I don't think there is any prescribed formula as to how to participate in miracles, such as, raising people from the dead. All it takes is a grain of faith. And faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of God. I can fully relate to the doctor's story. It happened to me. When God calls you to do something, you just do it. He will use the imperfect to witness to the perfect. I pronounced a man dead (and he was DEAD) in the Emergency Department. But out of the blue I "heard" a LOUD voice within me that said NOOO. And suddenly I layed my hands on this man's body and prayed for life to return. Did I invoke Jesus' name (probably) but I may have only pleaded with the "Lord." Instantly his heart started with dilated pupils suddenly constricting and color of skin going from white/grey to pink. There is more to the story but you get the gist of it. It freaked the nurses out. I was amazed. You see I am not a great prayer warrior and I am sure not a prolific "spiritual healer", I was just faithful enough at the moment to allow the Holy Spirit within me to take hold and glorify the Father and Son. I told the patient that it was the Lord God (another name in my books for Jesus) that healed him.
So Carol I give thanks and glory to God for the marvelous work he has done in restoring the life of that man the cardiologist prayed over. Praise God that God can use our "imperfect" prayers and thoughts and actions to do the perfect. These things when they happen always seem to suprise me. Its like getting a good kick in the seat of my spiritual pants. It's like God telling me its time to wake up to the true reality and get with the program of the kingdom of heaven. It is at hand.
Geoffrey Bull D.O., M.S.