According to your faith…

30 03 2009

Yesterday and today my church had revival services with evangelist Marvin Gorman, and it was awesome!  We witnessed the power of God!  We saw people get saved, people baptized in the Holy Spirit, and people physically healed instantly.  The services were definitely what you would consider revival services, but I’ve been thinking that this is how the Church should be all the time.   And by Church, I don’t mean just church services, but the Body of Christ.

I’ve been wondering why we don’t see more of the book of Acts Church these days.  I think there’s numerous reasons we could list, but one Scripture passage that came to mind was Matthew 9:29, where Jesus said, “According to your faith will it be done to you”.  How much are we expecting of God?

You read the Bible, and you notice all kinds of miraculous works that Jesus and His followers did.  I know some people make the argument that miracles have passed away, but I don’t see how that could be scriptural.  Jesus said in John 14:12: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”  Have you ever thought about that?

I realize it’s difficult to imagine ourselves walking in that kind of power, because we know our weaknesses and struggles.  But we must remember who we are in Christ and what we are anointed to do.  (Of course, we should also do our best to live a pure and holy life.  That’s required, too.)  If we don’t have that kind of faith right now (and likely we don’t, or we’d be using it), we can grow our faith.  (For references to growing your faith, see 2 Cor. 10:15-16 and 2 Thess. 1:3.)  To grow our faith, we need to do more of the things you probably expect: praying more, studying the Word of God more, and praising and worshipping God more.  And talking with fellow Christians who are seeking more of God helps, too.  Basically, “feed” your spirit.

I encourage you to regularly look at your life to see what you’re believing God for.  Are you expecting Him to minister through you in awesome ways?  And when you go to church, are you expecting the manifest presence of God to show up (and thus His power)?  Remember, Jesus said, “According to your faith will it be done to you.”  Believe for more than you have been.  Remember, God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all you can ask or think (Eph. 3:20-21).




One response

31 03 2009

I listened to an awesome teaching from Andrew Womack recently. If you haven’t listened to him before check out his ministry.

One of the things that he said hinders people from operating in the gifts is they are waiting for some sign the of the “anointing to fall”. He believes that God is always on, and always willing to display His power through the gifts, but we aren’t always willing to do it. We think we have to wait for some special feeling, but we don’t.

Paul said, “stir up the gift that is in you”. Meaning, it is our responsibility. It’s tempting (for me) if someone is sick to use, “well I’m just not feeling the anointing right now” as an excuse not to pray for them.

Great post…as usual. (do I say that everytime? …lol)

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