The church doesn't need as much twitter as much as it needs power!
If Peter was alive today am just wondering what he would have posted on his Twitter handle or Instagram page. Probably his live video feed will show what happened in Acts 5: 15-16 of his shadows healing the sick. It will also include video of Acts 3:1-6, where the man at the beautiful gate was healed and not to, forgot his miraculous deliverance in Acts 11. These will be the contents of his social media feed: the miraculous works of God and the tangible demonstration of his power!
Imagine what impact such tweets, posts will generate? I can just imagine a little: a million likes, hundreds of thousands of comments, and tens of thousands of shares! But much more there are stats that social media will not be able to capture: the over hundreds of thousands of souls that will be saved and as many of that same number that will be healed! This is the viral effect the power of God will have when it is broadcasted to the world!
But even without Twitter or any social media platform, the opposition confessed the Apostles have filled the whole of Jerusalem with their doctrine (Acts 5:28).
‘27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, 28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? And, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.’
And it wasn't just Jerusalem but also Samaria (Acts 8) Africa (Acts9) and the rest of the world (Acts 17:6).
‘6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, these that have turned the world upside down are come hither also’
The early church had a limited medium and platform but a powerful message that held the world in awe spread like wildfire, liberate millions and brought joy to the world.
Our emphasis has been on the medium rather than the message, the platform rather than the power! Twitter without power will not bring any soul to the Lord! Our focus should not be on the medium but the message will put on the medium. The platform afforded us will not make any impact without the power of God!
Our generation has unlimited medium and platform but limited power and message to transform the world!
Our emphasis has been on the medium rather than the message, the platform rather than the power! Social media posts without any spiritual power will not bring any soul to the Lord! Our focus should not be on the medium but the message will put on the medium. The platform afforded us will not make any impact without the power of God!
With the power of God, Peter preached one message and 3000 souls were saved, today's generation sometimes preached 3000 messages to see one soul saved! The difference is in the ability of God at work! When God's ability is at work less publicity is required! Even of Jesus Luke 4:14 says God's ability was first his publicity!
‘14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all’
Today powerful platforms abound to get across our messages but on those platforms, we must exhibit and display the powerful wisdom of our God!
There are so many mediums and platforms available for publicity today, however, what we must crave as a people is God's ability! The anointing is self-announced! When it's at work in your life news of his exploits will be noised abroad (Acts 2:4-6).
‘4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven 6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
Spirit of God sits on me and give me God's ability afresh! Anoint my words to bring healing, solution, wisdom, and blessing to my world. Having been given so much, much is equally expected of us. In everywhere and in every way we are to turn our world upside down! Social media affords us such opportunities, like many other platforms available, but it is only through the power of God that we can change our world! Its good to be vast on these media platforms but much more we must grow in power with the Lord. The convergence of the two, the social platform and the power of God will bring about an explosion in the influence of the kingdom of our God, till the world is turned upside down! Amen!