1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (KJV) 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
As you are probably aware, there are many people praying for revival in our land – oh that God would move among His people! Yes, people are wanting revival but are they going about it the right way?
Do you think that God’s people want revival more than He does? I think not! God is all for revival as are His people. So what’s the problem?
Let’s look at the opening scripture. Paul says that it wasn’t his eloquent persuasive speech to the Corinthians but the power of God, in demonstration of the Spirit. That’s what got their attention. It was God moving in healing, deliverance, signs, wonders, etc. that showed forth God’s goodness to them.
We see this in the life of Jesus – signs, wonders, miracles – to get people’s attention.
That’s what we’re to do. If we show forth God’s goodness in signs, wonders, miracles, healings, etc., it’ll get their attention and then we can preach Jesus and His anointing. If we do that, we’ll have more revival than we ever imagined!
So, what’s the holdup? People are stuck in their traditions and unbelief. I know because I recently mentioned this to a local pastor about signs and wonders and it went right over his head!
I really don’t understand why people would rather keep their sickness, disease, problems, poverty, etc. instead of believing God’s Word to set them free.
I’m still looking for a group of believers who will stand on God’s Word and watch Him move miraculously in their midst. That will certainly cause revival and I want to be right in the middle of it all! God’s looking for a people who will stand up and let Him be God in their midst!
2 Chronicles 16:9a (KJV) 9 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
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.
Matthew 10:7-8 (KJV) 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.