by guest contributor Steve Mitchell, Bunker Hill, Illinois
Smith Wigglesworth had a favorite saying, “Just Believe”.
Let’s take a closer look at the word “believe” and see what we come up with. As always, the Word of God will be our standard and not our experiences, Amen?
Jesus said in John 14:12 that he who believes in Him would do the same works that He did, and greater. That is just an astounding scripture. He backs it up in Mark 16 when He says that these signs (cast out demons, lay hands on the sick and they would recover, speak in new tongues) would follow those who believe. Believe what? The Gospel. Jesus was saying that if you truly believe the Gospel and truly trust in Him, the same works that He did, you WILL do.
We will grow up into this supernatural life.
As we grow, we must make sure that what we call “believing” is what Jesus calls believing. Jesus said “how can you believe, you who seek honor from a man, and not from God”. The fear of man brings a snare. Let’s look at one of my own experiences. I have seen probably about 30 healings, some amazing ones too. I believe that the Word works. I believe that God wants every person healed. I get asked to pray for a person in front of people I don’t know. My first thought is “what if it doesn’t work, I will look like a fool”.
The great generals of God had no such fear of man. Wigglesworth would sometimes be rough on people to get them healed. But not because he was mean, but because the devil is stubborn and doesn’t want to leave. It was his way of standing on the Word of God. You see, faith is NOT just saying to the mountain “move”, faith is the mountain moving. So we keep standing until the mountain moves! Period!
Let’s rise up.
Let’s answer the call.
Let’s be the bride with a beautiful wedding dress and combat boots!
Let’s forsake the world and love not our own lives unto death!
Let’s quit just going to church and BE the church of Jesus Christ!!
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