When Christ Jesus healed the sick and solved human problems, he proved that the utilization of the power of God brings instantaneous results. The student of Christian Science, striving to emulate the great Way-shower, sometimes wonders why his declarations of the truth of being are not attended by the same immediate healing. Perhaps it is because he does not act with the same conviction of spiritual identity that Jesus did.
When the Master turned in prayer to God to heal a case of sickness, he clearly realized man's true perfection as the image of God. But he was not content merely to think the truth; he acted consistently with it. He knew that the power of God enabled him to cast out evil, and on that basis he commanded the blind to receive their sight, the deaf to hear, the lepers to be clean, the palsied ones to rise and walk.
One of the finest lessons the writer has learned in the demonstration of spiritual power as taught in Christian Science is the necessity of implementing his declarations of truth with the specific application of them to the solutions of his problems. Mar)Baker Eddy writes in "Pulpit and Press" (p. 3), "Know, then, that you possess sovereign power to think and act rightly, and. that nothing can dispossess you of this heritage and trespass on Love."