Belief in the Power of God
Do you believe in the power of the Holy Spirit? Do you believe in signs and wonders? Do you believe in the gifts of the Spirit? Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe in healing? Do you believe in mighty deeds? Do you believe in deliverance? Do you believe in raising the dead? One of the characters of a church moving forth is this certain belief in the power of God!
One of the signs that a church is going down the hill is that they do not believe in the power of God! Many churches have a form of godliness but deny the power of God. To deny the power of God is to deny the Holy Spirit. Thus you are committing a sin against the Holy Spirit. (2 Tim. 3:5, Zech. 6:8)
We must renew our minds according to the Word of God, the Bible. That we may know the will of God, not just half or a little. If you do not believe and practice the power of God this means you only believe in a part of the will of God not the whole will of God. The day is coming that the church will know the mature will of God. Right now we do not know the mature will of God. That part that we know off let us be faithful, plus seek the Lord to show us more in His Word the Bible. (Rom. 12:2)
Now brothers and sisters there is a common power of God that is for all believers in Christ. It is the will of Lord Jesus Christ that every believer walks and practice the common power of God. What is the common power of God? Signs, wonders, divine healing, gifts of the Spirit and deliverance. (MK 16:17-18, 1 Cor. 12:8-10, Acts 1:8, LK 24:29)
The five fold ministers of the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ are commission to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. Who are the saints; every member of the Body of Christ, everyday believers, and the common believers. Apart of the work of ministry is walking and practicing in the common power of God! Every believer must know the power of God, every believe must practice the power of God!
The five-fold ministry is standing before a gate called destiny, before they can enter and the rest of the body of Christ enter too with them; they must obey and equip the saints for the work of ministry. If they obey this commission then not only they will enter instead the whole body of Christ will enter into this gate of destiny. What will happen after we enter this gate of destiny? Every believer will move forth in ministry and missionary work practicing the power of God. (Eph. 4:12)
The day is coming that you will see the believers not just a few, not just many instead all over the world walking in the power of God, doing signs and wonders! This day is soon be coming upon us. For when the glory of the Lord rests and fills the church we will never again, never again lack the power or the anointing to heal the sick, etc.
The days of only a few walking in the power of God is over! The days of only a few ministers walking in the power of God is over! The days of seeing others walking in the power of God and not you is over! The days of see only a little power is over!
However, there are some Spirit filled churches who say I believe in signs and wonders, we speak in tongues. In their churches you see no gifts of the Spirit, you see no gift of prophecy, you see no prophets, you see no signs and wonders, and you see no healings. If you do see some it is only a very little and only a very few walk in the power of God, and only a few ministers can walk in the power of God! If you walk in the power they will stop you. They teach power instead they allow no one to walk in the gifts of the Spirit. Why be filled with the Holy Spirit and not walk in the power of God? These churches are old wineskins it is not that they are evil, for they are not evil; it is that there is no place for the power of God, no place for the Holy Spirit. They may say we believe in the power of God, instead in their actions they are lies. This is why we need new wineskins and new wines.
Furthermore, a new church life is being birth in the body of Christ it is a church life that is not based on four walls, it is a church life based on every day Christian witness. It is a church life of deeds and actions. It is a church life of the common power of God.