Word/faith teacher Kenneth Hagin wrote, "In teaching on divine healing and health, I have often said, 'I haven't had a headache in so-many years.' I guess the devil got tired of hearing me say it. Just a few months ago, as I left the office building and started home, suddenly my head started hurting. Someone might say, 'Well, you had a headache.' No, I didn't have one! I don't have headaches. I haven't had a headache since August 1934.
"Forty-five years have come and gone, and I haven't had a headache. Not one. The last headache I can actually remember having was in August 1933. I haven't had a headache, and I'm not expecting to have one. But if I had a headache, I wouldn't tell anybody. And if somebody asked me how I was feeling, I would say, 'I'm fine, thank you.' " (Hagin, The Name of Jesus, p. 44).
[TBC: "Positive Confession," as Hagin demonstrates, can be simply a denial of the truth. Although he states that he has not had a headache since 1934, he still felt it was necessary to "cover the bases" by noting that if he did have one he wouldn't tell anyone. What a denial of reality, truth, and ultimately one's personal integrity.]