Turn the World Right Side Up
If you want to receive the gifts of the Spirit, it won’t happen until you start ministering. As much as you might want to, you can’t wait around until you receive the gift of healing and then go lay hands on the sick.
The power manifests as you give out. Once you step out to do the works of Jesus, the Spirit of God will back you up with His power.
When it comes down to it, power is what people of the world are looking for today. They have problems with no answers. They’re sick. They’re hooked on alcohol and drugs. Their relationships are tearing them apart. The devil has turned their lives so upside down they don’t know where to go or what to do to get things fixed.
People like that don’t care very much about what you believe. They don’t care if you talk in tongues and dance in the aisles or sit up straight and sing out of a hymnal. But if you have the power to get their bodies healed and their lives straightened out, they’ll come wherever you are. Not only that, they’ll listen to what you say.
That’s the kind of credibility God wants to establish. He wants the Church in our day to have the same reputation Jesus had when He was on the earth. He wants people to say about us what they said about those first generation disciples, “If you go where they are, you can get healed.”
Now that’s exciting. In fact, you haven’t had any excitement until you’ve started doing the works of Jesus. It’s fun to be spiritually on fire, going all out for God. When you live like that, you never know what’s going to happen. You don’t know where you’ll wind up or who you’ll be ministering to or what amazing things the Spirit of God will be doing next.
But you will know this: You’re doing what God sent you to do. You’re destroying the works of the devil. And in Jesus’ Name, you’re turning this old upside-down world right side up again!
Speak the Word
“I do the works of Jesus because I believe in Him.” (John 14:12)
Scripture Study: Luke 10:17-20