THE LANGUAGE OF POWER (PART 4):
C) The “LANGUAGE OF POWER” is demonstrated in HEALING the SICK and RAISING the DEAD:
What about people whose sicknesses are not caused by demons? What about people who died at the prime of their life?
When Jesus said:
“HEAL the SICK, CLEANSE the LEPERS, and RAISE the DEAD…” (Matthew 10:8);
He revealed that the “language of power” is demonstrated in HEALING the SICK, CLEANSING the LEPERS and RAISING the DEAD.
To fully understand the “LANGUAGE OF POWER”, therefore, is to HEAL the SICK, CLEANSE the LEPERS and RAISE the DEAD! Anything short of this is not to understand the “language of power”!
D) WITNESSES OF CHRIST:
Apart from the “LANGUAGE OF POWER” being demonstrated by true church of Christ prevailing against the gates of Hades, apart from it being demonstrated in crushing serpent demons and scorpion demons and all the powers of the enemy, the “LANGUAGE OF POWER” most importantly is demonstrated in serving as “WITNESSES” of the BIRTH, LIFE, WORKS, DEATH, RESURRECTION and ASCENSION of Jesus Christ and the whole Gospel of Christ such as His second coming, resurrection of the saints, eternal life, Judgment and reward of the saints by God.
Just before He ascended to heaven, Jesus revealed the most important demonstration of the “LANGUAGE OF POWER” when He said:
“But you shall receive POWER when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be WITNESSES to Me…” (Acts 1:8)
i) The “LANGUAGE OF POWER” is not only demonstrated in stopping and prevailing against the “GATES OF HADES”.
ii) The “LANGUAGE OF POWER” is not only demonstrated in CRUSHING and TRAMPLING UPON SERPENTS and SCORPIONS and every power of the enemy.
iii) The most important demonstration of the “LANGUAGE OF POWER” is in bearing WITNESS to Jesus Christ.
It is the most important demonstration of the “LANGUAGE OF POWER” because the degree to which we demonstrate the “language of power” in other areas of life such as healing, casting out demons, etc, is determined in part by the degree to which we demonstrate the “language of power” as witnesses of Christ!
“But when the Helper comes whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the Father, He will TESTIFY of Me.” (John 14:26)
How does the “HELPER”, the Holy Spirit TESTIFY of Jesus?
Again Jesus said:
“But I have a greater WITNESS than John’s: for the WORKS which the Father has given Me to finish – the very WORKS that I do- bear WITNESS of Me…” (John 5:36)
The “HELPER”, the Holy Spirit TESTIFIES of Jesus through MIRACLES, SIGNS and WONDERS which in themselves fall under the three other demonstrations of “language of power” mentioned above which are stopping and prevailing against the gates of Hades, crushing and treading upon the serpents and scorpions and every power of the enemy, healing the sick and raising the dead.
iv) In other words, the POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT is MANIFESTED MOST in MIRACLES, SIGNS and WONDERS not when we preach about prosperity, not when the focus of our ministry is on miracles, healings, prophecies, etc, not when we need miracles to meet our personal needs and those of others but when we focus on “BEARING WITNESS TO CHRIST JESUS”!
v) As believers in Christ, if we fully want to understand the “LANGUAGE of POWER” given to us by the Lord Jesus, if we want to FULLY DEMONSTRATE the “LANGUAGE OF POWER” we must focus on “BEARING WITNESS TO CHRIST JESUS”!
vi) The giving of “POWER” to Christians is an AUTOMATIC CALL of Christians as WITNESSES of Christ Jesus in different degrees and capacities, and to different people, nations and tongues!
“You are my WITNESSES, says the LORD…”, so says the book of Isaiah 43:10).
vii) But equally, it means that as believers, we cannot fully realize and demonstrate the potentials of the “language of Christian spiritual power” if we are not “WITNESSES” of Christ!
v) Since every other demonstration of the “language of power” is hinged on the demonstration of “language of power” for WITNESSING to Christ, believers who refuse to be “WITNESSESES” of Christ have already LIMITED there demonstration of the “LANGUAGE OF POWER” for other purposes such as in stopping and prevailing against the gates of Hades, in crushing and trampling on serpents, scorpions and all the powers of the enemy, in healing the sick, cleansing the lepers and in raising the dead!
They cannot fully DEMONSTRATE the “LANGUAGE OF POWER”!
They do not fully understand the “language of Christian spiritual power”!
Do you now see one of the most important reasons why after many years as Spirit-filled believers many Christians cannot cast out demons, cannot heal the sick, why many Christians are still afraid of witches, wizards, cult men and women, native doctors, etc? The “LANGUAGE OF POWER” is DEMONSTRATED and MANIFESTED MOST when we FOCUS it on the PRINCIPAL REASON it is given to us as believers which is in “BEARING WITNESS to Jesus Christ”.
The grace, mercy and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you!
Pastor Charles Ikoro.
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