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"And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them" (Mark 6:5 KJV).

When Jesus preached in His hometown, the people there did not believe His words. As a result, most of them remained sick.

This is how they responded to Jesus. "Where did you get this wisdom?" they asked. "And where did these mighty works come from?" They said, "Aren't you a carpenter? Don't we know your mama and daddy? Don't we know your sisters and brothers?"

And they got upset with Jesus. And Jesus said, "A prophet is not without honor but in his own country and among his own kinfolk. And in his own house, and he could there do no mighty works."

It didn't say that he didn't want to. It didn't say that He wouldn't. It said He couldn't.

Their unbelief caused them not to benefit from the power of God that was present. The power of God for healing was available, and only a few people tapped into it, although Jesus was there for the whole town. And the few people who did receive it believed it only for minor illnesses, such as headaches.

Although there was cancer healing power available, and tumor healing power available, and for every kind of sickness and disease power was available, they didn't get it because their unbelief stopped them.

Your unbelief will stop the power of God. Even though the power of God is all around you, your unbelief will stop the healing power of God. I'm telling you, this world is permeated with God's healing power. When you breathe the air, there's healing power in it. All around you from your head to your toes, you can't turn around and not run into available healing power. If you believe it, you can receive it.

Healing power doesn't manifest because there's a need for healing, because God's power to heal is always present. No, your healing manifests when you apply your faith.

Jesus said, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." It is God's will for you to be healed. Believe it. And receive your healing right where you are.

Study Reference: Mark 6:1-5; 9:23

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Author Biography

Keith Butler
Web site: Word of Faith International Christian Center
Bishop Keith A. Butler is the senior pastor of Word of Faith International Christian Center. Keith Butler is the founder and president of Keith Butler Ministries (KBM), an international organization established to take the life-changing message of the Gospel to "the uttermost parts of the earth." Through Live Your Faith Seminars and the establishment of our PISTIS School of Ministry in various locations, Keith Butler provides teaching of the Word of God on a variety of subjects such as how to live the life of faith, how to fulfill the call of God for your life, how to receive your healing, the importance of walking in love and many more topics. PISTIS is specifically designed to train ministers so that they are equipped to go out into their world and teach and preach Jesus effectively.

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