Joshua 3:16 “That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.”

…From yesterday…

Mark 2:12 “While they all watched, the man got up, picked up his mat, and hurried away. They were all completely amazed and praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”” (GNB)

This man was brought to Jesus. He was paralyzed and had to be carried by four of his friends.

Typical of Jesus, he would simply rebuke the spirit causing the problem and the sick person would be free but not on this occasion.

What Jesus did here was strange. I guess everyone including the teachers of the law expected him to rebuke the spirit of paralysis but no, he prayed a simply prayer of forgiveness!

Once the man got forgiven, he became whole. Paralysis was not the problem, sin was. Jesus simply went to the source of the problem and dried it up.

Friend, I have since discovered that most times we pray when issues come up in our lives, we even fast and engage other spiritual weapons but many a times we are wasting our precious time. Until we learn to get to the root of a matter, the challenge will persist.

When you have a feverish condition, medical doctors that knows their onions well will not just rush and recommend drugs, they ask you questions first. They do that so as to get to the root of the problem. They even go as far as asking you to carry out tests.

Spiritual things are like that. If there is any prayer we need to pray first, it is the prayer of enquiry. That is, asking God “the why” of the challenge, in order to know where and how to focus our prayers.

We need the intelligence and inquisitive mind of a doctor at the place of prayers. Hear this:

To be continued…

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