|Posted on June 14, 2010 at 7:01 PM|
"Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have, give I thee. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk." (Acts 3:6b)
Peter and John put the power of the Holy Ghost into action for a crippled man at the temple gate.
As followers of Jesus, we should endeavor to put the power our Lord Jesus Christ to work.
You may say, know there is power in the name of Jesus to heal, but how do I make it work in my life?"
Three lessons we can learn from the story of Peter and this man by Gate Beautiful :
1, Peter was full of the Holy Ghost.As the word says,he received spiritual "dynamite." That fullness of the Spirit of God came as Peter obeyed God and waited in prayer and expectation.
Now you may have been baptized in the Holy Ghost many years ago, but you may need to have your spiritual "batteries" recharged.
Spend some time in God's presence, worshiping Him and meditating on His goodness.You'll find your faith rising, and the Word of God will come alive in your heart.
2, Peter employed the Name of Jesus.
Now hear me, not everyone can use that name effectively.The name of Jesus is not some incantation or good luck charm.
Peter was able to speak with the authority of Jesus because his life had been impressed with the authority of Jesus.
If we are going to use His name to see ourselves or others healed, we must have a life that has been touched with the person and the heart of Jesus.
That means we have to spend time with Him in prayer and time in His precious Word.
3, Peter exercised his faith in the name of Jesus.
So many people are looking for the "healing evangelist" for help.many,in desperation,are looking for someone to bring them hope and deliverance.
I am so thankful for every preacher that is preaching the Good News with signs following - but we must have faith in more than the preacher - we need to have a relationship with the Person of the Name.
He is the Object of our faith, and He alone is the Healer.
This month of June the Lord told me to encourage you to release your faith for the miraculous