Isaiah 8:18 (KJV) 18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
John 14:12 (KJV) 12 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.
Signs and wonders should be common among Christians. As born-again believers, filled and empowered with the Holy Spirit, we’re in a unique position to be used of God to show the world how great our God is and that He is for us and not against us. He’s on our side! He’s a good God and worthy of all praise and honor and glory! And – Jesus told us that we would do the same works that He did. How awesome!
Too many times people are looking for the spectacular and miss the supernatural. The Holy Spirit is always with us to move and manifest Himself but we have to provide the right environment for Him. It’s a heart issue.
Matthew 10:8 (KJV) 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Here we see where Jesus told the disciple to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out devils. Of themselves, they couldn’t do this but empowered by God, they could. All these manifestations were supernatural, and yes, even spectacular. Anytime God moves, it’s supernatural. Even when the Holy Spirit speaks to you in the still small voice, or when you’re praying in tongues, it’s supernatural even though it might not seem spectacular.
Just as signs and wonders were part of the early Church, so they should be part of the 21st century Church of the Living God! Jesus used healings as a calling card. He got people’s attention and that’s what we need to do. As I’ve said before, when people get healed, delivered, set free, and even raised from the dead, the unsaved will notice! You’ll have more revival than you ever imagined!
As Christians, we need to exhibit the attributes of the Lord Jesus. If we’re just as sick, broke, and depressed as our unsaved neighbors, why would they want to be like us? Yes, we’re saved but if we’re not walking in our inheritance, walking far below our God-given privileges, we do God an injustice by living like we’re orphans and serving a God who doesn’t really care about us. This ought not so to be.
We need to walk in all that the Lord Jesus bought and paid for – deliverance, healing, soundness, preservation, and wholeness, and do the works that He did.
I suspect that even though Christians love the Lord, most don’t even know what was provided in the atonement and therefore, they’re living far below their privileges.
So, what do we do? Get into God’s Word – study to show yourself approved, a workman that needs not be ashamed, know God’s Word, and use it to take dominion over the devil and over every evil circumstance that comes against you.
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
You see, you can’t have faith beyond your knowledge of God’s Word because that’s where faith is. Faith stops at the question mark. God’s Word has to be the benchmark and final authority for all that you do. That’s the way to the success, victory, and the supernatural that God wants you to walk in. Go for it!
Acts 5:12 (KJV) 12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.
Acts 14:3 (KJV) 3 Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
2 Corinthians 12:12 (KJV) 12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
Hebrews 2:3-4 (KJV) 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
Genesis 1:28 (KJV) 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.