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Signs of Power

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By EMN Updated: Mar 19, 2017 6:50 pm
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…these signs will accompany those who believes; they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people and they will get well. Mark 16:17-18

These are the greatness of God’s power which are manifested unto us through His grace. Fortunate are we for e had been shown mercy. It is not without reason that Christ died. On the contrary He died for the very cause of our salvation. Jesus’ death and resurrection did not only free us from the bondage of sin but it also enabled God’s power to work through us. The Word makes it clear to us that demons tremble at the very name of Jesus. It clearly shows the impact He made and the authority He demonstrated. The signs and wonders which He performed left everyone mesmerized. Not only did He perform wonders and miracles but He also left a legacy for those who would believe in His name the promises of His assurances is evidenced in the scriptures which says “ I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you”. Luke 10:19. in the preceding verses Jesus speaks about the promises for the future.

The assurances of divine assurances is recorded in the gospel of john which states “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the father. John 14: 12

These words are not only words of wisdom but these are words of power which are manifested through the power of the Word. On being tempted Jesus made a mockery of Satan by using God’s Word as his sword. Every miracle He performed and the trails and persecutions he endured were done so that we may follow in His footstep.

The believers’ right and authority is to claim the blood of Jesus and to destroy the works of the devil through it. The truth is Satan fears the name of Jesus as much as he fears His blood. Without knowing our rights how can we be effective in our struggle against the evil forces of the heavenly realms. The forces we are at war against has the power to destroy every weak willed believer. The harsh truth is that all the lukewarm Christians will one day be destroyed by the curses of God’s wrath. The choices are given to us to either love God or hate Satan. We are in the end times and the signs of destruction are the evidences to the words of prophecies written in the scriptures.

At this crucial phase of our existence it is important that we gear up for the battle that is at hand. To be at our best we have to be equipped with the power of the Word. Obeying the written words in the scripture will not only bring us peace and happiness but it will also empower us to fight against our enemies. If you are always on the defensive, your enemy will outnumber you but if you go on the offensive with the power of truth in you, your enemies will tremble before you. The forces of destruction are on the rise but we as the Church of Christ should construct our church and strengthen ourselves through the power of God. We just have to believe it to receive it. These words of God are words of power which will empower you. Just as we are the righteousness in Christ, we should be victors in Christ. To be fruitful and victorious is what God expects of us. Follow the legacy of Christ and be empowered just as He was. The Church of Christ will grow as we grow more in Him. And our stance will become stronger as we become stronger in Him. Believe that you are the righteousness and the power in Christ and you shall do great and mighty things. Believe in the power of the Word and be armed with the truth of it. You have the power to heal, to cast out demons and to glorify God through your works. The signs are here and the power can be yours. Be strong and empower the Church of Christ, remember you are a member.

Ambrose. J. Chakre

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By EMN Updated: Mar 19, 2017 6:50:23 pm