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The Gospel with Power

In my book “BORN FROM ABOVE-Invaded By Heaven” I talk about how we are Born Again and why we are Born Again according to God’s Word. I mention that Jesus did not just come to earth so that we can go to Heaven but also so that Heaven can come to us! This He did when we receive Him as Lord and King, which immediately puts us in His Kingdom!

Once we are truly and genuinely Born Again from the Father by The Spirit of God- we now look like Jesus in the spirit! We are here on earth to bring many more sons to glory (Galatians 3) and that the World may see in us via our love and faith walk the reality of Heaven in a tangible way! (Matthew 5:14-16)

Many may be taken back by this statement or be surprised but isn’t that what Jesus encouraged his disciples to pray for when they asked Him to teach them how to pray? “Our Father in Heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.”?! (Matthew 6:9-10)

The Kingdom of God in Heaven does not have sickness, curses, devils, oppression in it! If that is so, than neighter should there be any in the Kingodm of God on this earth!

Many would like you to believe that the age of the miraculous has passed away when the apostles died, and therefore have reduced the powerful gospel of Jesus Christ to a bunch of theories and have turned "the Glorious church of Jesus Christ" to mere words!

When the apostle Paul was talking and admonishing the Christians in Corinth He spoke that the mark of an apostle (not necessary one of the 12-since Paul was the 14th Apostle plus there were more as mentioned in the New Testament especially in Acts), he boldly stated that that arguments are not the mark of the Gospel but the power of the Holy Spirit is. Unlike what many people think, Jesus did not tell us to go and argue to the gospel but to go and preach it and become witnesses of it; meaning, we become people who are able to give proof of evidence of what we believe and preach! (Acts 1:8)

In 1 Corinthians 4:20, he says “For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power” and in 1 Corinthians 2: 1-5 he says “…and my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Holy Spirit and of power [dumanis], that your faith should be (not rest or rely only) in the wisdom of men but in the power of God."

It is sad really because clearly all through the Bible God always demonstrated His presence on His people with signs, wonders and miracles, or we can say, with the evidence of the supernatural manifestation of His presence! From cover to cover of The Bible, the miraculous and the supernatural is a common sign with the people of God and it is a sign of God’s presence and approval of them-His covenant people!

Even as early as in the Old Testament in Exodus 33, Moses cries out to God, that he wanted to be different from the other nations in the world and the difference was going to be “The Presence of God-YHWH with His people”

Exodus 33:15-17, “Then he [Moses] said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.” So the LORD said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”

Now, if Moses found grace under the Old Covenant, how much more grace shall every Christian find under the New Covenant, the blood covenant that we have received through the Precious Blood of The Lamb-Jesus Christ!

There are some Christian camps-denominations- that don’t believe in the miraculous and that healings and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still in operation today. So, they quickly will tell you, “Oh but they are operating by the devil”. When they hear people speak in tongues as is evident in the Bible that the early Church did and the Holy Spirit confirms that He will continue to do (Acts 2:39), they will say that, “those are tongues of the devil” or they might say “oh that is not speaking in tongues by The Holy Spirit; that is just some words they are making up”. To these Christians I would like to point to their attention that in Matthew 12:31, Jesus told us that doing these things might put us in the risk of committing the sin of the blasphemy of The Holy Spirit!

Sadly these precious Christians with good hearts but dummy heads seem to believe more in the devil and his power and operation even amongst God’s chosen people, rather that God Himself working with and amongst His church!

One thing I will say about that and of which I am sure, “When I lived in the world and lived in sin and went to certain pubs and nightclubs, I never saw people operatng by the power of The Holy Spirit and neither did I ever hear people speak in tongues, nor did I ever speak in tongues’. [How foolish and idiotic thinking].

Love should be enough! Or is it?

Some may say, "But isn't love enough". What they mean is, “Should we not be satisfied with just showing our love to the world”. Why would we need the miraculous!

Well first of all I want to say that,’ Yes Love is above all and every thing must be done in love, or motivated by a 1. Genuine Love for God and 2. Genuine Love for His people and desire to see them all enjoying God’s best in their life!’ (Colossians 1; 28)

However equally true is that if Love alone was enough, than Jesus would not have needed to come with signs and the power of The Holy Spirit as the scriptures say in many places?

“And all the multitude kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were relating what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles [when they preached the Gospel]” NAS

Hebrews 2:4, “God also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.” NAS

The second thing is that, if love alone would have been enough Jesus would not have needed to work any signs, miracles and wonders with various healings through various ways!

If you really think about it, Jesus Who as The Scriptures say, “…all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form-[In Christ],’ (Colossians 1:19 & 2:9) who also is LOVE IMPERSONATED, than by these people’s arguments Jesus really was going out of His way by healing and casting out demons and performing many miraculous signs! The miracles and healings that Christians all over the world have been experiencing and should expect to experience is the Love of God in action and is activated by the faith of God’s people who turn to Him in child like faith!

Certainly we see Jesus must have thought that for His ministry and believability these miraculous signs and wonders and various ways of healings were not only good and beneficial to others but they confirm “The presence and approval of God in His life”, and that is what He asked His accusers to do; to consider the works that He performed among them-to see if He really was from God or not! (John 10)

Having miraculous signs and the power of the Holy Spirit manifest in your life, should give more credibility to the gospel of Christ which you are preaching and hopefully also living! (Read John 10:31-39)

I have met some Christians who are leery about people who preach about healing and that signs and miracles are for us today, because they have been told that, “even satan can do that!” How dumb! Well if satan drove a car or took the bus, does that mean that you are never going to drive a car or take the bus ever in your life again!??

I am sure that like every thing else in life even good things get abused but that does not mean now that we throw away all the spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit and stop believing and contending for the supernatural in our life as Christians!

In acts of The Apostles we see a sorcerer (Acts 8) and a woman operating by the spirit of divination-witchcraft (Acts 16) but when they were confronted by the True Genuine power of The Gospel which the early church preached, that demonic power simple could not compare to it and it could not be over come by the devil-who after all is a liar and a looser and has been badly defeated by Jesus! (Colossians 2:15)

In Acts 19 we see many who did operate in the power of Satan-which the Bible calls-FALSE-signs and wonders, (2Thessalonians 2:9) but because they saw the power of the Gospel which the Apostles and Disciples preached, they repented and burned up all their witchcraft items.vs:19.

It’s true that satan has the power to operate in the supernatural, however I guarantee you this one thing, “No one operating by the spirit of anti-Christ is going to pray to The Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus!”

If you want to be certain and stay safe make sure that where there is a move of the supernatural and signs and miracles are happening, check that they are giving all the Glory to God or Jesus only and not to some other man or saint or patron! If this is the case I highly encourage you to run out of that place as soon as possible and do not look back! Find a church group of people who as the Bible tells us to, only worships and gives the glory and praise to God the Father and The Son Jesus Christ!

When the Holy Spirit is present and manifested His work and operation will be definitely to bring glory to God and to reveal Jesus Christ-not for example some ‘madonna’ that doe not exists in the Word of God!

John 16: 13-15, “But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future]. He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you. Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.”

In many Christian circles and many tradition and man-doctrine immersed churches today there is so much lack of God’s tangible presence, that no wonder many churches have closed down and many have even become museums, bars & restaurants! God must be saying, “If you will not let My Power touch the oppressed and the broken that I have brought to you to be healed in than I might as well close that house down and let it become a desolate place!”

The Bible clearly says that no one can profess that Jesus is the Son of God unless He says by the working of The Holy Spirit!
1 John 4:2-3, “By this you may know (perceive and recognize) the Spirit of God: every spirit which acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [actually] has become man and has come in the flesh is of God [has God for its source]; And every spirit which does not acknowledge and confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh [but would annul, destroy, sever, disunite Him] is not of God [does not proceed from Him]. This nonconfession] is the [spirit] of the antichrist, [of] which you heard that it was coming, and now it is already in the world.”

The Purpose

The Bible says, according to Hebrews 11:1, that faith is to be accompanied with substance and evidence. There is a rising GLORY GENERATION that is not satisfied with the preaching and teaching of mere words alone, but is, however, after the Biblical preaching of the Gospel evidenced by the power of God in miracles, healings, signs, and wonders fully manifesting the Kingdom.

They are hungry to see the supernatural God of Elijah who answers by fire and they won't be satisfied until they see the power of God demonstrated and manifested as written throughout Scripture. We serve a supernatural God who moves in supernatural ways. These supernatural acts of God only occur as BELIEVERS embrace and RELEASE the reality of the Kingdom of God within us. Jesus said in Luke 17:21, "The Kingdom of God is within you and all around you.”

Every where I have had the privilege to travel around the world, I have seen a spiritual awakening and a fresh new release of the Holy Spirit in power and mighty works by those who have been transformed by the Holy Spirit.

Jesus said, "The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, now freely give" (Matthew 10:7, 8). The body of Christ is again alive and exploding with believers whose lives are tapped into the endless and perpetual flow of the full working and nature of the Holy Spirit with a bold witness to preach the Word, with signs following them (Mark 16:17).

The Whole Gospel please!

The Lord was not known at first as The One who saves, but was popular for His healings and miracles. How strange it is that many Christian denominations today preach Him just as Savior and deny that He is the Healer just as much and that the Gospel of the Kingdom included in it the whole person's well being, starting from the heart, piercing the soul and healing the Body!

Some well meaning Christian denominations today are preaching half truths and not the whole truth about what Christ had wrought for His people.

Jesus redeemed us from the curse of spiritual death-separated from God; the curse of the soul-[mind will and emotions] and the curse of sickness and disease! Jesus reversed the situation by giving us Eternal life-a new Born Again life, restoring our Soul with the Word and the Spirit and healing in our body!

In writing to the Romans The Apostle Paul wrote, "In Christ Jesus, then, I have legitimate reason to glory (exult) in my work for God [in what through Christ Jesus I have accomplished concerning the things of God]. For [of course] I will not venture (presume) to speak thus of any work except what Christ has actually done through me [as an instrument in His hands] to win obedience from the Gentiles, by word and deed, [Even as my preaching has been accompanied] with the power of signs and wonders, [and all of it] by the power of the Holy Spirit. [The result is] that starting from Jerusalem and as far round as Illyricum, I have fully preached the Gospel [faithfully executing, accomplishing, carrying out to the full the good news] of Christ (the Messiah) in its entirety." AMP (, Romans 15:17-19, not some of it, or the part my denomination likes the most...while ignoring a huge part of it...)

1 Corinthians 2:4-5, " And my language and my message were not set forth in persuasive (enticing and plausible) words of wisdom, but they were in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit and power (not just endless theories) [a proof by the Spirit and power of God, operating on me and stirring in the minds of my hearers the most holy emotions and thus persuading them], So that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men (human philosophy), but in the power of God." AMP

The Bible says, according to Hebrews 11:1 that faith is to be accompanied with substance and evidence. There is a rising GLORY GENERATION that is not satisfied with the preaching and teaching of mere words alone, but is, however, after the Biblical preaching of the Gospel evidenced by the power of God in miracles, healings, signs, and wonders fully manifesting the Kingdom.

Let greater Love ring...even so that that greater works Christ accompanied with signs, wonders and miracles will be done in your country and continent most especially with those who are hungry for the demonstration of the Risen Lord.
Preach the Gospel, it is the Power of God unto Salvation, but don't let any one rob you of the power of that very Gospel!

1 Corinthians 4:20-21, " For the kingdom of God does not consist in words, but in power ['dunamis'-miraculous working power]."NASB

Since Jesus is still ALIVE AND THE SAME AS EVER, He is still healing, still saving, still filling with The Holy Spirit and doing signs wonders and miracles...and He is doing them through His Body-The Body of Christ-The Church-THE CHURCH that walks with Him through the Word, the Holy Spirit and believers who call upon the Lord in Truth!

Words alone, will never and have never been enough to save, heal and deliver people from the clutches of the enemy ...no wonder so many people are so tired of man made church traditions and regulations... that they have suffocated the Word and presence of God in the place where people should be experiencing a true and genuine encounter with Jesus who is The same, today, yesterday and forever! (Hebrews 13:8)

If you are a genuine believer than these gifts and benefits are yours in Christ (Ephesians 1:3, Mark 16:15-18, Luke 10:1-19 etc...) and God wants you to walk in them so that because of your living testimony many in this hurting world will run to Christ because of you! Matthew 5:11-16.

Remember that in the Acts of The Apostles we hear and read about many Christians who did great wonderful things for God and operated in great power of the Holy Spirit and were not part of the 12 Apostles that Jesus choose in the beginning of His mission! So why not you!??? Again I say, "If you are a believer in Christ Jesus and have a relationship with Him that you are qualified”. Colossians 1:11-14.

Ask God to pour on you His Holy Spirit and power and contend more than ever for the things of God. These are part of the riches that you have inherited in Christ! (Ephesians 1:18-19)

What did the early disciples do about this?

In the initial 20 to 30 years of the Church-of which we have record in the Acts of the Apostles and the disciples never doubted that these things were theirs as believers! Mark 16:1-20. If you read carefully through the chapters of the book of Acts-which many consider it to be the blue print for how the church should look like today, you will come across some wonderful discoveries and keys that opened for them the realm of the miraculous and the supernatural!

1. They walked in Unity!
2. They came together often for fellowship-and gathering.
3. They made the Word of God as their Central Spiritual Compass.
4. They broke break-had communion together in the Temple in their homes!
5. They came together for prayer.
6. They walked in the fear of The Lord and did not fear men.
7. They were filled with The Holy Spirit.
8. They were people of Faith and walked in love.
9. They knew how to praise God with a loud voice!
10. They always lifted up Jesus and no other name!

Word of Encouragement

Seek to be all that God wants you to be, first for Himself and than for others!
God wants to withhold nothing good from those who love Him and fear Him (Psalm 84;11) and He boldly tells you to ask Him for the Holy Spirit and He will not let you down!

Ask by faith, believing that what He promised in the Word of His Covenant is what He meant and than obey and act upon the Word!

As you make daily demands of The Word, The Word will in turn make greater demands on you but not without rewards accompanying your life!

If you are a believer in Christ Jesus and you have made Him your personal Lord and Savior than you are promised that in the mighty name of Jesus you will cast out demons, You will speak with new tongues, You will lay hands on the sick to pray for their healing and Jesus will work with you as you proclaim His Word (not your opinion)-Mark 16:15-20, Luke 10:1-19.

Seek and you will find! Ask and you will be given! Knock and it shall be opened unto you!

Luke 11:9-13, “And I say to you, ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. 10 "For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it shall be opened. 11 "Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? 12 "Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? 13 "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?" NAS

Concerning the gifts of The Holy Spirit you also need to ask and contend for from your heart!

1 Corinthians 14:1-2, “Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts...” NIV

1Corinthians 14:1, “… earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments (gifts)…” AMP

If these gifts were not for you and if God did not want you to have them operate in your life, God would not encourage you to ask you to have them in your life!

God want to make you a powerful Christian and He wants you to experience more than just a simple salvation mwssage but a great salvation experience and enjoy life abundantly! (Hebrews 2:1-3)

Jesus said to all that would believe in Him and follow Him,“My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying [abundant] life.” John 10:10

Colossians 1: 28, “Him we preach and proclaim, warning and admonishing everyone and instructing everyone in all wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God), that we may present every person mature (full-grown, fully initiated, complete, and perfect) in Christ (the Anointed One).”
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