I heard an amazing quote in a teaching I was listening to last night; the teaching was by a chap called Lance Wallnau.
He said, “We have reduced our theology to the level of our failed experience”.
I agree completely with this statement, I just wish I could have put it as succinctly as Lance!
Take for example the doctrine or theology of healing.
Many in the church think that healing is not for us today; given that they see illness all around us and given that they do not see everyone being healed.
The Word says that by His stripes we were healed (1 Peter 2 v 24 and Isaiah 53 v 5).
The Word says that above all things the Lord wants us to live in health and prosperity (3 John 2).
Scripture is clear that healing was provided (for everyone) at the cross of Christ, and the Word of God should be where we find our theology and doctrine.
Many believers however try and fit their theology and doctrine around their (failed) experience rather than the Word of God.
If we see that everyone is not healed, we believe that healing is not for everyone.
What we should be doing is trying to find out what is blocking the flow of this healing that Jesus has already provided for us.
Our theology should be increased up to the Word of God rather than reduced to our failed experience.
Speak this out today….”Thank you for the healing that I have already been provided with through the finished work of Jesus”.
3 John 2…..Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth