Oh, the Name!
"Six people went into the house of a sick man to pray for him. He was an Episcopalian vicar, and lay in his bed utterly helpless, without even strength to help himself. He had read a little tract about healing and had heard about people praying for the sick, and sent for these friends, who, he thought, could pray the prayer of faith. He was anointed according to James 5:14, but, because he had no immediate manifestation of healing, he wept bitterly. The six people walked out of the room, somewhat crestfallen to see the man lying there in an unchanged condition.
"When they were outside, one of the six said, 'There is one thing we might have done. I wish you would all go back with me and try it.' They went back and all got together in a group. This brother said, 'Let us whisper the name of Jesus.' At first when they whispered this worthy name nothing seemed to happen. But as they continued to whisper, 'Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!' the power began to fall. As they saw that God was beginning to work, their faith and joy increased; and they whispered the name louder and louder. As they did so the man arose from his bed and dressed himself. The secret was just thus, those six people had gotten their eyes off the sick man, and they were just taken up with the Lord Jesus Himself, and their faith grasped the power that there is in His name. O, if people would only appreciate the power that there is in this name, there is no telling what would happen."
Smith Wigglesworth, from a sermon entitled "The Power of the Name"
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