Why don’t we see the power of God, signs & wonders & miracles, deliverance from sin and bondage in most churches today? Unfortunately most churches have locked out the HOLY SPIRIT and do not allow him to have his way in everything they do and have ended up dead, formal, ritualistic, Religious, full of worldly hype, many activities, concerts and programs to compensate for lack of Gods power, church members in bondage to sin and compromise, no freedom from worldliness, lukewarmness, no fear of God, having a form of godliness while denying the power of God.
Sadly all these things do not save souls nor deliver those for whom Christ died- it’s all for nothing. The Holy Spirit is the power of God, without him church is nothing more but a social club and sermons nothing more than entertainment and motivational speeches which even the world offers. Many have not truly encountered Jesus and who he is and what he did on the cross because a weak fake Jesus is preached to them from the pulpits or not at all!
The Holy Spirit brings liberty, convicts men of sin, delivers from bondage and oppression, anoints, gives the gifts of the Holy Spirit which bring the manifestation of signs, wonders & miracles, makes Christians witnesses for Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth. The Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus and when Jesus is lifted up, he draws men to himself. We cannot do without Holy Spirit; he is the power of God. Christianity devoid of the power of God is no Christianity but just a form of godliness. 2 Tim 3:5 says that one of the signs of the last days is people having a “HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS, BUT DENYING THE POWER THEREOF: FROM SUCH TURN AWAY”.
Let’s allow the Holy Spirit to have his way in our churches, we have tried it our way and it hasn’t work, time to humble ourselves and let God now do what he wants to do. God can do in one second what we can strive in our efforts for years and never accomplish. “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, said the LORD of hosts.” Zech 4:6
“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Cor 3:17
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter( teacher) will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send him to you. And when he is come, HE WILL REPROVE THE WORLD OF SIN, AND OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND OF JUDGMENT: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when he, THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, IS COME, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH: FOR HE SHALL NOT SPEAK OF HIMSELF; BUT WHATEVER HE SHALL HEAR, THAT SHALL HE SPEAK: AND HE WILL SHOW YOU THINGS TO COME. HE SHALL GLORIFY ME: FOR HE SHALL RECEIVE OF MINE, AND SHALL SHOW IT TO YOU. All things that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it to you.” John 16:7-15
“For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 1Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.” 1 Corinthians 2:11-13
“For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power” 1 Corinthians 4:20
In his love,