There is power in the name of Jesus.
1 He commanded the evil spirit to come out of the demon possessed man.
2 To Simon’s mother-in-Law he just went by her bedside, took her by the hand, and helped her sit up. The fever was left her.
3 To the man with leprosy, He said “Be Healed”
4 He made clay with saliva to heal the blind
Don’t limit the power and authority of God in addressing your situation.
Acts 5:15 As a result of the apostles’ work, sick people were brought out into the streets on beds and mats so that Peter’s shadow might fall across some of them as he went by. The first people to oppose you are inside the house of God. Acts 5:17 The high priest and his officials, who were Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. Don’t limit God to certain answers because the way and manner God executes His plan in our lives differs. There is nothing He cannot use to save His people. When can we be witness to the Works of the Holy Spirit without miracles and wonders? The Holy Spirit cannot be in a place and be idle.
What are we using to judge the miracle from God and that from evil spirits, shall we nullify the works of God because of the Works of evil spirits? Acts 13:9-10 Saul, also known as Paul, was filled with the Holy Spirit, and he looked the sorcerer in the eye. Then he said, “You son of the devil, full of every sort of deceit and fraud, and enemy of all that is good! Will you never stop perverting the true ways of the Lord?
The governor saw the works and believed the preaching. Preaching alone is sometimes not enough to change people. People know the scriptures but are shot of seeing the power of the Word God in action. Acts 13:12 When the governor saw what had happened, he became a believer, for he was astonished at the teaching about the Lord.
When things are not revealed to others, they won’t understand when they happen. There are people who are called to do signs and wonders but don’t walk in their calling because of fear of man. 2 Kings 4:33-34 He went in alone and shut the door behind him and prayed to the LORD. Then he lay down on the child’s body, placing his mouth on the child’s mouth, his eyes on the child’s eyes, and his hands on the child’s hands. And as he stretched out on him, the child’s body began to grow warm again!
The coming of the prophets is written in the Bible yet people who go to church act surprised. We aught to have prepared church for this coming. Matthew 24:24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Why stand on the pulpit and speak bad about prophetic and deliverance ministries because there are false prophets. Is it because the pastors also don’t know how to tell between a true and a false prophet? Teach people Word don’t use it to divide the house of God. All these Gift should work together for the good of the church.
When church is divided, the devil prospers.
Luke 6:18 They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those troubled by evil spirits were healed.
He healed the sick, cast out demons and performed many miracles. When He left, He left us the Holy Spirit that enables us to continue with His ministry. Where the Holy Spirit is present, all this signs follows.
Ephesians 4:11-12 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.
All these gifts are to work together for the good of the Church not fight each other. Today, people talk negative about deliverance ministry. Wherever Jesus went, people brought people who were sick and demon possessed. What must happen to this kind today if this ministry is denounced. The fact that we believe some are using the vulnerability of people need for their benefit, does not mean the work must stop.
Luke 24:49 “And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.”
The Holy Spirit cannot be at a place and be idle. Those who believe confirms their preaching with the signs. Mark 16:20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
People criticize because man’s nature is that there must be facts to what you are saying to be believed. Many wonders why people flock to prophetic and deliverance ministries. When God does things through His servants, things that you know are humanly impossible, whatever people say, that testimony is all you need.
1 Kings 17:8-14 Then the LORD said to Elijah,  “Go and live in the village of Zarephath, near the city of Sidon. I have instructed a widow there to feed you.”  So he went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the gates of the village, he saw a widow gathering sticks, and he asked her, “Would you please bring me a little water in a cup?”  As she was going to get it, he called to her, “Bring me a bite of bread, too.”  But she said, “I swear by the LORD your God that I don’t have a single piece of bread in the house. And I have only a handful of flour left in the jar and a little cooking oil in the bottom of the jug. I was just gathering a few sticks to cook this last meal, and then my son and I will die.”  But Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid! Go ahead and do just what you’ve said, but make a little bread for me first. Then use what’s left to prepare a meal for yourself and your son.  For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: There will always be flour and olive oil left in your containers until the time when the LORD sends rain and the crops grow again!”
Mark 1:23-25 Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are-the Holy One of God!” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!”
When the demon tried to speak to Jesus, he commanded it not talk, not because it’s wrong to speak to a demon but He did not want the demon to say who He was. He said the same to leper who was not demon possessed. The instruction not to talk about him was because he did not want attention. The leper decided to testify about what happened as result, Jesus could not enter city.
Mark 1:45 However, he went out and began to proclaim it freely, and to spread the matter, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter the city, but was outside in deserted places; and they came to Him from every direction.
Those doing deliverance often speak to the demon possessed to find out what was the weakness that the person had that created a loophole for the spirit to enter him or her. This is also done so people can learn and avoid same mistakes. Because Jesus did allow the demon to speak, this is often used to criticize those doing deliverance. Those who criticize often don’t do deliverance in their ministries. What does this say about Jesus and his ministry, if he commanded his disciples to go out preaching, healing and cast out demons.
The different gifts are supposed to complement each other for the good of the house of God.
Luke 4:25-27 “Certainly there were many needy widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the heavens were closed for three and a half years, and a severe famine devastated the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them. He was sent instead to a foreigner-a widow of Zarephath in the land of Sidon. And many in Israel had leprosy in the time of the prophet Elisha, but the only one healed was Naaman, a Syrian.”
When there is a declaration at church, we all shout “Amen” and few will come with a testimony. When a pastor preaches at a sermon attended by hundreds or thousand, no matter how powerful the message was, few will run with it and to others, it was just information.
You can go to any ministry where there is deliverance, you’ll find people who are members, who you’ll wonder why the man or woman of God doesn’t deliver them. It is not their decision but God.
Exodus 33:19 The LORD replied, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will call out my name, Yahweh, before you. For I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.
If there is harmony in churches and we believe in the works that Jesus did, why are we not experiencing the move of the Holy Spirit? Mark 16:17-18 These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”
If all churches are following Christ, He promised his presence there. The Holy Spirit cannot be present in a place and be idle. Matthew 18:19-20 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
In the world, when one follows another person, they emulate their leader. Why are churches divided on what Jesus did?
Have faith in God, believe God.