Please can I make a plea to all church ministry teams, Evangelists, Preachers, Teachers and any person involved with speaking to Churches and Christian congregations. Do not preach anything that is not directed or prompted by the Holy Spirit. Failing that it is carnal, it may be biblically based but it’s just comforting words with no power or life changing fire. Your words are your words not God’s and often involve personal opinions, values and beliefs that dilute believer’s faith.
Here are some examples of misguided beliefs circulating amongst believers and churches today
Healing was just for the disciples day, it’s not relevant for today’s society
We all have to die of something so just learn to be humbled by the experience
Miracles don’t really happen today
In John 14 verse 12 we read Jesus’ words:- “Anyone who has faith in me will do the things that I have been doing, he will do even greater things than these”
Listen to how Smith Wigglesworth describes faith:-
“We may think we have Faith in God, but we must not doubt in our hearts. Faith is an inward operation of the divine power that dwells in the contrite heart and can lay hold of things not seen. Faith is a divine act; faith is God in the soul. God operates by his Son and transforms the natural into the supernatural.
Faith is active, never dormant. Faith lays hold; faith is the hand of God; faith is the power of God. Faith never fears, faith lives amid the greatest conflict; faith moves even things that cannot be moved. God fills us with His divine power, and sin is dethroned. “The just shall live by faith” (Rom. 1:17). You cannot live by faith until you are just and righteous. You cannot live by faith if you are unholy or dishonest.”
Abraham was a man who pleased God, why? quite simply because he walked and lived by faith. The bible tells us it is impossible to please God without faith, this may explain why so many prayers remain unanswered.
Our Lord Jesus has not changed, he is the same and will always be the same. The same Lord who said “I am willing”. Complete strangers healed by his touch or his word, how much more does our personal saviour want to heal our emotional and physical needs today.