The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. (Matthew 6:22)
Now, that has to be a singleness of motive, singleness of heart, singleness of eye, keeping your eye on the promise. If you’re sick this morning, if you’re afflicted, there’s one great promise, not by Elisha, but by God Himself. “If thou canst believe. When you pray, believe that you get what you ask for and you shall receive it.” No matter what the doctor says, how much this goes or that goes, keep single on the promise.
Elijah give him a condition. “If you see me when I go, it’ll come on you.” There’s a promise. “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to them that believe.” Sometimes I look at myself and think I’ve been such a jellyfish in my life. I have waited and missed many thousands of souls into the Kingdom, because I’ve waited, depending too much on a spiritual gift, and said, “Lord, if You’ll just show me, and if You’ll give me a vision what to do.” And God give the vision, then I’ll turn around let somebody talk me into something else. And, oh, I have never come to the spot yet, like I have at this time, that I feel it’s a faith, that we must step out there, because it’s a promise.
And the things that He has done, and the healings that He has performed, and the miracles, even so much as come down and have His picture taken by the side of us, and so forth, which has never been known since the world began. And then stand around like a jellyfish, it even makes me discouraged with myself. It’s time to keep your eye on the promise. And that’s what, by God’s grace, I aim to do. And I realize that every devil of hell will shoot at it. But by God’s grace, I aim to keep my eye on the promise.
Elijah said, “If you see me when I go, you’ll have what you ask for.” That’s right. You got to keep your eye on it, watch the promise. What if from the school, did he turn back and say, “Hey, boys, how am I doing now, following right along behind the prophet?” He’d have failed maybe. But he didn’t care what the school thought, or what all the teachers thought. He didn’t care what the neighbors thought, or the houses, or who looked at him. He kept his faith in the promise.
What we need today is faith in the promise of God, and don’t pay any attention to what this one says or that one says. As a brother said, “A minister had two girls that muted. And that (criticism on Divine healing) the children could not be healed.” Don’t pay any attention to the critics. Keep your faith in the promise. God said so. “The prayer of faith shall save the sick, and God shall raise them up.”
If He can make one deaf-mute to hear He can make another deaf-mute to hear. We know by infallible proof that He does that. Keep our faith on the promise, our eye single, our ear single, our heart single, and one thing on Jesus Christ; and He’s able to perform that which He has promised.