Saturday, January 9, 2016

In Power!

There are many people talking about God today, but where is the true, genuine power of an Almighty, Omnipotent God that we read about in the bible?

Let's be honest here, is there anyone today demonstrating the Spirit and the Power of God with undeniable, irrefutable signs, wonders, and mighty deeds that even satan can't imitate?

Listen to what Paul said in 1st Corinthians 2:1-5

"And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God."

How many of today's ministers have read the above scriptures? All I hear is talk, but where are the signs that should follow the word? Confirming that the person speaking is indeed sent by God.

Paul's ministry was not about his Godly wisdom or his eloquent speaking, it was all about Jesus Christ and demonstrating the Spirit and the power of God!

1st Corinthians 4:18-20

"Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you. But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills, and I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power."

Do you understand what Paul said in the above bold and underlined scriptures? The kingdom of God is NOT in word, but IN POWER!

The Pharisees were amazed at the word of Jesus and saw the power of God demonstrated when the evil spirits came out of a man when Jesus commanded them.

Luke 4:31-37

"He went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbaths. And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority. Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!”

But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him. Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, “What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” And the report about Him went out into every place in the surrounding region."

The apostles understood that they were only vessels, and instruments to be used by God for His glory and His purposes.

Acts 3:11-16

"Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon’s, greatly amazed. So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: “Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go. But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all."

The time of talk is over! The time of the Son of Man is coming, the time of demonstrating the Spirit and the power of God is at hand!

In Jesus Name,

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