" is what I call my drawing. It is based on Mark's account of Jesus raising the little girl from death. He pronounced over her "Talitha Koum
", which means, "Little girl, arise!
" isn't really accurate. When you are dead you aren't aware of it. You are completely dead... spiritually, consciously, physically.
But when you hear the call "Arise!
". I have experienced what Paul calls "resurrection power
". I cannot really categorize it. All I know is that once I was dead and now I'm alive. I can say that now. Looking back. Comparing now to then. While I was dead I was completely unaware of it. Dead.
But one day while I was sitting on the couch talking with my wife, I suddenly, shockingly, surprisingly, disgustingly, realized I was dead. And it was at that very moment when I was suddenly offered the gift of a new life.
So be encouraged: once you know you are dead, that is actually the moment when the words "Arise!
" have been spoken over you. You are no longer dead. You are beginning to receive the gift of new life. Believe me: if you know you are dead, you are no longer. You are alive!
Then begins the work. A very joyous kind.