RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Sunday 13 May 2013
SALT OF THE EARTH
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.” John 4:48
Read: Acts 5: 12-16
Bible in one year: Psalms 1-3
Action point: Ask God for spectacular miracles in your local assembly. Pray that uncommon signs and wonder will be done by the hands of God’s children worldwide.
To soar above the heights as a divine eagle, you need to fly with both wings by combining wisdom with miracles. Matthew 28:18 says Jesus has received all power while Colossians 1:27 says Christ in us ¡s the hope of glory. Armed with this knowledge, we should manifest the power that Jesus has received, since He ¡s inside of us.
Why do we need signs and wonders ¡n our churches today?
“Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.” John 4:48
Signs and wonders facilitate the conversion of sinners. In Isaiah 7:1 4, the Lord gave His people the sign of a virgin conceiving the Saviour. This means God is not against signs. God uses signs to bring convictions and to fortify faith. When I newly became the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1981, several people believed that I was not chosen by God, but that my appointment was all a manipulation. Then the Lord began to give them signs. In those days, we used to hold a monthly seminar. Then it happened that every first day of every seminar, we must have a baby which would always be a boy.
Isaiah 8:1 8 says we are for signs and wonders wherever we find ourselves as children of God. Signs and wonders were common place in the ministry of the apostles, particularly
Peter. After the Holy Spirit’s decent in Acts 2:1-41 , they were so filled with power that with one simple message from Peter, 3000 souls were won. In Acts 3:1-11 , another sign the healing of the lame man at the Beautiful Gate took place. Then another sermon from Peter convened 5000 souls all from one remarkable miracle Acts 4:4. By the time a lying couple died prematurely, great multitude joined the Early church (Acts 5:1 21 6. If your church ís not growing the way ¡t should, it may be a pointer to your need for signs and wonders. Ask that God will perform the signs and wonders that will bring great crowds to Jesus in your local assembly.