Ps 110:2-3 KJV
The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.
1 Cor. 4:20 KJV
For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
Something is troubling me in this season of modern Christianity as we know it. And it has to do with the fact that there are so many Christians who have grown up in Church and never seen anything supernatural take place.
In fact, in many Churches it isn’t even about the Bible any more. If you take the diagnosis of your to Church, they will offer you some sympathy and a support group and watch you die. It is sad that when you get among many Christians who don’t believe in the power of God, they honor you for how well you are coping with the treatment.
As for me, I am hungry for manifestation, I am adjusting my life and examining myself, I am taking a long look at my personal belief systems all in an effort to ensure that I don’t minimized the power of God in this hour.
Maybe you need to ask yourself the question, “Why Do I Go To Church”? Are you like many Christians who go out of habit, or to appease their conscience, or maybe to check out the talent among the congregation? But Church shouldn’t be purely natural; we are a supernatural people.
I don’t want you to congratulate me or sympathize with me. Don’t turn me loose until the power of God affects my being. We have authority and power and it is in the anointing. Being a carnal Church, where everyone looks the part but there is no genuine passion for God, cannot be an option for us in this generation.
It’s time that we become spiritual agian instead of being so normal that we are unable to operate in the realm of the spirit. Just talking about a supernatural God won’t do it; just celebrating that God is in the midst of His people, isn’t enough – even right there in His presence, believers will remain subject to the same things as unbelievers, until they engage with the anointing through action and bold faith.
Just like in Acts chapter 4, when the Christians were being intimidated to stop preaching the Word in the name of Jesus, they prayed for added boldness and power to see signs and wonders performed at their hands, so we must answer the voices of discouragement and unbelief in the world and even the Church with the same response.
We are not sorry people having to deal with the demons of our fathers. We have power to resist sin. Grace is not a license to sin; it is the power to overcome sin. As a believer, you have to start the new trend in your family. Break away from the status quo and get hold of the power of God for your life and future. Don’t blame anyone for where you are because it will cause you to waste time working out whose fault it really is! Recognize, “Whatever the sickness or disease, however disturbing the fear and distressing the lack; however long the addiction has had its hold and however dark the depression seems to be, I have power over it!”
We don’t panic like the world panics when the doctor says its terminal. We don’t give up on life when storms come. We have the power to command natural circumstances and to take authority over everything that opposes the blessing of God on our lives.
According to Isaiah 10:27 the anointing will remove the burden from men’s shoulders and destroy the yoke from off their neck. One thing is for certain, the common denominator with every human being is that somewhere, each one has a reason why they need the anointing power of God.
Everyone has something in life that causes them to walk more bowed over than they ought to, as if carrying a heavy burden. Everyone will find themselves, sooner or later, doing things that they said they never would do. You wanted to serve the Lord and have a great family, but something has you by the neck.
We are in the day of His Power, and the Kingdom of God is not just beautiful and inspiring words, the kingdom that we have inherited is one of power. 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.
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.
For us to see the fullness of what God has promised us, we will have to decide to trust the anointing. This was one of God’s instructions to us.