The Miracle working power of the Holy Spirit is activated by the truth of the Word of God
The Holy Spirit told Peter to go to Caesarea to a man named Cornelius. Peter preached the Gospel to Cornelius, his family and many of his friends. When Peter returned to Jerusalem the Apostles and other brothers questioned him about preaching Jesus to the Gentiles and because he ate food with them.
Peter explained what had transpired and why he went.
Acts 11:4-17 NKJV “But Peter explained it to them in order from the beginning, saying:“ I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an object descending like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came to me. When I observed it intently and considered, I saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’ But I said, ‘Not so, Lord! For nothing common or unclean has at any time entered my mouth.’ But the voice answered me again from heaven, ‘What God has cleansed you must not call common.’ Now this was done three times, and all were drawn up again into heaven. At that very moment, three men stood before the house where I was, having been sent to me from Caesarea.Then the Spirit told me to go with them, doubting nothing. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. And he told us how he had seen an angel standing in his house, who said to him, ‘Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon whose surname is Peter, who will tell you words by which you and all your household will be saved.’ And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, as upon us at the beginning.Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, ‘John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ If therefore God gave them the same gift as He gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?”
Peter had a message: he preached the truth of the Word of God. He preached the cross of Christ and His resurrection. He preached how Jesus was anointed by God.
(Friends, what is your message?)
Acts 10:36-38 NKJV “The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ— He is Lord of all—that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”
Because of the Lord’s resurrection, Jesus is alive and to this day He is doing what He always does: He is going about in the power of the Holy Spirit to do good and heal all who are oppressed by the devil because God is with Him.
(Hebrews 13:8 NKJV “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”)
(The Holy Spirit is always present where the truth of the Word is preached or taught. The Father, Yahweh Elohim, the Son, Yeshua Hamashiach and the Holy Spirit, Rauch Ha-kodesh are ONE and they are the Word of God. John 1:1; John 1:14; 1 John 5:7 )
Mark 1617-20 NKJV “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.”
The Lord confirms the preaching/teaching of the Word with accompanying signs!
Hebrews 2:1-4 NKJV “Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?”
EVERY TIME a believer shares the Gospel, the Holy Spirit is there to perform signs and wonders. EVERY TIME a believer acts in faith the Holy Spirit is there to bring the petition into reality. In fact, the Holy Spirit has already gone before us and He is waiting on us, so He can ACT.
Deuteronomy 1:30 NKJV “The Lord your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you…”
When you find yourself in a test or trial, do not fear! The Holy Spirit is already there waiting for words of faith from your mouth, in order to release Him to work.
Truly Proverbs 18:21 is at play 24 hours a day: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Royal Friends, what is in your heart and mind? Are they full of the Word of God? What truly is in your mouth? Do you speak the Word of God over your situations and circumstances?
When we speak the Word of God, we release God, the Holy Spirit, to work. What will He do? He will be working with you: “the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs.”
Start acting in faith! Act like the God of the Heavens is in you and that you are in Him.
John 14:12 NKJV “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”
Love the Lord! Give Him permission to be manifested in EVERY area of your life.
John 14:21 NKJV “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
If you want the POWER OF GOD working in your life and ministry, then you will have to preach/ teach/speak the TRUTH of the Word of God. If you preach a different Jesus, than the Jesus of the Bible, the POWER OF GOD will not manifest with the word.
If YOU need to repent for any reason; (uproot the seeds of sin that you have sown) DO IT! YOU must turn from your sin, disobedience to the Word of God, and turn back to God, and make the choice to obey His Word; then ask for forgiveness in the name of Jesus! Forgive everyone who has ever harmed you; forgive yourself for the hurt that you have done to others and to the heart of God.
Pastor Glenn Harrison
Author:”Two Wheels for Heaven”