But so much the more the news spread abroad concerning Him, and great crowds kept coming together to hear [Him] and to be healed by Him of their infirmities.(Amp)
Why do you go to church?
Are you like many Christians who go out of habit, or to salve their conscience, or maybe to check out the talent among the congregation?
But church shouldn’t be purely natural; we are a supernatural people!
We’re calling an end to church that is predictable and academic; church should not just be a classroom, because God Himself is not someone we are supposed to simply learn about – He is alive and real!
We want it to be like when Paul preached in the book of Acts, and while He was still preaching, the Holy Spirit fell. We want to experience Him in power!
Some churches go as far as to say that the times for those things has passed away and that our job is to focus on preaching the gospel so that people can get born again.
If Jesus could not preach the gospel, or get the whole job done without demonstrating the Kingdom, then we are missing something if we settle for a Christianity that is based on rhetoric and fine sounding sermons.
Being born again is vital, but it is far from the fullness of what God has for us. In fact, it is just the beginning. If it was all about just getting born again, then God may as well let us die as soon as we make our decision for Him! But He doesn’t do that, because there is so much more that He has in store for us to experience of His goodness and power.
You can be one of two types of Christian: you can let your faith rest in the in the wisdom of men, and that will work to a large degree. The wisdom you receive will help you in many ways. But what will you do when you come up against something that you cannot shift in the natural realm?
Alternatively you can be someone whose faith rests in the power of God. You depend on and trust in the manifestation of the anointing to see the impossible accomplished in your life.
Have you ever seen the power of God to the point where it challenges your natural thinking? If not, then you haven’t really experienced the anointing in your life. Yet the Word tells us that when you got born again, you received an anointing that abides. You have access to another realm – the realm of the supernatural!
For us to see the fullness of what God has promised us this year, we will have to decide to trust the anointing. This was one of God’s instructions to us.
Ultimately, Christianity is just another religion – another moral code, until we see something. If you ask a Hindu and a Moslem and a Jehovah’s Witness, what they can offer you from their Holy books, there is no doubt that they too have some wisdom, some moral teachings and some fine sounding sermons. But when you say, like Elijah, “Whoever, is God, let Him answer by fire”, finally you can see who is truly Lord of Heaven and Earth.
When natural people run out of answers, they contemplate suicide; their education can’t help them any more, their money won’t touch it, their network of friends won’t bring the answer they need and now they are bankrupt of possibilities.
But for us it is different. We have access to the power and the anointing of God. we are only just getting started in seeing all that is possible for us.
In this year of Unlimited Possibilities, learn to trust the anointing. Decide to step out beyond where you have gone before. Come to church expecting to hear and to be healed. Come expecting God to move in your circumstances. Come to church because it’s the place of His power!