1 John 3:8 the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works fo the devil.
Mark 16:17-18 These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues, (18) they will pick up serpents and if they drink any deadly poison it will not hurt them they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.
Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. He laid hands on the sick and He cast out demons. Jesus even went to hell to preach the Gospel to those in captivity. Jesus is now seated at the right hand of the Father and He gave us the Holy Spirit to empower the Church to do the works of our Father here on earth.
Many ask why we don’t see miracles or signs and wonders. Many are also sitting in the pews waiting to die to go to heaven. NO, that is not the will of our Father.
John 14:12 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.
I don’t want to sound uncompassionate but if you are sitting in a church that does not believe in miracles and the power of the Holy Spirit then you need to get out; you need to run from that church that has a form of godliness but denies the power! Find a church that believes in casting out demons, healing the sick and preaching the gospel to the poor!
The church is not to be sitting around waiting to die. The church is not to be idle and signing about the sweet by and by. The church needs to gear up for the spiritual war that is keeping people in bondage. Take up your sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and use it for it’s purpose, for the will of God!
(photo: An illuminated manuscript found the in Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, c. 1430, depicts Jesus Heals a Possessed Man at Gerasa)