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Speak the Word Only A. A.

And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a
centurion, beseeching him, saying, Lord, my servant lays at home sick
of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will
come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not
worthy that thou should come under my roof; but SPEAK THE WORD ONLY,
and my servant shall be healed.
For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me; and I say
to this man, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and
to my servant, Do this, and he does it. When Jesus heard it, he
marveled, and said . . . I have not sound SO GREAT FAITH, NO, NOT IN
Israel. . . And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and AS
healed in the selfsame hour. (Matthew 8:13).
Few today have such great faith as that centurion!
If they have someone sick in their house, and Jesus should come and
say to them, I will come to your house and heal him, they would
say, That is just exactly what I want you to do. This is a very
special case, and that is what it will take!
The centurion in this account had more faith than that. He said, You
dont have t come to my house!
It is amazing how many people insist that I must go to the hospitals,
or to their homes, to pray for their sick loved ones. One man said,
I will furnish you an automobile! Here is a check for $1000.00, or I
will pay all your expenses if you just come and pray for my wife! It
wont take over six hours!
I replied, I cant go. If I had the time to go, I wouldnt take your
money! I dont have time to go pray for your wife. But God has
provided another way whereby your wife can be healed without my going
to her!
I wish that I had the time to go everywhere people want me to go. I
dont have time even to pray individually for all the people who come
to my campaigns, to say nothing of going everywhere to pray for those
who dont have time to come to the meetings!
Although Jesus was willing to go to this mans house, (for Gods Word
records that He said, I will go, the centurion had so much faith

that he said, You dont have to come to my house. All that you need
to do to heal my servant is SPEAK THE WORD ONLY, and he is going to
be healed instantly.
The split second he said, Speak the word only, his servant was
If all Jesus had to do in days gone by was to speak the word, and
someone a long way off was healed instantly, ALL JESUS HAS TO DO
TODAY IS SPEAK THE WORD! Do you believe that?
Would you believe me if I told you right now that you were going to
hear the voice of God, and that God was going to speak the word to
you and heal you?
Do you want to hear the voice of God? Do you want to hear Jesus say,
It is done?
Jesus commended this centurion and said that He had not found such
faith in all Israel. Alone among the thousands who clamored to Him
for their healing, this man realized the meaning of Christs
authority. By faith, he understood that, even as his authority as a
centurion made it possible for him to give a command with full
assurance that command would be obeyed, so Christs authority as the
Son of God made it possible for Him to simply give a command, and
sickness must flee!
Seeing such faith, Jesus knew that all was needed was to say, Go thy
way, thy servant is healed, and having spoken, it should be so!
If I were to say to you, Go your way, your sick loved one, your sick
friend is healed, would you turn around and go to that person,
expecting to find him or her healed when you got there?
If you can believe, now, that Jesus has SPOKEN THE WORD, and that
that is enough, you will be healed, or your loved one will be healed.
The cancer will drop off. The tumor will vanish. Heart trouble,
epilepsy, cataracts and goiters will go! You can be made completely
A man lay beside the pool of Bethesda (John 5). He had lain there for
thirty-eight long years, totally helpless. The story is recorded in
the Bible that a certain season, an angel went down and troubled the
waters, and the first one that was put into the water after the angel
troubled it was made whole (God has always provided means for the

healing of His people!)

Jesus one day went to this pool. There, the Bible declares, a
multitude of people were waiting for the troubling of the water; the
halt, the maimed, the crippled. Jesus saw this man lying there on his
bed where he had lain for thirty-eight years. Jesus said to him,
Wilt thou be made whole?
Jesus was ready to SPEAK THE WORD and make him whole! But do you
remember what he said?
I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool;
but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me!
Here was the man standing by his side who was able to make him whole
with a word! And he failed to recognize Gods method of bringing him
Thousands today dont even recognize who Jesus is when He stands at
their side, waiting to speak the word and set them free!
For thirty-eight years, the man had waited there beside the pool,
trying to find a way to get in.
Some people; have their eyes on a preacher, on a prayer card, on an
anointed handkerchief, a prayer line, or some specified color of
I am not rebuking you. I am not saying God isnt using evangelists,
or that it is wrong to use prayer cards. But it certainly is wrong
for you to tie your faith so firmly into that prayer card that you
cannot accept healing unless your card is called and you get into the
healing line.
Dont say, Of course I wan to be made whole, but you see, my card is
pink, and I am afraid they are going to call white cards this time!
People come from great distances into our Miracle revival campaigns.
We find them discouraged, saying, I want so much to be healed. But I
didnt get here in time to get a prayer card. Ill just have to wait
until I get a prayer card. And then maybe my card wont be called!
They are broken hearted, because they feel they just cant be healed!
Wilt thou be made whole?
Some reply, I have been prayed for so many times! Brother _______ or
Sister _________ prayed for me, and still I only grow worse. I have
been prayed for by every deliverance evangelist in the country! Mine
is a hard case. There are so many things wrong with me. Just let me

tell you
Jesus stands waiting to SPEAK THE WORD ONLY!
Believe Him! Rest on His word! We which have believed do enter into
rest. (Hebrews 4:3).
Jesus was standing there by the pool, waiting and wanting to speak
the word that would make that man whole.
Do you know what happened?
Jesus just spoke a few words. He said, Rise, take up they bed and
Immediately, that man was made whole!
He picked up that bed upon which he had been lying for thirty-eight
years, and began running with it.
Jesus didnt even touch him. He didnt pray a prayer. All He did was
SPEAK THE WORD! The power of God went through that man and made him
completely whole!
He didnt have a prayer card! He didnt go through a healing line.
Nobody touched him. He wasnt anointed with oil. No one placed him in
the emergency section. No one dropped him into the pool!
Jesus just SPOKE HE WORD. And after thirty-eight long years of
suffering, he was healed instantly!
You can be healed right now! All you have to do is invite Jesus to
Raise your hand right now and say, Jesus, speak the word only!
Believe that He does it.
Hear me! Jesus speaks the word, and YOU ARE MADE WHOLE!
So many people, like the man at the pool of Bethesda, begin to find
excuses for not being healed, when all the time Jesus is standing by,
desiring to speak the word that would heal them!
There came a nobleman to Jesus, whose son was sick with a raging
fever. He besought Jesus that he would come down to his house and
heal his son. Jesus merely said, Go they way; they son liveth. (See
John 4:46-53).

And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he
went his way!
That man knew his son was dying with a raging fever. But he also knew
that if Jesus spoke the word his son would be healed.
What happened?
When he believed the WORD THAT JESUS SPOKE, his son was healed. As
the man was on the way home, one of his servants met him and said,
Thy son liveth! He asked the servant when his son began to amend.
When the servant told him, he knew that it was the same hour when
Jesus had said unto him, Thy son liveth!
Some, bound by doubt and skepticism, may say, But Brother Allen, you
dont really believe that Jesus is going to speak such words in this
day, do you?
If I didnt believe that Jesus still speaks the word in this day, I
would be wasting my time, preaching a powerless gospel!
But I am not wasting my time. Jesus does still speak the word today.
You can find evidence in every issue of Miracle Magazine the
pictures and testimonies of many who have received remarkable
healing! To say nothing of the thousands who give their testimonies
under our great tent, and whose testimonies we never have space to
Just as He spoke the word for the centurions servant, just as He
spoke the word to the man who had lain beside the pool for thirtyeight years, just as He spoke the word for the noblemans son and
made him whole, Jesus will speak the word right now that will make
you whole.
Can you believe it?
And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil
fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he (the Lord) spake by
Elijah. (I Kings 17:16).
That little widow could have said, Ah, that is just that old baldheaded preacher! But she didnt.
She realized that it was God speaking through a choice servant of
His, that it was not just Elijah speaking, but God speaking to her

through him. She had prayed to God to help her and her son in their
God spoke to her through Elijah, to bring her deliverance. He said to
her, Make me a little cake first, then go back and make for thee and
thy son. It wasnt Elijah speaking. That was God speaking through
She believed and obeyed, and God met her need!
God still speaks through men and women that will yield to his moving.
God has many ways of speaking to us. He can speak audibly. I know He
can, because I have heard Him speak in such a way.
Then, God speaks in a still small voice. (I Kings 19:12). We hear it
with something inside us, something like a radio receiving set on the
inside receives the message directly from God.
We can read the Word of God, and that is God talking to us.
We read that He spoke audibly to some, and His voice sounded like
thunder. All the way through the Bible, God has called to His people,
and spoken to them with an audible voice.
He called unto Moses and said unto him (Lev. 1:1, Ex. 3:4, 5 and
He spake unto Joshua, saying (Joshua1:1).
The Lord called Aaron and Miriam (Numbers 12:5).
But in I Kings 17:15, God spoke through a man. According to the Word
of the Lord, which He spake by Elijah. . .
It was Elijahs lips, it was his voice, but it was God speaking
through his voice, and Elijah was a man subject to like passions as
we are . . . (James 5:17).
God still speaks through His ministers today. If you have lost
confidence in the ministry, you will not have confidence in God
either! That is exactly why some of you are not able to get anything
from God! If you believe me, every one of you can hear the voice of
God, now. And God will do mighty things for you!
Ten men met Jesus. Every one of them was a leper. Jesus was the only
one who could help them. But they dared not even come close enough
for Him to touch them. He didnt even pray one prayer for them. He
didnt say, Come, and I will lay my hands on you. He said, Go show

yourselves to the priests. (See Luke 17:11-19). As they went they

were cleanse!
A little Syrophenician mother came to Jesus. Her daughter was
grievously vexed with a devil. No doubt, she would have liked to
bring her daughter to Jesus, but she could not. Nevertheless, she
believed that if she could get close enough to talk to Jesus about
her daughter, she would be delivered. Jesus didnt say, Have someone
get an ambulance and bring her to me, nor Ill go there and heal
her. Jesus commended her for her faith, saying, Be it unto thee as
thou wilt!
I can see that daughter running down the walk to meet her mother as
she returns home, sound, free, delivered! What made her whole? The
words that Jesus spoke!
God is still the same today. He is not dumb. He still speaks the
words of health and healing!
Ill tell
pray; you
the third

you what makes Jesus speak the word of healing today. I

pray; we agree, without doubting, and God in heaven forms
angle of the triangle! When two of us agree as touching
Jesus speaks the word and says, It is done!

Jesus says, in the Bible, Whatsoever ye bind on earth shall be bound

in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in
heaven. (Matthew 18:18). But it takes two of us in harmony and
accord with real living, true faith, without a doubt to move God so
He will say, It is done!
In a meeting in California about a year ago, I was preaching along
this line.
There was one little woman out there who had an arm six inches
shorter than the other. She looked up to heaven and said, Jesus,
speak the word only, and this short arm of mine will grow and both my
arms will be the same length! She believed as she prayed! Suddenly,
the Spirit impressed her to bend over to touch the ground. As she
obeyed God, that short arm was lengthened. She knew that Jesus had
This woman came running to give her testimony. She had no sooner
finished when another woman ran to the platform. In her hand was an
open safety pin, rusty, and sharp as a needle. She said, While you
were preaching, God gave me faith to believe for a miracle. More than
a week ago, I swallowed this safety pin. I have been in pain all
week. While you were preaching, I could feel it there in my stomach.
I began to say to Jesus, Speak the word only. I felt it move up
into my throat. I kept praying. It moved up and up. At last it was in

my mouth!
Her prayer to God had been, SPEAK THE WORD ONLY! God heard, and
He will speak the word today, for YOU!
He spoke the word for the centurions servant!
He spoke the word for the man at the pool of Bethesda!
He spoke the word for the Noblemans son, and for the Syrophenician
womans daughter!
He spoke the word for the starving widow.
He spoke the word for the ten lepers.
He is speaking the word for men and women just like you today, every
All you have to do is say to Him, SPEAK THE WORD ONLY! His word,
spoken in heaven, will loose your son or daughter, your husband or
wife, your precious old white-haired mother, though they may be a
thousand miles away from you.
Do you believe it? In His word there is life and healing.
Surely He hath born our griefs, and carried our sorrows . . .
(Isaiah 53:4).
Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. (Matthew
He was wounded for our transgressions . . . And with His stripes we
are healed! (Isaiah 53:5).
That is Gods Word!
If Jesus says you are healed, who are the skeptics, modernists,
infidels, and atheists, to say you are not healed?
If Jesus says you are healed, you make Him out a Liar when you say
you are not!
I believe what Jesus said! Raise your hand toward heaven now, and
tell Him you believe IT IS DONE! Health, healing, deliverance, or a

miracle can be yours, right now!