E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett

B. Childress
Apr 28 2012

Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five
porches.  In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water…And
a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.  When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had
been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?  The impotent man answered him, Sir, I
have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before
me.  Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.  And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his
bed, and walked.
  (John 5:2-3, 5-9)

And, behold a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem
of his garment: for she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.  But Jesus turned him about,
and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.  And the woman was
made whole from that hour
.   (Matthew 9:20-22)

Some are always waiting for the waters to be stirred, waiting for someone else to come with the prayer of faith, waiting
for someone else to take on the burden, waiting for someone else to believe for them, and waiting for someone else to
study the Bible and get to know the Father for them.

Believing is simply acting on the Word.  Jesus said, in effect, “Get up.  Take your bed.  Go home, Go to work.”

To the woman, Jesus said,
“Thy faith hath made thee whole.”  That statement proves that we imprison ourselves in
poverty, in want, in physical limitations, and in weakness by our own unbelief, our unwillingness to act on the Word of

In Jesus’ name, we are healed.  Our faith has done it – not the faith of Jesus, not the faith of somebody else.  
Our faith
has made us whole
, or else our unbelief has made us sick.  We keep ourselves in poverty and want.  We are living a
life of weakness and want by our own volition.

No one can rob us of faith.  No one can rob us of health.  I can “believe myself” out of any prison in which circumstances
may incarcerate me.  I am linked with deity.  So are you.  We are children of God.  His life is imparted to us.  We are
members of the body of Christ.

You haven’t any right to be sick or held in bondage, because Jesus has purchased complete redemption for you.  You
have yielded to sin and disease and circumstances.  You have been neutral.  You have become a floating atom on the
sea of pain and misery.  Rebel against it.  Take up arms against.  Join the ranks of Jesus.  Say, “From this hour, Satan,
your dominion over me is ended.”  Rebel against Satan’s dominion.

Your bondage is not the will of love.

Your disease is not God’s policeman to correct our behavior.

Disease is of the devil.

Poverty is of the devil.

That broken heart, that wrecked life, is not of God.

Rebel against it.  Take your deliverance.

    In [Christ Jesus] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his
    grace.   (Ephesians 1:7)

This covers your case absolutely.  Take up your bed and walk.  Pick up your circumstances and walk off without them.  
Declare to them, “I am your master.  I have conquered you.  I am an overcomer.”

Believing the Word means acting upon it.  Passivity is the soil where sickness grows.  Nonaction is unbelief.  When you
do not act, you consent to the action of disease, the action of Satan.  Refuse to be in bondage any longer.  No matter
how long your bondage has lasted, it cannot kill the ability to act.

Jesus said to that man,
“Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.”

This man had to form a new type of thinking.  He had to awaken.  He had to develop new habits of thinking.

Make yourself act on the Word.  Take up your pain, no matter what it is, and walk.  In Jesus’ Name, take your place
among the victors.  You are partaker of God’s nature and of His life.  The same mighty Spirit dwells in you that dwelled
in the apostles Paul and John.  The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is yours.  Take your place.


KEYS TO RECEIVING GOD’S MIRACLES, by E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett, Copyright 2011, Whitaker House.