Talking about power, simply means DEMONSTRATION OF POWER. It means SIGNS AND WONDERS. Look at this Mark 16:20:
“And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.”
Normally, we shouldn’t have anything short of EVANGELISM BY POWER. 2 Corinthians 12:12 says:
“Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.”
You may not raise the dead in your first or second evangelism. You may not have the faith to ask the cripple to begin to walk. But there are VERY BASIC THINGS you should be able to do!
Like, you should be able to BAPTIZE THEM WITH THE HOLY GHOST if they so desire it. You should be able to HEAL THE SICK, like malaria, joint pain, ulcer, headaches, and those ones. If they try to harm you, they should see that you couldn’t be harmed. You should be able to CAST OUT DEVILS that may be tormenting them or affecting their lives and businesses.
These are regular things that should happen in our lives. You should be able to:
CAST OUT DEVILS
SPEAK WITH NEW TONGUES
TAKE UP SERPENTS
LAY HANDS ON THE SICK
AND NEVER GET HURT
You have not seen these things manifest in your life because you have never even put it into practice.
For years I was praying for the anointing to heal the sick but I never approached any sick. How will the anointing work until someone told me that the anointing was already in me the very day I gave my life to Christ. He challenged me to go and look for the sick to pray for. I got an asthmatic patient and healed her to the glory of God. All you need is to BELIEVE THAT THE POWER IS IN YOU.
When you go on evangelism, when you go on hostel to hostel evangelism or go about anagkazo and online evangelism, and someone tells you they are sick, HEAL THEM. Ask them if they have the Holy Spirit, if they say no, FILL THEM UP. If they say they have a need, agree with them in prayer.
Luke 10:1, 8, 9 says:
“After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. And into whatsoever city ye enter…. And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.”
Read that again… who was Jesus speaking to here? He told them, if you come across the sick, HEAL THEM. How did they know that they have received the power? Did they fall down? Did they feel the anointing? No…. how? They believed in what He said.
When they came back, look at what they said in Luke 10:17:
“And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.”
You have the name of Jesus, that is all you need – JUST USE IT. Luke 10:19 says:
“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
The same way Jesus spoke to them and they believed, He is also speaking to you in Mark 16:15, 17-20:
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature… And these signs shall follow… And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.”
TARGETS FOR POWER EVANGELISM
Who are those whom we are to target for power evangelism?
UNBELIEVERS: It doesn’t matter if they have Christian names. In fact, God empowered us just because of them. He empowered us before the harvest field. The word says, without signs and wonders they will not believe.
Believers that cannot speak in tongues: Invite them! If they can’t speak in tongues, they need to experience the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
THOSE THAT NEED HEALING: Many believers need healing. Many of us reading this even need healing. No pain is normal, including menstrual pain. If you don’t want it, then you can be healed.
Those you invite to the house of God: When you invite people to church, they might experience the power of God and receive healing or other miracles.
Your disciples: Your disciples should experience power evangelism through you.
GET TO WORK!
Before I close, I want to inform you that SADOZ PRESIDENT will be in Lagos on Friday and Saturday for Lagos Retreats. He will be in Iyana-Ipaja area on Friday for the retreat which will hold as a vigil starting at 10 pm. And he will be in Ogba on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm.
If you wish to be part of these events, contact the provided numbers for more details.