What are the Promises? Why are they not fulfilled in our Churches?
‘The Truth is, our beliefs are shallow, cursory, and superficial.’
As Christians, we love the Lord, and have accepted the Gift of Forgiveness. We realize, we are blameless in the Beloved.
That the blood of Jesus, has saved us from our deserved end. We are spending Eternity in Heaven, with the Lord.
This Truth, this Promise, we delight, revel in, and celebrate.
We Trust, and accept it’s Truth. We Believe.
Why then, is it so hard to accept, to Believe, the other Biblical Promises.
In John 14:25-26 we find this Promise from Jesus.
“These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.“
He promised the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, would be sent to, Given to us.
• Teach us all things:
We must give Him access, to our hearts, minds, eyes and ears. We must ask the Holy Spirit into our lives.
Above and Beyond Salvation.
Both Peter and Paul asked, have you received the Holy Ghost, since you believed?
The Baptism, the in-filling of the Holy Spirit is reserved for believers.
Receiving Him, fulfills the Promise of a Comforter, Teacher, and the Power to do the Work of the Ministry.
The Holy Spirit, will help whosoever will, learn to Walk in His love, to show His mercy, to lead others to the truth of the Gospel.
We could learn to Walk in Power.
• He will bring all Jesus had taught, to our remembrance.
Jesus, had shown them, Grace, Power, Healings, Signs, Wonders and Miracles.
He told them in that same Chapter, John 14:12:
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.“
Jesus healed the sick raised the dead, caused the blind to see.
He didn’t have fancy Churches, children’s church, AA, NA, or couple’s divorce seminars.
He had the Power of the Holy Spirit.
Children saw the Miracles, heard the Gospel preached in Truth and Power.
He promised the same to us. We have failed.
I know the Lord wants,… no,… expects, more from us.
He has shown us, we need to live in His Truth.
We each need, to find a Promise we can believe.
John Alexander Dowie, believed 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.”
Because of this belief, he called down rain to end two different droughts.
He, (by the Power of the Holy Spirit), healed many who were sick, the lame, he also comforted the hurting.
Because, the Hope of a Living God was manifested here on earth. Multitudes flocked to this show of God’s Promise.
I know, many will reject this out of hand.
We are not worthy of this outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We do not Hunger and Thirst for His Righteousness.
Many would not remain humble, obedient, teachable.
Many would fail.
We will never know if we refuse to seek His face, to Seek the Power of His Might.
We cannot quit, when we miss the mark, until the day we succeed. When we see, Signs and Wonders following us.
We will have learned, to touch the Hem of His Garment. Learned to enter the Holy of Holies. We found Mercy and Grace, in our times of need.
Souls will be saved, the sick healed, the Body of Christ, strong, the Lord will add to His Church, daily, all those who would be saved.
Lord, draw us close to You. Amen