…he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; John 14:12 NKJV
You just can’t get away with it. The world has every right to demand a demonstration of the reality of Jesus Christ.
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 NKJV
The dear one had just gotten filled with the Holy Spirit. The air was thick with God’s presence. Then she asked that we pray for her father who was dying of cancer…stage four. We prayed and decreed God’s blessing as the Spirit came upon us. A week later the report came back that he was cancer free.
And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 1 Cor 2:4-5 NKJV
Our God rejoices to demonstrate His power! It’s no wonder that the children of Israel were commanded to never make a statue of our God, because He is a living, breathing reality, not a lifeless piece of metal or stone. He is the living God, and He is just as real, just as relevant, and just as powerful today as at any time in history.
I’ll never forget the day I learned the key to the operation of the gift of faith. My friend Dr. Dale Sides shared some truths on an audio cassette from a class he had taken, and one of them was that the gift of faith was operated by a command. It hit me like a slap in the face! This was on a Wednesday night; it had to be in 1994. By Sunday I had seen three instantaneous healing miracles, at least two of which were lifechanging, jaw-dropping, you-had-to-be-there-to-believe-it miracles.
Let me say this, if you need a miracle, don’t seek a miracle, seek God. The people that seek miracles are usually disappointed. But those who seek Him, find Him, and when you find Him, He brings all the blessings of Heaven with Him.
PEACE OF GOD
In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice. Gen 22:18 NKJV
Peace is in the heart of the miracle worker. Peace is required by the miracle worker in order to be able to clearly hear God’s voice. Discipline is almost a ‘dirty’ word in the charismatic Church. But yet it is required in order to walk effectively, to hear and obey God’s voice. Jesus knelt down and traced the sacred name of God in the dirt until He heard God’s voice, the perfect word that saved the woman and saved His ministry in John eight. The miracle worker has to be disciplined to maintain the peace of God so that they can hear the voice of God. Do you have that peace?
TONGUES AND FAITH
He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself…1 Cor 14:4 NKJV
The two gifts that will make all the difference in your life are faith and speaking in tongues. You learn to operate the gift of faith, and you pray much in the Spirit, and the limitless power of God will open up to you. Smith Wigglesworth was just a mild-mannered plumber, and part time preacher until he got filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues. Oral Roberts would pray in the Spirit for five hours before he would go to his crusade meetings each night. Lake said that tongues ‘made’ his ministry. I can testify that when I began to pray in tongues for hours, and began to operate in spiritual faith, I was launched into my destiny, a destiny that probably would have been aborted had I not done those things. How about you?
The miracle worker prays in tongues much and operates in spiritual faith.
Stop right now and pray in tongues until the joy comes! I’ll still be here when you get done.
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Mark 11:23 NKJV
How is spiritual faith, the gift of faith, operated? You stay quiet as you seek the voice of God, then command or decree what He tells you is His will in that situation. The results of the working of a miracle or the gift of healing will follow. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see it with your physical eyes immediately. If you have heard God and decreed what He said, then you just sit back and watch. You will see God work!
‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’
That statement is a command. You are commanding that mountain to move. Our problem has always been that we ASK God to do things when He says to command them to come to pass. Do you realize that Jesus and the apostles never asked God to heal anyone? They heard the Father’s voice, and commanded that what He said to come to pass. Command miracles to happen, command healing to come, command the will of God to be done. You and I need the holy boldness to command the will of God to be demonstrated.
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Ex 22:18 KJV
I heard a story about Benson Idahosa, a prominent Nigerian pastor. It seems that a conference for witches was planned in Benin City, Nigeria, with ten thousand witches planning to come. Idahosa decreed, ‘The conference will not happen, and if it does, I will kill them all.’ You can imagine how that stirred things up! Idahosa and the host of the conference were invited to debate on television. Idahosa said, “If you go through with the conference, you will die.” The conference host became afraid and backed down. The president of Nigeria, a Muslim, was watching the debate, and afterward commanded his embassies to deny all the visas of the witches. The conference was stopped, and Idahosa was invited to share the word of the Lord with the president. That’s the gift of faith!
The gift of faith is operated by a command or a decree, according to what the Lord has shown you by revelation.
Now, who is the miracle worker? It’s you! You believe in Jesus, right? He said that those who believe in Him would do the works that He did. Dear one, I commission you right now to step up and become a miracle worker! Are you ready? For such a time as this, you have come to the Kingdom. The world rightfully demands a demonstration of the reality of Jesus Christ. You and I are the ones who will glorify His name as we demonstrate who He is!
Remember dear ones, we must be about our Father’s business…