Monday, 3 November 2014

DOING THE WORKS OF CHRIST

Spirit & Life Devotional
Monday, November 3
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim

DOING THE WORKS OF CHRIST

Matthew 10:7-8 NKJV "And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give."

Jesus never sends people to only speak His words, He gives them power to do His works. Matthew 10:1 says, "And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease."

But we do only the talking most of the time, and not the doing. But the accounts of the ministry of Jesus are about what He both did and taught (Acts 1:1). Acts 10:38 says, "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him."

Acts 1:8 says, "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” And Mark 16:17-18 says, "And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;  they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Hallelujah!

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