Act in Faith
And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
When the pastor said, "Amen," I said in faith, "Thank God, it's gone." What does it mean to say something in faith? It means to call those things that be not as though they were. Many honest Christians are afraid to act because they don't know what faith is.
Someone might ask, "Well, was the paralysis gone?"
"No, the right side of my face was still dead."
"You were lying, then," someone might respond. No! I was acting on the Word.
After the service, everyone rushed up to me. They said, "Did the Lord really heal you when Pastor laid his hands on you and anointed you with oil?"
I said, "He sure did."
"Well, you don't look any different. Do you feel any different?" they asked.
"Not that I can tell," I said.
They said, "If you don't look any different and you don't feel any different, what makes you think the Lord has healed you?"
I said, "I don't think He has; I know He has."
What was I doing? I was acting in faith. I dare you to do it. We used to say in Texas, "I double-dog dare you!" I challenge you to act on the Word.
Are you afraid that maybe God lied? No, He didn't lie. You have to be convinced in your own spirit, though. It won't work just out of your head. It won't work trying to do what I did. I didn't try it. I did it!
I act in faith. No matter what I see with my eyes, no matter what I feel in my body, I act on the Word in faith. I believe that I receive when I pray.