(Joh 14:10) Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. breaking.
It’s apparent that we speak the word, and the Father does the works— miracles! As men and women of God who teach, we must require from ourselves doing, with power! And this doing must include a breaking into the impossible— through signs and wonders.
In 1987 I attended one of John Wimber’s conferences on signs and wonders in Anaheim, California. I left discouraged. Everything that was taught, including many of the illustrations, I had taught. The reason for my discouragement was the fact that they had fruit for what they believed. All I had was good doctrine.
There comes a time when simply knowing truth will no longer satisfy. If it does not change circumstances for good, what good is it? Teaching MUST be followed with action that makes room for God to move. He began to put faith with his teaching.
It is abnormal for a Christian not to have an appetite for the impossible. It has been written into our spiritual DNA to hunger for the impossibilities around us to bow at the name of Jesus.
You began to expect certain thing. Healing deliverance, and conversions are fruits of our labors. As we proclaim the message of the Kingdom of God, people will get well. The Father will say Amen to that.
(Mar 16:20) And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
(Acts 4: 29-30 NASB). Peter new this when he prayed for boldness in his preaching, expecting that God would respond by “extending His hand to heal, and signs and wonders would be done in the name of His holy servant Jesus”.
POWER VS. PRIDE
The problems we face today are not new. The apostle Paul had great concern for the Corinthian church, for they were being enticed by a gospel without power.
(1cor 4:14-20). I not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you. For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Therefore I urge you, imitate me. For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church. 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.
Not only is all ministry to be Spirit empowered,
(Luk 11:23) He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
(Luk 11:23) “Whoever is not with me is against me. And anyone who does not work with me is working against me.