Power of miracles
Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time for prayer, at three o’clock in the afternoon.
« At the hour of prayer: Apparently Peter and John saw no problem in continuing their Jewish custom of prayer at certain hours of the day. » David Guzak
But notice that they did no go to the sacrifice!
« Morgan points out that Peter and John were not going to the temple at the hour of sacrifice, but at the hour of prayer that followed the afternoon sacrifice. They realized that the sacrificial system was fulfilled in the perfect sacrifice Jesus offered on the cross. »
Now this happened after the follower of Christ received the power of the holy spirit on Pentecost, the power that was needed to witness. This was the power that won people and itw as expressed in miracles and healings!
What happened since then? We have seen no power but dead ritual and sacrifice at an altar instead of the power of God. We have seen condemnation and crusades but now love and healing. We have seen kings and governements owned by the devil take the church as their own and manipulated the masses for war and greed instead of love and giving….. This is what history shows us. But was it His Story?
And a man lame from birth was being carried up, who was placed at the temple gate called “the Beautiful Gate” every day so he could beg for money from those going into the temple courts.
When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple courts, he asked them for money.
Peter looked directly at him (as did John) and said, “Look at us!”
So the lame man paid attention to them, expecting to receive something from them
The lame man who could not walk all of his life, was going to receive the ability to walk. WHat a gift. How much money would that be worth in present day terms? If a millionaire could not walk would it be worth a million dollars. How much would a trillionaire spend. Yet this was a poor beggar and he received this miracle!
Miracles like this would blow away the belief in the money system today. Many people are seeing that money has no worth in itself if you cannot spend it. Like today in the Covid upheaval. People are ripe to see power and miracles. So God what happened? Why did you stop with the apostles in the apostolic age or did you God?
But Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, stand up and walk!”
If Jesus returned not in some future day but returned in a real way as the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, the Christ that dwells in every believe to give us power and love, then we have been fooled. Somewhere the relgious churches started teaching fallacies not the Truth.
I do no believe that the power of the holy spirit was limited to the twelve apostles Jesus chose to send out. They could not be expected to bring the gospel to the « uttermost parts of the world »
Remeber when Jesus Himself corrected the Jewish patriots that wanted only to see the Jews saved and their Kingdom of Israel.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth.”
We see the twelve or maybe the one hundred twenty receive the power and they began with magically speaking in the languages of the hearers and continued speaking the languages of all the tribes of man and angels. We see whenever people received the Holy spirit it was manifested in speaking in tongues, prophecy and miracles. Not just the twelve apostles but all and not just Jews but even Romans received this power to do miracles and faith to move mountains. But today since the European Rennaisance we have our faith not in the Creator but science and alchemy. Today it is reigning supreme and all around the world believe in the internet technology but much less in God. To see miracles you must first have faith as Jesus taught « by your faith you are healed »
But if the community faith of not just your country but the global web is in science, how do we break through this web of unbelief? If we could throw off this unbelief we will see miracles like this again. But today with all our break through in medice people suffer and die the same. If we could break free of this unbelief we could see miracles like in the beginning of the Kingdom of God being preached in the first century by all apostles. Apostle is not a title but it means « one sent » and we are all apostles and all have the responsibility to believe the Shepherd.
On this day there was no competition of satellite tv or iphones. The atmosphere of expectation had been set by Jesus healing and supplying by miracles. The temperature of belief in that age was hot not cold as today. The man heard the command « stand up and walk » He knew of this Jesus and probable seen Him heal at the temple. He knew the power of the name of Jesus, so when Peter commanded « in the name » the man knew that it was possible and available to walk. So He acted on the promise of GOd that He could and He got up on his feet and did it!
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Jesus went to the Father as recorded in Acts by Luke and He promised to not leave us. He sent Himself in the holy spirit on Pentecost. But how we have shoveled that under so many sacrements and religious ritual and work. We have not been taught He really has returned and only that He will.
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
So if you love Him and not technology maybe it is time to shut off your tv and study the bible instead? If you really love Him, if not love your Technology, that idol will save you not.
Notice Jesus never limited His power to the twelve He chose to kick start the Kingdom. No it was promised to « He that believeth on me » Do you believe in Jesus?
It was promised to so that God our Father may be glorified not the works of man or science to the planets.
We need to beleive in Him today and see miracles again. But we must fight against the unbelief of all the so called christ followers around us. Fighting with much prayer and love but with the armor of God. It never was easy and it is like swimming against all curennts and walking through molasses. But it is possible with God for all things are possible with GOd and those who believe. Greater is He, the power of God, in you than he that is the world. And lately I realize that the Greater one in me is the holy spirit who is Christ in me. The part of me that is influenced and sick is « he that is still in the world » not just the devil. And there in is the battle, the enemy is us.
Jesus did not put the burden only on twelve men to preach the Gospel to the world
Why would He limit the power of miracle to them? Satan surely would eliminate the power as soon as he could and he did through organizing religion, philosophies and the pride of men.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Did He say to the twelve? No to everyone who believes, no limit to persons or ages!
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
So why are we not seeing signs and miracles? Why is it abnormal for believers to speak in tongues? Why are all the people in psychiatric ward on pharmaceuticals manager their demons instead of releasing them to freedom? Why? I believe it is due to religion taking the place of Jesus’ words
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Then He ascended and went to the Father so they could return to us a few days hense as the gift of the Holy spirit on Pentecost. The power had never left since the first century but we have stopped believing. There is the problem. We have substituted impotent religion for The Truth, Jesus dwelling in us Himself!
And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
Every time Jesus performs a miracle of healing He requires our belief, our faith. But if we cannot or do not believe because of all the brainwashing or I should really say all the corruption of your minds, how can you believe? So we see no more miracles, not because God cannot do it But because we say no God cannot do that. It was just for the first century. I would like to know how the devil talked our pastors to stop teaching the truth??
When a woman had spent all her money on doctors and pills to stop her hemorrage, her faith in Jesus did. Today do we believe in the medical system or God? Is He no longer willing? Or is it us?
When the man lost his daughter Jesus said just believe. But believe in what? A new anti-death vaccine? Only in Jesus and the man believed. Jesus was able to raise the dead.
And then when there were lepers, a disease as contagious as Covid but with worse results. A disease where the rulers quarantined them and kept them away from the healthy public. Not like the closure of healthy society we see today, But they ruler treated them like, well lepers. Not to get near or have any compassion on the cursed ones. But today we have non-vacinated people taking their place. Still Jesus did not care. They beleived in Him and « Their faith or believing in Jesus made them whole. And only in Jesus.
I don’t know how this « apostolic age » or any or the dispensational ages were created in hell and foisted onto us believers. It is the diabolic plane to eviscerate the Body of Christ from working today! How could we have let this be??
So they say the power and miracles were only for the twelve chosen and sent by Jesus to start the church? Really?
Then why have these people received the power?
And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost
For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,
Here it was not just the twelve apostles that received the power of the holy spirit and not even Samaritans, but this time itw as Italian Dogs. Well, that is what the Jews had been taught to think of their brothers in other tribes called « Gentiles » Now we see the power is poured on everyone who believes. Only un belief can stop the power of God, and today we have arrived at a time where unbelief in the power of God is a mass epidemic. And I see no reason why God has changed or limited his promise to all who believe.
But if the problem is belief in the wrong information what can we do? Go to the internet and dig deeper? No Go to Jesus because He still is with us today and is alive waiting for a relationship with you.
We have been lied to that the power was only given to the chosen twelve apostles. But we are all apostles! We have all been sent to preach the Gospel. The word « apostle » or ἀπόστολος nin Greek simply means « one who is sent » and it is also our mission since all beleivers are sent to preach in one manner or another to build this new Kingdom of God on earth. All believers are asked to preach the gospel to every creature, as Mark 16 recorded. And yes Jesus will have to come back in person to finish up the job due to unbelief, And that is Grace too!
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved
Saved is more than having a ticket to escape hell fire. It is not just a ticket or assurance for someday happiness. It is being changed and given everything you need today and for eternity. How many people around us would not want Eternal life now with all its health, peace, joy and love? Well how can they call on Jesus if the communists have erased his name from society? Who will they call ghost busters or Mao? It is all our job to let our brothers know and love them!
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Some one needs to preach and the job is open for all beleivers who already have called on Jesus and keep calling on Him for help. Salvation has a beginning but it is never ending healing.
We are all called to be preachers and what is a preacher? Not someone necessarily who wheres a white collar backward. COuld be, but that is not the idea. The word preach here in greek means to be a preacher. A Kerux in Greek. What Paul was trying to tell us is to act as « heralds » Town criers were hired to go down the main street crying « Hear ye, Oye oye! I have good new » And if any one has it, it is us! Jesus is alive! a Messenger. Not a herald that « The herald blew his trumpet and shouted that the King was dead. » but we have the priviledge of blowing our trumpet (do miracles) and cry the king is alive!
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
sent is the word apostello from which we get the title apostle. so we are all sent and we are all apostle