UNLEASHING THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT WITHIN: This Same Jesus

 “Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”  (Acts 1:11)

The Bible says,

For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” (Mal. 3:6)

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” (Heb. 13:8)

The same Jesus that walked on water, calmed the storm, healed the sick, fed the multitudes, cleansed the lepers, opened blinded eyes, caused the deaf to hear, cast out devils, caused the mute to speak, and raised the dead is the same Jesus that ascended into heaven, sat down at the right hand of the Father, and is coming again in power and great glory.

The angels told the disciples,

“Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11)

This is the same Jesus, who also told His disciples,

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12)

In this verse of Scripture the word “greater” is the Greek word meaning “more”. We who believe would do more because He was going to the Father.

We are able to do the works that Jesus did because He has given us the same anointing.

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38)

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

If we have been born again and filled with the Holy Ghost then the power for miracles is in our lives at this moment.

The door to these miracles is God’s faith that He has given us.

However, there are certain keys that God looks for in our lives that will unlock the door of Faith and release the manifested miracle working power of God.

One of these keys is love and compassion. The compassion of Christ is simply the motivational expression of the love of God, and the love of God is the empowerment of faith.

It is up to us to pray, ask, believe, and allow the Holy Spirit to change us in order that we are capable of having the same miracle empowering compassion of Christ flow out from us as it did from Him.

Another key is sanctification and consecration.

The people who are consecrated to God and separated from the love of the world are the people that God will use to be “chosen vessels”, sanctified and “fit for the Master’s use”, prepared unto every good work.

These are the people who have prepared themselves to behold and be part of the miracles created by God.

Another key is to prepare our lives to be a fertile ground for the manifested presence of God.

Sometimes all it takes to receive a miracle is to get into the presence of God.

Another key is to remember that miracles occur when the opportunity is provided for them because of a seemingly impossible need.

A miracle occurs when a miracle is needed.

If we are to see miracles, then we are going to have to go where the opportunity for miracles exist. We are going to have to go where the impossible needs to be faced.

We are going to have to allow ourselves to be put in a place where a miracle is needed.

Finally, and possibly most important, is the key that God can look into our hearts and know that once the miracle is given, He will receive all the glory.

“That no flesh should glory in his presence.” (1Cor. 1:29)

God has not changed. Even today, there are people throughout the earth who are in great need and are waiting and praying for miracles to happen.

He is just looking for someone who is willing to go and enter into their lives with faith, someone who is willing to lift up the Name of Jesus, hear from God, and who is bold enough to pray and believe that with God, all things are possible.

“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him…” (2Ch. 16:9)

(TO BE CONTINUED)

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All twelve books in the "How to Walk Christian Series" by Raymond Candy are available now in one collection of two volumes for $6.99 each at bn.com for the NOOK, amazon.com for the KINDLE, on iTunes at the iBookstore for the iPad and iPhone, and at Lulu.com for the PC and all e-reading devices

All twelve books in the “How to Walk Christian Series” by Raymond Candy are available now in one collection of two volumes for $6.99 each at bn.com for the NOOK, amazon.com for the KINDLE, on iTunes at the iBookstore for the iPad and iPhone, and at Lulu.com for the PC and all e-reading devices

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