This is the destiny of the church, to be the agent of the miraculous to the world. To be the birthplace of miracles, signs, and wonders! To be the conveyor and purveyor of God's power to a depressed world! This is our destiny!
‘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.’(Mark 16:17-18)
We sing on a daily basis, 'am walking in power, am walking in miracles, I live a life of favour, I know who I am'. Really how many of us live word for word the reality of that song? If the present church is in doubt of this, the early church was not in doubt!
Every page of the Acts of the Apostles was littered with miracles signs and wonders! Jesus already said this would happen. In the book of John, he told them if you believe in me the works that I do shall ye do and greater works than these shall ye do'. No wonder in Acts 5 the shadow of Peter carried enough anointing to heal the sick! Now that's talking about power, signs wonders and miracles!
‘12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. 13 And of the rest durst, no man joins himself to them: but the people magnified them. 14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) 15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them
The early church didn't just sing about power, the early church walked in power!
The early church didn't just sing miracles, they lived miracles!
Every trail of this early church leaves behind it echoes of God's power, signs, wonders, and miracles! These were not 'framed up' miracles but miracles that cannot be DENIED!
Acts 4:16, "What shall we do to these men? For that indeed a NOTABLE MIRACLE hath been done by them is MANIFEST to all them that dwell in Jerusalem and we CANNOT deny it".
Oration may be debated but the manifestation of God's power cannot be DENIED! Grammar can be debated, but power cannot! When it is at work, everything begins to work!
Note the growth of the early church, every major explosion in growth was followed after a notable sign or miracle has been done! Acts 2:43-47, Acts 3-Acts 4:1-4, Acts 8 and on and on through the book of Acts!
The acts of God will always convict the heart of men.
This was what Zechariah prophesied in 8:23, that ten men shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew and will say we will go with you for 'we have heard that God is with you'! Indeed it was Isaiah that first prophesies this in Isaiah 2:1-4. The acts of God in our lives will draw men unto Himself, this is our destiny as a people, to daily walk in miracles!
Now we will not just sing it, we will experience it: 'am walking in power, am walking in miracles I live a life of favour, I know who I am". Amen!