Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
(John 4:48)
That night I went to the service, and after I had preached, people got in the prayer line to be healed and to be filled with the Holy Ghost. I began to lay hands on them, and when I came to this woman pastor, I was very conscious of her, because it hadn't been more than three hours or so since the associate pastor and I had been talking about her case.

I spent a little extra time with her and put up my spiritual antenna. I checked to see if the Lord would say anything to me. I asked her what she came for, and she told me she came for healing. Then she described some of the things that were wrong with her. I laid hands on her and prayed. She said, "No, no, I didn't get it. I don't have it."

I said, "I'll pray for you again." So I laid hands on her and prayed again.

She began to press around on her body and said, "No, it's still sore right there. I didn't get it."

I said, "I'll pray for you again." I thought three times ought to be enough for anybody. I knew she wasn't going to get anything, but on the other hand, I didn't want to slight her.
So I prayed for her the third time.

By the time I said, "Amen," she was already feeling around on her body. Then she said, "It's still sore right here. No, I didn't get it." I passed her, and the next person stepped up in place.

Instead of listening to my body - the physical symptoms of my body - I listen to my spirit man, my heart. I live and walk by faith, not by sight.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications