For the last 3 years I’ve been trying to finish writing a book on healing. The specific aim of the book is to raise faith for supernatural healing and it’s certainly helped me keep going praying for people and expecting God to do something. Anyway here is an extract from the chapter “Say the word” on Acts 3:6.
When she was about four years old, one of my daughters loved telling dogs what to do, even if they were much bigger than her. In her cute little voice she would confidently and clearly tell them to “sit”. If they didn’t she just issued the command again, louder and firmer: “Sit!” It didn’t seem to occur to her that she was doing anything wrong. It was the dog that was in the wrong. The dog needed to “get it”. It was almost comical to watch. Until, that is, the dog sat.
To understand why the dog sat we need to see the bigger picture as there is more going on than meets the eye. The dog has been trained to respond to that command. Looking on, it shouldn’t work; a little girl should not be able to order a big dog about, but she can.
In many ways that is how it often looks and feels when you command healing in Jesus’ name. When I command pain to go, or limbs to strengthen, or ears to hear, I feel a bit like a little girl telling a big dog to sit. It’s laughable. Except that sometimes the pain goes, the limb is strengthened and the ear opens. Why is that? It’s because of the bigger picture of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the authority that we have in his name.
I’m publishing it via Createspace as that seems the easiest and cheapest way to get copies that I can give to people.