When people are born again, it's their spirit that is reborn. You can't tell they're a new creature in Christ by looking at their body. You can't even tell by looking at them right at the moment they appear to have an experience with God.
Many times, I've seen people come to the altar and get emotionally stirred up—they jump up and down the aisles hugging everyone in sight. Then I never see them again. They didn't get a thing in the world, but some kind of emotional high.
I've had other people come to the altar and I've thought to myself, "Dear God, they never got a thing. They're so unemotional." Yet many of them became some of the best Christians I ever had in my church. Why? There was action from their spirit. The same thing is true with healing.
You receive from God with your heart, your spirit, on the inside. That's the reason you can know something on the inside of you before you ever see it with your physical eyes.
For example, I've known that I had the money I was believing for, yet didn't have a dime in my hand. I could see it inside of me. I'd just laugh and say, "Glory to God. It's mine; I know I've got it." I knew God had answered my prayer. I had the answer in my spirit. And then it materialized.
I've also known in my spirit that I had healing. I didn't know it because I saw that my body was well. I knew it in my spirit, because that's where we get it first.
I am a believer. Healing belongs to me. God sent His Word and healed me. I see myself well. Thank You, Lord Jesus.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications