Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead (Rom 1:4)
Our witness is to show the world that Jesus is alive. That He has been raised from the dead!
How do we show the world that Jesus is alive?
With the same signs, wonders and miracles Jesus did when He was alive. He demonstrated the kingdom of God, healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons, setting captives free, healing the blind and deaf and preaching the gospel to the poor. HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER. (Heb 13:8)
My people die for lack of knowledge. (Hos 4:6)
So let’s get into the word and see what we can do to change this situation. God’s original plan was and is to create man to have dominion over the earth, to rule, subdue and have authority of the earth as the scripture tells us.
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honor, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. (Heb 2:5-8)
God put us in control of the earth.
When Jesus went to earth, He took back that authority from the devil and gave it back to His Children.
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. (Matt 10:1)
And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. (Matt 10:7-8)
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. (Matt 28:18-19)
Jesus saw that the people needed to be healed and delivered, so He sent His disciples to meet those needs. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. (Matt 9:35)
Laborers are people who tell others of Jesus and the harvest are people who don’t yet know Jesus, but they hear the word and see signs and wonders. So they believe on Jesus.
Jesus witnessed by meeting people’s needs as He walked through life.
… when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease… And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils. (Matt 10:1)
I want you to note here that Jesus said to heal THE sick, raise THE dead, cleanse THE lepers and cast out demons. He did it to anyone sick, dead, and leprous. He healed all He came in contract with in His daily walk. YOU ARE TO DO THE SAME. If you see someone at the grocery store limping, you can go up to them, ask them what is wrong, and show them the goodness of God by healing them right there in the store. I do it all the time, and so can you. This is not a church thing, this is a world thing. We GO…. into the world. Too many people think healing is just for in the church. We are the church and we are to take it to the street, hospitals and schools.
Sometimes we chicken out by saying it is the sovereignty of the Lord to heal or raise the dead. BUT God gave us all power and authority and told us to subdue and rule over all the works of the devil! Jesus died so EVERYONE could be saved. Jesus took the stripes on His back so EVERYONE could be healed and Jesus became poor so EVERYONE could prosper in every area of their life. IT’S DONE, all we have to do is tell the world so they can RECIEVE it. Signs and wonders and miracles are also the way Jesus shows Himself alive and that He IS GOD! I believe BOLDNESS in this area is a tool we have especially for this end times we are in.
Jesus knew that people wouldn’t believe He was sent of God unless they saw signs and wonders. People are still the same today. They won’t believe God cares about them unless they see signs and wonders in their life.
Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. (John 5:36)
But I have greater witness than that of John’s; for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. (John 4:48)
These are the works of Christ:
Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ,… Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:
- The blind receive their sight
- The lame walk
- The lepers are cleansed
- The deaf hear
- The dead are raised up
- The poor have the gospel preached to them. (Matt 11:2-5)
We are suppose to be doing the same works.
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know. (Acts 2:22)
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. (John 10:25)
Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. (John 18:37)
But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. (John 10:38)
And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. : And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. (John 11:42-44)
Jesus was anointed with the Holy Ghost and with power. That is how He healed people. The same Holy Ghost is in you, doing the same thing.
Jesus Christ the same today, yesterday and forever. (Heb 13:8)
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. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: 40: Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly. (Act 10:38)
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8)
We are the sons of God and we have the same purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. We also have the same power, the Holy Ghost in us, doing the same thing through us as He did in Jesus.
Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. (John 6:26)
Signs, wonders and miracles are a witness that HE is alive.
To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. (Acts 14:3)
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. * (Acts 1:3)
And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. * (Acts 4:33)
The disciples also witnessed, just like Jesus did.
And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, 15: And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: (Mark 3:14)
And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. (Acts 6:8)
Healing, signs and wonders bring the people to church, to see Jesus.
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. (Acts 14:3)
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. And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them. And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one. (Acts 5:12)
There is no sickness or disease that He didn’t heal.
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. (Matt 9:35)
But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive. And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord. (Acts 9:40-42)
Whole cities are saved by witnessing God’s way.
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6: And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. And there was great joy in that city. (Acts 8:5-8)
And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy. And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately. And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord. (Acts 9:33)
Peter went looking for sick people to heal, and when they got healed, the whole city turned to church to see Jesus.
And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. (Acts 19:11)
Jesus can do special miracles by the hands of YOU or me.
Then Peter said, …In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. (Acts 3:6-10)
God commands you to witness.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16: He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; 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. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. (Mark 16:15-18)
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. (Matt 28:18) *
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. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. (John 14:12)
Jesus said, “go and tell them the good news, I want them healed, delivered and set free. I will confirm that word to them with signs, wonders and miracles. That is the proof that I am alive. I will be in you and I will never leave you.”
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)
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. (John 15:26-27)
As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost. (John 20:21)
He heals every sickness and every disease. And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. (Matt 9: 35)
The Holy Spirit is in YOU!
You now have the Holy Spirit and you can bear witness of Jesus and do the same signs, wonders and miracles He did.
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. 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. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 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. * (John 14:10-14)
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. (Heb 13:8)
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. (1 John 4:17)
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, 16: To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen. (Gal 1:15-16)
At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21: He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. (John 14:20)
To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. (Acts 1:30)
And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. (Acts 4:33)
Because it is the end times and Jesus is coming back soon, we need to be getting people saved, healed and delivered and living a victorious life in Jesus. This is a sure way to have an overflow of people in your church.
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