Living Right is Good
July 20, 2020
Brother Hagin said that “Living right is good, but it won't make you a Christian. Sitting in church on Sunday morning won't make you a Christian any more than sitting in your garage will make you an automobile.”
Hagin went on to say that “after we are born again we will still have trouble with the flesh." So how many of you have found this to be true? After I received Jesus as Lord I found that there would be many mountains in my life that would have to come down. Honestly, after forty years being a Christian, I still face challenges.
Testimony: I was a heavy smoker, and was challenged almost on a daily basis by my new Christian friends that I needed to stop. The more I tried to quit the more I would smoke. I was smoking up to three, and sometimes four, packs a day. I knew I needed to stop, but, to be honest with you, I liked smoking.
The Lord spoke to my heart one night at a Bible study saying that "if I wanted to lay hands on people and see them recover I ask that you quit smoking." My desire to smoke left me immediately, and I have never even wanted to pick up a cigarette since.
Something happened to me that night. My desire to do the things that would please God increased. I could not get enough of the Word in me. I became addicted to reading everything I could find to help me excel in this new life in Christ. Did everyone I laid my hands on get healed? No, but over the years I have seen hundreds get healed from blind eyes, people born deaf begin to hear, people who have never spoke a word before start speaking. I've got to witness people being raised up off death beds as God healed them bringing them to full recovery! Praise God!
Romans 12:2 (NKJV)
2 "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
Father, help transform me as I renew my mind. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.