O Lord Give Me The Boldness To Always Step Out In Faith, To Demonstrate Your Awesome Power To The World
“And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.”
Mark 16:20 (KJV)
After the Lord had spoken and given instructions to his disciples, He was received up into heaven. Immediately, they went forth and began to preach everywhere. And as they stepped out in faith in obedience to God’s word, God’s power was demonstrated mightily.
Do you know what the church has done? We decorate our stained windows. We have a good choir and smiling ushers and greeters. We preach good sermons. And we are now sitting down in church waiting for sinners to come to us. We make the church beautiful and use all kinds of media promotion. But that is not God’s strategy. God’s strategy is that power is released in obedience. Power is not released when we act contrary to divine instructions.
In Deuteronomy 28:1-2, the word of God declares: “and it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God to observe and to do all his commandments,…………all these blessings shall come on thee and overtake thee” (KJV). Notice that God began to work with the disciples when they chose to function in obedience. “The Lord working with them” God is saying in essence; the new strategy is that I am not going to do it alone. “We will work together”. The disciples went everywhere. They did not sit down in church. We have not seen signs because we are sitting down.
According to Ephesians 5:30: “we are members of His body, of his flesh and of his bones” (KJV). That means that the anointing can only flow today through us. We are the body, He is the Head. The head can’t get things done without the body. Jesus cannot heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils or do good to any person if you don’t do it. No one can experience Jesus if you don’t step out in faith to demonstrate His power. May the Lord give you boldness. Amen!
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
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