“For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:20
Peter and John in the Power of the Holy Spirit and in the Name of Jesus, had healed the lame man at the gate beautiful.
(Is anything to hard for Our God?)
“By the Name of Jesus”
5,000 were added to the church because of this miracle. Peter and John were commanded not to teach, preach or speak of Christ. Their answer:
“But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”
Wouldn’t it be nice to see 5,000 added to the church at one time? Or experiencing: “the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”
Most of our churches are seeing a decline in attendance….not an increase. Why?
Has the Name of Jesus become of none effect? We pray in Jesus Name, but few are touched. (Yes, we see some miracles, but anything note worthy)? Not really.
How dare I say this?
Look at the church, are any being added?
Do you see 5,000? What is the problem?
There are hundreds of verses in the Word that tell us Jesus and His Disciples healed all maner of sickness, it even states they healed all that were sick.
“We” tell folks not to bring their colds to church because others will be infected.
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!! .
1 Corinthians 12:28
“And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.”
Apostles, Prophets and Teachers we have plenty. It is relatively easy to study the Word and share. Especially if there is a spot light. (for some).
Even helps and governments are easy slots to fill….
1 Corinthians 12:30
“Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?”
NO, NONE, NOBODY…”THOSE THINGS PASSED AWAY WITH THE APOSTLES.”
Why do we have the others then…everything should have passed if some have.
No, this kind comes by prayer and fasting.
It’s easy to talk, harder to walk, in the Power of the Holy Spirit.
Too many say, “If God wants me to speak in tongues, interpret, or heal the sick, He will give me those gifts.”
You were saved because you asked Him to forgive you, to become Your Lord and Savior.
He doesn’t behave any differently with the Gifts of the Spirit. We must ask if we expect to receive.
We must be trust worthy if we expect Him to trust us with His Power. We are not.
We don’t press into the Holy of Holies. Seek Him and expect to receive the FAITH, to walk in His Grace.
When we fast and pray, do so just seeking more of Jesus in your life. More Jesus in your charactor, actions, thoughts, speech.
We must become more like Jesus, crucify our old, (natural), man and let Jesus lead, guide and direct our lives.
At one point in my walk, I failed the trust worthy test. I am determined to earn back that trust.
Lord, let this old, broken down Holy Spirit dispenser, fulfill Your promise to Your church.
I will become a man the Lord can use in this world today as He used the Disciples in days if old.
Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever. Amen
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Know you are loved.