Learn to Walk in God's Power
All Christians can learn to pray for the sick, drive out demons and believe for the power of God to be manifested through the wonderful gifts of the Holy Spirit (Mark 16:15-20; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11). We need to know the reality of God. He is a mighty miracle worker and nothing is impossible for Him.
Pray For The Sick – Jesus was full of compassion for those who were suffering and He constantly reached out to heal them (Mark 1:41-42). Be encouraged to pray for anyone and believe God (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-16). I don’t pretend that people are healed when they are not. Jesus said the sick do need a doctor (Matthew 9:12). Yet we should stand upon God’s healing promises and look to Jesus as our Healer (Psalm 103:1-5; 107:20; 1 Peter 2:24). Believe in God’s power and with child-like faith get praying for people.
Drive Out Demons – A high percentage of people need deliverance and this is a key factor in setting them free. The people of the world are governed by demonic powers and they need to break free from the grip of Satan (Ephesians 2:2; Colossians 1:13; 1 John 5:19). Throughout Christ’s ministry He was constantly casting our demons (Matthew 8:16,28-34). Jesus has conquered the demonic forces and in His name He has sent us to drive them out (Mark 16:17; John 20:21; Colossians 2:15). Know your authority in Christ (Luke 10:17-19).
Minister In The Power Of The Holy Spirit – We are to be vessels of God’s power. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit will speak to us (John 16:13). Look to God to speak to you and then speak out what He puts on your heart. As you speak words of encouragement to people, the gift of prophecy will begin to flow (1 Corinthians 14:3,31). The Holy Spirit can then lead you into other spiritual gifts. By faith in Jesus the power of God is at work in our lives (Ephesians 1:18-21). People need to see the reality of the supernatural realm. We should pray that God will confirm His word with miraculous signs and wonders (Acts 4:29-31).
PRESS ON TO HIGHER GROUND
A decision to live for Jesus is a continuous learning and growing process. God’s truths have to be worked out in our lives. Take every opportunity to see that the call of God upon your life matures. Heed the wise counsel of others who have walked intimately with the Lord and learn from those who have gone on with God. Let nothing stop you from entering Heaven. Many people claim to know God, yet they only let Him come into their lives so far and no further. What you need is wholehearted obedience, commitment and loving devotion towards Jesus. Keep growing in your knowledge of Him (2 Peter 3:18).
I hope you have a desire to press into all that God has for your life and that you will overcome the world, the flesh (sinful nature) and the devil. Many who succumb to the devil’s lies and enticements forfeit their relationship with God. The apostle Peter warns the believers to add godly character to their faith and to ‘be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’ (2 Peter 1:10-11).
It is unfortunate that some believers are lazy and careless about their walk with the Lord. It is as if spiritual things do not mean much to them. They are content with salvation and just scraping through the gates of Heaven. They are satisfied with remaining in the lower levels of God’s truths, but they will not reap the greater rewards of those who go on in their spiritual walk. As you grow in the Lord, you are helping to prepare yourself to attain a position with God which is eternal.
GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU CONTINUE TO GROW IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST