Monday, May 6, 2013

It's for us, too!

       I was listening to a talk by Mario Murillo yesterday.  He was describing the Spirit-filled life which the Bible says is to be the normal Christian life.  Signs, wonders, & miracles are to follow the preaching of the Word.  (See Mark16:15-18).  Mario talked of T.L. Osborn who, once he understood this, determined "not to wait for a word from God but to take God at His word."    
        Many miracles occurred through T.L.'s ministry (& Mario's) because he stepped out in faith believing what the Word says.  I wonder what would happen in our lives if we did the same.  How many miracles have not happened because we haven't taken God at His Word?  How many people have been lost because we have not shared with them the Good News that God loves them unconditionally--so much so that He sent Jesus to show us how much?  We live in a hurting, dying world that is waiting for the children of God to be revealed--those who will step into their inheritance,  believe the Word and 'set the captives free.'  When are we going to realize that as Psalm 115:16 says, "The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men"?
       We are to rule and reign on the earth as God's representatives, bringing His kingdom to earth.  That is what the Normal Christian Life is to look like!  Anything less is not living the whole gospel. 

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