We passionately believe for God to work powerfully through us today, right here and now. But we don’t just believe this. We desire and expect this with all our hearts: for God to supernaturally transform lives through each of us.
Through us, we want to see God turn the impossible into realities. Through us we expect Him to bring miraculous healings, reconcile broken families, and restore people back to Him and to each other. We expect Him to save souls when we preach the gospel. He will set free those who are oppressed or bound to sin and addiction. And He will accomplish this revival through us.
Why do we hold on to such hope?
First, because Jesus made it a reality when He revealed that the Spirit of the Lord was on Him and the year of the Lord’s favor has been fulfilled through Him (see Luke 4:16-21). Then he personally accomplished this prophecy in the three years of his ministry!
Second, Jesus empowered His disciples with the same authority, and they accomplished that prophecy!
Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and good news is preached to the poor. (Matthew 11:5-6)
Third, Jesus showed us that those who follow Him were given the same Spirit, and equipped with the same authority and power to demonstrate God’s presence through signs, wonders and miracles (Matthew 10:1). The same Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in every believer and has given us power and authority to be witnesses for Jesus!
Reflect on This:
Jesus, let me encounter more of you, and let your Kingdom grow through me.
Take This To Heart:
“In the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit of God, so as for me, from (my community) and around unto other lands, to have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ” (Romans 15:19)