Eat Your Words

Eat Your Words

Having the appearance of godliness but denying its power. Avoid such people. 2 Timothy 3:5

Be careful not to underestimate God’s power. If you catch yourself saying, “God doesn’t do that anymore”, one day you may need to eat your words.

Dr. Jay Vernon McGee was a dear brother in Christ, a great radio Bible teacher who taught that healing and other manifestations in the Holy Spirit had ceased in the first century. His teaching was broadcast on more than 400 radio stations and translated into more than 100 languages. Then he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. After radical surgery, doctors gave him only six months to live. People all over the world prayed for his healing, and—though it contradicted McGee’s own theology—God graciously chose to heal him. He lived another twenty-three years! God really does have a sense of humor, doesn’t He?
After God healed his terminal cancer, McGee was glad to change his doctrinal views of healing. Unbelief is no laughing matter. Five times Jesus rebuked His disciples for their unbelief - “O you of little faith.” A case could be made that Jesus works harder to build the faith of His followers than anything else. Denying God’s power is dangerous ground for any follower of Christ.

Father God, I repent of unbelief. Forgive me for wanting a God who is small enough to be put in a box. I embrace Your supernatural presence, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

© Fred A. Hartley, III  
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Unless otherwise indicated, the English Standard Bible (ESV) is used.

This daily Christ-encountering, fire-starter is not intended to replace your daily Bible reading and prayer time, but rather to motivate you to spend extended time in His presence.
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