While preaching this past Sunday in one of our Holy Spirit Rallies, I shared that the greater works that Jesus promised (John 14:12) are made possible because “I go to my Father”. In other words, Jesus’ return to heaven and the ensuing sending of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16; 16:7) opened the door to the greater works (Acts 1:8). I also mentioned that churches all across our land have shut this door. Sadly, pastors are standing behind their pulpits preaching that the outpouring of God’s Spirit and the days of miracles are long gone. I learned a few days ago of one of these churches located in our area. So, today I visited that churches’ website and read on the page listing their core beliefs that believe and teach that the supernatural working of the Holy Spirit was given to certain individuals in the early church for the sole purpose of confirming their ministry. Evidently, they like many other churches believe that the days of the supernatural manifestations of the Holy Spirit was limited to the early church and ended when the last apostle died.
Thankfully, I have found the opposite to be true. No where in the Scriptures can I find a single verse that even half way implies that the Holy Spirit withdrew the casting out of demons, the speaking with new tongues, the rendering of poison harmless, and the healing of the sick when the last apostle took their final breath. The door into the miracle-working power of the Holy Spirit is still wide open.
To those who question if miracles still happen today, let me close out this blog post by sharing this powerful insight from George Jeffreys …
“It seems almost impossible at times to impress them with
the fact that the Christian religion is essentially a religion
of the miraculous … Let me emphasize here that the Christian
who denies the miraculous, denies Christianity: the Christian
who rejects the supernatural, rejects the religion he professes
to embrace. The whole structure of the Christian religion
is based upon the miraculous …”
~ George Jeffreys “The Phenomena of Pentecost”
Let’s tap into the miracle-working power of the Holy Spirit and see and do the promised greater works.