From my book “Fifty Years of Spiritual Knowledge,” We cannot hide or ignore Jesus’ Cross and resurrection, nor purpose for coming to earth. Jesus’ promise is not to hide in church buildings, but share with all who are lost. All life’s promises are based on Jesus’ birth, ministry, cross, resurrection. They are eternal answers to beginning of our Church Age all Christian should know concern their calling, spiritual power, working and walking with Jesus. 1. Word going out. 2. Help find the lost. 3. Preaching to the lost. 4. Help establish Jesus’ kingdom on earth for His return to continue His business on earth.
His teaching is to increase our use of miracles, spiritual knowledge, power of His church body. God’s Word is full of miracles proving supernatural effects like parting the waters, raising dead, healing sick proving to world His Words and accomplishments through His body (Saints), mroving to world His ministry is still on earth. “You men, listen to what I have to say: Jesus a Man accredited and pointed out and shown forth and commended and attested to you by God by the mighty works, wonders, signs God worked through your midst, knowing, Acts 2:22.
Jesus use parables teaching divine truths, also miracles proving what He taught. In layman’s terms a miracle is extraordinary work that surpasses laws of nature. Miracles are important proof today. Hebrew 11:6 “without faith it is impossible to please God, so he who comes to God must believe He is, and rewarded of those who diligently seek Him”. Without faith it becomes impossible to get miracles to happen. So faith also requires being affective.
It is when the entire local body is working as one team with Jesus as head, the people are reached and souls are saved. Jesus loves to add to church and willing to be involved. Jesus said to “go” not sit. So throughout history His signs and wonders played important parts. “You shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be my witnesses to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth. And when He had said this, even as they were looking [at Him], He was caught up, and a cloud received and carried Him away out of their sight”, (Acts 1:8-9).
We also remember Moses said a prophet would rise up among His people and people would listen to Him. Today Church is Jesus’ revival tree of ministry Jesus left in charge. Revival is a Christian commitment and does not stop at church door, so people can see Christians as God’s family working together. “You have not chosen me, I chose you and appointed you that you might go and bear fruit and keep bearing, and your fruit be lasting, so whatever you ask Father in My Name, He may give it to you”, (John 15:16).
Jesus never stopped expecting his church to bear fruit. He expects every Christian, entire body of Christ, to produce fruit. During this last of the last days, it is time for Christians to ask this question: “am I a fruit bearing Christian?” Jesus’ fruit trees will produce a large harvest in last days, but we trees will have to get our eyes off the comfort zone Church world will take its truthful position of standing together in power, supernatural authority, one body with one head, getting tremendous results. Jesus always wins so His Church keeps spiritual muscles strong and moving forward. Pastor Robert D. Shipman