Biblical Promises: Best if used before 90 AD.
The early church, saw Signs, Wonders and Miracles.
Today many seem to believe, these things had an expiration date of 90 AD. The Apostles died and so did the Power of the Holy Spirit.
All the Holy Spirit can do today, is lead some to the Lord. Comfort some of the hurting. Teach us some truth. Preform some Miracles.
As Christians, we believe in Salvation… we believe this Truth, that Jesus died, was Resurrected and Sits on the Right Hand of the Father.
We now have access to the Holy Place, we come boldly to the Holy Place, because we are covered with the blood of Jesus.
We readily believe this, yet…
Signs, Wonders and Miracles? Not really?
You say, ‘He does miracles all the time.’
Really, turn around, do you see any following You?
These signs SHALL FOLLOW, THOSE WHO BELIEVE.
Are there multitudes flocking to you, your Pastor, Church, or to anyone you know?
Do they come, to hear the Truth, to see the Power of God, to experience Salvation, Healing, Peace, Joy, or Hope?
If not, why not? Do we really believe the Full Council of God?
2 Corinthians 1:19-22 (KJV)
“For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.“
We have the,
“earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.”
The promise of the Holy Spirit, the promise of ALL THE POWER, LOVE, MERCY AND GRACE OF GOD, is available to Whosoever will , all that is needed, is to believe, and then do.
He has given us the Holy Spirit, to teach and to lead us to all TRUTH.
The Truth is, our beliefs are shallow, cursory, superficial.
Saints, we have accepted the promise of Salvation. Why do we throw out the rest of the Gospel?
We need to become deliberate students of the Truth.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help us to understand, to act on that knowledge.
In the late 1800’s, a simple recognition, a realization of the Truth, a Revelation came to John Alexander Dowie.
He was a man that accepted the truth of Acts 10:38
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”
He understood the Biblical Promises, not just of Salvation, but of Power, Love and a Sound Mind.
(Interesting fact, he prophesied that Tongues and Interpretation would come back to the Church, while working in the Gift of Faith and Working of Miracles).
He believed, received, and preformed the Work of the Ministry.
The Spiritual and Ministry gifts are available to Whosoever will.
We must take them off the shelf, thank the Lord, open our hearts, minds and spirits, and allow the Holy Spirit to Rule and Reign in our lives.
Please, Saints, Turn Your Face Like Flint, toward seeking the Lord, and the “Power of His Might.”