BREAKTHROUGH TO POWER
Light dispels darkness, but in order to achieve it you must have negative input or the light does not come on. In the spiritual realm, you must deal with the negative input in order to produce the light we seek. You must be willing to face things as they are, not as you might like them to be. BREAKTHROUGH TO POWER BREAKTHROUGH TO POWER
Mark 16:15-20 New International Version (NIV)
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. 20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.
We are in desperate trouble as soul winners for God. The Christian Church is losing ground as the heathen are multiplying faster than the Church. Despite the tremendous moving of the Holy Spirit in the nations of the world, we are losing the race. Much of the population of the entire world has never yet heard the Name of Jesus. BREAKTHROUGH TO POWER
I did not say that half the world has rejected Christ. I did not say that much of the world had turned away from Him. I said that billions have never yet, one time even heard the Name, Jesus. That is a devastating fact, a terrible reality. BREAKTHROUGH TO POWER
The reason this situation exists is because we have stopped at the point of blessing and we have failed to press on into the place of power God means us to have in order to do His work.
The future success of the Kingdom of God will lie in the hands of those who find the answer to this question:
Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? (John 6:28)
Spirit-filled people, Pentecostal people, get many emotional blessings, but Jesus did not say, “Ye shall receive a blessing…” What Jesus said was this: “Ye shall receive power…” BREAKTHROUGH TO POWER
We stop at the point of blessing, at the tongues, at the beginning of the joy of a relationship in the Holy Spirit. We stop. Very seldom does someone press past this point. Very few, indeed, ever enter into the power area at all.
Many receive powerful blessings, but they do not have the element needed to cast out devils. They do not have the ingredient needed to heal the sick. Yet that is the work that Jesus commanded us to do:
…In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (Mark 16:17-18)
What is the answer? What must we do to work the works of God? To work the works of God we must be willing to go beyond where we are to where we need to be. We must not stop when we get to a point of blessing in our lives. We must breakthrough into the spiritual realm of God’s power.
Make this declaration:
I will break through into the spiritual realm of God’s power. I will learn to work the works of God.
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